The Wedding Guru: Teng from Peace Resort Koh Samui

Meet Teng, the wedding guru at Peace Hotel Koh Samui. A local who’s proud of her island home, she enjoys creating unforgettable celebrations in paradise

The Wedding Guru at Peace Resort Samui, Teng

The venue: Peace Resort, Koh Samui
Location: Bophut Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

Koh Samui – it’s a destination that evokes images of bright turquoise waters and palm-dotted sands, all framed by soaring limestone cliffs. It’s in this exotic paradise where the Peace Resort Koh Samui creates dream weddings with laid-back vibes. An eco-friendly haven with contemporary Thai bungalow-style accommodation set amid tropical gardens, Peace Resort Koh Samui is, well, as peaceful as it sounds.

The wedding planner: (Teng) Ong-art Rungsamai

Having worked in the hospitality industry for many years, Teng moved to Koh Samui in 2010 and – after quickly falling in love with the island – has no plans to ever leave. Using her unique knowledge of the tropical paradise, she enjoys creating weddings that couples will treasure forever and is passionate about taking care of every little detail. Whether it’s a quiet, intimate occasion you’re after or a grand, lively celebration, Teng will create a day to really remember.

Describe Peace Resort Koh Samui in five words:
“Seaside, eco-friendly, traditional Thai style.”

What are the main reasons people choose this venue for a destination wedding?
“Peace Resort Koh Samui has a perfect beach location and romantic atmosphere.”

What’s your favourite spot at Peace Resort Koh Samui for a gorgeous photo?
“Our beach or under a bamboo arch!”

What’s the most Instagrammable spot at the resort that’s sure to make people back home jealous?
“Our beach is perfect for an Insta shot.”

What’s the best room or suite for the wedding night and why?
“Couples can enjoy the ultimate relaxing escape in our Beachfront Pool Villa, which is perfectly situated (without obstruction) facing the ocean and its white sandy beach. The villa comes with its own patio, balcony and spacious private swimming pool, making it perfect for honeymoon couples.”

What’s the one thing you get at Peace Resort Koh Samui that you’ll get nowhere else on the planet?
“Living by the sea at a resort with traditional Samui flair, amongst lush tropical gardens.”

What are some of the chef’s specialties for a wedding menu?
“We’re known for our delicious mix of Thai and Western cuisine.”

What’s the strangest request you’ve ever had for a wedding – and did you deliver?
“We once planned an outdoor wedding in a cave on nearby private island.”

What’s the one thing wedding couples always forget to bring or do?
“A guestbook and pens! Many couples try to focus on every single detail and unfortunately most of them are quick to forget the guestbook – this means we often need to go and find one at the last minute!”

What’s the most glamorous/luxurious thing couples get to do at Peace Resort Koh Samui?
“Our Private Romantic Dinner is an unforgettable dining experience by the sea.”

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve give a couple planning a destination wedding?
“The right venue goes a long way towards setting the tone for any event, but it’s the décor that helps to create an atmosphere and set the scene for something spectacular.”

What’s the most memorable feedback you’ve ever received from a happy bride and groom?
“I’ve received plenty of memorable feedback saying that my work has gone beyond their expectations – it means a lot to me!”

To book your destination wedding at Peace Resort Koh Samui, visit the website here or email Teng at weddings@peaceresort.com