“WE FELL IN LOVE WITH THE PLACE,” says Carly of their first Phuket holiday, in honour of sweetheart Kevin’s 30th birthday. So when it came time to plan the most romantic event of their lives, the couple decided to return to paradise – with their nearest and dearest in tow!
After a dreamy “I do” in the lush grounds of the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, the newlyweds were showered with rose petals before festivities moved oceanside to pristine Mai Khao Beach. Releasing an endangered green sea turtle into the wild and a romantic sunset photoshoot were special moments in a day full of highlights. Later, the couple’s fairytale first dance created a precious memory and paved the way for an evening filled with love and laughter.
The couple say putting their trust in the JW Marriott Phuket team was essential to pulling off a fabulous holiday and a chic, yet relaxed celebration for their 40 guests. “The staff were amazing and it was exactly what we wanted.” A hectic schedule at home put an “official” honeymoon on hold, but, as Carly notes, that’s the upside to a destination wedding. “The whole two weeks at the JW Marriott felt like the honeymoon.”
Wedding date: 24 February, 2017 // Number of guests: 40 // Wedding location: JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, marriott.com // Wedding planner: Suwapa Thareratanavibool, assistant event manager, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa // Photography: Gina Smith Photography // Dress:Mira Mandic // Honeymoon: Phuket, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa