Unexpected weather couldn’t dampen spirits at this Koh Samui beach wedding..
For this globetrotting couple, the ideal wedding location had to tick a few boxes. “We both love to travel and wanted to share our special day with friends and family on a warm beach somewhere,” says Kristy. “When we visited Thailand’s Koh Samui we knew it was the one! It’s a beautiful island, the people and food are amazing, the weather is tropical and it was somewhere we could spend a few extra days with our guests.” We’re sold!
Finding the perfect venue in the Silavadee Pool Spa Resort, Kristy and Simon planned a fabulous beach wedding/buddymoon. While the weather seemed promising on the big day, Mother Nature made the ceremony memorable for a slightly unusual reason. “Normally if it rains in Koh Samui, it’s only for around 20 to 30 minutes,” says Kristy. “On our wedding day, it rained from lunchtime onwards — and our ceremony was at 4:30pm! It didn’t stop us from getting married on the beach though.”
Despite the drizzle, spirits were high when Kristy and Simon exchanged vows and then joined loved ones for a lively cocktail hour and gorgeous photo shoot in the soft overcast light. “All the guests had a laugh,” says Kristy. “Apparently rain on your wedding day means good luck!” Moving the festivities to Silavadee’s Moon Restaurant, overlooking the ocean, the couple topped the night off with scrumptious fare and free-flowing drinks.
“Having all our friends and family together in a holiday setting was incredible and it’s not something you get to do often,” says Kristy. With most guests staying at the resort, a host of pre and post-wedding parties made the entire celebration even sweeter. “We’ve had so many people ask us to organise an anniversary visit so we can do it all over again!”
Wedding date: 4th August, 2017 // Number of guests: 50 // Wedding location: Silavadee Pool Spa Resort, Koh Samui // Wedding planner: Silavadee Pool Spa Resort // Photography: Eak Samui Photography // Dress: Fairytales Bridal // Honeymoon: Sri Lanka