Why did you choose a destination wedding?
We wanted a small island where we could have an intimate time with our friends. We also wanted great weather and a white sandy beach.
Why did you select the destination and venue you did?
The W is a small island ensuring privacy with great food and amazing service.
Did you have guests attend, and if so, what was their reaction to you having a destination wedding?
We had 40 guests attend and everyone loved it. It was fun to have all of our friends together –everyone especially enjoyed the crazy after party!
What is your favourite memory of the day?
Our first dance was very special for us as we practised our routine so we were excited to show it off to everyone.
What was the best thing about having a destination wedding?
We had an intimate ceremony with our family and close friends so we didn’t need to worry about any of them feeling left out.
What theme or style did you base your wedding decorations on?
We wanted it to be fun and romantic – since the Maldives is so beautiful we kept our decorations very simple.
How did your wedding coordinator assist you?
Bliss Creations did a great job communicating with W on the entire project and we didn’t have to make many compromises during the planning.
Did you honeymoon in the same location?
No, we went to Kenya to witness the great migration as we had already had our beach time in the Maldives.
What’s your best piece of advice for a couple planning their own destination wedding?
Relax and trust your planner!
The Couple: Regina Lee & Kyle Lam
Date: 12 October 2013
The Ceremony: W Resort & Spa, Maldives
The Reception: W Resort & Spa, Maldives
The Accommodation: W Resort & Spa, Maldives
Gown: Vera Wang
Wedding Coordinator: Bliss Creations
Photographer: Mayad Studios
Check out more on W’s wedding offerings at http://www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/property/meetings/fas_detail.html?propertyID=1585&fasXRefId=1003423540.