Real Life Wedding: Viviana & Gavin – Thailand

Viviana and Gavin James married on 14 February 2015 at Twinpalms Phuket Resort in Thailand, followed by a reception at Palm Seafood Lounge.

Here at Great Destination Weddings we’re softies for sentimental touches so this Valentine’s Day wedding really tugged the heartstrings. Teamed with über elegant decorations, the second-to-none beachside setting and fireworks, we adore Viviana and Gavin’s destination wedding in Thailand.

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Why did you choose a destination wedding?

As we live in Thailand, we found ourselves immediately taken with the enchanting, exotic and romantic ambiance of this beautiful isle. The views are simply breathtaking! That got us thinking about giving our families and friends the pleasure of celebrating our wedding in this beautiful place  –  with a holiday to remember!

Why did you select the venue?

The atmosphere of Twinpalms Phuket Resort is elegantly refined and soothingly relaxed all at once. You also really feel at home there.

Did you have any guests and, if so, what was their reaction to you choosing a destination wedding?

We had 45 guests at our wedding (a few friends and our families). They all thought it was a brilliant idea and had an amazing time.

What are your favourite memories of the day?

The place, the sea, the decorations, my husband waiting for me at the altar, and the smiles of my dearest.

What style did you base your wedding on?

Classic, simple and elegant.

How did your wedding coordinators help you?

They were fantastic! We couldn’t have chosen better.

What was the best thing about having a destination wedding?

Having a different and special wedding.

What’s your best advice for a couple planning their own destination wedding?

Already have in mind what you really want for your wedding, choose a good wedding coordinator, and… enjoy it!

Where did you honeymoon?

We went to Santa Cruz de Tenerife for a couple of weeks. It was great.

Wedding coordinator

Cassandra (Chenyue Xu) from Twinpalms Phuket Resort and Nanya (Nanya Tanthapaiboon) from The Wedding Bliss


Chartchai Nakponthong


Gabriele Saluci

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