Anna and Dave were a dream couple to work with. They brought out their families from Australia and England to a beautiful villa on Koh Samui, Thailand.  They all spent a week relaxing, enjoying the weather and soaking in the pool before celebrating the wedding of Anna and Dave. This was the most laid-back and stress-free wedding I’ve been to in quite some time. After getting ready at the villa, we headed to The Scent Hotel, by Relais & Chateaux, for the ceremony and dinner. The Scent Hotel was so great to photograph. We had a fun with all their quirky decor (old bicycles, Vespa scooter, random plants, birdhouses, etc). We would have kept taking photos much longer if the sun hadn’t set. The ceremony had a gorgeous setting right on the beach, with palm trees all around, and obviously great views. The whole day was beautiful and intimate; exactly what a wedding should be like…. Not much of a writer so I’ll let the photos do the talking. Anna and Dave, thank you for having me photograph your beautiful day and making me feel like part of the family.

Venue: The Scent Hotel
Wedding Dress: Ella
Hair and Makeup: Hair was done by a guy named Pat and make-up by his assistant, not sure about name, but she was a lady-boy (Kathoey)!
Groom Suit: Studio Italia
Photography: Yuriy Manchik Photographers
Wedding Planner: Jessica from Thai the Knot
Floral Design: unsure
Invitations/Paper Goods: We made our own invitations
Music: A band named Flow based in Koh Samui.
Catering: The Scent

A few words from the bride…

Your inspiration behind the day?
We visited Thailand in 2009 and loved the culture, people and food and fell in love with the country. We also loved the idea of having both our families together, which is rare because Dave’s family live in England, for a completely luxurious week in an amazing villa- something none of us would ever experience in our life. We wanted our families to experience the Thailand we love and have an unforgettable week, all for the same cost of having one day in Perth.

Any advice you have for brides planning for their destination wedding?

I highly recommending visiting the place and wedding planner maybe 6 months before the wedding because it will make the decision making much quicker, easier and with a greater amount of confidence. Also I got really stressed about things not getting booked until the last minute without understanding that is how it works in Koh Samui, unlike in Australia.