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Nicola & Graeme's Sophisticated Island Wedding

Location: Koh Samui, Thailand
Ceremony: YL Residence
Reception: As above

 

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Describe the circumstances in which you first met?

We met through some good friends of ours, apparently they thought we’d make a good couple, turns out they were right!

 

What are the things that you both love, or that characterise your relationship?

We both love the good things in life. Travel has been a big part of our life and we spent 7 months travelling around Europe when we got engaged. We love spending time with our friends, with lots of good wine and good food!
 

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Define the theme of your wedding and how did you incorporate your personalities into it?

Our wedding really was a reflection of who we are. We wanted it to be an amazing experience & celebration for everyone involved, so we thought a lot about each part of the wedding and kept things as seamless as possible. As our families lived in separate countries we wanted them to be able to spend time together before the big day so we had a cocktail party 2 nights before the wedding, it also meant that we had a chance to say hello to everyone before you see them in the crowd at the ceremony! We had a weeklong celebration, which meant we got to stretch out the wedding and have a really amazing holiday with our friends and family too!We had personal elements right from the readings by friends and family to the speeches, to the acoustic guitar played during entrée by my best friends boyfriend, our carefully selected menu, favourite champagne and my sisters bursting into a surprise song as we finished our first dance.

 

Why did you choose that location and/or venue?

With family from both England and Australia, and our love for travel and tropical destinations, Thailand made the perfect destination for our wedding. The venue was perfect as we wanted somewhere that was private and beautiful, but also big enough to have the ceremony, reception and photos in one place. We also had the luxury or having our closest friends and family stay at the residence with us over the wedding celebration.
 

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What was the most challenging aspect of planning your wedding?

Having a wedding in another country certainly has its challenges. Along with the language barrier there are the other obvious challenges like not being able to pop over to the venue to taste the menu or check out the flowers or the decorations. You have to place a lot of trust in the suppliers you use. Thankfully we were blessed with having amazing wedding planners from Take us to Thailand – who specialise in Thailand Weddings that made the whole process wonderfully stress free.

 

What did you particularly enjoy about your wedding planning journey?

Having our wedding planners meant we could bounce ideas around with them, and learn from their experiences, which meant we got the best possible result. We loved creating our perfect event and then seeing it all come to life just the way we had imagined!
 

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What assistance did you have with planning your wedding?

We chose Take us To Thailand after reading reviews on them both online, and an in flight magazine. We also took references on their service from three couples prior to going ahead. (This just re-assured that we had gone for the right company). The suppliers we used for personal things like dresses, shoes, bonbonierre we sourced through online, word of mouth and wedding magazines. We also used a website called Wedding Window which meant we could run all the RSVP’s, information for the events we had planned and accommodation recommendations from the one place, this really helped keep people in different countries up to date with the plans.

 

Which features that you incorporated into your wedding were you particularly proud of on the day?

The venue was just spectacular! Everyone was greeted with a drink on arrival and looking back on the photos of everyone mingling before the ceremony, I’m slightly jealous that I wasn’t there to share in the atmosphere! I loved the setting and that our photos were taken around the venue, whilst the guests were sipping cocktails and playing croquet. We had organised fireworks on the beach for after dinner, and the as these were released, it was a beautiful surprise for the guests and set the mood for the dancing into the night!
 

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What is your one stand-out memory of the day?

Nicola – Walking down the aisle and seeing Graeme’s face as I got closer and feeling an overwhelming sense of happiness! I couldn’t stop smiling! I still recall the sense of happiness and commitment I felt when we were sharing our vows, it was such an amazing experience.

Graeme - The music starting and Nic walking down the aisle and seeing her for the first time.

 

What one piece of advice would you offer to anyone reading this and planning their own wedding?

Nicola – Destination weddings are even more amazing than you think they’ll be!! But, If you’re organising an overseas wedding, don’t try and do it alone! I have quite a busy job and the whole wedding experience could have been so much more stressful had we been organising it on our own. Just enjoy it, it’s the best day of your lives!

Graeme - Use a wedding planner. They were awesome!

 

 

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