destination wedding

Thailand Wedding Adventure - Pimalai, Ko Lanta | Monique + Jason

 
 

The 2018 season has thrown a lot of love our way, with us being fortunate to play our part in several exciting Gold Coast, Brisbane, and greater destination weddings... But, if we're counting adventure-value and sheer geographical divide as the measure for awesomeness, then Jase's and Monique's Thailand wedding takes the kudos!

Now, as we know, even the simplest of elopements takes a deal of planning, so on top of all that, throw in baggage allowances and logistical matters; language barriers; time away from home, and all manner of other third-world potential's, and you really just have to let better judgement slide, throw caution to the wind, and rest-assured that cupid, nay, the wedding-gods themselves, will guide and provide! 

An uber, two planes, a limo, a boat, a limo, and a hearty congenial welcome to paradise, Madams and Sirs!

We made it; settled into our stunning mountain-top villa, my Anniversary gift to my gorgeous wife and partner-in-crime (yes our Wedding Anniversary was two days prior to these love-birds saying “I do” ) complete with infinity pool, the best champagne I’ve ever tasted and the most gorgeous flowers compliments of the resort manager, Frank, who was amazing through our entire stay ; we marvelled in awe as the massive dragon-Iizard cruised on by at a pace unchanged for a veritable age...

Then it happened, the long-anticipated big day! And with it, the Thailand skies opened up a downpour -- set to wash any dreams of tropical frivolity down the mountain!  Peeps, please don’t book your weddings in Thailand for the monsoon season, yes, yes I know you get a cheaper rate but…

Now somewhere in between make-up and hair something miraculous happened: The skies began to settle, and the rains subsided, making way for a brave declaration that the outside ceremony will go on! What a gorgeous ceremony it was… Singapore Lillies everywhere and y’all know how much I love fresh flowers!

It later came to pass that the locals will call upon the local deity of love to clear any environmental unrest for such occasions, and you know what, it's hard to remain a sceptic when the window of the devine opens just long enough to stay the rain for the ceremony, the group shots, and a quick-fire portrait session before, as stampeding horse will charge with impending surety, the rains returned -- tearing across the greater bay and smacking into the resort like a torrent...  

Thai hospitality kicked back in at this stage, as they whipped out brollies and liquor-filled coconuts seemingly out of thin air...  everyone trundled to the resort transport depot, then off to the beachside restaurant for party-time, where Jase and his crew struck a few chords as they pumped out  renditions of Eagles and Steely Dan classics alike...

VENUE:  Pimalai Resort & Spa
HMUA:  Makeup Artist Phuket

Viva l'amore,

Loui and Donna xx

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