Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday I'm in Love: Thai the Knot!

Real Life Destination Wedding :: Meet Brendan & Maria, the couple who recently jumped on a jet plane headed for Thailand and made their destination wedding dream come true! QB had all the right questions for the pair, if you are considering a destination wedding ... read on! 

Why did you opt for a destination wedding? 
We decided on a destination wedding to avoid pressures of having it at home, and to keep within our budget.

How did your friends and family react? 
Friends loved the idea, and were so excited about having a holiday. The parents were a little more reserved as they don’t tend to travel much and were a little worried - that changed as soon as they landed in Phuket, and were delighted with our decision.

How long did it take to plan? 
We booked 12 months before, and there wasn’t too much planning as they did most of the work for us, all via email. Small tasks were completed in the week we 

How did your venue help with your planning? 
They were absolutely awesome! They arranged flowers, photographer, catering, cake,bonbonniere, dry-cleaning of my dress, music in the chapel ... really it’s more a question of, “what didn’t they do?”

How many guests and where did they stay? 
We had 50 guests in total, and the majority stayed at hotels within the Laguna Resort complex, most at the Dusit Thani.

Anything you would have done differently? 
The only thing we can think of is taking an esky to the chapel - boy did we need a beer! And fireworks would have been fun.

Did you have any pre-ceremony entertainment or activities? 
Yes, we caught up for dinner with most of our guests, and had a boys’ day out, and a ladies’ dinner as well. It was all so wonderful.

Describe your reception ... 
The reception was stunning, the flowers gorgeous, the beach setting unbelievable, and the staff at Casuarina Restaurant at the Dusit Thani were amazing!

Very handsome groom and groomsmen!

Your wedding highlight? 
It would have to be sharing our time with all of our close family and friends, and that there was not a dry eye in the chapel, it was simply beautiful.

Any advice for couples planning a similar wedding? 
Do it! It’s a little scary at first because you may not feel in control, but you are and it is so worth it!
The Couple: Brendan and Maria
The Destination: Laguna Phuket, Phuket Thailand
The Accommodation: Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket
Ceremony Location: Laguna Phuket Wedding Chapel
Length of Stay: Three weeks
Photographer: provided by Dusit Thani

Contact: Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, Phuket, Thailand

Tel: +66 (076) 362999

View MORE real life weddings here!

Have a wonderful weekend  QB x 

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