Those of you who follow our blog know that we are fairly regular visitors to the wonderfully exotic country that is Thailand. We’ve had the pleasure of taking part in weddings and have gone on numerous pre-wedding shoots to beautiful places such as Koh Samui, Bangkok and Phuket. This particular trip with Eugenie and Erik, to shoot their wedding celebrations, was memorable in more ways than one.
One of the first experiences we had was the two-hour boat ride to the island on which the celebrations were going to take place. A chartered boat took us from the bustling noise of the town to the peaceful serenity of the villa and the closer we got to our destination, the more exciting it felt to be there. We knew the next couple of days were going to be something special.
Our bride, Eugenie and her groom, Erik, live in the UK. They chose Thailand for their wedding celebrations for the beach and the sun. Everything was beautiful – the venue, the decor, the food and music, the guests and especially the happy couple. The only thing that could have possibly put a literal dampener on events was the sporadic rainy showers that seemed to have appeared overnight. Luckily, the weather held out for most of the important parts of the day; it did rain a little bit during the wedding ceremony but the blinding sun came out as Eugenie and Erik completed their vows – how’s that for symbolism!
Later that evening, the rain threatened to move the celebration indoors but the happy couple decided to chance it – and the sky stayed clear. In fact, we replaced the storm-clouds with hundreds of paper lanterns and made wishes as they floated up and away.
Here’s to those wishes coming true – and Eugenie and Erik for inviting us to share in their happiness!