From white sandy beaches, lush landscapes, striking traditional architecture to rich cultural heritage, Thailand is a country that has many sides. Hence it comes as no surprise that the ‘Land of Smiles’ sees a large number of Indian weddings taking place there each year. Many Thailand resorts and hotels also have ample experience in handling Indian marriage festivities, thereby making them attractive and convenient options for destination weddings. Take a peek at the highlights of some of the most spectacular nuptials that took place in Thailand as shared by some WeddingSutra Favorites.
Élan Events by Nipunika – Bangkok
Kripa Singh of Élan Events by Nipunika shares, “We recently planned Sukriti and Karan’s wedding, and the celebrations took place at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel and Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. The layout of the venue for the welcome dinner was very fragmented. Therefore, instead of spreading the decor everywhere and cluttering the venue, we created one statement floral installation complete with lots of candles, mirror boxes and framed pictures of the couple. In a classic color palette of rouge and ivory, this created a romantic feel with a personal touch. The highlight of the wedding ceremony was the floating mandap created using a color palette of lilac, lavender, and lemon. These popping colors were brought in by using a combination of lilies, roses, orchids, and cymbidiums in a floral blocking and segmenting style. A petal strewn pathway was created over the pool, leading to the mandap with floral hoops floating in the water. We conceptualized the pool party as the ‘House of Tropics’ to create a tropical feel in the midst of the city. The cocktail and sangeet, on the other hand, gave the impression of a ‘Secret Garden’ where we focused more on the ceiling decor with many hanging birds, lots of foliage and sheer fabric drapes. The concept for the reception decor was a combination of playful and bold aesthetics so the setup looked completely different from previous events. We used lots of black and white, checks and stripes, quirky elements like stacks of chairs laden with flowers and a mannequin perched on the bar.”
Weddings by Keeran – Phuket
Meghna Mirpuri of Keeran the Wedding Planner shares, “Nishika and Karan’s wedding was one that we thoroughly enjoyed working on, and the decor was designed keeping their easy-going personalities in mind. We kicked off their wedding with a dreamy all-white sundowner by the beach with a wonderful wreath-like entrance created using foliage and white accents. The setup looked especially beautiful at sunset. The mehndi that was bursting with bright color stood as a contrast to the setup at the sundowner. Kitschy umbrellas were the primary source of inspiration here, and those could be seen hanging from the tree branches at this outdoor function. The bride even entered under a colorful sunshade! For the sangeet, we went for a ‘B-Town in Broadway’ style. Blue and gold were the colors we zeroed in on and we glammed it up with marquee light frames.
The mandap for the pheras was created in white and blush tones that looked dreamy against the blue backdrop of the sea, and the bride made her entry in a grand palanquin. We had a 1960’s Volkswagen Van as a photo booth which was a fun element in the otherwise sophisticated decor. For the grand finale, we planned a Sufi night reception and the venue was decked out in the regal hues of red and golden and we also added lots of candles to set the mood. All in all, this wedding was young, fun and spirited!”
Pink Palki – Bangkok
Sharan Hora and Ravina Sawhney of Pink Palki share, “Karishma and Sanjay’s wedding that was hosted at the Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel began with the ‘Janya’ (sacred thread) ceremony. With yellow and white decor, this daytime function served as a cheery Kickstarter for the celebrations. Since the wedding was taking place in Thailand, their engagement decor was inspired by the colors and elements of the ‘Land of Smiles.’ Red and gold hues dominated the setup and flowers were used to bring in the sense of freshness. They had also invited Thai candle dancers to entertain their guests and create a more authentic vibe. The mehndi took place on the rooftop by the pool and the decor included shades of pink and orange. An oversized wedding hashtag (#theSKmagic) placed by the pool turned out to be the highlight of the event. The sangeet decor included a blue and gold palette. The wedding logo matched that on the LED backdrop of the stage. The entrance was lit with candles. Each table had baby photos of the couple and this personal touch was appreciated by all. For the pheras that took place the following morning, the mandap was decorated in shades of peach and gold. A big chandelier hung from the top and an acrylic cutout of Ganpati was placed in one corner. The pathway to the mandap was strewn with rose petals and candles to further the romantic mood. A ‘Winter Wonderland in London’ was the theme for the reception and to bring in a wintery vibe, the stage had white chandeliers, flowers in the same color, a five-tier white wedding cake and even smoke machines.”
Shanaya Celebrations – Hua Hin
Ashwani Pawa of Shanaya Celebrations shares, “Avi and Prab’s wedding was planned at Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa. The first event was an outdoor welcome dinner. Here we played with light bulbs to create a relaxed mood. This was followed by a full moon party themed after party for which we went with neon colored details and neon paints to emulate the vibe of the party scene in Thailand. The next morning began with an outdoor pool party where we played with cool colors. The idea here was to not overpower the existing surroundings. For the sangeet, we had a very glamorous setup with shimmering golden drapes, muted flowers, and a few fun elements to get the party going. The color scheme for the wedding day was pastels, and a beautiful floral mandap was created to match the palette. The wedding ended with a perfectly timed display of fireworks in the sky along with waterfall fireworks that were placed right behind the mandap to accentuate the farewell moments for the bride. White flowers and blue lights were used in abundance at the reception as we were trying to bring in a wintery feel. The couple had a stellar entry for this function. They walked down different flights of stairs to meet at the floor filled with dry ice as the saxophonist and DJ played the tunes of some of their favorite songs.”
Krish Events – Hua Hin
Krishna Patel of Krish Events shares, “AVANI Hua Hin Resorts & Villas was the venue for Barbie and Pratik’s wedding. The mehndi function marked the beginning of their wedding celebrations and the theme for this was ‘Marigold Morning.’ As the name suggests the venue was painted in cheery hues of yellow and to take the color code a step ahead, guests were requested to dress in the same shade too. In the evening, the two hosted a wedding dinner which was called ‘The Yin Yang Night.’ Staying true to the color of this Chinese symbol, the color scheme was kept black and white. The decor for this function was very elegant with white drapes, fairy lights and even marquee lights that spelled out their wedding hashtag. The pool party was all about bright colors and quirky elements, and the decor made use of floral arrangements, floaties, colorful cushions pinwheels, a wall of exotic blooms and a bicycle covered in marigolds amongst many other vibrant features. For the sangeet the theme was ‘Victorian Night,’ therefore, the setup was designed to exude an English charm. We went with subdued colors and created a truly magnificent stage complete with an LED backdrop and a floral canopy above.
The ‘bhaat’ and ‘myra’ ceremonies took place the following morning and had a pink and lime green decor. The wedding took place on the same evening and the idea here was to create an elegant setting. White and pink were the colors that ruled the decor here, and lots of flowers were used to add a romantic touch.”