Binita Patel and Sandeep Parekh from London got married in Phuket, Thailand in July 2012. The couple met through common friends and love took its course and bought them together. The couple wanted to seal their love in an intimate wedding at a dream-like locale. A chance meeting with Neha Mehrotra, owner of Foreign Wedding Planners at the Asian Bridal Show 2011 at Wembley Stadium, London got them to decide on a Destination Wedding in idyllic Thailand.


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Over 100 guests flew in from London, Kenya and India to Phuket's beautiful resort Cape Sienna at Kamala Beach. The three day celebrations were managed by Foreign Wedding Planners (FWP)- the decor & logistics, F & B, hospitality, travel arrangements and entertainment. Says Binita: "I always wanted my wedding to be at a very quiet & exclusive locale and when I saw photographs of Cape Sienna, I knew that is where I wanted to marry. Me and Sandeep then convinced our families that there could not be a more pictureseque location for a life time of memories."

Personalised itineraries & jute hampers in the guest rooms

Gujarati 'Mandavo' ceremony at The Plum restaurant on Day 2

The red and orange Mandap

The Welcome Dinner, Mehndi and Sangeet

The celebrations commenced with a welcome dinner at The Deck where a pool party with an 'All-White' theme was organized. The Chinese paper lantern 'Khoom-Loy' was released as an auspicious start. The next day, the Mehndi was held over a lunch at Vanilla Sky Bar with the panoramic view of the Ocean. The theme for the evening Sangeet, was Moroccan. The colors were Blue and emerald green; low drapes and tons of fairy lights dominated the venue. There were mirrored-sheeshas all around and Arabic food was served.

The Sangeet

Family and Friends

Arabic night with Sheesha and Moroccan lamps

Wedding vows under the blue skies

'Nature & White' Welcome Night at The Deck

The Wedding

The pre-wedding functions- haldi & puja were held in the morning before the evening wedding. After an elaborate Indian wedding lunch, it was time for the wedding by the beach. Matching the bride's white and red ensemble was a lovely red and orange combination decor. Simple and elegant, nature's natural beauty was dominant in the decor.

For the post-wedding celebration, the decor was in fuschia pink and purple colors with crystals. The function commenced with thank you speeches, a huge three-tier cake was cut and the celebrations continued on the dance floor till the wee hours of morning!

The Reception- black, pink and crystals were the highlights of the decor

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