Saloni and Simran, The Palayana Hua Hin, Thailand
This delightful destination wedding unfolded in a fairytale fashion at The Palayana Hua Hin, Thailand.
Saloni and Simran hosted an intimate yet opulent destination wedding at The Palayana Hua Hin, Thailand. Saloni’s brother, Udit also tied the knot at the same venue and on the same date with his soulmate – Drishti. While the location was the same, each couple added their own personal touch to the weddings. From the dreamy decor to the breathtaking vistas and adorable moments between the couple, WeddingSutra Favorite – Dipak Studios captured each candid moment with effortless precision.
How They Met
Saloni shares, “We met at the airport. I used to tell Simran this story when we initially met. According to Greek mythology, humans were created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts: condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves. Little did I know then that Simran was my other half. He has loved me with every bit of his soul. Our relationship began as a long-distance one so we couldn’t get enough time to spend with each other. Around six months into our relationship, we decided to take a trip across Europe. We traveled to seven different countries over two months. I think that is when I knew I wanted to marry him. Spending so much time and traveling with someone teaches you everything there is to a person.”
Saloni and Simran’s love for travel and exotic locations played a big part in them selecting The Palayana Hua Hin as the venue for their wedding. Saloni shares, “I wanted my wedding to be super fun. I didn’t want to get married in India and call a thousand guests. I wanted only my close family and friends for whom I knew this wedding meant something. I wanted to add a lot of personal touches to the entire process.”
The bride shares, “Well, since ours was an inter-caste marriage, it wasn’t an easy ride for us. There was all that family convincing that was needed, but once everything was sorted, the process was relatively easy. I was a hands-on bride. I did my research, met the vendors, and once I was satisfied, I decided to go ahead with them. I wanted to be a part of all the planning, from the the logistics, hotels, food menu, bar options to even the souvenirs for the guests. I went and picked out each and everything. The main charm of this wedding was that we weren’t the only ones getting married. We decided to do a duo wedding with Udit and Drishti, so all our functions were combined”
Praising the photography team for the dual wedding, the bride says, “The team from Dipak Studios was extremely nice and accommodated all our needs.. I didn’t want the cliche posed pictures as I preferred candid shots. So, we were just doing our thing, and they were creating magic.”
The wedding celebrations at the picturesque venue began with the mehndi ceremony. The decor included a white and peach canopy with colorful butterflies hanging from the ceiling, which consisted of layers of ruffled tulle. The extensive use of flowers and fronds around the stage added a dreamy touch to the entire setup. The pathway leading to the canopy was covered with white fabric, and pastel tassels hung from the top, giving the guests a picture-perfect pit-stop before they saw the main decor. While Saloni and Simran wore color-coordinated pink outfits, Drishti wore a green gharara and Udit donned a white kurta and bottoms with a blue bandhgala.
For the haldi ceremony, Saloni wore a floral drape while Simran wore a pale yellow kurta. Udit and Drishti added a pop of color to their outfits as the bride wore a dual toned yellow salwar and the groom donned a peach kurta. Surrounded by their loved ones, the boisterous haldi turned into a joyous affair for the couples.
Engagement and Cocktail
This soiree was a classy affair, and the ornate decor reflected just that. The passageway to the indoor event had velvet drapes and was decorated with flowers on both sides while the top included colorful lamps and lights. Both the couples donned elegant yet stylish ensembles for the engagement ceremony, which was followed by a cocktail party.
For all brides thinking of a dreamy beach wedding, this is all the inspiration you need. The nuptials for the dual wedding took place at a location which served up breathtaking views as well as the music of the waves crashing onto the shore.
Saloni and Simran’s mandap for the pheras exuded an extravagant floral charm with pink and peach flowers cascading down from all sides. The roof had a gorgeous floral chandelier dangling from the center. The bride and groom looked like a couple straight out of a fairytale as they made their way to the canopy. Saloni wore an ornate Sabyasachi Mukherjee lehenga which she paired with exquisite jewellery while Simran chose an ivory outfit by Amit & Shobhit.
Udit and Drishti’s pheras were just as dreamy with an elegant and extravagant mandap being erected for it. The opulent wooden frame, white drapes and white flowers resonated with luxury and the crystal chandelier added a classy finesse to it. The groom made a special entry as he arrived to the mandap on a boat evoking cheers from the guests. Both, Udit and Drishti wore color-coordinated red and gold outfits and looked nothing less than a Royal couple as they tied the knot.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: The Palayana Hua Hin, Thailand
Wedding Planning and Decor: Pavarit & Co.
Bride’s Outfit: Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Wedding)
Groom’s Outfit: Amit & Shobhit (Wedding)
Makeup: Jida Make-up Artist, Bangkok
Hairstylist: Jacky Phurapee, Thailand
Photography: Dipak Studios