Dreamy Sunset , Seaside Wedding In Pattaya With A Dash Of Glam!
BY Latha Sunadh | 23 Feb, 2017
When you hear the word Pattaya, you know you are in for an Indian wedding with a dash of Thai culture and that is exactly how this beautiful wedding transpired ! From kitsch decor details to the exquisite beachside mandap (which literally took our breath away) , and the brides uniquely styled outfits - this wedding will transport you right in the middle of all the madness you see in the photos shot by Sephi Bergerson and planned by Foreign Wedding Planners
The Pool-side Welcome Party
The Fun Mehendi
The Cocktails / Sangeet
The Wedding & Reception
From The Bride:
"The wedding was organised in Pattaya Thailand over the course of 4 days. We did our initial research and zeroed down on Foreign Wedding Planners from Gurgaon for as our wedding planners. We scouted for various locations and loved the hospitality and services offered by Amari Orchid, Pattaya. As I wanted to have a beach wedding, we decided to have that at Dusit Thani with all other events and out guests staying at Amari.The first day we received all guests in a beautifully decorated lobby of Amari with Thai drummers and dancers and then proceeded for Lunch. For the evening we were very clear that this was the day we wanted everyone to have loads of fun before the rituals took over. So had organised a Welcome party by the pool side with a water theme. We had lots of water guns and rain dance unit for our guests to enjoy. Lots of paper balls everywhere and even a photo booth area with 2 Russian artists dressed as mermaids" explains Meghna.
"Day Two began with a desi-style Mehendi party in the lawns of Amari. The theme was very desi-chic so we had loads of puppets, elephants, paper umbrellas and funky signages all around. The colours kept were nice warm tones of yellow and bright blue pre-dominantly. We even had a truck bar with loads of cocktails and cabanas all around. In a typical desi fashion, Gaurav and I made our entry with a Indian dhol! Our guests enjoyed a massage corner and Mehendi artists and loved the little potlies with knick-knacks. In the evening we had a Turkish-themed Sangeet with Indian fusion. There was a huge ice carving of turkish domes and jars to give that authentic touch. We had low diwan seating with moroccan lamps and jaali-work for that arabic look and feel. The colours kept were rich pink, Gold, deep green and Purple. We had lots of family performances and it was just as the way we wanted.
Day three began with Haldi and choora with Orange and Marigold decor but Thai style. We geared up for the wedding at the next door resort - Dusit Thani. I was very clear that I wanted minimalist decor but it had to be classy and pretty. So we had numerous discussions with the team for the right look and zeroed down on pastel shades with Ombre aisle. The chairs were crystal-chairs which added to the look and feel. I entered the venue on a beautiful palki carried by my brothers with tons of fireworks all around. The sunset, the ambience, the decor and the beach turned out just perfect for the day which meant so much to us.
In the evening we had a formal reception with a three-tier cake and champagne toasting. Post which we youngsters moved to a yacht in the Club Marina in Pattaya. This ship was built on the lines of a pirate ship so we fell for the idea when my planner suggested the same to us! We had a huge Foam gun on the deck and we partied into wee hours of the morning. I want to really Neha Mehrotra, Paveena, Sephi and Doodles Studio for making my wedding such a kickass one for the couple and the guests," adds Meghna.
Vendors: Venue & Catering: Wedding at Dusit Thani, Pattaya; Welcome Night, Mehendi & Sangeet at Amari Orchid, Pattaya for Welcome night, Mehndi Decor & Planning: Neha Mehrotra and Foreign Wedding Planners Mehendi Artist: Ablaze by Simran Takkar Bride's Outfits: Wedding lehenga by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla ; Sangeet & Reception outfit by Manish Malhotra ; Mehendi outfit was Self-Designed Makeup Artist: Paveena Rathor from AAblaze by Simran Takkar Photographer: Sephi Bergerson from Silk Photos Videographer: Doodle Studio