Destination wedding in Koh Samui, Thailand

When Greta & Mani first contacted us last year, we knew right away that this was going to be an amazing wedding.

Started off with the request to focus on sustainability, locally sourced & support local and many more beautiful things that made us love the sound of this wedding and thrilled to be part of it.

Bride and Groom

Positivity is the key

Then we personally met the amazingly lovely bride Greta who flew all the way from London, where they base, in the (almost) end of the pandemic and went through all the pandemic travel rules to be here to meet us & from then we only looked forward to her big day as we knew it will be lively & sparkle just like her!

Despite the wedding being moved from original plan Bali to Koh Samui Thailand due to the pandemic. We can see their positivity through the sense of humor, when the welcome signage says Gilitoinfinity Via Samui!

Hosting a destination wedding in Koh Samui where guests flew from all over the world

Greta is Ethiopian-Italian and Mani is Venezuelan-German so the guest list is very international and means a lot to do for bride & groom to make sure their guests have best time in flying across the world to be here and of course they nailed it! A magical week in Samui for everyone!

From the sustainable welcome bags full of all the goodies, sourced from every places in the world that meant to them. Ethiopian honey, Venezuelan chocolate, Thai local snacks to the sustainable paper that you can grow a tree out of it. Everything was so thoughtful and reflect what Greta does for living, human-wildlife conservation expert.

Greta and Mani Wedding ceremony

A fun & lovely wedding party crowd 

The whole group managed to make a great party everywhere they were, from fun boat trip on the beautiful wooden junk sail boat Red Baron to welcome dinner party at the local restaurant, hotel lobby and of course the wedding where dance floor was never empty! Such a happy & lively crowd and we feel so blessed to be part of this magical week!

Boat trip with Red Baron

Tropical luxe wedding in a magical setting

The wedding was held in a private venue, YL Residence in the southern part of Koh Samui. The place was all decorated by adding tropical touch to every parts from welcome area to ceremony where we used the locally sourced flowers & tropical greenery. Handmade hand fans for guests from local community near Koh Samui. As a way to support the locals plus they look so pretty! We also used banana leaf cones for petals confetti. The sustainability concept carried on to the beachside coconut garden where there was a grazing table with a use of local produces blended in with all the nibbles for guests to munch while they mingle, sipping sunset cocktails before they moved on to the reception dinner terrace by the sea where the main tropical feast & party happened. As you could guess, the dancing happening before, during & after the dinner!!!

The wedding cake & personalized cookies that designed especially for Greta, as a wildlife conservation, elephant is a big thing so there was elephant figure on the cake and lots of pretty elephant cookies made by the fairy cake lady, Lily Sweet Art (Cake on Samui). Then there was the Venezuelan tradition Hora Loco at midnight with the surprise late night food stall Arepas, Venezuelan pancakes!

Wedding Reception Setup

Check out this amazing destination wedding in Koh Samui & thanks to Liam and Stam from Liam Collard Photography for the beautiful capturing, the photos that tell the story!

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Cinematographer: Koro Films
Wedding Planner & decorator : Dreamcatchers Events
Florist: OK flower
Wedding Celebrant: Johnny Paterson
Hair & Make up artist: Polina Pak’s Studio
DJ: Simon (Koh Samui Events)
Catering: Go Catering
Venezuelan pancakes: Chef Joel Tovar
Boat Charter: Red Baron