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A Thailand wedding: Annabel and Thom

The couple chose the island of Koh Samui for their Thailand wedding and quickly engaged the wedding planning services of Take Us To Thailand to organise their dream day.

The bride says the best part of hiring the Australian-based planning duo, was the personal touches.

"Because the girls from Take Us To Thailand are Australian-based, we were able to spend time with them face-to-face to make all the important decisions about our wedding, such as the menu, flowers and the photographer. We took some time to weigh up the cost of a wedding planning service in our budget, but in hindsight it was the best money spent," she says.

To make things easy, the couple gave their guests eight months' notice, which Annabel says was more than enough time for them to make travel arrangements.

The bride looked stunning in a full-length, silk chiffon dress with hand-beaded detail on the straps, designed by friend and fashion designer Caroline Hardy and made by Perth-based dressmaker Louise Nuku.

The couple's two-year-old son, who was also part of the wedding's bridal party, carried his favourite 'Blue Ted' with him down the aisle.

The wedding ceremony was held at Six Senses Samui, with breathtaking views across the Gulf of Thailand.

"Instead of an altar, our florist arranged large vases with bamboo poles and flowers to create an intimate setting for us to exchange vows," the bride says. Guests were greeted with cold towels and water as they arrived, and a ring warming ceremony was held to commence the occasion.

Immediately after the ceremony, the guests were ushered to the resorts' pool deck for canapes and cocktails and a beautiful Thai sunset.

Flowers, candles and lanterns filled the reception, which included a Thai-style banquet and tiered chocolate wedding cake with white icing and decorative flowers.

And as a special touch, each guest was given white Havaiana thongs as bomboneire, so they could wear them while on holiday and be reminded of the couple's special day!

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