Best advice to couples planning a destination wedding: In the planning process, make sure you know who is the master-schedule keeper and who is the to-do-list keeper. If things aren’t delegated properly, it can result in undue friction.
Ceremony decorations were subtle — simple white chair covers, pale-blue chair ties and white floral arrangements. We wanted everything muted in comparison to the insane beauty around us.
It was an emotional moment as Jason and I, both dressed in white suits, entered hand in hand down a petal-strewed aisle at sunset. This was the only time in our lives when we would have everyone we loved together in paradise. We wanted to host a celebration of love to stick with them until the day they died, and I think we did just that.
During the wedding ceremony, led by our friend Frank Currie, we recited self-written vows through tears of joy as our 80 guests, flown in from every corner of the world, watched.
Our family and friends signed the guest book and pasted instant photos they’d taken during the weekend's group activites, such as private boat cruises, Thai cooking classes and beach outings.
The resort's wedding-planning team surprised our guests during cocktail hour by arranging an appearance by Lucky, a baby elephant that kissed both of us.
The king-size Thai buffet on the resort's infinity-pool deck held more than 30 types of dishes, including barbecued meats and mango sticky rice.
In Thailand, wish balloons, made of thin rice paper, are widely used for celebrations such as weddings. Guests make a wish for the future as they send them up into the night sky, and later the lanterns fully biodegrade.
The night capped off with a surprise eight-minute fireworks show timed to a recording of "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z. The show was fantastic! The resort did an incredible job.