The beautiful backdrop of a blue ocean in Koh Samui is where Vionnette & Robert chose to be their destination wedding in Thailand.
When you have a traditional Thai wedding the wedding procedure is really touching and personalized. Every element of set up and décor is thought through with intricate detail.
Robert started the ceremony as he was introduced by a long drum parade, he then crossed two gates called the “silver gate” and “gold gate” in order to meet with Vionnette on the wedding day. The parade is consisted of traditional Khan Mak (7 sets of fruit, Thai desserts and religious equipment) as Thai people believe in bringing prosperity to the newly married couple.
Following a monk blessing ceremony, the wedding ritual is performed by the senior monk who draped sacred string around the heads of the couple to symbolize their commitment to one another before sprinkling them with holy water from a leafy branch. Gifts and small donations were presented by the couple to the monks, after which there were more prayers. The ceremony lasted for 30 minutes, and conveyed an almost hypnotic feeling on everyone present.
After the monks departed, there was a water blessing ceremony which give their guests the opportunity to bestow their individual blessings. This they did, one by one, by gently pouring water over the hands of the couple. The water passed through the hands of the bride and groom and into a flower filled vessel beneath.
All arrangements were by Bliss Weddings & Events in Thailand