- Posted on Friday, 24 June 2016
As if their breathtaking engagement on the Amalfi Coast wasn’t enough inspiration, Aston and Victoria’s swish soirée at Sava Luxury Villas in Phuket, shot by Darin Images, are again set to wow. Together with The Wedding Bliss Thailand, the couple weaved thoughtful details into their celebration designed to surprise and delight their guests. A cigar lounge, late night snacks, slow-motion video booth and floating lanterns turned their beach wedding into the stuff of city-dweller dreams, ending on the dance floor, the night sky exploding with fireworks.
Watch this trailer of the couple's wedding day captured by Tichakorn Cinematography:
And a film from the couple’s slow-motion video booth:
Please tell us about your epic bridal party beach shot on a ladder.
“This was Darin's idea actually!” ~ Aston and Victoria
Darin shared her thoughts on it with us - "I just love when my client allows me to be me. Aston and Victoria gave me their full support when I suggested that I would like to take their bridal party group shot to a new level with a gigantic step ladder. The Wedding Bliss executed it so well. I can even spot the ‘A’ for Aston on the ladder." ~ Darin
How did you go about making your wedding unforgettable?
“We wanted our guests to have the best time they could have, with unforgettable memories. We added the special elements below to our wedding and they turned out to be truly special!
Slow-motion video booth
For most weddings, the center of attention is always the bride and the groom. For our wedding, we wanted guests to also be a part of that "attention", hence we made a slow-motion video booth where guests could dance and record themselves and later see their recordings on a separate monitor during the wedding. This was really effective and guests enjoyed it (even our wedding planner gave it a try and had fun!)
Late night snacks
We surprised our guests by introducing late night snacks. Usually guests start to feel a little hungry just before the after-party and we wanted to serve them the best after-party food ever! Snacks included mini chicken burgers, pulled pork sliders and hot dogs with relish.
One of our favourite highlights was the cigar corner – we envisioned it as a men's outdoor lounge; a grassy knoll decorated with manly leather furniture, complete with cigars and whisky bottles designed to make the gents feel relaxed and chill in an otherwise-girly affair.
Fireworks & Lanterns
We surprised guests with beachside fireworks and fire lanterns. The guests enjoyed this moment; they could release the fire lanterns with their own wishes. We wanted guests to be more interactive throughout the wedding and gave them opportunities like this so they were able to." ~ Aston and Victoria
What song did you choose for your first dance?
“‘Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed Sheeran. We had pyrotechnics during our first dance.” ~ Aston and Victoria
Where should couples choose to splurge/save when planning their weddings?
“From the get-go, we always knew photography and videography would be an important part of recording our wedding. We spent more money on photography (Darin's elite team) and videography (slow-motion video booth etc.)
In terms of saving, couples should be more cost-conscious when choosing their venue. We chose private villas as they have more flexibility than hotels with stricter rules and ad-hoc charges” ~ Aston and Victoria
A word from Sonia of The Wedding Bliss Thailand…
“Victoria and Aston's wedding was nothing short of a dream. Coming from Hong Kong and not wanting the formal atmosphere of a city wedding, the couple was looking for a magical celebration filled with many activities and impressive decor, while at the same time having a very laid-back Thailand vibe. Their whimsical wedding took place in 2 neighbouring private villas a 15-minute drive from touristy Phuket, in a truly luxurious experience.
Not a single detail was missed – from invitations to guest favours, each item was of particular importance for either the bride or groom, and all together representing them as a couple.
Lush floral decor made the setting very special. The ceremony took place on a stage over a pool overlooking the azure waters of the Andaman sea, and was followed by cocktails by the beach with custom-made drinks and a video booth as entertainment. The dinner reception had a dreamy setting under hanging floral constructions, and thousands of atmospheric lights. Even the weather decided to be merciful, and in spite of the rainy season in Thailand, it stayed clear, and later we were blessed with a rare and gorgeous moon halo that added a beautiful effect to the night sky.”
Congratulations on your marriage, Aston and Victoria! May it be every bit as beautiful as your wedding!
Venue: Sava Luxury Villas, Phuket, Thailand
Photography: Darin Images
Bride's Wedding Dress: Eclat Couture
Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Groom's Outfit: King's Tailor (suit), Ermenegildo Zegna (cufflinks) and Tom Ford (sunglasses)
Groomsmen’s Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Jewellery: Cartier (bride’s bangle)
Stationery/Paper Goods: The Rabbit (invitations, fan programs and honeymoon fund box)
Catering: Chef Daniel Isberg
Bar and Drinks: Elegant Bartending Events
Wine Advisor: Tobias Lauinger
Planning/Styling: The Wedding Bliss Thailand
Videography: Tichakorn Cinematography