May 2015

Beautiful Indian Wedding: Jigna & Nikesh

Each year, Liam Collard Photography is delighted to be invited to a large, several-day-long wedding event, and this year was no different: Jigna and Nikesh’s beautiful Indian wedding lasted five days!
We met Jigna and Nikesh on a chilly December morning in London last year, and we became fast friends. It was immediately clear that their wedding would be one to look forward to, as it was to be a long, exciting event with a relatively intimate number of guests (about 80).
The bride and groom chose the Sheraton Resort and Spa in Hua Hin, Thailand, as the venue for their extravagant affair. Each day of the wedding was planned meticulously, with a Thai-themed welcome party on the first night, a mehndi pool party on the second, a “sangeet” night on the third (a Bollywood-themed event), and, finally, on the fourth day, a traditional mandvo and pithi ceremony, followed by the wedding itself.
We knew that each of these events would be incredible, but the wedding completely exceeded our expectations: the guests were treated to such a fantastic time, with lively singing and dancing, great food (catered by the Sheraton), and an assortment of live entertainment, including Thai dancers, a fire show, and a bold fireworks display.
The wedding itself was beautiful, a traditional Indian ceremony held in the glorious fading light just before sunset. The groom entered on an elephant, which was a truly impressive way to arrive, and his union with Jigna, who looked stunning in a Manish Malhotra gown, was an emotional and moving experience.

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Celeste & Oscar – A Beautiful Beach Wedding on Natai Beach

Celeste and Oscar celebrated their beautiful beach wedding on a May afternoon on Natai Beach in Phuket, accompanied by nearly a hundred family members from around the world.
Their wedding, which was organized by the ever-fantastic Jeanette Skelton, of Luxury Events Phuket, was hosted by Iniala Villa Bianca, a stunning modern villa located directly on the beach. The British-Canadian couple, who are both of Chinese descent, chose Neil Donkin as a hair and makeup artist, D-Image Plus as videographers, and DJ Jay and a band called Biboy as musical entertainment. Luxury Events Phuket provided flowers, while Iniala catered the event.
The day was truly unique, with many special moments. The happy couple brought their pastor from Hong Kong to deliver a personal and touching sermon, and the groom’s sister, Fiona, sang for the guests as a surprise. The bride’s brother also played guitar with the band, and the bride, a talented singer herself, joined her brother in performing the final song of the evening. Celeste even organized a “flash mob”-style performance of Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk,” featuring bridesmaids, groomsmen, and other friends.

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