A destination wedding directory featuring complimentary wedding services highly recommended by Liam Collard Photography, including prestigious destination wedding planners and luxury beach venues for desirable overseas weddings including:
Weddings in Thailand
Weddings in Greece
Weddings in Hong Kong
Weddings in Indonesia
Weddings in the United Kingdom
Wedding Planner – Phuket, Thailand
Luxury Events Phuket
Luxury Events Phuket is the leading luxury wedding planner company on the island of Phuket, Thailand. They also offer catering for weddings, parties and corporate events.
Wedding Planner – Koh Samui, Thailand
Dreamcatchers Events and Holidays – Run by Aey
Thailand has many incredibly beautiful beaches with different landscapes & vibes. Dreamcatchers provide weddings & events services in Thailand’s beautiful beaches of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Phuket, Krabi & Koh Lanta for Western, Hindu and Thai weddings. With years of event organising experience Dreamcatchers Events and Holidays are here to help you create your dream wedding in Thailand. As specialist destination wedding planners, they organise your venue selection, entertainment, florists and budgets for your entire wedding party to ensure stress-free wedding preparations. Contact Dreamcatchers direct for ceremony packages & prices.
Wedding Planner – Bali, Indonesia
The wedding planning team at Cherange Weddings is headed by founder Karen Quarello-Morgan; with over 15 years’ experience in delivering weddings and events both large and small. Karen grew up in Indonesia, and later worked in France for 8 years, where she created many major events in 5 star hotels (Four Seasons, Inter Continental, Sofitel and Disneyland Paris) before returning to Bali.
Wedding Planner – Hong Kong, China
The Wedding Company Ltd
Run by Michele Li
Wedding Planner – Mykonos, Greece
Marry in style with Mykonos Exclusive, prestigious wedding planners in Mykonos Greece. Mykonos Exclusive is the leading provider of travel information for bride and grooms to be, including venue recommendations both luxury hotel and private villas, event entertainment, catering, guides to the finest restaurants and bars on mykonos island, shopping, spa facilities and yacht charters. Mykonos wedding planners guide you through every step to ensure your wedding celebrations are a truly unforgettable experience.
Wedding Planners – London, England
White Avenue Events
Planning a destination wedding can be daunting, White Avenue with their expert approach to wedding planning will help you create the wedding of your dreams in France, Italy, Greece, and London and beyond! With specialist experience in Mediterranean wedding requirements, and an ever-growing network of contacts and first-hand cultural knowledge, let White Avenue wedding planners add a modern and elegant ambiance to your dream event and relieve you of the added pressure involved in tying the knot abroad.
Tina Smyth Wedding Design
With a genuine passion for all things weddings, an obsession for detailed planning and ten years experience in the events industry both in Germany and in the UK, including the iconic Claridge’s in Mayfair and The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge. Tina Smyth Wedding Design will work together with you to get to know you and your vision to create your perfect celebration.
Luxury Destination Wedding Venues Thailand
Shanti at Jivana Villa – Phang Nga, Phuket
Situated on a long stretch of secluded beach overlooking the Andaman Sea, Shanti at Jivana Villas, Phang Nga, Phuket are unique in that they are some of the very few truly beachfront villas available in Phuket for private rental, making them ideal venue for a luxurious destination beach wedding. Located in Phang Nga, a 25 minute drive north from the Phuket airport, on the unspoiled Natai Beach, Shanti enjoys 6,400 square metres of land with 90 metres of beach frontage.
Villa Baan Santisuk – Kamala, Phuket
The gorgeous Villa Baan Santisuk occupies an ideal location, surrounded by powdery white sand beaches, which are dotted with palm trees and overlook the magnificent Andaman Sea. Located a mere 10 minutes from Patong, wedding guests at Baan Santisuk can easily visit the elegant restaurants, shops, and hip nightlife on Patong Beach. Baan Santisuk, Kamala, Phuket makes the most of its spectacular and naturally gorgeous location, posing itself as the ideal venue for luxurious destination weddings, with a romantic outdoor Jacuzzi, two sundecks, and salas for guests to relax, unwind and take in the view.
Sri Panwa Luxury Pool Villa – Phuket, Thailand
Wedding ceremonies at Sri Panwa enjoy one of the finest luxury destination wedding venues in Phuket, Thailand. Sri Panwa is a luxury hotel, villa, & spa resort, with private pools, perched high atop Cape Panwa, commanding breathtaking ocean views across one of the globe’s most beautiful coastlines. It’s scattered within 40 acres of lush, tropical surroundings, offering accommodation of the highest quality, maximum privacy and superior service. All pool villas offer panoramic ocean views across the Andaman Ocean, and dramatic sunrise & sunset views are just a part of everyday life.
Cape Sienna Hotel – Kamala, Phuket Thailand
Cape Sienna Hotel Phuket is a chic, modern, and romantic 4.5 star resort on Kamala Beach that brings sophisticated style to the tropical beauty of Phuket Island, a perfect destination wedding venue or honeymoon retreat in Thailand. Cape Sienna won top honours in 2010 as one of the most romantic hotels in Asia (and even in the world!) by TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards. The sleek lifestyle hotel and villas offers top-notch accommodations, as well as easy access to restaurants, bars, and amenities, all positioned to command stunning views across Kamala Beach from a dramatic west-coast headland.
SALA Phuket Resort and Spa – Mai Khao, Phuket, Thailand
The SALA is a stunning, deluxe villa resort, featuring private swimming pools, luxury accommodation, and facilities with rare, historical Sino-Portuguese architecture. Located on the pristine Mai Khao beach on the northwest shore of Phuket, SALA Phuket luxury resort hotel is one of the most dramatic destination wedding venues in Phuket, Thailand.
Banyan Tree, Phuket, Thailand
Banyan Tree Phuket garnered 2nd place at the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller 20th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards, also taking 8th place in the Top 100 Resorts of the World. Less than a half hours’ drive from the Phuket International airport and located on the island’s northwest side, Banyan Tree Phuket is a glorious spread of elegant Thai architecture complemented by every modern amenity imaginable. It’s a perfect venue for Thai wedding ceremonies. Cradled within Laguna Phuket’s exclusive community, set within 400 hectares, it includes three kilometres of sandy shores tilted toward the magnificent Andaman Sea, and is home to more than 30 restaurants and bars.
Bliss Beach Club – Phuket,Thailand
Winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Award 2013. Bliss Beach Club Phuket is located on the pearly white sands of Thailand’s outstanding Bang Tao Beach, overlooking the calm, pristine waters of the Andaman Sea. Its stellar location makes it an ideal destination wedding venue for brides and grooms seeking ultimate bliss. Melding vintage style with modern décor, Bliss Beach Club is a chic and stylish 1000 square metre venue, with undulating green lawns, decked terraces, and direct access to Bang Tao Beach, perfect for large and small wedding parties. The club boasts gourmet cuisine, a sophisticated wine bar with more than 100 labels, sumptuous daybeds and lounge chairs shaded by tropical palm trees. For those up for partying all night, a vibrant disco hosts famed international DJs (Boy George in 2013).
The View Villa – Koh Samui, Thailand
An elite getaway and secluded haven, The View Villa, Koh Samui is a stylish and contemporary, award-winning waterfront villa, with the facilities and service levels of an exclusive tropical resort. With direct beachfront access and clifftop views, The View, Koh Samui is the ultimate Samui villa, located in the idyllic Taling Ngam village. It offers countless ways to entertain, enjoy, relax, and rejuvenate, making it perfect for wedding party gatherings with up to 40 guests.
W Retreat – Koh Samui, Thailand
The romantic, ultra-chic beachfront getaway of the W Retreat, Koh Samui is settled among nine miles of tropical paradise with outstanding views of the Gulf of Thailand. Located between Maenam and Bo Phut, the 74 private pool retreats offer all the indulgence and luxury you could possibly ask for, making them perfect for large destination wedding parties in Thailand. Winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Award in both 2013 and 2014, the cutting-edge W Retreat, with six restaurants and bars, the FIT Gym, and the AWAY Spa, offers the perfect combination of ultimate relaxation, luxury cuisine dining and/or whimsical nightlife! Should wedding guests fancy exploring beyond this tropical wonderland, they could head to Chaweng for its bustling nightlife or the delightful Fisherman’s Village just a few minutes’ drive away.
InAsia Beach Villa – Koh Samui, Thailand
The stunning InAsia Beach Villa is located right on Five Islands Beach in Koh Samui, Thailand. The beach itself is breathtaking, with clear waters (and reefs!) perfect for swimmi,g and snorkeling, and the fine white sand of tropical beach dreams. The villa is made up of two separate buildings, with 8 beautiful en-suite bedrooms, 5 deluxe pavilions, and 2 private pools, making it perfect for any wedding party consisting of anywhere from 8 to 18 people.
YL Residence No. 17 – Koh Samui, Thailand
The huge YL Residence No. 17, which claims to be “the largest and most distinguished beachfront villa in Thailand,” is a gorgeous group of 10 villas located directly on the beach in the lush tropical landscape Thailand is famous for. Designed by famed architect Martin Palleros, YL Residence is private and extravagant, and has been described by Elle Decor as “a place to truly experience a piece of heaven.” Exclusive catering options are available at the villas, and a myriad of unbelievable activities are offered to those who stay: Thai cooking lessons from the in-house chefs, private jet charters, Thai massages and other spa/pampering treatments, yoga and pilates lessons, personal training, quad ATV biking, kiteboarding, surfing, jet skiing, kayaking, golfing, fishing, and more!
The Conrad Koh Samui- Koh Samui, Thailand
The Conrad Koh Samui is a luxury resort hotel run by the trusted Hilton brand, located on “a secluded hill in the southwest tip of [Koh Samui].” A collection of 1-3 bedroom villas, the Conrad is a stunning place for any type of getaway, particularly weddings. Private pools, exclusive spa treatments, diving and other day excursions, and 5 different restaurants and lounges, each with a different atmosphere and menu, fulfill a guest’s every need, and make staying at the Conrad a truly luxurious experience. The Conrad is a recipient of the 2015 Travellers’ Choice Award from TripAdvisor.
The Intercontinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort is, according to their website, “an exclusive enclave of just 79 Thai-inspired guest rooms, suites and villas, each featuring a private balcony with spectacular sunset views over the Gulf of Thailand, the nearby Five Islands and Ang Thong National Marine Park.” Spacious 1-3 bedroom villas with private pools offer perfect spaces for wedding parties, and seven pools open to the entire resort, a holistic spa, and the nearby nightlife of Koh Samui make the resort experience fantastic. The resort also offers many stunning venues for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
Trisara Resort – Bangtao, Phuket,Thailand
Trisara Resort, a collection of villas, suites, and private residences, has a name that means “the third garden in heaven,” which accurately captures the beauty and luxury of the venue. Private marble infinity pools, gorgeous interiors, and spectacular sunsets over the Andaman Sea make Trisara a fantastic place to stay in Phuket. Each villa has anywhere from 1 to 6 bedrooms, so that the resort can accommodate any size of wedding party and even guests, as well. A variety of “experiences” and top-notch restaurants are also available to any guests. According to TripAdvisor, Trisara is the best hotel in the Thalang district of Phuket, earning a 2015 Travellers’ Choice award under the categories of “top hotels” and “luxury.”
Samujana Villas – Koh Samui, Thailand
Located in popular Koh Samui, Thailand Samujana Villas is set into a hillside, sandwiched between lush, tropical forest and stunning beaches along the Andaman Sea. The villas are designed by award-winning architect Gary Fell of Gfab Architects, and each has 3-7 bedrooms, a private pool and Jacuzzi, and a “landscaped rooftop” for exercise and relaxation. With plenty of interesting activities in the local area and also many luxurious experiences in-house, like a catamaran charter, Thai cooking lessons, and private, floodlit tennis courts, Samujana is perfect for excursions and weddings.
Paresa Resort – Kamala, Phuket, Thailand
Dramatically located on the clifftops of Kamala, overlooking the beautiful Andaman Sea, Paresa Resort is just a short drive from Phuket International Airport, and offers 49 luxury villas and suites, which each have an unobstructed view of the sea below. Dining is available both in the villas and in the infinity pool, which is topped with a deck perfect for a stunning wedding ceremony. Paresa also provides impressive services and amenities, from Thai cooking lessons, to private wine cellars, to a fantastic spa. Paresa has been commended by TripAdvisor with a Certificate of Excellence for 2015.
Perivolas Hotel is a stunning, luxurious escape on the famed island of Santorini in Greece. Built like an amphitheater, Perivolas features terraced gardens and a beautiful infinity pool, and an impressive collection of houses. Each room is an exercise in detail, featuring traditional Cycladic design and a minimalistic style. Perivolas’ in-house team creates personalized wedding events, and assists the bride and groom along every step of the way. The hotel has been the recipient of Traveler’s Gold List commendations from 2011 to 2014.
Mystique Hotel, Oia – Santorini, Greece
Perched on a rugged clifftop overlooking the Aegean Sea, Mystique Hotel is an exclusive retreat made up of 35 villas and suites. The hotel features an assortment of gourmet restaurants and bars, offering anything from Greek food to Japanese food to vintage wines. It provides valet and butler services, 24-hour room service, and a daily delivery of treats, and many rooms feature their own Jacuzzis and fitness rooms. The traditional Greek design of this hotel makes it perfect for any wedding, especially as their experienced wedding planners offer a variety of venues and services (which range from flowers to donkeys to helicopter tours!). Conde Nast Traveler gave this hotel a 2014 Reader’s Choice Award.
Avaton Resort and Spa, Imerovigli – Santorini, Greece
Avaton Resort and Spa is a small, luxury boutique hotel, located on the clifftops near Fira with a prime view of the stunning caldera and sea below. Beautiful rooms and suites offer private balconies and Jacuzzis, and the Avaton Lifestyle Spa provides personalized services for pampering and relaxation. Avaton has an exclusive wedding planning service, with two lavish packages to choose from, and two amazing locations: a terrace overlooking the Aegean and a unique, “starlit cave” setting within their spa. Avaton is a recipient of a TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award for 2015.
Sun Rocks Hotel, Firostefani – Santorini, Greece
Sun Rocks Hotel is a “romantic hideaway” in the peaceful village of Firostefani, just outside of Fira in Santorini. This understated hotel is known for its luxurious decor and meticulousness, and, as such, is recognized as a “Small Luxury Hotel of the World” and a member of the Mr. and Mrs. Smith Hotel Collection. Minimalism pervades this hotel, which offers just 17 rooms (couples only), including its most exclusive Sun Rocks Suite, featuring a private infinity pool and stunning views of the caldera. The hotel’s primary pool offers a bar and Faos Restaurant, which offers simple, elegant a la carte fare. A fantastic in-house wedding team is available to plan every detail of your intimate wedding. Venues at the hotel include a magical gazebo overlooking the sea.
Iconic Santorini, Imerovigli – Santorini, Greece
It’s no wonder the Iconic Santorini has attained so many exclusive awards, including the 2014 World Travel Award for Greece’s Leading Boutique Hotel, a 2015 Travellers’ Choice Award from TripAdvisor, a Top Ten: Best Newcomer award from the Mr. and Mrs. Smith Hotel Collection, and commendations in Conde Nast Traveller’s 2015 Hot List and Tatler’s 101 Best Hotels In the World. It’s a unique cave hotel, carved from cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea, and its attention to detail, refined decor, local cuisine, and luxurious “Romance Packages” make it one of the best of its kind. “Romance Packages” offer such things as personalised breakfasts, champagne, chocolates, flowers, couples massages, private candlelit dinners, and private transportation to and from the airport.
Grace Santorini, Imerovigli – Santorini, Greece
The exclusive Grace Santorini is a stunning boutique hotel, featuring panoramic views of the famous caldera, luxury accommodations, and stellar facilities, including an incredible infinity pool high above the Aegean Sea. Grace offers a variety of sumptuous suites and villas, including the Grace Suite, which offers a hammam-style steam bath and indoor plunge pool. Each room is decorated exquisitely, with modern furniture and classic Greek colour palettes. Among Grace’s plentiful facilities are a spa and a restaurant, which specialises in Mediterranean fusion gastronomy. A highlight of the hotel is its tailored wedding planning, one of its most popular services, which connects brides- and grooms-to-be with the best local providers and provides them with the venue of a lifetime.
Canaves Oia Hotel and Suites, Oia – Santorini, Greece
It would be difficult to find a setting more unique than the Canaves Oia Hotel, located in “canaves” carved into the Santorini clifftops in the 17th century. Today, they have been converted into the most luxurious of rooms and suites, complete with an infinity pool, two gourmet restaurants, an exclusive wine cellar, and, of course, a breathtaking view of the caldera. No expense has been spared on the accommodations at Canaves Oia. Many rooms feature personal plunge pools, and one is home to a unique “river pool” jacuzzi. Each room is an exercise in minimalistic design, with simple, but sumptuous, white walls and furnishings. Canaves Oia is happy to plan and host weddings.
Rocabella Mykonos is a world-class hotel “located just 300 meters from the beautiful beach of Agios Stefanos,” with a stellar view across the Aegean Sea, towards the islands of Delos and Renia. The hotel’s interiors are stunning, and they feature a restaurant serving modern Greek cuisine, a luxurious spa, and 5 honeymoon suites, each with their own outdoor Jacuzzi. Rocabella is a 2015 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award recipient, and is the website’s top-rated hotel in Agios Stefanos.
Ostraco Suites, Mykonos – Mykonos, Greece
Ostraco Suites is a small luxury hotel located in Mykonos town, offering easy access to the restaurants, beaches, and nightlife of the city. Each room at the hotel is truly spectacular, and many offer sea views and Jacuzzis. Ostraco is also home to a fantastic wedding package, which features flowers, a wedding gift, champagne, and a honeymoon suite on the big day, and breakfast in bed, spa treatments, Greek mezze and cocktails, a candlelit dinner, and late checkout the following day. A variety of other services can be added to this package, which also includes accommodation at the hotel on each couple’s first wedding anniversary.
The incredibly luxurious, 5-star Kivotos Luxury Boutique Hotel is an ideal resort facility for a wedding. The expansive hotel includes two swimming pools and Jacuzzis, a spa, a fitness center, a private beach, a squash court, restaurants and bars, an art gallery, a boutique, a hair salon, a wedding chapel, and a private yacht. Not only does it feature a variety of large and well-appointed rooms, but it is also home to Noah’s Villa, “a 150 square meter private waterfront villa” that has its own private pool and beach.
Myconian Villa Collection, Mykonos – Mykonos, Greece
The Myconian Villa Collection is a stunning seafront resort made up of 7 unique villas, ranging from 2 bedrooms to 33 bedrooms (the largest villa in Greece!). Each villa features at least one private pool, and some include wine cellars, barbecues, Jacuzzis, butler and maid services, among a myriad of other amenities and services. The resort also has its own “dedicated and creative” event planning team and a private wedding chapel.
Mykonos Grand Hotel and Resort, Agios Ioannis – Mykonos, Greece
The 5-star Mykonos Grand Hotel and Resort, located directly in front of Shirley Valentine Beach in Agios Ioannis, Mykonos, is a luxury resort featuring peaceful Cycladic architecture, a variety of top-notch amenities (like an outdoor amphitheatre!), and environmentally-conscious practices. Furthermore, “Mykonos Grand provides an idyllic location for a wedding with its own chapel. Located 30 meters from the beach, the chapel is made in traditional island style, whitewashed and with arched windows. The chapel can accommodate private ceremonies for up to 25 guests indoors or 100 guests outdoors.”
Grace Mykonos, Mykonos – Mykonos, Greece
Grace Mykonos is “an exclusive boutique hotel” in Mykonos Town that features stunning, traditional Greek exteriors and luxurious interiors. Its signature offerings are the Bespoke by Grace Experiences, “a series of experiences […] centred on themes including culture, gastronomy, adventure, family, romance and wellbeing.” These experiences include a romantic sundown picnic, horseback riding on the beach, cooking lessons, and sailing excursions.
Santa Marina, A Luxury Collection Resort, Ornos Bay – Mykonos, Greece
Located on an “exclusive private sandy beach, with 150 metres of silky sand and crystal clear water,” Santa Marina is an optimally-located luxury resort. A recent “renovation of all rooms and suites, the private beach and public areas, including the new beach restaurant and bars” has ensured that this hotel, which features a stunning seafront wedding chapel, is modern and beautifully-appointed.
WEDDING FLORISTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Wedding Florists Thailand
IAMFLOWER – Phuket, Thailand
Phuket’s most stylish floral designer, IAMFLOWER, has established itself as the most creative flower company in Phuket delivering beautiful and unique flower arrangements for the most luxurious wedding day celebrations. IAMFLOWER works in partnership with Phuket, Thailand’s leading wedding planners and 5-star resort venues.
Wedding Entertainment Thailand
Photobooths Thailand – Phuket, Thailand
The essential Thailand wedding photography experience: photos that print in seconds but last a lifetime. Photobooths Thailand is Phuket’s first and only photo booth company, using the highest levels of Canon photography equipment and offering a service to match. No matter the occasion — exciting wedding day activities, an anniversary, a party, or a corporate event –, a photo booth is an experience that will make your dream day unforgettable for you and your guests.
WEDDING HAIR & MAKE-UP
Specialist Hair & Makeup Stylists Thailand
Lisa Allen Makeup Artist & Hair Designer – Phuket, Thailand
Lisa Allen uses high-definition airbrush makeup application techniques to create a natural and flawless finish for brides, bridesmaids, and special wedding guests. The product she uses is both sweat-proof and waterproof, lasting for up to 12 hours without the need for touch-ups, and is therefore perfect for day-long wedding celebrations in Thailand. Lisa Allen Makeup Artist & Hair Designer provides specialist Hair and Makeup styling services for: bridal (weddings); beauty, editorial, and fashion photo shoots; TV and film productions; and pre-wedding photo shoots. Lisa’s extensive experience as a professional hair and makeup artist in Phuket, Thailand has allowed her to adapt to all sorts of situations and deliver a service that is second to none, with perfect results time and time again.
Neil Donkin Elite Hair & Make-up – Phuket, Thailand
“Giving brides that perfect combination of classic hair and make-up with current trends” – Neil Donkin Elite Hair & Make-up Phuket is a respected and qualified hairdresser and makeup artist originally from Sydney, Australia with over 25 years’ experience in both fashion and television. Neil relocated to Phuket, Thailand in 2012 and has since established a loyal following in both the Thailand wedding and fashion circles. While working in Sydney Neil taught masterclasses in makeup for Estee Lauder, Max Factor, Napoleon and Gorgeous Cosmetics, worked with celebrity stars Nicole Kidman, Elle Macpherson, Rose Byrne, KD Lang, Kylie Minogue, and Liam Hemsworth, and judged the Art of Makeup Awards at the Sydney International Beauty Expo for 10 years running. Neil regularly travels through Asia and to the US testing new makeup releases, however, his preferred cosmetic products are; MAC, The Makeup Store, Urban Decay, Chanel, Sephora and Laura Mercier.
Wedding Jewellery – South East Asia
Ryder Diamonds – Hong Kong, China
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