Adam & Marvie – Sri Panwa Phuket, Ultimate Destination Wedding

Portfolio • Asia, News, Weddings • Posted on 1st August 2016 • Posted by Liam Collard

Adam and Marvie chose one of Phuket’s most glamorous wedding venues, Sri Panwa, for their destination wedding in Phuket. This luxury hotel, private pool villas & spa resort is perched high atop Cape Panwa with its commanding and breath-taking views of the South Eastern tip of Phuket, occupying the Cape Panwa peninsula in its entirety. “We looked at several locations around SE Asia, but as soon as we saw Baba Nest and experienced the hospitality of Sri Panwa, we knew it was the ideal location.” Adam and Marvie both live in Singapore, the groom is Australian and the bride is Filipino. They met one evening at a nightclub called 1-Altitude, where Adam was playing that night, he’s a well-known DJ and travels the world DJ Adam Sky.

The Proposal

Marvie the Bride: “I had no idea! He came back from touring in Africa, and surprised me by taking me off to Capella on Sentosa Island. I didn’t think too much at first as he does tend to do things off the cuff from time to time. Even when we were picked up in the biggest limousine I’ve ever seen, and checked into the Villa for two nights at Capella, I was still none the wiser. He arranged for a private romantic dinner for just the two of us, surrounded by about 1000 candles, and a 3-piece acoustic guitar trio playing songs I like. It wasn’t until he surprised me by dropping down to one knee to ask me to marry him, that I realized he was proposing! Obviously, I said yes!”

The Wedding Ceremony 5th March 2016

The bride and groom’s 160 guests travelled from both sides of the globe to celebrate their spectacular destination wedding in Phuket with them, from Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia, the Philippines to Dubai, France and the USA.

The wedding party started their celebrations the day before providing an amazing pre-wedding atmosphere with Marvie, her maid of honour Rovi-Ann “Aera” Hernandez and her two bridesmaids plus Adam with his best man and brother-in-law Daniel Howlett and his two ushers.

We arrived early on the wedding day itself to meet this fantastic couple, so we had plenty of time to find out about their exact wedding day plans for the day ahead. It was an Egyptian blue and white themed wedding, the wedding dress and groomsmen suits by Emanuel B. Couture, bridal shoes by Aldo and bridesmaid dresses from Forever New. Marvie hired the talented hair & make-up artist Lisa Allen for herself and her bridesmaid, topped off with elegant wedding jewellery by Tiffany & Co. We both love the photographs of Adam having his shower and Marvie having her make up done in order to prepare for their big destination wedding in Phuket.

The wedding ceremony was simply incredible Sri Panwa’s Baba Nest is one of the world’s most stylish rooftop bars, with a wrap-around infinity pool on the rooftop deck overlooking 360° panoramic views of the surrounding islands, Andaman Sea and Phuket’s South Eastern peninsula. Our friends at Luxury Events Phuket and Iamflower completed the amazing luxurious wedding day feeling with fabulous decorations and flowers.

Stam and I loved spending time with the bride and groom at their destination wedding in Phuket, especially up on the Baba Nest as there are always incredible sunsets providing magical photographic opportunities for the couple’s portraits. Adam and Marvie organised an informal ceremony, drinks reception and party without a sit down dinner, which was a huge success as their guests were ready to party as soon as this fabulous couple had walked back down the aisle. It was an amazing day that went on well into the night. They had live music by The Chosen Band, a fire twirler, and partied into the night with DJ Jenil – plus even a set from Adam himself during the after party.

Favourite Moments

Marvie: Coming up the stairs and walking out onto the deck, to walk down the aisle to euphoric music towards my husband to be. Adam: Standing waiting and watching Marvie appear through the door way as the music was building!

Thank you Adam and Marvie, it was an absolute privilege to be able to photograph your beautiful destination wedding in Phuket!


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