Shyam and Valerie’s Wedding, Koh Samui Thailand

Portfolio • Asia, News, Weddings • Posted on 2nd September 2014 • Posted by Liam Collard

As a Thailand wedding photographer I do not get to work at many five day events on this scale, a truly amazing week in Koh Samui Thailand with the amazing Shyam and Valerie, we had a welcome dinner, Indian and Vietnamese ceremonies all on the first four days. This then led into a spectacular finale at the Western Ceremony. All of it was beautifully designed and a pleasure to be invited to.

The final day of this extraordinary five day event saw Shyam and Valerie Ma tie the knot officially during their western ceremony. It was a truly beautiful afternoon at the Intercontinental hotel in Koh Samui, also known as ‘Baan Taling Ngam’, or ‘home on a beautiful cliff’, a stunning 22-acre resort, perfectly positioned overlooking azure seas and private white sand beaches. The day had everything, a beautiful venue, fantastic weather, amazing set up and flower arrangements by The Wedding Bliss by Nanya, and a bride and groom that were incredibly good fun to work with all week. Based in Thailand, here at Liam Collard Photography we’re fortunate to get to work on some amazing wedding events but this was one of the most beautifully put together. The morning was full of excitement and good fun in the girls’ room where Val and her bridesmaids had their makeup done, and the boys put on their wedding suits up in a private villa as well as fitting in a few shots of vodka to calm any last minute nerves before the ceremony. The ceremony itself was spectacular with all family and friends in attendance to witness it. As a Thailand wedding photographer I am always spoilt for choice with couples shots as we have such dramatic backgrounds to work with, so we headed down to the pier on the waterfront to take some nice moments between the couple before covering the rest of the day for them in a candid style to capture all the wonderful moments throughout the night during the speeches and on into the party. Some of our favourites are in this gallery – enjoy!


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