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Liam Collard Photography

Veranda Resort weddings by Liam Collard Photography;

Far angle shot of bride and groom's initials at sunset

Liam Collard, a Veranda Resort wedding photographer, and his partner, Stam, were super excited to meet international couple, Tajel and Jaimal, who contacted them for their Thai destination wedding. The pair shared their exceedingly romantic proposal details with Liam, and he knew that their wedding day would bring about just as much, if not more, magic than their beautiful engagement story.

But first, context on this couple in love…

Tajel and Jaimal met at the RHS Garden Wisley – a location in Surrey, England decorated beautifully with gardens, glasshouses, and a fruit and vegetable garden. And it’s fair to say that one could not pick a more romantic and spectacular venue in which to meet the love of your life!

It was January, 6th 2017, and Jaimal surprised his soon-to-be wife, Tajel in London for her birthday, having flown all the way from New York Together, they took a trip to Scotland, and enjoyed a romantic evening at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory in the market town of Dalmellington. As they gazed upon the stars, Jaimal proposed to his stunning girlfriend, and the two excitedly embraced the new life that was upon them.

As the wedding preparations were well under way, Tajel and Jaimal decided to have a destination wedding in beautiful Thailand. “This vibrant location is full of friendly locals, and mesmerizing beaches/sights that evoke feelings of love and inspiration for Jaimal and I,” said Tajel. “It was also a central point for our guests traveling around the world.”

As for their venue, the Veranda Resort and Spa seemed like the perfect choice for these two lovebirds, as it offered a stunning beachside setting. And luckily, the Veranda Resort exceeded their expectations in terms of preparation, and together with the co-ordinator, Ms. Som, they didn’t even need a wedding planner!

They decided to go with the theme of “vibrant Indian beachside celebration”, and everyone involved loved it! “Tajel and Jaimal really captured their theme perfectly! With vibrant colours, a stunning beach, and a big celebration, this was really one of our favourite weddings to capture,” said Stam, their Veranda Resort wedding photographer.

With great, big smiles on their faces, Tajel and Jaimal were ready to celebrate their big day, with 110 of their friends and family flying in from far and wide, such as the U.K, Australia, the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, and India.

Tajel chose five lovely bridesmaids, who – along with Tajel – each wore a gorgeous dress bought in Ahmedabad city in India. They had their make-up done by Sunaina Sachdev, a make-up artist from Bangkok, and their hairstylist, Jackie, made sure that not one single hair was out of place.

Jaimal celebrated the big day with four groomsmen who offered support and good vibes throughout. His good-looking suit came from Suit Supply in New York City, and even Tajel admitted that her favourite wedding memory was seeing her husband-to-be in his tuxedo before their ceremony. “It was a special moment we had to ourselves,” she said. So, together – these 11 special people were part of something truly amazing – a wedding!

Then came that heart-stopping moment… Tajel graced the venue in her wedding gown, and left her guests speechless. The pair exchanged their vows, and smiles and good cheer were shared across the venue. “It was an absolute sight to behold,” said Liam, their Veranda Resort wedding photographer.

The celebrations continued at the Veranda Resort and Spa, with a fun reception party for all to enjoy. The catering and flowers, provided by Veranda Resort, simply lit up the venue, and made it that much more bright and beautiful, all the while being captured forever by Veranda Resort wedding photographer, Liam and his partner Stam, as well as their video crew, i2 Productions.

The guests danced to the sounds of DJ Shiva and DJ Jack – two very talented DJ’s from Mumbai, India, and were even treated to some special entertainment! Tajel and Jaimal organized for Group Dance Instructor, Diana from New York City to grace their reception party, which added to the joyous feeling felt by all.

And as the night grew to a close, Jaimal admits that his favourite wedding memory took place after their guests had left… “Seeing the look of delight on Tajel’s face when she spotted the surprise bucket of KFC in our honeymoon suite was my favourite wedding memory,” said the groom. “Although it was a simple meal, it was the perfect way to start our marriage together.”

How absolutely adorable is that?

So, now that they’ve enjoy their big celebration, Tajel, a British national, and Jaimal from Australia enjoy a beautiful married life, proving once again how small the world really is!

For more Thailand inspiration check out the wonderfully inspiring wedding of Mattias and Bianca on our blog. https://www.liamcollard.com/news/thailand-wedding-photographer-baan-chang-villa/

Bridal Gown —Bought in Ahmedabad city in India

Bridal Shoes — L.K Bennett

Groom’s Suit — Suit Supply

Wedding Jewellery — India bazaar

Hair  — Jackie – Bangkok

Make-Up — Sunaina Sachdev – Bangkok

Wedding Planner — Ms. Soms, event co-ordinator at Veranda Resort and Spa

Catering — Veranda Resort and Spa

Florist — Veranda Resort and Spa

Musical Entertainment — DJ Shiva & DJ Jack – Mumbai, India

Special Entertainment — Group Dance Instructor, Diana at The Chic Life

Video Crew — i2 Productions