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Liam Collard Photography

YL Residence wedding photographer;

YL Residence wedding photographer

Adorable couple, Abi and David, experienced fireworks on February 23rd, 2018 at the luxurious venue, YL Residence in Koh Samui, Thailand. Their three-day wedding was nothing short of perfection, with 120 of their friends and family joining in on the celebration – and what an honour it was for Liam, a YL Residence wedding photographer, and his partner Stam to capture.

Abi and David, two British nationals, met in the vibrant and diverse city of Hong Kong in 2009. It was their shared passion for traveling and adventure that brought them together in such a way that life would be somewhat dismal without the other.

So, whilst on a family holiday in Portugal, Abi was beautifully proposed to in Monchique, leaving both lovebirds with a huge smile on their face and a moment in time that would soon not be forgotten.

The pair decided that a small island ceremony would be the perfect way in which to tie the knot. They both agreed that landing in Koh Samui brought about a feeling of sheer wanderlust and happiness, and that being on the beach would be the most romantic setting to share their vows.

And so it was confirmed that their ceremony and reception would take place at the stunning venue, YL Residence. This is when they contacted  Liam, a YL Residence wedding photographer and his partner Stam to see if they were free to photograph their special day. They were and with butterflies and excitement in the air, their special day soon approached…

Their venue was beautifully decorated in the theme of neutral green and white with a touch of blue and, with the help of their wedding planner, Luxury Events Phuket, their vision of a fairytale wedding was surely met. In fact, even Liam, a YL Residence wedding photographer, believes that this smashing venue is one that brings endless joy and inspiration not only for those tying the knot, but for all involved!

“Hair and make-up artist, Polina Pak, added a touch of glamour for the bridal party, and flowers from IAMFLOWER simply brightened up the already cheerful atmosphere,” said Stam, a YL Residence wedding photographer.

Abi wowed her guests in a bridal gown from Limor Rosen and shoes from Stuart Weizmann, and David turned heads with his smart suit. Their bridesmaids, six in total, graced the magnificent day wearing sweet dresses from Joanna August, and David’s six groomsmen looked ever so dapper.

“Abi and David both looked absolutely amazing on their big day, and we were so happy to be their YL Residence wedding photographer. It truly was a spectacular event, to say the least,” said Liam.

The blushing bride-to-be added an extra touch of beauty with a few gorgeous accessories from Hilary Schwartz – who also provided her wedding rings, and the husband-to-be finished off his suit with cufflinks from Lanvin, and his wedding ring from Tiffany’s.

Abi chose Jessica Hugo and Suzy Wright to be her very special maids of honour, while David received unlimited support and good cheer from his best men, Alex Cater and Adam Blackwood.

And despite the fact that there was an extraordinary fireworks display for everyone to enjoy, Abi and David declared that the true fireworks was seeing their other half at the alter, and professing their love for one another in front of their favourite human beings.

To end off, the pair celebrated with their nearest and dearest with music from DJ Simon Solo, and band, Biboy, as well as a fantastic firework show that simply mimicked the way in which the newly weds were feeling!

As a YL Residence Wedding Photographer, Liam and Stam have seen many happy memories created at this wonderful venue. Abi and David’s was certainly one of the highlights of 2018 and an inspiring wedding for any brides to enjoy.

Bridal Gown — Limor Rosen

Bridal Shoes — Stuart Weitzman

Wedding & Engagement Rings — Hilary Schwartz, Tiffany’s

Wedding Jewellery —  Hilary SchwartzLanvin

Hair & Make-Up — Polina Pak

Wedding Planner — Luxury Events Phuket

Catering — YL Residence


Musical Entertainment — Simon Solo, Biboy

Special Entertainment — Firework Show

Video Crew — Tichakorn