Planning a destination wedding in Thailand can be a bit tricky. How do you choose the right Chiang Mai wedding venue? Who is the best Bangkok wedding planner who can achieve your dreams? And most importantly – where to find the best Koh Samui and Phuket wedding photography to suit your vision?
Here’s an article with links to the best wedding vendors I work with – planners, hair and makeup artists and more. Hopefully, this will make things a little easier for you as you plan your Phuket, Koh Samui or Chiang Mai wedding.
DOCUMENTING YOUR WEDDING IN KOH SAMUI, PHUKET AND BEYOND
Let’s start with the most important part of your planning – wedding images! Your wedding photos will be among your most cherished possessions through the rest of your life, and it’s important to work with someone you can trust.
With over 10 years of experience as a photojournalist, I’ve been trusted by editors at The New York Times and TIME Magazine to deliver images viewed by millions of people. With 17 images awarded at Fearless Photographers – the most of any in Thailand – I’ve also been trusted to document the weddings of nearly 200 couples, something I view as even more important. Every wedding is like an assignment to record a historical event, to preserve for future generations.
DESTINATION WEDDINGS IN THAILAND
From the beaches of Phuket and Koh Samui to the streets of Bangkok and hills of Chiang Mai, Thailand is an amazing place to have your destination wedding.
With a vibrant culture and beautiful landscapes, the thing I find most striking about Thailand is the colour. The colour of the markets and the food, the colour of the sunset and the flowers. I try to capture that colour in your wedding pictures and combine it with the colourful emotion of your big day.
Above all, Thailand is also an easy country to plan a destination wedding. It has international airports throughout the Kingdom so you can fly directly to Phuket or Koh Samui. Although none of your guests would complain about flying into Bangkok and spending a few days in the capital.
BEST THAILAND WEDDING PLANNERS
Additionally, Thailand is home to some of the very best wedding planners in Asia. Here are a few who I regularly recommend to couples looking for a great wedding and event planner to work with:
BEST PHUKET HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTISTS
Phuket is the biggest destination wedding location in Thailand, and luckily it’s home to some wonderful hair and makeup artists. Here are three whom I highly recommend:
BEST PHOTOGRAPHY LINKS
A few wedding blogs and websites where Julian Abram Wainwright’s work has been featured:
WEDGO destination photographers directory
PHUKET, KOH SAMUI WEDDINGS AND MORE
Have a look below through some of the Thailand weddings I’ve documented through the years. From unique weddings at Sri Panwa Resort in Phuket to Dana and Michael’s Burning Man-inspired Koh Samui wedding festival.