Ceremonies, Uncategorized

Intimate villa wedding by the sea

Much of today’s wedding was in Chinese. I don't speak a word but it didn’t matter; one of the couple’s friends translated everything I was saying, line by line. The couple said their vows in Mandarin, and then exchanged rings. The atmosphere was very intimate, even though we were all right by the beach with… Continue reading Intimate villa wedding by the sea

Recent Weddings, Uncategorized

Cruise ship interlude

What a way to get married!... today’s couple had flown down to Singapore, where they embarked on a cruise ship that took them up the coast of Malaysia, heading towards Bangkok. The ship stopped for the day at Samui and they were brought from the port to the resort where they’d booked their wedding. It… Continue reading Cruise ship interlude

Recent Weddings

Bangkok wedding: Taking a break from the beach.

  A brilliant day in Bangkok. Certainly fun going to a wedding at Swissotel in the city centre. The hotel is big enough to have its own park, a beautiful garden with ancient trees and a small lake. The wedding took place on a lawn next to a monkey flower tree (yes, this type of… Continue reading Bangkok wedding: Taking a break from the beach.

Celebrations, Recent Weddings, Wedding day topics

Wedding on Koh Tao

About two hours from Koh Samui, you’ll find Koh Tao, famous for its diving. It’s a very beautiful place with crystal clear waters. Today’s wedding took place on a headland in the south of the island. The registrar came to legally marry the couple after their ceremony in German. It was just the two of… Continue reading Wedding on Koh Tao


What’s a Ring Warming Ceremony?

Wedding ceremonies are one of the few times in life when you get to express just what you want to say, and say it in front of friends and family. They, in turn, want to say something back and to congratulate you. When the ceremony is over each will come up to you in turn… Continue reading What’s a Ring Warming Ceremony?