Sunday, January 29, 2012

Phuket Wedding

If you have been following my blog for a while you will know that the whole starting point for my current trip was to attend my cousins wedding in Phuket.

After spending two days in Kuala Lumpur I took a short flight to Thailand and I landed in beautiful Phuket.This is the hotel/guesthouse I stayed at, the owner was a Swedish guy called Lars, he was really great. Helped me out with ordering a shuttle for the wedding and asked each day if I needed any help (I think he was a little worried as I was a woman travelling alone). If you ever want a place to stay near Patong Beach I would recommend the Lanna Thai Hotel.

There was a market across the road from my hotel, the market itself wasn't that interesting to me (although I visited quite early, it might have become more interesting later on) but I liked the little alters outside the building.

My first morning in Phuket with my cousins wedding happening at 3pm, I just had breakfast, a bit of a look around the immediate area and a foot massage.

My camera was not playing fair on the day of the wedding, I think maybe it was the heat and humidity. My old camera didn't work so well when we were in Hanoi and it was really hot and humid there too. Here is one of the photos I did manage to take just after the wedding, my cousin Mel with the baby elephant that was included in the family photo - he was pretty cool, when the photos were over we got to feed him bananas.
We travelled from the wedding ceremony to the river reception on these little boats - travelling in style.When dusk hit we all had the chance to let a paper lantern go into the sky - it was pretty amazing.
Finally here's the table I sat at for the reception - it was a very international wedding with friends and family attending from New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, Britain and of course Thailand.I do have a lot more photos to share from both Phuket and KL and I hope to post more soon - tomorrow morning I am off to Singapore bright and early, I am spending 5 days there before heading back home to Wellington.


Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

It looks beautiful, and how cool to have an elephant attend a wedding!

Meghan Edge said...

that looks amazing. I love the pic of the paper lantern!

alicia said...


cb said...

wow so incredible! the guy that runs the hotel sounds really sweet. i love when you are in a foreign country and people are so helpful! that baby elephant is so precious! i want one! can't wait to see more pictures! have a safe trip to singapore!

Curtise said...

What a gorgeous setting for a wedding! Baby elephant - tnat beats a page boy any day! xxx

Kc said...

Aww the wee elephant! :) Did you wear the dress you made in the end? Looking forward to more photos! :)


Helga said...

Yeaaaaaaaaah!!!! Gawd, I love Thailand!The little shrines are fantasmo!And O,the little elephant!
Too cute!
the wedding looks lovely! Gagging for more pix and adventures;Singapore is gonna be FUN!

Camelia Crinoline said...

Wow, it looks amazing. A baby elephant at a wedding? Cute!

Julia said...

Looks like an absolutely gorgeous wedding :)
I loved the spirit houses there too!

Wait Until The Sunset said...

I looooovvveee Thailand! It's such a gorgeous place for a wedding too! Congratulations to your cousin too :)

But what did you wear????