Wedding Destination – Koh Samui Thailand
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Welcome to the ‘World’s Leading Wedding Resort 2014’ as awarded at the prestigious World Travel Awards. The exclusive setting of the enclave of Taling Ngam Bay, our resort located on a cliff with breathtaking panoramic views and direct access to a 450m of semi-private unspoiled beach creates the 'wow factor' and the scenery for a perfect destination for weddings & unique events. Arrangements and festivities can be organized at one of many unrivaled locations around the 22-acre resort for up to 200 guests. Enjoy your ceremony or wedding party perched high above the Gulf of Thailand at the Club InterContinental private deck, followed by cocktails at the Air Bar and private dinner reception on the beach. Our guests are welcome to mix and match any combination of venues to create their own dream wedding with special touches that include baby elephant escorts, Thai instrumental bands and dancers, traditional hot-air lanterns, fireworks & much more.
Location295 Moo 3, Taling Ngam Beach Suratthani, Koh Samui, 84140, Thailand
InterContinental Koh Samui offers seven fantastic outdoor venues, 1 indoor venue and another semi-outdoor venue for you to choose from suitable for up to 200 guests. The Resort has been ranked by New York Times’ Bestseller book “1000 Places to See Before You Die,” due to its breathtaking views.
InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort
InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort
On the 7th of May of 2016 and witnessed by 28 of their closest family and friends, Renee and Rodolfo tied the knot at the stunning Intercontinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort, Thailand.
Located on the tropical island of Koh Samui, The Intercontinental as a wedding location represents 5 star luxury combined with jaw-dropping beauty within the environment it is set.
Renee and Rodolfo from South Australia, met 5 years prior to Rodolfo popping the big question, whilst in Las Vegas. Catching Renee somewhat by surprise, the proposal came when having a photo taken at a Popular Halloween Theme Park. Just as the photographer was about to press the button, Rodolfo fell to one knee asking Renee for her hand in marriage. The memorable moment played out in front of a Spooky Back Drop and a line of strangers queuing for a photo.
Renee (though in complete shock) joyfully accepted!
Having been together for 5 years and having recently suffered the loss of a close relative, the couple found a new perspective and valuing just how precious life is, decided to embrace their future together and waste no more time. Now all they had to do was choose where to get married.
Decided upon Thailand as the Destinations, Renee spent the next 6 months painfully researching wedding venues in Thailand, searching for the perfect location to “Say I Do”.
At first, the prospect of getting married in Thailand was dampened as her efforts to communicate with several resorts and planners turned quite sour, with the local Wedding Providers being less than helpful and eventually quiet nasty.
Exhausted and feeling very much out of their depth, the couple touched base with the team at Wedding Destinations, who while based in Australia are internationally recognised and awarded for their weddings in Thailand.
Wedding Destinations first suggestion to Renee and Rodolfo was The Intercontinental Resort in Koh Samui, a venue that they had not previously considered, but instantly knew was the venue for them. Looking at the images from previous weddings coordinated by ‘Wedding Destinations’ at this venue, both Renee and Rodolfo fell in love all over again and the date was set for 7th of May 2016.
Having researched for the past 6 months, exploring Pinterest and countless wedding websites, the couple were keen to achieve an elegantly styled wedding, without being too stuffy. As the couple are very laid back kind of people, it was paramount that their relaxed nature be translated throughout the Ceremony, Reception and indeed the entire vacation experience.
Prior to employing the services of Wedding Destinations, Renee was acutely aware of the challenges faced communicating with Thailand wedding vendors and resorts. Much to her delight however, working alongside Wedding Destinations she was introduced to tried and tested local professionals, such as ‘Bliss Events’ and ‘Photo I Am’, who quickly began to transform her Pinterest inspired dream, into a detailed and reassuringly structured, reality.
From that point on, the planning process was seamless and with time flying, how time does fly, Renee found herself about to stroll down the aisle, to the sound of ‘Over the Rainbow’ by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. This was the first time she had seen Rodolfo since the previous day, having slept in separate rooms on weddings eve.
Up until that moment, Renee had been pretty head strong throughout the preparation of her hair & make-up, even the walk to the aisle. But then, suddenly engulfed by the sound of the music, the décor, the soul grabbing views and the sight of her hansom groom, now with tears welling up in his eyes, Renee was unable to contain the realisation that everything had finally come together, as one beautiful moment.
Yes, just like Rodolfo, Renee could no longer hold back the tears as she approached her awaiting groom, who eagerly took her hands and whose loving gaze gently settled the moment, allowing the ceremony to proceed.
Following the gorgeous, cliff-top ceremony, the newlyweds accompanied by the bridal party and groomsmen headed down the cliff-side with their photographers, for some shots, beach-side and with sun setting. As promised by the team at Wedding Destinations, Thailand’s ‘Photo I Am’ Photography and Videography team, delivered some incredible images that captured every detail of their perfect day.
On a lighter note, there was a particularly funny incident during the speeches that not only had their guests laughing hysterically, but also had the entire staff and wedding vendors giggling uncontrollably.
The unfortunate slip of the tongue occurred while the mother of the groom was giving her speech. Rodolfo is Filipino (as is his mother) and with English as a second language, Mum was attempting to express the concerns she had before Rodolfo met Renee. Worried that her son would never ‘The One’ because he used to be such a ‘Ladies Man’, the phrase was lost in translation and stumbling to find the correct words, Rodolfo was not described as ‘Ladies Man’, but instead, a ‘Lady Boy’ a term commonly associated with aspects of Thailand culture, but perhaps not quite so appropriate for her newly married son.
Regardless of the connotation, none of course were meant and both bride and groom assured the chuckling guests and staff that Rodolfo does not dabble in the Lady Boy scene. Alas, the explanation did not stop the laughing, only added to them.
The reception dinner was an impressive buffet, which being catered by the Intercontinental Chefs, was to an exceedingly high standard.
Entertainment was provided by a nameless local Trio band, who certainly had the night moving, encouraging some silly behaviour on the dance-floor (as to be expected).
Thanks to the professionalism of the Intercontinental Samui Baan Taling Resort, Bliss Events, Photo I Am and all the other vendors that work under the guidance of Wedding Destinations Australia, the day was a huge success and will be remembered by all those that attended and cherished by the Bride and Groom forever.Renee & Rodolfo
We hired Wedding Destinations 1 year ago for our wedding in Koh Samui. I can't fault the service and even better can't fault our wedding.
Thank you to Angela and her amazing team for planning and organising our dream wedding. After 6 months of trying to plan it myself and getting nowhere and with no idea of wedding vendors in Thailand I reached out to Angela. After the very first phone call with her I was so relieved I instantly felt the weight lift off my shoulders and I cried with relief.
I know the money paid for the fee was definitely saved through Angela recommending the best vendors rather than me taking a stab in the dark and wasting money on less than ideal choices. The money we spent on that service I know we saved over and over again because they were able to recommend reputable vendors, they knew the destination inside out, they mapped out a timeline and kept us on track with the planning process right down to the day before the wedding. We also had a wedding coordinator on the day who oversaw the whole day from start to finish and saved me from running around trying to make sure everything was as it should be. I did not even see the ceremony set up or reception set up until I was walking down the aisle and I wouldn’t have changed a thing.
My guests still talk about our wedding as the best they have ever attended and a lot of that comes down to the perfect venue, amazing food and a great team of staff on the ground to ensure every guests needs were catered to.
I cannot recommend Wedding Destinations enough!
It took 6 months of me trying to go it alone before I was nearly at breakdown point. Once Wedding Destinations was on board it was smooth sailing.
Thank you!!Renee & Rodolfo
Wow, where do I start to even express how happy and relieved I am that I chose Wedding Destinations to help me plan the biggest day of mine and my (now) husbands lives!
Everyone knows the pressure you feel to make this day truly amazing for your partner, family and friends...and when you are asking them to travel for it the pressure goes up about 50 notches!
From the get go the ladies at Wedding Destinations made me feel at ease. They took all the stress away without making me feel out of control of what the wedding would be. They were honest without being controlling and really did help guide me to create a day that all 74 of my guests still say today that it was one of the best wedding they have been to due to the organisation, location, little touches, the food, music and how well it ran.
I decided to have Angela there on the day and it's something I will never regret...she made it all run so smooth and never ONCE did I stress. I could just relax and enjoy the day.
Dean and I just got back from Thailand yesterday night safe and sound. It feels like it was all just a magical dream...it really was the best time of our lives!
How can I even start to thank you both for everything you have done for Dean and I throughout this whole process...you made it so easy and I don't think I was ever once stressed!
Everyone commented on the venue and set up. So many keep saying it was the best wedding they have ever been to (prob just saying that or the holiday feeling kicking in too ��☺️)
Emma, you were so awesome leading up to the wedding. Nothing was too much trouble and your honestly and advise was so helpful and appreciated! I wish you were there with Angela and I to see the whole thing come together. I was so proud of what you, me and Angela had created.
Angela, I couldn't have done it without you on the day! You were so calm, proactive and on top of things that all I had to do was just enjoy the exciting day. You don't know how much that meant to me! I hope you managed to have some fun too :)
THANKS SO MUCH Wedding Destination!! I was so proud of what we created and I will be forever grateful ❤️�Beth & Dean
Where do we start apart from recommending this amazing wedding planning company to anyone in a heart beat!!!!
This has been an amazing year for us getting married and Angela at wedding destination and her team have made all our wildest dreams come true! Our wedding was breathtaking and the standard was mind blowing! Angela had thought of everything down to the smallest detail!
The first phone call I had with her she made me feel comfortable, safe and excited because a wedding in scary let alone it being overseas! Any question/problem/ enquiry big or small Angela promptly got back to me with a solution and other options! Nothing was a problem! They have incredible contacts and the highest quality recommendations! With weddings there comes a lot of back and forth and decision making but Angela stayed positive and enthusiastic!
The travel team (Chryssa) at Wedding Destinations were also amazing.....organising and speaking with all my guests finding them the best rates for flights and hotel etc!
The list goes on for the things they organised for us ....boat trips,hens and bucks!!! Let's just say they went ABOVE AND BEYOND and created a day that is permanently etched in our brains!
THANKYOU Angela and all the team at Wedding Destinations! Love Troy and Han + bump xxxxHannah & Troy