Departure moment of the couple from Koh Lon Island to Phuket Island. The island is located off the southeast coast of Phuket with a total area of 3,000 rai and with 30 families living there. It's a quiet and idyllic island that takes less than 15 minutes to get to from Phuket Island.
Nikki and Brandon reached out to me through my email about a private elopement session in Phuket combined with an authentic local experience, and we were so excited to be a part of it!
It was just a simple elopement session in which the couple started getting ready from the oldest house on the island, 120 years old, and experience traditional Thai dessert hosted by an old Muslim lady who owns the house. Moreover, all the decorations of the wedding on the beach were set up by the local family on the island. The family also organized a longtail boat for us to transport from Phuket Island to Lon Island where the house is.
During the ceremony, before exchanging the rings, we had panic and a nervous moment from the couple. The groom completely forgot to bring the ring from the old house and we thought that it was lost. Finding a moment like this is not likely in a big wedding ceremony, including the support of the local people on the island.
It was a very simple and genuine wedding that I have never ever done before but at the same time was also glad to support the community and I will definitely wait for the next inquiry.
An oldest house, 120 years old, where the bride and groom got ready.
The bride wore a handmade floral crown created by the host. It was just a simple crown made of the flowers around the house.
We did a few portrait shots of the bride and the groom while the locals were decorating the wedding arch. The wedding ceremony started on the beach in front of the ramshackle fisherman hut.
They choose a small beach on the island fishermen use for squid hunting at low-tide. As the bride and the groom prefer to hide away from the tourists and expected no one else.
Small Beach Elopement Ceremony image from Phuket, Thailand of the groom coming back to the beach ceremony with rings
The groom forgot the wedding ring of the bride at the old house where both were getting ready and he is coming back to the beach ceremony.
On the other side, everyone was so panicked about the lost wedding ring of the bride. When the groom came back with the wedding ring everyone was relieved and we laughed out loud. I think this kind of moment is very difficult to find in the big wedding party where everything is professionally organized.
The bride gave a short speech of promise to the groom before as a tear dropped. The almost lost wedding ring was eventually back on the bride's finger.
Tear drops moment of the groom after the bride gave him a speech once again.
A portrait on the longtail boat before leaving the island.