For those interested in some fun destination wedding photography, we have a gorgeous Phuket wedding that we are delighted to share with the community! A British groom and Australian Bride, Ian and Kate chose Thailand as an excellent halfway point for friends and family to come together from all over for their intimate and casual affair. Santa Barbara wedding photographer, Leah Valentine, was the privileged party to shoot it!

The couple’s colors centered on a more formal black and white theme; however, Kate kept it casual with a tea length bridal gown- perfect for the extremely hot Thailand weather. The wedding was held entirely at the Movenpick Resort & Spa, where small grass huts, colorful sun umbrellas, a bamboo wall and a baby elephant led to great fun and some remarkable Thailand flair during first look and portraits!

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Following the ceremony guests strolled down palm tree covered paths and past Thai musicians playing the ching and khim on their way to a classic Thai dinner reception in the ballroom. After a Thai buffet dinner guests dined on a bar of mini desserts ranging from steamed sticky rice with sweet banana all the way to a decadent peanut brownie. The evening ended with guests ambling back to their rooms past a lawn lit by colorful lanterns.

“I think Kate and Ian achieved the intimate casual affair they were hoping for!”

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