Brenda + Douglas
Indigo Pearl, Phuket, ThailandBook STAK Studios
I met Brenda in Goa, India, while I was photographing SK & Mathias's wedding. I shot her and Douglas in NYC, during their engagement session, then flew to Thailand to immortalize their gorgeous destination wedding on the exotic island of Phuket. Brenda and Douglas, who reside in Hong Kong, chose the magnificent Indigo Pearl Resort as the setting for their nuptials. And what a fabulous choice that was.
Set in the heart of the lush rainforest and caressed by gentle tropical breezes, this secluded heaven delighted the guests with mind-blowing ocean views and the raw sensuality of nature. Despite a cloudy start to the day and an unforeseen shower, the weather brightened up offering the pair sunshine and blue skies for their outdoor ceremony. Funny enough, the master of ceremony did not show up on the day, so the couple’s best friend and matchmaker (Olivia) got to host their wedding, making it even more intimate and memorable. The ceremony ended with Pharrell’s infectious tune Happy to which everyone danced frantically, then we snuck off to the beach for some romantic sunset photos.
They did not opt for a formal affair, because they wanted everyone to really enjoy themselves, and playing drinking games like Beer Pong during the reception definitely helped create a laid-back atmosphere.
Brenda & Douglas, thank you for welcoming me so openly into your wedding weekend. It was truly the experience of a lifetime. You can view a selection of my favourite images from their wedding by clicking on the photos above.