OZO Chaweng Samui Wedding, Koh Samui: Kirsty + Jared

bride and bridesmaids portrait holding bouquets, Koh Samui wedding
February 27, 2016 / By / / Post a Comment
What a long (and AWESOME) journey it feels like I’ve been on with Kirsty and Jared since our first meeting at Mini Bar around August last year, to their engagement session in Melbourne (which I’ll be blogging in a little while) while Nek and I were visiting last November, to their WEDDING which was just about 1.5 weeks ago! They are still on their ‘honeymoon’ celebrating on the island in a beautiful private villa somewhere, so hopefully this is a nice surprise for them, to get to see some photos! 🙂

Kirsty and Jared decided from the very beginning that the Ozo Chaweng Samui would be the perfect venue for them… and it was!  Situated in the heart of Chaweng, it was so easy for all their guests to go out shopping, enjoy the nightlife and of course… eat!


Ozo Chaweng wedding location

Kirsty and Jared  went with navy blue and purple for their colours which I loved!

Ozo Chaweng wedding brides' details

Kirsty and Jared met in London and instantly became close friends, something just clicked. Jared is originally from South Africa, however he’d grown up in Australia and settled right in there in Melbourne.  Kirsty is part of a big Aussie family (their street is even named after them!) and is a very strong + passionate woman, she now runs her own business with her whole family cheering her on. They’re the perfect pair.

After having been close friends for a few years, Jared tried his luck and decided to kiss Kirsty one day… apparently he sealed the deal to a lifelong friendship then and there. 😉

Koh Samui wedding rings, Professional wedding photographer in Thailand

bride & bridesmaids' dresses on personalized hangers
We started the day off with Kirsty and her bridesmaids and mum getting ready together excitedly. Polina did the girls’ hair and makeup and ensured everyone looked beautiful!

Bride and bridesmaids getting ready, final makeup touches, Ozo Chaweng, Koh Samui Wedding

Ozo Chaweng, Koh Samui wedding invitations and rings, Thailand destination wedding
Koh Samui bride getting ready, beautiful bride having hair and makeup done, Koh Samui wedding photographer
Meanwhile Jared and the boys prepared in a different style –  drinks, hangover kits, and to-do lists at the ready.

Ozo Chaweng, Koh Samui wedding preparations
Wedding hangover kit and 'to do' list for the boys
Jared is loud and hilarious, Kirsty loves to have fun and takes her friendships to the next level! There were gifts being handed out left right and centre.
Groomsman helping groom get ready for the big day, Koh Samui, Chaweng Beach Wedding
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After being a part of their wonderful day, and having read about the 5 love languages not that long ago… I’m beginning to think Kirsty is a gift giver 🙂
Bridesmaids in their robes with the bride, Koh Samui destination wedding
Bridal bouquets, Koh Samui beach wedding details
Thanks to my awesome second shooter and friend, Don (Akaphon) for this cool photo of the boys!
Groom heading to ceremony location, Koh Samui beach wedding
Ceremony set up at Ozo Chaweng, Koh Samui beach wedding
I love, love weddings for moments like this –  when you can almost see the years of love a couple have for each other by the look in their eyes. <3
Groom sees his bride walk down the aisle towards him
Celebration time!!
Fun and natural Koh Samui beach wedding photographer
Koh Samui wedding detail ideas, navy and purple wedding colours
 Look at the beautiful women I get to photograph! 🙂
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Bride and bridesmaids portraits, Koh Samui destination wedding photographer
These few moments Kirsty and Jared got to spend together away from the crowd were just right.
 Bride and groom portraits, Ozo Chaweng Koh Samui Wedding, professional wedding photographer on Koh Samui
Sometimes, wedding days just fly by. Time to party already!
There were so many thoughtful details Kirsty (contrast to what I believed when I asked Jared if he had planned the groomsmens’ outfits, it’s actually not so much Jared – haha!) had planned out and orgainsed for their big day. From the cute signs, to table plans and individual laser-cut names for every one of their guests.
seating chart, wedding table plan ideas, Koh Samui wedding photographer
The reception was set up in Stacked, which turned out to be one of the coolest indoor reception spots I’ve seen on Samui 🙂
Their first dance as husband and wife! <3 <3
Koh Samui wedding, bride and groom first dance, black and white photograph of first dance as husband and wife
One of the things Jared said to Kirsty in his speech was “all I need is 5 minutes with you to be myself and just be silly, and that makes me feel better again”. I can’t think of anything better to look for in a life partner! You’ve done well Jared! 😀
Wedding cake with tropical flowers, Koh Samui beach wedding ideas
Party time! I LOVE my Aussie couples. One thing that’s guaranteed is a good time on the dancefloor!
Fun wedding party celebration in Koh Samui, Samui professional wedding photographer
 Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did writing it! Happy Saturday!

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I'm an Australian wedding photographer living in Khao Lak, Thailand. I love adventure, travel and all kinds of water sports! Feel free to take a look around my blog for some updates in my business and life! You can also go to my website to find out more as well :) www.cherrymayward.com

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