Villa Riva, Koh Samui Wedding : Kerry + Mark

bride and groom kissing in palm tree field at sunset, Koh Samui wedding photography
March 5, 2016 / By / / Post a Comment

These two people are two of the kindest souls + sweetest couples. Let Met tell you a bit about them…

Kerry and Mark met at a mutual friends’ party and became friends. Mark decided he liked Kerry early on and she knocked him back at first. Although Kerry says it was a “strategic knock back” haha. They stayed friends and went on a group holiday with some friends to Penang, Malaysia and it was there that he finally won her over. Very good strategy, Kerry, scoring a first date in Malaysia! ๐Ÿ˜‰

They got married at Villa Riva after Alexa showed them around last year, they knew it would be perfect for their more intimate wedding party with their friends and family.

Villa Riva Koh Samui wedding venue

They decided to have their ceremony on the platform down by the beach, so Alexa drew this sign… such a multitalented lady ๐Ÿ™‚

Wedding ceremony sign Koh Samui wedding at Villa Riva, Ceremony chalk sign

Wedding dress hanging with bridesmaids dresses, Koh Samui Villa Riva wedding

Villa Riva has so many pretty nooks and crannies everywhere you look there’s a photo op!

View at Villa Riva, Koh Samui wedding venue

Villa Riva wedding detail ideas, blush pink bouquet and cute wedding invitations, Koh Samui Wedding photographer

Koh Samui Villa Riva Wedding

Brides dress details with bouquets, Koh Samui wedding photographer

Kerry chose there stunning dresses for her bridesmaids, so flowy and they went with her dress perfectly!

Wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses hanging, wedding detail photos, Thailand wedding photographer

Meanwhile Don was off photographing the boys and their “Happy Socks” which were such a fun idea! I loved them! ย I was lucky enough to spend some time together with Kerry and Mark before their wedding, so by the time their wedding day came around, I was warming to Mark’s sense of humour – which is AWESOME, by the way!

groom's happy socks, wedding details, Koh Samui wedding

Koh Samui wedding makeup

groom and groomsmen getting ready playing pool and swimming in the pool, vill Riva wedding

Kerry had decided to have Polina and her team do her hair and makeup, and she did an amazing job!

bride and bridesmaids getting ready, Koh Samui hair and makeup for weddings

Thanks to Don for all the cool photos of the guys!

Koh Samui Villa Riva wedding, Groom and groomsmen portraits

fun groomsmen detail photos, Thailand wedding photographer

LOVE how stunning the girls all looked!

bridesmaids helping bride get into dress, Koh Samui wedding photographer

bride walking down staircase, Koh Samui wedding photographer, Thailand professional wedding photograper

Kerry’s dad walked her dow the aisle…

bride and father walking to ceremony location, Koh Samui villa Riva wedding

Villa Riva wedding ceremony, Thailand wedding photographer

Koh Samui wedding ceremony at Villa Riva

candid photo of bridal party walking to the beach

And here we have Mark telling one of his hilarious jokes to keep the nerves at bay ๐Ÿ˜‰

Koh Samui wedding photos, bridal party portraits on the beach with sunset

Their guests headed upstairs to enjoy some canapes for cocktail hour while I spent some time with the brida party.

Koh Samui wedding cocktail hour, villa riva wedding

detail photo of Bride and bridesmaids holding bouquets, Koh Samui wedding photographer

Mark’s version of blue steele… or something like that.

groom and groomsmen laughing on the beach, Koh Samui wedding

I have to say it didn’t take much to get these women looking so pretty! All natural! <3

Bride and bridesmaid portraits, girls laughing, Koh Samui wedding photographer

bride portrait holding wedding bouquet, Koh Samui wedding photographer

Bride and bridesmaids holding bouquets, Koh Samui wedding photographer

I loved Kerry and her bridesmaids’ hairstyles… so perfectly beachy.

bride and bridesmaids back details Koh Samui Villa Riva wedding

bridal hair style Koh Samui beach wedding

Can Iย hear a “coolest bridal party photo ever!” please?

Koh Samui cool bridal party portrait, Thailand wedding photographer

Now let me first say Kerry and Mark are quite the camera-shy couple… although you wouldn’t guess that in a billion years from these photos! Which is why we decided to head off to a nearby location with heaps o’ palms for some more inimate bride and groom photos so we could all fully enjoy ourselves and the moment. I’m so happy we did this, because… just wait and see the result!

Koh Samui professional wedding photographer, portraits in coconut grove

intimate and fun bride and groom photos in a palm tree grove

wedding day photography, Bride and groom portraits in coconut grove Koh Samui wedding

I just couldn’t get over how awesome this sunset was!

Thailand wedding photographer, bride and groom portraits in a palm tree field with gorgeous sunset

intimate and private bride and groom photos offsite, Koh Samui wedding photographer

Adorable couple. Like I said! I missed them as soon as I’d left the wedding reception at the end of the night, seriously!

stunning bride and groom portraits at sunset in palm field, Koh Samui wedding photography

All official!

wedding and engagement ring on brides' hand, Koh Samui wedding photographer

bride and groom kissing in palm tree field at sunset, Koh Samui wedding photography

Bride and groom sunset portraits on the beach, Koh Samui wedding photographer

Then we headed back to Villa Rivaย for Kerry and Mary to freshen up and spend some time with their friends and family before the reception began. I was greeted by this awesome scene of pretty put together by Alexa and Samui Dream Lights.

Beautiful tablescapes and reception atmosphere at Villa Riva Wedding, Thailand wedding photographer

Beautiful wedding reception setup, nice wedding reception lighting with fairy lights, Koh Samui Wedding photographer

Koh Samui wedding reception table details, lighting by Samui dream lights

Wedding reception details, gold and blush pink wedding details, Thailand wedding photographer

Thanks to Don for this photo! He climbed up on the roof to get this shot!

wedding reception lighting and set up, gorgeous wedding reception lighting with fairy lights, Thailand Wedding photographer

So lucky to get such a beautiful sunset on your wedding day you two! ๐Ÿ™‚

Koh Samui sunset at Villa Riva

Villa Riva nighttime wedding deals, tea lights and reception tables

Koh Samui sunset with beautiful lights at Villa Riva

At dusk, we released some lanterns for luck ๐Ÿ˜€

Lantern release at villa riva wedding

bride portrait and Lanterns floating in the sky at villa riva wedding

And got a free firework display from somwhere nearby, hehe!

lantern release with fireworks at villa riva wedding

Kerry and Mark don’t actually live together, they are close to a 3ย hour drive away from each other during the week, but they love to spend weekends in each others’ arms at their shared home in Perth.

candid intimate photo of bride and groom during reception , Koh Samui wedding photographer

One thing about Mark is he can make Kerry laugh so easily, it’s infectious to be around, she completely lights up and Mark just smiles knowing he’s making her happy! ๐Ÿ™‚

bride and groom reception portrait with lights, Koh Samui wedding photographer

First official dance as husband and wife!! Eeee! ๐Ÿ™‚

bride and groom first dance, Koh Samui wedding photographer

Annd…. the fun begins!

fun Koh Samui wedding photographer

wedding saxophonist Koh Samui wedding photographer

Fun dancing photos at Koh Samui wedding, Thailand wedding photographer


I hope you enjoyed this blog post as much as I did writing it!


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