[wedding] Laura and Richard, Beach Republic, Lamai Beach, Koh Samui

September 3, 2013 / By / Post a Comment
I really don’t know where to start with this blog post… Laura and Richard’s wedding was AH-MAZING and I’m not sure if I’ll be able to describe the pure awesomeness of their day but I’ll give it a go!

After meeting them for their Pre-Wedding and getting to know them, I was so excited for what their day would turn out to be! Laura was so relaxed and chill maybe it was being back on Koh Samui, or maybe it was just all the fun they’d been having so far. Their guests had been slowly arriving on the island and Laura and Rich had been showing everyone around and making sure that this was the wedding/holiday for everyone to remember…

They chose to have their wedding at the beautiful Beach Republic, and Julie the Resident Manager there helped plan and decorate everything for them… Their wedding date fell on her birthday as well so we all got to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ too!

Here goes…their day turned out to be more fun than anything I could’ve imagined 🙂

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I love Laura and Rich’s invitations made to look like passports!

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I think Rich had been dreaming of getting this shot since waaay back in his modelling days!

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They had their friends and family get photos of each other before the ceremony… I think they look cute as hanging up like this 🙂

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Their ceremony set up looked stunning, thanks to Julie!

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I couldn’t get over Laura’s amazing hair and makeup by the very talented Dany Lopez… simply gorgeous!

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Rich got these gifts for Laura and sent them to her in the morning, a stunning Marc Jacobs bag and Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel… she loved them both! 🙂

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Laura’s gorgeous bouquet was made up of white frangipanis and orchids 🙂 So pretty..

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I love this photo! Too cuuute!

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I love being able to witness some of the happiest moments in people’s lives and it makes me so happy to get to be a part of it and capturing their memories made that day 🙂

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We all took to the beach short after to get some gorgeous photos of the happy couple and their bridal party!

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Laura, I’ve said it before but I’m going to have to say it again… you are SO. STUNNING.

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What a cute moment, I love this!

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Aaaand now I’m convinced it’s Laura that should take up modelling instead!

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I’m so glad I asked you to stop here and you made these gorgeous moments happen all by yourselves… so in love 🙂

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The speeches were hilarious to say the least and I may have found out a little more about Richard than I would’ve liked to… hmmm haha!

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Again, gorgeous lighting and setup by Julie at the Beach Republic.

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The fireshow was spectacular and I love this moment with Rich hugging Nik and Laura chatting away with the firedancer in the background and DJ Dan as well!

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They organised for all of their guests to be able to set off a lantern each, these are a symbol of good fortune in Thailand.

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Everyone got some seriously awesome dance moves on right after this and the fun wasn’t anywhere near over. Laura & Rich thank you so much for letting me photograph your amazing wedding!

Happy Wednesday xx


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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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