Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

This wedding is beautiful from all aspects. Friends and family came from the States, Europe and Australia to witness the exchange of vows between Tricia and Zhen, and the beautiful bride’s countless dresses, from the welcome party to the reception, were truly the best account of destination bridal dresses we had ever laid eyes on. There were also lots of DIY details, and thanks to Take Us To Thailand and Jenny Sun, there really was nothing more a bride could ask for.

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tricia: “We wrote our own vows for the ceremony because we felt that it was important to have vows that came from our hearts. We did not know what the other’s vows were going to be before the ceremony, and we were both so touched by each other’s vows that there was a lot of tears all round.

“With some of the groomsmen and all the bridesmaids being childhood friends, it was touching to also be celebrating over 20 years of friendship. Seeing both of our families all getting to know each other and getting along, laughing and hugging, was probably one of the happiest moments of our lives. The speeches that were made by our fathers, the best man and our maid of honour are ones that we’ll remember for the rest of our lives.

“Our wedding weekend itinerary consisted of a white-themed sunset welcome party on the resort’s rooftop bar with 360-degree sea views of southern Phuket island, a Chinese tea ceremony in one of the resort’s villas, the wedding ceremony in the resort’s outdoor garden amphitheatre with ocean views, the reception dinner and after party by the infinity pool area of the resort, and lastly, a farewell brunch at one of our favourite Thai seafood restaurants on the island.

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“It was important for us to have as many DIY and personalised touches to the wedding as possible. We chose a simple colour palette – ivory and sand with touches of light grey – because we did not want to detract from the venue and wanted something that would complement the outdoors and our wedding outfits.

“Inspired by the Thai ikat print and some tiles spotted at the resort, we worked with a graphic designer to develop two custom prints that would be part of our wedding stationery and on custom made canvas tote bags that were given to guests as part of the wedding favours. Each wedding tote contained a Trish & Zhen guide to Phuket – lists of our favourite things to do, eat and see in Phuket – printed sarongs or scarves, Thai Red Bulls and little hangover kits.

“We also handmade some of the wedding décor, which included origami lotuses that doubled as name card holders at the reception dinner, as well as these large floating chandelier lanterns with long chains of hand cut silk petals for the ceremony. As a gift to our bridesmaids, we designed and custom made silk dresses and jewellery for them, and we even handmade the flowergirl baskets and had personalised wooden wire hangers made for the bridal party with their names on them.”

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Tips from the bride: “Instead of sending out save the dates and numerous emails, we created a wedding website so we could share the wedding itinerary, accommodation information and any updates with our guests.

“We decided on what was important to the both of us upfront and allocated our wedding budget accordingly. For us, it was food and drink, photography/videography, makeup and the appropriate outdoor venue – we then made sure that we booked all of these vendors early as good vendors are often booked out even up to a year in advance.

“If we could do it all over again, we would have taken five minutes to step away from the wedding reception to a quiet spot where we could both observe the party and spend a little bit of time with each other as newlyweds.”

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Jenny Sun Photography. www.theweddingnotebook.com

TRICIA & ZHEN {Thailand}

Photography by Jenny Sun Photography / Videography by Wedding Story / Venue Sri Panwa, Phuket / Wedding Planning by Take Us To Thailand / Bridal Gown by Halston Heritage and Alexander McQueen / Bride’s Shoes by Valentino, Christian Louboutin and Oscar de la Renta / Veil and Hair Accessories by Suzanne Couture Millinery / Hair and Makeup by Cat Yong Folio / Bridal Party Makeup by Monica Lee Makeup Academy and Lisa Allen / Groom’s Attire by Club Monaco / Groom’s Shoes by Church’s / Flowergirl Dresses by Olivia Kate Couture / Wedding Bands by Cartier / Photobooth by Chalk Style from Etsy, Mrs Apple from Etsy, and Maggie & Oscars from Etsy / Invitations and Stationery by Sri Panwa

{Read more about the wedding in the magazine}