Koh Samui
Koh Samui
Debenhams Wedding Dress For A Destination Wedding At The W Retreat In Koh Samui With Images From French Connection Photography
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Beauty
Debenhams Wedding Dress For A Destination Wedding At The W Retreat In Koh Samui With Images From French Connection Photography
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Kiss
Debenhams Wedding Dress For A Destination Wedding At The W Retreat In Koh Samui With Images From French Connection Photography
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Pretty Feet
Debenhams Wedding Dress For A Destination Wedding At The W Retreat In Koh Samui With Images From French Connection Photography
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Hair
Debenhams Wedding Dress For A Destination Wedding At The W Retreat In Koh Samui With Images From French Connection Photography
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Debenhams Wedding Dress For A Destination Wedding At The W Retreat In Koh Samui With Images From French Connection Photography
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Debenhams Wedding Dress For A Destination Wedding At The W Retreat In Koh Samui With Images From French Connection Photography
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Debenhams Wedding Dress For A Destination Wedding At The W Retreat In Koh Samui With Images From French Connection Photography
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Debenhams Wedding Dress For A Destination Wedding At The W Retreat In Koh Samui With Images From French Connection Photography
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Debenhams Wedding Dress For A Destination Wedding At The W Retreat In Koh Samui With Images From French Connection Photography
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Kelly & Andrew

If we close our eyes, click our heels together three times and repeat ‘there’s no place like Koh Samui’ do you think we’ll be transported there?! I definitely think it’s worth a try. Especially if we get to immerse ourselves in beautiful blue ocean and feel white sand between our toes…hopefully, we’ll end up at The W Retreat, in the midst of Kelly and Andrew’s wedding…

The whole day reflected Kelly’s dress finding ethos – she wanted something with no fuss, that wasn’t traditional, and I think she looks gorgeous (as does the wedding). She’s also sporting an absolutely stunning bronze eye shadow – perfect for glamming up a beachy boho look.

The Fashion

Kelly The Bride: I had originally purchased a designer dress but just felt like it wasn’t me at all, I just wanted to be me on the day – no fuss, not traditional, I just wanted something that I could relax in and enjoy the evening. I wore a Pandora bracelet given to me by the bridesmaids.

The Tag watch was Andy’s engagement gift, fashion was beach casual.

The Venue

I was looking all over Thailand for a location with the wow factor. After researching the beach locations, none really ticked all the boxes so I resorted to googling the images of beach weddings without knowing the location in Thailand. I found The W Retreat and knew straight away that was the location.

The Wedding Party

For the girls I just wanted fun light colours to go with the beach and stand out. For the boys just a beachy relaxed scheme. The girls outfits were made in Thailand.

The Flowers

I didn’t want a bouquet but my mom and sister were not impressed so I compromised with a jewel bouquet and my sister organised the bridesmaid bouquets with JJ (wedding co-ordinator at the W) as I am not a fan of flowers.

The Photography

Ian had photographed my friends wedding and I remembered thinking how much character, emotion and creativity her images had. I chose Ian because he goes that one step further, is passionate about his work and really got excited about the whole process of travelling to shoot a destination wedding, even suggesting something totally radical like the underwater shoot!!! We loved it so much!

Advice

Don’t over think it – include things that are important to you both – as soon as you try to please everyone else, you lose sight of the whole purpose and stress creeps in. Keep it simple and surround yourself with things that have a personal touch.

Photography by French Connection Photography
Author: Fern Godfrey
Fern spends most of her time dreaming about weddings and trying to convince her long-suffering boyfriend to propose. Lucky enough to live in sunny Cornwall, if you need her – you’ll find her at beach.

2 thoughts on “Kelly & Andrew

  1. This was the most amazing day of our lives and we have Ian France to thank for capturing the day in his unique way. I didn’t think it would be possible to get the images that he managed to shoot during the trip. The venue, the dress and of course the guests topped off the day. If and when we renew our vows, we will be dragging Ian over to Australia to join us! Thanks for everything, Kelly and Andy

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