& mark exoctic bliss
Kristal and Mark first laid eyes on each other in a breezy seaside bar in St Kilda, Melbourne. From that very first night, they both knew they had embarked on a journey together where there was no looking back.
Four years later, under a picturesque blue sky, the glowing-with-happiness pair slipped rings onto one another with promises of a lifetime love, sealing their union on the beach in front of 54 guests. They chose a destination wedding on the beautiful Island of Koh Samui, and the day took place among the tranquil settings of Silavadee Pool Spa Resort. Influenced by the surroundings, the day was exotic and fun. A romantic atmosphere was enhanced by the hundreds of glittering candles which filled the venue and glowed long into the warm night, while Thai wishing lanterns filled the burnished sky.
Kristal was the epitome of a glamorous bride in her silk and lace Jasongrech White dress, and elements of her elegant personal style were threaded in throughout the gentle colour palette of the day. All shades of colour were kept soft and natural, with flowing bridesmaid dresses of silky nudes and touches of pastel champagne. Reflecting the relaxed beach-side setting, champagne satin heels were interchanged with glittering sandals and then bare feet as the day progressed.
SAMANTHA WILLS jewels were set off brilliantly by the nude palette. Kirstal sparkeled through the day in the SAMANTHA WILLS Grand Entrance to Sunset Earrings.
Kristal took inspiration from bridal heavyweights Cleo Bride and Real Weddings, as well as searching the internet and Pinterest for images of styling and decor ideas. Bonbonnieres came in the form of sweet smelling aromatherapy candles, and fans adorned with love quotes, handmade by the brideâ€™s mother. Rather than flowers, the decor was littered with candles in various sized glass jars. The wedding cake matched the decor with soft pink and white icing covered chocolate mud and vanilla tiers.
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Embellished sandals took the place of heels for the photographs, the flat shoes better suited to the exotic beach terrain while still glamorous enough to match the beauty of the dress. Featured here is a stunning sweat heart shape gown by Reem Acra. This style features a contured bodice similar to thatKirstal wore giving her figure an elegant hour glass shape. Kristal completed the glamour look with he SAMANTHA WILLS Grand Entrance to Sunset Earrings.
The makeup palette for the day was beautifully set off by flattering soft pink lips, matching both the relaxed decor and soft romantic colour palette that flowed throughout the day.
WITH THANKS PHOTOGRAPHY SHANE SHEPHERD PHOTOGRAPHY - shaneshepherd.com VENUE SILAVADEE RESORT AND SPA - silavadeeresort.com