If you love luxury destination weddings, it doesn’t get more luxe than today’s Natai Beach wedding in Phuket, Thailand. With an aisle set over the infinity pool, an archway of white and pink roses, and a stunning view of the ocean, James and Sally’s beachfront ceremony was as breathtaking as it was heartfelt. Thankfully, Darin Limsuansub was on hand to capture every last gorgeous detail and all the sweet moments and memories so we could share it with you today!

bride and groom kissing

Sally & James

Location: Phuket, Thailand

Wedding Date: January 26, 2016

Number of Guests: 20

Wedding Cost: $61,000 USD

Wedding Ceremony Location: Villa Sava Tievoli, Natai Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Wedding Reception Location: Villa Sava Tievoli, Natai Beach, Phuket, Thailand

wedding ring in custom monogrammed box

white rose wedding bouquet

bride carrying shoes on the beach

bride's engagement ring

bride portrait

bridal party portrait

bride portrait

Why did you have an intimate wedding?

We chose to have an intimate wedding because we wanted to only have our close family and friends in attendance.

groomsmen's tuxedos hanging up

custom groomsmen flasks

groom getting ready

groomsmen helping groom get ready

groom taking selfie with his groomsmen

What are some of the challenges that you faced planning an intimate wedding?

The main challenge we had planning an intimate wedding was not being able to invite all our family and friends as it was too costly for our family.

bridesmaids' robes hanging up

bridesmaids with hair in rollers

bride getting her make-up done

letter to bride's daughter

flower girl shoes

flower girl's dress being tied

bride putting her daughter's shoes on

bride and daughter reading note from groom

flower girl with flower crown

Was it difficult to pare down the guest list?

No, it wasn’t difficult at all.

bride getting dressed

bridesmaids helping bride get dressed

bridesmaids helping bride get dressed

bride portrait

Did you have any ‘issues’ with the small guest list from friends and family? If so, how did you address them?

No, everyone understood what we wanted and we explained it all to them.

drummer leading wedding procession

bride walking down aisle set up over water

groom waiting at the altar

bride walking down the aisle

What were the highlights of the ceremony?

The highlight of our ceremony was marrying each other of course, but the backdrop to our special day was pretty great as well.

bride walking down the aisle from behind

bride and groom holding hands during ceremony

bride looking over at daughter during ceremony

flower girl watching ceremony

over water wedding ceremony

What were the highlights of the reception?

Having all our closest guests there with us to enjoy the night away.

outdoor wedding reception set-up

outdoor wedding reception set-up

outdoor wedding reception set-up

monogrammed candle

bride and groom signs on back of chairs

What was the best thing about having an intimate wedding?

Celebrating with the people closest to us.

outdoor wedding reception dinner at night

bridal party entrance

white wedding cake with roses

thai entertainment at wedding

What advice do you have for couples who are considering an intimate wedding?

Do what makes you happy; after all, at the end of the day it’s about the bride and groom.

bride and groom kissing wth fireworks


Wedding Planner: The Bridal Planner   

Photographer: Darin Images    

Florist: IAMFLOWER       

Stationery: Wedding Paper Chic       

Wedding dress: Suzanna Blazevic Couture            

Wedding shoes: Badgley Mischka       

Makeup Artist: Melissa Sassine      

Hair Stylist: Elite Hair and Makeup      

Groom’s suit & shoes: Ferrari Formal  

Bridesmaids dress: White Runway  

Catering & cake: Joob Joob Cupcakes