Court wedding & Thailand Honeymoon
So….as you all probably have seen on Facebook, we recently got married in Thailand! I decided to share a few photos from our honeymoon with you guys since it was one of the best experiences of my life! Since it’s quite a shlep to get the marriage paperwork done in Thailand, we got married at Home Affairs in Malmesbury on 28 October and decided to invite our wedding party and closest family members as some of them couldn’t make it to our wedding in Thailand. We had lunch at Cafe Felix in Riebeeck Kasteel after that.
On 23 November, we flew to Thailand (ok first Doha, then Bangkok, then Koh Samui). You can see we look pretty damn tired and silly on these photographs.
Samui Airport is basically a large lapa in the middle of a jungle.
We got a transfer from the airport and arrived at Al’s resort. I was VERY happy to see a swimming pool and beach bar. Our resort was on Chaweng Beach which is basically the busy part of Koh Samui with lots of street markets and night life.
On our second day there, we decided to take a walk down to the go cart racing track to let the guys drive around a bit. It was raining but that didn’t stop anyone.
That night we walked along the beach and ended up in a couple of beach bars. This local bar cat loves the beach life.
I’m pretty sure all of us had massages! This particular little hut was right outside Al’s resort and they only charge 200 Baht for an hour massage. That’s about R80. Some of us had more than one.
One of the best things about Thailand is definitely the food! I’m pretty sure we had Thai curry at least 5 nights in a row. Their cocktails are pretty awesome too, not to mention the little stands with banana pancakes called Best Pancake, Good Pancake, Best Banana Pancake, Best Asean Pancake, and Pancake.
Two days before the wedding us girls decided to dye the groomsmen’s pants. What a freakin disaster. We first used tea and then realized that the thread count on some of the panels were different which resulted in them absorbing different amounts of tea…so it looked like clown pants! We then used hair dye which basically just washed them, then tried ammonia hair dye which turned them purple and as a last resort – food colouring! It worked really well but after the second batch, the turned PINK. So….a day before the wedding we bought them new pants.
This was our walk-through of the wedding venue a day before. The weather had turned and it looked like a beach wedding was definitely out of the question. It’s still a stunning place though!
While we were in Thailand I fed about 5 stray cats and a couple of dogs followed us home. This particular one was pregnant so I put out food every day. In the end they would loudly meow at 5am to make sure I got up in time for their meal.
These are actually in the wrong order. This adorable little woman is Ahmie. She was the guest relations manager and made sure that everything went well on the wedding day.
Me trying to get a photograph of my wedding make-up and failing miserably.
The day after the wedding was incredibly rainy! In fact it was so bad that the road in front of our resort flooded and we were afraid that we wouldn’t be able to get back to our original resort or miss the flight back to SA!!
If you’re on honeymoon, you get to have flowers in your jacuzzi bathtub. These were actually our wedding flowers that was left over from the previous day. The bed and bathroom sinks were also covered in flowers – so beautiful! We had just finished fishing the flowers out of all the tubs so that we could use them when I accidentally turned the ‘make up room’ button instead of turning on the ‘do not disturb’ button. They promptly came and replaced all the flowers we had just fished out with fresh ones from our wedding at 8am in the morning while we sat in our bathrobes!
This was our breakfast in bed! SO MUCH FOOD!
They have loaaads of random people with iguanas on the beach. One of which was placed on my head and decided to hold onto my hair.
I think it was around the 3rd day that we decided to do a day trip. We had to take a taxi to a beach resort, got on a boat and then went snorkling and got to hang out on the cutest little island with a little beach bar hut before returning to watch the sunset while cruising through about 5 islands. All of which had tiny houses on them with people living in them!