LOCATION: It took us three months to finalize the destination for our wedding. We both knew we wanted a destination wedding and so went out scouting for venues. We visited a few places around Thailand, but it was only once we reached Anantara Riverside Bangkok that we felt we had found ‘the one’. We loved the riverside venue instantly. It was beautiful. The hospitality was warm, the service was great and the food was delicious. I had always dreamed of a fairytale wedding and the ambiance of the venue and its location made it ideal.
The hotel offered an array of restaurants and spaces where we could potentially host each of our events, such as BenniHanna, Brio and Trader Vics. The fact that the hotel was a mere half an hour distance from the airport was another plus point. This would prove to be quite convenient for all our guests who would be traveling from overseas, especially the elders.
WEDDING PLANNER: We finalized the venue six months before the wedding date but there was still a lot of work left to do. While Anantara Riverside Bangkok was very helpful and very accommodating, my mother, Neeta Lulla, really took charge to make sure she gave me more than the wedding I dreamed of. She was responsible for all the creative aspects that are involved in planning a wedding; from coming up with the theme, to designing the decor for each event and coordinating with our wedding planners, Spectrum Events, who brought her designs to life. She worked closely with my husband, Dhruv who handled the coordination with the hotel and focused on the menu for each event.
PHOTOGRAPHY & CINEMATOGRAPHY: We had the incredible WeddingNama as our photographers and cinematographer for our destination wedding. They were phenomenal and did an amazing job of capturing all the emotions and event details.