A Few Reviews of Samui Beach Weddings…
TO ANYONE CONSIDERING GETTING MARRIED ON KOH SAMUI:
After we had decided on the location of our Wedding/Honeymoon in Thailand, we then approached a travel agent to book our holiday. We discussed wedding/honeymoon options and waited for the agent to call us back with some ideas.
Two weeks had passed with no response or any details of wedding packages or celebrants available in Thailand. I decided that I would take matters into my own hands and organize a celebrant myself, how hard could it be. So I used GOOGLE and found a planner based on Koh Samui on a website called www.samuibeachweddings.com. I had heard that Koh Samui is a beautiful island so I sent an email detailing what I would like for my wedding. I had a response in a matter of a day from a man named Carter.
They were the best; they contacted us about everything and made us feel comfortable with our choices, offering anything we could come up with. The prices were good as was their expertise in making you feel special and important.
I had regular contact from Samui Beach Weddings over the months leading up to our wedding to discuss all sorts of things. They sent me options of massages and places to eat after the wedding. Photos, hair & makeup were also on offer. All I had to do was choose from a list of options it was all so easy.
We had decided on a simple Western Wedding – just the two of us – really romantic with not a lot of fuss. We chose the VIP Registration and all the paperwork was going to be completed in Bangkok. Carter personally met up with us at our hotel in Bangkok, first thing in the morning, and he took us to the Australian Embassy to start our marriage registration process. Then he took us to get the documentation translated from Thai into English at his trusted Translator’s office, and lastly to the Registrar where we finalized the wedding legalities. Since we used Samui Beach Weddings’ Legal Registration Services, it only took the one morning to complete. We were very happy we decided not to try and register our marriage on our own. Using Samui Beach Weddings’ Legal Services is well worth it.
Our ceremony was to be performed on the beach at Koh Samui, we left the whole days activities up to Samui Beach Weddings to organize. They had emailed us an itinerary of the whole day with times of all of our activities.
We awoke had breakfast then off to our massages for two hours. I then had some lovely Thai girls come to my room so my makeup and hair could be done. Not long after this we were transported to a private beach where the ceremony was to take place. All transport was arranged by Samui Beach Weddings. After the wedding we were transported to our restaurant which was only a short stroll down the beach from our hotel – perfect ending to a lovely day, it was a hot balmy night and the setting was so romantic. An added extra was the Thai dancers the restaurant had put on for entertainment which was a surprise. The setting was outside in little bamboo huts with cushions provided for a comfortable place to eat and just kick back.
The day was fun and exactly what we wanted, and Carter was on hand to provide us with anything we needed, like Mai Tai’s from the bar. All of the people involved were fantastic. We appreciate all the fuss they had made over us to make our day so special and the memories will last forever and so will the friendships made that day. Thanks for giving us exactly what we had asked for. I would recommend Carter and Samui Beach Weddings to anyone if you would like a beautiful romantic wedding day with all the trimmings.
~Carol & Darren
We would just like to say a huge thank you to you both for all your hard work. You are both such wonderful people and we are so grateful for the way you have made this process so easy.
Planning a wedding is so difficult and you have made everything so stress-free and wonderful. We felt you were not only extremely professional but also so personal, kind and friendly.
Any stress, worries or concerns (although thanks to you there were none!) We at once felt assured by you and your excellent approach to everything. Everything was made so clear and the attention to detail with everything was just fantastic.
Our mind was instantly made up when we came to visit you in Samui more than a year ago. We knew straight-away that you were both going to be wonderful in everything you would do.
Anyone who decides to get married in Koh Samui would be mad not to use Samui Beach Weddings. Your work is amazing. We cannot express how grateful we are to you both. Thank you so much.
With love and best wishes,
Danielle & Sean
Dear Carter & Samui Beach Weddings,
I would like to take this opportunity to pass on my sincere appreciation. Thank you for all your valued assistance, organization, planning and arrangements for Two of my daughter’s weddings on Koh Samui.
Everything you did was first-class in every way and the attention to detail which you showed was unbelievable, along with your fantastic personal input which was truly unique.
As you know, we have factories throughout Asia and therefore I travel a great deal attending parties, weddings, conferences and functions around the world on a regular basis. However in the last 30 years of global business, I have never met a more caring, helpful, understanding, knowledgeable and committed company related to hospitality and organization when dealing with all issues to ensure everything runs smoothly.
We had guests from all over the world, of all ages, and everyone was amazed at the wedding organization and planning; from the welcome drinks, flower garlands to the last dance. Everything was perfect and totally unbelievable.
Koh Samui is rightly known as a Tropical Paradise and your wedding planning and implementation made it better. I’m just lost for words to be able to thank you both enough. I only hope your business continues to grow which will be truly deserved.
Please feel free to use this letter as a reference in your portfolio and should any potential couple wish to contact us directly on the address, email or phones below for a personal reference then they are more than welcome to do so.
From our initial meeting to the final follow-up on photos and DVD you’ve both been superb, giving everyone concerned an experience they will never ever forget.
Thank you so much.
President and CEO
Anglo Asia Group of Companies
Tel: +66 2 382 1616
Fax: +66 2 391 0375
Hi Samui Beach Weddings,
Mark and I wanted to extend our gratitude for an amazing day and all of your help, patience, advice and professionalism in the lead up to our big day.
Everything was more than perfect, all of your decisions and advice were spot on, and we can’t thank you enough for giving us, our families and friends a wedding in paradise to remember forever. We honestly don’t know how you guys do it, but whatever it is, you are the best, and hope that our paths will cross again in the near future.
Claire and Mark Findlay
We thought it would be very stressful having someone organise our wedding thousands of miles away, but it wasn’t at all. Working with people as enthusiastic and genuine as Carter made the whole process exciting and straight forward.
Any questions we had or any time we changed our minds about something (often!) they were only an email or phone call away with advice and suggestions.
They organised a truly fantastic 5 star wedding for us, words can’t express how happy we are with how everything went. Every detail was perfect, from the massages beforehand, to the villa, to the flowers and photography – even details like the little butterflies in the flowers were thought of.
They even managed to order a sunny day after a week of rain for us! Having seen other ‘package’ beach ceremonies, we can say that ours was truly beautiful, and this came from Carter’s dedication to getting every word just how we wanted it.
Thank you so much for making our special day as individual and perfect as it was!
Abi & Ned
Thanks again for making the whole wedding experience go so smoothly and perfectly. It went better than we had both even expected/hoped and we loved the whole day.
So many of our guests said that it was the best wedding they’d ever been to and to get Joe to enjoy a wedding is an achievement in itself!
~Sarah & Joe
We would like to thank you for our wonderful day. Your attention to detail and calmness ensured our special day was executed without any issue.
As a control freak you gave me the confidence to let you and your team run the day and more importantly we enjoyed our day without worrying about a thing!
All the special touches from garlands round the trees through to the flowers in the pool just made everything magical. You took away our idea of what we wanted and added your expertise and gave us a magnificent day in return. All our family and friends enjoyed themselves to the tune of 6.00am the following day! The morning after conversations by them all agreed how great you and your team were with service, efficiency, friendliness and providing an overall great ceremony and party.
We truly want to thank you for our marvelous memories we now have and will not hesitate to recommend not only marrying in Thailand but Samui Beach Weddings for making it so effortless and stress free.
Many, many thanks.
~Matt & Elly
Hi Samui Beach Weddings,
It’s hard to describe in words how happy we were with our special day, so simply wanted to pass on our biggest thanks for putting it together and making it simple and just for us.
We’ve both reflected on all the minor details and are happy to say that we wouldn’t change a single thing, including a slight rain shower over dinner, which was also spectacular.
Brad & Trish Park
P.S. Jake and Rachel also commented on what a beautiful day it was…thanks
Hi Samui Beach Weddings,
We would like to take this opportunity to Thank You with all our hearts for making our wedding day perfect, you and your team were amazing, the day was everything we imagined it would be.
I will not hesitate to recommend to my friends to put there trust in your team to organize their perfect wedding.
Kindest Thanks to you all.
Tracey & Mark Iddenden
Hi Samui Beach Weddings,
We would like to thank you for giving us an unforgettable day on Samui. Everything was how we hoped it would be and some things were even better. You have great feeling for details.
You responded quickly to every mail we send and managed very well with your wife on our wedding day. Once again thank you very much.
Wendy and Bryan
Hi Samui Beach Weddings,
We just wanted to thank you for all the work you did in making our day such a special memory!!! Your assistance with planning leading up to the wedding made it so much easier from many miles away..
Carter your work running everything on the wedding day was fantastic. You made everything so smooth, from meetings all the way to the small details. Your wife was also a great help and we are glad we got to meet your gorgeous little ones.
We were so happy with the way everything worked out, it looked amazing and the day ran without a hiccup which is a credit to all the hard work you both put in.
Once again thank you both very much and we will hopefully be back to visit in the future.
Simon & Christie
Dear Samui Beach Weddings,
As we are now home, after a dream wedding and holiday, both Ron and I felt we needed to contact you both.
We would like to thank you for making this occasion of our daughter – Christie and new son-in-law Simon’s – Wedding such a wonderful event.
We were informed back home by Christie & Sime how “The Wedding Day” was going to “come together”…step by step…which was great to hear, but on the downside as parents we couldn’t quite put it all together, as not being there, one can only imagine how this would occur.
WELL !!!!….. What a day !!! ……CONGRATULATIONS… so we’re sending you our very best wishes.
Carter, you certainly did an amazing job…so sorry I didn’t get to speak to you, but Ron did on our behalf.
On such a very special day as a “Wedding” you had it all under control, you did a super job…Thank you so very much.
We wish you continued success as “Wedding Planners & Facilitators”.
Your professionalism was greatly appreciated, thanks once again, for helping make Christie & Simes’ Wedding day so special and memorable.
Sue & Ron Harris (Christie Little’s Parents)
Hi Samui Beach Weddings,
Firstly it was great meeting you and your wife and the kids of course at Simon and Christie’s weeding on Jan 20.
We would like to thank you for the very professional manner in which you planned, setup, and performed the wedding ceremony on the day.
You did a fantastic job and I am sure that both Simon and Christie were most happy with the whole day. You sure made the day one to remember for family and friends. Well done!
I am sure that the Aussies will return home and spread the word about the day and the manner in which you organised the occasion.
Once again we thank you and wish you well for the future.
Graeme and Kerrie Little (Simon Little’s Parents)
Just a quick note from Lydia & I to say “THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!” for the amazing job you did organising our wedding last year. It really was everything we had hoped for and we would heartily endorse Samui Beach Weddings to any couples looking to hold their wedding on Samui.
From rescuing our whole thing from the disaster it had become with another wedding planner, then with over 80 guests, a fireworks show PLUS a freak storm to contend with, you guys were professional, beyond competent and most of all friendly at every stage.
We have received so much positive feedback from guests on your efforts as our celebrant Carter and the smoothness of the organisation on the day.
Perhaps the greatest testament to the quality of the job you both did was the fact that Lydia and I could not have been more relaxed and comfortable throughout the whole of our special day … and surely that’s what you want from your wedding planner?
It should also be said that in addition to all of the above, the costs associated with your services were more than competitive with other comparable services on the island … on many fronts, much more reasonable.
To anyone reading this looking for a wedding planner on Samui, I urge you to give Samui Beach Weddings your trust. We did and it was repaid in spades! We will always share a beer with Carter on any future visits to Samui and consider them our friends!
Simon & Lydia
Perth, Western Australia
Dear Samui Beach Weddings,
Just a message from the Netherlands. We’ve arrived yesterday and are getting used to the normal rhythm here… I am missing a Seven-Eleven though, unfortunately we don’t have that here.
Once again we would like to thank you for all the arrangements and our fantastic wedding, we were very satisfied.
We were incredibly satisfied about the hairdresser, Tan the photographer and all your fantastic work. We truly had the day of our lives and the whole even exceeded our expectations. Thank you!
With kind regards,
Daniel & Rianne
Dear Samui Beach Weddings,
We really wanted to thank you for making things so special for us on our wedding day. You have all been amazing wedding planners, but even more we feel like good friends. We hope to come back and see you again sometime.
All our love,
Ty & Helen Parkin
We just wanted to send a little note to say thank you for putting together our wedding on Koh Samui.
You did an AMAZING job in the 3 or 4 weeks notice we gave you.
It was the most special day of our lives. The resort was beyond beautiful, just like paradise. After all the chaos we had to go through for the past year or so deciding where we were going to get married, we have to say that its the best decision we have made. It was stunning and would not have been possible without you guys.
Our families loved the photos and the DVD. Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts. Next time we are in Koh Samui we will be nipping in past to see you! We have already got a couple of friends asking for your numbers and emails so you may have a few more mad Scottish folk over in Samui to see you! Best of luck :).
Michelle & Scott Thores
Thanks to Carter and Samui Beach Weddings, we had our dream wedding in Koh Samui! The location for our ceremony followed by a romantic dinner was amazing: a beautiful and ideal secluded beach with great sunset views.
We wanted a romantic yet simple ceremony for just the two of us. They understood our needs and anticipated accordingly.
They were very professional and very helpful, not only in planning our wedding but also in giving us useful tips regarding finding our way around the island. Their local knowledge and network combined with their western approach was an absolute added value.
They went through great lengths to ensure our stay in Samui was pleasant and to create a wedding beyond our expectations. Their experience in the field of wedding ceremonies really paid off and therefore we recommend Samui Beach Weddings’ services to anyone who is considering having a wedding on Koh Samui.
Jasper & Denise from Holland
This Testimonial was taken from TripAdvisor
In this thread though I would like to focus more on our professional, yet warm and friendly Celebrant – Mr PM Carter. I could not recommend him highly enough. Our following email correspondence was always very thorough and efficient and there were no delays. Mr Carter (or Carter as he likes to be referred to as) was very flexible with the content of our wedding program and Vows etc however at the same time he made very good suggestions and recommendations as to the order of the ceremony and from his experience how the ceremony would best flow.
We first met Carter in person at our resort on Koh Samui the day before the wedding and we went through in detail the ceremony, order of events, completed any necessary paperwork and even down to the style and colour theme of the wedding so Carter could co-ordinate is attire and accessories (ceremony notes/booklet etc) with our wedding. After chatting with him during our preliminary meeting we had felt like we had known him a lot longer. He is very warm and friendly, always smiling yet has a very professional manner and attitude toward his responsibilities. Although our wedding was the most special day of our life we also wanted it to be relaxed and full of joy. Carter brings the correct balance of both to his profession.
We also received wonderful feedback from our guests and family who found Carter to be very sociable and friendly and he interacted very well with all guests whilst still showing respect to us and our wedding guests by providing the right amount of privacy.
We were hoping that he could join us at our cocktail reception so we could have a toast to thank him however he had to leave. He did however stay for an hour after the ceremony but we were having our professional photos taken we didn’t have much time to chat to him. He was however mingling with all guests . It was very nice of him to do that and not just disappear like I have seen some do.
Although this is my first (and only wedding!) I can say that I have been to many many weddings and the celebrant/priest can impact on the whole ambience/mood of you, your guests and the whole wedding ceremony. For this reason it is very important I feel to have the right celebrant/priest. I highly recommend Carter. I believe his website is www.samuibeachweddings.com.
Good luck to all you upcoming brides and if you decide to get married in Samui and want the perfect wedding in the perfect service then don’t look further than Carter as your celebrant!
~Danielle & Chris
This testimonial is from TripAdvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowTopic-g1-i12292-k6461684-Samui_Beach_Weddings_Carter_and_Petra-Destination_Weddings.htmlHello,We got married a few months ago here in Koh Samui, and we would like to thanks Carter from Samui Beach Weddings for their help and assistance.We had 100 guests for our special day and everything went perfect : greetings of the guests, ceremony, diner, dj, firedancers, fireworks, and party !Our day was fantastic, thanks to all the details (flowers, celebrant, music, etc), and after the ceremony we had a great time with the party.Thanks again for your help !~Xavier & Laura
This testimonial is taken from TripAdvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com.ph/ShowTopic-g1-i12292-k6482334-Samui_Beach_Weddings-Destination_Weddings.html
Things seldom turn out the way you expect them to. It is an even rarer experience when things turn out better that you had hoped for. But that was what happened for us at our wedding on Koh Samui, Thailand. Our wedding was even better than we had dreamed it would be.
To begin with we choose “Samui Beach Weddings” solely on the looks of their webpage and the pictures they had posed on it. We had no prior knowledge of the company. We contacted them and began planning the wedding via email. And through the whole process of planning all the details for the wedding we got a lot of professional help from our fantastic wedding planner, Carter. Carter was good at asking the right kind of questions and was very helpful in guiding us through the process with a lot of sweetness and engagement.
When you transfer money to people who are opposite the planet from where you are, you can’t help worrying that this is all a big scam. But they were very professional and they always answered our mails quickly, so we felt somewhat at ease. We felt that we were in good hands.
We had the pre-wedding meeting with Carter, who is the head of the company, on the second day of our stay on Koh Samui. It was really great. Carter was more enthusiastic about our wedding than we were, an enthusiasm that would last throughout the whole wedding day. We got the feeling that he did not do it for the money but for the joy of creating perfect moments in people’s lives. During the meeting he guided us through the whole ceremony, the photo shoot, and the wedding dinner on the beach. Once again we felt in very good hands.
The wedding was perfect in so many ways. It was intimate, romantic and most important of all it was very relaxed. Just as we wanted!
The photographer who was a part of our “wedding package” took incredible pictures, 830 in all. Pictures are important. When memory fades they are all you have left. And we have the best of memories from that very special day.
We shared our perfect day with four close friends, who also were taken good care of by Carter. They made sure that our friends was not bored and did a good job entertaining them while we was taking care of the photo shoot after the ceremony.
Regarding entertainment under the wedding dinner, we chose the fire dancing show. We cannot explain in words what a fantastic experience that was. It was absolutely amazing!
All the details regarding flowers, decorations, drinks, music and so on, was taking well care of. It was all perfect and very tasteful.
It all sounds very expensive and almost too good to be true, but that was not the case. We were positively surprised.
We only have high praises for “Samui Beach Weddings” and give the company our full recommendation. To all of you who are thinking about a beach wedding on Koh Samui, “Samui Beach Weddings” is the place to go.
Thank you Carter for all of your help planning our perfect day!
~Rikke and Jesper from Copenhagen, Denmark