Danielle & Chris
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