Tamsin Edenbrow, marketing director of Yacht Solutions, has told us about luxury wedding yacht charters available in Phuket.
What has been your favourite charter to organise?
Last year we organised the first ever superyacht wedding on a deserted island in the Mergui Archipelago with a Burmese monk blessing and a sunset beach banquet. For our Russian clients the sea was an enormous part of their life. Both bride and groom’s horoscopes are water signs and they both love diving, travelling, visiting remote islands. So they knew exactly what they wanted. Normally a couple goes to Registry Office, then they have banquet for guests and it ends with honeymoon trip. This couple started another
way around. They started their celebrations with a honeymoon/wedding. They said they always imagined they were on a deserted island, it’s dawn and still a bit chilly, beautiful candles are around and they were exchanging rings with the yacht’s captain as the celebrant and with their closest family and friends and
this is exactly what they did. Following their champagne breakfast the Burmese monks arrived just after sunrise and performed a beautiful ceremonial blessing for the couple on the beach.
Why did they choose the Mergui Archipelago?
The Mergui Archipelago comprises over 800 beautiful islands and is a day’s cruise from Phuket. They wanted to visit somewhere they hadn’t been before, away from the usual charter crowds and experience a different culture. The Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar offers this. They needed a place which as easy to access from Russia, without a big difference in time zones, great diving, access to fresh fish, good food and wine, perfect weather and friendly people. Myanmar was perfect. Phuket is the Monaco of Asia so starting their cruise from Phuket meant Yacht Solutions could organise a great land – night out for the wedding party followed by a night at the luxurious Trisara resort and then they boarded the motor yacht Big Fish to embark on their special holiday. The Mergui Archipelago also offers a spectacular backdrop for the wedding photography. Their wedding photos were absolutely stunning.