Post # 1
I wrote a whole post but lost it grr, so here is the shortened version. We are having a Destination Wedding in Thailand so am organising reception etc without ever being there, only form photos over internet. I am considering this resturant as it is right on beach, close to chapel and we can have cocktail hour on lawn out front near beach then have private room for dinner. I am taking flowers from chapel (pink & white lotus). But room is white, white tablecloths, chairs & covers, linen etc. How can I improve the decor both inside room & outside for cocktail hour? I have asked about lanterns etc for outside (see pic below). Sorry they are so small, its all I have been supplied by resturant so far.
My colours were going to be aqua & chocolate brown but maybe I will do aqua and pink (fitting the pick flowers more). I havent chosen bridesmaid dresses or shoes yet.
Post # 3
Paper lanterns? they are very common in Thailand. Another thing that they did at the wedding I went to was everyone went down to the beach and released lanterns like this . it was a good way to feel included int eh day 🙂
Bamboo and orchids might also be good decorating pieces since they are abundant in Thailand (and cheap!).
Also another cheap and common thing in Thailand is soap carving. They make the most beautiful pieces that could be used as centrepieces!
Edit to say- then the guests could take the centrepieces home as well!
Post # 4
@j_jaye: thanks, yes I forgot to say we are considering releasing paper lanterns (but I am torn between doing this or not) as I worry they will damage the environment and I heard they have caused fires – but i know they release many there for festivals etc. And they do look beautiful!! I was surprised this resturant doesnt offerhanging lanterns outside automatically for cocktail but maybe they will let me organise some. By The Way this resturant has same Thai menu as Ruen Thai (that you went to) and its part of Dusit Thani also.
Soap carvings are a good idea 🙂
ADD: Have just been looking at photos of flying lanterns and am pretty sure I want to do them now 🙂
Post # 5
@traveller: Is that how the room will be set up? I think its actually so elegant in its simplicity. I would do a very simple tablescape with orchids and tea lights. Something like this?
And instead of lanterns maybe just plain fairy lights?
That view in itself for outside cocktail hour is also pretty gorgeous so I wouldnt do much. Perhaps also just a single orchid and tealight.
Post # 6
@ms_protea: thank you! yes that is how the room will be. i might do the u shape of tables the other way so no one has their back to the sea? thanks for yr suggestions, fairy lights would be great.