A Tropical Wedding Fiesta / A Fairytale Destination Wedding in Thailand
2 Ultra Luxury 5 Star Resorts. 300 Rooms.
500 Guests. 50+ Vehicles.
50 Crew Members. 40 Artists & Entertainers.
3 Days. 7 Events.
Sasikala, daughter of Mr. T S Kaladharan & Mrs.DevikaKaladharan, was born and brought up in Dubai. After completing her graduation from Raffles Design Institute – Singapore, she joined the family business and currently heads the marketing division in Dubai.
Britto, the eldest son of the South Indian movie producer Mr.Satheesh Kuttiyil and renowned advocate Mrs.Syra Sathesh, was born and brought up in Kerala. After completing his bachelor’s in aerospace engineering from Nottingham University, he stepped up to become a noted research scientist at Montan University,Austria.
A quirky and informative wedding website (www.sasikalabritto.com) was created to provide all info regarding the wedding. Such a website was first of its kind in Kerala weddings, since it provided a scope for the guests to interact with the wedding team way before the wedding. Most of the invitees got in touch with the wedding team to submit their RSVPs, arrange for accommodations, check on airport transfers, understand the dress codes, and elucidate the gifting process and all other queries regarding the wedding. By early June, a total of 500 guests had confirmed to attend the wedding.
Both the resorts were completely booked for the wedding guests. The resorts had their senior officials flown in from Bangkok, Singapore and India to assist them as they had never managed a wedding of this scale and size before.
The guests started pouring in from the first week of July. Guests flew in from all across, namely, Dubai, Kenya, USA, Austria, Hongkong, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, China, India and South Africa. This was the first time such an ethnic blend of guests attended a wedding. Special vehicles on the likes of Limousines and BMWs were used to transfer VIP guests to their resorts. For large group and individual arrivals, Toyota Commuters and Toyota Fortuners were used.
Guests, especially those from other countries, dressed in sherwanis,bandgalas, lehengas and designer sarees, following the North Indian dress code, added to the magnificence of the Mehendi ceremony.
Sasikala and Britto were brought to the venue amidst Serng Kratip Khoa performers – North Eastern Thai long drum musicians and dancers.
While the bride was showered with love by her family and friends through the Mehendi ceremony, the groom was teased by smearing Haldi all over him. The event wound off with vivacious dance moves by the guests to perky Bollywood music by Kerala’s very own DJ Ryan & DJ Shamil.
The menu for this event was creatively designed to suit all taste buds, the first of its kind of any Kerala wedding. The highlights of the menu were live and mini stations with spring rolls, pastas, char-grilled mini burgers, home smoked salmon, prawn and vegetable tempura, baked salt crust seabass, traditional and gourmet pizzas, lavish spread of BBQs, kaffir lime crème brulee, pineapple puff, artisan Italian gelato and Strawberry flambé.
Venue: DusitThani Laguna Phuket and Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort
Photography: Wedding Cinemas, PaperBoat Photography, Destination Photographers
Videography: Keshav Films