- the magazine
1st March 2018
JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa
Omair Ansari and Alizeh Habib tied the knot on the pristine sands of Khao Lak, the embodiment of their long-time dream. With two unique themes and welcome dancers, food, massages, and fire dancers from Thailand, newlywed Alizeh reflects on the ways Thailand was the right choice, and how the most important day of her life came to fruition.
What made Thailand the ultimate wedding destination?
“Thailand has always been one of my favourite places in the world. The atmosphere is amazing, the people are friendly and well organised, the food is exceptional, and you get great value for money. I always feel like I belong.”
What were your most memorable moments?
“Each event was special, from the games and balloon-releasing during the mehendi ceremony; to the hotel’s transformation for our Alice in Wonderland-themed sangeet; to our white party on the beach at sunset, where I walked in surrounded by my best friends in a puff of coloured smoke. It was the stuff dreams are made of, and everyone at Magnificence Events, who have become like family to us, made that dream come true.”
Why did you choose this hotel?
“It had the most beautiful beach where the sun sets right into the water in front of the hotel. The rest of the hotel’s function spaces met our requirements perfectly, particularly the marquee they set outside. Moreover, the chef was amazing and allowed me full control of the menu. The food was scrumptious and completely different for each function. I’m sad I didn’t get to eat more!”
Which designers did you pick?
“Pakistani designers Aziz Ali and Kokab Zia made my mehendi outfit and my completely hand-embroidered sangeet outfit, respectively. For my sunset party, I chose to go with Australian label Paolo Sebastian by Paul Vasileff, who custom-made my dress all the way from Adelaide, Australia. Each designer was a dream to work with and made my outfits to utter perfection.”
Who designed your jewellery?
“For the sangeet, I wore very old, traditional pieces that belong to my mother. For the sunset party, I used Liali Jewellery and Al Anwaar Jewellers from Dubai.”
3 Days of Festivities
Wedding Planner: Magnificence Events