Remika Srimanothip & Vasant Srimanothip

9-16 July 2022
Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa

Remika Srimanothip and Vasant Srimanothip tied the knot in a beautiful series of ceremonies by the beach at Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa, as well as a few in Bangkok, in locations spanning the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit; the Marriott Executive Apartments Bangkok, Sukhumvit ThonglorPunjab Grill, the Namdhari Gurudwara and Legacy Suites Hotel Sukhumvit. Having always dreamt of a wedding outside Bangkok, they chose Hua Hin for four of their functions, which were all unique in their own ways. They give us the details of this memorable occasion, when they were surrounded by everybody they loved, from the different chapters in their lives.

After deciding on a beach wedding, why did you choose Thailand, and Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa out of all the beachside properties?
Aside from travel abroad not being feasible during the pandemic, nobody does hospitality better than Thailand. We checked multiple hotels in Hua Hin but ended picking Sheraton because of the ballroom size, rooms available, and the hotel had hosted many Indian weddings before.

Did you have any themes for any of your events?
We had a few themes, including a Havana-themed pool party. The after-party theme was our absolute favourite, and the most enjoyable part of the wedding. It was an airport-themed after party, inspired by our two and a half years of long distance, and how much we missed travelling. Guests were given a boarding pass upon checking into the hotel, they had to go through a ‘security and baggage check’ before entering the party, and they were encouraged to dress like they were going to the airport. The place was decorated like an airport, with a runway, ‘onboard’ drinks, LED screens of flights, and announcements about flight #VRForever taking off, which was our hashtag. This was the most magical night for us.

Tell us about the bridal designers you picked, and why.
Shagun’s team helped me pick the outfits that best suited my personality according to the themes of each function. We ended up choosing Seema Gujral for my high tea, and Payal Singhal for my pool party. With the help of Adaa, we chose Shyamlal & Bhumika for my dohli. I chose Manish Malhotra for my reception because as soon as my sister and I saw the outfit, we fell in love.

Any tips for other soon-to-be-newlyweds?
Just breathe, everything will fall into place. Do not worry about the little things. Enjoy every moment, the wedding passes by in a blink of an eye.

There are always surprises during wedding planning – what surprised you the most during the process?
I didn’t go to India for my wedding shopping! I entrusted my mom, sister, and grandmother to select all my clothes and jewellery for me. I didn’t go as I did not want to take off work, and my mum and sister pick my outfits out on a daily basis anyway.

If you had to re-do your wedding, what would you do differently?
I would not have done anything differently. Everything was perfect, from the planners (Mantra Events) the food (Red Catering), the DJs (DJ Dev and DJ Nitesh), the bartenders (Gulp), the photographers (KORO Films) the décor, the makeup and hair artists, the choreographers and of course, the crowd and energy were all perfect!

Wedding Makers

Wedding Planner: Mantra Events 
Photographer: KORO Films
DJ: DJ Dev and DJ Nitesh 
Venue: Sheraton Hua Hin & Spa 

7 days of festivities – 9 events – 400 guests

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