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Hi Richard (and team)
Sorry it’s taken so long for me to send this. Aaron and I just want to thank you so much for putting together such a memorable and wonderful day for us to celebrate our marriage.
Everything was incredibly professional and every detail was perfected to the tee.
Everyone of our guests had the most amazing time and many people told us it was the best wedding they had ever attended.
Richard, we also had a lot of people mention to us how impressed they were with you. With your relaxed and casual demeanor, it reflected exactly what we wanted our wedding to represent. Oh and the food!! The food was to die for! Regrettably, the dance was too exciting for most people to appreciate their dessert but at the same time, I think that represents how much fun everyone was having at the wedding.
Special mention to Yan! He was fantastic!
Thank you again to you and your team. I will be recommending Faraway to anyone.
All the best,
Aleisha and Aaron.
Married at The Faraway Villa on 21st April 2018
We cannot begin to thank you and the Faraway staff for making our day beyond amazing! Everyone was helpful, attentive, and always smiling. It far exceeded anything we could have planned on our own and the venue is truly unique and breathtaking. From the food which everyone raved about to the fire dancer, this is a day that we will remember the rest of our lives (even as old age sets in). We cannot express our gratitude and happiness enough, Faraway has a very talented group of individuals that made our entire day flow with ease.
Pamela and Mike, 20th April 2018
Thank you for making our 10 year vow renewal ceremony so perfect.
To us, it was just as special as the original ceremony back in 2008!
I couldn’t recommend Faraway Weddings more highly and you guys will hold a special place in our hearts for life!
Terry & Lisa
Married at The Faraway Villa on 17th Feb 2008 and came back for a vow renewal on 19th April 2018.
To Richard and the Faraway Team
Wow I really can’t believe how amazing our wedding was and how much work and attention to detail went into every last detail. We had the wedding in Thailand (from NZ) because we are not really into weddings that much so wasn’t too bothered, so what I was expecting was a nice ceremony at the beach and a Thai banquet dinner. What we got was absolutely 5 star! The dinner was like fine dining food, the workers were amazing, putting together so many flowers, (thousands of dollars if we had held it here) they even ironed the table cloth!! It was beyond anything I imagined and i totally recommend the fire dancers for entertainment they are amazing! Richard was great with keeping contact and asking questions so the day was perfect for us. Absolutely no regrets and even some of my family who didn’t really want to come to Thailand said it was all worth it after the wedding.
All at a fraction of the cost of a wedding if we had it at home. All our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to.
Olympia and Braiden, 11th April 2018
Thanks again for everything you did on Wednesday. Every single one of our guests has commented on how amazing you were and the day in general and how wonderful all the staff are. You and your staff really made it a day to remember so thank you!
Sam and Danny, 4th April 2018
Thank you, the day was amazing we all had such a wonderful time. Thank you for all your help and support.
The boat trip and the spa were also incredible.
We look forward to seeing the photographs.
Jen and Lev, 6th March 2018
Thank you once again, the day was more than we could ever have dreamed of.
Speak to you soon!
Rebecca and Andrew, 18th February 2018
Thank you so much for making our wedding such a spesial day, we had our dream wedding come true. Our family were blown away, they were so impressed. We are looking forward to the photos and the video.
Thanks Anette and Chris, 14th February 2018
Thanks again for a memorable day!!
It was perfect !!
Debbie and David, 9th February 2018
Thank you for everything the day was perfect! It was just amazing! And your staff are wonderful! A day to remember!
Zara and Alan, 25th January 2018
We just wanted to say “Thank You” to you as well as the Faraway crew for doing such a spectacular job on our wedding day. Our wedding was just what we imagined, and so much more. Everything was amazing! We are so thankful for your help on the day-off as well as during the planning. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Again, thank you so much for everything that you and the Faraway crew have done for us. We will forever cherish our time at the Faraway Villa!
Nina and Todd, 18th January 2018
Thanks for dropping off the photos and for making the wedding day so easy and chilled. We both really enjoyed it. It was the perfect day for us. Please say a big thank you to all of the staff they were amazing and we love the photos.
Caroline and Thomas, 5th January 2018
Just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for everything you did to make our wedding day such a beautiful day for us and our guests. We loved the venue, ceremony, reception, food, fire show… Thank you for organising everything so perfectly and making it a stress free day for us. Everything was perfect!
Ludi and Fin, 4th January 2018, Pawanthorn Villas.
Just a quick email to say thanks again. The day went off amazing. You and your team are amazing and everyone enjoyed themselves.
Rachael and Ryan, 18th Dec 2017
Thank you so much for everything, the wedding was perfect!
Saila and Lasse, 27th December 2017
Thank you so much – we had a fantastic time. Everyone commented on how personal and fantastic you and the team were and we’ve had comments saying it’s the best wedding they’ve ever been to!! Thanks so much.
Jenna and Ross, 8th September 2017
“Richard, I never expected to have the perfect day, but we had exactly that!
We both are beyond happy with our special day. I can’t put into words how happy we are that we had the pleasure of working with you and your team. I will forever rave and recommend you to anyone who is looking for an overseas wedding.
Perfect is an absolute understatement! Our guests had an amazing time also.
Your hair and makeup lady is gifted beyond comprehension! We were so happy with our hair and makeup. Same goes for the photographer, we had a sneak peak at our wedding photos, total professional. I forgot his name but I’m blaming the Mai Tai’s. Lol
We loved every single minute! Thankyou once again! ”
Sarah and Savva, 17th August 2017
Now we returned safe and sound back to our normal lives in Belgium…
However our mind is sometimes still on Koh Samui 🙂
What a special day. Maybe you already heard it a 100 times but the service you and your team provided was just impeccable.
We had quite some expectations of the day, but you even exceeded them.
Even we were with only 30 people on our wedding, we had a lot of fun and joy.
All our friends and family were having fun and had the time of their lives.
I am thankful that you took care of my husband even when he was a little panicking.
It was a very nervous day for us and you managed to keep everybody happy and laughing.
The things you say and do make people feel at ease and you do it wonderful.
Me being the bride, I was very surprised I was not really stressed compared with the days upfront.
I’m sure you and your wife had something to do in that 🙂
It was a very exhausting journey for us since we had organised the travel journey trough Thailand, but our special day I knew I did not have to worry about a thing and maybe that just made my day.
I enjoyed every minute of the day and still do in my dreams.
Thank you for being there for me and Joeri.
Richard, you know I’m not a man of many words 🙂 🙂 🙂
but I still wanted to say thank you for helping out during the stressful moments before the ceremony.
I’m normally a chill type of guy, but only when it matters to the haert I almost chickened out.
Also many thanks to your crew who made my beautiful wife looking like a princess.
Everything was perfect till the last details.
Wish you all the best with your business and keep on the good work.
Joeri & Nan, wedding at The Faraway Villa, 7th August 2017
These photos are so great! The photobooth was a big hit with the guests. In fact, the entire wedding was! Our guests are still talking about what a fantastic day it was. I think everyone is a little sad it (along with the holiday) is all over. Olly and I completely fell in love with Samui and are already planning our next trip!
I really don’t know how to thank you and your lovely wife, Nicki enough for giving us our dream wedding. I could go on for pages about your attention to detail, your professionalism and your obvious passion for Samui and relaxed beach wedding planning, but will try to stick to just some highlights.
Firstly, from the moment we arrived a the villa, Nicki made me and the girls feel completely at ease. Her kindness and willingness to go above and beyond to make sure the vibe before the guests arrived was just right was incredible. She is a truly special woman.
The makeup girls! What talented ladies they are. They did an absolutely amazing job with our hair and makeup and really listened to what we wanted. They were so sweet as well!
I was totally blown away by the talent and professionalism our photographer, Danai. He told us exactly what to do, where to look and created some really unique and beautiful poses. I am also glad to hear from our guests that he captured many candid shots as well! I cannot WAIT to see the photos (I’ve totally forgotten when you said they’d be ready!) but I am comfortable with saying would highly, highly recommend Danai as a photographer, even without seeing the shots.
The food- oh my goodness! That massaman was the best I’ve ever had. None of our guests went hungry, that’s for sure. Wonderful service and really delicious meals, all of our guests were very impressed.
And lastly, a huge commendation to you, Richard. I am still telling people I don’t know how to plan a wedding, because it was all done for me! You completely made the whole process stress free and fun, while being professional at all times. During the ceremony, you were incredible at gauging when to slow the pace, when to make a joke to put us at ease and when to be a bit serious. Poor Olly, in the 5 years we’ve been together I’ve never seen him cry and I think he wept through the whole ceremony and half of the photos! Thanks for knowing just how to make him feel comfortable. You are very good at what you do!
Richard and Nicki, all the very best and again, thank you so much for everything. Looking forward to hearing about the photos and video soon.
Sarah & Olly 🙂
Sarah and Olly Diliberto, wedding at The Faraway Villa, 2nd July 2017
Ashley and I want to thank you and your team for an amazing day! It was everything we imagined and more, so thank you very much! We can’t wait to look at the photos and videos, and on first glance the back up photographer did a cracking job (we gave him some challenging shots and he nailed them!).
Steve and Ashley, wedding at Pawanthorn Villas, 22nd June 2017
Our wedding vows renewal was truly one of the best days and Richard you legend you made it relaxed, fun and so special never to be forgotten. Highly recommend
Natalie, Geoff and essex crew Jo Steve Jackie and Mike,
Natalie and Geoff Major, wedding at The Faraway Villa, 13th June 2017
“ We recently got married at Faraway Weddings Koh Samui and what can I say, the day was perfect. We could not fault it!
From the start you are given a comprehensive detail of what to expect and how the system works. As we live in Australia our initial worry was the ability to communicate however their online interactive wedding tools system allows you to browse and select all of the biggest and smallest of details.
Offers services for all of your marriage abroad needs including – an accommodation manager who offers a variety local resorts at group discounted rates and then goes on to collect payment from the guests, a list of recommended babysitters who came to the venue and looked after our 9 month year old niece and a personalized wedding planner all your random questions and concerns.
The setup of the wedding was gorgeous the staff have a fine eye for detail, our chosen photographer, Don, was AMAZING, the food was delicious and well presented, the service staff were all smiles and celebration, the hair and make up artists were incredible and our wedding planner, Richard, knew all of the right things to say and do to make sure everyone was relaxed and having a great time.
I have just been replaying the day over and over in my head. It was truly beautiful and I would recommend this venue to anyone planning a wedding in Koh Samui!
p.s get the fireworks! ”
Asha-Lee and Edward de Graaf, wedding at The Faraway Villa, 20th May 2017
Thanks again for making our day amazing and relaxing! We will remember it forever and rave about Faraway wedding to everyone we know.
Emily and Pablo, wedding at The Faraway Villa, 16th May 2017
Now that we are back home & getting settled I wanted to drop you an email.
We really cannot thank you enough for the amazing wedding day that you gave us. There are no words for how we feel about the day. It is no exaggeration to say that everything was exactly how we wanted it to be, with some of it being even better than we could’ve imagined.
If we could go back in time there is not one part of our day that we would change. It was so relaxed, so much fun & you really did give us the most amazing day possible. The attention to detail was second-to-none & the quality of everything was top notch. It was clear that a lot of thought, energy, time & effort had gone into every aspect of the day. I didn’t feel at all worried at any point running up to the day or even on the day itself. You really did have everything in hand & I didn’t need to think about anything.
My parents were so impressed, particularly with the way that you & Nicky steered the day & how you looked after everyone on a personal level. I know that they enjoyed every moment, as did our guests, & you have created life long memories for all of us.
We have already recommended you to a chap we met in Krabi who is due to get married, that is how much we rate you & the team Faraway. I am quite sure that we will be recommending you many more times in the future too!
Please pass on our heartfelt thanks to Nicky, Yan & all of the team for a truly outstanding job, you are all superstars. We certainly made the right decision to go with Faraway, thank you so, so much.
Thank you once again for everything that you & the team have done for us.
Natalie & Darren Williams, 29th April 2017
Thank you so much for everything, it was all perfect! You did a fantastic job and we couldn’t have asked for more.
Thanks again, and until our paths meet again…
Emily and Pablo, 16th May 2017
Thanks again for a wonderful time on Samui and thanks for making our day a special one. I know you already got some feedback from us and our guests but we still wanted to send an official feedback and our thanks.
Before we decided on Faraway Weddings we visited a few venues and also met a couple of wedding planners. We both agreed what really made you stand out from the crowd was the ability to point out the strengths and weaknesses of the various locations and also your honest opinion of what could be done and more importantly what couldn’t. Both your “competitors” promised us everything we asked for and never pointed out the flaws of any of the locations.
At the end of the day this was exactly the reason we chose you over the others as you were the only one who came across completely honest and we felt you were genuinely interested in making this a special occasion for us and not just ticking off another wedding. For Yukie having a control freak like you in charge made her feel much more comfortable and this meant I didn’t have to deal with a Bridezilla at home.
We acknowledge you went the extra mile as we didn’t fit into your standard venue at the Faraway villa due to too many guests. We appreciate that meant some extra work and also a level of uncertainty for you as you were depending on third parties to make this a successful wedding. The constant follow-up during the preparation planning and also the constructive questions and proposals from your side made the planning process much smoother for us. Again this is due to the trust we had in you after our initial meetings. We can’t stress out enough how important that was to us since we were not physically on Samui.
We would also like to express a thank you from our parents, maids of honors and best men for how you managed the actual day leading up to the wedding. Considering the numerous language challenges we put on you the feedback we got was extremely positive and everyone went into the ceremony relatively relaxed and comfortable.
The actual ceremony was really nice and we think you managed to read the crowd, and us, really well with the right balance of humor to make everyone more comfortable.
Turns out your advise about the tropical weather was spot on and without the back-up plan you had insisted on we would have washed away. Thinking back to some of the other venues we considered before agreeing with you we would have had quite a different day.
Actually most of our guests never realized we went to the back-up plan and this proves to us an extremely well coordinated effort and planning on your behalf.
All in all we just wanted to sincerely thank you for your honest, sincere and hard working approach on making our day special. We really appreciate the personal interest you took in arranging our wedding. We will highly recommend you to any of our friends planning a wedding on your beautiful island.
With best regards,
Yukie & Jesper, 8th July 2016
Thank you, we had the most amazing day. Everyone had such a good time and everything was just perfect.
Yourself and Nicky were also very good to work with and very helpful on the day. So thank you both for that so much!!
Myself and Julian had no stress at all in planning or preparing for the wedding, everything was super easy. If ever we know anyone who is looking for a wedding in Thailand we will definitely recommend you guys.
Oh and not forgetting bar staff, dj and photographers. Everyone was great 🙂
Again thank you.
Sinead and Julian, 19th March 2017
Thank you sooooooo much for yesterday! Roland, I and all the guests really enjoyed our wedding and your services. They loved it and we are still talking about it.. we had an afterparty today.
I hope you guys enjoyed the wedding a bit as well!
How are you?! We miss you already haha. You’ve been our center of the world since December, even when you were not physically here..
“We should ask Richard..” “Oh maybe Richard knows..” “Oh we have to work on the long email Richard sent..” “Oh Richard replied, lets read his email during lunchbreak..”
I hope you are doing great, you must be busy! We just got back to Shanghai, recovering still.. tomorrow back to work and reality, unfortunately.
Chelsea and Roland, 13th March 2017
A very big thank you to Richard and the team at Faraway! We had the most magical wedding day, everything was perfect. Richard is very thorough and concise throughout the whole planning process which really shows on the day. We couldn’t have been any happier and so glad we chose to have our wedding with Faraway. Can’t wait to see the video! Thanks again!
Emma and Jason, 8th March 2017
Well back home and into the swing of things again.
Jason and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you and the Faraway Team did leading up to our day as well as on the day itself. Everything was just perfect and exceeded all our expectations. Nicki is beautiful and made us ladies feel very comfortable and at ease. Everyone says wedding days are so stressful but the way you and the Faraway team managed it all I felt so at ease and didn’t have to think about a thing! We would highly recommend Faraway to everyone!
Also an apology and thank you for dealing with the unruly guest. His behaviour was not acceptable and I am sorry you had to see it and help the boys deal with it. From my point of view it was handled so well that I didn’t even know there was an issue until later on that night!
Our photo’s are amazing and brings back such wonderful memories looking through them.
Emma and Jason, 8th March 2017
We are today back to our normal lives.
However, we wanted to thank you for the great day we had. Everything was super smooth and we felt very relaxed on our special day. Your expertise and way of organizing everything is amazing and felt very well taken care off.
Thank you very much and we are looking forward to the photos of this amazing day.
All the best and also a big thank you to your lovely wife.
Vanessa and Lars, 3rd March 2017
We both would firstly like to thank you so much for everything you done for us on Saturday, it was everything we wished for and more, we are overwhelmed how amazing the day was so thanks again you were great.
Kirstin and Gordon, 25th Feb 2017
Thank you so so much for everything. We honestly had the best day and the most wonderful experience with Faraway Weddings. We wouldn’t have changed anything.
Bianca and Matt, 21st Feb 2017
Thanks so much for an amazing day yesterday….. it was perfect from start to finish!
Katie and Anthony, 11th Feb 2017
Richard and the team at Faraway do an amazing job, from planning through to conception the service we received was faultless. We had the most magical day, cannot recommend Faraway Weddings highly enough. Thank you
Freya and Brian, 8th Feb 2017
Good morning Richard,
Just wanted to thank you again so so so much!!! Everything was beyond perfect, way better than we even imagined!!! You made our wedding day so special, stress free and beautiful! The details that you took care of were beyond what we expected and all of your staff were amazing!!! We honestly can’t thank you enough 🙂
We would love to support the amazing job you do if we can write any reviews or post comments please let us know!!!
Cheers, thank you again!!
Andrea and Terry, 7th Feb 2017
Thank you for your lovely words, and for all of your awesome organisation and help at our wonderful wedding yesterday 🙂
We are very happy with how everything turned out, bad weather and all.
We made such wonderful memories yesterday, and you were the person that pulled it all off- Thank you Richard from the bottom of our hearts!!!!
Louise and Jeff, 17th Jan 2017
It was an absolutely perfect day. Everyone has said how much fun they have had and how perfect the venue and food were. We are so happy with the how the day went. It was magical.
Dj Rob was great. He had a good laugh with us which was fantastic.
I can’t wait to see the photos and the video.
We really can’t thank you and your staff enough. The day could not have been anymore perfect.
Rebecca and Martin, 15th Jan 2017
Hi Richard, thank you for a fantastic wedding!! Everyone has commented on what a fantastic wedding, well organised and just a great time that they all had, it really was awesome and we will always remember our wedding because of the effort you and the team out in!!
Thank you so much from Sue and I.;)
Marios and Susan, 3rd Jan 2017
Thanks so much for a glorious time yesterday, everyone was awesome and we all had a great time!
Emily and Dominic, 30th December 2016
First of all i cant thank you enough for our wedding, from the very first day i asked for information you were all great at faraway. The planning was so easy for me and took all the stress off, you listened to everything I asked and still managed to cater for my English winter style wedding in thailand!
On the day you catered to our every need and we laughed as when my sister said ‘i have a headache’ you were by her side within seconds with paracetamol. The staff were all so kind and the firedance show was outstanding. The photographer spent a lot of time with us and everything was perfect.
The flowers… just WOW. To me it was the most important aspect and you blew me away, they were better than I ever imagined. The whole day was something you see in magazines and on TV, it didn’t seem real that it was so perfectly planned and beautiful.
It was the most spectacular, amazing, beautiful wedding I have ever seen. It was overwhelming how beautiful it was. It was so perfect and we can’t thank you and the team enough.
Nichola and Delroy Daley
Wedding: 5th November 2016
Richard and the team at Faraway Weddings are out of this world fantastic! Pick a package, pick the small details – flowers, colours and turn up with a dress, rings and a groom. Everything was so stream lined and efficient and there was absolutely no stress at all. Super fast communication and video chats, ask all the stupid questions you want and have a gorgeous beach side wedding in a private venue. The villa is beautiful and open with lots of space to dance and laugh. Amazing pina coladas and mojitos by the bar staff, super spectacular floral displays and all the staff were fun and lovely. There were so many staff for our elopement package that we felt like a king and queen! Couldn’t have wished for a better experience – all organised over email and finalised in person a few days before we married. TOO EASY! Do yourself a favour and pick these guys to get married with in Samui, you will not regret it!
Laura and Joe Kerry
Wedding: 22nd September 2016
Just wanted to thank you and all the staff at faraway weddings for making our day so relaxed, fun and ensuring all our needs were met for the day to run smoothly! It was exactly what we wanted and we wouldn’t have imagined celebrating our special day any other way, it was perfect :)Especially you Rea you made our day relaxed amazing and made us feel unawkward (if that even a word) lol
Ana and Alessandro Borghese
Wedding: 25th August 2016
We would like to thank the team at faraway weddings from the bottom of our hearts for giving us the most amazing wedding we could of ever wished for!Rea was an absolute sweetheart, so organised and reassured us throughout.
Richard was fantastic and made us feel so relaxed about the whole experience.
The venue was beautiful and it was even better than I imagined, it really was exactly what we wanted! All of the staff were all wonderful and gave amazing service.
We had the fire show as an optional extra which we would recommend to everybody, our guests loved it! and after seeing other fire shows whilst in Thailand our wedding one was the best!
We also were so happy with the videography team- they were so friendly, professional and made us feel totally at ease.
If its is your dream to have a beach wedding and you don’t want the stress that comes with planning a wedding then choose faraway weddings!
Thank you again for giving us the best day of our lives!
Abi and Rob Bently
Wedding: 10th August 2016
Kelly and I came to Samui to specifically meet with a few wedding planners. Before we arrived we made some initial inquires with some wedding providers and we generally got a fairly standard this is what we can do for you type of response. When we contacted Faraway Wedding we got a personal reply from Richard and Richard indicated he was more than happy to come meet us wherever we were staying on the Island and take us to the beach side villa.
Richard was immediately welcoming and friendly and took the time to drive us to the villa and along the way talked about the huge amount of wedding options for the day and how it would all come together. We quickly knew that Faraway Wedding will not disappoint.
Once back home we were given access to the online tool which was a good planning tool to assist us managing guest list, special dietary requirements and tailor the wedding day to what we wanted. Faraway Weddings even greatly assisted us with a group accommodation booking. The discount was great and having someone from Faraway’s in Samui communicating to the hotel on the Island gave us great peace of mind that accommodation was not going to be an issue, particular for guest who have never been to Samui.
When it came to the big day all of our expectations were met and exceeded. The transport was on time, the beach set up for the ceremony was amazing, and the service was excellent. The bar and the catering staff really went above and beyond to ensure we were happy with everything. Our actual wedding planner was unfortunately sick on the wedding day but Richard stepped up to make sure everything was executed perfectly.
We did have some wet weather in the afternoon, which does happen in Thailand, but Richard was spot on with the weather prediction and decided to proceed with the ceremony and made the call to move dinner inside which in both cases was a the right decision.
We also selected the deluxe exclusive photograph package and again, we were very impressed with the standards of the shots taken. The wedding booklet really did capture all the key moments.
We can not thank Richard and all his staff for providing us and our friends and family memories that we will cherish forever. We would not hesitate to recommending Faraway Weddings to anyone thinking of a destination wedding. If anyone ever wanted to contact us directly on facebook for more info feel free to stalk us on the Faraways facebook page.
Kelly Plug and Mark Johnson
Wedding: 13th June 2016
Thank you so much for all of your help, we had an amazing time celebrating and will never forget our special day 🙂 it was truly a pleasure meeting you and your team.
Thanks again for everything!
Sydney and Chris Hammette
Wedding: 19th July 2016
It was an amazing day all round and we are just sooooooo happy with how it all went. A massive thank you to you and your team for everything and making us feel just soooo special.
Your ideas were brilliant, so happy we went with them.
We so can’t wait to see the photos and video.
Ronda and Russell
Wedding: 9th July 2016
I don’t even know what to say to you guys to be honest, Rea and Richard and the staff are responsible for creating the best day of our lives. And Danai is responsible for perfectly capturing it for us. There is nothing I would change and everything about it was better than I could ever have imagined.
The staff were wonderful, towards the end I think the person looking after the music had to be particularly tolerant…..! And the bar staff were great fun!
It was beautiful, emotional and so much fun! I would do it all again exactly the same 😊.
I will never forget it or you guys for what you did and will recommend you to anyone and everyone!
If we come back to the island we will be in touch 😊
Loads of love and thank you.
Steve and Chloe Jones
Wedding: 1st July 2016
Thank you again for all the communication, planning and help in making our day so perfect, so many friends and family have commented it was the best wedding that they had ever been to. So thank you to you, Richard and the rest of your team.
Gayle and Kent Hislop
Wedding: 25th June 2016
Hi Richard, Rea and team,
Just wanted to pass on a huge thanks to you all for making our wedding day so special. The whole team was brilliant, and your flexibility and creativity (and calm!) under pressure was terrific. It was so helpful for us to know that you had things under control, even when we thought there was lightning coming just as we were about to enter for dinner! We were able to relax and really enjoy ourselves, and I’m pretty sure all our guests had a great time too (we had at least one person tell us that they liked our wedding more than their own!)
The food was delicious, the drinks and service impeccable, and the logistics clear and sensible (and the fire dancers spectacular!). Thanks also for the flexibility in allowing Bobba to “officiate” as well as MC, I think he enjoyed it, particularly once he took off that suit jacket! Thanks also to the Pawanthorn staff for their flexibility and assistance – not an easy feat to host so many people, but they and you managed with aplomb.
I’ve attached one of our guest’s photos that we feel sums up the afternoon nicely (just for your use at the moment). We’ll go through all the photos once we grab the files from Khun Toa, and will discuss sharing a selection for you to use for publicity. Similarly, we’ll aim to do a testimonial on your website (and facebook I guess?) – we’d like to share the positive experience with potential customers.
Again, a million thanks for a job brilliantly done!
Damien and Katharine Brosnan
Wedding: 17th June 2016
Hi Richard and Rea,
A big big thank you again from myself and Michelle for pulling off a stunning wedding for us. It really was the fairy tale wedding we wanted and even though it didn’t go to plan for some bits, it was those quirky moments that really made it for us.
As for marketing purposes we will be happy to help you and use our wedding as a guidance on how its done, that is you can use our videos and pics.
Lots of hugs from.
Hopefully we will be back to Samui one day to pop in and say hi.
Love and regards
Michelle and Peter Suksakorn
Wedding: 3rd June 2016
Thanks again for all your help in making our wedding such a memorable day. We had an amazing time thanks to you & your awesome team!
Thanks also for dropping our bags back to the hotel, saved us a trip to collect them.
We will be arriving back to Samui from Koh Tao on the 31st of May for our flight to Bangkok which departs at 15:00. Can’t wait to catch up then & see the beautiful photos Denai captured for us on the day.
Again, thank you so much.
Leah and Sean Jewiss
Wedding: 26th May 2016
I hope all is well. A big thank you again for our amazing day, I could not have dreamed it would be so perfect, we may well be back for another.
Jaye and Scott Trenwith
Wedding: 10th April 2016
Thank you again for everything, you and Richard were amazing all day and everyone has said how great you all are! Especially the bar men!!!
Thank you again
Hayley and Carl Heszelgraves
Wedding: 4th April 2016
Andy & Victoria Lansdell
Wedding: 2nd April 2016
Our day was everything and more totally amazing couldn’t of asked for anything more thank you for everything.
Wish could do it all again!
Dawn Robb and Debbie Ritchie
Wedding: 31st March 2016
Lauren and I had an awesome night, you guys do a fantastic job. Everything was perfect! Very professional. And Yan, well he went above and beyond. Very accommodating and helpful he made the night easy with what we had to deal with. I would like you to pass on our graditude and appreciation to Yan please.
Brenton and Lauren Hunt
Wedding: 30th March 2016
Michael and I have recently returned to a cold and wet London from a hot and sensational Samui following our wedding on 26th March 2016! We would both like to extended our heartfelt thanks and love to all at Faraway who made our wedding simply the best and more than what we could have asked for.
When deciding to get married in Thailand originally we always knew it was a big ask of our friends and family to travel half way around the world to celebrate with us, but all everyone has said is how touched they were at being asked and how worth it it really was providing an eye opener as to how magical Thailand is and everything it has to offer.
Feedback from our guests expressed how our wedding was like something out of a movie and the best wedding they had ever been too! Many of my friends have said to me… you should get into wedding planning, as your wedding was so amazing and whilst I’m touched I can’t take away the credit from Faraway who organised and managed everything and I simply chose what we wanted.
I always had a vision in my head of what the day would be like, having known all of the detail, extras and surprises which we had chosen, however the Thai touch, programming and attention to detail surpassed all of our expectations.
There are 2 things I have never been more sure of:
1. Marrying Michael &
2. Getting married with Faraway.
We keep looking back at all of our photos from the day and saying; Was that really us? Did it really look like that? We are so glad we chose to get married abroad and I think we have set the scene for many of our friends who plan to marry in the future.
The communication in the lead up to the wedding was incredible, and provided a sound level of reassurance from the UK with responses always within 24 hours, which is more efficient than the responses from work colleagues sitting in the same office! Your extended knowledge of local services and contacts e.g Armani suits etc and organising a practice hair and make-up session were also well received.
You really do have an amazing product and service and long may it continue, I know all of our guests want to do a Thailand reunion in a few years, and I will certainly get in touch with you about that, who knows we may even have some mini Fergusons with us for that one.
Love and Best Wishes
Michael & Christie Ferguson
Wedding: 26th March 2016
PS. There was probably too much food, which I hate to think went to waste given the time and effort which went into preparing and cooking it, I know it’s a tricky one at weddings as the one thing you do not wish for is your guests to go hungry, but on the flip side I hate to think of the waste given the amount of hungry people across the world.
Thank you so much for everything you have done for us, and for making it the absolute best day of our lives.
Our guests, and we, were blown away with the venue, the food, and the incredible day you put on, we can’t thank you enough.
I have included a photo that the photographer has sent us through, and will be sure to send through more as they come!
Thanks again for everything, we had an absolute blast.
The Martins! x
Samantha and Michael Martin
Wedding: 25th March 2016
Thank you very much! We had a fantastic day and all our family and friends were blown away by the wedding, which we have your great organizational skills and the whole Faraway team to thank for, including Richard 🙂
We received the guest photos, thanks for sending those to the hotel, and we look very much forward to getting the photos from Aez, hopefully by the 24th.
A big thanks again!
Alison and Benny Cassells
Wedding: 16th March 2016
Absolutely cannot thank you, and the entire team for pulling off the greatest day. Absolutely faultless.
Speaking as an event professional, and a bride – it really was – one of the smoothest, relaxed and most amazing days ever!! I cannot thank you enough but will try my best to consolidate my feedback and write you all a beautiful testimonial to attribute your phenomenal efforts.
Again – the most amazing day – feeling very blessed and very lucky!
And I’m sure you are relieved!! Will be in touch again soon.
Thank you, Richard and the team once again for everything. Best. day. Ever 🙂
Fiona and Nicholas Roake
Wedding: 26th February 2016
We just wanted to say a massive thank you again to you, Sophia and the rest of the team for all your hard work on our big day. We literally could not have been in better hands so we’re so pleased we chose Faraway.
It was a magical day and experience for us, all that we wished for and more. We’re both very grateful for the seamless work the team did on the day, and in the build up, to make everything run so smoothly and to make us feel so looked after.
The pictures are incredible and make us feel like we are there again so we have sent a personal message to Danai. He is a very talented photographer. We look forward to seeing which shots he has selected for the album when it arrives.
Every single one of the support team on the day was fantastic from our experience (team leads, waiting staff, bar staff, cooks etc) and nothing seemed too much trouble.
Sophia was a massive support in the build up and on the day and a big thank you to her for all that she did (both in the job description and outside). That many Malaysians are never an easy crowd to get moving but she managed it with flair and a smile on her face!
A big thank you to you as well for all you did. The jokes, experienced hands and easy manner are very welcome on a day that is so important. Thank you for also helping Carl out of the first outfit (again not in the job description we’re sure!) He might still be in it otherwise!
We’ll wrap this up by saying that having you all there on the day felt like we had additional friends and family with us. The support, warmth and professionalism is something we are very grateful for and added something special to the day.
If we can do anything for you directly in future (recommendations, sound bites, references etc) please do let us know but we will happily sing your praises anyway and are happy to be Faraway Ambassadors from our experience.
Thanks again so much to all the team.
Keep well and we will owe you a beer/cocktail or two when we are next in Koh Sumui.
Sophie and Gavin Harrison
Wedding: 17th February 2016
Hi Sophia and Richard,
Thank You so much for a perfect day. You and your team exceeded our expectations. I want to do it again! I wished I had a pause button for every moment.
Divine intervention provided us with beautiful weather and sunset. Perfect, perfect, perfect!
I hope to get our photos on Saturday am before we leave so we can show our family before we fly back to UK. If not happy to have it delivered.
Thanks so much again. I love Koh Samui but love it even more now. We will have very fond memories of everyone.
Our friends and family said that it was the best wedding they had ever been to.
Take care and speak soon!
Manjit and Carl Phillips
Wedding: 15th February 2016
Once again thank you so much. Just as I emailed you the driver arrived. We have now made it to Koh Phangan.
On behalf of Mel and I, we can’t express just how grateful we were. The whole wedding process was made stress free through your patience and attention to detail.
The day was nothing short of perfect. Richard, yourself and the Faraway Villa team went above and beyond and the service, scenery and location was stunning.
It was definitely the most memorable wedding that we have attended as guests, and the number one wedding we have been to as bride and groom.
Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we would not hesitate in recommending you in future.
Richard and Melanie McIlroy
Wedding: 1st February 2016
Chris and I cannot thank you Darren, Richard and your entire team enough for making our wedding on Saturday 30 January even more magical than we expected it to be!!
From stepping in at the last minute, to your professionalism and attention to detail, you all went over and above to ensure that our day was perfect.
Your staff were amazing and all our guests commented on how friendly and efficient they all were! We cannot recommend Faraway highly enough!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Our wedding day will be a day we will remember for ever!!
Our heartfelt thanks to you all!
Mr and Mrs Tucker x
Wedding: 30th January 2016
Ps: We also think you had a hand in the weather being perfect too!
Hey Sophia !
Everything was even better than we expected. A huge thanks to you and Richard and all the staff. You made our special day even more special.
Hope that the documents and the photos will be ready soon 🙂
Have a nice day !
Gadi and Rossita Aharon
Wedding: 12th January 2016
Thank you so much as the day really was exactly what we wanted and we really couldn’t fault it!
We went to eat at the 5 islands and the food was spot on so thank you for the recommendation!
We are both really excited about seeing the photos, even if Mr Bell hates his photo being taken lol!!
Joe and Stefanie Bell
Wedding: 11th January 2016
It most certainly was everything we could have hoped for and way more!
Everyone commented on how it was THE best wedding they have ever been to.
You and Richard made everything so easy for us, I didn’t even feel stressed on the day.
We would just like to say a massive THANK YOU for all your hard work and efforts in creating our special day for us 😉 Xoxox
James and Geetha Fay
Wedding: 8th January 2016
First of all, you and the faraway villa team were just amazing.
We can’t express how we felt that day. It was gorgeous. Everything was perfect.
Thanks for everything
Benjamin and Franziska Langer
Wedding: 4th January 2016
Yesterday was a really great day for us, we both enjoyed it so much.
Thank you for all the planning and making it so special for us.
We are very much looking forward to the photos, he was super professional.
Be in touch soon, thanks again!
Will and Charlotte Holdsworth
Wedding: 3rd January 2016
It was absolutly everything we could have hoped for and more. And thank you for everything you have done arranging our day.
Thank you again for your amazing hard work!
Beau and Naomie Martin
Wedding: 2nd January 2016
Thanks Sophia and happy new year!
Still can’t believe it’s all over, the wedding was just perfect!! Can’t wait to see the photos!
Nathan and Melissa Hilleard
Wedding: 28th December 2015
Good Morning Sophia,
Sorry for the late reply, we’ve been traveling all over Thailand.
Thank you so much for a beautiful wedding! Everyone can’t stop talking about it and the pics and videos we posted to our families in both America and Thailand are getting “oooohs & aaaahs” constantly! And Netnapha feels it was her perfect fairy tale wedding even with the rain! So another huge thanks to you and Richard and all the people that made our wedding possible! We can’t thank everyone enough!
And when we head back to the island, we will definitely be in touch for a little catch up.
Thank you so very much again and thanks to everyone behind the scenes for a wonderful wedding!
George and Netnapha Ford
Wedding: 28th November 2015
Richard, Sophia, and the whole team at Faraway,
Me and Helia want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for our wedding on the 27th November. It was pretty much perfect for us! The weather; something we’re still in disbelief over, also played it’s part and ensured we could have that amazing ceremony set up. Not forgetting the boat cruise and dinner which were also weather dependant!! Even the little rain in the evening that sent us inside for the cake cutting and first dance didn’t have a negative effect! From day one we knew it would have been a call on the day with regards to the weather so we can only assume someone looking over us those days!
You and the team ensured the day went very smoothly and our guests were all complimentary for the different features of the wedding which they say kept it all interesting. Please also pass on our thanks to the fire dancers as that was truly a showstopper!
Another thanks for managing the few missing songs… I was rushed in my attempts to get music on to the usb and didn’t double check what I did!
Thanks as well Sophia for managing all my chopping and changing in the last month leading up to the wedding. I realise it wasn’t easy to deal with! In fact I hadn’t even thought of anything for a rehearsal dinner/boat cruise until Helia mentioned it late on. Then I think I confused matters by chasing up events myself. We were chuffed with the boat cruise in the end however!
Additional thanks for your flexibility in allowing us to make payments using Transferwise. I realise this is maybe not as clear cut as normal bank transfer or credit card payment but it has saved us hundreds of pounds in bank transfer fees and less than favourable exchange rates!
Please also pass on my thanks to Kris, who did a great job DJing for us.
And another thanks for the team an Kris for allowing two extra songs at the end! That wasn’t planned!
We even ended up in the bus with fellow guests on the way back which ended up better as helia was asleep and I could catch a laugh with my friends from the UK who I won’t see now for a half year again.
We are genuinely ecstatic as to how everything looked and went… thank you so much for making it so special and creating a memorable day!!
Lots of love,
Chris + Helia Sanhaji
Wedding: 27th November 2015
Getting married for the 2nd time is in some ways more daunting than the first. We wanted a smaller more private event and perhaps something different.
Having been to Koh Samui we both wanted that private beach style wedding and so we visited Faraway Weddings. After deciding to get married and choosing Koh Samui that was the next best decision we made.
Everyone says they will look after every detail but Faraway really do their private villa customised purely for weddings and the location is excellent. The variety and choices they give you really mean you can customise your wedding to suit. However the jewel in their crown is their customer service they really make it very easy through their personal wedding planner to the assistance in tackling the paperwork necessary in a foreign country.
The planning, timings, attention to detail and ease with which they assist you really does make it the most beautiful day. The food was stunning the entertainment we chose through them was first class I felt totally relaxed and able to enjoy the day.
When you walk away feeling like the people who have helped you are friends you know it has been special.
Gavin & Natasha Rose
Wedding: 29th October 2015
Hi Jennifer and Richard,
We want to say a massive thank you to you both and to all of your team who helped us make our day so special. It was incredible, and we can’t put into words how magical it all felt. We had so many compliments from our guests about how fabulous it was, how organised it all was, and how all of the details and entertainment made it a unique Thailand wedding.
We can’t wait to see the photos, it will certainly help piece together the details of the day as it felt quite surreal for us.
We love Samui and hope to come back again soon to reminisce on such a special time. We’ll definitely get in touch next time we return.
All the best with your future weddings, and Jennifer we wish you a fabulous day and time with your loved ones. You’ll be a beautiful bride!!
Amanda and Richard Howells
Wedding: 27th July 2015
Thank you for the beautiful email Jennifer!
Firstly a HUGE thank you for an AMAZINGGGG day!! Loved everyminute of it….ashame you missed Ferg and i doing the worm at the end of the night oh and me singing!
The wedding definitely lived up to our expectations and more…..was truly magical and everyone could not believe just how magical! The service truly was out of this world!!
Thank you once again and we wish you the best of luck in planning your special day! You also will be a beautiful bride 🙂
Danielle and Fergus Laidlaw
Wedding: 6th April 2015
I can’t wait to see the photos and would love to be in the brochure!!!
We are back home now 🙁 and watched some on of video clips of the ceremony last night, it was so amazing, I can’t thank you enough, you really did make our special day the best it could be, thank you again!
Lisa and Bryan O Connor
Wedding: 27th March 2015
Dear Richard, Jennifer and the team at Faraway
We are home and looking through our wedding photos as if it was all a dream.
We both wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did for us on March 1st.
One of the most fantastic things was hearing so many of our guests say it was the best wedding they had ever been to.
The food was truly the best we had eaten on the island – with our guests only worried they couldn’t eat it all.
Thank you for recommending Aez for us, he delivered exactly what we wanted – candid pictures of our day in his fantastic style.
Pastor Herman was great, his service felt personal and special to us as a couple.
The fireworks, fire dancer, bar and sound guys were great too.
We really did have the wedding we wanted and are thankful it was with Faraway.
Richard, thank you also for recommending Smile House, it had something suitable for all our guests and made it feel like a home from home.
Thank you all,
Kelly-Ann and Richard Mills
Wedding: 1st March 2015
Greetings from Railay Beach in Krabi!!!
It’s stunning here… 😉
And it’s a great place to relax and unwind after all the stress and excitement of the wedding week.
As for now I would just like to thank you, Richard and all the staff at Faraway for giving Tas and myself the most amazing day of our lives.
The wedding far and away (if you forgive the pun!) exceeded all our expectations.
Every element of the wedding was truly incredible – from the beautiful flower decorations and beach set up, to the delicious food and drinks, the fantastic photos taken by Danai (which we had a quick peep at), the brilliant music, and the fire lantern release which was a really beautiful and spiritual moment.
The fireworks were absolutely incredible – the best I’ve ever seen in fact and I was completely taken aback.
And likewise with the fire dancers.
And we really lucked out with the weather, huh?
A beautiful evening with a stunning sunset.
Most of all, I want to thank you and Richard and all your staff for being so wonderful with not only the two of us, but all our guests. It really made a massive difference and you guys really put the two of us at ease which meant we didn’t have to worry about a thing and instead just truly enjoyed the whole experience.
Our guests were so amazed by the whole thing that they spent the rest of the week thanking us for inviting them to our wedding and for allowing them to be a part of it, instead of us thanking them for coming all this way for us….
They said things like “It feels like something you only see in movies” or “This all feels like a dream.”
Well, Tas and I had a dream to get married on a beach, and you guys helped make that come true and not only that, but you made the reality better than we could ever have dreamt up.
We will always be eternally grateful.
And as this is now our wedding island (and one which we didn’t really get a chance to explore), we will definitely come back, and when we do we would love to take you guys out for a drink.
All the best for the future, and we will definitely recommend you to every person we come across!
Tasnuva and Ravi Guhadasan
Wedding: 11th February 2015
We wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you – you made everything so easy and made our day even more fabulous than we ever imagined. Wow what a magical day. Everyone said they had the best time ever.
Would it be ok to pay for the extra hours when we meet you on the 4th December? I will email you she. I know what time we will be at the hotel. Just not sure yet what time the Lomprayah is. We would love to see when you bring the pics.
Thanks again for such a brilliant day! We will never forget any of it. You are all wonderful.
Kirsty and Phil Jones
Wedding: 19th November 2014
Myself & Keely Harvey (Now Jack) would like to thank the guys & girls from Faraway Weddings in making our wedding day such a successful & memorial day/night. We can not rate these guys highly enough & would have no hesitation in recommending this people to anyone looking at getting married in Thailand. They have looked after us so well from the first point of contact all the way through to the happy event itself, and afterwards too. Their staff are both helpful to the point of above and beyond normal customer care, as well as being very knowledgeable, not just about the wedding event, but about any other aspect of your holiday too.
Ross and Keely Jack
Wedding: 11th November 2014
A massive thanks to Mairead, Richard, Rob, Jai and all the staff at Faraway Villa from myself and John. We had the most perfect day and it was all down to you all. Hope to see you next time we’re in Thailand. All the best The Dempseys!
Donna and John Dempsey
Wedding: 19th September 2014
We had such a lovely and perfect day. We couldn’t of asked for a nicer wedding planner or company (Richard and all the others as well)
Everything was so beautiful and beyond anything we could ever of hoped for.
We both just want to give our sincere thanks for all the work you put into making our day as special as it was. We found a mother and daughter on the beach who had watched the wedding and invited them for a drink later on in the night and we sung your praises so much that the mother wants her daughter to get married with Faraway as well. He he.
Julie and Sam Forrest
Wedding: 4th August 2014
Well we are back to reality now and I just wanted again to say a proper thank you to both Richard and Mairead (Who actually exceeded my expectations of how a wedding business should run, in the run up to a wedding day:)but also a thank you your whole team for making our wedding day the most special day of our lives. We found all of you so professional but also the whole team was so hard working and it felt like you all cared and wanted to make the day special and the attention to detail was second to none. Richard you are very lucky to have such an amazing team, so if you ever need a reference of if anyone who is considering using you has any questions feel free to give them my email.
Claire and Drew Bertoni
Wedding: 7th September 2014
“Thanks so much Richard,Sophia & the rest of the Faraway crew for yesterday.
You made our day so magical & unique – a true fairy tale.”
We can’t recommend you more highly xoxoxo
Raelene and Joshua Poysden
Wedding: 7th July 2014
“We would just like to send a big thank you to Faraway Weddings for our amazing day.
Everything was better than expected, and we were so lucky with the weather also. We want to say a big thank you to Richard and Sophia for their big efforts in making sure the day ran smoothly and every detail was beyond perfect.
The staff were fantastic, the music was excellent, the food was exquisite, and the atmosphere of the villa was out of this world.
Ps. All that fuss about the coup did not have any effect on our holiday in Bangkok or Koh Samui, so if you’re thinking of heading to Thailand we very much recommend it. We are already planning our return trip.”
Alex and Kylie Driscoll
Wedding: 18th June 2014
Well what can we say, its almost been a month since our wedding day and we are both still on cloud nine!!!
We would like to thank you personally for giving us both the wedding of our dreams… everything was perfect and the attention to detail was above and beyond our expectation.
We are so glad we got to work with you and from day 1 you have been so helpfull, and were always there to answer any of our questions – regardless of how silly some of them may have been.
You were very calming during the entire process as I often began to worry over the smallest of things, you talked us through everything until we were clear that all was fine; and we cannot thank you enough for that.
Our guests are still taliking about the day almost a month on many of them saying it was the best wedding they have ever been to, and many of them recommending the villa to their friends to get married.
Could you please thank the photographer (Danai) for our wedding album, it’s spectacular, and the envy of everybody – especially those that didn’t get to come with us.
We would also like to thank Richard for making us feel so at ease, all our guests thought he was wonderful.
Also to all the bar staff, the flower arrangers and all the other staff that worked so hard and played a huge part in our day, it really was the wedding of our dreams and I wouldn’t have changed a single thing.
Thank you once again.”
Michael and Gavin
Wedding: 14th June 2014
“We had an amazing time yesterday – thank you so, so much for putting everything together – it was just fabulous.
You have a really great team at Faraway – the food was great, the setting was beautiful but the service was brilliant. We (along with most of our guests) have worked many a wedding in our time and we know how difficult it can be – it was just perfect and everyone there last night was great.
Please pass our thanks on to Yan and his team who took great care of us after you left.
Rob and Kate
Wedding: 11th June 2014
“We want to say a big thank you to Mairead, Richard and the entire Faraway Team.
We could have never imagined our wedding day to be this beautiful.
Our guests are still talking about it two weeks on, referring to it as the dream wedding under palm trees which they thought would only exist in movies. Lots of guests also said it was the best wedding they have ever been to.
Graeme and I had a magical day from start to finish. We did not have to worry about one thing on the day as you have taken care of everything.
We were really impressed by the love and care that went into every detail of the day. We would not have changed a thing.
Thank you for making our day unforgettable.
We miss working with you already!”
Katja & Graeme
Wedding: 10th June 2014