We recently held our wedding at Villa Kalyana in Koh Samui, Thailand with the wonderful Rebecca at the helm and as our wedding planner. We literally had the best wedding you could hope for, and we wanted to leave this review for other couples who might be considering Kalyana for their special day.
We booked our wedding in October 2018 and it was originally planned for May 2020, unfortunately, due to pandemic we had to postpone our wedding 3 times, but we finally said I do Friday 25th February 2022. As you can imagine dealing with multiple postponements on our side was tough, especially given we also booked the travel for all our guests including further stays in Koh Phangan and Bangkok after the wedding week. But Rebecca gracefully was dealing with multiple weddings being postponed and moving goalposts every single day, and you would never have known it. She patiently supported us every step of the way and without a doubt made Feb 22 happen, with us both dealing with ever changing Government rules of entry, Rebecca moved heaven and earth to gain SHA+ status allowing the wedding to finally go ahead. It felt like Rebecca became an immigration, travel, government policy expert along with personal therapist to make this happen. We are so grateful and as are our 37 guests who came with us and my ever so proud parents.
Putting that aside our wedding week was phenomenal! We hosted 3 events the first being a surprise birthday party on the Monday after we arrived on the Sunday for some of guests who had significant birthdays during lockdowns. Rebecca and the team organised an outdoor BBQ, DJ and Karaoke which everybody loved. We then hosted a further surprise on the Wednesday with a boat party on a floating bar called Heaven, this was the most fun day and because we couldn’t attend the full moon party Rebecca got us lots of Neon face paints, fancy dress, wings you name it she got it and it turned it into our very own full moon party floating out in the bay in the Samui.
Finally, we then got to the wedding day on the Friday, and everything went to plan, and we couldn’t have wished for a better day. Rebecca and Beau managed all our suppliers and only choosing the very best to meet our brief which she massively guided us on every step of the way. We had the most stunning décor and the ceremony was just stunning in front of the ocean, we further surprised our guests (we LOVE a surprise) with our best friend marrying us and a Drag Queen stopping the ceremony to perform it should have been me (see social media, legendary) and then on to a Thai Water ceremony which we highly recommend, it brings all your guests into the ceremony and it feels quite spiritual and has so much meaning.
We then had cocktails & canapes, a beautiful wedding breakfast which every said was the best Thai food they have ever tried! We went for the fire show which the guests LOVED and the pictures are out of this world and finally we danced the night away with a Saxophonist and DJ which bought it all together really well.
So again, we say massive thank you to Rebecca, Mamm, Beau and all of the team at Villa Kalyana. You are the very best at what you do, and you will forever be in our hearts, you made our dreams come true and we are eternally grateful.
Anyone considering getting married in Samui, consider Kalyana it’s the best decision you will ever make.