Wedding Magic Illuminated at Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Krabi, Thailand

Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve invites couples to embark on a journey of enchanting romance and declare their vows under the starry skies of Southern Thailand with a unique and captivating Midnight Wedding ceremony.  Surrounded by the glimmer and reflection of 2,000 lit candles, which are important symbols of Thai enlightenment and expressions of unity, couples will tie the knot at the stroke of midnight. The mystical melodies of Thai musicians and stunning native botanical arrangements will set the scene for romance during this captivating service. As one day turns into the next, family and friends will join in this rare ritual that appeals to the romantic spirit.

The celebration begins with a dinner reception for up to 30 guests, followed by a midnight wedding ceremony under the moonlight sparkle.  The ceremony is followed by a late-night champagne celebration complete with a custom-decorated three-tiered wedding cake.  Wedding guests are invited to commemorate the bride and groom nuptials as they release Wedding Wish Lanterns into the sky, soaring towards the wedding star that Phulay Bay has named in honor of their union. A visually brilliant and unique Thai tradition, the Wedding Wish Lanterns are a memorable tradition which symbolizes the hopes, dreams and wishes for the couple’s new life together. A festive wedding brunch reception the following day celebrates the bride and groom first sunrise together as a married couple, all set against the dramatic beauty of Southern Thailand.

“Getting married at midnight under the moonlit skies of Southern Thailand adds an unmatched level of romance to the ritual of marriage,” says Carlos Tarrero, General Manager of Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. “Couples that choose the Midnight Wedding ceremony are not only selecting to celebrate their love, but also the beauty of the starlight and candlelight that illuminate Phulay Bay.”

In addition to the Midnight Wedding ceremony, Phulay Bay provides the perfect backdrop for romance as the lush jungles, idyllic isles and awe-inspiring scenery create an unforgettable experience. Before and after the ceremony, couples and guests can explore the limestone mountains rising from the sea, virgin rainforests, exquisite beaches and crystal-clear waterfalls, on a journey of discovery in southern Thailand. Whether guests choose to explore the Similan Islands on a private yacht, indulge in treatments at the spa or master the art of raw Thai cooking, the personalized service and ethereal environment set the scene for the majestic romance of a lifetime.

The Midnight Wedding package includes:

  • Roundtrip luxury transfers to and from Krabi International Airport for two people
  • Three consecutive nights accommodation in the Royal Beach Villa
  • 50 minute spa treatment for the couple
  • Hair & makeup for the bride
  • Wedding night dinner prior to the ceremony
  • Wedding decoration and set up, including customized floral decorations, candles and floating torches
  • Classical music during the ceremony
  • Customized bouquet for the bride and corsage for the groom
  • Blessing Ceremony (non-religious) including symbolic lighting of candles by the bride and groom
  • A midnight champagne reception that includes an elegant three-tier wedding cake
  • Lantern release ceremony
  • 2 1/2 hour brunch
  • Star Certificate naming a star after the bride and groom

The package is priced at $19,000 (based on 30 guests, tax and service charge not included)

As with all weddings at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, a dedicated wedding planner will be at the couple’s disposal to attend to every need, organize each detail, and ensure the couples’ comfort and pleasure.

For more information, visit www.RitzCarltonReserve.com or call +66 (0)75-628-111.

About Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Phulay Bay, the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve property, is located in Krabi, Thailand set along the scenic shores of the Andaman Sea. Phulay Bay represents a departure from the ordinary and is designed for travelers seeking rare, exotic and authentic experiences in the most remote corners of the world and features 54 one-bedroom villas with private plunge pools and beautiful ocean views.

Thai for “where the mountains meet the sea,” Phulay Bay lays nestled between the immaculate white-sand beaches below and limestone cliffs above. The Royal Andaman Sea Villa is the gem of the Royal Villa collection (there are six total), due to its stunning views of the Andaman, not to mention the 2 x 3 meter bed, outdoor/indoor rainforest showers, private infinite plunge pool, and separate veranda area complete with lounge chairs overlooking the villa’s beautifully manicured gardens.

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 85 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR)

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