For Namfon & Duncan their Thai Wedding Celebrations in Bangkok was the third and final part of their wedding year taking place across the globe. For me, this was part two after they had a very British wedding in Cambridge back in the summer. Now, November, I was in Bangkok for some traditional Thai events at a beautiful resort on the banks of the river not far outside central Bangkok. It was lovely to see not just Namfon & Duncan again but also to catch up with their close family and friends, many of whom I knew from their UK events a few months prior, and a handful of faces I recognised from the day I met this pair at one of their friends weddings back in Europe, Denmark to be exact.
Whilst I was staying with Poppy at the venue (Anantara Riverside Resort & Spa) for a few days before the wedding day, the celebrations themselves all happened over one day, mostly in the early morning, with an alarm clock set for 4:30am it was one of my earliest starts ever. However I was soon in the thick of it surrounded by not only Namfon, Duncan and their 200 friends and family but also Thai Buddhist Monks and a selection of dancers.
It all added up to be a very fun and educational day for me with lots of interesting Thai aspects. I’m sure the images below will explain more than I can…
by Barney Walters