Nathiya & Soraj in Chiang Mai, Thailand
With a wedding coordinator, Nathiya and Soraj planned a Thai wedding celebration for more than 300 guests using a yellow and cream color scheme.
The Bride Nathiya Himathongkham, 22, jewelry designer
The Groom Soraj Prathnadi, 34, network engineer
The Date January 7
After Soraj’s surprise Valentine’s Day proposal, Nathiya began preparing for not one, but two wedding celebrations. The first would take place in the bay area, where the couple currently resides, and would be mostly for friends. The second wedding would be a destination celebration in Chiang Mai, Thailand. "Soraj’s mom and almost all his relatives still live there," Nathiya explains, "so it was important for him to have it in Chiang Mai so his family and especially his older relatives could attend." Once the couple decided on their location -- the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Hotel -- the rest of the details came together over countless emails and phone calls.
Photos By: Photo Film Studio, Bangkok
Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Hotel, Chiang Mai