Emma + Rico – Rayavadee Wedding, Krabi – Thailand

rayavadee wedding thailand

Emma + Rico's Rayavadee Wedding in Krabi, Thailand.

I've been so excited to share Emma + Rico's stunning Rayavadee wedding in Krabi, Thailand. Partly because I get to open this story with monkeys but also because I absolutely loved being part of this experience. 

I could've never dreamt in a million years that my 'work' would take me to Thailand. I've always wanted to see the textured limestone cliffs, picturesque forests + idyllic beaches so when Emma + Rico asked Alline + I to photograph their wedding, we could barely believe our luck.

I wanted to share a huge "thank you" to Emma + Rico for letting us 'in' by being yourselves + for giving us so much creative freedom throughout the whole process. You took me to a part of the world that I've wanted to visit for *so* long + I'm genuinely so grateful that you trusted Alline + I to document this awesome wedding.

Emma + Rico had two ceremonies. The day started in the Grotto at Rayavadee, which is basically this stunning cave that overlooks Phra Nang beach. We quickly found ourselves in the middle of a Buddhist blessing conducted by actual, real-life monks. Emma + Rico exchanged gifts with them for chants of ancient blessings on their marriage as they exchanged "I-don't-know-what's-happening-but-this-is-awesome" looks at each other.

We took a short break for some portraits throughout the jungle that is ...Rayavadee. Any venue that can arrange private boats, the worlds fastest golf buggy's + multiple sea-tractors as transport is a winner in my eyes but Rayavadee is also sprawling with beautiful scenery. Within the same glance, the landscape can vary from idyllic beaches + secluded jungle habitats to awe-inspiring cliff faces + caves. It's pretty rare that I'm overwhelmed by the number of potential places to photograph portraits but I could've easily photographed Emma + Rico there for at least the next 50 years + not get bored.

Once the sun had chilled out a bit, we moved onto the main ceremony in a forest clearing. Emma + Rico's friends + family had travelled from Australia + England respectively + everyone was 100% emotionally invested in them as a couple. There wasn't a single person who wasn't on the verge of tears. As you might know, I'm incapable of crying at weddings because I'm a cold-hearted bisch ...but even my eyeballs were kind of sweating. 

After the ceremony, we strolled through the grounds of Rayavadee for some final portraits by the sea before joining the rest of Emma + Rico's family for drinks as the sun set over Phra Nang beach. Heartfelt, yet hilarious speeches echoed around the cave before that sound was replaced with the sound of 00's alternative punk rock until the early hours of the morning. I vaguely remember almost dancing off the edge of a small cliff before somehow regaining my balance off a light stand...which is why I bring light stands.​

One final quick shout out to my partner in crime, Alline for coming along with me for this crazy ride. ​I absolutely love sharing these experiences with you. Thank you being such a calming influence + for being such an amazing second brain. 

If you haven't already checked it out then you can go see Emma + Rico's Railay Beach engagement session by hitting the link. There's also a whole series of behind-the-scenes videos over on IGTV where you can watch Alline + I location scout, eat all the food + basically prance around like fools. So that exists, if that's what you're into.

Venue: Rayavadee Resort, Krabi
First dress: Top by Match Made Bridal and skirt by Martina Liana
Second dress: By Martina Liana from The Wedding House Derby
Bridesmaid dresses: By Jasmine Bridal, from The Wedding House Derby
Flower girl dress: By Emma Bridals, from The Wedding House Derby
Veil: by Richard Designs
Flower crowns: By Jo Beth Floral Design
Florals and styling by Rayavadee

krabi wedding venues
rayavadee wedding
railay beach wedding
bridal gowns
Martina Liana dress
jo beth flower crowns
Martina Liana wedding dress
rayavadee weddings
thailand elopement
rayavadee cave wedding
cave wedding
rayavadee grotto wedding
krabi wedding ideas
rayavadee wedding
rayavadee wedding
destination wedding dress
rayavadee weddings
railay beach wedding
quirky cave wedding
destination wedding inspiration
rayavadee wedding
thailand wedding inspiration
two piece wedding dress
destination wedding inspiration
groom style
rayavadee wedding
Martina Liana wedding gowns
phranang wedding
fun wedding photography
groom style
alternative wedding ideas
thailand wedding inspiration
father of the bride first look
rayavadee wedding
krabi wedding vendors
krabi elopements
krabi wedding inspiration
destination wedding tips
thailand wedding ideas
destination wedding ideas
rayavadee wedding
rayavadee wedding
wedding photographers in krabi
phranang beach wedding
the wedding house derby
krabi wedding
Martina Liana dress
alternative weddings
best thailand wedding venues
rayavadee wedding
beach wedding thailand
Martina Liana wedding
rayavadee weddings
rayavadee wedding
thailand wedding ideas
wedding ideas krabi
destination wedding photographers
rayavadee weddings
destination wedding dresses
wedding photographers krabi
rayavadee wedding
cave wedding krabi
best wedding venues thailand
wedding photographer krabi
Martina Liana wedding
fun wedding photography
fun wedding photography
happiness
fun wedding photography

Fun. Relaxed. Unposed.

Planning your Rayavadee wedding?

Limited time offer! 

Claim a free engagement session (worth £350) by signing up for more information now!

00
Days
00
Hours
00
Minutes
00
Seconds

Hey! I'm Chris.

I eat disco balls. More of that here.

Categories: Destination Weddings, Elopements, Uncategorised and Weddings.

Emma + Rico – Thailand Couples Shoot

krabi wedding

Emma + Rico's Krabi Couples Shoot at Railay Beach Club, Thailand.

I photographed Emma + Rico's Krabi pre-wedding shoot at their accommodation at Railay Beach Club before we hit Railay beach to splash around at sunset. I first met Emma + Rico in Birmingham, which is basically the same as Krabi except Krabi has marginally better beaches + Birmingham has slightly fewer monkeys.

As a couple, they are two of the most kind-hearted + warm people you could wish to meet. They both have this aura of calmness + happiness that emits from every sentence, gesture + glance. We chatted about their story, growing up in the 90's, creativity + travel. Fast forward two years + I find myself lolling around in the sea with these guys as the sky turned the craziest shades of orange + purple.

I'm sure I'll repeat this again when I share their wedding photos in the next few days but... getting to travel (not usually as far as Krabi) + see new places is something that I value *SO* much. I love the sense of adventure that surrounds shooting weddings in faraway places + I love how destination weddings bring me in on a journey that I can take *with* my couples, their friends + families. 

There's something about being allowed 'in' to tell the story of a wedding from an inside perspective that I'm drawn to more than ever + I love that (even after 11 years) I'm still finding new things I love about being a wedding photographer. Quick shout out to my lamp, Alline, for not allowing to just combust with excitement + joining me along for this ride.

ANYWAY, I'M RAMBLING! If you're not already following the whole story over on the gram then allow me to make a suggestion in the form of a hyperlink:

GO HERE!

I'll be sharing loads of behind the scenes videos from our trip over on Instagram so you can go + put your face in that if you haven't already. I'll leave you with a few of my favourites from Emma + Rico's engagement session on the beautiful Railay Beach.

elopement photographers thailand
railay beach club
railay beach club
railay beach wedding
destination wedding photographers
krabi photographers
photographers in krabi
sunset railay beach
destination wedding photographers in krabi
natural wedding photography
krabi wedding ideas
railay beach wedding
krabi wedding photographers

Fun. Relaxed. Unposed.

Planning your destination wedding?

Limited time offer! 

Claim a free engagement session (worth £350) by signing up for more information now!

00
Days
00
Hours
00
Minutes
00
Seconds

Hey! I'm Chris.

I eat disco balls. More of that here.

Categories: Couples Photoshoots and Elopements.

Unposed, Real + Fun Wedding Photography

50 Fun Wedding Photos

This is a compilation of fun wedding photos from the last few years. “Fun” is a loose term I give to images that make me laugh along with the people in the photo or laugh at the story behind it. For me (personally) – I get the most creative fulfilment from shooting images that have an ‘energy’ to them. I don’t get particularly excited about photos that are just “pretty” – I like to shoot images that tell a story or really exaggerate an element of a persons personality. I shoot wide angle almost exclusively which forces me to be involved in the day rather than perving on it from the other side of the room.

Here are some photos for you to look at instead of doing whatever you should be doing.

1. “No alcohol on the bus”

fun wedding photography

2. Flowers to the face.

pink bridesmaids dresses

3. Dance, dress, dance

london wedding photography

4. The horns

tattooed bride

5. Maria laughing at Liam

wedding photographers fun

6. My brides love me

london fields brewery wedding

7. Minesweeping level 99

candid wedding photographers

8. I would actually hire her as my flower girl

swancar farm wedding

9. The traditional pre-wedding nose hair plucking

london wedding photographers

10. Helium is wondrous.

wedding photographers london

11. Average wedding bar scene

wedding photographers in brighton

12. You weren’t planning on gardening on your wedding day?!

brighton wedding photographer

14. You know he’s about to slap his leg + leave early.

reportage wedding photographer

15. HEYYYY

how to book your wedding photographer

16. My bride bought me Jager straight after getting married. Ideal.

recommended wedding photographers

17. The guest who forgot to buy a card + present…

story telling wedding photographer

18. But first…

50 fun wedding photos

19. “Ooooooh”

wedding photo ideas

20. Emma enjoyed the dancefloor

messy dress wedding

30. I can’t remember what’s happening here but I like it.

two piece bridesmaid dresses

31. Silly posed photos? No. Outtakes whilst groomsmen attempt silly photos? Yes.

funny wedding photos

32. Emma + James stuffing their faces with canapés.

wedding day schedule ideas

33. Friday feels

best wedding photographers

34. Anna picking Mike’s nose because bogies

wedding photographers not posed

35. Literally just wants to eat her orange + chill.

wedding planning guide

36. Rach wins at creative facial expressions

wedding photographer guide

37. Hales with her favourite tattoo

tattoo wedding idea

38. He handles this so well. Proper keeps his drink upright + smiles whilst being penetrated by a cactus

syon park wedding

39. Gin + tape

wedding photography advice

40. Ollie throws cut grass up in the air because chaos.

unposed wedding photographers

41. If you can’t blow your own trumpet then are you even a bridesmaid?

funny wedding photos

42. You know when you try to balance your bouquet on your husbands head?

pink hair bride

43. Not particularly keen on it 

fun wedding photographers

44. Serious selfie game

reportage wedding photographers

45. Dave (the groom) plays with his band at his own wedding

wedding entertainment ideas

46. What is on that piece of paper?!

brighton wedding photographer

47. These guys literally just grabbed two random dogs off the street for a photo

dogs at weddings

48. Straight through the heart.

wedding photography planning guide

49. Fun Vs Security.

fun wedding photographers

50. Hide + seek + gin + tonic

relaxed wedding ideas

 

Do you want fun, unposed + real photographs for your wedding?

If you want fun photos of you, your friends + your family causing chaos on your wedding day – I’d love to hear from you. Tell me about your plans for your wedding + check availability now!

Categories: Weddings.

Laura + Harry – Santa Maria Di Castellabate Wedding

Santa Maria Di Castellabate Wedding.

Back in the summer I was invited to be part of Laura + Harry’s Castellabate wedding. This whole wedding was *stunning*. I’ve loved photographing destination weddings recently. There’s something so exciting about getting on a place + heading to a location that’s totally different to where I usually shoot. I love working with new types of light, completely different architecture + meeting people from different cultures. I always arrive at least a day in advance (because air travel) which means I usually get to meet + hang out with my couples friends + families before the wedding. Meeting everyone in advance makes it feel like I’m a genuine part of the day, rather than just the “official photographer” which builds trust + means that guests feel more at ease in front of camera. I genuinely consider this group of people as good friends + it’s sort of awesome that ‘job’ allows me to see exciting new places, meet awesome people + create photos that make people happy.

This was the third wedding I’ve photographed for this group of friends. It started back in 2016 when I shot Liam + Maria’s laid back pub wedding, followed by Ria + Jordan’s London Town Hall Hotel wedding in London before this total feast for the eyes.

Castellabate wedding photographer

 

buttonhole groom italy wedding

wedding photographers naples

ravello wedding photographer

II Caresse wedding

castellabate wedding photos

castellabate beach wedding

italian beach weddingnatural wedding photography

south italy wedding photographers

destination wedding photographers in the uk

chris barber photography

chris barber photography

wedding photographer castellabate

wedding photographers castellabate

wedding photographers italy

uk destination wedding photographers

naples wedding photographers

destination wedding photographers

fun wedding photography italy

wedding photos in castellabate

santa maria di castellabate wedding photographers

wedding at II calesse

wedding photographers brighton

brighton wedding photographer

castellabate wedding photographers

destination wedding photographer

suppliers info:

destination wedding photograpy: www.chrisbarberphotography.co.uk wedding ceremony location: santa maria di castellabate, torre perrotti wedding reception location: santa maria di castellabate wedding venue: II calesse, castellabate bridesmaids dresses: ASOS wedding planner: my secret italy laura’s dress: Watters harry’s suit: reiss

Categories: Destination Weddings and Weddings.