Akshay Shah & Naimi Shah


25th October 2018 

JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa 



Having grown up by the beach in Africa, Akshay and Naimi Shah definitely wanted a coastal wedding. They fell in love with JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa, and its stunning indoor and outdoor venues, which set the scene for five immaculate events. The couple had an all-white pool party and a glamorous reception, replete with a silk acrobat and a live violinist. Naimi shares why a destination wedding in Thailand is the ultimate experience.


Why did you choose Thailand?

“Thailand stole my heart more than 15 years ago; I kept coming back every other year for a short holiday, and each time, I grew more attached because of its warm people, breath-taking scenery, and overall cultural experience. I felt like I was truly at my second home in the Land of Smiles, and I knew that this was where I was going to get married.”


Did you incorporate any quintessential Thai elements into your wedding?

“Our welcome dinner had Thai decoration. We also had Thai dancers welcome us to the resort, as well as a spectacular fire show to entertain guests.”


What were your most unforgettable moments?

“Walking down the mandap towards the most incredible sunset. Just 30 minutes before, I was told that it would rain, and the venue would have to be moved. But my great décor and event team managed to hold everything together outdoors, and it turned out great!”


Which bridal designers did you pick?

“I had Chamee & Palak create my wedding ensemble, Natasha Dalal designed the reception outfit, while Gangore Bridal Studio made my pool party and after-party attire.”


What tips can you suggest to couples on finding the perfect location?

“Even if you’re not sure of what you’re looking for, try to visit every location beforehand, and once you’re there, the right venue will speak to you.”


200 Guests 

3 Days of Festivities 

5 Events 

Wedding Planner: Krish Events

Photographer: Anoop. Studio 


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