Amar Rao & Mitra Raman


25th January 2019 

Angsana Laguna Phuket



Amar Rao and Mitra Raman wanted an elegant, traditional ceremony, as well as a great party for friends and family, and Angsana Laguna Phuket made that vision a reality. From their first welcome dinner, themed 'Welcome to Thailand,' the guests were ensconced in both Thai luxury and the Thai party atmosphere. Mitra reveals all behind this most special occasion. 


What made Thailand a good choice?

“I’ve always dreamed of a destination wedding in Thailand after watching YouTube videos of Indian weddings there. It has a very vibrant culture, gorgeous weather, and amazing activities for everyone to enjoy. The whole family was on board almost instantly!” 


Why did you pick this specific hotel?

“After visiting Thailand, our mums highly recommended Angsana Laguna Phuket because of their amazing amenities beautiful rooms, and great location. They were able to comfortably host all 350 of our guests and provide a different venue for each event. Also, my father was very particular about having traditional South Indian food, and the hotel was very accommodating about us bringing in outside caterers to collaborate.”


Did you have any themes?

“Yes, 'Around The World.' We based each event’s theme on a location that was special to us, our invites and signs had maps in the background, we sent luggage tags as part of the invites, and we had a travel-themed welcome area. We even had custom t-shirts!”


Which bridal fashion designer did you pick and why?

“I started a company almost exactly when we got engaged and unfortunately didn’t have time to spare. Everything worked out perfectly, however. I ordered a Nadine Dhody gown for my reception, and bought other outfits from Aashni + Co and other shops at L..A. and Vancouver. We got my wedding sari from a traditional sari shop in Chennai.”


Any tips on choosing a wedding location for other couples?

“Make sure everyone in both families agrees on the location. If you’re having a destination wedding, we highly recommend finding a planner who’s based there. Our planner, Keeran, had a lot of experience planning Indian weddings in Thailand and listened to our requests, so it was smooth sailing for us.”


350 Guests

3.5 Days of Festivities 

9 Events 

Wedding Planner: Keeran the Wedding Planner


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