Vikash Patel & Kajal Patel


9th January 2019 

Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa 



Having always dreamed of a destination wedding, Vikash and Kajal Patel found Thailand to be an unexpected treasure. From their nautical-themed pool party to their Moroccan-themed mehendi, the couple brought their own flair to their intimate dream wedding on the beach in Hua Hin. Kajal eagerly shares with us all the details


What was the story behind choosing Thailand?

“We always wanted a destination wedding where our families in both the U.S. and India could travel, but we didn’t consider Thailand until we took a trip there on a whim in 2018. During our visit, everyone was so nice and the beaches were beautiful, but most of all, we completely fell in love with Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa. The cherry on top was the fact that it was relatively close to India so my family could easily attend.”


What made you fall in love with this resort? 

“We loved everything from the halls, to the open space, to the beach right down the stairs. Most of all, we loved the flexibility of Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa to accommodate the fun craziness of an Indian wedding. From the beginning,their hospitality and service were on point, and they went above and beyond in fulfilling our menu.”


Did your wedding include any Thai cultural elements?

“Definitely! Not only did we have Thai welcome dancers and masseuses, Vikash rode in on an elephant during his baraat, although we made sure the elephant was from a cruelty-free sanctuary that we visited. We also used an open tuk-tuk for the vidaai.”


Which bridal fashion designer did you pick and why?

“My beautiful wedding outfit was made by Annu's Creations in Baroda, India. She made sure I got exactly the dress I wanted in three days, and was very accommodating when I wanted any changes made.”


Any tips for other soon-to-be-newlyweds?

“Don't upset yourself by being too picky with the details, but also remember that it’s your wedding so be assertive with what you want. Wedding planning is stressful, so choose a phenomenal wedding planner, like we did, who’ll get the ball rolling smoothly, is open to listening to your ideas, and who makes you feel comfortable.”


165 Guests 

3 Days of Festivities 

5 Events 

Wedding Planner: Shanaya Celebrations


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