Destination wedding photographer Kat Stanley Photography

Feature wedding – Veena & Joel

The beautiful Veena and Joel met while working in a bar, calling bingo together before they started dating. As they flirted during these bingo sessions, Joel would do his best to make Veena burst into laughter as they called the numbers, repeating extremely funny number puns… Classic folk lore for the couple.

Whilst holidaying in Kanchanaburi Thailand, the couple visited the tiger temple. Joel surprised Veena with a proposal as he had organised for a 3 week old tiger cub to present Veena with the ring tied in a bow around its neck. Veena declares it was one of the best days of her life.

Veena and Joel decided on a destination wedding, back in beautiful Thailand, but also had a small ceremony locally in the Camelia Gardens for those who couldn’t be a part of the overseas nuptials.

Interview with the bride – Veena

1. What’s one piece of advice you would give to any brides to be?


Try not to let too many “chefs” into the “kitchen” while wedding planning. It can lead to a lot of excess stress and worry.

And on the day, if something doesn’t go the way you plan, don’t let it ruin the day. Things can go wrong and just know it is all part of the journey. Then when you look into the eyes of your loved one, I promise all the insignificant stuff will melt away.

2. What is the most memorable part of your wedding day?

Everything, I don’t know where to start. Seeing Joel’s face and seeing his smile. Then partying with our friends and family on a paradise island. And the honeymoon…

3. What would you recommend brides put into their ‘bride-aid kit’?

Perfume, safety pins, lipstick and blot powder.

4. What did you give as your bonboniere?

Small Thai elephant figurines for the Thailand wedding and personalised lolly-pops for the Sydney wedding.

5. What don’t the blogs and bridal magazines tell you?

That it is better to speak to people with experience regarding weddings, rather than reading magazines.

Favourite Photo:

We have so many awesome photos from Kat, there is no way to choose!

All the bells & whistles

Ceremony & Reception – Zeavola Resort Phi Phi Island Thailand
Photographer – Kat Stanley Photography
Shoot locations – as above and Bond Island/Bamboo Island

Honeymoon – throughout Thailand
Hair – Alisha Herbert freelance
Makeup – Haylee Robards
Flowers – The Flower Guys, Taren Point
Celebrant – Father Kerry
Wedding Dress – Couture Dress
Shoes – Panash
Caterer – Amodus Cafe Cronulla

One Comment on “Feature wedding – Veena & Joel

  1. Pingback: What Every Bride Must Have In Their Wedding Day ‘Bride-Aid’ Kit | Kat Stanley Photography

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