Our Blogging Newlyweds, Rebecca and James, are bidding us farewell soon(although we may catch up with them around their 1st anniversary to see how things have settled down) but before they go they are sharing a few pics of their honeymoon in Thailand and a final blog with some tips for other engaged couples about what they have learned over the months of their engagement and some reflections since their wedding. It has been a great insight in to what modern brides and grooms want from their wedding day and we hope to be following another couple’s story soon.
We had used a wedding honeymoon gift list which meant that many of our wonderful guests had paid for different aspects of the honeymoon (such as the airport lounges, Tuk Tuk rides, meals out and sightseeing excursions).
We really loved this idea as it felt like our guests were part of the honeymoon and we hoped that our guests enjoyed knowing specifically what their contributions had gone towards instead of it just being money given to us and never seen again.
Bangkok was as busy and colourful as we had heard and our lovely tour guide – Miss Pookie – was so helpful in showing us round all the temples and markets.
From Bangkok, we flew to Phuket and had an overnight stay in a lovely resort on the beach. We took a ‘party tuk tuk’ to Bangla Walking Road (quite an experience!!) and enjoyed a night out together. Everyone in Thailand seems so friendly and welcoming, and they all loved the fact that we were on our honeymoon – which was nice!
The next stop was the Elephant Hills retreat in the Jungle. We stayed in a luxury tent and spent our time here being kayaked down the river, washing, feeding and stroking the elephants and trekking through the jungle for a cooking demonstration.
The whole experience was so humbling and breathtaking; I have never experienced anything like it.
The final destination was the beautiful province of Trang on the South of Thailand. We stayed in a luxury hotel right on the beach and just hit the ‘pause button’ on reality.
During this part of the honeymoon we snorkelled in the Andaman Sea, swam through the Emerald Cave, visited the night markets and had a private dinner on the beach (definitely a highlight!).
We had such an incredible honeymoon and were surprisingly sad to return to the real world after such a wonderful journey into our married lives together.”