Island weddings have been very popular in the past two years. My brother-in-law's only son, pony, has long had the idea of holding a foreign island wedding, and as early as the beginning of the year urged us to go through the visa procedures for going abroad in advance. As the preferred place for many young people and even stars to get married in Phuket, they are also unyielding. The idea immediately received strong support from my parents. In order to make the relatives and friends who attended the wedding feel comfortable and happy, the pony and his wife went to Phuket at the end of March this year to make an on-the-spot investigation, planning and taking wedding photos.
Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and the smallest government in Thailand. Phuket is rich in natural resources, known as Zhenbao Island and Treasure Island. There are broad and beautiful beaches, flawless sand, green emerald water, as a bright pearl in the Andaman Sea of the Indian Ocean, holding a romantic wedding Phuket impeccable.
We were specially invited by the pony to attend his wedding in Phuket! At the end of October, our family of three generations and six members, as well as pony's parents, uncles and aunts took off from Pudong Airport to the beautiful Coconut Island by Shanghai international flight.
After a nearly five-hour flight, the plane arrived at Phuket International Airport at three o'clock in the morning. The ponies greeted us at the exit. And arranged for us to stay in a hotel near the airport.
On the morning of October 27, we set off for the wedding's destination, the Catatani Hotel on Kata Beach. Along the way, we took a bus walking through Coconut Island, where we curiously enjoyed the verdant green of the island, the magnificence and depth of the sea, various strange mountain caves, mysterious and elegant temples, temple spires, soft and delicate white beaches, bays with gentle tides and plenty of sunshine, warm and blue water, simple and low gypsy villages, streets covered with cobwebs of wires. Lush coconut trees and coconut wind, patches of pineapple and rubber trees constitute the unique cultural and natural landscape of the island. It gives people a sense of mystery, leisure and comfort.
Perhaps it is a good thing, the bus is difficult to drive on the country road, and the road is bumpy because of the poor road conditions. The old wife felt unwell and vomited and got carsick. After nearly an hour of hard driving, it was not easy to reach the destination. A flawless and refreshing island unfolds before us.
We stayed in Ocean View Hotel at Kata Beach, facing the sea, the tall coconut trees scattered in front and back of the house, like large umbrellas left to the ground. In 3-4 artificial swimming pools, the green water is clear, attracting swimmers and children from all over the world to play. The warriors who fight with the waves in the sea challenge the sea, Yang Fan fights the waves, and is not happy! Kata beach flashing silver, placed in the seaside recliners lined up, many naked beautiful men and women, prostrate on the hot beach, enjoying the sun bath. According to the mother of the pony, at the beginning, they carefully inspected six hotels and compared a number of wedding venues, and finally concluded that it was quiet, neat, clean, elegant, superior and ideal.
In the evening, we agreed to go for a walk on the beach. The sea breeze caresses and the waves beat the shore. We walked barefoot on the soft and cool beach, feeling comfortable and comfortable. While walking, there was a sound of gunfire in the distance at sea level, and the colorful fireworks shot out a dazzling light, which immediately lit up the island. The sea breeze, the sound of the waves, the blooming of fireworks, and the exclamations of the children constitute the symphony of sound, light and color!
This grand fireworks seems to be specially prepared for the wedding. Come so timely, the drive is so bright and dazzling! It adds a little joy and joy to the upcoming wedding! This is a good sign of falling from the sky.
The next morning was arranged for free activities. We came to the seaside early, and each of us chose a recliner to settle down and face the vast, blue sea. When we lie on the recliner under the coconut tree, there is a loud roar of the waves beside our ears. Under the tall coconut tree, the breeze caresses our faces and birds sing and flowers smell. We were completely intoxicated with the wonderful coconut breeze sea view. Pony's uncles and aunts, as well as sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren, can't wait to change their swimsuits and jump into the swimming pool. Clam, backstroke and freestyle are constantly changing. Leisurely to enjoy the sea water, sunshine and air brought to them by nature. We on the shore, from time to time with mobile phones to capture their beautiful figure and hot figure. At this time, we forget the troubles, there is no age gap, only laughter.
The pony's wedding will be on October 28th at 5pm. 20 held on the lawn of the beautiful Phuket Hotel, the couple held a grand wedding ceremony in the presence of blue sky and white clouds, green trees and grass, waves and blue waves, relatives and friends.
This is a pure Western-style wedding. When the host with blue eyes and high nose announced the wedding, the five-and-a-half-year-old grandson Tintin, who was temporarily invited as a ring child, stood tall with his head held high. Then the bride and father walked slowly along the aisle arm in arm, the bride held flowers in both hands, the band played the "Wedding March", and relatives and friends gathered on both sides of the aisle threw flowers at the bride as a sign of congratulations.
The best man and the bridesmaid walked down the aisle arm in arm to the sound of music. The best man wore dark suits and the bridesmaids wore pink floor dresses and held pink roses.
As she walked forward, the flower girl, holding a basket full of petals, scattered the petals all the way on the red carpet where the bride was about to pass. When they arrived at the wedding table, the best man and the bridesmaids stood by one side. The bridegroom unveiled the bride, hugged and kissed. The wedding ceremony officially begins.
(1) the witness delivered a speech and issued a marriage certificate and signed wishes.
(2) speech and signature wishes of the presiding heir
(3) parents' speeches and signed wishes
(4) Marriage vows between newlyweds
(5) Exchange rings
(6) the newcomers delivered speeches respectively.
(7) cut the cake
(8) throwing bouquets
(9) give small gifts to guests
(10) Champagne ceremony, drink a cup of wine
(11) the parents went on stage and raised their glasses with the newlyweds, and the wedding reception began. The newlyweds walked through the wedding aisle again and walked out of the wedding ceremony in the midst of a standing ovation. Wearing a white wedding dress, holding flowers in his hand, accompanied by his father, he went to his beloved.
The wedding ceremony of the pony on a foreign island is grand, decent, scenic, simple and sacred. It is an eye-opener for those of us who are tired of tedious and tacky weddings in China.
On the second day of the wedding, the bride and groom arranged a health massage for us and enjoyed an authentic Thai massage. Under the comfortable fingering, most people quickly fell asleep during the massage. Thai health massage is a popular way of massage in Thailand, which is evolved from the traditional massage method in China. Thai massage pays great attention to the stretching of the back and waist, and the masseuse works from the toes to the top of the head. The technique covers almost all the actions such as pressing, touching, pulling, dragging, kneading and so on. Thai massage is a kneeling service, with alternating movements of left and right hands, soft and even, and Thai-style health massage after bathing, which can quickly eliminate fatigue and restore physical stamina. It can also enhance the elasticity and vitality of joint ligaments and restore normal joint activity function.
A set of massage down, we seem to have a relaxed sense of transformation, thanks to the pony's careful planning and arrangement, it is rare for him to consider the problem so carefully and thoughtfully. Let's have a pleasant and knowledgeable trip.
Although the wedding abroad is over, the etiquette of the grandparents, aunts and cousins who did not go to Phuket is still good raw food. On November 2, the bride and groom held another banquet in a hotel in Shanghai to thank their families. During the banquet, everyone reported the trip to Phuket to the elderly and their relatives, and the joy was expressed in words. Our common experience is that our family not only witnessed the couple's marriage with the sea, beach and sunshine, but also experienced a rare exotic island trip to relax and unite the family. And there are a lot of windfalls. I saw the ingenuity and unlimited creativity of young people. In particular, the bridegroom, pony, is very competent, shouldering a variety of burdens: wedding planning, field trips, shopping and financial management, receiving guests and other work. According to his parents, we hardly helped. Yes, we used to be worried about young people. It seems that it's not that they can't do a good job, but that our ideas haven't changed yet.
Shanghai, November 5, 2018