Akaryn Hotel Group, the hospitality company with a portfolio of boutique luxury hotels and resorts across Thailand, is sharing the love with a series of unique wedding proposal experiences for couples to use at akyra Beach Club Phuket, located just a 30-minute drive north of Phuket International Airport.
The group’s creative operations team has come up with a selection of magical moments that are all about popping the question in a decidedly different but still supremely romantic style with ideas such as a floating proposal, or integrating a fire-juggling show on the beach.
“Creativity runs through everything we do”
Anchalika Kijkanakorn, founder and managing director of the Akaryn Hotel Group, said: “A strong sense of creativity runs through everything we do at akyra Beach Club Phuket, from the room designs to our culinary concepts, from aqua gym to beach parties. We decided it would also be fun to give proposals of marriage a contemporary twist.”
To light the flames of passion, couples can arrange for a private fire dance to accompany a romantic dining experience for two on the soft sands of Natai Beach. The climax of the performance is a dramatic marriage proposal presented with the words “Marry Me” lit with flames by staff hidden aboard a fishing boat sitting on the sand.
Another option for lovebirds is to make an original proposal during a private sunset cocktail and dinner on the pool deck of their private villa. The chef prepares a special selection of mouth-watering dishes to make the evening a gourmet delight, and the food is further enhanced with a fun romantic proposal when the staff secretly float a giant inflatable diamond towards the couple’s poolside table, fitted with a painted sign that says “Would you marry me?”.
To further take advantage of the stunning seaside location, romantic hopefuls staying in one of the private beachfront villas can ask the resort staff to arrange for a local fisherman’s boat to pass slowly by in the waters that front the resort. When the fishermen lift their net out of the water, the words “Will You Marry Me” appear on a large piece of driftwood as an unforgettable catch of the day.
Once it’s a “yes”, couples can start planning their return to akyra Beach Club Phuket for the “big event”, which can kick off with a stylish bachelor and bachelorette beach party with live DJs, performances and crafted cocktails.
After a day or two to recover, they can then arrange a memorable marriage ceremony by the sea with a choice of picture-perfect locations for 1 to 100 guests. The chef takes guests on an exciting journey into Asian ﬂavours, from healthy cuisine carefully crafted using healing herbs, to delicious Thai food bursting with exotic spices.
Couples can choose a western style wedding infused with elegance and made all the more perfect with the support of our professional wedding planner team, as well as a celebrity hair stylist, florists, photographers, and other professionals. If the bride and groom would like to immerse themselves in the cultural heritage of their host country, then a Thai wedding ceremony is the perfect choice.
This elegant ceremony is a special affair allowing couples the opportunity to infuse some of the Kingdom’s most cherished and meaningful customs into their day. An energetic drum procession announces the union, a traditional blessing is performed by a group of orange-robed monks, and traditional Thai food can also be served as a wedding feast.
The core ingredient is personalisation. Every aspect, from the ceremony and reception style to the décor is designed to make each couple’s day unforgettable. Food and drink menus can be upgraded or enhanced with special additions. The décor can be tailored to suit a couple’s individual tastes, expert local photographers and makeup artists can be hired, and music preferences can be curated into a personal wedding playlist.
“We created the akyra brand to offer refreshing originality and that resonates through the extraordinary experiences we provide for guests,” explains Kijkanakorn. “Our proposal and wedding experiences are designed to inspire romantic memories, and photos, that will last a lifetime.”
Akaryn Hotel Group also offers a wide range of creative proposal and wedding options at its other hotels and resorts in Phuket, Hua Hin, Chiang Mai and Bangkok.