Hina & Shamshir in Koh Samui
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. Its about learning to dance in the rain”
Welcome to Thailand
Once upon a time and not so long ago in Koh Samui – in Thai เกาะสมุย, the beautiful island off the east coast of Thailand, Hina and Shamshir made their dream come true.
We all know we can write the best chapters in life with love, and this was not a simple version of love, it was destiny. A beautiful wedding, in this amazing tropical scenery, that was as challenging an experience as tropical monsoon. A wedding that will be remembered by all, as being very special, leaving us with a quirky smile for several peculiarities that we shall not reveal…
As destination photographers, we were naturally overwhelmed by the scenery. Endless dreamy tropical sandy beaches, coral reefs lost in tides, in a tantalising composition of turquoise water and
jungles of coconut trees. The island looked like a well-established Hollywood celebrity: outrageously manicured, with lovely blonde tresses so gracefully groomed. No other environment could be more suitable for this wedding.
Meanwhile, and contrary to our plans, the weather was being tropically challenging.
This was indeed an exceptional day, and nothing special is ever ordinary, even when it comes to storms. When destiny is present, nothing can stop it from happening.
The Indian Wedding
And there were beautiful people, in overwhelming colours, flooded the resort, singing ]to wishes of love. There were vows, bonding families and blessings.
Blessed is word Hina never forgets to utter. There was dancing in the rain, and there was rain. Hard rain. As in a typical tropical monsoon.
Note to Hina & Shamshir > The name Samui is mysterious in itself. We were told by natives that the word “Samui” derives from the Malay word “saboey”, or “safe heaven”. And this is what we keep.
We shall not forget the kind hospitality and spirit of both their families and loved ones. We were privileged to have been, to have seen, to have captured and to have shared. And to have added yet another couple in our family of friends.