Thailand’s most long awaited & anticipated wedding of the year celebrating the union between Vorasit Issara & Palawi Bunnag took place on the evening of Saturday July 9, 2011 at the Royal Ballroom of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Bangkok.
‘Pear’ Palawi Bunnag is an Associate of Thailand’s most respected law firm, International Legal Counsellors Thailand (ILCT), which was created in 1966 under her family’s legacy. ‘Wan’ Vorasit Issara is the Managing Director of Sri panwa, Phuket which is among the world’s top luxury hotels, owned by his family’s development company, Charn Issara Co., Ltd. Extremely successful in their own fields, the two were engaged on January 1, 2011 while yachting around the islands of Southern Thailand.
Though their traditional ceremony amongst close friends and family was privately held earlier this year, the High Society Newlyweds planned their wedding reception to be shared with a guest list of over 1000 of Thailand’s top tier a-list crowd. Among the guests was Thailand’s Prime Minister, Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva, who personally gave his blessings to the young couple. Others included Mr. Piyasvasti Amranand, President of Thai Airways International and former Energy Minister & Secretary General of the Thai National Energy Policy Office, Danai & Disaya Sorakraikitikul, fashion designer & sole distributors of Jimmy Choo Thailand.
With a Vintage inspired theme, guests flocked into the Royal Ballroom decked out from head to toe with garments and accessories from the 1940’s-1980’s. The Ballroom was adorned with white lilies, white roses and wild fragrant centerpieces, with an elegant 8 tier wedding cake taking center stage. Earlier in the evening, music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s filled the room, later making way for some DJ to spin some discsfor the after party crowd. Family & friends of the couple feasted on traditional Thai style gourmet cooking, as well as Bangkok renowned Honmono Japanese Cuisine that was freshly flown in directly from Japan for the occasion.
The evening was a press gathering and a-list wedding celebration, a truly remarkable night that will always be remembered by the couple and their family and friends.