Faraway Weddings has been successfully organising weddings since 2004 and, in that time, we have expanded from a team of 5 persons to the current 13.
Faraway Weddings Dedicated Wedding Team
Everyone at Faraway has an important role to play in creating your perfect wedding day. The weddings we create are meticulously planned and each one is as special to us as the last. Every team member strives to work hard and is professional, experienced and most importantly, friendly.This is very much a team effort and we are fortunate to share an almost family-like atmosphere between us.
The knowledge, experience and job satisfaction we gain from every wedding will give you the confidence and peace of mind that, as well as ensuring that everything goes right on the day, our presence will also add to the enjoyment of the occasion. After all, we’re there for you, to take care of everything and to help make your day special and memorable.
All Faraway team members receive ongoing training and awareness in various areas. For example everyone has attended environmental seminars which have been designed to educate people about pollution and its effects. The courses help to motivate them to implement ways of reducing their impact on the environment.
Faraway Weddings – Meet the Team
Richard has been involved with Faraway Weddings since 2005 and has performed a number of different duties within the company. As an ex writer he’s responsible for producing or editing all of our text and his main job title is General Manager, taking care of the daily running of the business. He also performs the duty of Master Celebrant for the majority of our wedding ceremonies.
Events Manager and Coordinator
Yan is a small but active team leader and despite his youthful appearance is actually older and more experienced than you would believe. Yan has excelled and grown in ability and confidence since joining and together with Gop they form an excellent management partnership to ensure that everything organized by the wedding planner runs as smooth as possible on the big day.
Wedding Reservations Manager
Jai initially joined Faraway in a different role. However, her English skills and work background make her ideally suited to her new role as reservations manager. Originally from Phatthalung, she graduated from University in Bangkok with a Bachelors Degree in marketing. She has a wealth of hotel and guest relation experience and out of work she loves music and dancing.
Wedding Service Team
Boy joins the team bringing with him great hospitality experience from his previous work on Samui and more imporatantly a fun personality and a permanent smile. Boy is extremely hardworking and a valuable team member. Originally from Chiang Rai but now lives on Samui with his family. His mom is also part of the Faraway Team and keeps the offices clean and tidy.
Wedding Service Team
Rin is in his second spell with Faraway Weddings. He is always fun to be around, very helpful and willing to take on any jobs he’s presented with. Rin also works as part of our dedictated set up team making sure everything is perfect on the day.
Bang is a great addition to our team and brings with him spelialist expertise. He has been one of the island’s top sound engineers responsible for providing the sound for numerous weddings, small and large concerts, nightclubs and Thai boxing stadiums. Bang has been a member of the team for a long time and he brings an extra element of fun with his bright personality.
Financial Controller and Office Manager
Pen, or Penpi, as we call her, is one of the original Faraway Weddings team and, as the Office Manager, is in charge of managing and mothering all the other team members. Originally from Bangkok, Pen moved to Koh Samui in 2002 and one of her main roles is taking care of the company’s accounts and finance. Pen is a busy character who is always full of fun and energy. She has two bachelor degrees from a Bangkok university, teaches aerobics in her spare time and currently lives on the island with her growing collection of dogs.
Oui is from Nakhon Si Thamarat and enjoys working near her home province. Having previously worked as a cashier at Big C supermarket, she joined Faraway to assist Pen with the company accounting and administration. Oui is another staff member who always has a smile at the ready. She’s a bright and happy team member and an asset to the company.
Wedding Service Team
Pat joins the team and brings with her a natural artistic award-wining talent. Her main role links well with this ability as she is responsible for creating menus, table plans, chair decorations and in general ensuring all of the little touches on the wedding day are right. She is from Pitsanulok but worked in Bangkok before moving to Samui in 2010.
Wedding Service Team
Thip is one of the key members of the Faraway Weddings team. Her gentle and talented touch can be found in every part of a wedding from the handcrafted floral chair decorations to the delicate finishes of a canapé. Originally from Korat, Thip moved to Koh Samui in 2006 to join Faraway Weddings and quickly established herself a popular and vital addition to the team.
Pen is the Faraway Villa manager and a long term resident of Samui. She is young, keen and an excellent worker. She takes pride in making sure the villa looks its best at all times. Pen always finds time to be friendly and helpful to everyone attending the Faraway Villa.
Originally from the UK, Dennis came to Koh Samui in 2001, via San Francisco, after spending 25 years working for a high-tech computer firm in the Silicon Valley. He is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Faraway Weddings and is responsible for all things technical, both in the office and with all of our websites.
The other co-founder and Managing Partner of Faraway Weddings is Darren. Darren is a Samui veteran having lived and worked here since 1995. Prior to this, he was a professional tennis coach in the UK, and he also trained as a chef. Darren plays a principal role in a variety of tasks from the general running of the business, to creating one of the most interactive and user-friendly websites available, and even to designing and making new canapés for the weddings.