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Nicole & Vaneet | Aleenta Phuket Phang Nga Resort Wedding

Aleenta Phuket Phang Nga Resort Wedding

Nicole & Vaneet had their unique Sikh & Western wedding at Aleenta Phuket Phang Nga Resort in Thailand.
Wedding preparations started at the amazing Aleenta Phuket. They then had a traditional ceremony at the Sikh Temple Gurdwara Siri Guru Singh Sabha Phuket (Wat Sikh) in Phuket Town. The couple returned to Aleenta Phuket for their Western wedding ceremony. The wedding transitioned into a lively night of celebration that lasted into the late hours. Their wedding day was a wonderful blend of cultural traditions and modern festivities.
A big thanks to Aht Yomyai for shooting with me and Nicole and Vaneet for having us with them for three fabulous days!

Aleenta Phuket Phang Nga Resort & Spa

Aleenta Resort and Spa in Thailand, located on Natai Beach, offers a luxury wedding photography experience. The resort, part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, provides private suites with pool access. Wedding guests contribute to marine conservation efforts through the Pure Blue Foundation.
The deserted Natai Beach, near Phuket International Airport, hosts this appealing resort. Cultural experiences include Thai cooking classes and guided temple visits. The resort prioritizes nature-based excursions and promotes ethical alternatives.
Embracing community-minded initiatives, Aleenta recruits local staff. The resort engages in environmental education at local schools and sponsors student teams. Aleenta Phuket supports farmers and producers. Water treatment systems in each villa cut the impact on neighboring communities. Aleenta Phuket’s commitment to sustainability extends to its French chef’s eco-conscious beachfront picnics.

Aleenta Phuket Wedding Videography

Their wedding video is from the very talented Tichakorn Cinematography, based in Phuket.

Sikhs in Phuket

Phuket, Thailand, has a rich Sikh history that dates back almost a century. The first wave of Sikhs arrived in Phuket as early as the 1920s when they worked in the booming tin-mining industry under the British Army.
Some of these Sikhs also served at the provincial court as mediators and translators. They acquired a sizable plot of land where they constructed their own Gurdwara, or place of worship. The initial Gurdwara was a modest wooden structure, which was later strengthened with concrete.

Gurdwara Siri Guru Singh Sabha Phuket

In 2001, the Gurdwara was extensively renovated into a magnificent three-story building. The second wave of Sikhs arriving in Phuket consisted of business-oriented individuals, many of whom were born and raised in Thailand.
Today, approximately 40 Sikh families reside in Phuket, most of whom are now in their second or third generation. The Sikh community in Phuket continues to thrive and preserve its proud heritage. So, the next time you visit Phuket, make sure to visit their beautiful Gurdwara and explore their fascinating history!


Sikhism is a religion and way of life that emphasizes the importance of experiencing, loving, and living with God. Sikhs believe that by constantly remembering and praising the Lord, they can learn His virtues and become like Him.
This practice of remembering and resonating with the Omnipresent One is known as Naam Japna and is one of the three core principles of Sikhism. The second principle, Kirat Karna, stresses the importance of working with honest labor and not cheating others. Sikhism teaches that dignity comes from being responsible rather than avoiding worldly responsibilities.
The third principle, Wand Chhakna, involves sharing one’s earnings with the less fortunate. This act of giving reflects the presence of God and strengthens the bond among humanity as children of the same Father. Sikhism teaches that by serving the Creator through His creation, one can experience the love and presence of God.

From Nicole & Vaneet

Sikh couple exchanging vows on the beach at Aleenta Phuket Phang Nga Resort"
Thank you Aidan!!! We love the photos, they’re exactly what we wanted! Can’t thank you enough

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