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Masha & Dmitriy | Chai Lai Orchid Eco Lodge Chiang Mai

Chai Lai Orchid Eco Lodge Wedding

Chai Lai Orchid Eco Lodge near Chiang Mai, Thailand hosted Masha and Dmitriy’s beautiful wedding. The Chai Lai Elephant Rescue is deep in the lush mountain jungle near Doi Inthanon.
In Thailand, majestic Asian Elephants symbolize the essence of the land. An elephant wedding ceremony is the epitome of a Thai wedding. It’s a unique celebration of love—perfect for marriages, vow renewals, or a honeymoon. Held amidst the stunning Chai Lai Orchid, with a river and mountains, it’s a dream spot for a Chiang Mai wedding.
After a monks blessing at the local temple in the morning, they held their Chaing Mai wedding ceremony by the river at Chai Lai. We had a photoshoot around the impressive grounds and let off komloy lanterns to celebrate a wonderful evening.
I love the Chai Lai Orchid Eco Lodge near Chiang Mai. They are doing so many good things with their elephants and their charity, Daughters Rising, which empowers the local women. Oh, and it’s also a stunning location for a Thailand wedding!

The Chai Lai Elephant Hotel

In the Himalayan foothills, home to the Pga k’ nyau people, lies Chai Lai Orchid—a haven for adventure amid lush jungles and vibrant rice fields. Guests can swim with elephants, trek to waterfalls, and explore hidden temples.
Relax in a private bungalow with a Thai massage or discover the local Pga k’ nyau culture and sustainable practices. Explore waterfalls, watch traditional weaving, and learn to forage with skilled indigenous guides. Chai Lai Orchid is committed to protecting nature and supporting the community. They do this by donating to Daughters Rising, an anti-trafficking organization.

Protecting Asian Elephants

In the past eight years, Chai Lai Orchid rescued and cared for Asian elephants, allowing baby elephants to stay with their mothers. Guests can help watch for and observe elephants in nature, even swimming with them in the river. Wedding guests learn how to save elephants and their forest home.

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From Masha & Dmitriy

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So many amazing shots – we are very lucky to have had you capture our wedding so beautifully! Thank you thank you thank you!! I’m so excited!!! Your photos are just so special!! I looked through your NGO portfolio last night – was blown away!! You capture the light in the most magical way, you know how to connect with people, and each photo tells a story! love love love!

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