Stephanie and Jeffrey invited me to Con Dao to photograph their Vietnam wedding elopement at the stunning Six Senses. The first-ever wedding at Six Senses Con Dao took place!
A few weeks earlier, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had taken their family holiday at Six Senses Con Dao. We knew we were in good company with their choice of wedding venue.
Acclaimed architect AW2 collaborated with the owner Indochina Land to create the design. It even received the prestigious Best Hotel and Tourism Resorts Design Award at the 2012 MIPIM Awards in Cannes.
After an intimate ceremony at their Six Senses Residence, we ventured down into Con Dao village for some pictures. We ventured into the old prisons and surrounding countryside before returning to the resort for sunset on the beach.
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Con Dao Vietnam
Con Dao Islands, or Con Dao National Park, is an archipelago of 16 uninhabited islets. Off the southern coast of Vietnam, each offers expansive beaches shaded with evergreen trees. Great for savvy travelers looking to escape bustling city life, the main island boasts miles of coastal roads.
Con Dao served as a prison island for political prisoners. During the French colonial era, Poulo Condore was its name. In later years, the Saigon regime imprisoned opponents of the regime in the infamous cells known as the “tiger cages.” The old prison buildings are still standing and are open to the public, as is a small museum tracing the island’s history.
The prison system is similar to the prisons in Phu Quoc, except that during the American war, they held the Viet Cong here. The prisons in Phu Quoc were for the regular North Vietnamese Army. Being traitors to their own country, the conditions in Con Dao were especially harsh. , jailers and former inmates live here in peace.
From Stephanie and Jeff
“Just got the photos… they are AMAZING. You are a genius… wow. Thank you so much. “