Radchada Chomjinda, who heads the Human Help Network Foundation Thailand, and her husband, Samphan Akrapongpanich, played the role of proud parents for the March 31 nuptials of Siromes Akrapongpanich and Phrangphet Cheumthong at the Swissotel Nai Lert Park.
Ning and Nok.
The wedding and reception at the five-star hotel hosted the festively dressed guests who milled around a seven-tier wedding cake. Many from Pattaya mixed in among the high-society guest list, which included Sorasith Sunthornkes, assistant governor of the Bank of Thailand.
Orphanage Director Rev. Michael Weera Phangrak blessed the new newlyweds and offered advice for their future lives together. And Theresa V. Phromsuntorn, vice-president of the St. Theresa International College in Bangkok also took the stage to wish the couple well.
Speeches complete, karaoke ensued with Siromes declaring his love in song. The fairy tale motif continued, with bubbles floating in the air around the couple as they cut the cake. Phrangphet delighted women and girls in attendance by throwing two bouquets. For the guys, the groom tossed out gift boxes.
Father Michael Weera Phankrak gives the happy couple his best wishes on their way.
The bridal couple cuts the cake.
(From left) Sorasith Sunthornkes, Dr. Virachanee Phromsuntorn and Father Michael.
Elfi Seitz (2nd from right) poses for a photo with the family.
(From left) Samphan Akrapongpanich, Radchada Chomjinda, the bridal couple Ning and Nok, Laurence Futon, Sheree Wilkies, Thanaporn Cheumthong and Philipp Wilkies.
The young ladies wait impatiently for the throwing of the bouquets.