A British man who won a free wedding at the Amari Orchid Pattaya’s Valentine’s wedding contest tied the knot with his Thai sweetheart Oct. 15.
More than 100 people looked on as Stephen Alexander, 35, wedded Walaiporn Chumnanr, 34, in the hotel’s ballroom.
The wedding was the grand prize in the hotel’s “Amari Loves Weddings” festival, which was aimed at enticing couples into booking weddings at the hotel. The Amari’s ballroom hosted booths highlighting every facet of its wedding service.
(L to R) Stephen Alexander, Walaiporn Chumnarn, Amari Area General Manager David Cumming, and Weeraya Sakolchai, Amari Orchid Pattaya sales manager.
The promotion included free catering, photos, wish book and lodging up to a maximum 500,000 baht. The couple’s initial deposit was also refunded.
“I was excited and happy that I won the award because, apart from getting a free wedding, I got many other gifts,” Wailaporn said.
Hotel spokeswoman Pitchaya Nittikan said the Amari “wants to sponsor the dreams of couples and our campaign did that. It will also showcase the hotel’s potential and quality in holding weddings.”
Part of the package the lucky couple won in the contest included photos, flowers and guest books.