Jo Klemm, President of the Classic Car Friends Pattaya and International Marketing Manager of GO Property Thailand, wed Khanittha Thailakroi on Sunday the 25th of March 2018, in a private ceremony held at the Asia Hotel Pattaya.
All concerned partook in traditional Thai ceremonies, when at 10 am, nine monks from Boonkanchanaram Temple initiated the ceremony by chanting prayers and giving blessings to the newlyweds.
The religious ceremony was followed by pouring lustral water into the hands of both the bride and groom by family and friends wishing them happiness and a long and healthy life together.
As per tradition, the groom presented a dowry to the bride’s mother, followed by the traditional exchanging of wedding bands.
At the end of the religious and traditional wedding ceremonies, friends and family joined to congratulate Jo & Khanittha. A sumptuous Thai lunch was served overlooking Pattaya Bay.
That evening under clear skies the wedding reception was held on the sprawling green lawns of the hotel. Honorary MCs for the evening were Peter Malhotra, MD of Pattaya Mail, and Jariya ‘Gigi’ Wuensche, a member of the Classic Car Friends Pattaya Club.
Margaret Grainger brought along a group of children from the Hand 2 Hand Foundation to entertain the guests with their brilliant performances of Thai and modern dancing.
The couple later took to the stage where they told friends and family of how they found each other and how their relationship developed from friendship into love. They told the curious audience their secret of how they met for the very first time… “It was in a 10 Baht Taxi” they declared gleefully.