Khun Srinarin ‘Yuri’ Nakkaew and Khun Thanyapong “Tod” Vanichkul at the Community Hall, Lopburi Province
“Love and mental stability is the key to proving our live” this is the definition the couple gives to their love. They show the guests that their love begins with firmness – from the time they had to live apart when Khun Yuri had to work in the country for 9 years giving them the chance to meet each other only once a month. That was when they learned that no matter how far they are, if they are firm enough, they can overcome all obstacles.
The engagement party was held in the morning. The ambience was filled with sweetness and happiness from the a mix of white orchids and pink roses with a touch of water drop shaped crystals hanging down from the wall like a fantasy English garden.
The bride came out in a pink traditional Thai pleated outfit with a golden fabric thrown over whole the groom, dashing in grey suit. Then the bride shifted into a green-red traditional outfit where as the groom donned a golden court outfit.
The evening reception still kept white as its theme, this time it was the roses and crystals. The austere community hall was transformed into a plush fairy tale castle. A tunnel lined with crystals leading people inside where a grand stage stood with a wall of crystals served as its background. Crystal-studded candelabras and white candles set the dining table blended harmoniously with a colossal wedding cake. The bride surprised the groom with her singing a love song- an act that ended the night as an unforgettable evening for years to come.
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How Chic Planner is transforming the art of
wedding planning in Bangkok
If there is one name in the wedding planner game that every bride with style most dreams about, it is his.
In the business of wondrous weddings for 13 years now, Chic Planner is one of the most renowned wedding planners in the Bangkok luxury wedding industry, offering some of the most exclusive and extraordinary services — though ‘services’ is hardly the half of it. Going beyond mere decor and organisation, Chic Planner is about experiences, about memories, and about dancing a fine ballet between dream and reality. An endlessly refined reel within his picturesque portfolio is imminent proof thereof.
We recently sat down with Suriya ‘Kung’ Krutthong, or Mr. Chic himself, to talk all things wedding planning, from transformative arts to the rise in LGBT weddings, and the paramount importance of fresh flowers. Read on and immerse yourself into the fantasy, and be mindful not to fall a head over a heel as you go along.
*Suriya ‘Kung’ Krutthong
What sets Chic Planner apart from many other wedding planners not only in Thailand but around the world, is his exclusive clientele. The bold and bright Bangkokian does not accept any walk-in customers, but prefers rather to dedicate his time wholly and entirely through appointments made in advance at his headquarters. This allows for a beautifully bespoke service and planning process. His clients are those who strive for the ‘extra’ in ‘extraordinary’, and are willing to dream big to achieve this. Like the fresh roses he adores, Chic Planner is very much a unique and handpicked wedding planner by many.
Whilst the company was founded over 13 years ago, its success and prominence is only rising, especially now. As the wedding planner puts it, “weddings are no longer just about the bride, just about the dress, or just about the photos. It is the full experience, the ambiance, the setting — every moment, every sense. More and more people are waking up to this.”
Bring the Drama
Granted, whilst the experience is what deems Chic Planner a place in the Weddings Hall of Fame, it is his impressive transformation of space that draws in an endless number of admirers. These have allowed the company to take on projects even out of the country, making Chic Planner a truly global service.
The creative process begins with a discussion with bride-, groom-, and families-to-be, before a concept is agreed upon. Each concept is entirely tailor-made and unique to each project, and whilst there is plenty of room for compromises, Chic Planner emphasises that it is essential he leave his splendid signature on each project. It is such for which he is so recognised.
Not one to hold back on grandeur and glamour, Chic Planner conducts both wedding decoration and wedding transformation. The latter has earned the wedding planner great acclaim, often remodelling entire spaces into real marvels of design and decadence. The results are insane manifestations, as Mr. Chic has become internationally renowned for his crazy conversions of space. A true wow-effect for anyone who enters his venues, Chic Planner knows how to create a whole new mystical universe for its clients. Spaces are turned from halls and ballrooms to completely unrecognisable and entirely outstanding and elaborate mini worlds; something which is extremely unique about the Bangkok wedding planner, and something really special for those who seek the one-of-a-kind.
It’s in the Details
Beyond the more obvious grandeur, this does not mean Chic Planner does not sport fine and impeccable attention to detail. In fact, the smaller accents are where the Bangkok wedding planner most sparkles.
Mr. Chic prides himself in using fresh flowers, and fresh flowers only. “We use only the finest materials, and the freshest flowers, from petal to petal. The scent is also very important; after all, a wedding experience is about indulging all five senses, not just the one.”
From a sea of flickering tea lights to a blanket of shimmering gemstones, we were intrigued by where and how he finds inspiration. “I watch movies, admire art and flowers, read design books, and travel abroad to seek inspiration. It is all around, you just need to pick which select elements to draw upon.”
Sights to Behold
Covering countless celebrities, A-listers, and even royalty, the client list of Chic Planner is long and impressive, from the wedding of Bitoey to DJ Man, to the very recent marriage of Taya Rogers to Mika Chunuonsee. Nevertheless, name-dropping is mundane to the Bangkok wedding planner, and entirely unnecessary. His work speaks — if not sings — volumes for itself.
He describes to us one of his more recent projects, where the couple he was working with had a love for the Harry Potter universe. Using this feat as the inspiration, the wedding space was entirely transformed into a sensational Hogwarts of sorts. “To imitate floating candles, we used hanging crystals, and mystical animations. There were many charming gimmicks, whilst still maintaining an elegant flair.” It is a fine balance between innovation and beauty, and proof of a transition in trends to modern times. Whilst he swoons deeply for the beauty of nature, the Bangkok wedding planner does not shy away from using state-of-the-art technologies, and playing with animations and interactive light fixtures to transform a space with digital detail.
The wedding industry is an interesting one, especially at this time, pulling away to a slight break from tradition in many ways. It is both a challenge and a driving force for Chic Planner, who embraces change like icing on the (wedding) cake. “Newlyweds nowadays are more open-minded and more willing to do something different when it comes to planning their big day.”
Another spike more commonly spotted is the rise in LGBT weddings. The wedding planner proudly and boldly holds several of these to his name, embracing a new and growing clientele and the exciting opportunities they pull into the story.
There was a time when it was questioned why there was even a need for a wedding planner, and whilst the answer can lie anywhere between time, organisation, and societal pressures, the enquiry does not exist for Chic Planner. Granted, his business dedicates the time, manages the organisation, and knows how to convey a grand image, yet people come to him for far more than that. Beyond wedding planning, he is the curator of a spectacle, even if just for one evening, the magnificent maker of a memorable, modern-day fairytale.
As we end our rendezvous seated beneath a grand chandelier within Khun Kung’s own office, we ask him for a final piece of advice he’d offer soon-to-be brides and grooms. “Always keep an open mind. Everything happens for a reason, and anything can be fixed. Remember, everything stems from love.”
Chic Planner’s Weddings Give You Happy Ever After With An Enchanting Twist
A glimpse into how Chic Planner’s floral arrangements add a touch of magic to help every couple’s dreams come true
Every wedding is magical in its own right. There is just something profoundly heartwarming about celebrating love and a couple’s new beginnings. Behind all the glam and romance of a ceremony though are months—sometimes even years—of meticulous planning. And when it comes to making your once-in-a-lifetime moment extra memorable, few can compare with Chic Planner.
With a philosophy that blends luxury and sophistication, Chic Planner has established its reputation as one of Thailand’s best wedding organisers, having topped the industry for 12 years. The reason their weddings are so magical? Chic Planner’s team’s passionate approach to curating the best in every aspect, combined with their attention to the smallest of details, plays a large role in their ability to execute the most perfect weddings for their customers, earning them the top rank in Signature Weddings magazine’s ‘Most Influential Wedding Company’ list.
Suriya (Kung) Krutthong, Creative Director at Chic Planner believes another key secret to the company’s success is their bold usage of floral décor. Inspired by nature, the flowers create a sense of grandeur that is both luxurious yet impeccably refined, offering an experience that indulges all five senses. Guests at weddings organised by Chic Planner are continually blown away by the spectacular flower arrangements, and the company’s exquisite floral installations have set a new and unrivaled industry standard.
“I’m in love with weddings,” professes Suriya. “The beginning of a couple’s new life together is such a joyous occasion. Sometimes the planning towards the special day can take up to two years, so we become very close to the couple—like family.” Chic Planner’s team value their discussions with clients regarding how they envision their big day. Many clients have been willing to take the adventurous route with the team, resulting in greatly-hyped events that use a wide variety of different approaches for truly remarkable results. For instance, a Chinese banquet was transformed under a totally black theme. An even more creative approach was used for another event, where the ballroom was turned into the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from Harry Potter. While challenging, these kinds of requests are where the company can truly shine.
Ideal for couples looking for a truly stunning and memorable start to their shared lives, Chic Planner offers a wide range of services. Pre-wedding photography services are delivered under Chic Photography, where couples can capture their love and shared happiness in breathtaking snaps. Services then continue throughout the planning process up until the big day. With Chic Planner, anything is possible—from a venue filled with 1.5 tonnes of fresh flowers to thousands of Swarovski crystals threaded and suspended from the ceiling, adding a touch of wander and luxury to help every couple’s dreams come true.
Over the past 11 years, Chic Planner has established itself as Thailand’s preeminent wedding organizer, creating stylish and timeless talk-of-the-town celebrations, tailored around the individual style, tastes and preferences of couples
LUXURY AND SOPHISTICATION are two fundamental pillars of Chic Planner’s philosophy, according to founder Suriya “Kung” Krutthong. “A wedding happens only once in a lifetime. It’s an historic day in the lives of the bride and groom, which is why we are so passionate and dedicated to create an unforgettable experience for them,” he says.
This passion, coupled with an uncompromising approach to quality and attention to the smallest detail, has earned Kung and his team at Chic Planner a reputation they are very proud of. They have created some of Bangkok’s most talked-about and extravagant wedding events, turning the wildest dreams and aspirations of many couples into reality.
Conceived from the most creative and beautiful inspiration, these splendid occasions have been so brilliantly executed, earning the company a top spot on Signature Weddings magazine’s “Most Influential Wedding Company” list.
Another secret of Chic Planner’s success, says Kung, is quite simple: flowers – and lots of it! “We have made a name for ourselves with flower arrangements and installations, using loads of the most beautiful flowers. Our use of flowers has set a new industry standard, because no one has ever used flowers in such an extravagant way. It makes it quite challenging and you have to rely on very specific skills and talents,” he explains.
The biggest reward for Kong lies in being part of the happiness that is created through weddings – the happiness of the bride and groom. “I’m in love with weddings,” he professes. “The charm of weddings is that people are always smiling when they come to see us. everyone who attends the wedding is happy. The beginning of a new life together for a couple is such a joyous occasion. Sometimes the planning towards the special day can take up to two years, so we become very close to the couple – like family, really. This is the real appeal for me, making it very different from other professions.”
Since there is such a close relationship with clients, Kong admits that there is consequently also a lot of pressure on him and his team to meet the high expectations of soon-to-be-married couples. Clients expect to be wowed and to have a wedding that’s different, and Chic Planner is known for delivering exactly that: a wow factor.
“We have been very lucky in always getting a very clear brief from clients. They would tell us what they like and don’t like, and we would come up with a concept that’s in line with that. Many couples are quite daring to go out of their comfort zone – to go along with our ideas. For example, once we decorated a Chinese banquet entirely in black, and another couple wanted the ballroom transformed with a ‘Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’ theme – something straight from harry Potter. These kind us challenges are really fun for us,” Kung says.
He has very specific ideas on how the business of organizing weddings in Thailand has evolved in recent years. “In 11 years, other industries don’t seem to have so much history. But for the wedding planning sector, so much has happened. In the beginning, Thais were only familiar with the term ‘wedding studio’. When we first started with wedding planning, it was something very new in Thailand. Back then there wasn’t anything like it, but we started doing it anyway.”
Kung admits that is was rather challenging in the beginning, because clients didn’t understand what their services encompassed. “They didn’t realize that flower arrangements and the services offered by a wedding planner are two entirely different things. As a wedding planner, we are highly specialized – it requires a lot of skills and expertise; how to use flowers in a theme to create something exquisite and beautiful, knowledge of different flower varieties, the shape of the petals, the symbolism behind some flowers… each stalk, each petal, all of it contributes to the whole event. It’s almost as if we are using flowers to create sculptural decorations,” he explains.
“Also, we use only real flowers. Whether you are standing right next to the flower backdrop or three metres away, you can still sense the natural beauty of the flowers. This is all part of the services offered by a wedding planner. It took at least three years to make people comprehend the concept, and from there on we started to make a name for ourselves,” Kung recalls.
Indeed, Chic Planner is renowned for transforming venues entirely with flowers into a magical wonderland. “I still remember when we first started – the first time we filled an empty courtyard with three tons of flowers in three days,” Kung says. “There was a waterfall, a castle… and everyone talked about it because they have never quite seen anything like it.”
He admits that, at times, the scale of the projects they take on comes with certain risks. “An example is the wedding of M.L. Songlak Svastivadhana, a member of the Thai royal family – like many of the other guests. We used altogether 1.5 tons of fresh flowers, and thousands of Swarovski crystals – all threaded and suspended from the ceiling. It required detailed craftsmanship and very precise engineering skills to ensure the safety of guests. Worse still, we only had one day to complete the task. It was a big challenge, but very rewarding.”
Kung also vividly remembers the wedding of Tan Thaugsuban, a high- society occasion attended by 16,000 people. Just to imagine the logistics is a nightmare, but he and his team ensured that it all went down without a hitch.
“Of course, I am very proud of the successes we have achieved. every event – no matter how big or small – is an experience that makes us even better, forever striving for perfection. I currently have 35 staff in total, which in this industry is quite high. everyone receives continuous training according to their individual specialties. At the same time we have a lot of fun and enjoy every new assignment,” he says.
Kung adds that Chic Planner does not have any sales staff – every team member is a specialist – and they don’t o er an o -site service. Clients have to consult with them at their studio, unless of course they have to scout a specific event location.
Asked to define their work in one sentence, he says: “Our work is a symbol of beauty, style and exquisite taste with luxury being a key attribute.”
Chic Planner offers a one-stop service to cater for any kind of wedding, with a strong focus on tailor-made solutions to ensure that every event is a
masterpiece all of its own. For clients requiring extra-special care and attention, Chic Planner Privé is a highly personalized service, complete with a dedicated personal assistant to the bridal couple. “each year we accept only three bridal couples for this exclusive service,” Kung says.
Another standout is the luxury brands used by the company – everything is of the nest quality. “There is no compromise for us, only the best will do. That, combined with our creativity, energy, workmanship, exquisite craftsmanship, the way we embrace nature in our work and the passion we demonstrate is after all what sets us apart.
“We sell exclusivity, from the first time a customer steps in to consult with us until the event that’s ultimately such an important historical page in their life. It’s our job to ensure the most special day in a bridal couple’s life is as perfect as it could possibly be.”
Devising the unique and creating the extravaganza for every wedding under the concept “Luxury”
Behind many of the most talked about phenomenon of tastefully orchestrated and ostentatious weddings that transform fantasies into reality must have the name of Chic Planner Worldwide Service as their maker. The company strives to create one masterpiece after the other and won its rightful place as one of the “32 Asia’s Most Influential Wedding Companies” by the Signature Wedding Magazine, consolidating its prime stature.
If we ask what makes Chic Planner Worldwide Service a company of great vigor that endlessly creates works that one would only describe in superlatives, the answer is this man Mr. Suriya “Kung” Krutthong- a man passionate with bringing each couple the happiness by transforming dreams in reality.
“A wedding is just a day, that is true, but for many this day marks a milestone in their lives’ histories”. This statement can be said to reflect the beginning of his 11 years long business of passion. A passion that comes from bringing lovers happiness. “I fall in love with weddings. The charms of weddings are when they come to me with a smile. The brides who are passionate about their weddings will be happy. That makes me happy. All the guests who enter the weddings are happy. Being part of the beginning of a couple’s journey of life together makes me happy. These days I don’t see coming to work as a duty to meet clients but to share and immerse in discussions with my friends. Some couples spend more than two years in discussion with me before their wedding date- leading to us becoming close and that is the charm that is hardly found in other businesses.”
“Once we have arrived where we are now, the scariest thing is the client’s expectation of the work and its designers for each client already have an idea in mind. Some may have a clearer picture while some may not. The budget is one part but expectations are much harder to deal with. Clients expect their weddings designed by us to be different and unique. That’s where we have to explain that everything goes by logic. Chic Planner is quite lucky for we have a clear image. When our clients tell us what they want it is not difficult to catch the main idea and work on it. At the same time we must admit that our clients are quite open-minded and many are daring and ready to try something off the beaten path with us. Once we organised a Chinese banquet themed wedding but in black or another time the clients wanted to Hogwarts school as their theme. This is the fun we have at Chic Planner.”
Differentiate Oneself with Unique Transformations
“Compared to other industries, the period of 11 years seems rather trivial, but for the wedding planner industry, it is long. We started when Thai society only knew of “Wedding Studios” so wedding planning was a novelty especially when there was not even a Flower Arrangement service in the country. We had a hard start because the clients did not understand the differences between a flower arrangement service and a wedding planner. People still believed that weddings with extravagant flower arrangements only needed a Wedding Planner which was far from the truth.”
“The key of this new business lies in the flower arrangements that require high skills and expertise in maneuvering flowers to create something refined and unique. We have to think of the types of flowers, the shape of petals, their varieties, their meanings, etc. Each branch and petal can affect the whole project as we use them to create a sculpture that becomes the heart of the whole concept. We always use real flowers to make sure that the guests can bask in the natural beauty of them from wherever they are at the wedding. This is part of our Wedding Planner service that took approximately 3 years for people to realise and understand us. Then people began to know us for our Flower Arrangement that once used tons of fresh flowers to create. It was the talk of the town for this industry as few people had used strange and exotic flowers like we did. It was a big challenge that required a lot of expertise.”
“What gains us a wider reputation was what we call Transformation which is to transform a space into something else. I like it when a client said to me that our work was as if created by magic and that is the definition of Transformation. The forst time we did it was when we conjured from an empty, using 3 days and 3 tons of fresh flowers, a paradise garden that stunned everyone. It was really a novelty, a glob, a waterfall, a castle like in Harry Potter – we have already done all those for our clients!”
Overcoming All Challenges
When asked about the hardest part of this creative business, Khun Kung immediately replied that the damage during the event itself is. “At the wedding of M.L. Songlak Savasti, the majority of the guests was of royal lineage. This wedding required the highest attention to every detail and not only about beauty but also the function. That time we used 1.5 tons of fresh flowers to decorate 3 tons of Swarovski crystals that would be hung from the ceiling. We had to calculate to make sure the structures would hold and no danger would befall any of the guests seating below. Accidents were out of the question! To make matters worse, we only had one day to install them. I find achieving spotless results under such a limited time frame a cool challenge to overcome. To work with such an amount of fresh flowers and crystals that required florists to manage by hand in 24 hours was the greatest of all challenges and we succeeded. The clients were pleased and kept recounting it to everyone as if they were our spokespersons. For the clients, no matter how much they pay, if they are satisfied with it, for them that is enough.”
“The other big challenge was the wedding of Tan Thaugsuban for it was not about the decorations but people- 16,000 guests at that for a chinese style banquet. We had to use a big team of producers to work out how to count the guest numbers in one hour and that the newly weds would not get exhausted from taking photographs. And we succeeded and that became my pride and that of the whole Chic Planner also. Each work gives us experience required to grow. Everything is to be a perfectionist.” And that what earn Chic Planner the place among the 32 Asia’s Most Influential Companies by Signature Wedding Magazine, an award for the devotion and passion that Chic Planner gives to its clients.
“I am fortunate to have a team that gives it their all, 35 of them- a high number for this industry. Here we train each of them for different duties and to always look for new inspirations as you can’t do it alone in this business. Each of my staff are talented and can deliver to the same high standard of excellence while I look at the big picture. That is the key to all the successes of each assignments where I did not over work myself and can also still enjoy doing it. If we had not gathered a highly skillful team, we would not have come this far.” Khun Kung also added that Chic Planner does not have a salesperson as everyone there is a specialist.”
“We began with offering our services at an Excellent level. We do not meet clients outside of our office. They must first come to us through appointments only then after some agreements we could meet up with them at the site of the planned wedding”
Luxury is Chic Planner’s Signature
“We are the symbol of beauty, style, and taste. Therefore the word Luxury summarises Chic Planner best. We can turn a wedding of every theme into a luxurious one. And our service is all-round. Apart from being an office, we’ve got a house to discuss with clients, we have got wedding planners and florists. We even got a warehouse and everything to answer to our clients’ whims. But actually, our clients come to us because I like our work. They know our style and they love it but also want a unique touch that would turn their wedding into a masterpiece which we have Chic Privé to satisfy that very class of clients- but only 3 couples per year only.”
“Do not forget that our clients are those who have already had success in life. To make these people feel impressed or more fulfilled, one needs the power and creativity. Chic Planner always adds artistic elements into its works. I never see it as a wedding but we assemble arts, natures, craftsmanship with happiness and beauty to create for them an unforgettable moment. We also use products from luxury brands to decorate our works – perhaps a key to our success in making sure our clients understand the values for their money.”
“If you are ready to be Chic Planner’s client, please do not hesitate to contact us. Just be confident of your taste and believe in your lifestyle and trust us. We offer you the exclusivity since the first moment we meet until it becomes part of your life’s history.”
It has been 3 years since Chic Planner Worldwide Service stands on the top for Luxury Western style weddings with the superlatives in terms of beauty, and extravaganzas as if by magic. A good example is that of “Khun Srinarin ‘Yuri’ Nakkaew and Khun Thanyapong “Tod” Vanichkul– a romantic wedding that became the Transformation of the Year. From the austere and grim Community Hall of the Lopburi province, Chic Planner turned it into an English Garden so dreamy it should belong only in a fairy tale, with a plush curtain of pink roses juxtaposed with purple Hydrangea and white orchids that served as a background for the glittering crystals and candles on the endless dining table. It was the night that people would remember their community hall for a very very long time.
According to Chinese Lunar Calendar, we would like to celebrate this festival with the mooncake that we are special creating for our friends and family.
We wish you all happiness and hope you enjoy the festival.
Khun Ing-plat “Klee” Kumchaya and Peerapol “Bank” Ampaiwit’s wedding at the Plaza Athenee Hotel, Bangkok.
From colleagues to soul mates and finally to man and wife. With a congratulatory bouquet of flowers sent over by H.R.H. Princess Bajrakitiyabha that brought joy and gratitude to the newlyweds, hydrangea gardens bloomed with strings of crystals as if in a castle from a fairy tale. Pre-wedding photos as well as those from the Thai style engagement ceremony lines the long corridor leading to a grand wall of white orchids that served as a backdrop for taking photographs.
A big stage dominated the reception room with a small walkway filled with green and white hydrangeas leading to yet another side stage with butterflies coming to admire the flowers.