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Faraway Weddings - Meet the Team

Faraway Weddings has been successfully organising weddings since 2004 and during this period we have evolved and grown in to the company we are now.

Every single member of the Faraway Team has an important role to play in creating your perfect wedding day. The weddings we design are meticulously planned and each unique wedding is as important to us as the last. All of our staff strive to work hard and each person is professional, experienced and most importantly, friendly. This is very much a team effort and we are fortunate to share an almost family-like atmosphere both in the office and on the wedding day.

The experience, knowledge and considerable job satisfaction we gain from every wedding provides you with the confidence and peace of mind that everything will be right on the day, and hopefully our presence will also add to the overall enjoyment of the occasion. We're all there for you, to take care of everything and to help make your day a very special and memorable event.

All of the Faraway team benefit ongoing training and awareness in various areas. For example everyone has attended environmental seminars which have been designed to educate people about pollution and its effects. These courses help to motivate them to implement ways of reducing their impact on the environment.

All Faraway employees have also received training at Bangkok Samui Hospital in first aid and basic life support and everyone receives weekly English lessons.


Nationality: English staff British
Coordination and Marketing Manager
Richard has been involved with Faraway Weddings since 2005 and has performed a number of different duties within the company. As an ex writer he's responsible for producing or editing all of our text and his main job title is General Manager, taking care of the daily running of the business. He also performs the duty of Master Celebrant for the majority of our wedding ceremonies.

Khun Yan  

Nationality: Thai staff Thai
Events Manager and Coordinator
Yan is a small but active team leader and despite his youthful appearance is actually older and more experienced than you would believe. Yan has excelled and grown in ability and confidence since joining and together with Gop they form an excellent management partnership to ensure that everything organized by the wedding planner runs as smooth as possible on the big day.

Khun Gop

Nationality: Thai staff Thai
Assistant Events Manager and Coordinator
Gop is another of our team who is original from the Isaan Region in the northeast of Thailand and he has fitted into the Faraway family very well. He is a long term Samui resident with over 15 years’ experience of working in the hotel industry on the island. He joined us from the Six Senses Resort and brings a smile and a fun personality to complement his experience. Gop speaks English well and plays a vital part on the wedding day by assisting Yan.

Khun Jai

Nationality: Thai staff Thai
Wedding Reservations Manager
Jai initially joined Faraway in a different role. However, her English skills and work background make her ideally suited to her new role as reservations manager. Originally from Phatthalung, she graduated from University in Bangkok with a Bachelors Degree in marketing. She has a wealth of hotel and guest relation experience and out of work she loves music and dancing.

Khun Boy

Nationality: Thai staff Thai
Wedding Service Team
Boy joins the team bringing with him great hospitality experience from his previous work on Samui and more imporatantly a fun personality and a permanent smile. Boy is extremely hardworking and a valuable team member. Originally from Chiang Rai but now lives on Samui with his family. His mom is also part of the Faraway Team and keeps the offices clean and tidy.

Khun Bang

Nationality: Thai staff Thai
Sound Engineer & Wedding Service Team
Bang is a great addition to our team and brings with him spelialist expertise. He has been one of the island's top sound engineers responsible for providing the sound for numerous weddings, small and large concerts, nightclubs and Thai boxing stadiums. Bang has been a member of the team for a long time and he brings an extra element of fun with his bright personality.

Khun Bas

Nationality: Thai staff Thai
Wedding Service Team
Bas is a valuable team member who works hard on the wedding day set up and is generally on hand to assist with any task required on the day. His wife is part of the catering team and so Bas fits in well as part of the Faraway family.

Khun Pen

Nationality: Thai staff Thai
Company Owner
Pen, or Penpi, as we call her, is one of the original Faraway Weddings team and, as the Office Manager, is in charge of managing and mothering all the other team members. Originally from Bangkok, Pen moved to Koh Samui in 2002 and one of her main roles is taking care of the company’s accounts and finance. Pen is a busy character who is always full of fun and energy. She has two bachelor degrees from a Bangkok university, teaches aerobics in her spare time and currently lives on the island with her growing collection of dogs.

Khun Oui  

Nationality: Thai staff Thai
Accounting Assistant
Oui is also from Nakhon Si Thamarat and enjoys working near her home province. Having previously worked as a cashier at Big C supermarket, she joined Faraway to assist Pen with the company accounting and administration. Oui is another staff member who always has a smile at the ready. She's a bright and happy team member and an asset to the company.

Khun Pat

Nationality: Thai staff Thai
Wedding Service Team
Pat joins the team and brings with her a natural artistic award-wining talent. Her main role links well with this ability as she is responsible for creating menus, table plans, chair decorations and in general ensuring all of the little touches on the wedding day are right. She is from Pitsanulok but worked in Bangkok before moving to Samui in 2010.

Khun Pen

Nationality: Thai staff Thai
Villa Manager
Pen is the Faraway Villa manager and a long term resident of Samui. She is young, keen and an excellent worker. She takes pride in making sure the villa looks its best at all times. Pen always finds time to be friendly and helpful to everyone attending the Faraway Villa.

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