A blissful union

Deputy Prime Minister Wissaru Krea-ngam, fourth left, presided over the ceremony. 1

It was Sunday, June 11 when wedding bells tolled at the auspicious time of 8.09am, when the groom’s procession began its march down the elegant staircase at Park Hyatt Hotel to ask for the bride’s hand in marriage. For Woraluksanai Bhicharnchitr and Ferrari Jarumon, it was a day to be remembered.

The traditional kan pratu ceremony was held in a lively manner — when friends and family pretended to block the groom’s path and cajoled him to hand out envelopes to ease the passage. Leading the groom’s party was Somsak Thepsutin, who smoothly parted the way for the smiling groom.

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam presided over the ceremony. At 9.09am, formalities began with Khunying Sujitra Mongkolkitti, representing the bride’s family, receiving the dowry. It was followed by the two families taking pictures and wishing the newlyweds happiness.

The bride, Woraluksanai, met the groom, Ferrari, through a mutual friend in Boston, US, when they both were business students. “He’s a funny person,” she recalls. “And I’m a relaxing woman. He fulfils me.”

Just before noon the bride’s parents, Worachai Bhicharnchitr and Yuwadee Chirathivat, and the groom’s parents, Soonthon and Piyada Jarumon, welcomed distinguished guests, politicians and socialites to the ballroom, where a cocktail reception was held. The day was a blissful celebration of a union that is likely to remain in everyone’s memory.

Chokdee Wisansing, COO, newspaper business, Bangkok Post Plc; Bangkok Post editor Umesh Pandey; chairman of the board of directors and chairman of the executive Suthikiati Chirathivat; the bridal couple; the groom’s father, Worachai Bhicharnchitr, executive director, Bangkok Post Plc; M2F editor Montri Pushatrirat; Post Today editor Wut Nontarit and deputy COO, newspaper business, Nha-Kran Loahavilai. photo:

The bridal couple with the Bhicharnchitr family. photo:

Somsak Thepsutin, fourth left, with the families of the bride and groom. photo:

Patsarakorn Chirathivat, chief operating officer, Bangkok Post Plc, and Rasri Balenciaga. photo:

 Nonthaporn, Alinda and Chodok Bhicharnchitr.