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Within these pages you will find information, links, answers to questions and, other wedding event resources. In one convenient location you will be able to review a wide range of wedding information.

We recommend that you post questions in response to the articles below; answers are posted freely.

Finally you may contact us to engage our services as a wedding planner. We also provide travel arrangements for your out of town guests and affordable honeymoon packages.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Spend New Year's Eve in Monaco and Propose


Celebrate the beginning of your journey together at one of our landmark properties that offer distinctive experiences certain to ensure your day is memorable. And as every couple is unique, each Fairmont hotel and resort features authentic touches and special event planning services tailored specifically to your needs.

Whether you desire an intimate setting or an over-the-top experience, Fairmont's Engaging Proposals package will guarantee a great memory to share with friends and family

Last-minute deal for your Monaco-bound clients! At the Fairmont Monte Carlo, New Year's Eve includes a seven-course gourmet dinner with champagne at l'Argentin restaurant, live music with Jeff & the Angels.
Guests can also enjoy:

• Accommodations based on double occupancy, for a minimum stay of three nights.
• A daily buffet breakfast.
• A 7-course gourmet dinner with champagne at l'Argentin restaurant on December 31st, for two people.

This package is available through January 10, 2011, based on availability. Prices start at $1,033 per night, based on double occupancy.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Hawaii Honeymoon Cruise Package


A new Hawaii honeymoon package that promises exclusive, private experiences for newlyweds is part of American Safari Cruises' offerings aboard its soon-to-debut 145-foot, 36-guest yacht Safari Explorer. The company will begin inter-island cruises between Maui and the Big Island in December.

The romance package includes one of two top-deck balcony suites that feature a living room with a large, flat-screen TV, master bedroom with king bed and Tempur-pedic mattress, refrigerator stocked with the couple's favorite beverages, and bathroom with heated tile floors and Jacuzzi tub. They also will receive a private helicopter tour of Volcanoes National Park (other guests will fly with up to five others), and be honored at a honeymoon celebration one night at dinner.

The couple will be welcomed with Dom Perignon champagne on ice; a platter of chocolate-covered strawberries, fine cheeses and grapes; a rose-petal strewn bed; and two personalized keepsake pillows. They will have first choice of complimentary massage appointments, and their preferred wines will be stocked in the yacht's wine library. The honeymoon package begins at $7,395 per person and includes from-yacht activities, shore excursions, private transfers and complimentary premium spirits and fine wines. Guest-crew ratio is 2-to-1.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Fall in love with Cyprus


Cyprus is where Aphrodite the Goddess of Love and Beauty was born from the waves. You will experience picturesque villages, swim in the warm blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, wonder at Greek temples, byzantine churches and ancient artifacts thousands of year’s old, dance the night away at one of the lively taverns, visit small wineries and taste world renowned wines or enjoy the Cypriot cuisine at a local tavern overlooking the Mediterranean sea.

Here are just a few resorts to consider sharing your destination wedding with family and friends:

Coral Beach Hotel and Resort in Paphos situated on 500 meters of natural sandy beach, the 5-star Resort offers absolute relaxation and spectacular sunsets.

Aeneas Hotel in Ayia Napa is a unique low rise five-star Resort Hotel, covering 14 acres amidst beautifully landscaped gardens and built around what is probably the largest free form swimming pool of Europe.

St Raphael Hotel in Limassol the 216 room resort stands in 37,000 square meters of landscaped gardens a complete oasis of leisure with a golden sandy beach and its very own 227 berth marina.

Grecian Park in Protaras set in a lush protected country park, just minutes from Aiya Napa and Protaras is a multi dimensional complex of luxury accommodation.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

England’s Top Destination Weddings Locations


Following the news that Prince William and his long-term girlfriend, Kate Middleton, are getting married, a date and a place for England’s royal wedding was announced. The nuptials will take place on April 29 at Westminster Abbey, where Prince William’s grandparents and great-grandparents were also married.
Visit England, the tourism body for England, is recommending their top 10 spots around the English countryside as alternative locations for destination weddings:
1. In London, the HMS Belfast can accommodate 350 guests with plenty of space for speeches and dancing and views of Tower Bridge and the London skyline.
2. The Eden Project offers eco-friendly weddings with food sourced from local suppliers. Couples can choose from a ceremony among the lush foliage at the very top of the Rainforest Biome or in the gallery overlooking the grounds; in the evening the Mediterranean Biome can be lit with low lights that create the illusion of thousands of stars across the biome canopy.
3. The Brighton Pavilion, built for the extravagant George IV, offers weddings in the Red Drawing Room, while photos can be taken outside in the Regency gardens.
4. The Fleece Inn, a 15th century inn in the Cotswold’s, offers a ceremony in a 16th century thatched barn, with a traditional English pub for the reception.
5. The Holy Island in Northumberland and the castle of Lindisfarne can serve as a backdrop for any ceremony, steeped in history and once owned by Sir Edward Lutyens.
6. A wedding located at Highclere Castle in Kent offers the options of either a marquee in the grounds, or a ceremony inside the house with a dramatic staircase for the bride to sweep down.
7. Denbies Vineyard, in the Surrey hills, can arrange weddings surrounded by 265 acres of vines, with drinks held in the atmospheric candlelit cellars.
8. Pendennis Castle was built in the 1540’s on the orders of Henry VIII, and has protected the Cornish coast from invasion for five centuries. The circular fort is a spectacular wedding location, set high on a headland with views across the sea and several different room options, holding up to 160 people.
9. Dungeness Lighthouse in Kent is an unusual venue for a wedding, with space for 30 people at bridge level and just 10 in the Gallery.
10. At the Royal Horticultural Society’s flagship Wisley in Surrey, wedding guests can have a private tour of the garden and an evening reception in the Conservatory.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Castle Inn Riverside, Kansas


Originally a private home, Castle Inn Riverside was built in 1888, based on architectural drawings from a Scottish castle. The block-long property has been under the loving care of Dr. Terry and Paul Lowry since 1994, which turned it into a 14-room inn. Intimate weddings can be hosted in the Grand Foyer, on the imported antique English staircase or in the gardens overlooking the river. Chef works with couples to create custom seated meals or buffet menus, while the rest of the staff helps coordinate outside vendors. Favorite bridal suites include Royal Court, with its two people Jacuzzi (facility fees start at $3,500, exclusive booking of the inn is required Castle Inn riverside.

Kansas requires that couples 18 and over who want to marry must present themselves, their birth certificates and divorce decrees or death certificate. If applicable, Kansas has a three-day waiting period. All require fees of $50 to $60 for the marriage license, payable in cash or money order; no blood tests or medical papers are necessary. Licenses issued in Washington are valid for 60 days; those in Kansas may be used up to six months after issuance.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fiji's only luxury beachfront pool villa resort


Setting a new benchmark for luxury and privacy in the south pacific, Taunovo Bay Resort & Spa is located just a 25 minute flight from Nadi International Airport to Taunovo Bay's private airport. With two miles of white sandy beaches, Taunovo bay is situated on Fiji's pacific coast in the adventure capital of Fiji.

Experience world class diving and snorkeling in beqa lagoon including the famous shark dive, an 18 hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. course, white water rafting, zip-lining through the rainforest canopy, surfing frigates passage, game fishing, private island day trips, waterfall safaris, jet ski tours and shopping at art's village.

Experience gourmet pacific rim cuisine at “Novo restaurant beach and bar”, wonderful spa treatments, and a sense of refined luxury. Taunovo bay features four spectacular wedding locations including sunset beach weddings, Taunovo bay's private island, the point and Bure Vunikau, Fiji’s newest luxurious dream house.

Every villa and suite at Taunovo bay includes a private pool and every bedroom has been designed as a master. Your villa in paradise is situated beachfront and feature lush tropical landscaping, exotic interiors, a gourmet kitchen, living lounge, home theatre, daybed pavilion, private courtyards, outdoor Jacuzzi’s and luxurious en-suites.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hawaii


If ever a destination inspired romance, it's the Hawaiian Islands. Strolling along white sand beaches, enjoying an island cocktail at sunset, and relaxing to the lilting melodies of Hawaiian music make for the perfect romantic honeymoon. The islands are exotic, magical, and filled with beautiful couples are seeking to start their lives together.

Hawaii has long been America's dream destination for couples going on their honeymoon, as the hotels and resorts on the Hawaiian Islands are just as dreamlike as the islands themselves. For your honeymoon, choose from a wide selection of elegant beachfront hotels and pampering golf and spa resorts.

Celebrate your marriage in style, compliments of numerous hotels in Hawaii. Upon arrival, you'll be treated to such pampering as a bottle of champagne in your room and a room upgrade, based on availability, all simply in honor of your recent wedding.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Beachfront Weddings in Thailand


InterContinental Hua Hin Resort in Thailand is offering a Royal Hua Hin Beachfront Wedding Package until Christmas.
Nuptials are arranged in style with a refined ceremony on a beachfront setting with a triple-tiered wedding cake, a commemorative album and a relaxing honeymoon night in an Ocean Pool Villa overlooking the Gulf of Siam and 24-hour butler service.

The package includes:
24-hour butler service
wedding solemnization
complimentary flower bouquet for the bride and a boutonniere for the groom
wedding certificate
wedding photography in an album
a floral decoration and set-up on the beachfront
romantic 'love tree' planting ceremony
three-tier wedding cake
premium bottle of champagne for post ceremony toast
one-night accommodation in an Ocean Pool Villa
a bridal spa or couple spa treatment for 90 minutes
pre dinner cocktail party and set dinner for 20 guests
in-room breakfast at the villa prepared specially by a personal butler
a romantic candle-light dinner and bottle of wine for the couple
one night stay at the Villa with breakfast and romantic dinner for two on the couple’s one year anniversary

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Memory Canvas


Seton on the web is the creator of this unique concept in art, they brush weaves a running narrative of the "Story of your Life". Whether a memory trunk, canvas, table or tray the idea remains the same: celebrating your family.

This colorful one of a kind piece chronicles your heritage, family traditions and anecdotes for all to enjoy. Children, homes, pets and travels are revisited and depicted with humor, as your family's history will transcend the generations.

The memory canvas depicts the family wedding in Paris, bridesmaids, her horse, careers and their love story. Every family has a story let Seton on the web capture yours. Your family deserves this lasting legacy to enjoy today, tomorrow and always.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

South Africa’s Camp Jabulani Offers Wedding, Honeymoon Packages


South Africa’s Camp Jabulani luxury safari lodge in the Kapama Private Reserve is offering wedding and honeymoon packages through March 2011. The new wedding packages offer couples a safari wedding experience, an interactive experience with a herd of trained elephants and an educational experience through the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC).

The wedding package consists of:
• An exclusive photographic session with one of the Camp Jabulani elephants,
• Overnight accommodation for the bride and groom in a luxury suite,
• Honeymoon turndown,
• A bottle of sparkling wine and a fruit basket,
• A special signature honeymoon gift
• A private dinner or breakfast at the cost of 35,000 South African rand

The Deluxe Honeymoon package includes:
• Luxury accommodation,
• A welcome cocktail on arrival,
• Game drives, guided walks,
• A visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC),
• A lavish full-body massage,
• A fruit basket
• An exclusive private dinner, at the cost of 9,600 South African rand per room per night

The Superior Honeymoon Package offers:
• Accommodation,
• An exclusive honeymoon gift courtesy of Camp Jabulani,
• Local beverages,
• Elephant-back safaris,
• Game drives,
• Guided bush walks,
• A visit to the HESC,
• A fruit basket, flowers,
• Special turndown service,
• Sparkling wine and chocolates at bedtime,
• Private romantic candle-lit dinner and a personalized DVD of your elephant-back safari experience, at the cost of 15,000 South African rand per room per night until March 2011.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Marry Me


For many couples, getting married in Fiji is a chance to share your love with family and closest friends in a warm and welcoming setting a magical, bountiful playground of relaxing and stimulating adventures for all to savor. And the choices for your tropical Fiji wedding are endless. Experience spectacular tropically inspired wedding chapels, cliff top decks set amidst cascading waterfalls, lush tropical surroundings, a sandbank with waves lapping at your feet, or say your vows in special chapels create by island resorts, in a colonial church of the local village, or even underwater. You can choose to wear white or opt for traditional Fiji tapa costumes custom made for you. Of course you'll arrive in a traditional Fijian wedding raft, escorted by Fijian warriors and costumed attendants while being serenaded by angelic, choir voices.
Overseas visitors intending to get married in Fiji are required by law to obtain and sign a marriage license from the nearest registry prior to the ceremony with an average of 36 hours in advance. The couple must provide the following personal documents to the registrar for verification purposes at least two weeks before the wedding:
• Original birth certificate
• Valid passport
• Divorce papers if applicable
• Death certificate if previous spouse is deceased
• Written parental consent is required if either party is under 21 years of age
You can choose Fiji for your romantic getaway; you can marry in Fiji; or you can just give yourselves an unforgettable honeymoon experience. And you can tell your family and friends that weddings in Fiji are of course recognized as legal in the USA, Canada and the rest of the world. The choice is yours but anyway you choose to experience Fiji, we're sure you'll return home knowing that the only answer to Romance Me? Is Fiji Me!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Shangri-La Fijian Resort


Shangri-La Fijian Resort is located on Fiji's coral coast, a 45-minute drive from Nadi International Airport.

Set on a 109 acre private island with a causeway joining it to the mainland, the resort has natural white sandy beaches and a large natural lagoon forming a protected bay in front of the main swimming beaches, making it ideal for swimming and water sports.

The resort offers a wide range of dining options with six restaurants, five with water vistas, and six bars. The resort has one of the most extensive sporting and recreation facilities in Fiji.

For those who have dreamt of getting married in paradise, Shangri La's Fijian Resort and Spa offers a range of stunning outdoor venues and a spectacular non denominational Seaside chapel with views of the Pacific Ocean.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

For the special times of your life


Some occasions demand the most remarkable settings, and located just 270km from Cape Town, at the foothills of the majestic Cederberg Mountains, Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat, is awe inspiring location to make memories that will last a lifetime. Whether it's a wondrous wilderness wedding ceremony and reception for up to 40 guests or a quiet, intimate honeymoon celebration for just the two of you, this beautifully styled five star Relais & Chateaux lodge provides the ideal escape. Surrounded by spectacular scenery, an array of exquisite settings and breathtaking venues provide the ultimate backdrop for your very own special occasion, complimented by distinctive personal service and imaginative romantic touches.

They'll customize all the arrangements to craft a delightfully different and exclusive experience. From a family reunion and special birthday celebration, to a luxury getaway or an adventure packed break with close friends, you couldn’t wish for more. Everything comes together beautifully to create a wonderful sense of balance and well being in the heart of this oasis of tranquility amid ancient landscape.

Celebrating a special wedding anniversary? At Bushman’s Kloof you may commemorate your special milestone, recapture the magic and reminisce about the good times, while enjoying a brand new wilderness experience that will create new memories to treasure for years to come. Indulge in a spectacular anniversary dinner served in one of our extraordinary venues, or toast your future with a romantic sunset picnic in the reserve just the two of you.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

An Event to Remember at Four Seasons Bora Bora


The event space at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora has our attention as the next “it” for events gone barefoot luxury.

Start with the resort’s open-air pavilion, Otemanu, which offers 1,226 square feet of space (the perfect size for a party for you and 100 of your closest friends). The pavilion lies under a 25-foot pandanus dome with its own adjacent private beach, completely separate from the resort’s other activities. Talk about exclusive! We love that the area is customizable based on guests’ needs (think beach barbecue, a fire dancing show or a sumptuous meal, all at the water’s edge).

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Contemporary African Style Classic European Comfort


Discover two remarkable worlds: the vibrant, charismatic Cape Town, and the nearby peace and serenity of the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa. This is the edge of the world, a magical place where precipitous mountains plunge to the sea and wilderness parkland reaches almost to the heart of the city. The Twelve Apostles hotel and spa blends Atlantic Ocean tranquility with unquenchable cape vitality. Cape Town's most beautiful beaches are five minute away, while the city centre and lively waterfront are just 15 minutes by road.

Enjoy the breathtaking ocean vistas as the sun sets on another glorious African day. Unwind with cocktails, conversation and live music at the leopard room bar and lounge. envelope yourself in stunning and timeless design intimate, cozy, chic a mood that evokes a colonial style rich in colors’, textures and luxury.

Few places linger in the memory like the twelve apostles. This is the unforgettable backdrop to an occasion that demands to be remembered: a wedding, honeymoon, anniversary or family celebration. Spectacular settings, caring service, and a dedicated team to assist and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tips for Planning Your Honeymoon


Purchase your complete honeymoon in advance, including your air, hotel, and activities.

Make sure to leave at least one day in between your wedding day and your honeymoon trip. Most flights leave in the early morning, so you'll want to make sure you have everything and give yourself enough time to get to the airport.

Your passport may still be in your maiden name, so make sure the information on your air and hotel reservation matches your passport and any other required travel documentation.

Take a copy of your marriage certificate. Many hotels require proof of marriage to take advantage of special amenities exclusive for honeymooning couples.

Let your guests contribute to your once in a lifetime trip by registering with a honeymoon registry. Here, your guests will have the opportunity to purchase components of your honeymoon as gifts, such as a couple's massage, dinner on the beach, and much more.

This is a trip of a lifetime, so pamper yourself by flying first-class, upgrading your room to a suite, or by considering hotels that cater to honeymoon couples.

Go for the all-inclusive honeymoon package, with your food, beverages, accommodations, and amenities taken care of, it'll be one less thing on your mind as you travel and re-connect with each other after your big day.

Once you arrive at your honeymoon destination, remember enjoy yourselves. Indulge in this time with each other. Relax, rejuvenate, and make sure both of you are enjoying your honeymoon.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Outstanding Bachelorette Specials!


The islands of Tahiti, with their world-renowned blue lagoons and endless beauty, were chosen as the backdrop for The Bachelorette’s season finale which airs tonight, August 2 on ABC.

The dream dates were filmed at the romantic Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa, a Relais & Chateaux hotel and the dramatic final rose ceremony took place at the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa.

Experience paradise for yourself like Ali and her bachelors with these great special offers!

TAHAA DREAM ESCAPE/Bachelorette Special!
This vacation special includes:
- Roundtrip from Los Angeles
- 1 night Tahiti, Manava Suites Resort, Guest Room
- 4 nights Tahaa, Le Tahaa Island Resort & Spa, Raiatea Overwater Villa
- Interisland airfare
- Daily Breakfasts for two on Le Tahaa
- One 30 minute spa treatment for 2 persons at Manea Spa
- Welcome lei & all transfers

From $2499
Flying from Los Angeles

9 Days Tahiti, Taha’a & Bora Bora - a bachelorette special offer
This vacation special includes:
- Roundtrip from Los Angeles
- 1 night Manava Suite Resort Tahiti, Garden Studio Suite
- 3 nights Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa, Raiatea Overwater Bungalow
- 4 nights Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, Garden Pool Suite
- Inter-island flights and all airport transfers
- Meet & Greet with flower lei on arrival
- Shell lei on departure


From $3399
Flying from Los Angeles

9 Day Tahiti Romantic Moments - a bachelorette special offer
This vacation special includes:
- Roundtrip from Los Angeles
- 1 night Manava Suite Resort Tahiti, Lagoon Studio
- 4 nights the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa - Lagoon View Room
- 3 nights at Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa, Raiatea Overwater Suite
- Breakfast daily in Bora Bora and Taha'a
- Meet & greet with flower lei and private VIP transfers in Tahiti
- All transfers and Domestic Flights

From $3679
Flying from Los Angeles

Monday, August 2, 2010

NWA World Vacation Destination Wedding or Honeymoon


Celebrate one of the most important days of your life while enjoying the intimate and magical atmosphere that only an all-inclusive Palace Resort can offer you. Honeymoons are just as special, because at Palace Resorts, they can't think of a more fitting occasion your wedding or honeymoon to make sure your every wish is indulged. And no matter your reason for staying at Palace Resorts, you'll enjoy the ultimate all-inclusive experience, with luxurious accommodations, fine dining, delicious snacks, top-shelf domestic and imported beverages, 24-hour room service, non-motorized water sports, and sensational entertainment. Your wedding promises to become the moment of a lifetime at Palace Resorts, where you and your love will find all you need to make this the most special time of your life. When you say "I Do" with Palace, you can choose from spectacular wedding packages or customize our own personalized wedding package.

Escape with the one you love to the resorts that were made for love. At Sandals you can have a truly incredible wedding with an array of gourmet dining options, the extraordinary pampering of Caribbean inspired Red Lane Spas, and the most luxurious rooms and suites in the Caribbean. For an even more pampered experience, Sandals offers another level of sumptuous suites, all with Concierge Service and some with exclusive Butler Service. If your idea of the perfect wedding has always included the smiling faces and jubilant energy of all those nearest and dearest to you, then a Beaches Resort is your dream come true. Beaches welcome children of all ages. In addition, you can split your stay, with your families vacationing at a Beaches Resort while you honeymoon at a nearby Sandals Resort.

At El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels, by Karisma, much pride is taken in offering an intimate and luxurious experience with romantic touches beyond the ordinary. These upscale, all-inclusive resorts offer a new level of all-inclusive the Gourmet inclusive with truly innovative cuisine, outstanding service, and unique amenities. Get married in an oceanfront gazebo, barefoot in the sand, or under the swaying palm trees.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Girls Long Weekend Away Package in Bermuda


Bermuda is inviting all ladies to come and enjoy themselves in the beautiful and historic Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel.

The Fairmont Hamilton Princess is located only steps away from downtown Hamilton, where you can fine dine at Hamilton's best restaurants or hit the town for a ladies night out.

The package includes:
• Three-night accommodations in a room category of your choice
• Oyster and Chablis Night in Heritage Court - (Thursday night)
• One Afternoon Tea per person
• $150 Spa Credit for either the Inverurie Day Spa located at The Fairmont Hamilton Princess or Willow Stream, The Spa at The Fairmont Southampton (gratuities for Spa not included
• Taxes, gratuities and resort levy included

The package starts from $1,345 per room based on double occupancy for three nights. This package is valid year-round, for stays from Thursday to Sunday night, subject to availability.

Monday, July 26, 2010

NWA Lifestyle Romance Collection


They joined together with some of the most luxurious and pampering hotels and resorts in the most romantic destinations and in the most romantic destinations around the world to help make your wedding the most perfect day of your life and your honeymoon the most romantic. With World Vacations you'll also receive the lowest airfares on Northwest Airlines with the purchase of an air and hotel package, along with special offers on travel to your special occasion. Plus you can also reserve your trip with just a deposit and pay the balance closer to departure.

Choose to have your wedding in a beautiful destination in Mexico, the Caribbean or Las Vegas. Create a celebration you'll never forget by having your family and special friends around you in a beautiful destination. Some of the best places to get married or to celebrate your honeymoon are at beautiful, beachfront, all inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean. Most resorts offer all your food, fun, and beverages for one upfront price. You'll also enjoy pampering spas and an endless array of activities on and off the water.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Barcelo Hotels & Resorts Not just another Wedding


At Barcelo hotels & resorts they truly believe that your wedding is the most important day of your life. All of their resorts are perfectly located on the best beaches in Mexico and feature lush gardens, fine dining options, a complete entertainment program including nightly shows, the best all-inclusive programs, honeymoon and wedding packages, and their unmatched dedication and world class service that will surpass even your greatest expectations.

What makes them truly unique, though, is the attention and care taken to design each resort to instill the authentic flavor of its destination. At Barcelo we're always mindful of the first rate service and personal attention couples expect for their wedding and honeymoon.

Leave your worries behind they'll pamper you to your heart's content at their world class spa and wellness center where service and luxury are served daily. Walk along their wonderful private beaches, relax in a state of the art suite with breathtaking views and enjoy a romantic dinner.

Imagine an awe-inspiring setting for your romantic ceremony by the sea, amazing flowers, an elegant wedding cake, a superb reception, and your favorite music. Everything working in perfect harmony to bring you and your loved ones a unique experience you will never forget.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

El Dorado Resorts


El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort is Mexico's premier adult’s only, beachfront resort where couples savor a Gourmet inclusive experience. Resort offers guests an abundance of experiences tailored to couples falling in love, planning a destination wedding, celebrating an anniversary or just seeking a romantic getaway.

One visit to the white sand beaches and turquoise water of Riviera Maya and you'll discover why it's a top wedding and honeymoon destination. El Dorado spa resorts are perfect for weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries with luxury suites boasting private roofless showers, in suite Jacuzzis and beaches lined with king sized cabana beds, and the allure of romance is everlasting.

Couples staying at El Dorado Resorts offered charming services such as beach butlers, personalized concierge service and spa treatments exclusively for couples. Let them prepare an intimate evening with a romantic candlelight dinner on the beach. Or ask about the variety of stunning areas available to groups for exquisite cocktail parties, themed social events, beach celebrations and more. Aside from the exceptional setting, couples wishing to tie the knot in paradise will be delighted with the signature wedding, honeymoon and anniversary packages available.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Marquis Los Cabos Beachfront Resort


Los Cabos is an ideal beach destination for your memorable dream event because of its year around predictable climate. Accessible from major US gateways yet isolated and exciting, most hotels in Los Cabos offer wedding gazebos, terraces, beach front locations for ceremonies.

Marquis Los Cabos is a spectacular destination for your wedding ceremony and reception, blessed with breathtaking scenery and beautiful indoor and outdoor venues for wedding celebrations, rehearsal dinners and pre-wedding cocktail parties. Say your "I do's as the sky turn a brilliant crimson and sound of waves echoes your vows. Celebrate with friends and family where ocean views, gentle sea breezes and magical scenery create an enchanting ambience.

Package Includes:

Junior Suite Ocean front daily
Free upgrade to a private pool casita for the bride & groom
Coffee amenity delivered daily through a private niche and consist of a thermos of coffee, sweet rolls and fresh fruits of the season
Buffet breakfast daily
Lunch and dinner daily in any of our restaurants
Unlimited international drinks from their different bars from 11am - 11pm
Wedding dinner and drinks
All taxes and service charges

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Combine your wedding and honeymoon at Rincon Beach Resort


Imagine your wedding on a tropical beach in Rincón, Puerto Rico beneath swaying coconut trees and a breathtaking sunset as you take your vows... above and beyond the ordinary!

Combine your wedding and honeymoon at Rincon Beach Resort’s fabulous getaway made for romance! Surrounded by key friends and family members or perhaps just the two of you and officiate choose below, the Puerto Rican Tropical Wedding package that best fits your needs.

Tulips Wedding Package {an Intimate Beach-side wedding with Exquisite Dinner for Party of Four Persons}

The Wedding Ceremony at the Beach Features Offer Includes:

Arch, Torches, Limited Fresh Flower Decoration and Set-Up
Judge
Bridal Bouquet
Maid of Honor Bouquet
Groom & Best Man Boutonnières
One Bottle of House Champagne
Wedding Cake for Four
A la Cart Dinner for Four (4) at Brasas Restaurant which includes:
Appetizer & Entrée
Bottles Of House Wine during Dinner
Sales Tax and Gratuities
For Bride & Groom
3 Nights / 4 Days Stay
In Junior Suite Accommodation
Includes Government Room Tax & Resort Fee for Three (3) Nights



Orchids Wedding Package {an Intimate Beach-side wedding with Exquisite Dinner for Party of up to ten persons}

The Wedding Ceremony at the Beach Features Offer Includes:

Arch, Torches, Limited Fresh Flower Decoration and Set-Up
Judge
Bridal Bouquet
Maid of Honor Bouquet
Groom & Best Man Boutonnières
Two Bottles of House Champagne
Wedding Cake for Ten persons
A la Carte Dinner for Ten (10)
At Brasas Restaurant which includes:
Appetizer & Entrée
Two Bottles of House Wine during Dinner
Sales Tax and Gratuities
For Bride & Groom
3 Nights / 4 Days Stay
In Junior Suite Accommodation
Includes Government Room Tax & Resort Fee for Three (3) Nights


Roses Wedding Package {A Memorable Beach-side wedding with Exquisite Dinner for Families and Friends up To 25 Persons}

The Wedding Ceremony at the Beach Features Offer Includes:

Arch, Torches, Limited Fresh Flower Decoration and Set-Up
Judge
Bridal Bouquet
Maid of Honor Bouquet
Groom & Best Man Boutonnières
Five (5) Bottles of House Champagne
Wedding Cake for Twenty Five People
Ocean View Sit Down Dinner for 25 People at Pelican Grill which includes:
Appetizer & Entrée
5 Bottles of House Wine during Dinner
Decorative Table Centerpiece
Sales Tax and Gratuities
For Bride & Groom
3 Nights / 4 Days Stay
In Junior Suite Accommodation
Includes Government Room Tax & Resort Fee for Three (3) Nights



A Memorable Beach-side Wedding with Exquisite Dinner for Families and Friends Up To 50 Persons

The Wedding Ceremony at the Beach Features Offer Includes:

Arch, Torches, Limited Fresh Flower Decoration and Set-Up
Judge
Bridal Bouquet
Maid of Honor Bouquet
Groom & Best Man Boutonnières
Ten (10) Bottles of House Champagne
Wedding Cake for Fifty People
Ocean View Sit down Dinner for 50 People at Flamboyan Courtyard which includes:
Appetizer & Entrée
Ten Bottles of House Wine during Dinner
Decorative Table Centerpiece
Sales Tax and Gratuities
For Bride & Groom
3 Nights / 4 Days Stay
In Junior Suite Accommodation
Includes Government Room Tax & Resort Fee for Three (3) Nights

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Real Resorts Romance Wedding Package


Real Resorts Romance Wedding Package

Simple elegance for a spectacular once in a lifetime even, the Eternal Romance Package offers one of the most beautiful and enchanting wedding settings in the world. Keeping ceremonies in mind, Real Resorts has beautifully decorated waterfront gazebos, ideal outdoor settings to exchange wedding vows.

The romance wedding package includes:Decorated wedding gazebo
Wedding cake
CD player for the ceremony (bring your own music)
Champagne toast (domestic brand) after the ceremony
Complimentary upgrade of room or suite (subject to availability upon arrival)
Bride’s bouquet (fresh flowers)
Grooms boutonniere
Witness (if required)
Fruit basket and domestic champagne
Continental breakfast in bed the morning after the ceremony

The Eternal Romance Wedding Package includes:
Special decoration in the couple's suite
Decorated wedding gazebo
Flower centerpiece for the altar
Bride’s bouquet and grooms boutonniere
Wedding cake
Champagne toast (domestic brand) after the ceremony
Professional photography services with 24 color photos on a CD
CD player for the ceremony (bring your own music)
Complimentary upgrade of room or suite (subject to availability upon arrival)
Private romantic candlelit dinner for the couple
Special breakfast in bed the morning after the ceremony
Witness (if required)
25 minute massage for the couple (by appointment)
Late check-out for the couple until 6pm (based on availability)

Classic wedding package includes:
Special wedding souvenir for the couple
Decorated wedding gazebo
Wedding cake
CD player for the ceremony (bring your own music)
Champagne toast (domestic brand) after the ceremony
Complimentary upgrade of room or suite (subject to availability upon arrival)
Natural flower centerpiece for the altar at the ceremony
Bride’s bouquet (fresh flowers)
Grooms boutonniere
Witness (if required)
Champagne breakfast in bed the morning after the ceremony

Luxury package includes:Beautifully decorated setting for the ceremony with red carpet and floral centerpiece on altar
Bride’s bouquet and grooms boutonniere
Pressing of the wedding dress
Wedding cake
Champagne toast (domestic brand) and cold hors d'oeuvres served after the ceremony
Keepsake album with 24 4x6 color prints and a CD
Live mariachi band (45 minute set)
Complimentary upgrade of room or suite (subject to availability upon arrival)
Private romantic candlelit dinner on the beach for the couple
Petit fours and champagne turndown service the evening of the wedding
Witness (if required)
Champagne breakfast in bed the morning after the ceremony
50 minute in-suite couple massages
Hairstyling and makeup for the bride
Spazul manicure and pedicure for the bride (by appointment at spazul)
Late check out for the couple until 6pm (subject to availability)

The star crossed lover’s package includes:Private roundtrip limousine transfer for the couple from airport to resort
Welcome cocktail cruise (1 hour)
Decorated wedding location
Brides bouquet consisting of a dozen fresh roses (brides choice of colors; other flowers are available upon request)
Grooms boutonniere
Solo entertainer (guitarist, violinist, saxophonist subject to availability) 45 min set
Three course dinner reception under the stars
Professional photographer and 36 4x6 color prints, one 6x8 print on a CD
Handmade keepsake wedding album
Professional video services for ceremony and 30 minute edited DVD
Witness (if required)
Breakfast in bed the morning after the ceremony
Rose petal turndown service and scented bath for two
Romantic escape a chocolate body wrap for two fresh fruit plate followed by a relaxation massage then to complete the romantic evening and aphrodisiac bath and a bottle of sparkling wine (by appointment)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Presidente Intercontinental Cozumel Resort & Spa


Set on the Marine National Park, home to one of the world largest and richest reef systems, Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa is a unique hideaway, secluded and surrounded by lush vegetation.

After a big renovation, this resort offers upgraded facilities and a unique vacation experience for the discerning traveler.

Since our Mayan ancestors, Cozumel has always been considered the special place. For our Mayan Ancestors, it was a sacred island, home of Ixchel, Goddess of Fertility.

What better way is there to celebrate a special occasion than with all the finest, special touches only to be found at Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa? Elegant, luxurious, exhilarating, intimate and exceptionally romantic, there is no doubt that you will find all the magic you are looking for. Imagine strolling along a palm fringed beach of pure white sand against a backdrop of sparkling Caribbean sea or sharing an exquisite dinner together with your loved one while watching the sun settle down at the horizon and the sky lighting up with thousands of stars.

Heart's Desires package includes:
Beach front superior accommodation
Welcome cocktail upon arrival
A red rose’s bouquet in the room at your arrival
Romantic decoration of your room
Welcome regional amenity
Yucatan Awakening Spa Treatment
Sunset Boat promenade
A bottle of Champagne Moet Chandon
One romantic candle dinner
One breakfast in the intimacy of your room or terrace

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Lavishly "Say I Do"


Malliouhana Hotel & Spa Anguilla British West Indies, an extra ordinary 5 nights stay in a Junior Suite to lavishly "Say I Do". They will prepare everything with style from your arrival until they say good bye.

Your stay and your bridal suite
Five nights in a Junior Suite or our Honeymoon Suite with daily Continental breakfast
Welcome greeting at the airport/ferry and transfer to/from hotel
A sunset cruise along the coast of Anguilla on the Hotel's private motor launch with your choice of fruit punch or rum punch

Prior to our wedding ceremony, for the bride to be
Manicure and pedicure
Hairstyle and professional make up including a trial

Their support for your wedding legal requirements
Town car transportation to/from registrar's office
Services of minister or justice of the peace
Marriage stamps and certificate

For your wedding ceremony
Beautiful wedding tent overlooking Turtle Cove beach, Meads Bay beach or in the gardens overlooking the ocean, or any other location of your choice
Petals pathway with flower arrangement
Bridal bouquet and boutonniere
Guitarist and singer
A photographer (36 exposures including negatives and album)
A bottle of French champagne

Your wedding dinner reception at The Restaurant
A four course wedding dinner for two chosen in advance from our a la carte menu
Wedding cake for two

On your wedding night
Wedding night turn down service with petals on bed
Complimentary in room spa (bath, essential oil)
Champagne and seasonal fruit dipped in chocolate

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Let your love soar in our Mexican Caribbean paradise


Mayan ceremony is spiritual interactive and in harmony with nature the universe and four basic elements (fire, earth, water and air). The shaman will bless the union, setting an altar for the Mayan gods with flowers, fruits, seeds and fire. This ceremony takes place on the beach.

Real Resorts Mayan ceremony includes:
Shaman to celebrate the blessing of the Mayan Gods
Live Mayan pre-Hispanic music and sounds
Decorated beach ceremony
Sacred wine as an offering for the bride and groom
Special offerings for the ceremony (fruits candles and flowers)
Crowns of natural flowers for the bride and groom
Complimentary upgrade of room or suite (subject to availability upon arrival)
One bottle of sparkling wine and fruit basket in your suite on night of the wedding
Special suite decoration on the day of the wedding
Guaranteed king size bed
Breakfast in bed the morning after the ceremony
Late check out for the couple until 6pm (subject to availability)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Dreams of a Lifetime can Begin With “I Do" in Aruba


Aruba serenades newlyweds with the rhythms of the waves softly hitting the shore and gentle sounds of rustling palms during a romantic walk on the beach. Aruba is perfectly suited from romantic getaways, honeymoons and weddings. Vacationing pairs are given special treatment with extensive couple-oriented activities, whether dining in intimate eateries, swaying to island tunes in beachside bars or indulging in a shared massage in exotic spas.

Evening Escapades
Couples recline along the deck of a slick catamaran, luxuriating in the soothing sensation of gliding across the sea's surface as you are served colorful refreshing cocktails

Toasts are often made by moonlight. A private dinner set up on the beach over a carpet of white sand, or a romantic meal out on the water to the sway of calm seas, helps provide the continuation of an unforgettable evening.

Lady luck often smiles on the honeymooning couple, with the carnival like atmosphere of the casino lasting into the wee hours of the morning.

Dancing while wrapped in each other's arms to the sounds of a fast-paced salsa or merengue, or in appreciating the footwork of professional dancers during a live show, rounds out the evening, perfectly topped off with a lingering kiss during a last stroll along a deserted beach.

Walking Down a Sand Aisle
Friends and family look on admiringly as a barefoot bride delicately strolls down a sand aisle. The resounding pop of a champagne bottle marks the end of the ceremony as guests rush in to congratulate the gloriously happy couple.

Historic, gabled colonial buildings and quaint island churches create similarly picturesque venues in which to create the once in a lifetime event of a wedding or renewal of vows celebration.


Create Your Memories as Mr. & Mrs.: Daytime Delights
Rising to the aroma of fresh-brewed coffee and the anticipation of a breakfast served bedside is only the start of one of many perfect days experienced together in Aruba.

Lazy days or active afternoons, each are spent in ideal harmony whether hand in hand, exchanging comforting, side long glances while luxuriating along white sand beaches bordered by the warm Caribbean sea, or in breaking out of the beach scene and into the Aruban countryside. Hitting the trail on horseback and racing into an island sunset, sailing through a yet another cloudless day, or sharing laughs as you take on the bumps of the road of an island tour are the many pleasures of Aruba.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Las Vegas Weddings


With more than 100,000 weddings each year, Las Vegas is by far the nation’s wedding capital, and it sometimes seems like there are 100,000 different ways to get married in this city as well. Just about every hotel provides wedding services and dozens of street-front chapels line the Strip and surrounding areas. It’s those down-at-the-heels little chapels that have given Vegas weddings a somewhat sullied reputation, but it’s the mega hotels that have and continue to change the image of a Vegas wedding.

La Bella Wedding Chapel has various wedding packages ranging from the “I Do” package starting at $299 to the “Beautiful” wedding package at $899. It also has a variety of outdoor wedding options from a simple ceremony under a beautiful outdoor gazebo to taking or renewing vows in a helicopter while flying over Las Vegas.

Couples can also get married in one of the Hilton’s luxury suites, including the hotel’s three Sky Villas. The largest of these, the 15,400-square-foot Verona incorporates old-world Venice into every detail from imported Italian marble floors to hand-painted ceilings to the original sculptures, tapestries and paintings that adorn the walls. The vast living area leads to the secluded master retreat overlooking the private, outdoor pool and garden. The suite also has a sculpted observation deck.

The second largest of the Sky Villas at 13,200 square feet, the Tuscany has elaborate detail from its custom wall and ceiling murals to its Italian marble floors and stonework. The courtyard and pool are the focus of the Northern Italian-inspired decor.

The most impressive of the Sky Villas, the 12,600-square-foot Conrad redefines French elegance. The two-story Conrad has an oversized formal dining room and living room that both open to a grand courtyard and pool. The master retreat upstairs connects to a terrace that overlooks the pool and some of the most breathtaking views of the city and surrounding mountains.

If your clients are looking for something a little over the top, the suites are a good option for a ceremony or reception after a wedding in a gazebo, or the Valley of Fire State Park, the Las Vegas Welcome Sign, in a helicopter. The options are endless.”

Choosing the Right Site
Endless options can overwhelm a couple and it may be up to you to step in and narrow those choices down:

There are two wedding salons and one outdoor courtyard at Wynn Las Vegas, but no two events are hosted at the same time. Each salon has a private foyer where guests can gather before the ceremony begins, and a private dressing room for the bride to use up to one hour prior to the event. The Lilac Salon accommodates 65 guests and the Lavender Salon seats 120. The Primrose Court is also available for weddings or mini-receptions. It is a private courtyard that seats up to 100 under a canopy of trees and two whispering fountains.

Two chapels, outdoor ceremony locations and the opportunity to pop the big question in a semi-private area of the Eiffel Tower are all available at Paris Las Vegas. The Chapelle du Paradis has a church-style setting enhanced with columns, detailed gold-leaf designs, crystal chandeliers and cherubs depicted on a blue sky ceiling. The Chapelle du Jardin sports a white cathedral-style design, accented with garden murals throughout. One of the most romantic hotels in Vegas, Paris has about a dozen wedding packages (named after the great wines of France and the Eiffel Tower).

Even that paragon of living to excess, Caesars Palace, can tone things down for a sophisticated wedding ceremony. Caesars has several wedding locations, including two gardens and a terrace. The Classico, Romano and Tuscana are among the traditional chapels. The Classico seats 196 and is decorated in beige, blue and cream with chandeliers and stained-glass windows; the Romano seats 35; and the Tuscana, 80. While decidedly scaled down compared to some of the Palace’s other elements, your clients’ wedding can still be deliciously decadent, as in the La Dolce Vita package, which includes a classical pianist playing during processional and recessional, limo transportation, two nights in a luxury suite, champagne breakfast for two, a $450 spa/salon certificate, four spa facility day passes, dinner for two, show tickets, champagne, chocolate-dipped strawberries and more.

The Forever Grand wedding chapel at MGM Grand a more modern approach to elegance is on display at two MGM Mirage properties. The Forever Grand wedding chapel at MGM Grand decorated in greens and browns with wood accents has a recessed ceiling with a chandelier and room for a piano. Weddings are also held in other areas of the hotel, including a patio ceremony by the pool or a nearby landscaped area, outdoors by the beautiful spa fixture or on the Terrazzo, the hotel’s secluded patio.

With a blend of earth tones, dark woods, modern artwork and glass-beaded lights, the chic ambiance of the wedding chapel at Mandalay Bay sets itself apart. Even the names of its wedding packages exude a New Age, Zen-like state of being Platinum Skies, Crystal Waters, Alluring Breeze, to name a few. Guests can take in views of Mandalay Beach while listening to live piano music. There are three chapels in all, each able to accommodate up to 100.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

"Only Us" wedding package


Malliouhana Hotel & Spa Anguilla British West Indies combines privacy and intimacy without leaving the elegance and sophistication of the resort. It includes a three night stay in an Ocean View Double Room and "Only Us" wedding arrangements which includes:

On your arrival
Three nights in an Ocean View Double Room or in our Honeymoon Suite
Welcome greeting at the airport/ferry and transfer to/from hotel

Prior to your wedding ceremony, for the bride to be
Manicure and pedicure
Hairstyle and professional make up

Our support for your wedding legal requirements
Town car transportation to/from registrar's office
Services of minister or justice of the peace
Marriage stamps and certificate

On your wedding day
Malliouhana floral wedding arch on Turtle Cove beach or in the gardens overlooking the ocean
Bridal bouquet and boutonniere
Guitarist and singer
A photographer (36 exposures including negatives and album)
A bottle of French champagne

Your wedding dinner reception at the Restaurant
A three-course wedding dinner for two chosen in advance from our a la carte menu
Wedding cake for two

On your wedding nightChampagne and seasonal fruit dipped in chocolate

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Adored Weddings by Le Blanc


Your Wedding Dreams Come True
At the adults only all inclusive Le Blanc Spa Resort, you'll indulge completely in a truly romantic wedding. Azure ocean waters, spectacular infinity pools and a brilliant white beach comprise the perfect backdrop. The center of attention is you! Their personalized service, nearly one staff member per guest, ensures an event as smooth as silk.

Your wishes are fulfilled even before you think of them, from the moment you arrive until the day you leave; every detail is taken care of for you. The special touches you selected are presented just as you planned. You are always attended to, but never intruded upon. They take care of everything, so you enjoy total peace of mind.

Revel in a Day as unique as the two of you
Every couple has its own personality, and so will your wedding at Le Blanc. Choose the wedding package that suits you best. Select their complimentary wedding and its breathtaking ceremony on the beach, in the gazebo or in the garden. If you wish, add the luxurious decor of a Royale Wedding, with special touches like rich drapery and elegant floral arrangements to make your day glow. Two additional packages give you the added benefits of an unforgettable reception. The Zen garden wedding feature a private bridal dressing suite, Zen inspired natural centerpieces and reception. The signature wedding the ultimate wedding experience comes complete with photography package, solo violinist and reception.

For couples who desire a dreamlike destination wedding but prefer to process the paperwork in the US or Canada, their Symbolic Wedding Package is the perfect start to "happily ever after".

Friday, May 7, 2010

Guana Island the Caribbean before it went public


One of the few remaining privately-owned islands in its part of the world, Guana is 850 acres of undisturbed natural beauty, seven pristine, white powder sand beaches and miles of tropical forest, mountains, hills and valleys.

Take your vows in the Garden of Eden or on a beach as white as a bridal gown. Instead of a wedding day that's simply memorable, make yours unforgettable. For the ceremony, choose the morning sun on magnificent White bay beach, a perfect sunset on the queen's terrace, or a moonlit night in the fragrant Garden of Eden. For the wedding feast, imagine a very special beach banquet that begins at dusk and ends under a shimmering canopy of stars.

We'll take care of everything, working with you to plan your wedding to the smallest detail. Come as a couple, as a small group or bring friends and family to fill all the cottages. Whichever you choose, it will be forever remembered as your wedding in paradise.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Caletas Barefoot Wedding Package


When you think of a destination wedding, what are the first thoughts that come to mind? White sand beaches, Tropical weather, Waves crashing at your feet, or a barefoot ceremony. Imagine a place where the mountains meet the ocean and adventure awaits anyone who steps foot on its soil.

Caletas barefoot Wedding packages offer you the choice of saying your vows under the sun on their Las Caletas day tour or getting married beneath the stars on our rhythms of the night tour.

Package includes:

Transpiration to and from the wedding venue on a mid sized catamaran
Open bar aboard catamaran and at Las Caletas
Decorated setting for ceremony in a secluded area overlooking the Pacific Ocean
Minister
Flowers, bridal bouquet, groom's boutonniere and floral center piece
Sparkling wine toast
Private table on the beach with formal table linens
Lunch or dinner wedding buffet

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Palau Promotes Wedding and Honeymoon Products


Palau is promoting weddings and honeymoons, including everything from underwater nuptials to an up close and personal encounter with dolphins.

Sam’s Tours, Fish ‘n’ Fins and Neco Tours all offer the opportunity to engage in underwater nuptials. Although no packaged programs exist, each tour company can provide this customizable service for those hard core divers who feel the urge to exchange their vows beneath the surface. Other available options through these vendors include a wedding on the secluded island of Peleliu at Honeymoon Beach or on board a live-aboard yacht while out at sea.

The beachside Palau Pacific Resort has hosted many couples interested in exchanging their nuptials. The Palau Pacific Resort’s wedding package includes private beach ceremony; personal wedding coordinator; transfers to and from the airport in a VIP vehicle; fresh floral arrangements/flower shower/floral wedding ring pillow; marriage certificate; bridal bouquet and groom’s corsage; Champagne toast after the ceremony; bridal beauty package; 80-minute treatment for the bride at Elilai Spa by Mandara; wedding gift especially made by Palau Pacific Resort; exclusive use of a bride’s room for preparations; gift voucher (two nights in a Ocean View Room, for a return visit, valid for one year).

Dolphins Pacific is another option, where the bride and groom can swim with dolphins, either pre- or post-ceremony as a way to commemorate the occasion. Dolphin’s Pacific Ocean Blessing package allows couples to have a private affair in the remote Emerald Lagoon alongside the dolphins. The package starts at $1,500 (eight person maximum) and includes private ceremony at Emerald Lagoon, boat transportation to and from Dolphin Bay; roundtrip land transportation from Palau Pacific Resort to venue; ceremony officiated by a Judge; mar mar, lei and bouquet; VIP red carpet and flower and candle arrangements; hair and makeup “Bridal Beauty Package” by Melusch- Dil; and photo (CD and album) services of ceremony

Monday, April 26, 2010

Advantage Weddings Premier Package


You are invited to discover Adventure Weddings. Puerto Vallarta Mexico is the ideal location for your tropical dream wedding. Our exclusive beach hideaway of Las Caletas is located in the southern part of the Bay of Banderas. Its seclusion will provide you with the privacy not found in any resort, creating the perfect beach wedding you have always dreamed of!

Las Caletas Premier Wedding Packages include everything you need for private weddings in Puerto Vallarta Mexico from a decorated setting and wedding flowers to a tropical wedding reception for all of your guests. We'll even include transportation for your entire wedding party on our mid-sized top of the line catamarans, where you can enjoy an open bar while gliding across the beautiful waters of Banderas Bay.

The Premier Package is perfect for couples looking for the tropical elegance of a destination wedding where they can relax, enjoy each other and provide their guests with an event they will never forget. From your wedding flowers, music and reception to honeymoon activities and planned events for your entire wedding party, she can help you turn your ideas into the wedding of your dreams.

Caletas Premier Wedding Packages include:
• Pre-vacation consultations and preparations
• Site inspection and wedding rehearsal for 2 at Las Caletas
• Private boat to and from Las Caletas
• Private use of our hill top spa for bridal party preparations and dressing
• Las Caletas private ceremony and a private beach for reception dinner
• Decorated setting for ceremony including torch hit aisle and tropical center piece
• Minister Services
• Flowers bridal bouquet, boutonniere for groom and center piece for reception
• Appetizers and sparkling wine toast
• Formal table linen
• Reception dinner buffet
• 7 hours free bar
• Waiter service from bar during dinner includes wine
• Tropical beach dance floor, sound system and bonfire

Monday, April 19, 2010

Grand Velas Suite & Spa Resort - Wedding Perfection


Located in the heart of the Marina Vallarta's sophisticated setting, is surrounded by one of the country’s most beautiful golf courses. Boutique hotel stands tall, allowing guests to enjoy an ambience of finesse replete with customized details. The collection of 493 suites contains something to suit every couple or family. Every suite embodies luxury living with generous space and simplicity, a soothing earth toned color scheme and subtle Mayan motifs. The amenities include oceanfront and jungle terraces with romantic plunge pools, in room massage tables, whirlpool tubs, plasma screen TVs, iPod stations, wireless internet access, and butler concierge service.

Grand Vellas offers elegant event space to match the dreams of every bride and groom, from a seaside wedding to venues for your bridal shower and rehearsal dinner to a choice of ballrooms hosting banquets for up to 800 guests. One outdoor area adapts comfortably for groups of 10 - 3000 participants. Parties of two receive the same personalized attention as the largest groups of family and friends. Couples can count on custom menus paired with the perfect wines for their guests. Or, if you prefer, enjoy a romantic dinner for two on the beach with the moon and sea as the only witnesses.

Packages in paradise all inclusive package cover all the bases, including room blocks for you and your guests, legal requirements, the cake, sparkling wine even a nuptial breakfast in bed. Before or after the big day, you and your guests can unwind at the Spa, featuring 40 private treatment suites and deluxe services including couples massage, body wraps and bridal beauty. Complimentary activities range from yoga to scuba diving lessons

Friday, April 16, 2010

Stockholm to Host Royal Wedding, LOVE Fest

On June 19, the marriage of HRH Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling will take place in Stockholm. The City of Stockholm is extending an invitation to a grand celebration that will allow Stockholmers, tourists and visitors to celebrate together. The theme of this celebration is love and its name is LOVE Stockholm 2010.

The two-week celebration will commence with the inauguration of Sweden’s annual National Day festivities on June 6. The celebration then continues over the following two weeks, culminating with the wedding on June 19. LOVE Stockholm 2010 will take place at venues throughout the city center as well as at various locations in the greater Stockholm area. The city will also be specially decorated for the two-week period. LOVE Stockholm 2010 will present visiting artists.

The venue for Love Stockholm 2010 is primarily the city centre for example Kungsträdgården and Skeppsbron but activities will also take place in outer Stockholm. During these two weeks, the beautiful City of Stockholm will be lavishly decorated.

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Weekday Wedding at W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island

Who says weddings are only for weekends? In Vieques, everyday is picture perfect, so why not tie the knot during the week and take advantage of this great offer

Your weekday vow experience includes:
Cocktail reception & champagne toast, 4 course dinners, wedding cake
Three hour open bar
Complimentary two night stay on your one anniversary
Centerpiece for reception tables
Complimentary room rental
One complimentary wedding night in a ocean view room
Complimentary VIP transfers for bridal couple from Vieques Airport or Ferry terminal
Wedding night in room amenity for bridal couple
Special room rate in retreat for your guests, block of 10 rooms minimum required

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

La Hacienda Xcanatun Girlfriends’ Getaway

Overwhelmed by the job, mommy duties, care giving and the weather? Melt stress away by combining ancient Maya practices with luxurious, boutique hotel pampering during a 4-day/3-night Girlfriends’ Renewal Package at Hacienda Xcanatun, Merida, Mexico for only $615 per person.

After gathering those special girlfriends together, fly straight to Merida in Mexico’s Yucatan. A short 20-minute transfer brings you to the Old World romance of the elegant Hacienda Xcanatun (ssh-kana-toon) now a boutique hotel. This former 18th century sisal plantation surrounded by acres of jungle-like gardens, blends the warmth of colonial Mexico with all the comforts and amenities of a world-class hotel. Rejuvenation, renewal and stress reduction are at the core of Xcanatun's Girlfriends’ Getaway package, available for $615 per person, double occupancy, until December 15, 2010 (subject to availability, holiday blackout dates apply).

The Girlfriends' Getaway package includes ($615 Per Person for a 4-Day/3-Night Girlfriends’ Getaway):

3 nights in a garden-view Deluxe Suite, with a private terrace slung with hammocks and an outdoor hydrotherapy tub;
Daily Xcanatún breakfast
A gourmet three-course dinner with wine at the Hacienda’s award winning restaurant
Two Spa Massages, or one Massage and a Manicure and Pedicure
Roundtrip Merida airport transfers, hotel taxes/service charges (restaurant gratuities not included)
Spa treatments might include a toning Maya Puuc Clay Wrap paired with an Aura Cleansing, or a Maya Honey & Flower Massage. The Ancient Maya Stone Massage increases vitality and complements the stress-reducing Cibché Wrap and reflexology foot/ shoulder massage. Body polishing; anti-ageing hand and arm treatments, aromatherapy massages; clay, seaweed and cacao body wraps; fruit and botanical-based facials; manicures and pedicures are other options. Additional treatments run about $65 each and are also available in suite, or in the Maya garden palapa. Two freshwater pools set deep in the gardens offer additional relaxation.

Essential to any great escape is great dining and Hacienda Xcanatun’s gourmet restaurant, ranked among the top 50 restaurants in Mexico, serves the finest fusion Yucatecan cuisine. These specialties are prepared utilizing French cooking technique paired with luscious Caribbean and local ingredients. When ready to explore outside the hacienda, private excursions led by the best guides can be arranged to Maya ceremonial centers at Uxmal or Chichen Itza; flamingo eco-reserves and colorful colonial towns. On your own discover excellent shopping, outdoor concerts and street fairs in nearby Merida, a 10 minute taxi ride away.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Antigua's Cocos Hotel Introduces Wedding Package

Cocos Hotel, Antigua introduced a new Caribbean wedding and honeymoon package designed to provide couples with value and personalized wedding services on the island of Antigua. In Antigua June is traditionally the most popular month for Caribbean weddings, but nowadays couples are increasingly choosing the months of July and August for their destination weddings in Antigua. Noticing this trend, Cocos Hotel, a romantic Caribbean boutique hotel on Antigua, is offering a special wedding or honeymoon package at Cocos cottages from July 1 to Aug. 31. The new summer 2010 wedding package features a dedicated local wedding team, including marriage officer and witness. The wedding package includes personal selection of an intimate romantic location for the ceremony, decoration of the wedding, coordination of Antigua registration and legal fees, and provision of a one-tier wedding cake, bridal bouquet and button hole for the groom for an inclusive discounted package price $950 per couple. The limited time offer also offers a 5th night free for stays of five nights or more, free room upgrade based on availability, an additional complimentary 30 minute spa treatment per couple. Also included in the wedding package is a private intimate romantic champagne dinner on the beach for each wedding and honeymoon couple. Additional rooms for family and friends attending the wedding can also be arranged.

Cocos Hotel Antigua is an all inclusive romantic boutique resort featuring 26 individual wooden Caribbean chattel style cottages, each offering a private balcony with unobstructed views. Cocos is situated between two secluded white beaches providing privacy for wedding ceremonies if required. Cocos has an a la carte dining restaurant perched above the sea serving freshly prepared local dishes for honeymooners or wedding parties. As a small boutique hotel, Cocos Hotel carefully manages the number of weddings at the resort to allow for personal allocation of cottages and ensure privacy and personalized service.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Saks Fifth Avenue: Bridal Trunk Shows

Saks Fifth Avenue’s bridal trunk shows make it easy to shop complete collections from the best designers in the business, so finding the perfect dress for your big day is a breeze. They’re taking place in New York City and Beverly Hills on the dates designated below. Please call to make an appointment.

Saks Fifth Avenue Bridal Salon, 611 Fifth Avenue, fifth floor, New York (212-940-2269)

March
4-6, Kenneth Pool
11-13, Junko Yoshioka
18-20, Anna Maier Ulla-Maija
25-27, Jenny Packham

April
8-10, Marchesa
15-17, Anne Bowen
22-24, Monique Lhuillier
29-May 1, Selia Yang

May
6-8, Douglas Hannant
13-15, Angel Sanchez
20-22, Vera Wang

June
17-19, Carolina Herrera

July
15-17, Monique Lhuillier

Saks Fifth Avenue Bridal Salon, 9600 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills (310-887-5509)

March
4-6, Vera Wang
11-13, Melissa Sweet, Priscilla of Boston, and Platinum
18-20, Oscar de la Renta
25-27, Reem Acra

April
15-17, Romona Keveza
22-24, Douglas Hannant
29-May 1, Jenny Packham

May
6-8, Angel Sanchez
13-15, Anne Bowen

Monday, March 8, 2010

Barbados Weddings made in paradise

Barbados has a long tradition of hosting newlyweds and the island can provide all the necessary ingredients to ensure the intimate sojourn you'll always remember with great pleasure. Explore their ancient cultural history or some of the world’s oldest rum distilleries and buildings. Reminisce in the splendor of a former plantation house or discover our world underwater. A romantic escape to Barbados is limitless and so are the possibilities.

Adventurous couples will enjoy discovering the many facets of Barbados by indulging in the best spa experiences, exploring Barbados ancient sugar history, its run distilleries and former plantation houses, or an exciting surf or scuba lesson or two. In Barbados it's always the season for love. Our rich unique culture, tropical island breeze and beautifully restored architecture sets the perfect atmosphere for a truly quintessential romantic experience.

Discover your perfect place whether it be, in a secluded flower forest, in a picture perfect chapel or synagogue; or the epitome of old world charm, at a Barbadian plantation house. Old stone churches, mahogany groves, heritage sites. Botanical gardens, breathtaking hilltops, secret covers. Where better to say I do.

Maybe it's the promise of fabulous, world class, dining that you and your loved one will feast upon every day and each night, or the option of the most beautiful white sandy beaches to relax and languish in by day, which intrigues you. Perhaps it's the serenity of 70 miles of glorious beaches, with gently swaying palms that will lure you to honeymoon in Barbados.


Things to know about getting married in Barbados:

Documents
A valid passport or the original or certified copy of the applicant's birth certificate or travel documents

If either party was married previously and widowed, a copy of the previous marriage certificate and the deceased spouse death certificate

If either party was divorced, an original decree absolute or certified copy of the final judgment.

If the decree absolute is in a foreign language, the document should be translated by an authorized notary public officer.

Roman Catholic ceremony

Premarital inquiry completed and signed by the couple

Baptismal certificates for both parties indicating their freedom to marry

Statement of freedom to marry signed by the couple’s parish priest

Certificate proving participation in a marriage preparation program

Permission to marry or dispensation from disparity of cult issued by the bishop of the Catholic Church, if only one member of the couple is Catholic

Copies of applicable declarations of nullity, or death certificates for previous marriage ending with spouse's death

Testimonial letters from the bishop

Civil Requirements
A civil marriage license must be obtained here in Barbados by visitors. Parties need to present suitable identification.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Origami a New Style of Bridal Jewelry

Origami is a beautiful art taking ordinary pieces of paper and creating something to treasure. Jewelry designer and now author Cindy Ng, transforms delicate sheets of fine silver and gold into unique, gorgeous, and intricate necklaces and earrings. Fashioned from a single sheet of fine silver, origami pendants and charms are folded in the same tradition as paper. Each bijou comes in a custom keepsake box to protect your new-found treasure!

Origami actually started in China as Chinese paper folding and was later introduced to Japan where it became what we know as origami today. The origami I'm talking about though is not the precious paper trinket kind; this origami is strong enough to last through the ages, chic enough to wear everyday yet just as precious as its paper predecessor: Origami Bijou. Origami Bijou features jewelry that's made using the traditional paper folding technique, but instead uses sheets of fine silver and 24K gold. The results are stylish and delicate, sure to start some conversations, and will last for many years to come! Head over to Origami Bijou to check out all the amazing designs, and find your perfect good luck charm. Every one of Cindy's creations have traditional symbolism the turtles for wisdom, the crane for longevity and the spinning windmill which can turn your luck towards good health, wealth and a romantic lover.

If you love this look and have a jewelry budget, Cindy also produces the most adorable handmade gold and silver origami earrings and necklaces. Be sure to browse through the online store and we're sure you'll find the perfect piece that suits you.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tips for St. Maarten Destination Weddings

If you are looking for a destination wedding in St. Maarten, here are a few tips to keep in mind before getting hitched.

First, you must submit requests at least 14 days before the ceremony to be conducted by the Registrar. You also must arrive on the island one week before the wedding date. Marriages are performed Monday through Saturday. A $410 fee is put in place, which includes civil ceremony, marriage book, stamps and certificate.

In addition, the following notarized documents must be submitted to the Registrar: ]

1. A full abridged birth certificate for the bride and groom. Documents should have an "Apostille" stamp, which can be obtained at the Secretary of State's Office.
2. Addresses and professions of the bride and groom.
3. Declaration of marital status, no older than three months.
4. Names of parents, their dates of birth, and places of birth, mothers' maiden names, and the parents' professions.
5. If a widow, a death certificate is necessary, and if divorced, a divorce certificate or a final judgement decree with ‘Apostille’ stamps.
The bride and groom must have six witnesses if the marriage is performed outside of the Marriage Hall and two witnesses if the ceremony takes place in the Marriage Hall. Foreign witnesses must present a valid passport or birth certificate with valid photo identification.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Almond Resorts Promotes Destination Weddings

With five all-inclusive properties on Barbados and St. Lucia, Almond Resorts is promoting destination weddings. Complimentary at all Almond Resorts when booking seven or more room nights, wedding basics, such as clergy/magistrate, government fees, witnesses, champagne, bouquet and boutonniere and a wedding coordinator, are included in each wedding package, starting with Wedding for You. Taking steps further the Treasured Wedding for You, Opulent Wedding for You and Platinum Wedding for you all offer different levels of luxury for the discerning bride and groom.

Starting at $1,729 as an upgrade from the Wedding for You when booked on or after Jan. 1, Treasured Wedding for You adds upgraded amenities including a 24-photo album and CD, a two-tiered wedding cake and toasting flutes, as well as a couple’s massage for the bride and groom and breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding. Opulent Wedding for You, starting at $1,989 when booked on or after Jan. 1 offers brides and grooms all of the amenities of the Treasured Wedding for You, plus an album of 36 photos from the big day and the couple’s very own real star from the International Star Registry.

The ultimate upgrade from the Wedding for You and Platinum Wedding for You, starting at $3,279 when booked on or after Jan. 1 offers brides and grooms extras such as a candlelit dinner for two on the beach, a spa day, hair and makeup for the bride and an island tour of Barbados or St. Lucia. They can also participate in an array of activities provided in the all-inclusive price, such as learning how to sail together, kayaking and windsurfing, yoga at sunrise or simply lying in the shade of a palm tree. Also covered with the one price are activities such as snorkeling, banana boat rides, water skiing, tennis and golf at Almond Beach Village or in St. Lucia at the St. Lucia Golf Course.

Ireland's Dromoland Castle Offers Ultimate Proposal Package

The Dromoland Castle in County Clare, Ireland, is offering the Ultimate Proposal Package. Dromoland Castle, a property of The Dromoland Collection, is a Renaissance structure built in the 16th century and surrounded by a 410-acre estate. The package includes two nights in a Signature Suite, a full Irish breakfast in the Earl of Thomond Restaurant, champagne breakfast delivered to the suite one morning, and a “decadent couples” treatment at The Spa at Dromoland.

Also included in the package are three experiences delivery of the engagement ring to the hand of the groom-to-be by one the castle’s trained falcons; a private helicopter trip to the Cliffs of Moher, the limestone palisade ascending 1,220 feet above the Atlantic Ocean; and a catered dinner under the stars in the Temple of Mercury. The package is available now through September 30, 2010. And April 1 through September 30, 2011, subject to availability. The cost is $3,322 per person sharing, VAT and service charges included.

St. Barth's Carl Gustav Hotel Offers Honeymoon, Spa Packages

St. Barth Properties is offering special pricing on two value-laden packages at the Carl Gustaf Hotel on St. Barth. Accommodations are in one-bedroom suites with private balconies and plunge pools. The seven-night Honeymoon Package includes breakfast in bed, or on the guests’ private balcony, every morning; flowers; bottles of bubbly; dinner at Victoria’s Restaurant; a Mini-Cooper to explore the island and visit all its beaches; treatments for two at the hotel’s Boutique Spa by Carita; and more. The package is priced for the week at $6,488 per couple.

Carl Gustaf’s five-day Spa Package for two incorporates a spa service daily for four days, with massages, facials and body treatments, and access to the new fitness center. There is champagne upon arrival, continental breakfast, dinner at both the sophisticated Victoria’s Restaurant and the more casual Carl Gustaf Lounge, a rental car for the duration of the stay, and more. The package is priced at $5,119 for two.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A “Proposal Package” in St. Lucia

Cap Maison, a luxury boutique hotel in St. Lucia, is launching a new "Proposal Package," making it easy for would-be grooms to create their own "rose ceremony" as seen on television show, "The Bachelor."

Rates for the package begin at $5,750 from now to March, per room at double occupancy, which offers a savings of 20 percent. From April to December 19, package rates begin at $3,400 per room at double occupancy.

It includes four nights in the signature Ocean view Villa Suite with private pool; a scenic helicopter transfer upon arrival, offering a quick arrival at Cap Maison and aerial views of the island and Piton mountains; a complimentary bottle of Champagne in room upon arrival and much more.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Amazing Thailand – Amazing Value!

Tucked amid 24 acres of exotic foliage on Koh Yao Noi Island, off the Thailand coast, Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi inspires guests with unrivaled luxury, romantic bliss, and a unique Redefining Experiences philosophy. The resort features 56 heavenly thatched-roof villas, each with a private infinity pool, shaded open-air living spaces, an outdoor shower and a spa bath for two, plus personal butler service and mesmerizing views of Phang Nga Bay.
Six Senses Hideaway, Yao Noi -Great Escape Package for two:

• 7 nights in pool villa sea view
• One romantic in villa seafood BBQ per stay
• One 50-minute spa treatment per person per stay
• One island hopping excursion with gourmet picnic
• Daily breakfast
• Round trip transfers from Phuket or Krabi airport by private car and shared speedboat
• Taxes and service charge
Packages from $5,610 – valid April 11 – October 31, 2010
Packages from $7,137 – valid Now – April 10, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Maui's Makena Resort Unveils 2010 Wedding Ceremony Packages

The Makena Beach & Golf Resort on Maui has announced its 2010 wedding ceremony packages, which start at $4,500 plus tax and gratuity. The Polynesian Alii (Royalty) package includes a bride’s lei, a three-tiered wedding cake, a bottle of champagne, a Hawaiian musical duo, a royal Hawaiian bridal procession, a bamboo arch decorated with tropical flowers, a aisle of sprinkled flower petals, a sound system, three hours of photography and a portrait, two hours of videographer, a limousine pickup from Kahului Airport, and a 50-minute massage for two.

The Hawaiian Classic package features a bride’s lei, a three-tiered wedding cake, a bottle of champagne, a classical duo, a wedding arch, an aisle sprinkled with flower petals, a release of two white doves, three hours photography and a portrait, and two hours of videographer. The Royal Princess package includes a bridesmaid’s bouquet, a best man’s lei, a three-tiered wedding cake, a bottle of champagne, a Polynesian processional trio and solo guitarist, a wedding arch, an aisle sprinkled with flower petals, and two hours of photography and a portrait. The Makena Kuuipo (Sweetheart) package features a two-tiered wedding cake, a bottle of champagne, a Hawaiian solo guitarist and two hours photography with a portrait.

All packages include assistance with the marriage license and event coordination. Other standard package offerings are a choice of wedding site and ceremony coordination, an officiate, a ceremony rehearsal, a bridal bouquet, a groom’s maile lei intertwined with tuberose, seating for 20, a Hawaiian keepsake wedding certificate, an in-room gift, and fresh floral turndown on the wedding night. Wedding dinner receptions start at $50 per person for plated dinners, while buffets start at $70 per person.

For the honeymoon, the new Kuuipo (Sweetheart) package starts at $219 per night and includes a fresh flower lei greeting, champagne and strawberries brought to the room on the day of arrival, and breakfast in bed each morning.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Caribbean Bridal Expo & Marketplace

Over 300 exhibitors fashion designer’s runway, wine & food tasting, extravagant designs.

•Caribbean’s largest Bridal Event.
•The One Show Not To Be Missed If There Is A Wedding In Your Future.
•Experience International Designers Collections Runway shows at the Bridal Fashion.
•Visit over 415 Exhibits
•Discover what’s new and hot In Romantic Honeymoon and Wedding Destinations in over 15 Caribbean islands.
•Over 500 wedding professionals attend CBE. Together the industry makes decisions and presentations that influence every corner of the Caribbean islands.
•Bridal Expo, Destination Weddings Expo and Bridal Fashion Weekend divided into different segments that make the Caribbean Bridal Expo the most comprehensive wedding fashion trade show experience in the Caribbean.

Expo will take place at the Puerto Rico Convention Center March 27-28 2010.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Romantic India

For newlyweds, India spells the perfect start to a lifelong camaraderie.

Honeymooners seeking a journey of lasting memories should look no further than India to set the tone for a lifetime of magic and mystery. Where else can a couple lands on a beach, set off on an adventure in the mountains, and also gaze at the world's most monumental tribute to love, the Taj Mahal? They say under every stone in India lies a story waiting to be told. And the perfect way to find the romance of a bygone era and also kindle the same sparks in your own marriage is simply to set foot in any city or town in India. A thrilling journey through spectacular architecture, stately palaces, impregnable forts, and silent havelis private mansions awaits newlyweds in India. The excitement of unraveling moments of history is coupled with the pleasures of a romantic holiday in the lap of luxury.

Heritage properties in India whether they be palaces or forts are also some of the world’s most opulent. There can hardly be a better setting than a spa for a romantic escapade. Bonding in bliss finds a new dimension in the luxuriant spas of India, also the land of ayurveda. And yet another way of packing loads of romance into a honeymoon is to hit a shopping trail. A treasure trove of sorts, India offers everything a shopper could ask for from flea markets to local bazaars, cool malls to quirky boutique. Through the length and breadth of the country, there is a world of treasures to take back home.

A sunrise over a hilltop, a gentle cruise down a mighty river, hours of solitude in the wilderness, and close encounters with wildlife romance in the lap of nature is an evergreen idea. India, with its mountains, valleys, hills, dales, wildlife sanctuaries, and nature reserves is the perfect destination for honeymooners who want to connect with Mother Nature. And for the rush of adrenaline, there are options and more options of adventure sports. Whether you favor rafting or rock climbing, roughing it out in the wild cannot get more romantic than in India.

Of course, nothing evokes romantic feelings more than the Taj Mahal, the majestic domed marble mausoleum built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife. One of the wonders of the world, it offers something of a blessing for every soul in love. Time shared in India is time well spent together, and for honeymooners, a trip to India may well be the first step towards an inspired lifetime.