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18 Apr 2011

Honeymoon Cities

Choosing your honeymoon destination is one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning. But relaxing on a tranquil white sanded beach may not be your cup of tea. Your dream honeymoon destination may be far away from the beach and straight into the heart of a vibrant and exciting city.

Just because you don't stroll hand in hand down a deserted beach at sunset doesn't mean to say your honeymoon can't be romantic. Strolling hand in hand down the Champs Elyse or taking a ride in a Gondola in Venice can be just as romantic. Romance is what you make of it!

Cities offer that special something that you just can't get on any other type of trip - an eclectic mix of nonstop action with night life and tourist attractions, combined with relaxing in chic city spas and luxury hotel treatment rooms if you so wish. If you want your honeymoon to be in a glamorous vibrant city, then you're spoilt for choice in terms of destinations. You and your partner can also save money once you're there by travelling like the locals, and at the same time gaining a true insight of your honeymoon city.

From London to Paris, New York to Prague, San Francisco to Las Vegas there's bound to be one out there to cater for your tastes. And if you choose a city like Miami or Cape Town you can get the best of both worlds – the city high life and a fabulous beach experience!

Here's the Top 10 Honeymoon Cities*
1. Paris, France
2. Venice, Italy
3. San Francisco, USA
4. Prague, Czech Republic
5. Rome, Italy
6. London, England
7. New York, USA
8. Vienna, Austria
9. Las Vegas, USA
10. Sydney, Australia
*Honeymooners Review Guide 2010

06 Apr 2011

Why Marry Abroad?

With 20% of couples now choosing to say 'I do', abroad what is it that makes this option so attractive?

Exchanging vows outside the UK appeals to many couples and there are many very good reasons why they choose the overseas option. It may be that you've have been married before and want a quieter or more unconventional ceremony, something a bit more low-key. You may want to escape the vagaries of the British weather or you might want to escape the vagaries of an extended family and all the messiness that can sometimes entail!

One of the main reasons for a wedding abroad however comes down to good old economics. You might be surprised to learn the cost difference of a wedding in the UK and one in a far flung exotic locale - the UK option is usually far more expensive. With the average wedding abroad costing £6,500 (often including your honeymoon) and the average cost of a wedding in the UK being £20,000 that's an average saving of £13,500! That's not to be sniffed at in the current climate - £13,500 is a significant chunk of deposit towards the newlyweds first home together. Coupled with a beautiful wedding backdrop and more or less guaranteed sunshine, what's not to like?

Choosing to get married abroad often means that once you've chosen your destination and named the date, all the rest of the organising is done for you. Leaving you with the important decision of what to wear?!

Whatever the reason for jetting off for your wedding as well as your honeymoon, it's a trend that looks set to continue to grow. So if you're tempted why not give us a call and we'll talk you thought some of the dream destinations that could host your big day!

24 Mar 2011

Marriage and Mauritius - a perfect combination

SAYING 'I do' metres away from the Indian Ocean is the ultimate way to enhance any wedding day, and will certainly make the wedding photographs stand out. Recently described as the ultimate James Bond island, Mauritius is the perfect destination for your dream wedding or honeymoon.

Shimmering beautifully in the Indian Ocean, it's appropriately known as the 'The Pearl of the Indian Ocean', Mauritius enjoys a unique blend of cultures, beautiful beaches and stunning scenery. Mauritius is a dazzling island that enchants nearly all who visit - with its hypnotic blend of Indian, Chinese, African, French and British influences, you'll experience a wonderful breadth of culture and cuisine.

The island offers a peaceful sanctuary for those in search of pure relaxation or a full range of activities including diving, surfing, kayaking, windsurfing and deep-sea fishing for those who want a more active pace.

It's among the top five best places to get married and take a honeymoon, thanks to its stunning scenery, its warm tropical climate and the natural hospitality of the Mauritian people.

A Mauritian wedding or honeymoon marks a unique beginning to wedded life with your true love. What's not to like?

We'd love to show you more so go check it out now and give us a call.

24 Mar 2011

Welcome to the Brides and Beaches blog

We'll be updating you with our news and many other items of interest for those of you planning weddings or honeymoons in wonderfully exotic locations, whilst enjoying first class service and luxury accommodation.

We'll also be bringing you advice, tips and recommendations, so check back frequently to see what's happening in the most stunning wedding locations and to hear about the wonderful experiences of couple's who have had the experience of a lifetime.