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Led by Charlotte Ricard-Quesada, a luxury fashion industry veteran, La Fête is the high-end wedding & event planning company with a difference, particularly in its multicultural approach. Operating from their Central London offices, Charlotte and her quadrilingual team work nationwide and globally, delivering award-winning magic, with especially close ties to the UK's leading wedding suppliers and most unique vendors. Creating memories is the company’s credo, and beautiful memories are exactly what we can promise you when you choose to work with La Fête on your big day. www.la-fete.com • @officiallafete • firstname.lastname@example.org • +44 (0)207 427 6088
CLUB KHAO LAK is on the west coast of South Thailand in the midst of the beautiful Khao Lak rainforest. The 280,000 m² club is located on a spectacular beach. The perfect place for the most important day in life. Enjoy 24 unforgettable hours of romance! This resort also has everything you want from a ROBINSON holiday.
CLUB NOONU – an entire island all to ourselves. We have created an exclusive paradise for couples and families on the island of Orivaru, Noonu Atoll. A scenic lagoon belongs to the club and the fine, sandy beach extends all around the island without a break.
CLUB MALDIVES – our second relaxing resort in the Maldives. Couples will appreciate the inviting atmosphere of our unique club resort on Funamadua Island in GaafuAlif Atoll. The perfect honeymoon with our unforgettable “Sweet Love Wedding” package, which includes a romantic wedding ceremony on the beach followed by 24 unforgettable hours of indulgence in our Presidential Suite.
Just focus on the vows, weâ€™ll take care of the rest. Bring your dream wedding to life at ROBINSON. ROBINSON is Germanyâ€˜s market leader for premium club resort-style holidays. Our ROBINSON CLUB resorts offer an extensive range of top-quality sports and relaxation concept, health and fitness activities, excellent entertainment as well as outstanding, wholesome, locally sourced fresh cuisine prepared by premier chefs, who indulge our guests around-the-clock. Our team make sure that our guests have everything they need for a carefree holiday in a relaxed and open atmosphere. All this, combined with the highest German standards of service, makes every stay at a ROBINSON CLUB resort a truly special experience.
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Editor-in-Chief’s Letter In association with The Omnia Zermatt Dear future brides and grooms, Let’s start with a big congrats on your engagement. It’s that time of year, the flowers are blooming, and the days are getting longer, creating the perfect atmosphere for garden parties and romantic weddings abroad. We know that planning a wedding is not all peaches and cream, as a matter of fact, it can be pretty overwhelming. But not to worry, you With compliments have come to the right place. With every issue, we try to bring you all the expert advice for you to feel reassured throughout the planning process. With spring at our door, we tried to grab the season’s best inspiration. Whether it’s the latest fashion trends, spa and beauty essentials to keep in mind or a forecast of all the top wedding locations for a spring soiree, we’ve got your back. If you don’t know where to start, we have a few good suggestions. Take a look through our inspiration pages, where you’ll run into the easy-to-wear gowns from the sustainable brand Marylise Bridal, as well as, entertainment and sweet temptations to keep your guests happy and full. If you want to give wedding decorating a go, we’ve gathered a few ideas that will certainly help your budget. Breathe in the new season with this year’s new fashion collections. Ashley Graham for Pronovias brings some fresh air to the bridal world with sleek and chic gowns, and my personal favourite, The Suit! We also thought you’d like something different, so here we’ve given you a variety of wedding styles, from formal fashion to party trends. Discover the latest hairstyles too; our beauty guide has all you need for fresh 2020 looks.
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As for our spring escapes and wedding locations, I feel passionate about each and every one of them. Discover Portugal’s towering cliffs and don’t forget to look through our selection of top-notch hotels. Mexico is also on the radar, and we can’t do without the beauty of Asia’s tropical destinations, such as Malaysia, Cambodia, and Thailand. I also hope you enjoy Italy’s mesmerising countryside and the hidden treasures of Rome. And if you are in the Italian capital, can I suggest you visit Piazza di Spagna and sip freshly COVER brewed tea from Babingtons’ Tea Room, just like Audrey Hepburn did. DDESTINATIONS E S T I N AT I O N S HHONEYMOONS O N E YM O O N S
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Last but not least, take a look at our DWHA winners and learn all about this edition’s creative wedding planners, photographers and all of those who have shared their secrets with us, as the beauty guru Kerry Goberdhan. So just sit back and enjoy this special moment in your life! Ciao!
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IN THIS ISSUE
2020 BEAUTY GUIDE
WHEREVER YOU DECIDE TO MARRY, THERE WILL BE A BEAUTY EXPERT WAITING FOR YOU
A MEDIEVAL TREASURE PORTUGAL IS THE COUNTRY TO VISIT THIS SEASON
FIND OUT WHO WON THIS YEAR Styled Shoot | page 30
34 ALSO IN THIS ISSUE... INSPIRED
experience with our favourite Spring fragrances 30 UNDER THE FLORAL SPELL: Get swept off your feet by this romantic styled shoot
best with these few tricks
REAL LIFE WEDDINGS
94 MAGICAL ASIA: From sunny beach resorts to tropical retreats,
20 SCENT WITH LOVE: Transform your wedding into a sensory
36 LAKE COMO, ITALY: Diana and Fedor celebrated with their
DESTINATIONS we got you covered
44 THE BYRE AT INCHYRA, SCOTLAND: Mike and Ross had
114 LOS CABOS: Get your groove on at The Hard Rock Hotel 118 COUNTRY CHIC WEDDINGS AND RETREATS: Fall in
family and friends at Villa d’Este
the time of their lives in Perthshire
62 WEDDING DRESS TRENDS: Two is better than one. Pick out your outfit change thanks to our selection of trendy choices 64 MYLA LONDON: What’s under the surface is really important. Myla London gives an insight into the beauty of lingerie
88 KÓR SALON: Kerry Goberdhan shares his beauty expertise with us 91 HEALTHY BODY, MIND & SOUL: Feel and look your very
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love with the Italian countryside
MEET: Cira Lombardo, Jo-Anne Brown and the videographers of I do Wedding Movies 147 TOP WEDDING PLANNERS: Get to know our destination wedding specialists
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Editor-in-Chief Eleonora Tucci Features Editor Vanessa Donkoh Creative Director Jack Taylor Designer Chiomhara Nic Amhalghaidh Design Assistants Jessy Odÿk Lucy Webster Digital Developer Aïsha Hamidi Social Media Aleksandra Nikolova
Commercial Director Anthony Baines Marketing Director Brian Horrocks Business Development Director - Italy Maria F. De Tommaso Business Development Director - UK Monica Kumari Business Development Director - France Ross Bey Business Development Director - Middle East Terry Carew Special Projects Director Darren Collins
CHARLOTTE RICARD-QUESADA FOUNDER OF LA FÊTE BESPOKE EVENT PLANNING
“Boutique at heart with a multicultural approach.” Working across the UK and abroad, Charlotte has more than enough professional experience to translate the codes of luxury fashion to her clients’ events, she also uses her multicultural background and fluency in four languages to transcend borders and work internationally. No matter the challenge, La Fête strives with elegance and unmatched creativity.
DESTINATION & ELOPEMENT WEDDING PLANNER AND EXPERT
“What I love most about my job is planning elopements abroad.” Michelle Carpente, based in Rome, is mostly known for her work as an actress and TV presenter, but her passion for events have taken her in a completely new direction. Creating connections and coordinating spectacular events are just some of the things she does best, and both combined make the perfect recipe to plan a remarkable destination wedding.
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THIS MONTH, WE ASK OUR EXPERTS HOW TO FIND THAT SPECIAL WEDDING LOCATION
I’ve always dreamed of getting married in a remote location: is it a real possibility? It depends on several factors, such as how remote your venue is and what your overall budget is (for example, if you need to fly or ship in certain suppliers or items). Be mindful of the logistics before confirming your venue: road access, sanitation, electricity, accomodation, etc. as these add up.
I’ve fallen in love with two venues: how do we decide between the two? Begin by approaching the issue in a logical and non-emotional way by drawing up a list of pros and cons for each venue, with the help of your other half. If you can, revisit both venues and try to do so with a critical and objective eye. Ultimately, the best thing that you can do is trust your gut instinct!
My partner and I are from different countries: how do we decide where to get married? Why not host your wedding over both countries, with different ceremonies and parties, 5 months or so apart. If coming to a consensus is difficult, why not host your hen and stag dos in your home countries? That way, you get a unique experience related to your wedding, without conflict.
MICHELLE SAYS Rome, the eternal city...is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world and one of the top destinations for weddings, honeymoons, engagement proposals, hen parties, and pre-wedding photo-shooting. As a Roman destination wedding planner, together with IF-The Wedding Issue, we would like to suggest the following itinerary for your wedding shoot, pre-wedding photo session or engagement proposal. @michellecarpenteofficial
Photography by Paolo Ceritano
Starting from Villa Borghese, at Tempio di Esculapio rent a boat and enjoy one of the most beautiful parks in all of Rome. From here Pincio is only a short walk away, and it is perfect to admire Rome from above without the presence of tourists.
Take a taxi to the splendid borough of Trastevere, where each corner is worth capturing! I love this place especially at sunset, it is very romantic and after the sun goes down you can find musicians ready to sing you a serenata.
Just before the sunset, take a stroll along the Tiber. You’ll find the right light to take romantic, unique and stunning photos. Enjoy a walk until Ponte Sant’ Angelo. You’ll see the dome of St. Peter’s, so enjoy the sunset and feel the beauty of my eternal city.
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FUN AND FRESH IDEAS TO GET YOU STARTED ON THAT WEDDING LIST
A SWEET CROWD-PLEASER
Pick your theme and liven up the party! Having a dessert table is a fun alternative to the classical wedding cake. Weâ€™ve rounded up some experts in the biz and we know their sweet ideas will give your wedding reception a twist. What a great way to get everyone out of their seats to try what tickles their fancy the most. Page 25 image credit: Roberta Facchini for Rosalind Miller Cakes
WHAT’S NEW PINK LEMONADE 2020 COLLECTION BY MARYLISE
Every dress has its own story.
We can’t stop talking about the new collection Pink Lemonade 2020 by Marylise. Chic and romantic, every design has its own story to tell and embodies the ultra-modern look many brides have been searching for. We’re always on the lookout for easyto-wear, sophisticated creations to propose to our brides marrying abroad, and Marylise makes our job easier with modern and fresh gowns perfect for any setting. With over 90 years of experience in the bridal industry, the dedicated team of international designers guarantees a great fit, high-quality materials, and the most innovative designs. Marylise constantly steps out of the box to find new ways to reinvent themselves as a brand. This year, they’ve stunned us with a collection for the dynamic, fashionable and confident bride.
Every dress is designed in Belgium and made with love in Portugal, but the crochet tops are made in Peru. Marylise is now able to create jobs through a sustainable knitting and crocheting workshop for non-educated, poor, underprivileged and vulnerable women in Manta, Peru. marylisebridal.com
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A CLOSER LOOK...
We ask the designers what makes this collection so unique? MIX & MATCH Ruth DonnĂŠ: Clean and simple. That is Marylise in a nutshell. We work on a good fit that accentuates the female forms and elegant necklines are also important. It does not always have to be a dress; there is also a combination of body and skirt. We also create tops and dresses with long sleeves because we regularly get a demand for them.
BACK CUT Manon Pascual: Every year we work on a technical aspect. This year I concentrated on the back cut. The dresses are cut to fit perfectly around the body. Whether you have a generous bosom or not, the dress is perfect! That is technically not easy, but we have succeeded.
PERFECT FIT Zahid Hussain: The Marylise bride is chic, but she always appreciates a classic. By starting from the fabric itself, I manage to make very feminine dresses that adjust well and this means we can be economic with the material. I think about the environment and want to limit waste as much as possible.
Santal Diptyque Paris £47, diptyqueparis.com
Knot Eau Florale Bottega Veneta £POA, bottegaveneta.com
A GORGEOUS SCENT has the power to create strong emotions and memories, and it’s an amazing nostalgic element to add to your beautiful day. Take a look through our favourite type of scents for some inspiration!
Botanical Essence No.100 Liz Earle £54, johnlewis.com
Sunset Riot Allsaints £49, allsaints.com
Floral fragrances are perhaps the most popular wedding scent, and it’s not hard to guess why. The staple perfume boasts of a sweet and delicate aroma and is classically feminine. Each scent is a lush combination of different floral fragrances, from roses and jasmine to blossom and lilies; there are so many sweet-smelling aromas to choose from.
A mysterious fragrance built on traces of cedarwood and amber, woody fragrances are ideal for a bohemian wedding. The unisex fragrance adds a mystical touch to any celebration. Decorate your ceremony with rustic candles, or spray a little on your bouquet. Available in a variety of notes, choose from mossy, musky or sweet undertones.
Royal Sapphire Thameen London £195, Selfridges
Something Blue Oscar De La Renta £80, allbeauty.com
Amber Saffron Clean Reserve £82, spacenk.com Boy Smells De Nîmes £37, osmology.co
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Paris en Fleur Diptyque Paris £53, diptyqueparis.com
Complete Bliss Scented Candle Neom Organics £46, neomorganics.com
Mademoiselle Coco Chanel £118, harrods.com
Warm, sweet, and spicy, oriental scents are a sensual blend of exotic and earthy notes. A more luxurious aroma of the fragrance family, they’re the perfect addition to a contemporary wedding.
Oriental Noir Candle Urban Apothecary London £30, fenwick.co.uk
Tea Tonique Perfume Miller Harris £110, millerharris.com
Spirit Lamp Candle D.S & Durga £60, osmology.co
Trussardi Donna £86, allbeauty.com
Oh So Scented African Lime and Clove Reed Diffuser VOYA £38, voya.ie
Fill the air with refreshing scents on your wedding celebration. Comprised of fruity, crisp, and green notes, a fresh fragrance is definitely the right way to brighten your special day. The light and airy infusion has risen in popularity over the years and adds a delicate feel to every occasion. Delight your guests with this fresh and clean cologne. Citron de Vigne Eau de Parfum Fresh £76, fresh.com
Wedding Vow Renewal
ALEX FOUND A VINTAGE RING that he fell in love with at a pawn shop. A few days later he called to see if it was still there and was disappointed to learn it had been sold. But, his wife had taken a photo of the ring. She secretly decided to have her jeweler, Mark Broumand, make a custom replica of it! She then decided to plan out a styled wedding shoot so she could surprise re-propose to him for their one-year anniversary. We even did a few outfit changes to make it seem believable! This entire experience of collaborating with other creatives in California was incredible. I’m so honored I was able to be a part of this surprise vow renewal! Couple Quigley & Alex Photographer Nicole Ashley | nicoleashley.ca
INDULGE IN LONDON’S IRRESISTIBLE 360˚ VIEWS..
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL Park Lane, London
With three new signature treatments (2 facials and 1 massage) and jaw-dropping views over London’s dazzling skyline, the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane has all you need to regain your energy. Take your love by the hand and relax surrounded by the stunning rooftop panorama that will help relieve the daunting city stress. Make the Sky Suite your next stop and try out the fabulous Organic Pharmacy Herbal Pouch Massage.
SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, AT THE SHARD Southwark, London
Find spectacular city views from Western Europe’s tallest building! 18 floors of dramatic panoramas, for a romantic stay for two, or for an unparalleled wedding. A high-profile destination in the heart of London, the Shangri-la Hotel, is the perfect fit for both weddings and honeymoons due to its romantic starlit skies, visible from the wall-toceiling windows, and an elegant ambience to host impeccable events.
PETERSHAM HOTEL Richmond, London
Immersed in the tranquillity of Richmond, The Petersham is the perfect hotel for a romantic getaway. With its off the charts, floor-to-ceiling vistas of the famous bend in the River Thames and surrounding Petersham Meadows, there’s no chic Victorian residence quite like this one. And that’s not all, Petersham Restaurant is a sophisticated dining experience where you’ll be spoilt for choice.
LONDON IN THE SKY To be confirmed, London
Word on the street is that we can look forward to another season of London in the Sky. Watch the buzzing areas of London from above at the open-air restaurant that has all daring diners queueing for a seat. Enjoy the long summer nights with your better half dangling 100ft in the sky and get a taste of fine dining and thrilling views from the highest table in London.
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Marble Chic Georgia’s Cakes georgiascakes.com
Chocolate Delights Rococo Chocolates, rococochocolates.com
Take a look at the the best talent the wedding entertainment industry has to offer...
Let the MUSIC PLAY!
The Sweetest Thing
Rosalind Miller Cakes, rosalindmillercakes.com
“Singing waiters for weddings are easily one of the most fun and unique wedding ideas. The performers will blend in as waiting staff at your venue. After creating a big scene, they will suddenly burst into song and shock all of your guests in the best way!” warble-entertainment.com
Fancy something different? Let these original sweet masterpieces delight your palate
LEXINGTON GOSPEL CHOIR
Creamy & Delicious
“The Lexington Gospel Choir’s high energy, incredible vocals, and soulful tones set them apart and their repertoire can be tailored to include gospel arrangements of the couple’s favourite songs. They are the ideal act to create a unique and memorable backdrop to your wedding day.” alrmusic.co.uk
Meringue Tree Flour Power Tiers of Joy
Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, elizabethscakeemporium.com
Lavolio Boutique Confectionery, lavolio.com
“These four classically trained, exceptionally gifted string players are the ideal choice for wedding ceremonies and receptions. They can extend into an orchestra if the couple wanted something larger and can perform unique arrangements on classical songs chosen for the bride and groom.” alrmusic.co.uk WWW.DWHA.CO.UK
Soft hues and modern touches enhance romance in this styled shoot set amongst the Catalan Hills Supplied by Rebecca Carpenter Photography
Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the rolling Catalan hills, The Wild Ones workshop features real-life couples and champions local suppliers. With styling by Fresh and Wood, this elopement style shoot compliments the centuries-old ‘Mas Casamitjana’ with touches of sleek modernism. The shoot venue, This Must Be The Place Barcelona epitomises the shoot as a whole: an exquisite marriage between airy romanticism and sleek modern elegance.
The bride, wears Emanuela, a stunning handmade Bardot dress by Grace Loves Lace. The understated hair and makeup by Imanol Fuentes artfully allows natural beauty to compliment the dress.
THE DREAM TEAM VENUE: This Must Be The Place, Barcelona PHOTOGRAPHY: Rebecca Carpenter EVENT DESIGN: Fresh and Wood FLORALS: Studio Floral WEDDING DRESS: Grace Loves Lace HAIR PIECE: Martina Dorta HAIR AND MAKEUP: Imanol Fuentes VIDEOGRAPHY: Made in Video TABLETOP RENTALS: Ah Rental PAPER GOODS: Better With Co EVENT DESIGN: Fresh and Wood MODELS: Manon & Corstiaan HAT: Masario
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Dreamcatcher £12, The Guru Shop GmbH
IF YOU WANT TO CREATE A FRESH ROMANTIC FEEL, A RUSTIC-INSPIRED TABLESCAPE SHOULD DO THE TRICK. Look for natural shades and copper details, which are perfect if you’re planning an outdoor wedding. To compliment your setting add a bohemian flair by introducing seagrass décor and as finishing touches, pots and plants are very fun and modern accessories.
Decorative Wall Basket £79, Idyll Home
Horn Vase Medium in Sand £24, Abode Living Large Driftwood Heart Decoration £89, PUJI
Patola Rectangle Cushion £99, Maison Margot
Bolga Fans £28, Lola & Mawu
Kraft Wedding Reception Invites £2.99, Ginger Ray
Moroccan Mood LED Solar Metal Lantern £24, Dobbies Decorative Wall Basket £79, Idyll Home
Gloster Split Raw Stool Side Tables £POA, Villa Schmidt GmbH
Round Rattan Mirror £18, Mint & May
A styled shoot beautifully adorned with opulent flowers and ethereal decor in the heart of Wiltshire. Planning by Jennifer Louise Weddings
The inspiration of this shoot was to create something beautifully classic and ethereal with a twist. Using carefully placed candles and a focal-point floral archway that drew attention to the stunning grounds. The team managed to creat a sense of entering an enchanted garden, something that truly evoked a fairy-tale setting.
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To design a fairy-tale and enchanted look, it was important to build layers of colour and texture that worked together with no element or shade standing out. Luxurious touches such as the gold rimmed glasses from Duchess and Butler and soft grey tablecloth from Just 4 Linen complimented the rouge and burgundies to further enhance the ethereal setting.
To complete the dream-like theme, stationery featuring calligraphy and flowers from Rebecca Richards Designs perfectly finished the tablescape.
THE DREAM TEAM VENUE: Grittleton House, Wiltshire PHOTOGRAPHY: Katherine Yiannaki STYLIST/PLANNER: Jennifer Louise Weddings FLORALS: Joanna Carter WEDDING DRESS: Suzanne Neville BRIDAL BOUTIQUE: The White Room JEWELLERY: Holly Robinson Jewellery ACCESSORIES: Victoria Fergusson Accessories SUIT: Walters of Oxford HAIR: Laura Mackenzie Hair MAKEUP: Jessica Ava Makeup STATIONERY: Rebecca Richards Designs FURNITURE: The Prop Factory FEMALE MODEL: Fiona McDonald MALE MODEL: Freddie Abrahams
The Elegant Ditsy Floral Dinner Plate £12, Kitchen Craft
A CANDLELIT ATMOSPHERE IS ALWAYS AN ONTREND OPTION. Choose dark foliage and add a pop of colour using violets and pink hues for a sophisticated fairy tale ambiance. Accent the vibe with rows of candles and to enhance a warm and welcoming feeling, adorn the space with crème tones and crisp white notes.
Circular Test Tube Table Vase £78.95, Annabel James
Lene Bjerre Sarah Vase £40, Sweetpea & Willow Pink Martini Gin Glasses Pink Martini Gin Glasses £38.95, AUDENZA £38.95, AUDENZA Opal Notebook £19.95, Ted Baker
Mustard Glass Vase £68, AUDENZA
Eichhotlz Hurricane Vanini M £135, Sweatpea & Willow Eichholtz Skyline Candle Holder £310, Sweatpea & Willow
Damson Rose Scented Candle £5.25, Price’s
Mustard Glass Vase £68, AUDENZA
Trailing Blooms Resin Coaster £12.75, Grisela Gaham London
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Valentine’s Bouquet £63, The Real Flower Company
REAL LIFE WEDDINGS JUST LOOK AT HOW THESE COUPLES PLANNED THEIR MAGICAL DAY
MARBELLA | SPAIN
Marbella is a year-round sought-after destination and it offers a splendid backdrop for any type of wedding. Known for its mesmerising beaches and historical treasures, youâ€™ll be spoilt for choice. Lorcan and Ruquea tied the knot overlooking the Mediterranean Sea at Anantara Villa Padierna Palace. This stunning location has a bit of everything, from palm grove gardens to scenographic steps and a royal palace to make you feel like a true king and queen on your special day. Page 34
Marbella MARBELLA, SPAIN
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JULIA KAPTELOVA PHOTOGRAPHY
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RealWeddings Life THE COUPLE
Lorcan & Ruquea Got hitched in the elegant resort town of Marbella, Spain
s we were searching for venues, we came across an amazing image of a beautiful amphitheatre. We stumbled upon a pristine venue that happened to be right beside our holiday home in Marbella, Spain. Within a few weeks we had arranged to visit Villa Padierna and within minutes of being there, we knew that this Tuscan inspired palace with its courtyard canals and palm sprinkled, manicured grounds, nestled in the hills of AndalucĂa had to play host to our wedding. The rosy hues of the hotel inspired our pastel palette of blushing peach and pink shades. Our theme was elegant and glamorous but classic with hushed tones and gold accents. It was important for us to have a strong family element and as such, framed photos of family were featured around the venue. Throughout our day music played a huge part of the experience and over dinner, our guests were serenaded with classical music played on an ivory grand piano. Under an immense canopy of white wisteria and magical fairy lights, we took to the white, star lit dance floor for our first dance which ended in the roar of fireworks. Our best memories from the day included a Bollywood dance with two of the bridesmaids, choreographed to surprise the guests and incorporate a traditional aspect. Having Pakistani roots, it was important to blend both cultures into the wedding day. The rolling scenery that acted as the backdrop to the perfect toned aesthetics brought to life by our wedding designer Pedro and the high quality service of Villa Padierna staff is another fond memory. The advice we would give to future brides and grooms is that you can never plan enough. Writing your own vows is a special way to share promises and memories with your partner. When the day is over, the moment that will be eternally cherished is standing in front of the person you love reciting the deeply personal vows from your heart, committing to one another wholly and forever.
THE DREAM TEAM Photography Julia Kaptelova Photography, juliakaptelova.com, instagram.com/juliakaptelova_ photography Planning Soul Events, soulevents. es Venue Anantara Villa Padierna Palace, villapadierna.es/palace Floral Design Pedro Navarro, pedronavarro.es Wedding Gown Monique Lhuillier, moniquelhuillier.com
fairytale LAKE COMO, ITALY SUPPLIED BY GALIA LAHAV
THE DREAM TEAM Bride Diana Vasileyko, dianavasileyko Groom Fedor Filimonov, selfmadefedor Venue Villa del Balbianello, villadelbalbianello Villa dâ€™Este, villadestelakecomo Planning Olga Bocharova, bocharoff_wedding, bocharoff.com Elena Gurianova, italia_viaggi_wed, italia-viaggi.ru/wedding Photography Konstantin Semenikhin, ksemenikhin_wed/ksemenikhin.com Natalia Fedorova, shentalay_photo Videography Paramonova Movies, paramonova_movies, paramonovamovies.com Hair & Makeup Elena Marsova, elenamarsova_wedding_stylist Florist Tatiana Starzhinskaya, tanistar_florist
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Diana & Fedor
Said ‘I do’ against the picturesque backdrop of Lake Como
have always dreamed of a wedding in Italy, so our wedding took place in two spectacular venues on Lake Como - Villa del Balbianello for the official registration and Villa d’Este for the wedding reception. Villa del Balbianello was built at the end of the 18th century by Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini, on the site of an ancient Franciscan monastery. In 1988, the last owner Monzino died without issue and donated Villa del Balbianello to FAI (Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano). The villa has been used as the setting for several movies, including A Month by the Lake, Casino Royale, and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. My amazing mum took on all the organizational processes as finding an agency, venues, etc. We decided to choose a romantic style; soft hues, delicate lighting, plenty of florals, hanging lights, candles, and calligraphy. I was so lucky to find the wedding dress of my dreams on my first trip to the atelier. Bellina was the first dress I tried on and I knew it was going to be the one. It was love at first sight! I felt like a Disney princess. When it came to choosing the bridesmaids’ dresses, I followed the rule - different dresses, colours, patterns and textures. The key is to mix silhouettes, colours, patterns, textures, and prints to match the colour of my wedding dress and flowers (different shades of pink, peach, rose, and blush, multiple metallic shades such as gold, rose gold, and champagne). It was a special day with numerous emotions, but walking down the aisle with my dad is the moment I will cherish forever. Another special moment was dancing to Henry Mancini’s - Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. This song fills the air with romance and love. To all future brides, try to relax and enjoy every second of your big day. Focus on the good things that are happening and do not let some little things stress you out. Because after all, how we feel inside is what reflects on the outside. WWW.DWHA.CO.UK
with love IBIZA, SPAIN
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID CHRISTOPHER PHOTOGRAPHY
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Denise & Marco Married on the magnetic Ibiza coastline
hen we saw Es Vedra, we felt its beautiful spirit and immediately knew this was where we wanted to bring our friends and family to witness our special union. Our venue had a clear view of Es Vedra with both a ceremony and reception area. When we saw Elixir, our hearts skipped a beat. Nestled on a beautiful cliffside with breathtaking views of Es Vedra and Cala Codolar the location ticked all of our boxes. We were fortunate to have a venue that was already beautifully decorated and needed minimal changes. We wanted the look of our wedding to be modern and romantic, but luxurious at the same time. Rose gold acrylic table numbers and gold acrylic luggage tags were used to add a modern feel. We made it personal by placing our engagement photos around the venue and finished by inserting some fun acrylic signage I had personally handmade. I got my dress from The Wedding Club in London. I fell in love with Berta about five years ago when I saw how modern, sexy yet tasteful her dresses were. As for my hairstyle, I finally found a stylist who was extremely positive and mentioned she will do her best to achieve my dream look. Together we decided to add a ponytail for the evening to help with the humidity and carefree dancing. For makeup, I wanted a natural look, with a pop of red lipstick for my flawless second outfit. If you’re planning a destination wedding, find a local wedding planner who knows the area well to assist you. Most importantly, I would say to enjoy it! Wedding planning can be a bit stressful, however, it is also a wonderful period full of love, creativity, and excitement that you only get to experience once.
THE DREAM TEAM Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue Elixir, elixiribiza.com Wedding Planner Leah Lyons, @ yourweddingangel Photographer David Christopher Photography Instagram @davidcphotography, Facebook @davidchristopher.photography, Website davidchristopher-photography.co.uk Brides Dress @ Berta, The Wedding Club London @theweddingclub1 Celebrant Danielle Alex, @yourdayibiza Seamstress Zoey, @thesteamstrestressibiza Hair Elia Martine, @eliamartineweddings Makeup Jo @jo.jamface Cake Mitch @thecakeladyibiza Flowers @flowers_ibiza Invitations The Paper Doll @thepaperdollx Favors Sketch and Etch, @sketchandetchcreative Sugar Box, @sugarbox_events Bride’s Shoes @louboutinworld Groom’s Accessories @gredeearts Groom’s Shoes @lflsshoes Sax Player @graboakos
Home is where the
heart is SURREY, ENGLAND SUPPLIED BY CYEHIS EVENTS
THE DREAM TEAM Wedding Planning/Design CyEhis Events Venue Denbies Weddings Photography Hajie Dress Pronovias Suits Mossbros Makeup Lizkoyamakeup Florist Flowersbyelaine Decorator TwinkleEventWeddings Draping Lightingwithintent Favours Dandyfavours Dj Jevanniletford
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Diana & Paul
Tied the knot admist the beautiful vineyards of Surrey
e celebrated our wedding surrounded by our close friends and family in Surrey, UK, in October at the stunning Denbies Wine Estate. Denbies is Englandâ€™s largest vineyard and one of Surreyâ€™s finest wedding destinations. The venue is nestled within 265 acres of vines in the heart of Surrey Hills with incredible views over the vineyard. The beautifully landscaped vineyard was a perfect natural backdrop for our wedding portraits. This was truly the perfect English wedding location and we fell in love with it straight away. The ceremony was held in the garden room with a soft romantic ambiance set with an all-white elegant floral decor, with ceiling and wall draping, a stunning grand piano and a soloist singing me down the aisle. After the ceremony, guests were welcomed with champagne and canapes outside in the courtyard. The wedding reception was in the conservatory atrium with a central fountain, tropical futures and a huge vaulted glass ceiling letting in a glorious amount of natural light during the day, and a high star canopy of fairy lights, creating the perfect ambiance once the sun went down. For the reception decor, we kept it clean and elegant using white and blush flowers with tall centerpieces and hanging candles. Planning the beautiful wedding with our wonderful and talented wedding planner, Cynthia Ehis, was a lovely and fun progress, as we trusted her completely to bring our vision to life. We had such a fun time working with CyEhis Events and our wedding adventure was filled with joy, and we wanted that same Joy to reflect on our special day.
the stars MALTA PLANNING BY SARAH YOUNG
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Sarah & Keith
Celebrated in goregous Valletta
THE DREAM TEAM Wedding Planner Sarah Young Luxury Events and Wedding Planning Bride’s Dress Mira Zwillinger Groom’s Suit Richard James Invitations Polidano Press
e had always visualised getting married in Malta, Keith’s parents still live in Malta and we vacation there often so it has a special place in our hearts. The wedding day flowed perfectly and was meticulously organised by Sarah, Michelle and her team. It started with the Catholic mass in Valletta which was followed by the dinner and reception in a beautifully decorated garden where our dream of dancing under the stars came to life. It was good to work with Sarah Young as she ensured we were getting the best value for our money and introduced us to local suppliers who she trusted and had worked with before. The dress was by an Israeli designer, Mira Zwillinger from Browns Bride in London. I fell in love with it as soon as I tried it on. I actually worked with the designer to add a layer of blush into the skirt so it wasn’t completely white. I love muted pastel florals and greenery but wanted to have a very clean and minimal colour palette, which is why the florals and decor were white with greenery. I always knew I wanted a sleek bun with a centre parting, but at the very last minute I changed my mind and went for a low ponytail as it just felt right on the day. For the makeup I wanted a dramatic eye look, the smokey dark eyes and nude lip complimented the sleek hair style perfectly! One of the main challenges was organising 150 guests in terms of flight information, accommodation as well as tips and recommendations. Putting as much information on your website as possible and having printed itinerary cards was very helpful. I would also highly recommend hiring a wedding planner, the knowledge and skillset they bring is invaluable not to mention it leaves you to have fun during the lead up and on the day instead of stressing about last minute updates or changes.
PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND SUPPLIED BY THE BYRE AT INCHYRA
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Mike & Ross
Exchanged vows in the heart of Scotland
e are both quite creative and had big ideas of how we wanted the venue to look. The Byre at Inchyra was the second venue we visited and we just fell in love with it! The Byre is a blank canvas that you can put your stamp on and it ticked all of our boxes. The walled gardens at Inchyra are something like out of a romantic fairy tale, the perfect space for the outdoor ceremony we were hoping for, and our guests were blown away. We knew it could be a bit of a logistical nightmare to have a bar and food all set up and served outside, as well as, having our band all in the same place, but to be honest, the team at The Byre worked brilliantly alongside our caterers and the band to make it seamless. I must mention the Apple Orchard aisle, you couldn’t dream of a more perfect setting. We did a lot of things ourselves. Mike is into cooking and he made our wedding favours by filling up cute little jars with Christmas chutney. We sourced some cakes and home baking from local bakeries and cafes for a “dessert table” rather than a wedding cake. Mike’s dad put together a brilliant table plan made from reclaimed wood, and his mum hand chalked penned the table settings, a very nice personal touch. We also picked up the table and floor lighting along with some wall art for the “gentleman’s club” bar from charity shops. Our suits were from Forbes Tailoring based in Glasgow. We picked everything from the lining to the stitching. The colour and fabric choices were extensive but between us and our best man, we managed to create the perfect look for us. To bring out a bohemian vibe, we picked out floaty dresses with hair down for the girls, blending in perfectly with the laid back and glamorous edge we were going for. Our florist dealt with most of the venue decorating. We worked together on a vision and she brought it to life. A huge canopy of green overhead with pops of vibrant pinks and purples. We kept table decorations to an absolute minimum. We did have a few central candles on each table for mood lighting but that was about it.
THE DREAM TEAM Flowers @michelle_at_cordonfarm Catering @ lazysundaycatering Venue @thebyreatinchyra Photographyer @photosbyzoeweddings Suits @ forbes.tailoring Hair @cameobridalstyling Make Up @samanthaconnormua Video @talltalefilms
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THE LATEST BRIDAL COLLECTIONS AND THE TRENDIEST DAY TO NIGHT WEAR
ROMANCE & ELEGANCE
We can’t get enough of Galia Lahav’s Fall 2020 Fancy White Collection-Designers: Galia Lahav & Sharon Sever Galia Lahav’s Fancy White is all about individuality and letting that inner beauty shine. To best represent this new debut collection, transgender model Valentina Sampaio shines as she wears with confidence the new couture line. From the intricate lace to the organza embellishments, each layer of the flowy gowns tells a story, just like each layer of a woman’s personality reveals a bit about herself. Page 54
Fall 2020 Love From New York collection www.reemacra.com
Lee Petra Grebenau
Fields of Pearls Collection www.leegrebenau.com
Fall 2020 Collection www.annebarge.com
Fancy White Couture Collection www.galialahav.com
Pronovias Ashley Graham x Pronovias www.pronovias.com
Daalarna Couture FOLK Collection daalarna.hu
Autumn/ Winter 2020 collection www.savannahmiller.com
Ones to Watch this Spring
With so many new, tried and true trends hitting the runway, there are an abundance of styles for brides to prick from. Looking for some wedding dress inspiration? Take a look through our guide of this seasons must-see bridal trends!
Out with the old and in with the new hue. Pastel tones have made their way into the bridal world this season, in a variety of shades, from blush and blue floral prints, to champagne ruffles and feathered embellishments.
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Viktor & Rolf
The traditional Grecian style but with a twist, these unique asymmetric looks radiate a demure yet glamorous air. The coldshoulder gowns are no longer just sleek and elegant but also feature textures, volume and sparkling embellishments. Stun your guests as your saunter down the aisle in this contemporary style.
Alternative sleeves are undeniably unique. The once traditional look has been reinvented with a contemporary flair. The now versatile feature adds a delicate touch of originality to any bridal look. Discover this season’s styles from distinctive patterns and embellishments, to billowy puffs and magical ruffles.
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Sparkle and shine is nothing new to the bridal industry, it’s held the crown as a popular trend for as long as we can remember. This season’s sparkles made their debut once again, gracing the bodices of several designs. Shimmering embroidering adds luxury flair to any bridal style.
A Second Look...
Why wear one dress when you can wear two? After your vows and the first dance, ditch your formal look for a more casual and relaxed ensemble. A second look for your reception is a popular trend this season; take a look through the much-loved styles that have graced the runways this year...
THE LITTLE WHITE DRESS
Whether fitted or flared, the mini-dress is a fabulous choice for your after-party. Ditch the layers of tulle for a shorter and more alluring look. Stun your guests with sparkling features, skater skirts, or translucent styles, paired with a classy cape or duster coat, for a sophisticated finish.
A contemporary look, perfect for the modern bride looking to step away from tradition, the jumpsuit has taken the bridal industry by storm. With several gorgeous designs popping up in this season’s latest collections. From boho flares, lace detailing and plunging necklines; no matter your style you’re sure to find the right jumpsuit for you. Ines Di Santo
THE SLIP DRESS
For those who don’t want to stray too far from the traditions, the timeless maxi dress is perfect. A diverse and wide-ranging look, the maxi dress can be classy for the conventional bride or eccentric for the more fashion forward. Long sleeves, high neck and side splits, the traditional dress comes in several styles, so you’re bound to find one to suit your style.
Simple and sleek, the bodyskimming silhouette of the slip dress is a much loved trend this year. The minimalist look is as elegant and captivating as the traditional gown without all the extra details. Available in a variety of luxurious fabrics from soft satin to subtle silk and matte crepe, the lustrous design is an opulent choice.
Fall in Love with
Look and feel your best with designs made by women for women
yla London was born in the ‘90s in Notting Hill. Based on craftsmanship and luxury, the brand built a solid reputation and with their relaunch in August 2017 with the CEO (Garry Hogarth) COO (Leila Habibi) and the Senior Designer (Jess Thompson) from Agent Provocateur they’ve been making many future brides, and women in general, extremely happy.
Myla has a new vision. In a world where customers are looking for something that isn’t purely functional, sporty or fancy, Myla is ready to fulfill the niche gap in the lingerie and nightwear market with their fresh and new approach. Myla incorporates all of these elements together to have feminine lingerie that encompasses wearability with soft, beautiful fabrics and thoughtful, effortless styling details. The Myla team comprises of an experienced group of women designing lingerie for themselves and other females. They are all different ages, shapes, and sizes just like all the women out there, and with years of experience in the field, the team has created design features and special fabrics to accommodate everyone. Beautiful materials, such as French Leavers lace, stretch silk and soft, fine tulles are designed into elegant pieces with subtle detailing. While, delicate embroideries and specialist applique techniques in soft shapes, are sophisticatedly crafted to further highlight the body’s silhouette. All of this skilled work goes into every one of their garments, but what’s most important is
“We have used women’s wide breadth of knowledge to think differently and to develop and design for the woman of today.”
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making sure that every client leaves the shop feeling great about their body by having found just what they came in looking for. Myla’s message has been resonating well with a broad clientele looking for simplified, uncomplicated products in delicate lace, embroideries and soft silks that can go from day to evening very easily. Brides out there are bound to love the delicate and soft hues and pops of colour that accompany the handmade pieces. Each range pays homage to its British roots with iconic names like Covent Garden and Primrose Hill and never disappoints by offering a great variety of flattering silhouettes. Myla brings you feminine, luxury lingerie, and nightwear that will spark romance in the bedroom and make you feel incredibly beautiful and confident during your wedding or honeymoon. Wondering where you can find Myla? Myla has only been back in the market trading again since July 2018. They’ve started trading again by joining Selfridges with an exclusive retail launch in the UK. In the USA, they’ve partnered with Bergdorf Goodman. On-line, they joined Net a Porter and launched their website in October 2018. They also opened a stunning flagship store in Brook Street, London which is available for personal fittings. Since their launch last year, they’ve continued their growth and are building exciting new relationships with Harrods, Far Fetch, Neiman Marcus, Matches and KaDeWe. myla.com | @mylalondon
An interview with
BIRDCAGE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE Meet the creatives behind Birdcage Bridal Boutique. The family team share with us how they began and what brides should look for when choosing their wedding dress...
How did the Birdcage Bridal Boutique start? It was our Store Manager Bethany’s idea. An established wedding dress shop was moving on, so she had the idea of buying it and turning it into a family business. We quickly learned the best way we could make a great lasting impression was just to be ourselves. We put the ideas of our vision together and created a beautiful shop for brides to have the ultimate bridal experience.
What is your favourite part of each bridal consultation?
Giving each bride the opportunity to feel amazing. The look of pure excitement when they see the huge choice of dresses and know they can try on as many as they need to find ‘the one’. Also, building up a great relationship. We have several brides that are now like family and come back time and again to visit and catch up.
What inspired your choice of designers to supply?
The previous shop stocked Ronald Joyce and Kenneth Winston and we loved their dresses so we decided to continue the relationship. We discovered Sophia Tolli and Jennifer Wren and decided to take them onboard. We just loved these dresses and their different styles.
What bridal trends should we look out for this year?
We have a gorgeous jumpsuit in from our newest designer Paul Zeni. It’s so unique and different but we think 2020 will be the year for something different. The jumpsuit has gained so much interest, especially at a recent wedding fair. It was the talking point of our display.
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What are your top tips for choosing the perfect dress to suit your body?
A wedding dress is not like anything else you will ever wear. You really don’t know what will suit you, until you try it on. It’s so easy to assume a ball gown would suit a plus size bride, and a sheath dress would suit a smaller bride, but we’ve seen such a huge mix of different dresses suiting different shapes of people.
Aside from the dress, what is the most important detail of a bridal look?
A smile! The joy and delight the bride feels should be reflected on her face. The bridal party will read the bride’s face as she steps onto our catwalk. Of course, a veil and sparkly accessories can complete the look, but if the dress isn’t right then the smile won’t be there.
Who is the best person a bride should bring to their consultations?
We always suggest not bringing too many people, as everyone has an opinion and often they don’t match everyone else’s. The ideal person to bring, is someone that knows you well, someone that will be honest but also respect your decision. Someone that can see you in the dress, rather than see themselves in it.
Describe the Birdcage bride?
Happy in the knowledge that she has been well looked after, can contact us anytime for reassurance and knowing that she’s bought her dress in an award winning store, confident that her dress will be as special as her day.
Our aim at Birdcage Bridal Boutique is to make you shine for that special moment in your life. You will be greeted with friendly faces, ready to begin your dream dress journey with you.
01707 394411 firstname.lastname@example.org www.birdcagebridal.com
THE HOTTEST HAIRSTYLES & NEWEST MIND, BODY & SOUL REMEDIES
On your wedding day, look great, but most of all, feel great! Preparing for your big day is never easy, and your stress might show through dark circles around your eyes or pains along your spine. We want to avoid you feeling this way, so we thought to give you a few natural and compelling tips to get your body and mind ready and radiant for that walk down the aisle. Page 90
Embrace your natural tresses. Contrast your curls with a sleek and smooth design or complement it with a more enchanting full skirt gown. The perfect look for the low maintenance bride, let your hair shine bright on your special day.
Often associated with the boho free-spirited bride, the braided crown can also be elegant and graceful. Pair with a soft and subtle dress, for a streamlined silhouette. Keep your jewellery dainty and understated and finish the look with a stunning jewelled headpiece or headband.
Alexandra Grecco Ines Di Santo
HAIRSTYLES When it comes to choosing your bridal hairstyle, the possibilities are endless! From buns and braids to twists and ponytails, brides-to-be are spoilt for choice. So we’ve taken the liberty of selecting some of our favourite hair trends, to make the decision that little bit easier...
Sleek & Straight
Show off your chiselled cheekbones and dazzling smile with this pinned back style. Sleek and straight is the way forward if you want to accentuate other features. The clean and graceful look also works great with a veil should you choose to wear one.
The perfect relaxed look for a chill bride, tousled beach waves have risen in popularity over the years. Effortlessly beautiful and versatile the loose curls complement almost any makeup look; whether you’re going for a simple glow or glittery glam, these soft waves are the ideal choice.
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Beauty Jenny Yoo
A style that never gets old, theses glossy waves are a signature bridal look. The bouncy curls work great with a midlength cut and are a safe choice, if you want to wear an extravagant headpiece. Stun your guests as you saunter down the aisle sporting this sensational style.
Classic High Bun
Stylish and secure, the elegant bun is ideal if you know you’re going to be running around on your wedding day. The straightforward style looks great and stays in place; so you can enjoy the festivities without worrying about ruining your hair.
Polished Pony Tail
Shiny and refined, a chic ponytail worn high or low gives every bride a classy and elegant air. The sleek pulled-back style emphasises your bone structure and highlights your facial features; ensuring you look glossy and glamorous for your ceremony and reception.
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Short & Sweet
If a polished updo isn’t for you, try curling a few strands and leaving them loose to create a more messy and voluminous look. A simple yet classic trend, this is a popular wedding style you’ll find amongst blushing brides and bridesmaids.
If your hair is slightly longer and you’re feeling a little adventurous, why not go for a new short cut for your big day. But if a short look is already your signature thing, you don’t have to settle for a simple style; you can rock it with some tousled waves or silky straight.
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PHOTO CREDIT: MIKE COLON
Complete your bridal look with this Spring’s trendy detail…the headband!
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2020 Hairy & Beauty GUIDE
FINDING THE PERFECT HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST ISN’T THE EASIEST TASK. WE’VE ROUNDED UP THE WORLD’S TOP HAIR AND BEAUTY EXPERTS, TO ENSURE YOU LOOK AND FEEL FLAWLESS FOR YOUR DREAM DESTINATION WEDDING!
Top Beauty Experts WHY YOU NEED A LOCAL BEAUTY SPECIALIST
Having a beauty expert by your side on your special day is a must. No need to stress about it because wherever you are planning to marry, we have a selected professional who can help you along the way. Makeup and hairstyles can change from location to location, but what’s most important is that you look flawless throughout the day. This is why you need a local expert to come up with a look that suits your needs and your taste just perfectly.
+1 268-724-7717 email@example.com @BeautybyNanettaAlexander 268 Sea View Farm, Saint John, Antigua And Barbuda
Placed delicately in the heart of the Caribbean Sea, is the tropical honeymoon haven, Antigua and Barbuda. This seemingly untouched island is overflowing with sights and activities that await your discovery. Fix your eyes on the scenic island views from the highest point of the Shirley Heights Lookout, discover the country’s ancient history and colonial past, and experience the beauty of Antigua’s wildlife. The serene island escape is the perfect refreshing antithesis to city life. Antigua is one of the Caribbean’s most popular islands for destination weddings. If you choose to tie the knot here, Nanetta Alexander is the best option for your bridal beauty. Her all exclusive services include more than just makeup, with Nanetta you can indulge in a relaxing manicure, and waxing treatments.
ARUBA A heavenly island paradise, Aruba is alive with spirited locals, captivating customs, breathtaking beaches, and delicious cuisine. One of the many jewels of the Caribbean, Aruba is a scenic setting for romantic destination weddings and amorous honeymoon escapes. With over 15 years in the hair and makeup industry, Jennifer Croes-Veeris , has been able to cultivate the skills necessary to ensure that you look great in time for your special day. Having previously been a model, entered several beauty pageants, and worked as a beauty consultant, Jennifer’s experience is unequaled. Her strong passion for beauty is evident within her work ethic; always going the extra mile for her clients, Jennifer promises to exceed your expectations and leave you feeling absolutely radiant.
AUSTRIA An alpine delight overflowing with artistic charm, Austria is a breathtaking nation immersed in fine arts, classical music, and luscious fare. The defining point of this charming nation is the icy glacial Alps; the wintry mountains are an attractive scene for a romantic occasion. Situated in the centre of this wintry nation, is the multi-talented hair stylist Mario Krankl. The award winning stylist has over 20 years experience under his belt and is easily one of the most successful hair stylists in Austria. Mario’s versatility and creativity, is what makes him a sought after bridal stylist, leaving a hundred percent of his brides satisfied. Mario and his team are committed to discovering the unique beauty of each and every client.
BARBADOS Famed for its fine powdery beaches and clear turquoise waters, Barbados truly is an island paradise. Explore the gorgeous cities and the hidden gems that lie here. Bridgetown is a hub of inspiring arts and crafts, amazing architecture, and delicious culinary delights. Celebrate your nuptials in the midst of this Caribbean jewel. Spearheaded by two friends, I Heart Makeup in Barbados is a brilliant mobile makeup business located in the vibrant capital. Joined together by their love and passion for makeup Shanelle and Kamilah, are devoted to making sure each client radiates a beautiful bridal glow on their special day. The creative duo has also worked on a number of fashion shows, photo shoots, and expositions. Makeup Artists Kamilah Codrington Shanelle Estwick
Top Beauty Experts BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS A sequence of seemingly untouched islets delicately strewn along the Caribbean Sea is the blissful British Virgin Islands. Featuring a peaceful island spirit, pristine natural landscapes, incredible beaches and lavish resorts and amenities, spend your days discovering the distinctive character of each island, on your honeymoon escape. Celebrating your love on this beautiful island is a dream for many, and if you’re lucky enough for that dream to come true, then you’re going to need a qualified makeup artist to help you prepare for your wedding day. Sayrui la Belle is a skilful makeup artist situated on the beautiful islands. Though she specialises in soft and glamorous makeup, Sayrui is also able to create creative and avant-garde looks.
CAYMAN ISLANDS Undeniably beautiful and overflowing with lush forestry and diverse wildlife, the Cayman Islands are a tropical paradise. Based in the central point of this gorgeous island is the family owned beauty studio Glamorous Hair. Situated in the prestigious Ritz Carlton Hotel, the founders of the luxury hair boutique are passionate about making brides-to-be look and feel beautiful. They’re always striving to use the latest techniques and consistently upgrading their knowledge with the newest trends, to ensure each client receives a fresh and quality service. You can count on them to create the perfect look for you and your bridesmaids. Indulge in the sumptuous pampering session as they help you prepare for one of the most important days of your life.
COSTA RICA A diverse sanctuary based in the heart of Central America, Costa Rica is definitely one to experience. Home to a variety of exotic creatures, lush forestry, and breathtaking coastal scenes, it is truly a natural marvel. But there is more to this alluring nation than its natural beauty. Experience the pure and laidback lifestyle of the locals, indulge in delicious gastronomy, and explore the magic of the local cities on your romantic escapade. Planning to tie the knot in this beautiful country? Be sure to book Wendy of Wendy’s Hair Studio for your bridal hair. The skilful hair stylist seeks to make every one of her clients feel special. Taking the time to understand your desires, Wendy will ensure you leave satisfied and looking amazing.
CYPRUS Truly a honeymoon haven, the nation of Cyprus is complete with treasures and secrets that await your exploration. Rich in history, mineral wealth, and culture, enjoy sun kissed adventures with your significant other. Choosing your bridal beauty look is by far one of the most important parts of wedding preparation, with your hair and makeup being the central focus. For your destination wedding in the Cypriot splendour, Makeup by Alexia is the cream of the crop. The artistic creative is passionate about making sure each bride feels her best for her special day. Alexia takes the time to understand the needs of all her clients and pays special attention to detail. You can trust that Alexia will leave you looking beautiful.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Lined with endless stretches of white sand beaches, rocky cliff sides and lush palm trees, the Dominican Republic is a lush natural heaven. However there is more to this indulgent island that it’s ecological wonders. The island’s laid-back yet vibrant vibe is enthralling, with colourful carnivals happening every year, scrumptious food being served on every street corner and ancient colonial landmarks still standing tall, the Dominican Republic is nation of greatness. If you’re looking to celebrate your love on this amazing island, Crystal Sepulveda is the preferred artist in the Punta Cana region. A certified bridal makeup artist, Crystal specialises in natural glam and is passionate about making brides-to-be feel confident and stunning on their wedding day.
Annette Carr “English Hairdresser France” – registered wedding hairstylist with over 25 years of experience. Annette offers a fully tailored wedding service for brides and wedding parties.
“My aim is for you to feel relaxed, look beautiful and enjoy your very special day. I love to keep up with what is current and trending in bridal hairstyling, whether it’s Classic, Bohemian, Retro or Vintage….
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Listening carefully I will work with you to create your look”. A bridal trial is normally held in my salon “Coupe d’Or” and I will always come to your venue on your wedding day.
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FRANCE A country synonymous with love, France is the perfect scene to celebrate your nuptials. Abounding in world class art and architecture, mouth-watering gastronomy and awesome traditions, it’s truly a sight to behold. If you’re on the hunt for an inventive hairstylist, to help you prepare for your big day, look no further than Annette Carr. Annette offers fully tailored wedding services for brides and their wedding parties, and is willing to travel to wherever it is you are. No matter the style you desire, Annette is able to bring it life, listening carefully to what you want and working tirelessly to create the look of your dreams. With 25 years experience in the beauty industry, you can be sure you’re safe and sound with Annette Carr.
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GREECE Alive with mythical legends dating back hundreds of years, the nation of Greece is an alluring escape. Unearth the ancient ruins of Olympia or the byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki, discover the flourishing greenery of their lush wineries, and sample crispy and delicious wines. A string of striking islands placed on the Aegean Sea, this dreamy archipelago awaits your visit. The incredibly gifted team at Ioannis Michaelis Professional Hair & Make-up are devoted to helping you find the best look for your wedding day. Well versed in the latest beauty trends and products, they are able to create makeup looks that accentuate your features and fit your individual style. Inspired by the pure aesthetic, their in-house style is to create natural looks that leave you looking radiant.
GRENADA As you step foot on the silky sands of Grenada, the aromatic scents of rich spices fill the air, and the sultry sun illuminates the landscape ahead. Seemingly untouched and flourishing with amazing wildlife, this Caribbean island is unlike any other. Enjoy the pure and simple lifestyle of the island, on your honeymoon escapade. A skilful and professional makeup artist based on this idyllic island, Shelley Waldron of Élan Makeup and More, provides stunning makeup artistry for brides and their wedding party. Having previously worked on several beauty pageants, fashion shows and photoshoots, Shelley’s experience is unmatched. Promising to give you the bridal look you’ve always wished for, a session with Shelley will leave you glowing from the inside out.
“be your beautiful SELF!” www.shemakeupstudio.com facebook: /shemakeupstudio instagram: /shemakeupstudio whatsapp: +852 65883678 Location: 1/F, 8 Hillier Street, Hong Kong
HONG-KONG One of the world’s most awe-inspiring regions, steeped in remarkable culture, Hong Kong, is definitely worth your visit. Discover traditional culinary treats at the Temple Street Night Market, the sheer magnificence of the legendary Tian Tan Buddha and the picturesque cityscape panorama from the heights of the Victoria Peak. The rapidly-rising region is a fantastic fusion of old and new traditions; keeping with the modern trends while still remaining true to the treasured customs and that make it so special. Sara Wong of She Make-Up Studio specialises in making brides look effortlessly beautiful. Sara and her team of specialists use high class goods and new techniques to highlight your natural features and ensure you stand out from the crowd.
Top Beauty Experts ICELAND The land of fire and ice, Iceland is one of the world’s many ecological miracles. A geothermal treasure where the power of nature is really at work, uncover gushing geysers, ice-capped volcanoes and glittering glaciers. The Nordic sky boasts of the beauty of our galaxy beyond. Cast your gaze upon the iridescent phenomenon known as the Northern Lights, and experience the magic of a sun that blazes even through the midnight hours. Margret Magnus is a highly sought after hair and makeup artist based in the icy nation. With over seven years experience in the beauty industry and by uing only the highest quality products, she will create your perfect bridal look and ensure that your makeup stays all day night and photographs well.
INDIA A mosaic of mesmerizing cultures, India is a melting pot of spellbinding adventures. As you explore the beguiling nation, admire the very phenomenon that makes this country so unique. From the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, to the sun drenched beaches of the southern coasts and outstanding architecture dotted in the incredible cities, India is truly an experience like no other. Ideally located in the city of Hyderabad is the brilliant hair and makeup artist Aliya Baig. The destination wedding specialist has worked with over 5000 brides, in some of the country’s most lavish palaces and hotels, from the likes of Jagmandir, Udaipur, and the RamBagh Palace. Her expertise, versatility of art and depth of knowledge across cultures, is what makes her India’s only entry in our list.
“To be chosen to do someone’s wedding is a compliment.
ITALY Italy is easily one of the most renowned countries in Europe. The epicentre of the Roman Empire and the birthplace of renaissance, its here that you’ll stumble upon some of Europe’s greatest treasures like Michelangelo’s David, Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, and the ruins of Pompeii. The sunlit nation is also the romantic capital of the world, with couples coming from all around the globe to tie the knot here. Professional hair and makeup artist, Anna Kalytyak is the best choice for your bridal beauty needs. Having worked with several senior and high class stylists and brands, her level of experience is unparalleled. Anna and her team will take the time to understand your individual needs and will work diligently to create your preferred wedding look.
To be asked to be a part of such an important day of someone’s life is truly an honor, and we take it to heart!”
TEL: +393701103623 | EMAIL: info@ annakalytyak.com | Milan, Italy
JAMAICA A lively island pulsating with its own magical rhythm, Jamaica is a high rise wedding and honeymoon destination. The blissful haven boasts of a unique flair, different from the other Caribbean islands. Notorious for its gorgeous red-gold beaches, astounding culture and traditions and, its spirited island vibe, once you step foot you’ll never want to leave. Kareen Lamme, founder of all natural beauty brand Bute Cosmetics, is your best point of contact for all your bridal beauty needs in Jamaica. The licensed and award-winning beauty therapist is trained in the art of traditional and high – definition airbrush makeup. Kareen’s extensive skills mean she is able to work with her clients and tailor her skills to suit their individual style.
JORDAN Ancient ruins, rich history and exquisite cuisine, are just some of things that make Jordan so special. Explore the riveting landscapes, from the golden desert to the bustling capital. A strong cultural spirit is evident through every corner and enthrals all those who visit. The mesmerising nation is the ultimate wedding destination. Pierre Lahoud is a first class choice for your bridal beauty needs. Having collaborated with some of the biggest brands in makeup such as MAC, Pierre’s renowned artistry offers each client an exclusive experience, creating unique looks, based on your personality and style. Pierre is highly sought after by some of the region’s most high profile celebrities and royalty, so you can definitely trust him to make you look absolutely angelic in time for your big day.
KENYA Home to a wealth of magical experiences, from golden savannahs, exotic wildlife, and pulsating cities, Kenya is truly an amazing nation. Notorious for its amazing indigenous culture and being home to the towering monolith Mount Kenya and views of the even more impressive Mount Kilimanjaro, it’s no wonder the country has fast become a popular wedding and honeymoon destination. If you’re considering choosing this beautiful country to celebrate your wedding, then look no further than Kenyan hair and makeup artist Joy Balogun, for all your beauty needs. The proficient artist is able to create whatever look you desire from pure and simple to creative and glamorous. With Joy, you can rest assured that you’ll saunter down the aisle in style.
Top Beauty Experts MALTA A cluster of islands sprinkled across the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is a mystical archipelago of astonishing splendour. Although small, it is packed full of incredible experiences. The Maltese archipelago abounds in magical wonders; its ecological beauty speaks for itself, and quickly entrances tourists from all over the world. For all your hair and beauty requirements in the enthralling nation, Zoe Winter Edgar Salon is the ideal choice. The hair salon offers a variety of treatments, styles, colours, and cuts, so you can find the right one to suit you. Their stylists are always keeping up to date with the evolving trends and fresh styles, so no matter the style you wish their amazing team will work hard to create it.
MEXICO A kaleidoscope of culture, palm fringed beaches and exotic jungles, Mexico is a charismatic high- spirited nation. Brimming with spectacular archaeological monuments reminiscent of pre-Hispanic Mayan civilisations, a gastronomic repertoire that is unlike any other, and a captivating city vibe; this coastal exotic gem is definitely worth your visit. Ideally located in the Yucatan peninsula, is the skilful hair and makeup artist and founder of Make Me Beautiful Bride, Anne Marie. Beginning her journey over 25 years ago, the excellent stylist has a greater passion for her craft today than when she first began. Taking pleasure in the special bond that she shares with each client, Anne Marie is passionate about creating that special unique look for every bride.
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An astounding nation abounding in cultural riches, Nigeria is one of Africa’s most popular countries. Hemmed by lush turquoise waters, the remarkable country is composed of bustling cities like Lagos and Abuja, a creative art scene, sacred landmarks and a culture that is undeniably fascinating. Explore the gorgeous country with your loved one and experience all that Nigeria has to offer. Celebrate your love on the white sand beaches of this African jewel. Be sure to choose Banke Meshida Lawal of BM Pro Makeup for your wedding makeup. The award-winning makeup artist and cosmetologist has an extensive background in bridal makeup and guarantees to leave you looking radiant. You definitely won’t regret choosing Banke for your destination celebration.
PUERTO RICO An enigmatic rhythm pulsates through the city streets of Puerto Rico, and enchants the hearts of all who set foot on the sundrenched grounds. The small but mighty island brims with wonderful gems, from pristine beaches, cascading waterfalls, energetic festivals and fascinating culture. The Caribbean paradise is a fast growing wedding and honeymoon hotspot. Make your big day all the more special with hair and makeup stylist, Denisse Sanchez. Perfectly located in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, her undeniable talent, and passion for the craft means that she is dedicated to ensuring each client is satisfied. Denisse is also willing to come to you, her mobile service means that she’ll travel to wherever it is you’re based.
LISBON, PORTUGAL Rolling hills, dazzling beaches, medieval treasures are just some of the things that make up the beauty of Portugal. The European gem is a picture perfect setting for your destination wedding, comprised of idyllic landscapes and ancient ruins that have been crafted over the centuries. For all your hair and makeup needs, B Lust Hair & Makeup is the greatest option. Founded by Claudia Rodrigues in 2013, she and her enthusiastic team thoroughly enjoy helping brides get ready for their big day and take pride in making people feel more beautiful and confident. Providing on-site hair and makeup services with the finest products, you can trust that the creative team will help you become the best version of yourself for your wedding day.
AMM are an award winning team of wedding hair stylists and makeup artists, providing a five-star, luxury service and styling brides mainly across Scotland but also in
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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND Scotland’s biggest city, Glasgow is a stunning blend of vintage architecture, ancient monuments, and contemporary features. Victorian mansions and buildings are intertwined with modern shopping centres, galleries, and museums. The hybrid metropolis is the perfect escape for a city break with your loved one. Located in the centre of the city is the award-winning hair stylist Anne Marie McElroy. The innovative mind behind AMM Hair and Makeup Team, Anne Marie and her team of experienced hair and makeup specialists are committed to providing you with five star services and styling that last the full day. Using only the best quality products, and seeking to create a calm and peaceful atmosphere, the dedicated team are guaranteed to bring to life the vision you’ve always dreamed of.
Top Beauty Experts “You, but better” is our slogan in creating effortless and fresh looks for modern brides. Want your beauty team to come to you?
Sandra with her Sfumato makeup team work exclusively on-site, specializing in editorial looking hair and makeup, bringing the full luxury beauty experience on locations in Slovenia. Available also for bookings in all Europe.
“Set your mind at ease, knowing that you will look your absolute best!”
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A Venetian style coastline, framed with snow-capped mountains, Slovenia is often overlooked by tourists but is a treasure chest of natural wonders. Icy rivers flow through the sophisticated streets, verdant hills cast their shadows and the scent of freshly prepared food fills the air. The atmosphere is completely enthralling. Brides seeking to celebrate their love in this beautiful country should contact Sandra Pranjic for all their makeup requests. The self-taught hair stylist is passionate about making women feel amazing. Sandra is able to travel to where you are and will work with you to fashion the bridal look you’ve always wanted. Having worked with several publications, notable photographers and directors, her extensive experience guarantees that you won’t be disappointed.
SINGAPORE One Asia’s fastest growing countries; Singapore is a melting pot of impressive modernity and awesome practices. Always re-inventing itself, the magical country has something new to present each day. Despite its charismatic contemporary charm, the nation’s abundant culture is still thoroughly ingrained in the hearts of the people. All of this and more is why many couples gather their family and friends here to celebrate their love. Perfectly based in the astounding country is professional makeup artist and image consultant Gayathri Menon. The highly talented artist is able to create your desired bridal look. Gayathri’s wealth of experience working with celebrities and other senior makeup means that her skills are truly extensive and widespread. Choose Gayathri for all your wedding needs and you won’t be disappointed.
ST. LUCIA An awe-inspiring nation, that leaves all who take off, eager to return. St Lucia is truly an extraordinary island. The calming atmosphere of azure ocean waves and pearlescent sands enchants the hearts of all its visitors, beckoning them to stay forever. Spend your days lounging in the modern comfort of Rodney Bay, or discover the astonishing ecological wonders of the southern gem, Soufriere. A paradisiacal sanctuary, St Lucia is a wonderful destination to celebrate your wedding day. Every bride needs a qualified hair stylist for their destination wedding. Olu Finley Hair and Lash Company is the one stop shop for all your hair needs. Able to create whatever look you desire, you won’t regret choosing this exceptional team for your romantic celebration.
MALLORCA, SPAIN The largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, Mallorca is a much loved honeymoon destination. The Mediterranean gem is home to gorgeous rugged landscapes, lush wooded hillsides, and sensational beaches framed by crystal clear waters. The spectacular scenery is a breathtaking backdrop for a magical destination wedding. A professional hair and makeup artist based in the beautiful city, Ala Scibiorek has a great passion for bridal hair and makeup and considers each client a privilege to work with. Her attentive and polished service is what makes her stand out from the crowd. Using only luxury and high end goods, she is devoted to making sure you look flawless in time for your special day.
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH ARICA Africa’s crown jewel South Africa is bursting with a lively spirit. Stretches of golden landscapes lie beneath the shadow of the magnificent Table Mountains, and black-maned lions graze on the bronzed grassy plains. The pulsating heart of South Africa, Johannesburg is a city of cultural splendour. Often referred to as Jo-burg, the incredible metropolis is awash with fascinating landmarks. If you’re choosing to get married in this beautiful country, its best to contact Nikkita Naidoo of Nikki’s Beautique, for wedding make up. The innovative artist specialises in bridal makeup and is honoured to help women shine bright on their special day. Nikki’s work is defined by these three principles; defining, enhancing and preserving natural beauty and her aim is to help you embrace your every unique feature.
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DUBAI, UAE A city like no other Dubai is a contemporary metropolis abounding in extravagant skyscrapers, designer boutiques, and ostentatious architecture. Golden desert dunes encircle the city and melt deliciously into the surrounding azure oceans, whilst dazzling marine life hide underneath the surface. This scenic setting is the model backdrop to any special occasion. Fizza Khan is a celebrity makeup-artist ideally located in the hub of the city, and is the ideal choice for wedding makeup. With several years experience under her belt and a clever team by her side, you can be sure that you’re in safe hands. Having helped hundreds of brides and bridesmaids achieve their perfect bridal look, you can rest assured that Fizza will do the same for you.
Top Beauty Experts UGANDA Uganda is an astounding holiday destination. Wildlife here is abundant, and you’re more than likely to catch a glimpse of one of the big five on your adventures. The capital city of Kampala amazes tourists with its inspiring beauty and friendly hospitality. Whilst on your amorous adventures, explore the city’s greatest sites, from the famous Kasubi Tombs to the National Museum, and the Namirembe Cathedral. Residing in the remarkable country is the professional makeup artist, Makeup by Kelly B. The gifted artist is able to do makeup for all occasions, including weddings. Not only is she able to make you look beautiful for your big day, Kelly will also provide professional skincare advice, to ensure you glow from the inside out.
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LONDON, UK The bustling epicentre, of the United Kingdom, London is easily one of the world’s most visited cities. Immersed in rich history, grandiose landmarks, and fantastic architecture, the diverse city is truly a sight to behold. Based in the heart of the cultural capital are a team of talented technicians and artists. Shampagne Allure is a mobile beauty service, available to book for your special day. Offering a large selection of bespoke services from hair, makeup, manicures, pedicures and other pampering treatments, the signature service is on hand to ensure you look radiant for your romantic celebration. Their elite therapists will tailor their services to suit the style and look you desire for you and your bridesmaids.
Award winning wedding make-up artist with a Guiness World Record in wedding hairstyling! Jenna McDonnell services are recognised worldwide as one of the best!
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WALES, UK Wales is a melting pot of environmental sensations. A true natural escape, the charming country brims with soaring mountain ranges, verdant valleys, and meandering rivers. Hike through the grassy hills of Snowdonia or explore the ancient ruins of St David’s Castle and gaze upon the cityscape from the heights of Conwy Castle. Based in Newport, South Wales, award-winning hair and makeup artist, Jenna McDonnell is your first-class choice for your special day. Her innovative skills are recognised worldwide, and have led her to currently hold the Guinness World Record for the most bridal hair styles completed in one day. The skilful stylist has over 12 years experience creating amazing hair styles and flawless looks, so you can trust that she’ll do the same for you.
FLORIDA, USA Florida, the sunshine state is a seaside fantasy. Comprised of endless stretches of coastlines hemmed by warm turquoise waters, the sultry state is a hotspot for honeymooners. Home to some of America’s biggest attractions from Disney World, Key West and Universal Studios, there’s always something exciting to experience here. If you’re looking to tie the knot on these golden sands and you’re in need of a brilliant hair and makeup artist then look no further than Shannon Miller-Beatty. The exceptional talent behind Faces by Shannon, she is dedicated to enhancing your natural beauty, ensuring you feel amazing inside and out on your special day. Shannon takes the time to discover your personality and enhance your unique features, so you can shine like the star you are.
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LAS VEGAS, USA The city that never sleeps, La Vegas is a sensational city bursting with thrilling entertainment for you to enjoy. An oasis of sheer indulgence in the desert, the dazzling city is renowned for being the ‘marriage capital of the world’; it’s a hotspot for luxury weddings and intimate elopements. If you’re looking to tie the knot in this lavish metropolis, you’re going to need an experienced hair and makeup artist to help you prepare for your big day. Michelle and Irina of Perfect Hair and Makeup are the best choice. The experienced duo and their enthusiastic team seek to make their clients feel beautiful and confident. Listening to your concerns and ideas, the passionate team will ensure you shine like the star you are.
Perfect Hair and Makeup is a beauty service based in Las Vegas that is constantly changing with the fashion of today. With more than 17 years of experience in the bridal hair and makeup industry, they with provide you with quality services as hair styling, airbrush makeup, nail services, and spray tanning that will make you feel like the best version of yourself! Phone: 702-862-6602 or 702-461-8372 Website: www.perfecthairandmakeup.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: @perfecthairandmakeuplv Facebook: Perfect Hair and Makeup Las Vegas
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Home to some of the world’s tallest trees, Northern California is a hub of verdant forestry, mighty mountains, and vast gorges. The ecological wonder differs greatly from its sunny southern counterpart. Calling some of the world’s greatest landmarks their own, there’s so much to see and do in this beautiful region. Be enthralled by the magnificent view the blue waves of Lake Tahoe, the soaring heights of Lassen Volcanic National Park and the deep chasm of King’s Canyon. Located in this wonderful region is Mitasha Singh, of M Sutra Bride. Specialising in luxury Indian bridal looks, the professional artist provides each bride with hair, makeup, and wardrobe styling. The all round service is on hand to assist you and make your special day all the more memorable.
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“I think we need challenges everyday, we also need to challenge ourselves. By pushing your limits and boundaries it helps us to become the best version of yourself.”
HOW DID YOU FIRST START IN THE HAIRSTYLING WORLD? I’ve always had the ability to style hair, which was then nurtured by an opportunity to work at a salon in 2000. I then opened my salon in 2005 and built a steady reputation. Since then I’ve travelled the world training and gaining knowledge and experience.
of yourself. I focus more on maintenance and integrity rather than style and trends.
DESCRIBE YOUR WORK IN THREE WORDS. Aptitude for artistry and creativity, which has been my credo. If I had to describe myself, I’d say I am a coiffeur.
WHAT DO YOU DO BEST? I like to consider myself as somewhat philosophical at heart and I’m very passionate about sharing this with the people I interact with. We all need to be positive and help others around us to be better. Like my job, I love making others look and feel their best.
GIVE US AN INSIGHT INTO YOUR ART. I love being inspired by uniqueness and beauty, this gives me the opportunity to express myself through hair and editorial compositions. HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR STYLE? I love history and aristocracy, I’m also very obsessed with the monarchy, I love everything about it, the fashion, the hair, the extravagance, and style. Definitely my style is inspired by these periods in time. WHAT DOES 2020 MEAN TO YOU? Every day we have the opportunity to do something new and exciting, I believe 2020 is not just a new decade but a new era and the start of a new phase in my life. WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR LOCATION? Our Uniqueness! Trinidad and Tobago is probably the most unique island of all the islands in the Caribbean. I say this because of our diverse cultures, ethnicities, and traditions which transcend time. THE CRAZIEST REQUEST YOU’VE EVER HAD? I get many daily unrealistic requests and it is usually based on the look or style social media is “selling” that day. I always recommend that you do what looks best on you and bring out the best version
WHAT INSPIRES YOUR WORK? My inspiration comes from my drive and need for constant self-improvement. When life throws obstacles my way it pushes me to be my best.
DO YOU HAVE A MOTTO? Inspiration comes from motivation and motivation comes from deprivation…We must first sacrifice in order to achieve greatness. “Act by faith, not by Sight.” APART FROM STYLING, DO YOU HAVE OTHER PASSIONS? Lately, I’ve been involved with media and editorial projects. Holding a camera also gives me a new sense of creativity. I’ve recently launched my own series “Koffee with Kerry” doing interviews and reviews. These can be found on my YouTube @kerryology. HOW HAS FASHION CHANGED? Who doesn’t love fashion, but what’s even better is knowing where fashion draws its inspiration from, and that’s the direction I go towards. I don’t think it has changed. I’ve realized that it’s a continuously evolving cycle. YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT SO FAR? Believing in myself and my ability to thrive. I’ve learned that no matter what life brings, it’s always an opportunity to learn, grow and become the best version of yourself. @kerryology WWW.DWHA.CO.UK
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Reviewed by Eleonora Tucci The new and very effective Detoxifying Vichy Shower is what all stressed brides and grooms should try on their visit to the spa. Combining the power of water with the skilled massage techniques of the therapists, you won’t regret a second of this exclusive detoxifying treatment. Originating in the French spa town Vichy, a Vichy experience combines full body massage techniques with the power of six showerheads directed at different pressure points on the body. And this is not all, a body scrub, facial cleansing, and a body wrap are all included in your session. Having tried this therapeutic ritual myself, I can tell you it has been the destressing answer to my daily fatigue. After my first session, my body and mind felt rejuvenated, and I can applaud the hydro pressure and the experienced massage therapist for that. Let me just tell you, this is the type of me-time you should be adding to your calendar. 60 minutes or 90 minutes £165 / £205 | hotelcaferoyal.com/wellness
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Reviewed by Jack Taylor If you are looking for a wellness overhaul, why not try the Ajna Light treatment. The first of its kind commercially available in Europe, this immersive experience promises to take the edge off and deliver the results you’re so seeking. Having dabbled in meditation for years, I was blown away by the immediate benefits after just one session. Used in conjunction with pyra and nasal IR light, this 15 minute treatment works by activating the vestigial third eye, prompting colourful visuals. Even hours after my visit, I enjoyed such benefits as increased clarity of mind and emotions, reduction in anxiety and stress, a better sense of connection with a larger reality, increased creativity and an improvement in quality of sleep - to name a few. Whether you are new to meditation or an advanced subscriber to this ancient practice, Ajna Light is the treatment for you. yuefloat.com WWW.DWHA.CO.UK
Let the dusk of the African sky be the start of your new beginning at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa
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Discover some of Asia’s finest luxury resorts, perfect for a beautiful wedding and romantic honeymoon...
Shangri La Rasa Risa Resort Kota Kinabalu | MALAYSIA
Malaysia is nothing short of dazzling and dynamic. Lush equatorial rainforest cover significant chunks of the landscape, whilst the rest is sprinkled with immense skyscrapers, mega malls, and majestic shop houses; it’s a truly beautiful contrast and an ideal place to celebrate your love. Delicately placed in this captivating country is the Shangri La Rasa Risa Resort. The charming tropical retreat sits amidst hundreds of acres of forestry and is adorned with traditional Malay accents and designs. Experience the wedding and honeymoon of your dreams that you will cherish forever. shangri-la.com
Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran Bali | INDONESIA
Ideally positioned on this paradise island is the Le Méridein Bali Jimbaran. This stunning beachside resort is a short while away from the main airport. Its excellent location means that it is not far from the island’s most attractive sights and landmarks. The contemporary hotel features chic yet cosy interiors complete with several luxury amenities. Pamper yourself at the serenity spa or tuck into a tasty meal and eclectic cocktails at their restaurant and rooftop bar. Celebrate your wedding overlooking the gorgeous coastal scenes. marriott.co.uk
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Twin Lotus Krabi | THAILAND
Located on the coast of Krabi, Thailand is the enchanting Twin Lotus Resort and Spa. A harmonious villa boasting of contemporary luxury interiors; it’s definitely worth your visit. Ideal for an amorous escape, the romantic resort features several facilities for you and your love to try. Enjoy the sumptuous cuisine at their irresistible restaurant’s, go for a soothing swim in the sparkling swimming pool and sultry jacuzzi’s or even visit their exciting fitness centre. There is never a dull moment at the Twin Lotus Resort. twinlotusresort.com
Royal Sands Koh Rong Koh Rong | CAMBODIA
An alluring sanctuary pleasantly placed on the captivating island of Koh Rong, step into a world of luxury at The Royal Sands Resort. Comprised of a deluxe assortment of pristine ocean and beach front villas, you’ll awake every morning to astounding vistas of the azure seas. Spend your days indulging in the lavish experience The Royal Sands has to offer. Master the art of breathing overlooking the mountains of Koh Rong at a Yoga Sala session; indulge in rejuvenating treatments at the Senses Spa or delight in delicious Cambodian delicacies at one of their many eateries. theroyalsandskohrong.com
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Jet off to the pearlescent sands of Koh Rong and unleash your inner yogi…
faraway escape that never disappoints, Royal Sands in Koh Rong is just what you need for a honeymoon to remember. Its balmy, tropical climate provides a yearround spot-on temperature for you to get that extra Vitamin D whilst chilling next to the person you love. Experience the beauty and calm of an island paradise, surrounded by capturing natural scenery. The jungle forestry gives you the chance to explore the exotic wildlife, and by all means, if you plan to simply relax and delight in the view, there is a private 400-meter beach for you to enjoy some sweet doing nothing. Located just off the coast of Sihanoukville, Koh Rong is one of the most charming islands in Cambodia and it offers crystal-clear ocean waters, coral reefs to explore and sandy beaches for those long walks you’ll want to take with your better half, so what are you waiting for?
Life is sweet at The Royal Sands. Not only beautifully located amid tropical vegetation, but the 5-star resort is also an irresistible oasis blessed with oceanfront villas and beach refuges you’ll never get enough of. This is the perfect
opportunity to unwind and reconnect with the natural world, and there’s no better place to do so than the sophisticated yet natural Royal Sands Resort. High-class décor and a 10-meter swimming pool can be found in each beachfront villa. Situated at the front of the resort, the stunning huts offer privacy with a natural foliage semi enclosure to help you feel your best.
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Meditation and yoga run daily on the outdoor patio, whilst the semi-open-air sala is where you’ll find Thai massages, and the private treatment rooms are for more specialized therapies. A selection of rooms come with indoor showers and transparent glass floors, allowing you to admire the tropical fish while enjoying professional treatments. So whichever you pick, you’ll find just what you were looking for at the Senses Spa. The surprises are not over yet, with a picture-perfect oceanfront view, the Chill Bar and Grill is the signature restaurant on the island focusing on authenticity, simplicity, and quality. This is your chance to tuck your feet in the sand and indulge in a romantic dinner date, just as the sun sets over the mesmerising horizon.
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Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu is an enchanting tropical retreat rising above a pristine stretch of beachfront. Surrounded by 400 acres of tropical forest, nature is all around, with tropical-inspired accents showcased in the sumptuous interiors of 499 guest rooms and suites. TEL:
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Escape out of the city and journey into nature; where the sea meets the rainforest and a warm welcome awaits. Pantai Dalit Beach, enveloped by the tranquil Rasa Ria Reserve With vast acres of untouched natural beauty, Shangri-Laâ€™s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is a
stunning sanctuary that makes each moment of your holiday matter. Find yourself being entertained with the best dining in all of Kota Kinabalu, nurtured at our spa and delighted by our unique signature experiences. Youâ€™ll be immersed into this enchanting Borneo paradise, creating memories that last a lifetime.
The boutique resort is nestled on the shores of a quiet sandy bay surrounded by lush tropical gardens and the sparkling waters of the East Sea. Mia is unequaled in its beauty, romantic setting, privacy, and luxury 5 star hospitality. Set within beautifully manicured gardens on our pristine beach we boast three world class restaurants, offering a variety of Vietnamese and International cuisine, so expect your taste buds to be dazzled. Say â€œI doâ€? at a stunning beachfront property amongst family and loved ones!
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ROBINSON-CLUB KHAO LAK SURROUNDED BY LUSH RAINFOREST AND LOCATED ON A SPECTACULAR BEACH, CLUB KHAO LAK IS A PREMIUM CLUB RESORT FOR A CAREFREE GETAWAY WITH YOUR LOVEâ€¦
hao Lak is one of Thailand’s most astounding resort destinations. Just an hour’s drive from Phuket, this jungle-like paradise offers everything a couple could wish for. With its surrounding rainforest, pristine beaches and tropical islands dotting the Andaman Sea, you’ll be able to unwind to the sound of nature.
MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME In the midst of nature, Robinson Club Khao Lak is the type of retreat you should be looking out for when booking a romantic escape. This resort is ideal for both active holidaymakers and for lovebirds looking for a corner to run to. Adventurous excursions can be planned in Khao Lak’s national park, whilst lazy days can be spent soaking up the sun on the sandy Pak Weep Beach, just a stone’s throw away. Honeymooners can spend time in their pool bungalow and revitalise with a visit to the spa. Whereas, couples ready to tie the knot can take advantage of the superb position on the Andaman Sea to celebrate their special day. Peaceful, elegant and welcoming, Robinson’s atmosphere sure knows how to make you feel at ease. Upon arrival, charming hosts will show you around and warm smiles will accompany you to your suite or villa, making sure all of your needs are covered throughout your stay. Comprised of a private pool, terrace with garden and exceptional views, the bungalows and villas are key to making your stay ever so more memorable.
BODY & MIND SPACE It’s always a good time to get some exercise in, and Robinson WellFit offers more than guests could ever ask for, combining top wellness experiences with fun and thrilling classes. For couples, massages and spa moments are definitely on the radar and there’s an array of activities to bask in. Make room for water sports, with highlights such as kayaking, diving, and stand-up paddling, as well as, fitness programs to help you get back in shape and if you’re more of the meditative type, don’t worry, yoga classes run regularly. DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY Evenings at Robinson Club Khao Lak are never dull. Making sure that you are entertained from day one, the staff has plenty of surprises in store that will make your stay even better. The excellent-quality entertainment includes a theatre, with evening shows and live music, costume parties and themed evening galas followed by romantic seaside strolls. Every fortnight, the resort stuns guests with a special event, their Taste Jam, flaming with a pure street food feeling. If you are into DJ partying, then this is meant for you, and on top of the fun, just remember you’ll get top quality food and drinks. robinson.com/en/en/resort-holiday/thai land/khao-lak
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An elegantly decorated venue complemented with the pristine beauty of the island and a touch of personalized service is the perfect beginning to your wedded bliss. Nestled in the idyllic island of Maldives, Adaaran Prestige Vadoo allows couples to take delight in a list of indulgences that can only be matched by the captivating views of the oasis. Indulge in the comfort of 50 villas, delectable cuisine prepared to exemplary standards, a pampering treatment at the Spa and a romantic wedding cruise over the golden rays of the setting sun. From a stunning backdrop for your vow renewal to an indulgent champagne breakfast the following day, the resort is well-prepared to offer you a complete, tailor-made experience with your loved one, to cherish for a lifetime. Let your moments become memories.
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Delphina Resort Valle Dell’Erica The Sardinian hotspot where fantasies become reality…
orget your everyday and unwind in Europe’s leading green resort nestled on Sardinia’s northern coast. Resort Valle dell’ Erica is composed of two luxury five-star hotels, Hotel Erica and Hotel La Licciola, both surrounded by 28 hectares of private park. There’s no denying that a stay in Sardinia’s most sought after Resort will make all your honeymoon dreams come true; with 1,400 meters of coast to admire, and some of the world’s nicest waters to dive into.
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It is hard to resist Sardinia’s magical aura and Valle dell’ Erica’s charm doesn’t go unnoticed. The mesmerising views extending to Corsica and the La Maddalena Archipelago create the picture-perfect background for a heavenly getaway for two, and Valle dell’ Erica’s flourishing park makes for a dream Eden for all hopeless romantics. Escape the routine and immerse completely in the island life, made of relaxation, exceptional service, and divine food. With a prime beachfront position, you’ll have easy access to the white sand Licciola beach, and if you’re seeking a more private oasis, there are plenty of hidden bays for you to enjoy with your love. If you seek prestigious and panoramic suites, then you’re in for a treat, as the resort boasts Mediterranean-styled decor, spacious verandas, and award-winning glamour. And if you decide to stay around the premises during your stay, the private accommodation President Spargi Sea View is for you, with its hydromassage bathtub, private swimming pool and a hypnotising panorama of the La Maddalena Archipelago.
DINING UNDER THE STARS
To make the most of the 180˚ vistas encompassing the Resort, Delphina hotels & resorts has devoted its culinary expertise and remarkable service to creating one-of-a-kind appetizing experiences. Looking out over the beachfront pool and the Sardinian Sea you’ll find Nautilus restaurant with its elegant buffets of Mediterranean and Sardinian cuisine, whilst if you wish to dine under the stars, Li Zini delights with beachfront luxury. Candlelight dinners and magical views are on the menu at Il Grecale, meanwhile, Les Bouches is where you can admire show cooking and a glimpse of the Straits of Bonifacio.
A WELLNESS HOLIDAY
In perfect harmony with the splendid backdrop, “Le Thermae” Thalasso Centre and Spa, is a wellness destination like no other. Among imposing granite rocks and typical wooded and flowered scents of the Mediterranean maquis, couples can look forward to numerous treatments entirely dedicated to a full body and mind recovery. Make sure to try the Sardinian Signature Thalassotherapy and beauty treatments, using traditional Sardinian aromatic plants and herbs. As for outdoor lovers, the multifunction outside pools and 15 massage chalets are the best treats to end a perfect day at Valle dell’ Erica.
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Mirihi Island Resort The island oasis, Mirihi, invites you to leave all worries behind for the duration of your stay…
or those in search of the ultimate getaway, there’s a tranquil tropical paradise waiting for you at Mirihi Island Resort. Set in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, in the South Ari Atoll, Mirihi is one of the smallest islets of the Maldives, as well as, one of the top resorts to offer unparalleled diving opportunities. But that’s not all. If you and your partner are looking for a romantic hideaway, then you’re in for a treat.
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A gem amongst the luxury resorts in the Maldives, Mirihi sure lives up to its reputation. Barefoot luxury at its finest, promising to give you the comfort and privacy you need for those special moments with your partner. No TV in the villas, but plenty of spa treatments to help you pass the time and make the most of your relaxing stay in the Maldives. There’s a special atmosphere at Mirihi and there are lots of unforgettable activities for a couple’s day out. Island picnic is one of the romantic perks and a day out on the Mirihi Thari, not only offers a great meal, but it grants the opportunity to fulfil your dream of meeting the biggest sea dwellers, the whale sharks.
The beachfront and overwater villas have all the privacy you need to make the most of your romantic retreat
Luxurious overwater villas, showstopping cuisine, and tranquillity are all highly tailored for you to get the best out of this exclusive Maldivian dream, and if you’re looking for a sensational elopement, then you might have found the right place. With their wedding package, you can plan a superb and romantic celebration, with an additional romantic cruise, photoshoot and traditional Bodubero group. Perfect for weddings and honeymoons alike, Mirihi Resort has all you need to relax, explore and spend quality time with your better half, without the hustle and bustle of other touristy destinations. Intimate and infused with Maldivian character, the beachfront and overwater villas have all the privacy you need to make the most of your romantic retreat. And down to the finest of details, Mirihi guarantees an unforgettable experience. Boasting designer furnishings, a spacious panoramic deck for relaxation, and direct access to the azure ocean, it does feel like heaven on earth. Nature and first-class hospitality do go hand in hand, creating the right atmosphere to sweep you off your feet. Try out the traditional sand-floored buffet, overlooking the blissful lagoon, and if romance is what you are striving for, then dining at Muraka is a must, with its decked terrace offering the best sunset views of the island.
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FURAVERI ISLAND RESORT & SPA
Fall head over heels for the treasure that is Furaveri as you take your love on a relaxing journey to the Maldives...
ust a 45-minute scenic seaplane ride from Velana International Airport, Furaveri Island Resort & Spa occupies a tropical island surrounded by palm trees and turquoise waters. Whether you’re looking for an awe-inspiring wedding location or the tranquillity of a honeymoon heaven, rest-assured, the resort has more than you could ever wish for. Discover nature, relaxation, but most of all, dedicate time to your love, which comes easy when you don’t have to worry about a thing. The exceptional hospitality team is there to welcome you, take care of your needs, and when it comes to making your stay memorable, they exceed all expectations.
“The exceptional hospitality team is there to welcome you, take care of your needs, and when it comes to making your stay memorable, they exceed all expectations.”
The villas are as impressive as the scenery. Situated over 23-hectares of natural grounds, the 107 private villas are a mishmash of garden hut, beach sanctuary and overwater dream. Pool villas are also a hit, with views of the glittering white sandy beach and the turquoise lagoon just a few steps away. The Beach Pool Villa comes with a large beachfront garden and wooden sundeck, where you can unwind whilst sipping refreshing juices. Embrace Maldivian design by choosing the Dhoni Pool Villa. Inspired by the traditional fishing boat, the “Dhoni”, and immersed in the lush vegetation on the edge of the powdery sands, it offers a full immersion in the island-style of living. Keep your fitness levels high and treat yourself to a large range of holistic treatments at the Furaveri Spa. Surrounded by flowery fragrances and flowing waters you’ll feel relaxed as soon as you reach its doors.
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Dining options ooze from European to Asian flavours and all the way to casual Mexican dining over the reef edge. Nights are always accompanied by music and entertainment, but for couples wanting some alone time, plenty of arrangements can be tailored. A lobster BBQ on the beach, a romantic dinner beneath the sparkling stars with the sound of the Indian Ocean waves gently lapping on to the beach, or an adventures destination dining, this and more is on the menu at Furaveri.
Situated in the exotic Raa Atoll near “Hanifaru Bay”, Furaveri Resort & Spa has a privileged location for all of those interested in diving and exploring the myriad of underwater species. Definitely, one of the top diving sites in the world, Furaveri Island is blessed with an incredible house reef with turtles, sharks, rays, barracuda, napoleons, tuna and trevally as well as colourful corals all in one place; this truly is an unmissable opportunity for scuba-divers. Rekindle your spirits with an ocean sport course in windsurfing, catamaran, sailing or paddleboarding, with first-class instructors. Take full advantage of Furaveri’s outstanding beachfront facilities and an array of water sports, providing a refreshing break from your private villa. For a bit of fun and a need for speed, enjoy a Banana Boat Ride, or venture off on a Jet Ski for some adrenaline boost!
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olphin Encounters brings smiles to visitors all over the world from their stunning private property at the unspoilt Blue Lagoon Island in Nassau, The Bahamas. From swimming with dolphins in sparkling warm water to playful interactions with friendly sea lions, Dolphin Encounters puts care and joy in every visit, whether you are coming for your honeymoon, engagement or wedding.
If you’ve already had the special experience with the dolphins, try your hand at fun excursions like a segway tour of the Blue Lagoon, snorkeling with stingrays or an eco-nature hike through the wilderness. All of these are facilitated by Dolphin Encounters staff, so you can rest assured that the experiences will be fun and educational. Plus, there is always the opportunity to bask in the warm sunshine on their pristine sandy beaches! Many couples opt to get married on Blue Lagoon Island, creating unforgettable weddings with Dolphin Encounters there to help plan the whole event.
BLUE LAGOON ISLAND IS SECLUDED AND PRIVATE, so you can have a unique experience unlike anywhere
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OWNED AND OPERATED BY A LOCAL FAMILY, they are the oldest dolphin facility in Nassau so you can rest assured that you are in good hands. Since they opened in 1989, Dolphin Encounters has been visited by 2.5 million people and has been repeatedly voted one of the top attractions in the Bahamas. Prepare to have a fun, authentic and truly educational Bahamian experience!
else in the world. Dive into the turquoise blue waters, gaze up into the natural coconut trees and enjoy the wildlife as you happily make waves with the dolphins.
THE FACILITY IS ALL-NATURAL, meaning that they have created a natural seawater lagoon where their rescued sea creatures breed and thrive. It is a very uplifting and positive environment reached by a scenic boat trip from the mainland aboard the Dolphin Encounters catamaran.
NO MATTER WHAT LEVEL OF SWIMMER YOU ARE, the team will make sure you have a memorable time as your dreams of meeting a dolphin come true! They have a program for special needs guests as well and work closely with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
YOU MIGHT RECOGNIZE SOME OF THEIR DOLPHINS and sea lions as movie stars of the silver screen. Several have been in popular movies, commercials and television series. Remember the 1996 hit “Flipper?” Flipper was played by three different dolphins from Dolphin Encounters!
TURN UP THE HOLIDAY ROMANCE HARD ROCK HOTEL, CABO SAN LUCAS, LOS CABOS
For beach-loving couples look no further and experience a rock & roll flair like no other…
xperience an A-listers’ destination worth the hours of flight! Nestled on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos is the Brand’s first property on the Pacific coast, and with its signature style, it has brought rock ‘n’ roll tunes to the sultry “Land’s End”. In a place as lively and popular for its nightlife as Cabo San Lucas, the Hard Rock Hotel fits in perfectly and is per definition the newest hotspot for all music lovers waiting to savour something spectacular.
FOLLOW THE SUN
We’re looking at a new sun-drenched holiday destination, where fun and tranquillity live under the same roof. Whether you’re up for cocktails from the swim-up bar or more into chilling in the privacy of your room, one thing is for sure, you’re bound to feel like a true Rockstar. By trying to redefine their all-inclusive service, the hotel has made quite the impact, as a luxury and romantic resort where any request is granted. Find serenity at the Rock Spa, indulge in fine dining or plan an outing with your partner for a holiday to remember.
CRAFT YOUR HONEYMOON
Tailor your honeymoon to perfection with the exclusive packages on offer. For any escape you might have in mind, there’re endless opportunities for you to choose from. Get some ultra-pampering from the Rock Spa, and book in a couple’s “Rhythm and Motion” treatment from the world’s first fully immersive musiccentric spa menu. Go on a culinary journey to spice up your time and Ciao, is perfect for all the top Italian delicacies, whilst Zen is a teppanyaki grill with a chef’s performance right in front of your eyes. Make time for comfort and adventure. With desert and sea just a stone’s throw away, don’t miss out on the thrilling tours included in your deal. Plan an excursion to Todos Santos and get a feel of the notorious Hotel California as you sip on mean margaritas. Also sailing trips on the Sea of Cortez depart daily, passing by the extreme southern point of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula to admire the beauty of El Arco de Cabo San Lucas.
“Dripping in top-notch service and soul-stirring views, the Hard Rock Hotel sure knows how to keep its guests happy and relaxed.”
Dripping in top-notch service and soulstirring views, the Hard Rock Hotel sure knows how to keep its guests happy and relaxed. To start in the best of ways, revel in the trendy and spacious Rock Suites. From the inside out, the rooms offer an accommodating character for you to feel right at home. Save the best till last, slide open the glass doors and you’ll find a jaw-dropping ocean panorama, your own private pool, and comfy sunbeds, inviting you to spend time outdoors. You can also plan in-room dining and get worldwide recipes delivered directly to your door. You can be out and about, enjoying sunset yoga or lazy dips in the pool, but you can also make the most of your time and enjoy precious moments from the comfort of your room. And remember, the hydro spa tub is a guilty pleasure you won’t regret.
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A HARD ROCK WEDDING
There’s no denying the honeymoon appeal of this well-established hotel, but with a private beach and chapel at your service, who says you can’t have the wedding of your dreams in Los Cabos. With complete privacy, you can plan your special day in style. Any time of day, there’s a gazebo ready to host your ceremony and the swoon-worthy sunsets in the background add that extra touch to your beautiful day. There are enough event spaces indoors to accommodate your grand reception in rock ‘n’ style, and with a high-capacity terrace, you can have the best sceneries and top service all at once.
WHEN IN ROME Rest and dine like the stars in the opulence of Hotel d’Inghilterra…
s they say, “All roads lead to Rome” and right in the heart of the city, it’s impossible to miss Hotel d’Inghilterra Roma-Starhotels Collezione with its aristocratic facade and illustrious clientele. Just a few minutes from the legendary Spanish steps and just a stroll away from the Trevi Fountain, the hotel is the perfect starting point for a tour of the Eternal City. Tucked away amidst the most luxurious shopping streets of the city, as Via Condotti and Via Borgognona, the hotel is still a hotspot for the famous. Guests such as Mark Twain, Elizabeth Taylor, and Ernest Hemingway have all enjoyed the elegant salotti of Hotel d’Inghilterra during the Dolce Vita era, and still today, the international jet-set flocks to the location to enjoy its eclectic vibe. Needless to say, Hotel d’Inghilterra is a marvellous hideaway from the buzzing streets and its warm ambiance sure makes
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you feel welcome. State-of-the-art design adorns the intimate sitting rooms: warm and vibrant colours, contemporary décor paired with antiques and paintings all pay tribute to the best of Italian design. The 88 rooms and suites, have been personalised with hand-picked furnishings, and a mix of modern and traditional touches to give you the best of both worlds. At the same time, you’ll get pampered with your own Starhotels beauty set, an incredible pillow menu and a signature scent. And for the suites, with their own sitting rooms, beautiful hand-blown Murano glass chandeliers, and panoramic terraces, invite you to kick back and relax after a long day spent exploring Rome.
ROMANCE IS IN THE AIR
You can start off the evening with a drink and aperitivo from the Bond Bar, a British cocktail hub where the most famous secret agent has inspired the signature menu. For dinner, Café Romano might tickle your
fancy, offering fine dining and the best of the best Roman cuisine. For something a bit more intimate, opt for a candlelight dinner amidst Rome’s rooftops. The Penthouse Suite boasts of a sitting room, spacious dining room, a 19th-century fireplace and art pieces from the one and only Pinelli. But most of all, it has a private terrace with 180˚views over the city’s main attractions. Adorned with fragrant jasmine bushes and wild orange trees, it makes for a perfect reception space for any special occasion. For a dose of timeless elegance, celebrate your destination wedding at Hotel d’Inghilterra. The Penthouse Terrace can host your reception cocktails and nibbles, and just a step away, Palazzo Torlonia’s conference halls are ideal to treat your guests to a luscious sit-down dinner. Immersed in 18th-century frescoes, bas-reliefs, and precious antiques, there’s nothing quite like this stunning royal setting. starhotelscollezione.com
Needless to say, Hotel dâ€™Inghilterra is a marvellous hideaway from the buzzing streets and its warm ambiance sure makes you feel welcome. TEA TIME
Stopping for a cuppa in Piazza di Spagna is a must. Babingtons was founded in 1893 by two young English ladies, Isabel Cargill and Anna Maria Babington, and since then, it has welcomed regulars as Audrey Hepburn and Federico Fellini. Decades later, it is still the place to be for a spot on afternoon tea. ď Ź
Relais Fra’ Lorenzo VERONA
Find peace and harmony amongst Italy’s renowned town of love. Verona is known for the most romantic story of all, Romeo and Juliet, but what you might not be familiar with is its artistic and cultural flair, also worth exploring. A few minutes from the old town centre, immersed in olive tree groves, you’ll find Relais Fra’ Lorenzo. Named after the herbalist and friar Fra’ Lorenzo, this magical hilltop home is embedded in history and romance. Everything is tastefully decorated, creating a worthy ambiance for your wedding day. With stunning views over the rolling hills and a terrace looking onto the city, there’s more than enough room for your alfresco ceremony and plenty of time for unforgettable experiences. fralorenzo.com
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With Spring at the door, explore Italy’s magical surroundings and let these locations inspire your country chic wedding
Antico Convento di Montepozzali MASSA MARITTIMA, TUSCANY
Sunflower fields, clusters of cypress trees and acres of vineyards welcome you to this hotspot in Maremma, Tuscany. Outside the well-preserved medieval city of Massa Marittima, Convent of Monte Pozzali is a wedding destination like no other. With nature at your doorstep, the Tuscan venue is perfect if you’re looking for a Spring or Summer soiree, and if you plan to extend the party, it offers a range of accommodations that you’ll love. The real protagonist is the 12-century building, carefully restored to preserve its original beauty. It’s also spacious enough to host your dream wedding, and the cherry on the cake: the Convent’s exceptional restaurant, adding that extra something to any feast you might be planning. montepozzali.it
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Villa Sparina Resort GAVI PIEDMONT
Aperitifs in the vegetable garden, romantic walks amidst the Gavi hills and a luxury stay are all possibilities at Villa Sparina Resort. Not too far from bustling Milan or Genoa, the wine-making farm in Monterotondo, Piedmont is preciously positioned between mountains and sea, the perfect mix to craft the sophisticated DOCG that is Gavi. With gourmet cuisine of La Gallina to match the quality of the wine, you can stun your wedding guests with superb dishes and a panoramic view over the idyllic Italian vineyard. Savour the true flavours of the region and get wrapped by the warmth of the hospitality team. And for honeymooners passing by, the location offers 4 golf courses, long walks, and spellbinding castles. villasparinaresort.it
Masseria Grieco OSTUNI, APULIA
Plan a once in a lifetime experience embedded in centuries of history and kilometres of Mediterranean vegetation with a romantic stay at Masseria Grieco. The open spaces allow you to enjoy the tranquillity of the surrounding Itria Valley and create the perfect ambiance to welcome any size event, from bucolic weddings to dreamy honeymoons. The farmhouse owes its charm to the one-of-a-kind Trulli architecture and the incredibly well-kept arches, terraces and enchanting setting. With a great team at your service, there’s little you can’t do. From the infinity pool for welcome drinks to the large external square for magical receptions, there is a myriad of options for you to choose from. masseriagrieco.com
Mama Casa in Campagna NAPOLI, CAMPANIA
Blossoms, southern fragrances and plenty of sunshine can be found at Mama Casa in Campagna. Not too far from the Gulf of Gaeta, this special location is a treasure trove of surprises, from the stylish indoors to the bucolic outdoors. Mama Casa in Campagna has all that a bride and groom could hope for. It amazes with its country suite for your first night, a historic cellar offering a great selection of wines, and let’s not forget about the exceptional reception halls: the very candid Sala Bianca for wedding buffets, the super country chic Sala Gelso and Il Giardino, located amidst the trees. For the afterparty, the modern pool area will pump up the mood and it sure is perfect for dancing the night away. mamacasaincampagna.it
Villa Daniela Grossi LUCCA, TUSCANY
Not too far from Lucca, Villa Daniela Grossi is a luxury residence set in the hilly Tuscan countryside brimming with old-world charm and Italian design. In 1995, the villa was bought by the Grossi family and went through a complete makeover. The family embarked on some major restoration projects, making sure to bring the antique furniture to its initial splendour and its frescos back to life. Now you can admire 11 bedrooms with period pieces, frescoed sitting rooms, and an enchanting dining room. What really stands out is the 16th-century Italian garden; for outdoor weddings, there’s no better setting, with roses blooming all around, a Lemon House and an inviting pool surrounded by a pergola of roses. villadanielagrossi.it
Luxury Villa in the heart of Tuscany
Villa Daniela Grossi, offers you the perfect setting for your wedding in a unique and atmospheric location. The splendid Italian garden creates an evocative setting which will render the event especially unforgettable. Our management company, Tuscan Life Srl, can work with you on the personalised details. Choose the colour and theme of your wedding and we will be happy to reflect these details for your special day. We can assist you and share with you our best ideas, giving you all the information necessary to create a fabulous wedding: we will always be at your side to assure ourselves that your dreams become reality. The ceremony and reception can be organised in the rooms of the villa, the Lemon House and the garden, ensuring a refined and intimate wedding.
Tuscan Life s.r.l. Via del Gomberaio 2. Lucca â€“ Tuscany firstname.lastname@example.org - | (+39) 337-348331 www.villadanielagrossi.it www.tuscanlife.net
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www.fralorenzo.com Phone: +39 0458302362 Verona, Italy
The Convento of Montepozzali is an old monastery dating back to the 12th century immersed in the enchanting natural landscape of Maremma in Tuscany. It Has been completely restored and refurbished and is now a perfect setting for weddings, special celebration and events in a serene and luxurious atmosphere. The rooms within the old monastery and the natural scene of the surrounding hills offer endless little corners of paradise befitting your Special Events. The natural choreography that surrounds the Old Convent will bathe every event in an exclusive display of lights and colours, inspiring feelings that will be hard to forget. Our scrupulous and refined staff will take care of every small detail to make your day a truly special one. We will be able to look after your guests serenely while enjoying the peace of mind you were seeking. The Convento of Montepozzali also offers you and your guests the opportunity to stay in our exclusive apartments. Each apartment is elegantly furnished, fully equipped with all modern comforts and has exclusive features specifically designed for a pleasant and relaxing stay. The Conventâ€™s Restaurant is specialized in serving menus suited to weddings and special events. Each menu caters to specific needs of individual clients. The care with which the dishes are prepared is always matched to the special atmosphere specifically created to make the most of the indoor and outdoor settings. The characteristic internal room has architectural features dating back to 12th century with medieval vaulted ceilings. Its beauty will no doubt leave your guests without words.
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www.masseriagrieco.com tel: +39 0831 330480 | email@example.com Contrada Grieco, Ostuni (BR), Postal Code 72017
Villa Sparina Resort is surrounded by the astounding Monterotondo
in Piedmont, in the heart of the famous Gavi area: a seclued oasis, immersed in the silence of nature, that stood the test of time. The 18th-century farmhouse complex includes the Ostelliere, a charming 4-star superior hotel, La Gallina, a refined restaurant dedicated to the local cuisine, and the Villa Sparina winery, with wines obtaining Italian and international awards every year.
An enchanting place characterized by serenity, beauty, attention to detail, traditional values and
flavours of the past.
The hospitality and dedication of the Moccagatta family combined with the attention of a discreet and professional staff make for unique and unforgettable moments for you to share with your love.
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he one and only deluxe spa hotel in Abano Terme and Europe’s largest thermal destination-famous for its hot spring water and beauty treatments. It is a perfect destination for couples looking for a relaxing escape and a place to recharge. Exquisite gourmet cuisine, excellent service and relaxing indoor and outdoor thermal pools are what you can expect from the elegant atmosphere of the Italian Grand Hotel just a 45 minutes drive from the airport of Venice, but that’s not all…
The elegant combination of a captivating environment and a relaxing atmosphere is the ideal blend, making every treatment an intimate and endless pampering. The wonderful Couples’ Spa Suite with soft candlelight, enhanced by the hydromassage tub, evokes emotions of well-being to share with the person you love. One of the highlights of the new Romanae Thermal Spa is the LifeForce Ritual; 120 minutes dedicated to the love and well-being of the couple, this magical Ritual is designed to reactivate energy, and at the same time, balance and interconnect the couple’s emotional waves. The pleasurable dexterity of the emotional massage techniques, the use of quality essences, the vibrant energy of the stones and specific pure plant extracts for finding harmony and spirituality are the very components that offer couples a luscious ‘spa-flavoured’ sensory experience. The Emotional Energy Program is activated by Chakra energy, through which the couple may simultaneously experience a complete psychophysical rebalancing, activated in three phases: the Meeting Phase, the Energy Frequency Phase and the Balance and Energy Joining Phase.
James Bond Bar
James Bond bar in Abano Terme is the pearl of the Abano Grand Hotel. The professionalism of our barmen is unparalleled, and especially Bar Manager Antonio Della Croce, who consistently surprises and delights the hotel’s guests with classic and trendy cocktails. Particularly noteworthy is the selection of cocktails created as a tribute to none other than the famous 007. Indeed, this combination of prestige and quality, and constant focus on customer satisfaction were among the reasons for which the I Quadri Bistrot of the Abano Grand Hotel was selected as a “Bond Point” in February 2007. Each year, in the name of the most famous spy in the world, I Quadri Bistrot celebrates with the James Bond Party, an extravagant affair replete with the ultra-luxury appreciated by fans of the legendary secret agent. The Abano Grand Hotel takes on an air of charm and mystery for this occasion, in perfect James Bond style, with a mission to offer all its guests an exciting atmosphere that is always full of surprises.
www.gbhotelsabano.it/en The Perfect Night
Plan a romantic evening with your better half, sipping Antonio’s signature cocktails after a day at the spa. In addition to daily entertainment programs, why not try a degustation of selected Italian wines and cheeses, and top off the night with some dancing, in the name of jazz. Whilst, for those looking for a more private atmosphere, the team can organize a romantic poolside candlelight dinner for two.
A CULTURAL TREASURE
Shrouded in glorious sunshine and bathed by the azure Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is home to some of Europe’s most beautiful sights. Discover the captivating culture of this coastal treasure on your romantic escape
A Letter from Luís Araújo
President of The Portuguese Tourism Board
Can’t skip the best time of your life. Dear future brides and grooms, First of all, congratulations on the great news! Discover the unspoilt beaches, cultural beauty and gastronomic mosaic of Portugal. Explore our marvellous cities and exceptional landscapes, and with year-round pleasant temperatures, it is always the right time to plan your stay. From north to south, enjoy our historical sites and countryside activities and don’t miss out on the chance to celebrate your wedding or honeymoon with us. Visit Portugal and uncover the ideal setting to experience something exceptional. Get to know a little more about our destination in ‘Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Abroad’ magazine, to make sure you receive the best insights about Portugal. Follow our exciting journey and count on us to make your dreams come true.
Welcome to Portugal!
ome to some of Europe’s most ancient artefacts, Portugal’s fascinating history is what makes it a stand out destination; with golden landscapes being dusted with magnificent medieval castles and thousand year old stone carvings. The many civilisations that have graced these cobbled streets over the centuries have definitely left their mark. Discover the secret riches from the Celtics, Romans, and Moors hidden in this Iberian nation.
Cast your gaze upon the dazzling heights of the Alcobaça Monastery, the remarkable structure was founded by the first king of Portugal and stands as a spectacular landmark in the city of Alcobaça. Take a tour of the various UNESCO World Heritage sites in the likes of Tomar, Belém, or Batalha or explore the mysterious megaliths outside Évora. Take in the awe-inspiring culture of the nation, as you venture though their city streets. Journey back in time, as you wander down the steep thoroughfares of Alfama. The less modernized side of Lisbon, Alfama is a melting pot of traditions, friendly locals, and antique architecture.
A CULINARY ADVENTURE
Famous for their distinctive flavours and hearty ingredients, Portugal’s gastronomy is unlike any other. Delicious flavours of the sea are a central part of many traditional dishes, and the country’s
idyllic coastal location makes it the perfect host for fresh seafood. The Belém region is notorious for their delightful seafood restaurants. Whilst on your travels, you and your love can indulge in delectable delicacies such as bouillabaisse (seafood stew) and sumptuous char grilled fish. The Portuguese take their desserts seriously, with lush pastries and cakes bursting with sweet and creamy fillings. You’ll definitely be spoilt for choice. Sample the national treasure, pastel de nata; the appetizing egg tarts can be enjoyed any time of day and pair well with tea or coffee. You’re sure to find it at every local bakery; you’ll also come across the hearty and homely egg pudding, pudim de ovos. A frequent member of the every family meal, the luscious dessert is one of a kind. Freshly baked breads, bountiful meats, and crisp wines are also synonymous with the charming country. Portugal’s idyllic setting means that it is home some of Europe’s most beautiful natural sights. Although small, it’s brimming with an abundance of lush landscapes and species. Hike through the towering mountains and vast plains on islands like Madeira and Azores, or kayak through the rolling waves of the Rio Guadiana. Spend the days of your amorous escape lounging on the golden coastline. Home to a wealth of white sand beaches, you and your significant other are sure to find the perfect secluded spot.
HILTON VILAMOURA AS CASCATAS GOLF RESORT & SPA
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The opulent Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa is located just 25 minutes away from Faro International Airport in the heart of Algarve. Its perfect location means it’s just a short while from some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches, rustic mountains, magnificent castles, and vibrant nightlife. Each luxury suite has been considerably designed as a tribute to the region; a Mediterranean palette of white, blue and terracotta, set the pace for the Moorish inspired architecture, delicately washed with water elements. The spectacular hotel is home to six large shimmering pools featuring cascading waterfalls, two flourishing golf courses and most importantly the 7 Seven Spa. A tranquil sanctuary abounding in luxurious treatments from hydro massages, saunas and steam baths, guaranteed to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa has everything you need to plan your wedding from start to finish. Their wedding coordinator, customisable catering options, and seven indoor and outdoor venues make it easy for you to plan your big day. The team dedicates themselves to each and every guest, relentlessly trying to ensure each stay is truly memorable.
CASTRO MARIM GOLFE AND COUNTRY CLUB A magical resort abounding in luxury the Castro Marim Golfe and Country Club is a dream honeymoon location. Laced by a string of champagne villas, designed for easy living; each villa boasts of a home away from home design. Equipped with a fully furnished kitchen, private pool, and patio, and inviting interiors. Slightly smaller than the villas but still boasting of the same lavish design are the village houses, complete with a sparkling shared pool. The peaceful country club boasts stretches of manicured greenery, perfect for outdoor activities.
Play a round of golf on their driving ranges, explore the surrounding area of the gorgeous Sapal Nature Reserve, and catch a glimpse of the exotic wildlife life hidden amid the foliage. Experience the culinary delights of the Clubhouse Restaurant, with views of the gorgeous fairways and Guadiana River beyond. Their beautiful restaurant seats up to 200 guests, making it a brilliant place to hold your wedding reception. Celebrate your nuptials at the Castro Marim Golfe & Country Club and create memories that will last a lifetime. castromarimresort.com
THE ALBATROZ HOTEL
The Albatroz Hotel is a honeymoon haven that awaits your discovery. Based in one of Portugal’s finest resort towns, Cascais, the coastal resort is a place of true glamour. Awake from the plush comfort of your sea view suite to breathtaking views of pearlescent sands and azure waters. With their Romantic Package you’ll be greeted with a crisp welcome drink and have unlimited access to their delicious breakfast buffet. The stunning hotel is home to a plethora of facilities and activities for you and your partner to enjoy. Sample some of Portugal’s most fragrant delicacies with a wine tasting at the Albatroz Cellars. Partake in their cooking lessons with leading Chef Fernando Martinez and learn to make some of the country’s favourite dishes. The legendary Cascais Beach lies just a stone’s throw away. Take a stroll down and lounge beneath the sultry sun and as you overlook the gorgeous mountain scenes. Spend your nights with your love, sipping a cocktail or two at the terrace or restaurant, gazing upon the blazing sunset as you delight in your romantic escape. thealbatrozcollection.com
VIDA MAR RESORT HOTEL
Portugal’s best kept secret, the Algarve is a coastal region so picturesque it’s almost hard to believe. Enveloped in the temperate waters of the Atlantic Ocean, this idyllic retreat is sprinkled with several luxury resorts and standing out from amongst the crowd is the irresistible Vida Mar Resort Hotel. Idyllically placed next to a lush nature reserve, the luxury sanctuary is a place where beach and country unite in perfect harmony. Unearth the many wonders that this wonderful retreat has on offer. Wander through their flourishing gardens, go for a leisurely swim in one of their three sparkling pools, or saunter down to the Salgados beach, just a short while away, to indulge in the glorious sunshine and warm sands of this coastal paradise. Enjoy your wedding day in the mist of nature, at the Vida Mar Resort. Say your vows underneath the wooden pergola, surrounded by lush palm trees and pearlescent sands. Their dedicated team will tailor their services to suit your needs, so you can sit back and enjoy the most magical day of your life. vidamarresorts.com
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THE CONVENT OF SANDELGAS
Celebrate your special day with your loved ones amid the remarkable history of the Convent of Sandelgas. The architectural wonder was initially erected to protect nuns and religious women in the 17th century. Today, now a family operated venue, these same walls play host for beautifully rustic weddings and ceremonies. The convent’s well preserved interiors are home to an ancient chapel adorned with century old embellishments, perfect for a traditional affair. Their verdant gardens are peppered with flowing fountains, creating the perfect picturesque backdrop to any charming celebration. Their lovely team will be on hand to assist you from the moment you land, to ensure that your dream wedding becomes a reality. Share your special day with your family and friends under the iridescent sun; a wedding at the Covent of Sandelgas is sure to be a joyous occasion. conventodesandelgas.com
PALÁCIO DA BOLSA
One of Porto’s most splendid monuments is the Palácio da Bolsa. A neoclassical structure standing tall the heart of the city, the 16th century building is home to a riveting history and is currently the home and property of the Associação Comercial do Porto. Its impressive architecture commands the attention of all those who surround, but its interiors present an even more impressive design. Composed of multiple spaces and assembly halls boasting of their own unique character and design, the sheer grandeur of this ancient palace is the perfect place to hold a lavish wedding and reception. The Hall of Nations is the building’s central space, and its impressive height and beautiful architecture is what makes it ideal for extravagant celebrations. However if you’re planning a more intimate affair, the Court Room, or Golden Room are the better choices. You can also enjoy the elegant ambience of the Restaurant O Comerical. The traditional decor features hints of modernity and is ideal for a wedding breakfast or lunch. This stunning setting is perfect for your destination wedding. palaciodabolsa.com
SONHO A DOIS
Planning a destination wedding is no easy feat; to have someone by your side to guide you along the way is essential, and that’s where Sonho a Dois, steps in. A luxury, wedding event company based in the beautiful Algarve region, Sonho a Dois promises to transform your unique love story into a work of art. The enthusiastic team are sure to provide a firstclass service, leaving no stone unturned so you can enjoy a stress-free experience. Sonho a Dois understand that each couple is unique, and the small details matter, so they promise to tailor the day to suit your individual style. Whether you desire a small personal occasion or grand lavish affair, the team’s professional, personalised approach and attitude, will ensure that the day runs smoothly. As Algarve natives, each member of the team knows their region well, and can select the ideal, vendors and venues for your celebration. Their passionate and proficient style coupled with their extensive knowledge and experience makes them the perfect choice for your destination wedding. sonhoadois.com
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A fairy tale story by the sea.
The Albatroz Group is a company composed of small luxury hotels, all located in Cascais, on the waterfront and blessed with year-round sunshine. Itâ€™s a dream-like setting for the experience of a lifetime. With 45 rooms and 6 suites, the Albatroz Hotel has kept the architectural trace and the natural beauty so each room is unique and individually decorated in their own, unique style, offering guests totally modern up-to-date comfort, creating a unique atmosphere in which guests can enjoy a true luxury hotel accommodation. We offer 8 event rooms that can accommodate up to 100 people with a beautiful sea view.
Rua Frederico Arouca, 100 2750-353 Cascais - PORTUGAL | Tel.: +351 21 484 73 80 | email@example.com
Convento de Sandelgas www.conventodesandelgas.com Tel: +351 96 384 10 54 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Quinta do Convento de Sandelgas, Rua do convento, 3025 - 474 - Coimbra/ Portugal
www.palaciodabolsa.com T. +351 223 399 064 +351 969 018 930 E. email@example.com Palรกcio da Bolsa, Rua Ferreira Borges, 4050 - 253 Porto, Portugal
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CREATIONS BY VIVA
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ou would like to enjoy a unique destination wedding in Switzerland, including a holiday feeling, unforgettable memories and romantic scenery? You dream of a winter wedding fairy tale or a summer mountain wedding, or a romantic wedding in one of Switzerlandâ€™s towns or on a lake? A destination wedding in the Swiss Alps, on a lake or in the countryside, from castles to mountain huts, from civil ceremonies to elopement weddings - the options are as farreaching as your wishes. And the choice is yours: Berne, Lucerne, St. Moritz, Zurich, Zermatt or any other Swiss destination...
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An Interview with
JO-ANNE BROWN of
CELEBRATIONS LTD Jo-Anne Brown, founder and director of Celebrations LTD, the leading wedding and events company in the Cayman Islands, sat down with us to share the secrets to her success and why couples should choose the Cayman Islands as their wedding destination.
TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF? I’ve always had an interest in fashion and decor; it was part of everything I did. As a young girl, I got involved in the Miss Jamaica pageant. In high school, I came up with the idea to organize a dance to raise money for the school. I coordinated the whole event, all four nights of it, and it ended up being very successful. I didn’t think anything of it at the time, but looking back, I can see my inclination to design and plan events started from very early on.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO THE WEDDING INDUSTRY?
Jo-Anne Brown Founder of Celebrations LTD
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Way back when, a good friend of mine came and asked me if I would plan her daughter’s wedding. She had seen my kid’s parties and how I decorated my home at Christmas and knew that I loved that sort of thing. It was a local, high profile wedding with nearly 300 guests. That wedding was the springboard because a couple of months later, I got another request — and so it went on.
WHY SHOULD COUPLES CHOOSE YOU OVER OTHERS? As a company, we have grown but never outgrown that personal touch. Everybody in the company is involved in every event. That’s what sets us apart. Couples that choose us know they are not only getting a professional planner but a dedicated team. We are not part-time planners or wedding event coordinators. We are independent, and therefore we work just for our customers. We do this full-time, and we dedicate ourselves to bringing meaningful events to life.
WHY SHOULD COUPLES CHOOSE TO GET MARRIED IN THE CAYMAN ISLANDS? Cayman is a small, beautiful, and kind island. You’ll find the friendliest people from all corners of the globe, and Caymanians by nature are very hospitable people. Couples can feel safe about bringing anyone here, from the more senior to young children; the island is so open, so free. There are no gated resorts, and you can enjoy all three islands in complete freedom. We are blessed to have everything at our feet; from crystal-clear waters to glorious sunshine all year round. Not only that, the Cayman Islands is convenient for your guests to travel to with direct flights from New York and London.
WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT A WONDERFUL WEDDING YOU HAVE PLANNED RECENTLY. Recently, I had the great privilege of collaborating with CTV in Canada / Crave in Canada and Netflix worldwide for a TV show, “I Do, Redo.” The series is about couples getting a do-over of their wedding day due to things not working out because disaster stuck in one way or another. Our challenge was to get to know the bride and groom and create their dream wedding. I was excited to work with Jessica Mulroney and her designer Caspar Haydar to produce a beautiful beach wedding. We designed everything in-house and planned and delivered it on the day. The result was simply spectacular. The reception and ceremony took place at the Caribbean Club on Seven Mile Beach. As it was a beach wedding, we had to consider what flowers to use. The bride loved pink, so we used about 6000 roses in varying which shades of pink. We created a beautiful cascading archway full of flowers flowing from one side to the other. We created an area on the beach and built an open frame structure covered in lighting with an opulent floral centerpiece running through the center of the table. We decorated it with hundreds of candles plus chandeliers, and it looked magnificent. Next to this, we had a stylized bar decorated with the most beautiful flowers. I’m just dying to see when it comes out this year.
WHAT’S THE BEST MOMENT YOU’VE HAD AS A WEDDING PLANNER? It’s hard to narrow it down to one moment. One moment was from another celebrity bride and groom. They had been to many islands and countries looking for wedding venues. In the end, they chose the Cayman Islands as their destination wedding. I’ll never forget when the groom looked at me and said, “I just need you to know the reason we chose to have our wedding in the Cayman Islands is because of Celebrations.” They could have gone anywhere, but they chose Cayman because of our company, and for me, that was an incredible compliment.
Top Tips for Couples: “The bride and groom must have an in-depth conversation with each other to find out what their overall vision is.”
“Choose your destination carefully — whether it’s at home or wherever it may be, the location is very important.”
“Put your planning team together. The bride and groom need to decide how much they want to be tactically involved.”
CIRA LOMBARDO We sat down with the notorious wedding planner and entrepreneur Cira Lombardo, and this is what we found out…
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
The outside world inspires my work, everything I do and what I experience has a great impact on my styling. My voyages, my passion for art, fashion, and history are where I draw out ideas to make my weddings stand out. I help my couples’ dreams come true, just like in fairytales, and this is why fables are a huge source of inspiration. I don’t concentrate on the setting or details, but their special atmosphere, which in my opinion, every wedding should have.
WHAT IS THE FIRST QUESTION YOU ASK YOUR COUPLES?
WHY ARE WEDDINGS ON THE AMALFI COAST SO MAGICAL?
During my first meeting with the couple, I ask them to take me through their love story step-by-step. This is perfect to break the ice and it helps to connect with them. It’s essential to understand just what they wish to see on their special day. I want to know: how did they meet? When did they understand that they were meant for each other? Which are their favourite movies and songs? These are a few key elements that will help me visualise the event before starting the preparations.
Well, there are many reasons why. First of all, because the Amalfi Coast is simply breathtaking, and there’s nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world. On top of that, we have traditional elements that stand out: colourful majolicas, the wonderful scent of lemons, music and all the little shops selling local products. All of this comes together to create a magical atmosphere. It’s not a coincidence that the Amalfi Coast is on many people’s bucket list. It’s magical for weddings and always in style for people searching for an unforgettable getaway.
DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE STYLE?
I do, and it’s wrapped around four main focus points, the four “E’” of my motto: Estro (Flair), Emozione (Emotion), Eleganza (Elegance) and Etica (Ethics). I do believe that to be a real professional you have to bend your style to the couple’s idea and make sure the first doesn’t outshine the second. We always have to remember that the couple is the true star of the day!
HOW DO YOU ENVISION THE MODERN BRIDE OF 2020?
YOU ARE ALSO AN ENTREPRENEUR, TELL US A BIT ABOUT THAT.
The modern bride is confident and she finds it unnecessary to stun at all costs. The new trends say it all, the 2020 collections are simple, delicate and ethereal. Choosing simplicity over opulence has to do with the bride’s awareness of her qualities, without having to go the extra mile to prove them to everyone else.
I am extremely grateful and I feel very accomplished right now. It has a lot to do with the support I receive from my family, always there for me when a new challenge comes my way. In my years of experience, I found that to be a great wedding planner you also have to be a versatile businesswoman. Designing a wedding doesn’t happen overnight. As a matter of fact, it takes a great set of skills. Time management, for example, is extremely important. You always need to find time to organise events, whilst cutting out moments to help the company’s success growth. In my case, I invested a lot of energy in other projects, as my show Weddings Luxury, my courses at L’Accademia del Wedding, and many brand collaborations. This is how I picture a true entrepreneur, and I hope I’ve done enough for the industry I love.
IS IT TRUE THAT YOU CALL YOURSELF THE WEDDING PLANNER “DELLE DONNE” (OF WOMEN)?
It’s true! I do feel like the wedding planner “delle donne”, I love and respect women! They’re strong, tenacious and they have the courage to believe in their dreams. They’re able to adapt, and they’re always ready to fill a new role in life. I do have an outspoken feminist side. It has to do with the special bond I have with them. They are my biggest fans and I do find their sensibility and creativity that extra something to bring to the table, especially in this field. To find a different angle on something it is always better to ask a woman; as Audrey Hepburn sings “seeing the world through rose-colored glasses” (Sabrina, 1954). ciralombardo.com
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Romina Davì knows by heart her beautiful region, Sicily. Let her expertise help you celebrate the wedding of your dreams on this magical Italian island.
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Covering the best of the Amalfi Coast, from Positano to Ravello, Sophisticated Weddings crafts tailor-made events along Italy’s dream coast.
“I believe in giving all my clients a wedding that fits their unique story and which feels authentic with the greatest attention to detail. By bringing a fresh perspective to wedding design, merged with traditional wedding planning and etiquette, I love to deliver timeless, romantic and elegant events to exceed my clients’ expectations.” justamore.net
Al Fresco Weddings
With offices in Rome and Dubai, you can get in touch with Just Amore for a wedding in historic Rome or in any of the top Italian wedding destinations.
Elisa Prati LECCO
From north to south, Elisa Prati organises weddings embedded in tradition and Italian authenticity. Not only that, she works total transparency on prices and fees.
“Weddings are not just events! I love the idea that each wedding can be transformed into an authentic experience and in my case, it can be a discovery of the real Italian lifestyle... An unforgettable wedding experience amongst the most authentic Italian flavours and traditions!” elisapratiweddingitaly.com
My job is to highlight the incredible locations of my region and to find the true essence of every venue I work with, whilst creating the perfect day for my brides and grooms. All of my weddings, showcase the little details and peculiarities of the couple in question and my passion for design makes a difference when it comes to delivering the most memorable and sophisticated weddings in the whole of Sicily. rominadavi.it
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“Planning, styling and coordinating Italian destination weddings that are a true reflection of our clients. We ensure that each meaningful and personalised detail, combined with the natural beauty of our recommended locations, is brought seamlessly together to create the most memorable experience.” sophisticatedweddings.net
Al Fresco Weddings is set in Siena and exclusively designs weddings in the whole of Tuscany to give you the best of the region.
“Al Fresco Weddings is a creative, professional and organized team, combining a passion for design with an impeccable planning process. With our knowledge and expertise, we help our couples create a unique and tailor-made wedding in Tuscany. We love to stimulate creativity and guide our couples clearly towards a stylish wedding that shows their personality through beautiful décor, tablescaping, stationery, and floral displays.” alfrescowedding.it
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Giulia Lazzarini TUSCANY
Giulia Lazzarini Wedding & Event Designer follows her couples around Italy, making sure their wedding is uniquely and exquisitely crafted.
“Our weddings are all about elegance and modernity. We derive inspiration from our couple’s style, and as passionate designers, we re-elaborate that by using innovative techniques. All of our projects are enhanced by exclusive design techniques and of course our Made in Italy.” giulialazzarini.com
The Different Twins
From Lake Garda or Tuscany elopements to grand feasts in Sicily, The Different Twins are well-rounded Italian wedding planners.
White Emotion is based in the stylish and modern city of Milan, but their team can make your fairytale come true anywhere else in the country.
“TDT’s mission is to create beautiful, genuine and personal experiences that inspire our clients and their guests. We plan stylish weddings all over Italy for clients looking for an unforgettable event experience and meticulous, customized service. From lavish Florence weddings to the Lakes Region, Amalfi Coast or Sicily, we will plan the dream wedding you have always wanted.” thedifferenttwins.com
“Elegant, stylish... And with a twist! My destination weddings are all about leaving behind excessive formality and spending more time with your family and closest friends. They’re about having fun. About making your guests feel special and entertained, by crafting an unforgettable experience for both you and them. My weddings are parties, in a crescendo of entertainment from the guests’ arrival all the way to the end.” whiteemotion.eu
Best Wedding Italy
With Wow Wedding, based in Como and Moscow you can choose a wedding by the famous Italian lakes, by the sea, among the mountain landscapes or on an island.
Throughout Italy, Best Wedding Italy works with top venues making sure all of their clients’ needs are taken care of. “The elegance of simplicity, the ability to enhance venues and their natural scenarios together with attention to detail make our company profile stand out from the rest. The motto of the company is always “Marriage no stress” because the desires, the time and the serenity of each customer are a priority for us.” bestweddingitaly.com
“Timeless elegance and true romance inspire our signature aesthetics. We contextualize every single detail in one specific location, with the goal to represent in one single moment the couple and to take the guests down memory lane with them.” wow-wedding.com
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“Every aspect of your destination wedding in Italy is carefully considered from start to finish: starting with the ceremony, assistance with the important legal paperwork, venue suggestions, floral design and styling, transportation, scheduling advice, photography/videography, hair/ make up … we have recommended experts in every field to ensure your day is seamless and everything you had imagined and more”.
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Your wedding will be a celebration of your most intimate love story.We would love to bring to life your most cherished story, so we think you should know ours and what we are all about.
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Start Your Wedding Adventure! For couples dreaming of a wedding abroad, we can help you choose the right destination based on your needs. Wanderlust Weddings is a bespoke experience catering to all budgets and guest counts. Our free-to-use service is tailor made for each couple, connecting you to the right planners and venues anywhere in the world. Wanderlust Weddings also co-ordinates engagements, elopements and honeymoons.
Behind the Lens of
I DO WEDDING MOVIES We had a chat with Cara and Barry of ‘I do Wedding Movies’ on why you should book the Cyprus-based videography duo for your special day How do you prepare before a wedding?
Once a couple has booked one of our videography packages, we send them a questionnaire to complete. The information they provide helps us to start planning in advance for their big day. We then organise a face-to-face meeting once the couple arrives in Cyprus, usually a few days prior to the wedding. This informal get together is a vital part of the process as it is an opportunity to break the ice and to get to know our bride and groom a bit better. People can naturally become self-conscious when there is a camera pointing at them so it definitely helps if the person behind the camera is a familiar face. By the end of these meetings, our bride and groom are comfortable in our presence (and vice versa), which ultimately makes for a better wedding movie.
What other kind of movies do you create?
Although we specialise in wedding videography, we also cover advertising campaigns, promotional videos, tutorials, corporate, and any other special celebration, anniversaries and christenings.
How do you make each wedding video different?
Every wedding we film is naturally different in its own way. Some are intimate and low key, some are crazy with people dancing on tables. Although we have a formula we generally follow, every couple is unique, therefore every movie we create will be one of a kind as it is tailor-made for that particular couple. A wedding movie is such a personal thing, no two weddings could possibly be the same.
Which moments do you focus on when creating a wedding movie?
Please introduce yourselves and tell us a bit about how you started I Do Wedding Movies?
We are Cara and Barry, a husband and wife videography team. Originally from London, we took a big leap of faith and moved to Cyprus in March 2019 to launch our wedding videography business. We made the decision to leave our old life and careers behind, combine our attributes and make a fresh start together. So far, this has proved to be a great move for the whole family. Since we launched ‘I do Wedding Movies’ in June 2019, we have grown from strength to strength and achieved not only some outstanding customer reviews, but an excellent reputation which will enable us to build the business going forward. With a first season and many happy brides & grooms behind us, we’ve come to realise that this is what we were meant to be doing.
What makes a wedding in Cyprus one-of-a-kind?
Cyprus is a beautiful sunny island, steeped in tradition, the perfect destination for weddings. There are so many stunning venues, beaches and locations to choose from, and of course, it is the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love!
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We concentrate on all the traditional key events such as morning prep, ceremony, vows, of course, cake cutting, speeches, and first dance, but mainly we pride ourselves on capturing the emotion of the day, the romance, the laughs, and the tears, the special little moments that may otherwise be forgotten. It’s an emotional day for our couples, their families and guests, so that’s what we focus on during each wedding.
Describe your style?
We don’t really ask our couples to pose for us (we leave that to the photographers) and we give very little direction. Our style is romantic and candid with a little fun thrown into the mix.
When a couple comes to you, how do you get inspiration?
We are in contact with our couples right from the point of enquiry. They complete our booking questionnaire which includes some personality-gauging questions such as ‘top 5 films’ and ‘top 5 songs’. This provides our initial inspiration when creating their perfect wedding movie, and Cara will very often have dozens of conversations with the brides-to-be in the months leading up to their big day. In fact, we build quite a bond with our couples, and that’s before we’ve even had our face to face pre-meet. By the time their special day arrives, we have a good idea of their personalities and this has so far proven to make for an amazing movie, tailored to them and their loved ones.
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Specialising in wedding and portrait photography, Juliet Lemon aims to tell the story of your love through breathtaking images. The Esher based photographer works discreetly to capture the intimate and natural moments of your celebration and promises to leave you with beautiful and relaxed photographs that you will treasure for the many years to come. julietlemon.com
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Andrew Craner Photography, based in Leamington Spa but available all over the UK, seeks to expertly capture the real and wonderful moments of your wedding celebration. Experienced at taking a relaxed and fun-loving approach to his craft, Andrew blends in with your guests and uses an informal documentary style, with a touch of portraiture, to catch the natural and romantic notes between you and your loved one. andrewcraner.com
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With over 13 years of experience documenting luxury weddings all over the world, David Christopher is a highly skilled and talented photographer. Having worked in the bridal fashion industry, David is able to translate these skills beautifully when documenting real brides. Offering an attentive service and taking careful consideration with each client, you can trust you’re in safe hands with David Christopher. davidchristopher-photography.co.uk
Manchester and Liverpool
The award-winning pair, Liam and Bee are a quality choice for your wedding celebration. The dynamic duo has been photographing weddings since 2002 and their distinctive and creative style is what makes them so unique. With several years of experience under their belt, you can trust The Crawleys to deliver an awesome set of imagery for you to cherish for many years to come. the-crawleys.com
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Tom Halliday promises to be there for every moment of your special day; from the intimate first look, to the romantic ceremony and festive reception. Working tirelessly and carefully to portray the beauty of the day in his images, Tom will make sure he’s at the right place at the right time so that nothing is missed. Based in Essex, Tom Halliday and his amazing photography skills are the best choice for your wedding.
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Innovative and talented Becky Winter is one of the top three best new wedding photographers in the south west. The creative photographer aims to beautifully capture your love story through her candid and documentary style. Becky will blur into the background in order to capture all those special moments on your big day. She is also a great support and is on hand to help ensure your wedding runs smoothly.
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Devon & Cornwall
Thomas Frost’s scientific background is what gives him a great eye for detail; he’s able to capture all the hidden treasures of your celebration. His passion for weddings means that he is careful not to miss any of those essential moments as the days unfolds. Based in the south-west of England, the talented photographer promises to capture the beauty of your love.
ASRPHOTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Scott, of ASRPHOTO knows that no wedding is the same, so he is intentional about approaching each celebration with an open mind. The experienced photographer works attentively to every client’s standards, in order to develop a style that fits their unique personality. Friendly, reliable, and helpful, Scott has all the essential experience necessary to ensure your wedding photographs look stunning.
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Hertfordshire & Cambridgeshire
Based in the heart of Surrey, is the talented, experienced and passionate photographer Connor McClelland. Specialising in weddings and engagements Connor is passionate about portraying the intimate and personal moments and making memories that will last for generations. His passion and dedication to creating beautiful images will reflect the love you both cherish.
The husband and wife team based in Cambridgeshire specialise in exclusive documentary-led wedding photography, both in the UK and internationally. Their passion for weddings means that they are dedicated to reflecting the beauty of your love in their photographs. Both Lina and Tom are determined on getting to know each couple and understanding their dreams for the big day; resulting in amazing images that you will cherish for years to come.
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Daniel McClane Photography A talented photographer based in the West Midlands, Daniel McClane is devoted to capturing the spontaneous moments of your special day. His aim is to create lovely imagery reflecting the beauty of your love. Taking the time to portray the raw and natural authenticity of the occasion, Daniel will blend into the background to ensure he captures all those hidden moments. dmcclane.com
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An Inside Look
THE BYRE AT INCHYRA Lord and Lady Inchyra take us on a tour of their stylish estate in Perthshire
When did this project first start?
It started in 2012 when we cleared the Byre to have our joint fiftieth birthday party. It was a brilliant space for celebrations that we decided to share with others looking for a fabulous space.
What makes The Byre at Inchyra special for weddings?
It’s an amazing building! The main party space is square, which means that everyone feels involved. The dancefloor is right in the middle of everything so that even guests who aren’t up for dancing feel included. One of the best things about the Byre is its flexibility – nothing is set in stone, you can hold a ceremony in the intimate Stable Room, or in the Main Byre, or outside-we always say that there are so many choices at Inchyra that no two weddings are ever the same.
Your venue is one of the most stylish estates in Scotland, what is your secret?
Which are the best spaces for the wedding ceremony and for the reception?
We have the intimacy of the Stable Room for ceremonies up to about 110, then there’s the Lower Byre space which can hold indoor ceremonies up to about 180. And then there are endless options for outdoor ceremonies – but probably the most amazing is the beautiful Walled Garden with its historic Apple Tree Aisle. I still can’t see a bride walk up through the trees without crying! And it’s the same with reception spaces – anything from the Walled Garden to the front lawns of the main house to the Byre itself.
DWHA || SPRING
We honestly think Scotland and Inchyra, in particular, have something to offer year-round. The Byre is so beautiful in the winter with warm colours and fires roaring that it’s just as perfect as on a hot summer’s day.
The best part of getting married at The Byre?
Apart from the fact that it is an incredibly inclusive and flexible event space – I like to think that we offer the best of all worlds to our couples. The Byre is a blank canvas venue, which so many couples are looking for. We have a fabulous full-time events team to make sure everything runs smoothly.
“The Byre is so beautiful in the winter with warm colours and fires roaring that it’s just as perfect as on a hot summer’s day.”
Attention to detail I think. We never stop creating, developing and maintaining. It also helps that the main team at Inchyra have really good individual skills. I’m also a fabric designer and I work on the aesthetics, my husband James is a Chartered Accountant so he’s all over the business side and my brother Tim has worked in events for years; so the combination of the three of us is fantastic. We are always on the move too. At the moment, we’re working on a woodland space close to the Byre which will be amazing for photos and perhaps a fire pit in the evening.
When is the best time to get married in Perthshire?
How soon should the couple book your venue?
We do get booked up quite far ahead but there are usually options for midweek weddings in the fairly short term so we are still taking midweek bookings in the autumn of this year.
Once the venue is booked, the next step is?
Contact suppliers. We are different from many blank canvas venues by offering couples amazing back up through our great events team so that we can hold their hand through the wedding maze as little or as much as they want. We have also invested significantly in an online event management system so every aspect of the wedding is held in an online account that we can then use to help our couples bring things together. The only suppliers that we have an approved list for are caterers and bars – and there’s a really good reason for this. We learned quickly that food and wine are the two things that you simply can’t tell from a website-you need both to be good and there’s no way you can tell unless we’ve road-tested them.
Inchyra Estate, Glencarse, Perth, Scotland
+44 1738 860066
BRITISH Weâ€™ve rounded up the best British destinations, perfect for your wedding celebrations!
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Set amidst 10 acres of beautiful grounds, this 12th Century medieval abbey offers the perfect setting for your magical day. Licensed for weddings and civil partnerships Complimentary honeymoon suite 56 bedrooms available for guests to hire Marquee options available Dry hire for specialist weddings Space for live music or DJ
Memorable weddings happen at Missenden Abbey. For more information or to arrange a showround, call us on 01494 866811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WE SAY: “An attractive natural environment, Buckinghamshire is a county that is worth your while. With many places of historical and cultural interest to visit and a plethora of activities to partake in, you’ll find that Buckinghamshire is very diverse in character.” THEY SAY: “It’s the perfect year-round destination for memorable short-breaks and day trips, with its chocolate box villages, historic towns, quality attractions and stunning countryside.” (visitbuckinghamshire.org) MAIN ATTRACTIONS: -Catch an awe-inspiring show at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre with your significant other -Revel in complete relaxation at the Stoke Park Spa -Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the stunning English countryside after some flying lessons in a vintage Havilland Tiger Moth biplane.
www.missendenabbey.co.uk Great Missenden | Bucks | HP16 0BD
DORSET WE SAY: “Several miles of seemingly untouched nature, the dramatic coastline of Dorset is characterised by its naturally carved and sculpted landscape. An outdoor gallery in itself, the serene location is ideal for a short break.” THEY SAY: “Welcome to Dorset – a county of contrasts, offering the very best of the countryside, coastline, events and attractions, perfect for families and couples alike.” (visit-dorset.com) MAIN ATTRACTIONS: -Take a scenic stroll along the remarkable coastline, ancient woodlands and secluded river valleys with your loved one. -Dorset offers the perfect environment for golf. The Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club offer fantastic views of the Jurassic coastline and Lyme Bay -Explore Lulworth Castle and Park, picnic on the stunning greenery and enjoy fantastic views of the historic building
email@example.com Tel: 01245 231363 | 07823 884566 Maidens Barn, High Easter, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1HU
WE SAY: “A county of contrasts, Essex couples contemporary attractions with the splendor of ancient history. Be sure to see landmarks like Audley End House and Gardens and newly created architectural masterpieces such as Firstsite in Colchester.” THEY SAY:“ Essex is a remarkable collection of the old and the new, a rich tapestry of everything that makes Britain great. Combining modern facilities, fascinating towns and villages and ever-changing coastlines, Essex is the perfect short break.” (visitessex.com) MAIN ATTRACTIONS: -Visit the impressive Firstsite Gallery, in the heart of the cultural quarter. Designed by Rafael Viñoly, the modern art gallery runs exhibitions all year -Observe over 270 wildlife species with your love at the Colchester Zoo, one of the top 20 zoos in the world
Best of British
E AV E S H A L L . C O . U K 01200 420831 | Moor Lane, West Bradford, Clitheroe, BB7 3JG
WE SAY: “Founded in the 12th century, the county of Lancashire offers a rich heritage, a beautiful rugged coastline, stately homes and friendly residents. Enjoy an array of outdoor activities, from swimming and cycling to shooting and riding in the wild parkland. Don’t forget to try the world-famous Lancashire cheese!” THEY SAY: “A tantalising county of contrasting landscapes, diverse heritage and plentiful food and drink, covering 3,075 km of England’s North West. There is something for everyone, with countryside, canals, coast, and towns. Enjoy stunning views, quiet lanes, rare wildlife and our famous Lancashire coastline.” (visitlancashire.com) MAIN ATTRACTIONS: -Head to Pendle Hill to retrace the steps of the ‘Pendle Witches,’ who were executed in 1612 in a notorious witch trial -Take a ride on the tallest rollercoaster in the UK in Blackpool, a favourite fun holiday destination -Visit one of Lancashire’s finest Tudor buildings, Rufford Old Hall, where Shakespeare is rumored to have performed in the 1580s.
LONDON WE SAY: “The pulsating capital of England, London , is a historical setting and one of the most visited cities in the world. With its incredible heritage, remarkable landmarks and diverse culture, London is a gem of a city for an unforgettable escape.” THEY SAY: “Discover London’s diverse neighbourhoods, from tranquil suburbs to central areas full of shopping, entertainment and dining options.” (visitlondon.com) MAIN ATTRACTIONS: -Indulge in panoramic views of the London cityscape from the towering heights of the London Eye -Take a trip and immerse in the floral bliss of the Royal Botanic Gardens. -Discover the vibrant city life pulsating from each corner, from the flower markets to the lush street food.
Saddlers Hall 40 Gutter Lane, London, EC2V 6BR www.saddlershall.com T: 0207 517 3500 :@saddlershallsaddlerscompany
NORFOLK UNIQUE & BEAUTIFUL
+44 1508 491112 brasteds.co.uk
WE SAY: “Active Norfolk is the ideal place to get moving in the great outdoors for your honeymoon or holiday. Hike through the vast forests or visit Great Yarmouth, one of the top seaside resorts in Britain . If Norfolk is good enough to be the Queen’s home (Sandringham Estate), then it’s good enough for us!” THEY SAY: “Norfolk is a great all-year holiday offering over 90 miles of unspoilt coastline, beautiful countryside, the unique Broads National Park , forests and heathland, internationally important nature reserves, picturesque market towns, amazing birdwatching and fabulous seaside resorts.” (www.visitnorfolk. co.uk) MAIN ATTRACTIONS: -Visit the Grade I Nelson Monument, built as a tribute to Britain’s greatest naval hero -Zipline through the tallest trees in the country in the Breckland and Thetford Forest Walk through the serene cloisters of Norwich Cathedral, constructed in 1096
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE WE SAY: “An unspoiled county boasting incredible heritage and astounding gardens, Northamptonshire is a romantic escape from the busy city life. From architectural treasure to natural wonders, there’s plenty for you to see, especially if you’re planning a romantic trip to the countryside.” THEY SAY: “Take a gentle stroll around charming villages with thatch and stone cottages and welcoming inns. Wander around stately homes, discovering art treasures and glorious gardens and explore historic market towns in search of fine footwear, antiques, and curiosities.” (visitnorthamptonshire.co.uk) MAIN ATTRACTIONS: - Take nice long strolls along the River Nene and enjoy visits to the nearby gardens, monuments, and theatres - All adventurous souls can swing and climb through the trees at Irchester Country Park - Take a royal visit at Althorp House, Boughton House and Cottesbrooke Hall and Gardens
NORTH YORKSHIRE WE SAY: “Stunning countryside, picturesque market towns, and incredible coastal views characterise the worth-visiting county of North Yorkshire. With plenty of outdoor activities and outstanding history to uncover, couples are bound to find something exciting to do. (yorkshire.com) THEY SAY: “North Yorkshire benefits from some stunning coastline, with amazing places to visit and explore, that are steeped in history.” (visityorkshire.com) MAIN ATTRACTIONS: -Whitby, alongside the Yorkshire coast, is a mesmerising backdrop for a romantic day out -You can’t leave without exploring the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales. -Find history at your doorstep and don’t miss a visit to Bolton Abbey and Castle.
a s t un n i ng fa m i ly ho m e & e x c lu si v e se t t i ng f or yo ur w eddi ng w h e r e g u e s t s c a n c e l e b r at e i n s t y l e
BIRDSALL HOUSE, M ALTON, NORTH YORKSHIRE
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SOMERSET WE SAY: “Enchanting beaches and Arthurian sagas will introduce you to the superb beauty of the Somerset area. Immerse yourself in arts and culture with the five day festival of Glastonbury, every summer. Folk traditions are kept alive in the open countryside, so be sure to stop for some local cider.” THEY SAY: “Think of Somerset and what comes to mind stunning views across open countryside, sandy beaches, superb strawberries, Cheddar cheese and cider? World-wide, our county is famous for its Glastonbury Festival, illuminated carnivals, Mulberry handbags and Arthurian Legends. (visitsomerset.co.uk) MAIN ATTRACTIONS: - Bath, for all bookworms, is the stunning setting described in Jane Austen’s novels -If you are in search of a scenic landscape, head to Exmoor National Park, where hills meet rivers and coast. -Discover the heritage of Crewkerne, a lovely little town with stone designed ancient buildings.
Best of British
SURREY WE SAY: “England’s most wooded county, Surrey, springs with charming blooms and wildlife. A perfect setting for a weekend getaway and perfect escape to engage with nature, from its rushing rivers to its scenic little towns over the canals.” THEY SAY: “Wonderful wildlife, breathtaking views and top picnic spots are just some of the gems on offer at the county’s countryside sites. Surrey has many places to visit where you can experience local wildlife and get up close to the natural environment.” (visitsurrey.com) MAIN ATTRACTIONS: -Immerse in history and artistic culture as you visit Watts Gallery Artists’ Village, for a view of over 100 paintings and remarkable sculptures -For a superb panorama reach the summit of Box Hill -Take a romantic adventure on the scenic Virginia Water Lake
SUSSEX WE SAY:“ Sussex is blessed with an expanse of stunning coastline and lively seaside cities, like the young and fun Brighton. Iconic towns such as Battle and Hastings share the land with the bewitching beauty of the white cliffs of Beachy Head.” THEY SAY: “Spanning nearly 1500 sq miles, East and West Sussex boast over 100 miles of spectacular coastline, flanking the English Channel. Used as a point of invasion since the Roman times, the coastline flourished during the Victorian era with the creation of many popular seaside resorts, such as Brighton , Eastbourne and Hastings .” (travelaboutbritain.com) MAIN ATTRACTIONS: -Battle of Hastings Abbey & Battlefield are a throwback to the place where the war was fought by the Saxons and Normans -For an amazing panoramic view over the South Downs, visit the Arundel Castle & Gardens -Spend an unforgettable weekend of fun at Worthing in East Sussex
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WE SAY: “Delve into the history of York’s medieval market towns and make the most of the outdoors with an adventure across the Yorkshire Dales. There’s plenty to enjoy in Yorkshire and its industrial past leaves us with museums and historic cities to visit. THEY SAY: “Affectionately known as ‘God’s Country’ by locals, visit Yorkshire and you too will be converted by the stunning scenery, cities steeped in industrial heritage, and charming market towns to explore.” (https://www.visitengland.com/things-to-do/ yorkshire) MAIN ATTRACTIONS: -Hire a bicycle and discover Yorkshire’s great outdoors and historic landmarks -A must-see in the picturesque city of York, plan a daily tour and don’t miss the gothic York Minster Cathedral -Discover the coast and spend your time relaxing at Robin Hood’s Bay
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