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ear Couples, Cheers to a great 2022!

I’m excited to announce that the leading UK destination weddings magazine is back. We have a new title, improved content and a fresh style to celebrate our relaunch. My team and I will accompany you through this year of new beginnings, making sure to help you navigate the marvellous yet complex world of destination weddings. Turn our pages of inspiration, and let us take some of the stress away from planning your special day. This 2022 will be the year of weddings, and we can’t wait to see all of you get married after what has been an incredibly difficult time. So many couples have had to postpone or reschedule their big day due to restrictions, the wedding industry had to adapt quickly and constantly to new rules, and travel just hasn’t been the same. Finally, we see a silver lining, and we know weddings will be back in full swing. Therefore, we’ve gone out of our way to bring you an edition full of ideas and expert advice. We have some popular trends on page 22, the latest season’s fashion styles starting on page 40, and not to mention the myriad of wedding tips from some of our international photographers, florists and planners. To start a new year afresh, why not embrace the latest wedding trends? We see more and more personalised weddings, elopements and prolonged events. Since destination weddings are turning into mind-blowing experiences for both couples and their guests, we’ve selected worldwide venues (from page 190) filled to the brim with activities to partake in. From mountain refuges in Switzerland to mesmerising countryside retreats in Tuscany, you can explore new territories, cultures and culinary delicacies. And, not to worry, we’ve also thought about your highly anticipated honeymoon escape, whether you prefer off the grid islands, scenic locations or enchanting city destinations. It’s an absolute pleasure to bring you this first issue of Destination Weddings. I want to thank you for picking it up, and I hope it brings you insight into the magical world of weddings. We hope you love it as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you. Get in touch at

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Spring202242 ON THE COVER

WHAT’S NEW Jump in the new year with the trendiest of fashions THE PARTY EDIT For all the rescheduled events, dress to impress

WAYS TO GO GREEN Small details can make a difference, why not start with eco stationery

JEWELLERY TRENDS Find boho or glam accessories to fit your style SCENT WITH LOVE Make your day memorable with a wedding scent THE FINISHING TOUCH The hair accessories taking over the bridal world

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Real Weddings

LONDON ELOPEMENT Inspiration for a romantic city wedding

Fashion & Beauty

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WIN YOUR WEDDING

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MODERN FAIRYTALE Gabriele and Federico’s French coastal wedding LOVE IS IN THE AIR Poppy and Liam had a seaside party with 140 guests A SCOTTISH AFFAIR Theilay and Rory celebrated with their families in Scotland ROMANCE IN THE DESERT A moving elopement in California’s Tree National Park

Planning

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BE MY VALENTINE A shoot inspired by Valentine’s Day THE LENS OF LOVE A selection of top destination wedding photographers TOP PLANNERS A guide of wedding and destination experts


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Editor-in-Chief Eleonora Tucci Art Director Emanuela Federici Designer Jacopo Lippi Contributing Writers Maram Nasser Emily Williams

Venues

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Advertising Commercial Director Anthony Baines

VENUE HOTLIST 2022 For any destination wedding, we have a venue for you

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Account Director (Spain) Cristina Gambino Account Director (UK) Tracey Game Special Features Director Brian Horrocks Sales Director Darren Collins

Travel

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Weddings and Honeymoons Media

MADE IN ITALY A guide for your fairytale wedding in Italy THE HONEYMOON EDIT Tantalising destinations for any style of trip, anywhere in the world COASTAL BLISS A real honeymoon story to inspire your next travels

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What’s New

10 Wedding Trends

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We’re seeing more and more brides opt for different tones when it comes to their wedding dress. Pastel hues or floral patterns are a great way to stand out with a more colourful attire.

Let’s take a bow for this elegant detail that can make any wedding gown extremely high-end and fashionable.

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than e r o M : a Veil

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Mix & Match:

Forget your traditional veil, designers have stepped it up a notch and surprised us with glamorous, head-turning accessories. Vera Wang for Pronovias pronovias.com

of Pops r: Colou

It’s only right that your bridesmaids choose the dress they feel the most comfortable in, and for this reason, mismatched bridesmaid dresses are trending at the moment. Pick a colour scheme to start with and gather different styles to fit all of your girls.

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Drop Earrings:

Mother of Pearl Floret Statement Earrings carouseljewels.com

Go big or go home! Dangling earrings are taking centre stage. If you want a bold accessory, an eye-catching pair of earrings will do the trick.

Lipsy Halter Chiffon Bridesmaid Maxi Dress next.co.uk


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Lab-grown diamonds:

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The Halo uk.vrai.com

Lab-grown diamonds can make a huge difference to our planet. Vrai’s sustainable diamonds, for example, are created in a zero-emission foundry with 100% hydropower. You can also pick your diamond cut - pear-shaped rings are trending at the moment.

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mis o t s u C

There are plenty of ways to tailor your big day. Write your initials with Duke + Dexter and wear a meaningful and timeless piece on your special day. The Duet uk.vrai.com

Modern Hues:

To create a contemporary feel, add dark decor details, this can include tablescape choices, florals and even cake designs. For a cool and modernised touch, don’t be afraid to pick an untraditional wedding route.

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Cascading Bouquets:

Forget classic bouquets, this year, it is all about rewriting the rules. When it comes to floral compositions, we are seeing a plethora of statement pieces.

10 With weddings becoming smaller and more intimate so are wedding cakes. Personalised

Mini Cakes:

and mini cakes are very in vogue and who wouldn’t like to have a cake all to themselves. Emma Dodi Bespoke Cakes emmadodicakes.com

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City Chic VS Breezy Beach Styles

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COAT CHRISTOPHERKANE.COM

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leek and cool, getting married in the city is a mood. Choose from silky, understated gowns, midi or short dresses, jackets, suits and sleeves for that extra glamour. Getting married in a cosmopolitan city calls for cool accessories and a very dressy shoe.

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iry, delicate and boho, for those seeking a comfortable yet appealing style, opt for long, flowy dresses with lots of detail. Breathable fabrics are also very important, pick from silky, slip dresses, sheer gowns or separate pieces which you can complement with a personalised hat and a pair of sandals.

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A Love Story on

Lake Orta

An elegant shoot set on the shores of a picturesque Italian hamlet SUPPLIED BY WANDERLUST WEDDINGS & EVENTS

The concept for this shoot was inspired by a couple who loves Italy - the Italian lakes, the ancient architecture, the culture and the romantic allure. We wanted to create an intimate setting where modernity meets elegance. We opted for a refined yet contemporary aesthetic to complement the young couple. Orta is a historic hamlet with a

very fresh feel just like Beatrice and Luca - it was a match made in heaven for the idea we wanted to convey with this wedding editorial. The venue had to be a classic but modernized Italian villa close to the lake. We picked the unique setting of Villa Antica Colonia - a beautiful hotel with breathtaking views over the lake.

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Styled Shoot

We wanted to keep it as immaculate as possible, so we opted for clean lines, softened by warm nude tones, candles and romantic floral decorations.

DREAM TEAM CONCEPT, PLANNING & STYLING:@WANDERLUST_ WEDDINGEVENTS PHOTOGRAPHY: @ALBERTO_ALESSANDRA VIDEOGRAPHY: @LUNO.FILMS VENUE: @ANTICACOLONIA FLORAL DESIGN: @FIORIQUOTIDIANI HAIR & MAKE UP: @SAMANTHAPRETTO_HAIR_AND_MAKEUP BRIDAL DRESSES: @MADEWITHLOVEBRIDAL VIA @ARIEL_SPOSE BRIDAL SHOES & LINGERIE: @PENROSEBRIDAL GROOM'S SUIT: @MICHAELGISOWEDDINGS STATIONERY: @ DESCHOONSCHRIJFSTER LINEN & NAPKINS: @ISTINTO_TEXTILES RINGS: @TAYA.GIOIELLI EARRINGS: @BRIOCHEHANDMADE RENTALS: @LUXURY_NOLEGGIO LIGHTS: @PROONESERVICE CAKE DESIGN: @ZUCCHIRINADESSERTTABLE RIBBONS: @ POMEGRANATECOLOURS DINNERWARE: @VINTAGE_EVENTS_NL MODELS: @BEATRICESOLA & @LUCA.VIALE_

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Earrings

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Invitation

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Aura Croc Mules carmenllaguno.com

Flower Stem

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Francesca Avila jlmcouture.com

Engagement Rings tayajewels.com

Style your day with a soft, warm palette

perfect for any season. If you want to convey a modern yet timeless feel to your wedding decor, then choosing earthy tones like mocha and cinnamon is an excellent choice.

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Wrist Watch oliverbonas.com

Natural Leaf Clutch oliverbonas.com

Kaisha Cinnamon prettylavish.co.uk

Hedi Dress

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Melanie Secciani, the artisan behind Tuscan Wedding Cakes offers Luxury, One-of-a-kind Cake Design that Reflect the Love and Magic of your Special Day. Custom, Elegant, Whimsical, Ornate, Elaborate or Sophisticated, imagine your Wedding Cake design and it can be yours.


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London E lopement A romantic shoot set in the heart of the English capital PHOTOGRAPHY: REBECCA CARPENTER PHOTOGRAPHY

Lexie and Aisha are LGBTQ+ activists in London. Lexie is a wedding planner and Aisha works in science: "Pride is all year long for us and each year celebrating pride month means something different. This year it means being visible and getting seen in places that don't usually champion queer Black women like us.

We met at the annual UK Black Pride a few years ago, which we are also part of. Aisha is Head of Community Engagement and Lexie is Head of Operations. UK Black Pride is Europe's largest celebration for LGBTQI+ African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Caribbean heritage.

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Styled Shoot

We got engaged last year in Vietnam just before the first lockdown in the UK. Like so many couples around the world, we had to postpone our wedding for this year. We are now finally excited to be planning our wedding for this year and having such a magical bridal style shoot with Rebecca has made us feel that much closer to our big day."- Lexie and Aisha.

This shoot was all about the joy of eloping in London, seeking out adventure and embracing the busy hustle and bustle of London town. The brides Lexie and Aisha got to visit the boutique Morgan Davies Bridal and select their own dresses.

DREAM TEAM PHOTOGRAPHY: @rebeccacarpenterphotography DRESSES: @morgan_ davies_bridal MAKEUP: @jenhawkins_hmua JEWELLERY: @mutedluxe COUPLE: @thequeernomads VIDEO: @abigailandlukefilms

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Details

Wildflower Invitation

Save the Dates

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Wedding Invitation greenvelope.com

Ways to

Wedding Invitation botanicalpaperworks.com

n e e r G o G Biodegradable, seed paper, eco-cotton and paperless options are the way forward to make your wedding stationery

Plantable Hearts Letterbox Gift Box plantabloomer.com

eco-friendly...

Seed Paper Invitation lauralikes.co.uk

Save the Date paperculture.com

Place Name

littlegreenpapershop.com

Watercolour Rose Print greenvelope.com

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FASHION & BEAUTY

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IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR STYLE INSPIRATION, WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED WITH A SELECTION OF CHIC LOOKS, GLITZY ACCESSORIES AND THE MOST RECENT WEDDING FORECASTS.

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Tali galialahav.com

Dramatic Sleeves Exuding elegance, sleeves are trending right now. We see more and more celebrities embracing this timeless look, and we love seeing brides adopting this iconic bridal style.

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Fashion

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Pipa galialahav.com

Danakil pronovias.com

These styles are sophisticated and dateless

Eloise ritavinieris.com

Lace Gown christopherkane.com

Brown pronovias.com SS22 markarian-nyc.com

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Hip-skimming slits Nowadays, brides are pushing the boundaries by picking ultra-chic and daring styles. For a feminine and modern look, thigh-high slit gowns are ideal. You can show off your bridal heels, and it’s a flattering detail for all silhouettes.

Sofia graceloveslace.com

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Fashion

Benedetta inesdisanto.com

2412-0062 uk.morilee.com

Halong pronovias.com

Ready to make a statement? High-slit dresses are a very trendy option for the bold bride

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12131-0135 uk.morilee.com

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Transitional Pieces After so much uncertainty surrounding weddings, brides are opting for more adaptable styles. Detachable capes, sleeves and overskirts are great versatile pieces that you can play around with based on the season and venue choice.

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Bridget ritavinieris.com

Fashion

Layers of glamorous details that you can mix and match on your big day

Vera Wang, Mishell pronovias.com

Edna galialahav.com

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We stock a wide range of wedding bands to match our wedfit diamond engagement ring range but also offer a broad selection of shapes, sizes and styles to meet your requirements.

Wedding Bands All our bands can be made in either Platinum or 18ct White, Yellow or Rose Gold. As with any other item of jewellery, we are also able to custom make bands to your exact wishes and we have an engraver who can inscribe any letters or dates within the band. www.platformjewellers.com | 020 7430 9691 | hello@platformjewellers.com


Gold CZ and Sapphire Flower Hoops, £91.90 seolgold.com

Accessoriies Chain with Pendant Pastello bucherer.com

Athena in Powder Blue, £175 thandth.com

Something

e u l B Here are a few stylish ways to incorporate something blue on your special day. From head to toe, we have an array of accessories to inspire your choice

Blesing Wreath Brooch Court Shoes Blue dunelondon.com TR Style 158 Wonderland Collection pronovias.com

Cyra Mixed Shapes Resin Clip Pack, £12.50 oliverbonas.com

High Neck Satin Dress with Strappy Back uk.morilee.com

Jude Clutch Bag charlottemills.com Emily Acquamarina tayajewels.com

Norah Blue Heels with Ankle Strap bellabelleshoes.com

Suedette Clipframe, £22 accessorize.com

Jane Blue Lace Wedding Shoes bellabelleshoes.com WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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Accessories Wild Rose Silk Pearl Drops freyarose.com

Small Pearly Drop Hoops, £79 freyarose.com

JJ Soul Ring, £50 hotdiamonds.co.uk

Pearl Gold Plate Bracelet, £48 oliverbonas.com

patbo.com

Glitzy Chic

Sparkle all day long with this glamorous selection of bedazzled jewels.

Star and Pearl Louise Bracelet, £20 estellabartlett.com

Jewellery

Diana Multi Shape Diamond Necklace loganhollowell.com

Trends

Togetherness Open Heart Earrings, £90 hotdiamonds.co.uk

Finish your look with jewels that match your style: which will it be, classic or casual?

Urban Boho

Pearls, florals and minimal pieces are ideal accessories for a relaxed wedding.

graceloveslace.com

The Halo Ring Round White Gold uk.vrai.com Queenie Ring, £1,580 graceloveslace.com

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Beauty Buys

Scent

TAKE A LOOK THROUGH OUR PICK OF WEDDING FRAGRANCES

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Pepe Jeans, £45 Released in 2019, Celebrate by Pepe Jeans is an intense fragrance ideal for celebrating life’s most pleasurable moments. This is a suitable perfume for a memorable walk down the aisle and a fun celebration afterwards.

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pepejeans.com

BREATHE IN Chakra Aroma Perfume Number 1, 100ml, 50 USD A spicy, wood, warm aroma characterises Chakra Aroma Perfume Number 1 by Adoratheraphy. An alternative to the traditional alcohol-based fragrance, this perfume is waterbased and very much breathable. So, if you require a relaxing remedy before your big moment, spray it towards your face and take a deep breath. adoratherapy.com 50

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Coco Chanel Mademoiselle, 100ml, £120 A sensual and fruity fragrance perfect for the bold bride, Coco Chanel’s Mademoiselle is a beautiful oriental scent created especially for the night. It's the perfect combination for a dinner party in an elegant city venue.

with

PARTY NOTES

LUXURY AROMA

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BERRY DIVINE Wonderland Peony Eau de Parfum, 50ml, £60.00 A light, fruity, floral perfume to soothe you down the aisle. Spritz a bit of this sophisticated fragrance for a burst of peonies, pink berries and violets. Wondering why this is an award-winning scent? It is all thanks to its secret ingredient: the labdiscovered candy floss!

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FLORAL BLISS Amazing Grace, 60ml, £35 Add a delicate note to your very special day with the soft floral aroma of Amazing Grace by Philosophy. A blend of bergamot, clean muguet blossoms and lasting musk, this feminine perfume adds a delicate feel to every occasion. philosophyskincare.co.uk

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BEE SWEET BEE Eau de Parfum, 50ml, £100 Sweet yet complex, Bee Eau de Parfum offers a lingering aroma that isn’t too overpowering. Surround yourself with a cloud of honey-scented, dark rum coated, and vanilla beam loaded scent to accompany you throughout your wedding day. Glorious for a warm-season soiree, with a spicy scent for that extra addictive note. cultbeauty.co.uk


Get the Look

Beauty

We asked makeup expert Emolyne Ramlov to suggest three shades from her line Emolyne Cosmetics for different bridal looks…

F

ounded by Uganda-born and London-based Emolyne Ramlov, Emolyne Cosmetics is your go-to vegan brand if you’re looking for coordinated lip and nail colours. With a range of 30 shades to choose from, you can take a quick test and find out the perfect nudes and reds that match your skin tone. You can shop the looks which include a long-wear lip definer, semi-matte lipstick and gel lacquer.

st : For fairer skin, shades with a peachy tone like Fes are flattering and youthful.

1 Look

nd : For those with a medium complexion, slightly deeper shades such as Uganda work well.

2 Look

3rd Look

(Fes Complete Kit, £45)

(Product info Uganda: Uganda Complete Kit, £45)

(Product info: Cameroon Complete Kit, £45)

: If you’ve got darker skin, opt for a rich shade like Asmara or a touch of subtle colour like Cameroon.

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When choosing a wedding lip shade, I think it’s important to stick to something that makes you feel like the best version of yourself. It’s your big day, and you want to not only look amazing but feel great too. Also, remember that these photos are going to stand the test of time, so choose Emolyne something classic and elegant

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THE COOL HEADBAND

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A modern take on the traditional tiara, headbands are in the spotlight this season. Some of our favourites include pearl details and floral embroidered designs. Headbands are a great addition to high ponytails, or to pull back your hair if you’re opting for a straight down hairstyle.

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CLIP IT If you are going for a minimalist style, you can add extra sparkle with a hair clip. It’s a trendy option to complete a bridal look, and it can be practical to keep your hair away from covering your face. It's the perfect accessory for short hair, and it can glam up any sleek style.

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touch FRESHWATER PEARL AND SPARKLE HAIR CLIP, £12.00 ACCESSORIZE.COM

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LET’S UNWRAP THE LATEST W-DAY HAIR ACCESSORY TRENDS... TAKE A BOW

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Bows are not only popular on dresses, but they are also a fashionable way to complete a bridal hairstyle. It’s a contemporary and fun accessory that goes well with numerous hairstyles. Tulle, silky, and pearl-embellished bows are very in vogue and perfect for a half up half down look.

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BIRDCAGE VEILS ARE BACK This vintage veil has a new life. We have seen birdcage veils all across the bridal world in the past months and we are in love. For the chic, city bride, this timeless headpiece is a must. It looks especially stylish paired with a suit or a short dress.

THE SCRUNCHIE WAY TO GO The scrunchie revival has not gone unnoticed. For all ponytail lovers, you can adorn your tight or messy bun with a myriad of scrunchie options. They come in all types of fabrics and colours so you can pick what matches your style the most.

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Hill Bridal is part of your fairy-tale

Hill Bridal offers the perfect place to choose your Wedding Dress. We also have a beautiful selection of accessories for you to choose from to compliment your dream dress. Unwind and enjoy your own private appointment in a relaxed, charming countryside location in beautiful rural Herefordshire. Designers include Maggie Sottero , Rebecca Ingram, Evie Young Bridal and Love & Liberty

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Real Weddiing “This modern-day couple chose to share their vows in an intimate setting, right in the heart of the Principality of Monaco, in the stunning gardens of the legendary HÔTEL HERMITAGE MONTE-CARLO.”

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Gabriele & Federico

Tied the knot overlooking the romantic Monaco harbour... While my groom was getting into his bespoke three-piece suit, I was getting ready in the Riviera Diamond Suite. My dress was breathtaking and I felt stunning in it. The Mother Nature “Hana” gown was inspired by faraway lands with delicate hand-embroidered flower details, gold accents on the upper body and a floor-length sweeping “Izanami” kimono. This gown spoke for itself, so I simply finished my look with a pair of Maison Vitale “Fleurs des Mers Bleues” earrings. As I joined my love at the Excelsior Terrace of the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo through the open doors of the beautifully adorned Excelsior salon, I was greeted by a hand-picked gathering of our nearest and dearest. With our intimate affair, we wanted the floral decorations to really stand out, and they were beautifully arranged by Claire of Dandelions & Grace. The decor was designed to enhance my modern look but also render homage to the classic French elegance of the stunning venue. The cocktails were served on the outdoor terrace of the exotic gardens of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo overlooking the sea and Palace, and during that time, we had private photos taken in the gardens, under the wooden canopy lining the alley way reminiscing gardens of far-away lands. We then celebrated with our loved ones with an elegant sit-down dinner.

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Poppy & Liam Exchanged vows by the lake surrounded by family and friends…

The date for our wedding was an easy pick for us. We chose the date Liam proposed 2 years before. We both love Portugal so we decided it was the place for us. We went on endless trips out there to find the perfect venue. When we saw Casa do Lago in Quinta Do Lago, we instantly fell in love with it. We knew it was the one straight away! The sunset on the lake was magical and a wedding abroad was the best decision we could have made. We always wanted a big wedding with everyone we love there to celebrate with us, so we had no plans to cut our guest list. We had 140 people join us in Portugal and it was truly amazing to have everyone we love there. We couldn’t have done it without our wedding planner Rebecca. Planning a wedding abroad is difficult but with her help, everything turned out glamorous and elegant. Our amazing photographer Courtney Marie Photography made a huge difference on our wedding day. She made us feel comfortable and at ease, especially since we don’t love to get our photos taken. Two years in and I still can’t stop looking at our smiles and my beautiful dress in our wedding album - I love it!

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A SCOTTISH AFFAIR SUPPLIED BY JESSICA LILY PHOTOGRAPHY

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“We looked at many venues in Scotland and Dundas Castle took our breath away. ”

Theilay & Rory celebrated their love in a historic castle surrounded by their loved ones... We picked the 21st of August 2021 as our wedding date. We were supposed to be married the year before but due to Covid-19, our wedding was postponed. We looked at many venues in Scotland and Dundas Castle took our breath away. The castle, very close to home, is so beautiful and it ticked all of our boxes. It also has a very interesting history and represents the beauty of Scotland. We wanted to keep our wedding classy and elegant just like the venue, and everything turned out wonderfully. We have to give a big round of applause to the great staff at Dundas Castle and our professional suppliers. Jessica Lily, our photographer, is super friendly and easy to work with. On the day, she just blended in the background like a guest but still captured the most beautiful pictures. Also, our makeup artist, Jessica Trant, was very lovely and made us feel beautiful. Our celebrant was also fantastic. He did such a fantastic job and offered a service that reflected our personalities. The ceremony was the most intimate part of the day. It was the time both Rory and I got to really focus on each other. I felt very emotional and tried my very best not to cry. I loved my wedding dress, I truly felt like a princess, but I did have to visit 8 wedding dress shops to find the one. I was so indecisive and due to having a fashion background, I knew I would be quite picky. I had an idea of what I wanted but couldn’t find it so I went for a dress close to what I liked and altered it a lot. I bought the Rhiannon dress from the Morilee range and changed the overskirt, the neckline and added off-the-shoulder sleeves. This dress gave me two looks in one.

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DREAM TEAM VENUE: DUNDAS CASTLE @DUNDASCASTLE CELEBRANT: DEVOTION WEDDINGS @DEVOTIONWEDDINGS DRESS: GLASS SLIPPER BRIDAL THE-GLASS-SLIPPER.COM // MORILEE @MORILEEOFFICIAL BRIDESMAIDS: TFNC LONDON @TFNCLONDON ALTERATIONS: TO BE WED @TOBEWED_ KILTS: HIGHLAND KILT CONNECTIONS HIGHLANDKILTCONNECTIONS.CO.UK FLORIST: POPPY FLORAL DESIGN @POPPYFLORALDSGN DECOR: 88 EVENTS @88EVENTSCOMPANY PHOTOGRAPHY: JESSICA LILY PHOTOGRAPHY @JESSICALILYPHOTOGRAPHY VIDEOGRAPHY: TLC MEDIA WEDDING FILMS @ TLCMEDIA7 SINGER: SHAUN PHILP SOLO MUSICIAN @ SHAUNPHILPMUSIC DJ: ALS EVENTS AND WEDDINGS CATERER: HERITAGE PORTFOLIO @HERITAGEPORTFOLIO ENTERTAINMENT: INSTAPIC PHOTO BOOTH & EVENTS INSTAPICPHOTOBOOTH.CO.UK CAKE: LIGGY'S CAKE SUPPLIERS: COMPANY @LIGGYSCAKE MAKEUP: JESSICA TRANT MUA STYLING AND PROPS @designandcreateevents @dress_it_ @JESSICA_TRANT_MUA HAIR: NICOLA HUTTON-LAING yourself_MODELS @nat_oliviaandjude deanosearle CELEBRANT @celebrantsuedob PHOTOGRAPHER @kate_swerdlow_photo_ studio VIDEOGRAPHER @kevinlinesphoto FLORIST @sarah_ maylin_flowers HAIRSTYLIST @bespokebridal_hair MAKEUP @b.mills.mua VINTAGE CROCKERY @elsierosecrockery CUPCAKES AND SWEET TREATS @atyourwishcakes WEDDING CAKES @cakewizard1 FOOD PLATTERS @grazing. together WEDDING CAR @mc_weddingcars DRINKS@ littleitalybarco WEDDING SWING @bloomandswing GARDEN GAMES @dolly_dimples_weddings CONFETTI AND BUNTING @thepartyoutlet DRESSES @heritagebrides CHAIR HIRE @ charles_hire LUXURY WEDDING BOOKLET@weditionwedding JEWELLERY@cocogreyjewellery GROOMS SUIT @ annbridalmrmackysmenswear STATIONERY @houseofhalley @ cocolemondesigns HAIR ACCESSORIES @1940bridal VENUE@ essendonccweddings FAVOURS @perfectlypersonalisedbylauren SINGER @kaleysings_weddingsandevents

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DREAM TEAM VENUE: JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK @ JOSHUATREENPS PHOTOGRAPHER: DANIELLE CHRISTINE PHOTOGRAPHY @DANIELLELOZEAU FLOWERS: PINYON PINE @PINYONPINEFLORALDESIGN WEDDING DRESS: LUXXNOVA @LUXXNOVA_WED // ANGE ETOILES @ANGEETOILES.UKRAINE CAKE: SUGAR AND MAGIC CAKE COMPANY @SUGARANDMAGICCAKE

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Catherine & Anthony

Shared special moments together during their intimate ceremony amidst the Californian desert... We picked Joshua Tree National Park because we desired a truly magical location, different from the rest. We wanted to make it special, intimate, a priceless memory, and not break the bank and our desert-inspired theme wedding at Joshua Tree did the trick. We’re both outdoorsy, adventurous people so it was the perfect fit, and now we have the most beautiful place to visit on our anniversaries. We will celebrate with our family and friends next year, on the same date, and for this reason, we wanted our intimate celebration to be all about us. I was so nervous and excited! We stayed in the cutest Airbnb and we spent a lot of time there. That’s where I did my makeup and put on my beautiful dress. I actually tried on at least 10 gowns in a shop, but in the end, I went with my gut and picked the online option. It was literally the best day of our lives and so full of emotions. I started crying during our first look and basically cried all through the ceremony! It was the sweetest thing to see Anthony wipe tears away and pucker up his lips to keep himself from crying as well. All of the attention was on us and that’s what made it perfect. It was so magical and a dream come true for me. I’ve had a pretty difficult life and have faced a lot of trauma and this day was a real turning point for me. It was all about us from start to finish. A wonderful memory of the days was when we were going to have dinner in Palm Spring but 15 minutes down the road, we decided to turn around and have pizza and cake at our Airbnb instead.

“It was a day full of the sweetest moments and pure intentions.”

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VILLA ASTOR, ITALY

LA DOLCE VITA SUPPLIED BY MITHEO EVENTS

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DREAM TEAM WEDDING PLANNING, DESIGN & PRODUCTION: MITHEO EVENTS @ MITHEOEVENTS PHOTOGRAPHER: BOTTEGA 53 @BOTTEGA53 VIDEOGRAPHER: LUIGI DE GREGORIO @LUIGIDEGREGORIO VENUE: VILLA ASTOR, THE HERITAGE COLLECTION @VILLA_ASTOR & @THEHERITAGECOLLECTION WEDDING CAKE DESIGNER: MARCO FAILLA @MARCO.FAILLA WEDDING GOWNS: MONIQUE LHUILLIER @ MONIQUELHUILLIERBRIDE & @ MONIQUELHUILLIER GROOM’S SUIT: BENCIVENGA ALTA SARTORIA @BENCIVENGA_ALTASARTORIA HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST: MANOLA SPAZIANI @MANOLA_SPAZIANI_ MUA AFTER PARTY GOWN: CELIA KRITHARIOTI @CELIAKRITHARIOTI FLORIST DESIGNER: ARMANDO MALAFRONTE @MALAFRONTEFIORI STATIONERY: LETTERINK @LETTERINK CALLIGRAPHERS: YVAT&KLERB @YVATANDKLERB CATERING: SORRENTO WEDDING CATERING @ SORRENTOWEDDINGCATERING FURNITURE & TABLEWARE RENTALS: GEG PARTY SERVICES @GEG_PARTY_ SERVICE BRIDAL ACCESSORIES: BOTIAS ACCESSORIES @BOTIASACCESSORIES JEWELLERY: CHRISTIAN ZANE JEWELRY @CHRISTIANZANEJEWELRY PERFUMES: PROFUMERIA CHARME @PROFUMERIA_ CHARME TEXTILES: ALLEGORIA TEXTILES @ALLEGORIA_TEXTILE_DELIGHTS BOAT RENTAL: SORRENTO TOURIST OFFICE @ SORRENTOTOURISTOFFICE

Real Weddiing “Walking down the aisle at the arches of VILLA ASTOR’S terrace, having all the Amalfi Coast at my feet and seeing Michael waiting for me along with our closest friends and family, WAS A FEELING OF UTTER BLISS”

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Valentina & Michael said “I do” on the mesmerising Amalfi Coast... Michael and I first met and fell in love in June 2015, while vacationing in Amalfi with separate groups of friends. Four years later, Michael popped the question at the same restaurant where we first met. The date of our wedding was the 26th of June 2021, exactly one year from Michael’s proposal and also the anniversary of our first encounter. I’ve always wanted to marry in Amalfi. It was important to honour the culture and tradition of Italy as part of my identity. Michael has also come to adore Italy, so when our wedding planner Mitheo Events introduced us to Villa Astor as the ultimate wedding destination, everything fell right into place! Villa Astor is a breathtaking villa among manicured gardens, packed with treasures from the Neoclassical era, and we immediately thought it would be perfect for the elegant and romantic celebration we had in mind. Even when our guest count went down to 12 from 120 due to Covid, we were still fixed on this wedding venue, which became our Italian piece of paradise. For our theme, we wanted timeless elegance with Italian flair. We hoped to include our favourite palette of white, soft grey, ivory and gold. Our wedding designers Mitheo Events created for us delicate organic arrangements of roses and peonies, lots of candles, intriguing gold details along with classy Grecian and Roman elements to reflect the venue’s identity. Our love for Italy and its culture was also reflected in our first dance song choice, we picked “Volare”, though we chose the slower version by Andrea Bocelli.

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It was a special experience putting on my wedding dress inside the decadent, boudoir style room of such a historic Italian villa, that tied me to my roots. I instantly fell in love with my stunning Monique Lhuillier dress. It was the first bridal gown I had ever tried on. It was an elegant and minimalist mermaid design made of white silk, with drop shoulders, puffy sleeves and an open neckline. It was both romantic and fashionable, and as Monique Lhuillier is my favourite designer, when I put it on, it felt like it had been designed just for me. Walking down the aisle at the arches of Villa Astor’s terrace, having all the Amalfi Coast at my feet and seeing Michael waiting for me along with our closest friends and family, was a feeling of utter bliss. We chose to recite our own vows, just us two, with no celebrant present, so our ceremony was in reality just a heart-to-heart confession of love. And, we loved our private photography session with Bottega 53.

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ith so many weddings over the last year and a half being cancelled or postponed, things are finally starting to take a positive turn. Flowers have long been symbols and expressions of emotion, so when you are walking down the aisle, your flowers will speak a thousand words with their presence, colour and scent. The flowers you ultimately choose for your wedding are always going to boil down to personal choice. But, looking at trends can help you get inspired and present new or classic perspectives to help with what can be an overwhelming task. We will be taking a look at three top trends you should consider for your upcoming nuptials.

FLOWERS HAVE LONG BEEN SYMBOLS AND EXPRESSIONS OF EMOTION, SO WHEN YOU ARE WALKING DOWN THE AISLE, YOUR FLOWERS WILL SPEAK A THOUSAND WORDS WITH THEIR PRESENCE, COLOUR AND SCENT.

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NON-TRADITIONAL Non-traditional flowers are in for the upcoming year. Using dried elements such as pampas along with fresh florals adds balance along with texture. There also seems to be popularity with a fusion of minimalist designs and rustic tones. The terracotta of dahlias or honey palates with saffron hydrangeas are being seen more and more. These rustic, whimsical elements add depth and fullness whilst still being clean and fresh. NATURAL CLASSIC You can never go wrong with a classic theme. Using pieces such as spray roses, white or lighter natural tones will make a statement at your wedding while evoking an ambience of purity and light. The lacing and draping of entrances, alters and tables with delicate white florals is always a special sight. Along with white roses, you could incorporate baby’s breath, great at acting as a filler while signifying festivity. If you love the natural classic theme but want to add some colour, amaryllis is a great option with captivating coral hues. FUN COLOUR FUSION With the wedding industry opening up again and cancellations or postponements in the rear-view mirror, wedding planning has become increasingly intentional. So many aspects of a wedding are being reworked and reimagined, which leads to the fun colourful trend for florals. This most likely comes from most of us being ready to let our hair down and have more fun, the colour palates represent an explosion of joy and freedom. Bold colours such as blues, reds, oranges, pinks and purples that are mood-boosting and inspire joy are gaining more attention.


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At a wedding, the couple's message, personalities and their love has to shine through my floral installation. Tomas De Bruyne

THE STORY BEHIND THE EVENT A BEAUTIFUL CASTLE IN THE LOIRE VALLEY IN FRANCE WAS THE SELECTED LOCATION FOR THIS WEDDING. THE CHALLENGE WAS TO MAKE THIS BIG AND LUSH SETTING APPEAR INTIMATE AND COSY FOR A YOUNG COUPLE AND THEIR CLOSE FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THE PHOTOSHOOT WAS BASED IN THE CASTLE’S DINING ROOM AND THIS SPACE IS WHERE MOST OF THE MAGIC HAPPENED.

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TOMAS DE BRUYNE CREATED A WARM ENVIRONMENT FOR THE COUPLE’S DINNER PARTY WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE GRANDEUR OF THE SETTING ITSELF. HE FOCUSED ON THE DESIGN OF A BESPOKE FLORAL INSTALLATION TO COMPLETE THE TABLESCAPE. CANDLES AND GOLD MOTIFS WERE CAREFULLY PLACED ALONG THE TABLE TO CREATE AN INTIMATE FEEL, AND WHEN EVERYTHING LIT UP, INCLUDING THE FIREPLACE, IT CREATED A MAGICAL AND ROMANTIC AMBIENCE.

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THE LOCATION A beautiful castle in the Loire Valley in France was the selected location for this wedding.


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DINING ROOM DECOR Tomas De Bruyne used the unique Alexandra Farms garden roses for the decor to add a WOW factor.

ABOUT TOMAS DE BRUYNE:

ADORNED WITH PERIOD PIECES AND EXQUISITE TAPESTRIES, IT CREATES A TIMELESS ATMOSPHERE, IDEAL FOR A ROMANTIC WEDDING VENUE.

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ABOUT THE CASTLE

For me, weddings are all about creating a unique experience through bespoke floral architectural installations. And, by working worldwide, I have learned that the secret is to balance my style with the story my clients want to share. From royal, big Indian weddings, to grand public and corporate events, every celebration sparks my creativity and craftsmanship. I take pride in creating unique floral art that leaves a strong imprint in your mind and takes your celebration to the next level. tomasdebruyne.com

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wedding or event is a new chance to create magic with flowers. My goal is to use my art to give nature a voice...

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" ABOUT THE CASTLE Inspired by the beautifully manicured gardens surrounding the castle, Tomas De Bruyne did his best to incorporate as many natural elements as he could. The castle is nestled in acres of woodland, just like you would see in fairytales, and this location, with its majestic features, was the perfect setting to accommodate a small wedding fused with grand and lush details, as the floral decorations. The garden roses came from the renowned Alexandra Farms, whilst the greenery was cut directly from the garden. The indoor space was transformed into an intimate, garden-inspired backdrop for the couple to celebrate with those closest to them.

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THE FLORAL COMPOSITIONS REFLECT HARMONIOUSLY THE ALLURE OF THE CASTLE. THE IDEA WAS TO HOUSE AN INTIMATE WEDDING FOR A YOUNG COUPLE IN A GRAND SETTING. THE SET-UP WAS EXECUTED PERFECTLY WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE STATELY PRESENCE OF THE CASTLE.

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We create conceptual floral experiences for large scale events. We build extraordinary and unique architectural floral decors placing you on centre-stage. We offer prestigious worldwide services through contacts with the finest vendors of the global event industriy.

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HUIZE FRANKENDAEL IS THE ONLY COUNTRY HOUSE LEFT IN AMSTERDAM. WHEN I FIRST SAW THIS LOCATION - THOSE BEAUTIFUL WALLS DRAPED IN FINE GOLDEN TEXTILES FROM THE MID-17TH CENTURY, SO RICH IN COLOURS, THOSE CHARMING FIREPLACES, HUGE WINDOWS OVERLOOKING A BEAUTIFULLY MANICURED FRENCH GARDEN I WAS BLOWN AWAY. Katya

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MY INSPIRATION FOR THE TABLESCAPE CAME FROM ALL THE FOND MEMORIES I HAVE FROM SPENDING QUALITY TIME WITH MY FAMILY AT MY AUNT’S HOUSE. I ALWAYS THOUGHT SHE HAD EXQUISITE TASTE, FROM HER HOME DECOR TO PERSONAL STYLE...

Just like my aunt's lavish dinners, I wanted to go back to a classic, nostalgic style, using luxury fabrics whilst keeping it elegant and refined. Here, I have shown a piece of myself by carefully incorporating antique props. I love to think that I inherited her appreciationfor antiques. Emilva


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For this romantic styled shoot, I wanted floral arrangements to look dramatic, classy and rich, alluding to the heritage of the house. I used striking contrasting colours - red and white with a few black accents. I opted for a garden-inspired theme, which I thought was the most suitable option for this occasion, although I made a more modern and glamorous version of it. Katya

ABOUT KATYA from KATYA HUTTER FLORAL DESIGN Katya Hutter is a floral designer based in Amsterdam specialising in creating luxury and artistic floral decors for private clients, weddings, events and the fashion industry. Her style is lush, abundant and surprising. Her flower arrangements are seasonal and natureinspired, with an artistic flair.

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DREAM TEAM PHOTOGRAPHY: Erdinc Catras, Olive Wedding, @olive.wedding, olivewedding.de IDEA, PRODUCTION & FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS: Katya Hutter, @katyahutterfloraldesign, katyahutterfloraldesign. com PLANNING & STYLING: Emilva Tervoort, Santé Weddings, @sante_weddings, santeweddings. com LOCATION: Huize Frankendael Amsterdam, @huize_frankendael, huizefrankendael.nl MODELS: Sanne & Lucas, @sanne.georgette, @lucascelant VIDEOGRAPHER: Eori Wakakuwa, @eoriwakakuwa, image-plant.com MAKE-UP AND HAIR: Elen Cherednikova,@olenatvorcha, Uliana Matkovska, @makeup_ulianamatkovska DRESSES: Atelier Edwin Oudshoorn Bridal, @atelieredwinoudshoornbridal, atelieredwinoudshoorn.com SUIT: New Tailor Amsterdam, @newtailor, newtailor.nl FLOWERS: Monarch Flowers, @monarchflowers, monarchflowers.nl, Green Works, @ green_works_international, green-works.nl STATIONERY & SILK RIBBONS: Pen to Paper, @pantopaper.nl, pentopaper.nl CAKE: Florentine Cakes, @florentinecakes PHOTOGRAPHER ASSISTANT: Feyza Nur Korkmaz FLORAL DESIGNER ASSISTANT: Celi Carreras, Nata Bisschop, Katrin Sircu WEDDING PLANNER ASSISTANT: Quynh Phamam

Through her dedication and devotion to her craft, she can successfully ensure that all clients get the best possible quality and impeccable service. Whether you’re after a grand lavish ceremony or a romantic intimate affair, you can trust that Katya and her brilliant team will exceed your expectations. katyahutterfloraldesign.com @katyahutterfloraldesign

ABOUT EMILVA from SANTÉ WEDDINGS & EVENTS Since 2015, Emilva Tervoort has been creating unique boutique experiences for couples marrying in the Netherlands and beyond. In constant exploration of what is new, interesting and applicable, she curates celebrations that are fun, stylish, timeless and elegant. Emilva and her team love to create weddings that suit their client’s unique style preferences. They look at the location, the environment, the people, and your story. They believe that simplicity is the keynote of true elegance – their focus is always on quality and experience. Emilva strongly believes that her clients should remain in complete control throughout the process, whilst she continues to offer full support and guidance at each stage. santeweddings.com @sante_weddings WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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Lights, Camera, Action

Why You Should Book A Professional Wedding Photographer

The benefits of hiring a professional wedding photographer are often underestimated. They’ll capture the thoughtful details, heartfelt emotions and candid fleeting moments to help you relive it all over again.

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venue begins to clear and your guests say their last farewells, all that remains of your wedding day is the poignant memories shared between the people who celebrated with you. Then as time marches on and married life unfolds, it’s always special to reflect on the day that you put your heart into planning. As much as conversations can bring your wedding back to life, nothing preserves the occasion more than capturing it through the lens of a professional camera. Photographs crystalise memories for you and your loved ones to admire over generations.

If you’d consider yourself camera-shy, a talented wedding photographer will have a friendly personality that will make you forget that the lens

Experienced photographers have the expertise and technical

is even there. They’ll guide you in the couple shots and blend into the

know-how to deliver a high-quality collection of photographs

background whilst you’re immersed in the atmosphere of the event. A

that you’ll be proud of. Not only will they make you feel at ease

true professional will make the experience fun and leave you with images

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to capture each moment at its best. A great photographer will invest in state-of-the-art technology, meaning that if the

Years of industry knowledge and event bookings equips a photographer

weather lets you down, your wedding photos won’t be affected

with the insight to be in the right place at the right time. They’ll understand

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the format of your wedding day, the flow of the event and where the best angles are to shoot. They are aware that there is no dress rehearsal and they need to focus on capturing all the important moments in real-time. Hiring a professional photographer will give you the confidence that every detail of the day is captured consistently in the style you hoped for. Whether you’d like documentary-style photographs, family portraits or romantic couple images, a skilled wedding photographer will be able to translate your vision into their work. They’ll adapt to your requirements and switch between traditional and candid shots as you please. Using the latest cameras, flashguns, tripods and editing software, they’ll deliver a timeless set of frame-worthy photographs that will spark those feelings of newlywed bliss over and over again.

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Maxeen Kim Photography If you want to look back on your wedding day with a smile then you are in safe hands with Maxeen Kim Photography. Working across Greece and the UK, you can rely on her creative mind and expert eye to deliver a relaxed yet sophisticated wedding album. For an elopement wedding or a more elaborate event in Greece, you’ll have plenty of photos to remember it by.

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White Feather Filmmaker Set amidst the majestic Highlands, White Feather Filmmaker is a brand new wedding film company, eager to help couples make the most of their big day. The founder Tom Alner, who has years of experience in the filmmaking business, has decided to dedicate his time and talent to the world of weddings. His naturalistic, cinematic style sets him apart from the competition and

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Meet some of our Top Destination Wedding Photo & Film Experts Tom Halliday Photography

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 the heart of Essex, Tom Halliday and his amazing photography skills are the best choice for your wedding.

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Mickael Tannus Photography If you dream to get married surrounded by nature, you need to make sure you have a talented photographer to catch it all on camera. Mickael Tannus Photography is your go-to photography specialist in Sweden. He places a strong emphasis on the importance of authenticity and emotion when he works on a wedding shoot. His storytelling skills capture the true essence of your wedding and of the setting, whilst making sure he blends in with the crowd so your day proceeds undisturbed.

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Wedding Planners Needed!

Nehar, founder of Spot on Event, explains the importance of hiring a destination wedding planner They’ll share their ‘Little Black Book’ of wedding contacts

Getting started with your wedding plans can often feel like entering a complex maze, especially when there’s a neverending list of ceremony settings and suppliers to sift through. That’s where the knowledge and experience of a local wedding planner can prove useful, as you’ll be able to hone in on tried and tested vendors immediately who guarantee a high standard of service. Essentially, you can cut out the guesswork and find the best contacts with the help of a planner.

There’ll be no more language barriers When it comes to liaising with the various vendors you’ve booked, being unable to speak the local language adds another layer of difficulty. Instead, if you hire a destination wedding planner who can speak the native language, they’ll be able to contact, book and arrange all the logistics with ease. Even better, if they are local to the area, they’ll also know the most idyllic photo locations, popular nearby activities as well as authentic restaurants and desirable hotels.

They’ll take the pressure off so that you can enjoy your engagement With a Destination Wedding Planner, you can say goodbye to long days searching for suppliers and late nights scrolling through websites. Instead, you can spend more time cherishing your engagement. In your regular consultations, the planner will get to know you both on a personal level to create an event that reflects your personality and unique style. It’s often the little details that count and they will do all they can to make your day just how you envisioned. Then on the day itself, they’ll oversee the logistics while you soak up and enjoy every moment.

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Congratulations on your engagement! It’s now time to organise a once in a lifetime celebration. In general, planning a destination wedding takes a significantly longer period to design and style but with the support of an expert, it can make all of the difference. Here are the top reasons to hire a Destination Wedding Planner... Their professional advice can offer a fresh perspective With a large group of family and friends coming together for your big day, emotions can be high in the run-up to the wedding. It gives all the more reason to have a supportive wedding planner by your side, who can give unbiased professional advice and help you solve any problems along the way. Whether you’d like partial planning services or full-time assistance, they are prepared to put their time into making the journey as seamless and fun as possible. They’ll often diffuse any emotional strain and keep up the planning momentum.

They can save you time and costly mistakes In the early stages of planning, hunting for venues, caterers and photographers is a daunting process for many. Some couples feel pressurised to book quickly and pay a deposit to avoid missing out on the date they were hoping for. But this can ultimately end up as an expensive mistake if you want to change your mind later. Thankfully, Destination Wedding Planners help you to feel more confident in your choices and prevent you from making any panic decisions. In addition, their experience with local suppliers will put them in the best position to negotiate deals and save you from the higher rates charged to clients out of town.

They’ll bring new ideas to the table With plenty of events under their belts, Destination Wedding Planners have hands-on experience of what works and doesn’t work at your venue of choice. Whilst the day will incorporate all of the elements that are special to you, they’ll suggest additional details you might not have thought of. They will provide inspiration, encouragement and the creative eye to bring all of the details together in harmony. By the time the wedding day comes, you’ll realise how much value a wedding planner brings on the journey to create the best day of your life.

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The most important things you need 1

When planning a destination wedding

Determine your budget.

Setting your sights too high could lead to disappointment so it’s important to keep realistic goals. Bear your budget in mind at every stage of the process.

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Draft a guest list.

Make a list of all your nearest and dearest that you couldn’t imagine tying the knot without. The size of this group will help gauge the type of venue you need.

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Pick your destination.

An exotic elopement in the Caribbean? A romantic European city? Whatever takes your fancy, narrow your search to a particular country or region.

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Hire a Destination Wedding Planner.

A Wedding Planner can make the world of difference. They’ll advise on the legal requirements for marriage in your chosen country.

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Find your dream venue.

Whether you’d prefer a grand chateau, a luxury beachfront hotel, or anything in between, finding your venue is an essential planning milestone.

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Choose your wedding party.

Bridesmaids and groomsmen add to the magic of the day. Your chosen family members or close friends will be thrilled to support you.

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Send the save the dates.

Destination weddings require a lot of planning for your guests too, such as travel, hotel bookings and childcare, so let them know as soon as possible.

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Scout out your suppliers.

To secure the best flight price, it’s better to book in advance. Find a flight time that’s convenient and gets you there with plenty of time to spare.

Sourcing suppliers will take up a large chunk of planning time. From cakes to musicians, they set the atmosphere and make it memorable.

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From the initial conversations to the last minute confirmations, here are twenty important tasks to help you along the way... Planning a successful destination wedding is an impressive feat that wouldn’t be possible without an organised checklist to tick off as you go. Select your honeymoon suite.

You might want to treat yourselves to a beautiful hotel room to wake up to on your first day of marriage. It makes a special start to married life.

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Arrange any wedding-related events.

Would you like a rehearsal dinner or a post-wedding brunch the day after? They make memorable additions to the itinerary.

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Send your wedding invites.

Now that the event details are set out, you can send your official invites. You could even include a link to a bespoke wedding website.

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Block-book hotel rooms.

Now that the RSVPs are rolling in and your guests need to sort accommodation, some hotels offer lower rates if the rooms are booked in blocks.

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Prepare your honeymoon plans.

Where will you jet off to after the wedding day comes to an end? It’s time to fuel your wanderlust and book a honeymoon trip to remember.

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Finalise the menus, table plans and schedule.

As the wedding draws nearer, it’s time to submit any dietary requirements, tweak any table plans and confirm the event timings.

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Enjoy your hen and stag weekends.

Whilst wedding planning has been your priority, your bridal party will have arranged a party to celebrate your transition to married life!

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Pack your suitcase.

It’s finally time to pack your bags for the moment you’ve been waiting for. Double-check you’ve got everything you need for the wedding and beyond.

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Fly out early for rehearsals.

Arrive early to settle in and meet with any key suppliers before the wedding day. Make sure you’re well-rested before the wedding morning!

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The wedding day has arrived.

At last, the day is here! With all of your hard work and preparation, you deserve to have an unforgettable day with all of your family and friends.


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Getting Married in the

United Kingdom

The location of a wedding is essential in setting a blissful tone for newlyweds. The adventure of a destination wedding allows the couple to experience mesmerising sceneries and monumental moments with their guests in an unforgettable way. The UK is a wedding destination that will undoubtedly provide opulence in abundance with its rich history and traditions. Whether you opt for the scenic countryside, grandiose castles for a regal affair or some of the world’s best sights in the capital, we’ve carefully curated the best in the business when it comes to wedding planning.

Spot on Event—Buckinghamshire

With a passion for creating unique celebrations, Spot on Event’s Nehar promises to be with you every step of the way, “taking the hitch out of getting hitched”. With an extensive network of prestigious wedding suppliers, your ideas will be brought to life and transformed into a breathtaking, romantic and treasured day. With South Asian and Italian heritage, Nehar has extensive experience with multicultural events, embracing couples’ cultures to deliver a tailored experience. spotonevent.co.uk

Tracy Lavin Events—Manchester

For eighteen years Tracy Lavin has been living, sleeping and breathing wedding planning. With the help of her skilled team and years of experience, Tracy has brought visions to life at venues such as Kensington Palace, Soho Farmhouse and The Albert Hall in Manchester. The Tracy Lavin Events team pride themselves on unique designs and Michelin star service without breaking the bank. tracylavinevents.co.uk

Weddings by Annabel—Cumbria

Honest. Creative. Calm. These are the words at the core of Annabel’s service when planning and coordinating your bespoke event. Specializing in eco-friendly, DIY and outdoor celebrations in the exquisite landscapes of the Lake District and Cumbria, Weddings by Annabel’s organized creativity is sure to provide seamless, memorable and extraordinary events. www.weddingsbyannabel.co.uk

Abigail Lucy Luxury Weddings and Events–Cheshire

Combining luxury and classical elements, Abigail Lucy creates a timeless masterpiece in every celebration that is still unique to you and your partner. The team promise a stress-free and enjoyable planning service with bespoke in-house designs that are never replicated. Passion, hard work and dedication are at the forefront of achieving a flawless and unforgettable event. With offices based in Manchester and London, but also specializing in international events, Abigail and her team have your event covered. abigail-lucy.com

Amanda Wedding & Events Planning— Northamptonshire

Amanda’s passion for weddings is driven by the magic of love and romance. This passion is what leads to making your wedding dreams a reality. Amanda Bradford understands what can be the

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daunting task of planning a wedding, and so prioritizes a stressfree service allowing you to treasure every moment. The result is a memorable and elegant event that will bring you joy long after it is over. amandaweddingandeventsplanning.com

Eden Weddings and Events—Lancashire

Dreaming of a whimsical outdoor wedding? Eden Weddings and Events are ready to make that fairytale a reality with an unmatched tailored service across the North West. The dynamic duo, Donna Brown and John Siddeley, with over 25 years of experience and awards between them, are devoted to your vision. They specialize in delivering mesmerizing outdoor weddings, without compromising on indoor features. edenweddingsandevents.co.uk

The Stars Inside—UK

For an intentionally intimate and deeply meaningful event, The Stars Inside are here to focus on every intricate detail. Creating an event that is magical but feels like home, is owner Valentina’s specialty. The team is skilled in curating the best vendors for a wedding that is unique to you, with deep emotion, charm and elegance. Celebrating togetherness with mindfulness, The Stars Inside are committed to the art of intimacy. thestarsinside.com

Events on Wheels –UK

The team at Events on Wheels pride themselves on providing a detail orientated service to bring all your unique ideas to fruition. They take the wheel while you sit back, relax, and basque in the moments that count. Described by some previous clients as a “comfort blanket”, Events on Wheels focus on being available every step of the way. eventsonwheels.net

My Amazing Events—Berkshire

For extravagance and grandeur, look no further than My Amazing Events. Through their bespoke luxury service, creating memorable and amazing experiences is the goal. Devoted exclusively to luxury, from their London office, the team offer destination weddings in the UK and globally. As a prestigious company, having planned events for the royal family, your wedding with My Amazing Events is sure to be spectacular. myamazingevents.co.uk

The Wedding Guru Oskar—Scotland

Dreaming of tying the knot with the backdrop of remarkable Scottish landscapes? With over a decade of five-star wedding planning throughout Scotland, The Wedding Guru Oskar can deliver with ease. As a winner of various awards for excellence in the wedding industry, Oskar is devoted to creating a treasured event for you and your loved ones. theweddingguruoskar.co.uk

English Channel Bonboniera—Guernsey Serving the island of Guernsey for almost forty years, Bonboniera are highly established and skilled in the art of wedding design. With a specialty in decor, the team promise to deliver an event that will wow you and your guests. The team boast that they are ‘small info to care, large enough to cope’, tailoring your event to your specific designs. bonboniera.com

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Abigail Lucy are Luxury UK Wedding Planners and Designers based in Cheshire, working throughout the UK, and around the world. They specialise in creating elegant, classically timeless designs and have gained an outstanding reputation within the industry for designing the most exquisite weddings and events. They are highly recommended by their clients and suppliers for their professionalism and passion. The planning process with Abigail Lucy is super fun and stress-free. All designs are created in-house on a bespoke basis to truly reflect your personalities and individual styles.

Abigail Lucy have a decade of industry experience, giving them the in-depth knowledge and dedication required to execute the most wonderful day with your best interests at heart. Abigail Lucy have worked with many high-net-worth and high-profile clients, so they understand the value and importance of providing a discreet and confidential service. Hiring Abigail Lucy will be one of the best investments that you will make. From start to finish, Abigail Lucy and her team will go above and beyond to make your wedding - flawless and unforgettable.

If you are looking for an experienced planner and designer for your special occasion, email or call Abigail Lucy to arrange a consultation today! +44 7495062553 events@abigail-lucy.com www.abigail-lucy.com


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s a place that made its mark for international couples wanting to tie the knot with comfort and ease, Gibraltar has been a rising star for destination weddings. Located off Spain’s southern Mediterranean coast, with remarkable natural landmarks, Gibraltar’s beauty speaks for itself. Bursting with history and cultural diversity, making for a wedding destination with depth and soul. Whether you want to follow in John Lennon’s footsteps with a ceremony on the famous Rock of Gibraltar, or intimate hotels perched on the water below it, there is something truly serene and awe-inducing about this destination.

Hour Weddings—Gibraltar

Specializing in beautiful weddings in Gibraltar, Hour Weddings deliver spectacular events with passion, professionalism and creativity. With individuality and quality at the center of the company, Hour Weddings have been dedicated to the art of weddings for fourteen years and counting. No matter the scale of your event, the team works tirelessly to achieve your vision. hourweddings.com

Med Weddings—Gibraltar

Med Weddings understand that each love story is different and that each wedding should be unique. Therefore, the team focus on personalization and bespoke services to ensure no two events are the same. Jeanette and her team understand the responsibility of planning a wedding that is special and meaningful and, live up to the challenge! medweddings.com

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urope provides so many beautiful wedding venues just hours away from the UK, with so many options at your doorstep, it's no wonder so many couples are deciding on a European affair. With such vibrant culture and history perched on some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, it's hard not to get married in Europe! From getting married in the city of love, Paris, the northern lights in Finland, overlooking the Caldera in mesmerising Santorini, fairytale castles and medieval structures in Germany, world-class cuisine and breathtaking landscapes in Italy, and so many other European destinations, there is so much to discover. Here are our top planners to help you on your journey.

France Lucy Till Weddings—South France

With over 150 events planned in twelve years, Lucy Till French Weddings knows a thing or two about planning and execution. The luxury wedding planning and design specialists are led by Rhiann Janak, an expert on destination weddings in the south of France. The team is hands-on with clients to ensure you have the dream wedding experience. lucytillfrenchweddings.com

Ceremonize—Paris, France

Want to get married in the city of love? Are you getting stressed thinking about how to make it happen? Look no further than Ceremonize, an eco-friendly wedding consultancy agency in Paris. The team are dedicated to helping a wide variety of international clients plan their dream wedding or elopement in Paris. ceremonize.fr/en

Camille de Luca— France

With quality at the heart of the company, Camille de Luca is one of the few companies that choose to focus on a small number of weddings per year, delivering the very best quality to their exclusive clientele. The team endeavours to design an elegant and timeless wedding that creates memories for a lifetime and exceeds your expectations. camilledeluca.com

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Promessi Weddings And Events—Croatia

For a magical Mediterranean fairytale, Promessi Weddings and Events offer a wide range of services to cater to your specific needs. Wedding coordination, extra events and elopements are some of what they have to offer. The team understands the sacred moments that make up your wedding and promise to create moments to treasure forever. promessi.com.hr

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Greece & Cyprus Jasmine + Mint Boutique Events— Santorini

Destination wedding planning corporation, Jasmine + Mint Boutique Events create events that last a day but memories that you will cherish forever. Taking on a few weddings per year means the team are with you every step of the way, intentional and fully engaged in providing a tailored service that oozes perfection. jasmineandmint.com

Mitheo Events— Greece & Italy

For those looking to wed in the romantic settings of Greece and Italy, Mitheo Events orchestrate luxury weddings that are sophisticated, romantic and unique. The team at Mitheo Events value the unique and extraordinary, so you can rest assured that your special day will be a true reflection of you and your partner as you begin your new life together. mitheoevents.com

Prestige Events—Greece

Prestige Events, based in Greece, is an event-organising company founded by a team of event managers. With a vast amount of experience and expertise, the team offers a wide variety of services to make your day extra special. Their services range from initial planning, floral decor, lights, DJs, orchestras and everything in between. prestigeevents.gr

Unforgettable Greek Weddings—Rhodes

For a mesmerising wedding in Rhodes, Unforgettable Greek Weddings are ready to be of service. Being one of the first wedding planning companies in Rhodes, the team most certainly have a lot to offer with their vast experience. Justine and her team offer UK meetings in all of their Rhodes packages ensuring that they are with every step of the way, to make your day truly unforgettable. unforgettablerhodesweddings.com

Kefalonia Weddings & Special Events— Kefalonia

Catering to international as well as Greek couples, Kefalonia Weddings and Special Events have been creating beautiful weddings since 2005. The award winning team, through their exceptional knowledge of the local areas, create outstanding island weddings that are bespoke and magical. Founder Donna strives to have all her clients feel confident and relaxed knowing that the team leads with creativity and integrity. kefalonia-weddings.co.uk

ADG Exclusive Yacht Weddings LTD— Cyprus

For an absolutely unique and memorable wedding, Exclusive Yacht Weddings deliver outstanding yacht weddings in the enchanting location of Cyprus. Celebrating your nuptials on a luxury vessel with clear blue waters as your backdrop is a dream for many couples, a dream Exclusive Yacht Weddings bring to life. With a fleet of eight wedding yachts across the island, there are so many options to choose from. exclusiveyachtweddings.com

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Debora Cavalieri Events—Cinisello Balsamo

Whether you require full or partial wedding planning services, Debora Cavalieri and her highly skilled team provide hands-on planning services that deliver outstanding results. For four years, Debora has been helping couples who turn to her for a unique day, helping them realise their dream wedding. deboracavalierievents.com

Fiorella Wedding—Tuscany and Umbria

With many wedding planning options to choose from, Fiorella Wedding makes your Tuscany and Umbria dreams come true. These locations are filled with tranquil and breathtaking landscapes, getting married in some of the most romantic settings in the world has never been easier. Fiorella Ciaffarafa and her team make it their mission to create magic for you and your partner. fiorellawedding.it/en

Martina Events and Weddings—Lake Maggiore and South Sardinia

For those of you wanting something a little different, Martina and her team are on a mission to create beautifully intimate weddings and unique elopements. The company’s focus on intimate events means a lot more focus on small but defining touches and making the occasion an authentic reflection of you as a couple. martinaeventswedding.com

Leo Amado—Puglia

Based out of Alberobello, Leonardo Amado from Sitaly Tours boasts ten years in the tourism sector and hopes to share the beauty of the Puglia and Basilicata regions with all. With a passion for these regions and a creative background in the wedding and tourism industry, Leonardo assures that he will make the impossible possible for a wedding of a lifetime. leonardoamado.it

II Bosco Degli Eventi—Como

Founders of II Bosco Degli Eventi, Omar and Danila offer the perfect balance of creativity and organisational skills. The different backgrounds mean the power duo can merge and create outstanding events that are spectacular. Rather than labelling themselves wedding organisers, the two feel that a better definition of who they are and what they do is, creators of experiences. ilboscodeglieventi.it

Barbara Vissani—Italy

Barbara Vissani, a wedding planner and designer, promises to take care of your special day with love, with a true passion for creating a dream wedding for you and your partner. From the wedding dress to the caterers, Barbara works to make your vision come to life through her unmatched experience, elegance and creativity. barbaravissani.it

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Claire Maggiora Events—Piedmont, Italy

Claire Maggiora has a passion for anything that creates beauty and believes that harmony that creates beauty is the key to her success in all her endeavours. Wedding planning is a process that is daunting and anxiety-inducing. Claire and her team work to relieve couples of these stresses, resulting in a flawless event of love. clairemaggioraevents.com

Roberta Torresan—Rome, Italy

Award-winning planner Roberta Torresan boasts a premium destination wedding planning service. The team cover the beautiful locations of Rome, Portofino, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Taormina and Capri for a select number of couples looking for the best of the best. Roberta caters to all demands with access to the most exclusive venues. For those looking for luxury, look no further. robertatorresan.com

Wedding in Tuscany by Primavera Viaggi— Tuscany

Part of a wholesome family business that was born thirty-five years ago, Wedding in Tuscany, led by Francesca Torrini, plan dreamy weddings in the mesmerising exclusive region of Tuscany. With unparalleled knowledge of the local area, the team are highly efficient and dedicated to creating a memorable occasion for you and your loved ones to share. wedding-in-tuscany.com

Events by Paulina Corvi—Italy

Specialising in Italian and destination weddings, Paulina leads a luxury wedding and event planning design firm, working with only the best partners in the industry. With an abundance of experience and passion, the team at Events bt Paulina produce high-end enchanting designs with seamless execution, putting the happiness of the client always first. eventsbypaulinacorvi.com

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Creative Collective—Alicante

Your wedding will be an event that you will treasure for a lifetime, so you must have confidence in those you intrust to plan it. The team at Creative Collective want you to feel at ease and confident in their unmatched expertise to make your vision a reality. creativecollectiveweddings.com

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Malta Sarah Young Events—Malta

With over one thousand meticulously crafted events under their belt, Sarah Young and her team are well equipped with the knowledge and skills it takes to plan and execute an exquisitely luxurious wedding, making sure you and your guests enjoy every minute of your bespoke wedding is a must. sarahyoungevents.com

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Portugal Wonderful Events—Algarve

The beautiful southern coastline of Portugal is a region blessed with picturesque sandy beaches and enchanting fishing towns, which is why the Algarve is a magical wedding destination. Wonderful Events are here to create the magic for you and your partner, specialising in bespoke and superior weddings. Spreading their planning magic in the Algarve, Europe and the UK, your wedding is sure to be amazing. wonderfulevents.co.uk

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Eastern Europe Fairytale Day—Bulgaria

Based in London, Fairytale Day is a charming firm providing outstanding services for those looking to wed in Bulgaria. Being based in London means an easily accessible and hassle-free planning service to make your romantic wedding a success. With years of experience creating magical memories, your fairytale awaits. prikazenden.com

Lake Bled Weddings—Slovenia

The team at Lake Bled Weddings are ready to show you all that Slovenia has to offer. Whether you desire a medieval castle on a rocky cliff, a storybook island church or a luxury hotel on the shores of the lake, founder Petra Starbek is dedicated to the success of your wedding. Petra and her team understand that your wedding is just as unique as your love, and that's why they specialise in tailor made wedding planning. Count on them to style your beautiful day based on your dreams and personality. lakebledweddings.si

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Northern Europe Sun and Snow Weddings—Lapland, Finland

Whether you are looking for a summer wedding on the Greek island of Crete or a winter wonderland wedding in Finnish Lapland, Sun and Snow Weddings have you covered for the whole year. With a one to one personal service, the team make sure that all your needs are met, and your magical moments are created perfectly. sunandsnowweddings.com

Parone Design—Finland

Parone Design, based in Finland, offer the utmost elegance with all their wedding planning services. The team have decades of experience and expertise in designing memorable events, leading with innovation and creativity to realise your destination wedding dreams. paronedesign.com

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Germany Marry by Len—Germany

For your unforgettable wedding in Berlin, Marry by Len support you and your partner every step of the way. With a deep passion for creating ‘happily ever after’ for all their unique clients, the team have developed great expertise in wedding planning. The team lead with empathy, providing support every step of the way. marrybylen.com/en

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ROBERTA TORRESAN WEDDING PLANNER & DESIGNER

"TO STAY ON TOP AFTER ALL THESE YEARS YOU NEED TO KEEP IMPROVING YOUR SERVICE, STRIKE DEALS WITH THE BEST VENUES, SELECT THE MOST PROFESSIONAL VENDORS, TRAIN ENTHUSIASTIC TALENTS WITHIN YOUR TEAM, AND MOST OF ALL, DO ALL YOU CAN TO DELIGHT YOUR CLIENTS." Roberta Torresan PHOTO CREDITS: ROBERTO MARCHIONNE, LATITUDINE 41

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oberta Torresan is one of the most sought after wedding planners in Italy. She works with the most exclusive and famous venues in Rome and across the Italian peninsula. Roberta and her skilled team of planners specialise in luxury destination weddings. With superb taste and attention to detail, you’ll be blessed to have them by your side. They provide a premium and full destination wedding planning service in the top Italian locations, for a selected number of couples who are looking for “the best of the best” in the industry. Working exclusively with a restricted number of couples helps the outcome of each wedding. Concentrating on a few projects throughout the year makes every event extraordinary and exclusive. Note that the best locations for destination weddings are extremely appealing but not for everyone. It takes great expertise and professional proficiency to organise a wedding in one of the most iconic wedding venues and resorts in Amalfi, Florence, Rome, Portofino or Sorrento. Especially, if you are expecting many guests to attend, lots of gourmet food and drinks, and if you want to offer your guests stunning views and memorable entertainment. For this reason, you need a talented and experienced planner like Roberta Torresan by your side. Her contacts, great attention to detail and leadership skills will help you plan even the most complex and intricate event, creating a jaw-dropping day or days that people will be talking about for many years to come.

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YOUR WISH IS MY COMMAND... Roberta Torresan is a dedicated and passionate planner, and her clients always come first. Everything they might hope to see on their special day is something Roberta Torresan and her team take to heart. Her clients go to her with requests over exclusive venues, top-notch caterers and high-end suppliers. And, of course, the team is very attentive to all of these requests. This is a couple’s most special day and Roberta Torresan will go above and beyond to make it an extraordinary one. Not only for the couple but also for all the guests who have travelled to see the happy couple tie the knot. Everyone deserves special treatment, and that is exactly what you will receive when planning your big celebration with Roberta Torresan and her team of experts. robertatorresan.com


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always ready to think outside the box and support originality. You’ll find her planning an exquisite wedding in untraditional places with surprising colour palettes. She will give you the freedom to get married wherever and however you want, in an adventurous or romantic way, declaring your love alone or with a few people. martinaeventswedding.com

MARTINA IS THE PERSON TO CONTACT FOR A FAMILY-ORIENTATED DESTINATION WEDDING IN SARDINIA AND ON LAKE MAGGIORE. SHE’S A WEDDING PLANNER CONSTANTLY LOOKING FOR UNIQUE EXPERIENCES...

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FOR A DAY FILLED WITH LOVE AND LAUGHTER, count on Debora Cavalieri...

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ebora Cavalieri is a wedding and event planner based in Lombardy. With 5 years of planning under her belt, she knows how stressful it can be for couples. This is why she takes on the difficult tasks and lets her clients enjoy the moment leading up to their special day. Let her professionalism lead the way, and get ready to be blown away by the outcome. A burst of colours… Debora Cavalieri has a true passion for colours and in 2022, we’ll see lots of them. Knowing how to create an elegant wedding takes practice and an eye for detail, especially if you’re using multiple elements. Debora knows plenty about the art of table decor and is an expert when it comes to floral designs. If you love pops of vibrant hues and are planning a wedding in Italy, then why not rely on Debora to use your favourite colours and create the event of your dreams. NATURE INSPIRED: Working across Lombardy, with its romantic lakes and mounts, calls for natural elements and rustic features. If you’re hoping to convey a boho vibe on your big day, Debora has a few aces up her sleeve. She knows how to incorporate nature’s beauty while still

DEBORA CAVALIERI IS A PROFESSIONAL EVENT PLANNER BASED IN LOMBARDY, ITALY. SHE'S BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY FOR THE PAST 7 YEARS. SOMETIMES IT CAN BE STRESSFUL, BUT DEBORA CAN'T IMAGINE HERSELF DOING ANYTHING ELSE. SHE HELPS HER CLIENTS TRANSFORM THEIR DREAMS INTO REALITY AND HAS SATISFIED MORE THAN 100 COUPLES WITH HER STYLE AND EXPERTISE.

maintaining a sophisticated ambience. Possibly, floral notes, rustic decor and an edible flower cake might do the trick. deboracavalierievents.com @debora.cavalieri

NATURAL ELEMENTS… DEBORA CAVALIERI FINDS INSPIRATION IN THE NATURAL WORLD, WHETHER IT BE COLOURS, TEXTURES OR SUSTAINABLE DETAILS THAT CAN HELP BRING HER VISION TO LIFE.

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ELOPEMENTS AND INTIMATE WEDDINGS... After the global pandemic, intimate and elopement weddings are trending for 2022. The weddings of next season will be intimate, with a small guest list, or, in many cases, elopements. Although the guest list is pared back, the styling will be full of creativity and fun. Couples will make the most of the place they are getting married in with their decor and decisions being based on their

guests having the best time, too. A desire for positivity and energy will be reflected in the colour palette, with pale blue, pinks, sage green and lemon yellow creating a fresh, calm and relaxed theme. Alternatively, pops of ochre, mustard, orange and yellow add warmth to the overall look.

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rganising events and weddings throughout Italy, as well as, destination weddings abroad, her work is inspired by her passions: design, creativity, a love for flowers, and a taste for refined table decor. After gaining a lot of experience working as a wedding planner both in the UK and in Europe, she felt it was the right time to use her organisational, professional and communication skills to found Fiorella Wedding. Fiorella Wedding is the result of years of experience in this sector, based in two small villages, Sarteano and Cetona, both in the province of Siena. Fiorella Wedding's approach is very personal: every wedding is a tailor-made event. The team will make sure that your ideas and dreams come to life without exceeding your budget, while always paying maximum attention to the needs of the couple, whether they are economic or simply stylistic.

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SUSTAINABLE WEDDINGS... We are living in the decade of 'green weddings', with couples seeking sustainable ways to organise their day without sacrificing the details. 2022 will feature retro and recycled elements and sustainable styling, such as potted plants instead of cut flowers. The wedding menu will boast local and organic offerings with minimum wastage. Ceremonies will be celebrated mainly between the afternoon and the evening, with atmospheric candles and lighting designs creating a fairytale feel – even better if the setup is in a venue surrounded by nature with waterfalls and ponds. WILDFLOWERS Floral decorations, including bouquets and table arrangements, will have a light and informal look to them. Behind a seemingly wild appearance, however, there is attention to detail, from the choice of blooms to the installation. Among the most requested elements; hanging floral arrangements. Above the table and in feature corners, these natural compositions will make everything more magical. Florals even feature in the presentation of the food, with the edible variety taking centrestage on plates. The 2022 wedding stationery trend will be a focus on floral motifs designed on textured paper, parchment or transparent materials. Not forgetting personalised wax seals that customises each invitation or even used as part of the design on the table placeholder. Get in touch: fiorellawedding.it | @fiorellawedding


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A ROMANTIC WEDDING BY THE SEA... For a perfect Greek wedding overlooking the sea, Jasmine + Mint Boutique Events is the wedding

planning company on the radar. Maria, the company owner, is very passionate about her work and with her exquisite taste, crafts unforgettable weddings in the most spectacular Greek destinations: Santorini, Rhodes and Crete. Santorini has some of the most magical views across the sea and it’s a picture-perfect backdrop for weddings with its white-washed towns. Nonetheless, many other islands and areas in Greece exude expectations. With a plethora of romantic spots to choose from and a highly regarded wedding planner like Maria by your side, you’ll have the destination wedding of your dreams.

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even if a slight problem arises, it would instantly be taken care of. Uncover the Apulian region… Together with planning your awe-inspiring wedding, Leonardo Amado can arrange a wonderful experience for you and your guests in Apulia. Plan a weekend of celebrations, as well as, tours of the region. Not only can Sitaly Tours plan daily excursions for your family and friends, but if you’d like to uncover the beauty of Alberobello, spend time by the sea and delight in the Apulian culinary scene, you can plan a honeymoon itinerary directly with Sitaly Tours. leonardoamado.it

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Il Bosco degli Eventi A PERSONALISED EVENT IN THE HEART OF LOMBARDY, ITALY...

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ABOUT l Bosco degli Eventi is an event agency based in Brianza, in Lombardy. Led by Danila and Omar, the planning business has grown from strength to strength, and is now a top event agency in the region, providing their services from the metropolitan city of Milan to the romantic shores of Como. Omar takes care of the commercial and organisational side of the business, while Danila uses her creative skills to deliver customised staging for clients. The two team members complement each other and their skill sets together, deliver wowworthy parties and events across Lombardy. ORIGINALITY AND THE QUEST FOR NEW IDEAS… It’s not only about finding the best locations and the most exclusive wedding suppliers, but you also have to bring something new to the table with every event. Each wedding planned by Il Bosco degli Eventi is one-of-a-kind and tailored to the couple’s requests. Anything that they dream of can become a reality. Working with their client’s needs in mind, as well as their budget, they’ll go out of their way to craft a magical day. Do you want to get married on a floating platform on Lake Como or amidst a beautifully manicured garden? You can count on Il Bosco degli Eventi to make it all happen before your eyes. GLAMOROUS EVENTS BRIMMING WITH SPECTACULAR DETAILS… Working closely with Danila and Omar will be a smooth sailing experience for couples. The team of

LED BY DANILA AND OMAR, THE PLANNING BUSINESS HAS GROWN FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH, AND IS NOW A TOP EVENT AGENCY IN THE REGION, PROVIDING THEIR SERVICES FROM THE METROPOLITAN CITY OF MILAN TO THE ROMANTIC SHORES OF COMO.

experts takes on the most difficult tasks and, from start to finish, will deliver top-notch service, making sure every detail turns out perfectly. You can visit them in their idyllic showroom in Brianza and chat about your vision and dreams for your big day. And, once that’s settled, you can step back and enjoy the days leading up to your wedding. ilboscodeglieventi.it

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Barbara Vissani provides exceptional service, and she understands how important it is for every little detail to come together harmoniously to create special moments for you and your guests.

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arbara Vissani guides a team of experienced planners and designers across Italy. They work closely with couples and suppliers to create magical weddings. With a wedding in the beautiful regions of Lazio and Umbria, you can expect spellbinding locations, top services and exquisite romantic touches throughout your event. From the picturesque towns of the green Umbrian region to the most charming ancient venues of the Italian capital, you’ll have the most wonderful day surrounded by the people you love the most. You will always find Barbara working on a new project, whether it be a shoot or a wedding. She tends to deliver the best services for her clients in some of the top locations of the Italian peninsula. For every style, Barbara can create a sophisticated atmosphere that recalls your taste and dreams. And, with so much skillset by your side, you can rest assured that everything will go to plan. BESPOKE WEDDING SERVICES IN ITALY… When it comes to your wedding, there are no shortcuts. For an unforgettable day, to share with your favourite people, you have to rely on a passionate and talented wedding designer. Lucky for you, Barbara Vissani can meet you anywhere in Italy and help you craft the most magical of days. She sits with her clients to understand their vision and takes notes to make sure she doesn’t miss any important detail. Every wedding planned by Barbara is bespoke, so you can be sure your day will be just as special as the love you share. IT’S ALL IN THE LITTLE DETAILS... Barbara Vissani provides exceptional service, and she understands how important it is for every little detail to come together harmoniously to create special moments for you and your guests. When you work with incredible suppliers, like Barbara Vissani, there’s no doubt that your wedding will turn out to be a success. From the floral decor to the lighting and stationery details, everything is curated. Of course, this comes with years of working in the event industry, knowing the best wedding vendors and collaborating with the top locations that a beautiful country like Italy has to offer. barbaravissani.it @barbaravissaniofficial WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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will make them happen, creating a tailor-made experience for you and your guests always with a smile. A LAVISH WEDDING AFFAIR... With Camille de Luca Signature you can go all out on your wedding day. Choose from a myriad of regal backdrops, private villas, palaces, all the way to

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amille de Luca Signature is a company with real expertise and recognition in the French wedding industry. Camille de Luca created her first business in 2007 and since then, she’s organised more than 130 high-end weddings and accomplished various projects in the wedding industry: a book concerning wedding planning, a TV show and a training programme for future wedding and event planners. Now, this wedding and event expert takes only 3 to 4 weddings per year to give her newlyweds a luxurious experience. YOUR SIGNATURE DESTINATION WEDDING… Camille de Luca organises weddings for international and French couples wanting to marry in France. She loves to design weddings that are diverse in culture and style. CDL Signature’s goal is to offer unlimited quality service just like a private concierge. The plan is to make every couple feel at home in France and have a ball on their wedding day. Whatever your wishes, you can be sure CDL Signature 130

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enchanting gardens. Anything is possible in France. Wedding styling can truly reflect your unique character, so make sure you tell your planner exactly what you’d like to convey. Want to create a winter wonderland or simply a unique moment? Then, pick Camille de Luca who will listen and transform your dreams into fairytales and a lifetime experience. camilledeluca.com | @camilledelucasignature | camille@camilledeluca.com Photo Credits: @alex.tome


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Delivering customised weddings amongst the beautiful Piedmont region...

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laire’s agency, Claire Maggiora Events, works closely with clients to deliver personalised and flawless weddings, events and fashion shows. Claire is a meticulous planner who doesn’t leave anything to chance. Down to the smallest of details, Claire makes sure everything is executed perfectly. This attention to every aspect of the planning process makes Claire’s events one-of-a-kind and exclusive for her clients and their guests. She has years of experience and an inclination for good taste and everything beautiful - hence her motto “Beauty can save the world”. International Appeal... Claire speaks 5 languages, making it easy to communicate with her international clientele, and her familiarity with the territory and local suppliers make her a go-to expert for any wedding-related queries. Claire works throughout the Piedmont region, as well as, across the northern Italian lakes, the Ligurian Riviera, Tuscany and you can find her planning awe-inspiring destination weddings in Formentera. You can always count on her to find the top wedding vendors in the area and the most exclusive venues to work with.

A passion for all things beautiful… A wedding with Claire Maggiora Events is all about customised details, exceptional taste and high-end touches. Claire truly loves designing and coming up with new ideas to blow her clients away, especially when it comes to their most special day. Working with Claire takes away all the stress and leaves everlasting memories of a truly special wedding celebration. clairemaggioraevents.com

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THE PERFECT WEDDING DAY... rancesca is the leading wedding planner of In Italy civil ceremonies, same-sex and not, are very frequent WiT (Wedding in Tuscany): a dynamic, young, and recognized as legal weddings. And, what better place to accurate and passionate team of experts. As get married than a courtyard in an old medieval village, or an part of Primavera Viaggi, one of the leading travel old Town Hall? Wedding in Tuscany can help you celebrate agencies in Florence, WiT can organize your your civil weddings in castles, palaces, villas and gardens destination wedding from A to Z, from scattered around the Tuscan hills, in the booking of your tickets to the Chianti and the beautiful municipalities planning of your days around of Florence, Pienza, San Gimignano, Tuscany. You can rely on their wide Montepulciano, Montalcino, Certaldo, in expertise and you can be sure they museums, at the beach, in churches and will take care of everything. intimate chapels. The team will help you Francesca Torrini is 100% made in solve all legal matters and paperwork, Tuscany – just as WiT- and she is a help you find the best wedding ceremony loves her region very empathic and creative person. venue, reception location and guide you dearly and she cannot Francesca adores listening to her through any logistical challenges that couples’ stories and helping translate wait to let couples may arise. them into something unique and dive into Tuscany, unforgettable. The aspect she loves the wedding-in-tuscany.com helping them experimost about her job is meeting people @wedding_intuscany from different cultures: “Matching ence the true Italian different backgrounds with my Italian and Tuscan lifestyle. heritage is always a winning combo!”

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vents By Paulina is a high luxury wedding, event planning, and design firm. Based out of New York, the firm helps realise dream weddings, specialising in Italian and destination weddings. After planning her own four-day wedding and noticing a huge gap in client experience, Founder Paulina ditched her banking career to deliver the best destination wedding experience possible. ALL IN FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY… Events by Paulina only offers a full wedding planning and design service. This means that your wedding and events are planned intricately and intimately from start to finish. Paulina and the team have an extremely hands on approach when it comes to planning your wedding and believe that getting to know you as a couple and your vision thoroughly, is the only way to go. For this reason, the team offers high-touch planning, meaning phone calls, in person meetings, and emails are

all unlimited. With roughly 500 hours spent planning each wedding, not a single detail is overlooked. ULTIMATE DECADENCE… The Events by Paulina experience is truly opulent with each wedding carefully curated to be an unforgettable occasion, no detail is too small and quality is imperative. The team handles everything, including helping couples find the perfect destination, venue options, creating tailored mood boards, designing floral centrepieces, firework displays and so much more. With high experience, creativity and motivation, and the best vendor partners at their disposal, the team produce enchanting designs that are seamlessly executed making sure your vision comes to life in the most magical way. Get in touch: eventsbypaulinacorvi.com @eventsbypaulina

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reative Collective is a wedding planning company based in Spain. Founder and planner Amie Shilan puts her heart and soul into planning breathtaking weddings for her clients, with every detail brought to life with creativity and innovation. No matter the size of your wedding, Amie leads with authenticity and integrity, creating an atmosphere of effortless moments, timelessness and intimacy for you and your guests. A TALE OF TWO CITIES… The Creative Collective HQ is uniquely placed between Valencia and Alicante airports, giving clients optimal choices for a spectacular destination wedding. The beautiful city of Valencia is rich in history and culture, with museums, galleries and marble paved plazas. This, fused with Alicante’s beautiful turquoise seas and panoramic views of the Mediterranean, is an explosion of character and beauty that the Creative Collective work into pure magic. WITH YOU ALL THE WAY… With clients all over the world, Amie and the Creative Collective team always offer endless support via email and video meetings. From conception to completion, the team makes sure you are part of the process every step of the way. Having been in the events world for fifteen years, Amie has seen it all and knows how important a tailored service is. No two weddings are alike and Amie takes the time to get to know you, your partner and your dreams and desires, ensuring a truly bespoke service. Website: creativecollectiveweddings.com Instagram: @creativecollectiveweddings

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Creative, elegant wedding planning & design in Finland.

The wedding celebration lasts a day, memories last forever. www.paronedesign.com | Helsinki - Finland | +3584 0555 1946 | janne@paronedesign.com


PROMESSI W&E, YOUR ULTIMATE WEDDING INSIDER FOR A MEDITERRANEAN FAIRYTALE IN CROATIA

www.promessi.com.hr | +385915668171 | info@promessi.com.hr | @promessiweddingscroatia


www.kefalonia-weddings.co.uk +30 697 219 6200 Kefalonia Weddings

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Visit Chios island and say “I Do”

7, Psihari Str., Chios, GREECE | +302271082164 | chiosweddings@outlook.com www.chiosweddings.com | social: chiosweddings

WONDERFUL EVENTS

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The Dream Team

We are four wedding planners, Rhiann, Chiara, Aurelie & Elisabeth, obsessed with phenomenal experiences and exquisite designs. We deliver luxury wedding dreams in the South of France, French Alps and Lake Como, Italy.

Our Services

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elopements, vow renewals. We’ve planned over 150 events in 12 years. Fetes of all kinds, & sizes are welcome.

Our Couples

Our couples mean everything to us. They are usually international, with an even more international guest list, needing a hands-on planner based in France to ensure their wedding goes to plan.

Connect with us

Website: www.lucytillfrenchweddings.com Instagram: @lucy_till_french_weddings Photo Credits: Maya Marechal, Alyna Photographe, Audrey Paris Photo, Caught the Light, Alban Pichon, Gert Huygaerts


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WEDDINGS WITH A TOUCH OF FRENCH SAVOIR VIVRE... "WE SPECIALISE IN THE ORGANISATION OF LUXURIOUS WEDDINGS, AND WE LIKE TO OFFER AN EXCELLENT SERVICE AND UNIQUE FRENCH SAVOIR-FAIRE. THROUGH A CREATIVE AND PERSONALISED RELATIONSHIP, WE PLAN ONEOF-A-KIND AND AUTHENTIC WEDDINGS. WE PLAN WEDDINGS FOR INTERNATIONAL COUPLES THAT AIM TO ORGANIZE A UNIQUE EVENT IN FRANCE AND PARIS."

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BOUT Ceremonize are an eco-friendly wedding consultancy agency in Paris, dedicated to helping people from all over the world plan their wedding or elopement in Paris. The wedding planning company has been creating unique experiences since 2009. Founded by Virginie Mention, Ceremonize has now a team of four experts, she share: "We specialise in the organisation of luxurious weddings, and we like to offer an excellent service and unique French savoir-faire. Through a creative and personalised relationship, we plan one-of-a-kind and authentic weddings. We plan weddings for international couples that aim to organize a unique event in France and Paris."

entertainment. After saying “I do”, why not enjoy a sightseeing tour around Paris with your guests, for example. Or organise a private visit to a museum while you’re around Paris for a romantic couple shooting session. We like to help our couples handcraft a unique, authentic and magical wedding. To achieve this, we invite couples to trust us and let us take care of every step of the wedding planning." Virginie ceremonize.fr @ceremonize_wedding_planner

THE BEAUTY OF A FRENCH WEDDING What is magical in planning a destination wedding in France is that you can enjoy the French savoir-vivre, the Parisian architecture and beautiful landscapes. Imagine yourself in a splendid Parisian venue with a chimney, gilded ceilings as you enjoy a gastronomic French dinner with lavish wine? Or even aboard a luxurious yacht or in a museum! A FRENCH TOUCH… "We like to introduce the French savoir-vivre in the weddings we organise. This is our touch. What we also like is proposing incredible 146

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Yacht Weddings A romantic fairytale on the Cyprus coastline...

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xclusive Yacht Weddings are a design company based in Cyprus offering civil ceremonies, blessings, renewals and honeymoons. The agency boasts over thirty venues on land and beaches, as well as a fleet of eleven stunning yachts to choose from, catering to all styles and budgets. There are also various packages to suit different couples, from partial to fully inclusive packages; handling everything from wedding planning to transportation, Exclusive Yacht Weddings have you covered. A DESTINATION WITH DEPTH AND CHARACTER... Whether you crave the hustle and bustle of a lavish resort, the warm sands, turquoise waters, or rocky coves, Cyprus has an expansive coastline to cater to all. With one of the oldest civilisations in the Mediterranean and a geographical location that includes Asia, Europe and Africa, Cyprus is an island overflowing with rich culture and history. Immerse yourself in all the island has to offer including plenty of museums, ancient buildings and religious sites.

CREATING MAGIC WITH YOU IN MIND... The Exclusive Yacht Weddings team are passionate about tailoring all services to best reflect you and your partner, offering bespoke celebrations designed and planned to perfection by the dedicated team. This award winning company promises a five star service to all prospective couples. With offices in Paphos and Protaras, and access to video meetings, founder Sharron and her team commit to putting you first, creating celebrations that stand the test of time, and providing endless happy memories. exclusiveyachtweddings.com @yachtweddings

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Specialists in Yacht, Beach, Villa and other Weddings in Cyprus

With a Fleet of eight wedding yachts island wide ranging from traditional, under-stated elegance to the epitome of luxury. We Guarantee to provide you with the perfect setting on your wedding day. Ig: @yachtweddings | 07516 251348 | E: specialist@exclusiveyachtweddings.com | www.exclusiveyachtweddings.com


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f you are searching for a wedding destination that takes your breath away, then heading to the breathtaking continent of Africa might just be your answer. With such a unique fusion of cultures and landscapes, for both weddings and honeymoons, the options are truly endless. Africa is undoubtedly a once in a lifetime location and what better way to explore all it has to offer than the happiest time of your life. It could be a wedding on some of the best beaches in the world or a ceremony on a magical mountain top; with vineyards, safaris and regal luxury resorts, Africa is well-equipped to cater to your every wedding need and more!

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Trendy Beevents—Lagos, Nigeria

Priding themselves on outstanding and jaw-dropping moments no matter the budget, the team at Trendy Beevents are ready to make your Lagos wedding a day to remember. Working with your unique vision is of the utmost importance and the team work to execute with quality planning and services. trendybeevents.com

Wellington Events—Nigeria

Based in the city of Abuja, precision and passion is at the heart of Wellington Events. The team’s approach to planning your wedding is to do so with dedication and integrity, creating a bespoke event that will stand the test of time. Catering to intimate gatherings with close friends and family to grand and lavish events with two thousand plus guests, with Wellington Events, the sky is the limit. wellingtonevents.com.ng

Mon Amour Events—South Africa

Located in the mesmerising city of Cape Town, Jessica and her team at Mon Amour are passionate about every love story. Focusing on the small details that create big moments, Mon amour focus on a limited number of weddings throughout the year, ensuring ultimate commitment to each couple. With a modern, contemporary and romantic style, your wedding will be exquisite. mon-amour-events.com

Event House Ltd—Kenya

For a dream wedding in Kenya, look no further than Event House. Based in the beautiful capital of Nairobi, this company vows to conceptualise, create and execute memorable experiences for you and your partner. With a passion for all things unique and personalised, the team at Event House are one of Kenya’s leading luxury event planners with over fifteen years of experience. eventhousekenya.com

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elow you will find the best of the best to help you plan your dream wedding. With so many versatile cities to choose from, you really are spoiled for choice. With different regions having entirely different temperatures, foods and traditions, you could be having a winter or summer wedding at any given time. They call it the land of opportunity, which is most certainly accurate as the wedding opportunities are endless, sun, sea, snow or sand, you will not be disappointed.

Colin Cowie—USA

The events team at Colin Cowie Lifestyle have been creating magical memories on a global scale for over 30 years. With an impressive clientele of socialites, royalty and red-carpet celebrations, you can rest assured that your event is in capable hands. A wedding with Colin Cowie Lifestyle is sure to impress. colincowie.com

Pretty Posh Events—New Jersey

With a track record of producing exquisite events all over the world, New Jersey based Pretty Posh Events continue to wow their couples with stylish and tailored events. With a special focus on event planning, event design and floral installations and arrangements, Abby and her team use their expertise to execute a memorable event each time. prettyposhevents.com

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Lily V Events— Pennsylvania, USA

Lily V Events aim to produce events that take your breath away every single time. Their services are specifically focused on luxury seeking couples who desire a meticulously executed wedding to capture their unique vision for their special day. With a network of the finest professionals in the industry combined with the team's expert knowledge and experience, your wedding is in great hands. lilyvevents.com

Ivory and Oak—Tennessee, USA

With a wide variety of service to offer, you will be spoilt with choice at Ivory and Oak, based in the wholesome Tennessee. Whether you need assistance on the day of your wedding, partial planning or the full event planning package, Ivory and Oak focus on every detail to bring your vision to life and celebrate your happiness. ivoryandoakep.com

Barefoot Beach Bride—Maryland

For those of you dreaming of a destination, beachfront wedding and all the magic that surrounds it, Barefoot Beach Bride offers just that. Jodie and her team want you as a couple to feel well taken care, like guests at your own wedding. The company offers all inclusive packages designed to make sure you have nothing to worry about, no matter how much time you have, Barefoot Beach Bride promise to deliver. barefootbeachbridesoc.com

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Divine and Elegant Events — USA

Producing chic and joyous weddings and events, Divine and Elegant Events take the stress of wedding planning off your shoulders but include you every step of the way. Working with couples to create amazing experiences that will take their breath away, Heather and her team cater to you, your style and your story. divineandeleganteventsllc.com

De Best Events LLC — New Jersey

At De Best Events, the quality of your wedding is fundamental no matter the budget. With an exceptionally equipped staff and a genuine passion to make your wedding the most memorable moment of your life, the team are ready to adapt and work tirelessly to ensure your happiness and satisfaction. debestevents.com

Borrowed & Blu Events — Newfoundland, Canada

Owner and lead planner of Borrowed & Blu, Andrea Hounsell has been realising epic wedding dreams for thirteen years. The full service wedding planning and design firm serves Newfoundland along with a selection of destinations. With a client centred approach, Andrea and her team focus on creative innovation and quality execution of your bespoke day. borrowedblu.ca

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Event Planning & Floral Design

Tailored Events For The Stylish Client www.prettyposhevents.com | 201-452-3751 | New Jersey / New York | abby@prettyposhevents.com | @prettyposhdesign



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arla Arroyo, planner and founder of Karla Arroyo Event Architect, has been gracing couples with her exquisite corporate events and Mexican destination weddings for over fifteen years. With so much expertise under her belt, she's now a destination wedding expert based out of the lively Mexico City. She will go out of her way to create unforgettable memories and experiences for her clients.

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ARCHITECTS OF MAGICAL MOMENTS CENTRED AROUND YOU… As architects of weddings, the team starts right at the foundation, getting to know you and your partner, your personality, and your vision for the most important day of your life. With impeccable customer service, Karla and the Architect team build from these foundations, including you in the planning process but, taking the stress away to allow you to enjoy the magical moments that make up your wedding. With endless resources and reach to the best in the business, the team are well equipped to create within your budget and aesthetic. From intimate ceremonies to grand celebrations and everything in between. A QUINTESSENTIAL MEXICAN CELEBRATION… Based out of Mexico's cultural hub and one of the largest cities in the world, Karla Arroyo Event Architect has so much to offer in terms of locations. Mexico City is renowned for its vast number of museums overflowing with history


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and culture to quench your rustic, old city aesthetics, not to mention the superb cuisine, vibrant community and perfect weather. The team also offer services for weddings all over Mexico, from the best beach destinations and luxury resorts to outstanding architecture, Mexico is innovative yet traditional with something for everyone. Karla and her team also encourage and facilitate extra events and days around the beautiful regions for those wanting to extend their stay. Website: kaeventarchitect.com.mx Instagram: @karlaeventarchitect

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or idyllic wedding settings, look no further than the Caribbean. The dreamy islands offer the most enchanting backdrop for ceremonies, receptions and all romantic events. Opt for powder-white beaches, luscious palm trees and blue waters, with a private beach ceremony; or exquisite hotel resorts. Either way, the magic of the Caribbean will leave you and your guests mesmerised. The great thing about the Caribbean is that so many resorts and hotels cater specifically to weddings from documents to setups, we’ve curated the best of the best to help you with your dream wedding.

Events by Leigh—Barbados

Dreaming of a blissful beach ceremony on the shores of Barbados? Events by Leigh are ready to make your dreams a reality. Leigh and her dedicated team are committed to their couple’s vision, going above and beyond with experience and passion to create a masterpiece with tropical Barbados as the canvas. eventsbyleigh.com

TLC Events—St Lucia

Based in beautiful Saint Lucia, TLC Events are an innovative floral and event design company. The planners focus on superior designs and styling for your event with bespoke floral displays that bring your vision to life to create a one of a kind event experience for you and your guests. tlcstlucia.com

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I Do Islands—Jamaica

At I Do Islands, the sanctity of love and commitment on a special day is at the core of their service. From the first meeting to the day of your wedding and everything in between, I Do Islands are with you all the way. The team promises to execute with precision and love so your wedding day is entirely stress-free and magical. idoislands.com

Bahamas Wedding Planner — Bahamas

With romantic, soft white sands and clear blue seas, the Bahamas is stunning for your upcoming wedding. As a locally Bahamian owned destination wedding planning company, Paulette is well equipped to give you the wedding of your dreams. Whether your event is a single day or several days with excursions, you will be getting the best of the Bahamas. bahamasweddingplanner.com

Briggs Events—Antigua

At Briggs Events your wedding is not just a beautiful day of love but also, a legacy to leave behind. Neon Briggs’ passion to create through his clients’ unique vision leads to excellence achieved in all events. Briggs’ team are devoted to capturing the spirit and personality of the happy couple. briggseventsanu.com

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f you are looking for a sun-kissed destination for your big day, there are so many magical locations across Latin America. The rich variety of cultures, tropical temperatures and vibrant locals make for not only an amazing wedding but also, an incredible honeymoon experience. Although a destination wedding is an incredible experience with so many magical moments, planning the event no matter the size can be daunting. We have carefully curated our top wedding planners across Latin America to make your happily ever after that much easier to plan.

Karla Arroyo Event Architect— Mexico

When a wedding is planned, it is an intricate design being built block by block. Karla Arroyo values the detailed designing that goes into a spectacular event coming to fruition, working with some of Mexico's best vendors to transform weddings in Mexico. The team label themselves as ‘architects of experiences and emotions’, creating memories that transcend time. kaeventarchitect.com.mx

I Do Guatemala—Guatemala

Based out of Guatemala is the professional I Do Guatemala team ready to give you a wedding of a lifetime. The company is solely dedicated to planning outstanding destination weddings. With over twenty years in the service industry, founder Diana Sciarrillo pours her heart and soul into your special day, so that when you look back, you have no regrets and are filled with happiness and joy. weddingsinguatemala.com

Weddingland—Ecuador

When you love what you do you do it well, and Weddingland absolutely love what they do, meaning your special day is in great hands. Commitment,

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Destination Weddings Tulum— Tulum, Mexico

Dreaming of magic in Mexico? Destination Weddings Tulum are here to make your dreams come true. With a dedicated award-winning team, your wedding is sure to be unforgettable. With a trendsetting service, the team focuses on making your day truly and uniquely yours. With local and authentic experiences, you will live Tulum the way it should be perceived while creating memories to last a lifetime. destinationweddingstulum.com

Love Memories Weddings— Mexico

Planning the wedding of your dreams requires an enormous amount of energy. Love Memories Weddings want you to focus on living in the beautiful moments that will mark the happiest time in your life, and leave the rest to them. Beginning and ending with your love story, the team pour their experience, creativity and joy into their rigorous planning process. lovememories.com.mx

Wedding Chile—Chile

Wedding Chile are experts in wedding stress, so sit back, relax and let the team make your vision come to life. Support is a fundamental value to Tamara and her award-winning planners. All of them will dedicate their time to helping you through one of the happiest, most magical, but also, stressful moments in your life. Tamara and her team, with their superior expertise, take the worry out of finding vendors and venues, leaving you to take in the beauty of Chile. tamaraweddingplanner.cl

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THE ENCHANTMENT OF THE PRISTINE SANDY BEACHES AND CLEAR BLUE WATERS ACROSS THE COAST IS AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE IN ITSELF. THIS COMBINED WITH THE MAGIC TOUCH OF ELENA AND HER TEAM, MEANS YOUR NUPTIALS ARE SET TO BE A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EVENT THAT PROVOKES DEEP NOSTALGIA FOR YEARS TO COME.

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ONLY THE BEST FOR LOVE MEMORIES CLIENTS… The team values quality and service and thus makes sure that every client is given the same treatment, an unmatched level of care and service when planning their wedding day. Elena and her team have built up a network of vendors and suppliers throughout the years and offer only the absolute best for their couples, creating an event that will linger forever with the memory of your love on such a special day. PUTTING YOUR LOVE ON A PEDESTAL… Along with quality and service, Love Memories Weddings place individuality at the core of their company values. It is a commitment to creating an authentically bespoke service, fine-tuned with years and years of experience, to showcase you and your partner's love. The team comprises of designers along with planners to achieve organised weddings that ooze luxury and elegance. A tailored service that translates effortlessly to you and all of your guests, with Love Wedding Memories, your love and vision comes first. 172

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A WALK ALONG THE SHORES OF THE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN… With a coastline that sways from Cancun to Tulum, and down to Chetumal, it's no wonder the Caribbean coast of Mexico is a world-renowned beach destination. The enchantment of the pristine sandy beaches and clear blue waters across the coast is an amazing experience in itself. This combined with the magic touch of Elena and her team, means your nuptials are set to be a once in a lifetime event that provokes deep nostalgia for years to come. www.lovememories.com.mx Instagram: @lovememories_weddings facebook: lovememoriesmexico


Elena and her team have built up a network of vendors and suppliers throughout the years and offer only the absolute best for their couples, creating an event that will linger forever with the memory of your love on such a special day.

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AN UNFORGETTABLE FAIRYTALE… Chile boasts so many natural wonders, so if you are looking to be married in the midst of breathtaking beauty then Tamara and WeddingChile are here to help you do

it. Whether you long for an intimate ceremony overlooking incredible Chilean landscapes or a grand wedding on an awe-inducing vineyard, Tamara and her team tailor your event to represent you and your partner, moulding to your needs and requirements, promising to make your day utterly unforgettable.

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Innovative Designs created with you in mind

www.tlcstlucia.com | Soufriere, St Lucia, Caribbean | 1758 2851041 | info@tlcstlucia.com | @tlcevents.services



THIS IS GUATEMALA! This is I Do, Guatemala, by Diana Sciarrillo www.weddingsinguatemala.com | +502 5778 2271 | Guatemala | @idoguatemala


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Venue: Scala Contarini del Bovolo - Fondazione Venezia Servizi alla Persona

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LIVE UNFORGETTABLE TO ROME WITH LOVE

An unparalleled and romantic location for one-of-a-kind engagement ceremonies, luxurious dream wedding receptions and anniversaries, unforgettable honeymoons or, simply, for the most memorable love escape. Create your own lifetime memories at the Rome Cavalieri !

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For an upscale city wedding in the heart of the Big Apple, Midtown Loft and Terrace is matchless. Located in Midtown Manhattan, the venue offers two distinctly elegant spaces for weddings and events. Midtown Loft is their premier indoor space and accommodates up to 300 people for cocktails and comfortably sits 180 for formal dinners. With marvellous views of the city, Midtown Terrace is the open-air terrace that can host up to 150 guests. This special location can be used year-round thanks to its enclosed rooftop, and with modern upgrades like the lobby and elevator, you and your guests will be well taken care of. midtownloft.net

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Starhotels Collezione is the only 5-star hotel in Siena. This 16th-century building is located in the city’s historic centre, overlooking Piazza Salimbeni and a short stroll from Piazza del Campo. Tie the knot surrounded by your family and friends in the atmospheric setting of the Salone delle Feste. This event space, adorned with sophisticated trompe-l'oeil frescoes and elegant Murano glass chandeliers, can host your civil ceremony and up to 100 guests. It’s the perfect location for a sit-down dinner embedded in the elegance of the Renaissance. starhotelscollezione.com

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For a unique London wedding venue, St Pancras by Searcys, located above

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Cornwall seaside getaway. Filled with character and tradition, this cosy 52-room boutique jewel boasts awe-inducing sea views and a restaurant that serves the finest, freshest, locally sourced regional dishes that comfort the soul. For your big day, the hotel has two great event rooms, The Harbour Suite with beautiful sea views and 200 guest capacity, and the Godrevy Sands Suite perfect for pre and post ceremony events for up to 150 guests. The Godrevy Sands Suite leads to The Terrace, with luscious gardens and direct access to the beach for the perfect photo backdrop. harbourhotels.co.uk/st-ives DW

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Perched amidst the breathtaking mountains of the Swiss Alps, Davos is the highest town in all of Europe. With wonderland winters and beautiful summers, it's the perfect wedding location no matter the season. The Hard Rock Hotel is the perfect traditional yet modern wedding venue with 450sqm of event space. Choose from the unconventional chapel that can be transformed upon request, complete with a grand piano and quality tech equipment, or one of five wedding locations that accommodate 120 guests. The hotel also has a cocktail and rooftop bar perfect for welcome drinks and a stunning bridal suite. Whatever you desire, the event experts will help you. hardrockhotels.com/davos

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For the ultimate mountain wedding, The Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe combines luxury with nature. The hotel has several settings depending on your vision.

Outdoors is ‘The Meadows’, with a mountain backdrop and 400 guest capacity, ‘The Woods’, overlooking enchanting rows of pine trees revealing glimpses of the Sierra Nevada Mountains for 200 guests, and the ‘Fireside Terrace’, a 2000sqf stone terrace with a seven-foot fire feature, for up to 180 guests. Inside there is a selection of two opulent ballrooms for 100 to 400 guests, along with an intimate private dining room for 25. The Ritz team are dedicated to making sure your day is tailored perfectly to represent your love. ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/california/lake-tahoe WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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THIS IS WHERE YOU’LL COME ACROSS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WEDDING DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD, AND WHEN YOUR CELEBRATIONS HAVE COME TO AN END, JET OFF TO ONE OF OUR SUGGESTED LOCATIONS AND ENJOY MARRIED LIFE TOGETHER.

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Casina Calò is an authentic country house of the 1700s that hosts weddings in Salento.

It is the right choice for the bride and groom who want to live the big day in a familiar and relaxed atmosphere, welcomed with a smile and supported by a team which is always present and attentive, even in the organization of a remote wedding. Guests at Casina Calò live a refined culinary experience, thanks to the combination of authentic flavors of Salento. You can celebrate your civil wedding, exchange your vows and rings and party with your loved ones.

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Known for hosting A-listers and famous movie stars, Como and its surroundings boast everything lovebirds could wish for. Glamorous and historic villas, lakeshore venues and magical panoramas

Veneto Notorious for the “Queen of the Adriatic” - the city of Venice and its glorious lagoon - the dramatic Dolomites mountains and the Shakesperean epicentre of Verona where Romeo declared his love for Juliet, Veneto is unlike any other destination. Also known as the Prosecco region, between Venice and the soaring mountains you’ll find the pictorial Prosecco hills where some of the top bubbles of the world are produced. Overlooking the Prosecco hills, now a UNESCO Heritage site, halfway between Venice and the Dolomites, Castel Brando is a magnificent 2000-year-old castle brimming with history. The 4-star property has been restored to its original glory with the addition of modern amenities. The 4-star hotel features elegant rooms and suites, 70 hectares of park and forest, as well as, a wellequipped spa with a swimming pool, saunas and a chromotherapy shower. Castel Brando is a fairytale location for weddings. Plan your reception in the Sansovino Theatre located in the 16th-century wing or delight your palate in the Venetian-inspired Sansovino restaurant. castelbrando.it

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Lombardy One of the most sought-after localities for romantic ventures is Lake Como, in Lombardy. Known for hosting A-listers and famous movie stars, Como and its surroundings boast everything lovebirds could wish for. Glamorous and historic villas, lakeshore venues and magical panoramas of the lake and mounts. There are 5-star, Belle Epoque-era resorts dotting the shores, private boat services and high-end cuisine for any special event. Bellagio is certainly a must-visit, a town exuding elegance, with one of the most spectacular views. For a romantic photoshoot, you can’t miss the beautifully manicured gardens of Villa Melzi. If you’re looking for a less crowded destination, head to Tremezzo, set just across the lake from Bellagio. Couples looking to relax, Varenna could do for you. A charming, slow-paced burg perfect for relaxation. When you’re not soaking up the sun or sitting down for an aperitivo, we suggest visiting Villa Monastero with its rare botanical garden.


It's a vibrant hub of different cultures and is known as “the land of contrasts”, both because of its varied landscapes and intricate history. Friuli Venezia Giulia One of the most curious regions is Friuli Venezia Giulia. It’s located in Italy’s northeast and borders Slovenia and Austria. It's a vibrant hub of different cultures and is known as “the land of contrasts”, both because of its varied landscapes and intricate history. You’ll find a coast of long sandy beaches sharing the region with jawdropping mountain ranges like the Carnia and the Julian Alps. If you love the outdoors, then you’ll fall head over heels for Friuli. There are lakes and valleys for beautiful wedding photos and for a honeymoon to remember, Trieste offers visitors views across the Adriatic Sea, castles and ancient architecture, and most of all, an Eastern soul.

Tuscany Weddings and honeymoons are undoubtedly popular here. You’ll find a grand choice of venues: rustic farmhouses, estates surrounded by vineyards and traditional castles carved out of sand-coloured stone. What’s more, Tuscany is packed full of celebrated cities and towns, from the extraordinary Florence with its artistic valour, the medieval hamlet of Siena and the picturesque rolling hills of the Renaissance marvel, Montepulciano. Fulfil your modern fairy tale with the rustic chic feel that brims through the medieval splendour of Castel Monastero D’Ombrone. Spanning along the idyllic Tuscan countryside, encircled by lush chestnut forests and imperial rows of cypress trees, Castel Monastero posses the Italian heritage and glamour to make you feel like royalty on your special day. Compelled of medieval charm with its restored village and monastery, it stuns guests with contemporary touches and elegant decor. Thousands of years of history will accompany you down the aisle and the mesmerising surroundings will leave imprinted memories in your hearts. Capture the magic of this location as you dance the night away in the splendid square, adorned with its tranquil café, restaurant and petit church. castelmonastero.com


The immortal splendour of the capital makes it a one-of-akind wedding destination just imagine taking photos on the Spanish Steps! Honeymooners may enjoy a trip to Villa d’Este...

Lazio This remarkable region hosts the capital Rome and so much more. Lazio is home to lakes and beaches, mind-blowing archaeological sites like Ostia Antica and treasures from the Etruscan and Roman times. No wonder couples from across the globe decide to spend time visiting Lazio’s mesmerising attractions. Of course, Rome is the top attraction. The immortal splendour of the capital makes it a one-of-a-kind wedding destination - just imagine taking photos on the Spanish Steps! Honeymooners may enjoy a trip to Villa d’Este for a picnic or visit the spectacular Colosseum amphitheatre and the infamous Trevi Fountain to try their luck. Nestled amid the green wonderland that is the Roveto Valley, Borgo dei Lecci is the perfect wedding venue. The alluring residence offers unparalleled views of the valley and when it comes to hospitality, we just can’t fault it. Welcome your guests in the courtyard and let them explore the rose gardens, then plan a sophisticated reception outdoors framed by the abundance of oak and olive trees. You’ll be sure to have the time of your life and the wedding menu will not disappoint. Respecting the flavours of the region and using local produce, the chefs and caterers will deliver the best culinary experience of your life. borgodeilecci.it

Campania This region is one of the most fashionable wedding destinations in Italy. The historic and lively cities, like Naples and Salerno, together with the picture-perfect coastal villages and the isles of Capri and Ischia loved by the yacht savvy and elite, are exactly what couples look for when planning an Italian escapade. And, let’s not forget about the Mediterranean weather and the culinary delicacies the world loves, like pizza, buffalo mozzarella and babbà. The Amalfi Coast is one of the most desirable and romantic settings in the world. A chain of small colourful towns cascade from the rocky mountains and are joined by a winding coastal road. Start your journey from the resort town of Positano or Vietri sul Mare - the ancient getaway to the coast. First the Romans, and now globetrotters flock to this southern coastline to soak up the sultry sun and enjoy views of the Gulf of Salerno. If you’ve set your mind on honeymooning in Campania and wondering where to stay, we urge you to book a stay at Tenuta C’Est la Vie. This is the perfect Ischian hideaway, where you can spend quality time with your sweetheart. Surrounded by the glistening Tyrrhenian sea, you’ll have your own cottage with a terrace and private pool. This is a luxurious location where you can enjoy privacy and high-end hospitality for a trip to remember on the stunning island of Ischia. tenutacestlavie.it

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On the northeastern tip of Sardinia’s glittering coastline, you’ll find the Costa Smeralda. It is home to the island’s finest resorts and luxurious marinas. Don’t miss the pristine Spiaggia del Principe and the many other secluded coves.

Apulia Rich in history and natural beauty, Apulia is a spellbinding location for weddings, honeymoons and romantic holidays alike. From the breathtaking beach and bays of Torre dell’Orso, to towns embossed with ancient value, there is a lot to absorb in the southern spur of Italy’s outline. The captivating conical Trulli settlements of Alberobello are a must-see UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as, the intriguing octagonal Castel del Monte, situated on a hill in Andria. The quaint villages and incredible coastal views translate into unforgettable wedding memories. And, the southern climate and variety of mouthwatering Apulian specialities make it a perfect destination for honeymooners and foodies.

Sardinia You are bound to share awe-inspiring moments when travelling to Sardinia with your love. And, what’s not to love? The region is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean offering turquoise waters, powder-white sands, soaring hills, 300 days of sunshine and superb quality of life. Unsurprisingly, high-flying celebrities have been making their way to Sardinia summer after summer. On the northeastern tip of Sardinia’s glittering coastline, you’ll find the Costa Smeralda. It is home to the island’s finest resorts and luxurious marinas. Don’t miss the pristine Spiaggia del Principe and the many other secluded coves. Another unmissable attraction is La Maddalena Archipelago National Park, a paradise composed of islets surrounded by crystal clear waters, romantic beaches and a great selection of spots for wedding elopements.

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Sicily Stepping back in time is an easy feat in Sicily, due to the preserved historic sites that dot the region from north to south. Sicily is the perfect backdrop for couples and newlyweds who want to delve into culture, nature, delicious food and most of all, the liveliness of its people. It’s hard to keep up with the number of riches and affluence that have been brought to the island. As you walk through Palermo, you’ll stumble upon Arab arches, Norman palace walls and Byzantine relics. Baroque architecture can be found in Ragusa and Modica, and throughout the island, you’ll find incredible Roman architecture, as well as, castles and villas. Nature lovers will also fall in love with Sicily. Mount Etna, the second most active volcano in the world, is nothing short of breathtaking, as are the Aeolian Islands in the north: an archipelago of volcanic islets perfect for scenic weddings and honeymoons alike. To help you navigate the planning of your big day in Sicily, count on the years of expertise of Brilliant Wedding. The founder, Simona Parisi will help you bring your vision to life in her beloved region by helping you with the venue selection, picking the top suppliers and incorporating Sicilian elements that will add an extra layer of glamour and authenticity to your event. brilliantweddingsicily.com

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homes, fairytale venues and destinations immersed in greenery or lulled by the sound of the waves. The region is also unparalleled when it comes to culinary delicacies and viniculture, historic and artistic life, beautiful weather and cultural experiences. Moreover, the hospitality sector welcomes all couples and their traditions.

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orsini.Events Group is a wedding planning and event production agency based in Florence, Tuscany. Founded by Tommaso and Lorenzo Corsini, Corsini. Events is an extension of their well-established family business, Villa Corsini in Mezzomonte, which has been creating world-class and personalised events since 1966. With half a century of event planning under their belt, the team has the necessary vision and wedding mastery to produce unforgettable moments for their clients. The talented team is young and innovative, and each member thrives in their field of expertise. With 300 events already planned successfully in the past 5 years, they’ve learned how to cater to every request and type of clientele. From grand weddings for international couples to intimate yet exclusive events, Corsini. Events makes sure every celebration is impeccable down to the last detail. YOU WILL NEVER REGRET PICKING TUSCANY... Tuscany offers an unmatched variety of locations. From rolling hills to exclusive castles and manors, you will find exactly what you’re looking for. Clients can pick from art cities, quaint hamlets, majestic churches or small parishes, villas, historic

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SHAPING YOUR DREAMS… Elena and Margherita will start from your idea and give life to your wedding vision, responding to your wishes and tastes. Thanks to their trusted team, essential for the success of the event, you will have at your service the best professionals who will transform, under their guidance, your initial idea into reality. The professionalism and reliability of the suppliers selected for you are vital factors for the success and organisation of your special wedding celebration.

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LIGHT DESIGN: Elena and Margherita will turn your event into an unforgettable show; every moment will be accompanied by a light that, unique and suggestive, will create a magical frame. PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO MAKER: Capturing memories and making them unforgettable and eternal is the goal of the team of photographers and video makers who will be at your service and will immortalize smiles, looks, emotions of your special day. IMAGE CONSULTANTS: Together with their team of experts, they will support and advise you in choosing the perfect outfit, which will be in style with your personality and with the theme of the event. YOUR DEDICATED TEAM: According to your needs and budget, they will choose the right suppliers and professionals who will realize your dream and make, what you had only imagined, real and unique. Get in touch: lnx.twinseventi.com | @twinseventi

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Grace Eventi, founded by Anna De Vivo, a 30-year event planning specialist, is a wedding planning firm based in Naples. She plans events all over the region, creating unique experiences that reflect her clients and the place where they’ve chosen to wed. In particular, she focuses on blending the natural beauty of Campania region, from Flegrean to Amalfi Coast, into her events with an aesthetic which tends to reflect a refined elegance with beautiful floral arrangements. She handles everything from designing the invitations to executing the to-do list day of, and she never misses a detail, meticulously styling tablescapes engineered down to the last dessert spoon, with that precision and patience required to pull off each detail day of. Last but not least, she has an ever growing network of specialists that fits perfectly every wedding needs.

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Welcome to Tenuta C’Est la Vie A WINE RESORT nestled on the volcanic island of Ischia Ischia, Gulf of Naples

WEDDINGS Looking for a magical location to say “I do”? Tenuta C’Est la Vie is everything a couple could wish for. With sweeping views across the sea, manicured gardens and historic sites just a step away, there’s no doubt it is a perfect destination for weddings and honeymoons alike. The Tenuta has reopened will all the necessary Covid safety measures, meaning you and your guests can leave your worries at the door and enjoy your time to the fullest. Here, wedding planning is made easy, and you certainly won’t run out of options. The venue is blessed with a breathtaking pool deck for photos, a lavish vineyard for wedding tours, and the irresistible restaurant, C’Est la Vie, to treat your guests to Ischia’s culinary delicacies. Accommodating 14 guests in total, you can hire the Tenuta for a weekend and have your dearest family and friends stay on-site in one of the lovely rustics. HONEYMOON BLISS Undoubtedly, Tenuta C’Est la Vie is not only a mesmerising spot to celebrate your wedding day, but it is indeed a dream honeymoon getaway. The estate is positioned on a high mount, with awe-inspiring views across the Gulf of Naples, offering complete privacy. Elegantly renovated and equipped with all comforts, the rustics are completed outside with an exclusive garden, a

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wellness mini-pool, and all is framed by a wonderful view over the sea. Every rustic comes with its unique charm, like the colourful Chiesetta Rosa, with a panoramic garden, or the Belvedere home, with its Instagram worthy terrace. During the day, enjoy wine tasting sessions, explore the wine cellars, relax by the pool and savour the gastronomic specialities of the island. This is a place for foodies to savour some of the top-notch seafood and produce of Italy, as well as, sip on some of the finest wines. Ischia will not only be your private paradise, but it will certainly be your ticket to the beauties Campania has to offer. On the island, uncover ancient routes like the Bocca di Tifeo, visit the thermal spas and take a history lesson with a visit to the striking Aragonese Castle. When back on the mainland, visit the bustling city of Naples and get lost amidst the gravity-defying roads of the Amalfi Coast. tenutacestlavie.it

DISCOVER THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND, VISIT THE WINE CELLARS, TASTE THE FINE WINES, TAKE COOKING COURSES WITH THE CHEF OR GO ON A YACHT SAILING SUNSET TOUR.

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exquisite events for every client that walks through the door. Styling is a huge part of the work that is behind his weddings, and it’s all about making sure you keep up with the trends and the couple’s desires. Get in touch: leonardoamado.it

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Brilliant Wedding Simona Parisi Dedicated to creating magical events for her beautiful couples

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rilliant Wedding is all about shaping dreams and crafting joyful memories of beauty with an unmatched aesthetic. Since 2015, Simona has been devoted to the amazing world of weddings and since then, together with her team of advisors, has been pulling off wow-worthy events in the blissful island region of Sicily. Brilliant Wedding agency is all about producing weddings that everyone will be talking about for years to come and every project is as unique and creative as the last one. WHY PICK SICILY…. Simona indicates that there are so many reasons why, and we believe her! From the sunny southern weather, multi-coloured beaches and majestic mounts. Also, let’s not forget the layer upon layer of history that you’ll especially come across in main cities like Palermo, Siracusa and Agrigento. We can’t deny that the hospitality is top-notch, and most of all, the culinary abundance is unparalleled. Sicily is a land you’ll surely never forget. SIMONA’S TOP TIPS: Pick the right time of year. Try to plan your wedding outside of the peak periods. Try to give yourself more choice when it comes to wedding dates. Think about accessibility for your family and

friends. Ask yourself questions like: How far is the airport? Hire a wedding planner who knows the area and trust them. Organise a wedding day timeline. Your planner will help you with this. It can make a difference and minimise the stress of your big day. Always have a plan B, especially if the weather acts up. Get in touch: brilliantweddingsicily.com @simona_parisi_brilliantwedding

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Meet Sara Carboni Luxury Events

Whatever destination steals your heart, Sara Carboni and her team will accompany you down the aisle…

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ara Carboni Luxury Events is a first-class boutique service catering to international couples who want to experience an Italian fairytale with exquisite design details, beautiful scenery and top-notch wedding planning. Sara Carboni has been a successful wedding planner for the past 12 years, and she specialises in creating exclusive events throughout Italy and magical Sardinia. She’s been nominated as one of the top Destination Wedding Planners for luxury events by the Destination Wedding Planner Congress in the DWP ACE Awards Europe realm. TOP TIPS FOR PLANNING A WEDDING ABROAD… •Think about your budget and guest number: when choosing the perfect wedding location, it’s important to consider the guest list and, of course, your budget. •Hire a destination wedding planner: check their website and reviews. Make sure their style fits your taste. Book a phone call and then plan to meet up in person. Check all the legal documentation: make sure you check which are the documents you need to legalise your wedding in a different country. Make sure you get wedding insurance.Check that the local culinary specialities fit with your guests’ taste buds. •Choose a date and send your Save the Date cards. Do this in advance so your family and friends can start making plans. THE TRENDS ON THE HORIZON… After 18 months of restrictions, couples are looking at 2022 with lots of hope and enthusiasm. We definitely won’t take anything for granted anymore. There are also a few trends to look out for which will make a difference: 1. Sustainability is one. Couples are looking for local suppliers, as well as,

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SARA CARBONI HAS BEEN A SUCCESSFUL WEDDING PLANNER FOR THE PAST 12 YEARS, AND SHE SPECIALISES IN CREATING EXCLUSIVE EVENTS THROUGHOUT ITALY AND MAGICAL SARDINIA. SHE’S BEEN NOMINATED AS ONE OF THE TOP DESTINATION WEDDING PLANNERS FOR LUXURY EVENTS BY THE DESTINATION WEDDING PLANNER CONGRESS IN THE DWP ACE AWARDS EUROPE REALM.

local produce. This not only helps smaller businesses but surely makes a difference in our battle against climate change. 2. Nature-inspired weddings are very popular. During Covid, most of us spent time outdoors. We truly appreciated what nature has to offer and that’s why we’ll see the rise of outdoor weddings in the most unique locations. 3. Earthy tones is another big trend. When it comes to colours and textures, couples will opt for natural elements and earthy hues. Definitely, natural elements and colours will be a huge hit this 2022. Get in touch: saracarboni.com @sara_events


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ichaela Theodorakakou is the founder and creative director of Mitheo Events. They are a luxury wedding & events planning and design company based in Athens, Greece and Lake Como, Italy, producing unforgettable, upscale celebrations of the highest aesthetics in the most coveted destinations. The company Mitheo Events was created 8 years ago, providing luxury event planning, design and production management services to the most distinguished and selective clients from around the world. Mitheo Events has grown ever since to a 7-person team of multilingual planners and in-house designers that produce state-of-the-art events, handling everything from elaborate logistics of multi-day destination weddings to demanding design event concepts. WHEN YOU START PLANNING YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING… It is important to get to know your wedding location, especially if you have never been there before and have only dreamt of getting married there. As your Italian wedding planner, we enable access to the most luxurious wedding venues at the historic villas and legendary hotels around lake Como and Italy. Connecting with the natural soundings, culture and history and the venue itself, are a great source of inspiration for a unique and meaningful wedding concept that will set the tone for all your celebrations. The local culinary tradition, art and architecture, even the native flora are elements that can be incorporated into your production to create a bond between your event and your wedding destination for a special and memorable celebration. Also, bear in mind that attending a destination wedding is also a unique opportunity for your guests, often perceived as a mini vacation. So don’t hesitate to add activities pre or post wedding like a welcome dinner al fresco or a post wedding brunch, to create a joined feel of bliss and excitement while everyone is getting to know each other and the location.

MICHAELA’S FORECAST OF 2022 WEDDING TRENDS Personalization and bespoke wedding design are among the top wedding trends of 2022. During the post-Covid era, micro weddings with shorter guest lists are becoming the norm among couples planning their special day. This doesn’t mean that their weddings have become any less glamorous, but it only creates an opportunity for making every element tailored. Handcrafted details, custom made decorative additions, spectacular décor installations and elegant floral centrepieces, wedding favours and guest welcome bags inspired by your wedding destination and in collaboration with local artisans are innovative ways to add character to your event. Another wedding trend that started in 2021 and keeps going strong is eco-chic and sustainability. Using locally sourced or up-cycled materials, earth-friendly and organic florals such as pampas grass and wildflowers, dining al fresco, using renewable sources of energy to power your event sound and lighting, and incorporating your event into the natural landscape are only some of the ways to make your wedding sustainable yet oh-so-elegant. GET IN TOUCH: Website: mitheoevents.com Instagram: @mitheoevents Photography: Bottega 53

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All of this is enriched by the quality of the service. Borgo dei Lecci works with the best suppliers in the area to provide you with a high-end event with zero stress. Planning a wedding abroad is complicated but when you work with a venue that has done it for years, it will be a walk in the park. DELIGHT YOUR PALATE Italy is well-known as a culinary mecca and if you’re planning a wedding in the country, part of your wedding experience will be the food.

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HE NATURAL BLISS OF THE ROVETO VALLEY Borgo dei Lecci is a stunning residence located in the mesmerising Roveto Valley. This Italian area, in the Lazio region, is an unspoilt, romantic wedding destination for couples looking to escape the crowds. The venue is surrounded by a rich park perfect for boho weddings under the Italian sun. In fact, Borgo dei Lecci boasts plenty of outdoor spaces for your vows. Choose a spot in the park, amid oak and olive trees, a reception by the glamorous pool or refreshments in the splendid rose gardens. There is also a beautiful courtyard where you can host the main event. You can get creative and make use of the glorious outdoor spaciousness, ideal for a large number of guests. The infinite possibilities of their gardens are enhanced by the professionalism of their wedding suppliers, who will create a magical ambience for your 'I Dos'.

A HIDDEN GEM, PEACEFUL, PRIVATE AND STYLISH The venue is just as precious indoors as it is outdoors. Borgo dei Lecci boasts two main event spaces characterised by wooden trusses, each able to accommodate 240 guests. Having two indoors options is always a good solution in case of poor weather and at the same time, it means you can host your wedding any time of year. The village of Borgo dei Lecci is very charming and a perfect countryside spot. 214

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This is a great chance to stun your guests and create memories you’ll always cherish. To help you set the tone for the day, the kitchen at Borgo dei Lecci will go out of its way to create a delicious menu for your event. The chefs create menus that reflect your style by choosing your favourites while respecting the flavours of the land. Every menu is unique and the culinary masters, are constantly looking for dishes that respond to the taste of their guests. What’s important is to use seasonal ingredients and make sure that the choices also cater to clients who have particular requests, intolerances or allergies. From exquisite pasta dishes to fish and seafood plates, you can plan an unforgettable meal that all of your family and friends will love. borgodeilecci.it


High competence, attention to detail, charm and quality, realibility and creativity, customer care. Everything you need to organize your wedding is here. Northern Italy and Amalfi’s Coast. About Love – info@aboutlove.it - +39 351 7922022 – Via Grazzano 63 33100 Udine – ITALY www.aboutlove.it


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Nestled between Venice and the Dolomites, and immersed in the land dedicated to Prosecco, an Italian wine excellence known worldwide, CastelBrando is one of the oldest castles in Europe. Thanks to the small Baroque church set within the courtyard and numerous external courtyards, CastelBrando hosts civil wedding ceremonies. These are then followed by recepNestled Venice the Dolomites, and aimmersed in the as land to Prosecco, tions withbetween exclusive food and proposals resulting from refined cuisine, welldedicated as a selection of wian Italian wine excellence known worldwide, CastelBrando is one of the oldest castles nes. You can also be enjoyed after dinner in our ancient wine cellar with live music or dj set. To add in to the the dream small ofBaroque church set within the carriages courtyard and and cars numerous the Europe. finishingThanks touch to a fairy tale wedding, historical can beexternal rented! courtyards, CastelBrando hosts civil wedding ceremonies. These are then followed by recepvia Brandolini, 29 Cison (TV) Italy as well as a selection of witions with exclusive food proposals resulting from dia Valmarino refined cuisine, +39 0438 9761 info@castelbrando.it www.castelbrando.it nes. You can also be enjoyed after dinner in our ancient wine cellar with live music or dj set. To add the finishing touch to the dream of a fairy tale wedding, historical carriages and cars can be rented!


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lence and perfection with each couple working tirelessly to ensure event success and, upon request, are happy to aid the planning of your event. With exclusive collaborations with the best of vendors and professionals in the area, you are in high quality, and experienced hands, Every event at the Villa is produced with the utmost care, creativity and originality, resulting in truly bespoke events that reflect you every time. With almost everything available in-house, you are sure to have a smooth and magical day. villabalke.it

OPULENCE AND ELEGANCE ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY… The features of the property are perfect for a hassle free experience with a large kitchen, fully equipped for big events, private parking with a capacity of two-hundred cars, two swimming pools, a private beach and an enchanting Mediterranean garden. The Villa also boasts three large rooms to host wedding receptions, with a capacity of 280 people, choose the spectacular internal rooms or opt for a private beach affair with awe-inducing views. The family at Villa Balke are dedicated to opu-

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A gorgeous gem hidden in the heart of Saint Lucia, East Winds is an awe-inspiring tropical resort boasting 30 cottage style suites and beach houses. The secluded hideaway, set on the picturesque coastline, is enveloped in flourishing flora and a kaleidoscope of exotic wildlife. Enjoy the idyllic coastal scenes from the comfort of your suite, or lounge on the golden sands with your love. Experience a life of luxury at East Winds; undivided attention, interesting adventures, and all-inclusive service. eastwinds.com

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Only a 45-minute drive from Grantley Adams Airport in Barbados, Cobblers Cove is a romantic destination for two. This family-owned, luxury boutique hotel offers access to two private beaches, spectacular gardens and has a reputation for refined food, with 95% of it grown directly on the island. The 40 suites with verandas overlooking the ocean and tropical gardens are a beautiful setting for a honeymoon and the 1940’s powder-pink walls, make this independent hotel very original. Maximise your stay with romantic picnics, swimming with the sea turtles, sunbathing or a trip to the spa. cobblerscove.com

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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 by definition the newest hotspot for all music lovers. To start in the best of ways, revel in the trendy and spacious Rock Suites, boasting: jaw-dropping ocean panorama, a private pool, and comfy sunbeds inviting you to spend time outdoors. 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 music-centric spa menu. hardrockhotels.com/los-cabos

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Barefoot luxury comes in all shapes and sizes, and in Mirihi’s case, it’s a way of life. The eco-friendly destination is one of the smallest resorts in the Maldives, allowing guests to enjoy the feeling of being on their own private island without any distractions from the outside world. Apart from spectacular views and high-end facilities, the culinary options are infinite...You can also indulge in a private and romantic dinner on the beach. If you’ve travelled to dive into the ocean, discover the underwater wonders on the 55ft yacht Mirihi Thari. Sail away in search of the gentle giants – manta rays and whale sharks. mirihi.com

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Amid 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. 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. robinson.com/en/en/resort-holiday/thailand/khao-lak

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The new 5-star Maldivian opening, Oblu Select Lobigili, also known as the

island of love, is a must-visit this 2022. Don’t miss the chance to sleep and relax in an overwater villa, dine at an underwater restaurant and snorkel around the marine-rich house reef. And that’s not all, this adults-only resort has great complimentary activities, from unmissable spa treatments - one per person every 4 days - to unlimited minibar service, full access to the overwater gym and one complimentary excursion per guest. This exclusive, nature-inspired honeymoon destination has everything couples need and much more! oblu-lobigili.com WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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Marrakech, is a magical escape where cherry orchards

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There’s no better way to sample the “dolce vita” in Tuscany than with

a stay at Toscana Resort Castelfalfi. This medieval jewel located just a stone’s throw away from San Gimignano is a historic representation of Tuscany’s past in the heart of the countryside. Featuring traditional Tuscan rooms, a rejuvenating spa and a 5-star service, you’re in for a treat. Of course, one of the highlights of the resort is its 360-degree views. The panorama from the terrace at the modern La Via del Sale restaurant turns even a quick coffee break into a memorable experience, and the Tuscan hills are just a bike ride away. If you’re interested in a history lesson, head to the tobacco warehouse, where the past of Castelfalfi can still be felt to this day. 222

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rocco. Characterised by individually decorated rooms and two pool suites, you’ll find just what you need for a secluded honeymoon trip. And for those looking for that extra something, stop at Beldi Spa, a romantic surprise amidst lush gardens - where wellbeing comes first. kasbahbabourika.com

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Located on the blissful shores of Lake Geneva, overlooking the majestic Alps, is the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace. Built in 1906, the luxury five-star hotel radiates a traditional and graceful air, accented by unique embellishments. A member of the Swiss Deluxe Hotels Group, the prestigious hotel is the largest in the Swiss riviera region. The sumptuous palace is home to over two hundred lavishly furnished rooms, considerably designed with decadent decor and indulgent amenities. Wake up to uninterrupted views of the shimmering turquoise lake, delight in a culinary journey and sample the delicious fare in their many in-house restaurants, enjoy a light-hearted evening with your love at the Montreux Jazz Café, and to complete your permanence, enter into a world of peace and tranquillity at the Willow Stream Spa. fairmont.com/montreux

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Boasting historic charm, Château Saint-Martin & Spa is a luxury retreat nestled amongst a serene countryside, offering a panorama of sensational views over the Mediterranean. Only 15 minutes away from Nice International Airport, it’s easily accessible to travellers. The magnificent natural decor of the hotel is living proof of how well history can adapt to

a more contemporary lifestyle. The timeless ambience of the Palace and its surroundings marry perfectly with first-class hospitality. Providing the exclusivity of private villas, 40 rooms and suites, a Michelin-starred restaurant, and the opulent Spa Saint-Martin by La Prairie for relaxation, there’s no doubt why Château Saint-Martin & Spa is on many A-Listers’ radar. oetkercollection.com

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Nestled on its own secluded island, Marsa Malaz Kempinski is a true fairytale

palace. With its European decor and Arabian details, this floating paradise is perfect for your elopement. Prepare for a mesmerising experience as you enter a world of luxury established by the great service and grand elegance of Kempinski. Compelled of 281 rooms, you can immerse yourself in a private haven, with breathtaking terrace views over The Pearl and the Gulf. The surprises don’t stop here, culinary experts swarm the corridors and delight palates with refined world cuisine. With a great choice of restaurants, find the location that tickles your fancy the most. Plan a themed brunch at Sawa, offering endless international dishes, not to mention the fountains of desserts, or opt for a candlelit dinner in the timeless charm of Al Sufra. kempinski.com WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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Po r t Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa

The opulent Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas

away from Faro International Airport, in the heart of the Algarve. Its perfect location means it’s just a short while from some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches, rustic

head to the one and only Monastero Santa Rosa. Origi-

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atop a secluded mount between Amalfi and Positano. Bo-

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an infinity pool over the coast and a sanctuary spa, there’s

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Hotel Valle dell' Erica A LEADING GREEN RESORTS

Hotel Valle dell'Erica

Unwind in one of Europe’s leading green resorts nestled on Sardinia’s northern coast. Valle dell’ Erica is composed of two luxury five-star hotels, Hotel dell’Erica and Hotel La Licciola, both surrounded by 28 hectares of private park. 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’re plenty of hidden bays for you to explore. If you seek prestigious and panoramic suites, the resort boasts Gallurastyled decor, spacious verandas, and award-winning glamour. The jewel in the crown here, “The 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. hotelvalledellerica.com 224

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Oku Kos is an adults-only beach retreat, offering spacious guestrooms and suites, as well as, private 2-bedroom villas for the ultimate secluded hideaway. You’ll feel relaxed from the moment you arrive. The Greek-inspired architecture, the natural elements and minimalist style will soothe your mind and you’ll feel right at home. This is where you come to feel at one with nature. Admire the sunsets from the outdoor terraces and pool areas, dine to the notes of the DJs and get lost in the island’s beauty with private access to the beach. This is a honeymooners’ sanctuary and no visit is complete without dropping by the spa and wellness area. okuhotels.com

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Just a stone’s throw away from the ancient city of Valletta lies the renowned Hilton Hotel Malta. Situated on the Portomaso Yacht Marina, the luxury hotel is a great location to spend your honeymoon. Enveloped in year-round Mediterranean sunshine, relax with your loved one in the comfort of your spacious suite. Spend your days indulging at the Myoka 5 Senses Spa; an oasis of wellbeing equipped with an indoor pool, sauna, steam bath and an array of holistic treatments. Also, venture out of the hotel to visit the silent city of Mdina, catch a glimpse of the wild marine life at the Malta National Aquarium or simply wander through the distinctive thoroughfares of Valletta. Be sure to eat at one of their many restaurants. A popular choice among guests is the Blue Elephant Restaurant. The award-winning eatery is adorned with alluring Thai inspired decor. hilton.com WEDDINGSANDHONEYMOONSMAGAZINE.COM

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Spend your days by one of the resort’s many pools sipping fresh juices, enjoy unparalleled sunsets, thrilling water sports and incredible underwater excursions, and don’t miss the many comforts offered throughout the property. Make sure to stop at NIZUC Spa by ESPA, the only of its kind on this side of Mexico. There are two villas where you can indulge in couples’ rituals away from the crowds. No trip to the spa is complete without trying one of their signature treatments, created with Mayan-inspired therapies - the Mayan Cacao Massage and the NIZUC Renewal are both wowworthy. As part of your quintessential stay, you’ll be presented with the highest culinary delicacies. There are six unique dining options, ranging from traditional Mexican meals to Peruvian and Italian cuisines. For a much-deserved date night, opt for an appetising dinner at La Punta Grill & Lounge, a great option for designsavvy guests. And, not to worry, you’ll have plenty of options for sundowners as well. In our opinion, the Havana Lounge, with its Cuban flair, is a must-visit. MARCH

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STAY & UNWIND Harmoniously designed by renowned Mexican architect Alejandro Escudero, the resort exudes serenity. Leave your worries behind and indulge in a luxurious sleep in one of the 274 signature suites. For complete privacy, we recommend one of the 29 Garden Villas set in a private tropical garden with infinity pool and waterfall. Or, if you wish to be woken up by the sound of the waves, you can delight in one of the 44 Ocean Suites.

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WEDDINGS Whether you are eloping with your love or planning to party with your family and friends, you won’t be out of options at NIZUC. Blessed with magical beach locations and lush, tropical gardens for ceremonies, you can plan the superb outdoor wedding of your dreams. For a much more formal affair, the function room is perfect, and it can host up to 200 people for cocktails. Conclude your evening at the scenic La Punta Grill & Lounge. Overlooking the Caribbean Sea, this spot is ideal for a splendid celebration under the stars. nizuc.com @nizuc_weddings

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Mirihi Island Resort - Maldives www.mirihi.com - info@mirihi.com - +960 6680500


Reimagining the Destination Wedding


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Jocelyn and Brian escaped to Greece and Italy for a honeymoon in the sun!

Where did you honeymoon?

We decided to travel to Europe and explore some of its irresistibly romantic destinations. We visited Santorini, Mykonos, Positano and Sorrento.

What did you eat?

We ate lots of pasta, pizza, fish, gelato, cheese and delicious pastries.

What did you get up to? We explored each city, tried different cuisines, drank great wine, shopped, went to beach clubs, enjoyed multiple private boat rides and took a pizza and gnocchi making class!

Where did you stay?

We rested in top-notch hotels and resorts overlooking the sea. These were all fairytale locations and we relaxed plenty at Canaves Oia Hotel, Myconian Imperial Resort, Hotel Le Agavi and Grand Hotel De La Ville.

Which places did you visit?

We went to visit Santorini, Mykonos and Positano. We took a private boat tour around the Amalfi Coast, toured the beautiful town of Sorrento and took another private boat ride to Capri.

Why did you choose this location for your honeymoon?

We have always wanted to go and could not picture more exciting and romantic places than Greece and Italy to spend our once in a lifetime trip - and it truly was!

A few special moments of the trip?

Our private boat ride exploring the Almalfi Coast, going

through the Blue Grotto, experiencing a brief rainstorm then rainbow over Positano, eating pasta on the beach, finding a restaurant from my husband’s family childhood vacation, having a limoncello break in Capri in between shopping, and eating at a 5-star restaurant on the last night in Sorrento overlooking the sea.

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An ‘all-inclusive’ with a difference; low key and informal, yet elegant and very private. Tel: +1 758 452 8212

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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO ARE YOU GETTING READY TO TRAVEL? THEN YOU MIGHT NEED A BIT OF INFORMATION TO MAKE SURE YOUR TRIP GOES SMOOTHLY. WE HAVE IMPORTANT DETAILS TO CHECK BEFORE TAKING OFF ON YOUR ADVENTURE. .

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BAHAMAS Braxton Gardiner: ‘Mr Braxton captures moments that evoke life, joy and happiness, telling your love story through the lens.’ braxtongardiner.com Fllight time: 9 1/2 Hours Covid-19 Requirements: • Travel health visa at travel.gov.bs • fully vaccinated travellers still need a negative covid-19 test (rapid or PCR) taken no more than 5 days prior to your date of travel. Non vaccinated need a PCR test. Wedding Documents: • marriage licence application • Application for marriage certificate • Apostille form • Valid passport, birth certificate and photo ID • Evidence of date of arrival Best time to visit: Mid-December to mid-April For more information visit: bahamas.com

BAHAMAS Bahamas Fantasies: ‘Specialising in planning exquisite destination weddings in the beautiful Bahamas, with endless resources to make your special day unforgettable.’ bahamafantasies.com Flight time: 9 1/2 Hours Covid-19 Requirements: • Travel health visa at travel.gov.bs • fully vaccinated travellers still need a negative covid-19 test (rapid or PCR) taken no more than 5 days prior to your date of travel. Non vaccinated need a PCR test. Wedding Documents: • marriage licence application • Application for marriage certificate • Apostille form • Valid passport, birth certificate and photo ID • Evidence of date of arrival Best time to visit: Mid-December to mid-April For more information visit: bahamas.com

BARBADOS Ricky Chase Photography: ‘Providing superior photography and videography to capture your special moments for a lifetime.’ rickychasephotography.com Flight time: 8 1/2 Hours Covid-19 Requirements: • PCR test 3 days prior to arrival • Embarkation/disembarkation card 24 hours prior to travel • 5 day quarantine for unvaccinated arrivals and PCR test Wedding Documents: • Valid passport & birth certificate • Return tickets • Decree absolute for divorcees • Marriage certificate/ death certificate for previous marriages Best time to visit: December-early April For more information visit: visitbarbados.org 234

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CYPRUS Amanda Trigg Photography: ‘Capturing the soul of your love, your special moments, to cherish forever.’ amandatriggphotography.com Flight time: 4 1/2 Hours Covid-19 Requirements: • (Vaccinated travellers) PCR on arrival, 5 daily self-tests • (Unvaccinated travellers) PCR test 72 hours prior to departure and then same rules as for vaccinated travellers Wedding Documents: • Valid passport with a minimum of 6 months • Single status declaration, with Apostille • Original decree absolute or death certificate if applicable, with Apostille Best time to visit: May-June/September-October For more information visit: visitcyprus.com

GUERNSEY White Dove: ‘Creating unique and bespoke non-religious ceremonies in Guernsey since 2008 with white dove celebrants authorised to conduct legal marriages.’ whitedove.gg Flight time: 1 Hour Covid-19 Requirements: Create a travel tracker account Wedding Documents: • Provide notice of marriage by attending the Greffe, at the royal court in person • Passport Best time to visit: late May-late October For more information visit: visitguernsey.com

ISLE OF WIGHT SDC Marquees: ‘Catering to all weddings with a wide range of marquees to transform your wedding, whether at home or a designated venue.’ sdcmarquees.com Flight time: 19 Minutes Flight/ 45 Minutes by Ferry Covid-19 Requirements: • PCR or Lateral flow test before the end of day 2 in England • Passenger locator form 48 hours before you arrive • Requirements vary for non-vaccinated individuals Wedding Documents: • Marriage licence • 28 day notice period Best time to visit: March-late October For more information visit: visitisleofwight.co.uk

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JAMAICA Hamilton Multimedia: ‘Offering fun and innovative multimedia for your wedding and events, producing creative and authentic images and Video to last a lifetime.’ hamulti.com Flight time: 9 Hours 45 Minutes Covid-19 Requirements: • Authorisation to enter from the Visit Jamaica website prior to checking in for your flight • PCR/Antigen lab test 72 hours before departure Wedding Documents: • 24 hour waiting period • Proof of citizenship • Marriage certificate Best time to visit: November-mid-December For more information visit: visitjamaica.com

MALTA Perfect Weddings Malta: ‘With over 25 years of experience, Patricia Falzon is an award winning wedding planner and event designer creating beautiful authentic celebrations.’ perfectweddingsmalta.com Flight time: 3 1/2 Hours Covid-19 Requirements: • Proof of full vaccination • Public Health Travel Declaration Form • Passenger Locator Form Wedding Documents: • Apply for Marriage Application by completing Form RZ1 6 weeks before proposed date • on arrival, present passports at the marriage registry • Two separate Declaration on Oath forms • Original Birth Certificate • Free Status Certificate if not previously married Best time to visit: March to October For more information visit: visitmalta.com

POLAND Wedding Alchemy: ‘Helping couples celebrate their love with a luxury wedding planning service.’ weddingalchemy.pl Flight time: 2 Hours and 12 minutes Covid-19 Requirements: • Passenger Locator From • present evidence on arrival of a negative pre-departure test (PCR or antigen/lateral flow) taken within 24 hours before crossing the border Wedding Documents: • Get a CNI in the UK if possible • If a UK issued CNI is not accepted, contact the British Embassy in Warsaw • Give your CNI to the town hall or priest where you plan to marry • Passports, birth certificate Best time to visit: May-September For more information visit: poland.pl 236

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Unforgettable Greek Weddings: ‘Justine provides high-quality wedding planning service in Rhodes, fuelled by passion and executed with skill.’ unforgettablerhodesweddings.com Flight time: 4 Hours Covid-19 Requirements: • Passenger Locator From • Proof of negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival, or proof of a rapid antigen test within 48 hours before arrival , proof of full vaccinations or, proof of recovery within 30180 days Wedding Documents: • Full birth certificate, passports • Certificate of no impediment or marriage licence • Divorce, adoption, change of name, decree absolute certificates where applicable Best time to visit: April-October Tourist info website: visitrhodes.com

SAINT LUCIA Designed by Nelle: ‘From connect to creation, planning and designing tailored dream weddings that represent you.’ designedbynelle.com Flight time: 8 Hours 45 Minutes Covid-19 Requirements: • • •

Pre-arrival registration 14 day quarantine at covid certified property (no quarantine for fully vaccinated) PCR test no more than 5 days prior to travel

Wedding Documents: • Application for marriage licence • Passport • Decree Absolute/Death Certificate in case of previous marriages Best time to visit: February-May For more information visit: stlucia.org

TURKS AND CAICOS Nolz Imaging: ‘Capturing the essence of you’. nolzimaging.com Flight time: 8 1/2 Hours Covid-19 Requirements: • all visitors 16 years old and above must be fully vaccinated • Negative test 3 days before • Insurance covering covid medical costs • Online health screening questionnaire • Proof of vaccination at all times Wedding Documents: • Marriage licence obtained in the Turks and Caicos, (see more at www.turksandcaicostourism.com) Best time to visit: December-April For more information visit: turksandcaicostourism.com

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