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ABOUT ZanToursWeddings ZanTours Weddings is a division of ZanTours, the leading DMC on Zanzibar: this allows us to be the best and most equipped wedding planners on the Island.

We take pride in providing only tailor made weddings that are specific to who you are and what you want - from a private island to a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti - if it’s your dream, we will make it a reality.

We believe a wedding is a uniquely special event, that requires not only planning, but attention to all the details that make each and every wedding different, beautiful and unforgettable.

Your dream, your style, your day WE MAKE IT HAPPEN!

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Who says your wedding needs to be a solemn

venturous, but are not exactly an adrenaline

occasion? In fact, we’re pretty sure celebrat-

junkie then why not consider a fully costumed

ing your love should be all about fun and ex-

wedding? This works especially well if you

citement, if that’s how you want to celebrate

already have a theme. For example, if you

it. So, if you feel like a traditional wedding

are thinking of a Victorian feel, you could up

ceremony is not for you then you may like

the ante and ask everyone to attend in ste-

some of thes, for the adventurous at heart.

ampunk attire. Other great themes include a

Because your love is the adventure of a life-

pirate wedding, medieval, twenties or, per-


haps, costumes inspired by a favourite movie. Many couples dismiss ‘fancy dress’ weddings


as being tacky, but if you choose a particular

If you want to try something a little bit ad-

theme and issue a dress code then they can

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be very beautiful while at the same time being next you’re watching seabirds skim low over a total departure from what is expected of a the waves or drinking in a glorious sunset. wedding!

And with a myriad of different route options, we can help you create an absolutely original


day. Have your ceremony on the sundeck at a

Watching two people join together in holy peaceful and scenic spot, or choose to step matrimony is magical but there’s always a risk ashore on a secluded island for a beach wedyour guests might start to get restless. Getting ding ceremony. married in a theme park completely eliminates this option as you loop-the-loop your way to marital bliss. It is also a fantastic way of catering to your friends who have kids that might not be so keen on sitting in a stuffy church. WEDDING ON A BOAT… ALL ABOARD! No two boat weddings are the same. As you cruise the views around you are ever-changing – one minute you’re passing a tiny island, the 2017 ZanTours Weddings  7

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"Excellence is to do an ordinary thing in an extraordinary way"

ZanTours Weddings ensures only the best venues and suppliers available in Zanzibar and Tanzania. Because we are a division of ZanTours, a company that has been operating for 20 years in Tanzania, we can offer the best rates, options and availability, combined with expertise and dedication.

We know the destination better than anyone, and can use that knowledge to provide you with the perfect tailor made wedding, giving you everything you want and more. We take the ordinary and make it extraordinary.

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VENUES From Beach... 10  ZanTours Weddings 2017

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ZanTours Weddings has selected the unparalleled quality of service of Abercrombie & Kent Tanzania as supplier for our Safari Tailor made weddings. A&K was founded in 1962 by Geoffrey Kent when he set off for the bush country in a Land Rover establishing the tone for every A&K journey that followed. Over fifty years on from that first safari in East Africa, we can experience the A&K difference in everything they do. Combining our expertise and passion

for wedding planning with their understanding of the Tanzanian mainland and over 2,500 members of their own staff on the ground, we are in a unique position to ensure that every aspect is arranged with precision for a stylish and seamless wedding day. Together with A&K, ZanTours Weddings will deliver a Safari wedding that dreams are made of, with a large selection of Venues, from 5 star lodges to hot air balloons, if you can dream it, we can do it. 2017 ZanTours Weddings  13

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One of the most exotic and exclusive tropical destinations in the world, Zanzibar has proudly become the breathtaking backdrop for a number of first class hotels and resorts.

Our long and successful presence on the Island has allowed us to select only the best for your special day: from opulent palaces with well known names, to small, deliciously private hospitality jewels.

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Collection With a palm fringed untouched beach, great attention to detail and a personal touch, the Zanzibar Collection is the perfect romantic getaway to celebrate your special occasion. We have created a very special wedding itinerary which offers you the ultimate celebration in a luxury getaway, whether it is just the two of you or your entire family... you can rest assured that your special day will be in the most romantic of settings with great attention to detail, personal touches and the assistance of the Zanzibar Collection team to assure that your wedding will be both memorable and unique.

The Zanzibar Collection is a group of 4 different hotels: Palms, Baraza, Breezes and the brand new Zawadi. Each one with its own personality and charm, from the opulent Baraza to the private luxury of the Palm's villas, will make it easy to find the perfect combination for both your wedding and honeymoon!

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Melia Zanzibar is a luxury all-inclusive beach resort located on the north east coast of the exotic island of Zanzibar, built on an estate of 40 acres with a beautiful pearl white sand beach lapped by the waters of the ocean, to achieve a perfect blend of nature and luxury.

Due to the size of the property, your options are endless, from the Gorgeous Jetty, to a selection of restaurants and bars, ceremony to reception Melia has it all to give you the perfect Island wedding with style.

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Essque Framed by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Essque Zalu Zanzibar is nestled in a natural cove on the north east coast of Zanzibar. This boutique Zanzibar hotel combines contemporary luxury with a real sense of place.

It features the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean to one side, lush green forest to the other, and just a hint of spice in the warm and fragrant tropical air.

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Bluebay offers the happy couple a choice of two beautiful resorts on Zanzibar’s unspoilt eastern coast: Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa and Sultan Sands Island Resort. The two sister properties share an idyllic 500m of pristine Indian Ocean coastline and acres of tropical gardens: the perfect backdrop to a wedding in paradise. Whether it’s an intimate poolside gathering, or a large sit-down reception on

the moonlit beach, ZanTours' wedding planners will take care of every detail to ensure your special day is a memorable success. And of course your honeymoon can start immediately in Bluebay’s incredibly romantic honeymoon suite.

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Ocean Retreat

Situated on Matemwe Beach and surrounded by tropical gardens, Green and Blue Ocean Lodge offers 3 outdoor pools, a restaurant and spa area. The cozy and bright bungalows have typical island-style character with white walls and palm-thatched roofs. Each unit features a terrace with garden view. Breakfast is served at the restaurant, which also offers menu or à-lacarte dinner. Green and Blue Ocean Lodge also boast a wine cellar. Room Service is available.

For relaxation, guests can request a massage or beauty treatments in the spa area or take a swim in one of the 3 pools on the property. Sunbeds and hammocks are available. Green & Blue comprises of 15 rooms, therefore this is the perfect setting for small to medium size weddings of up to 30 guests. The large swimming pool areas and private beach set below the coral rock cliffs, create a romantic ambience for any brides “Big Day.”

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With direct beach access, Hodi Hodi Zanzibar offers accommodation in Matemwe. Free WiFi access is available throughout. There is a restaurant, bar, BBQ facilities on the property, and guests can hire bicycles to explore the surroundings.

There are restaurants and bars along the beach, and Kisauni Airport is 54 km from Hodi Hodi. Hodi Hodi is perfect for small intimate weddings with accommodation for up to 20 guests. Popular for its private stretch of the Matemwe Beach, this property offers everything from your idyllic Beach Ceremony, Beach BBQ, to dining and dancing under the stars.

Featuring a patio or balcony, each guest room at Hodi Hodi has a fan and mosquito nets over the bed. It also comes with a seating area and outdoor dining area. Complete with free toiletries and bathrobes, the private bathrooms are fitted with a bath or shower. You can enjoy a pool or sea view from the rooms.

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Kilindi Zanzibar, comprising of a series of white-domed Pavilion guest rooms all set in 35 acres of lush tropical gardens, is a rarity in the world of luxury boutique hotels. Originally designed for Benny Andersson - one of the members of the 1970’s pop group ABBA - Kilindi is a true blend of the very best of diverse cultures to be found in Tanzania and on its adjacent island of Zanzibar.

Kilindi’s ‘open-to-nature’ approach provides the true essence to any stay and crafts a private, intimate and ‘barefoot’ appeal that so many crave. If you love nature, you will adore Kilindi. Kilindi Weddings are known to be exclusive and luxurious. Their 15 eastern-styled domed Pavilions nestling amongst a 35-acre tropical garden are the perfect and intimate retreat for each and every guest. Whether it just be you and your partner or if you wish to be surrounded by 28 of your closest friends and family, if you want something truly magical, then you want to get married at Kilindi.

In each of the Pavilion Suites, white wooden-slatted shutters embrace widearched glassless windows each affording spectacular views over the Indian Ocean. This same openness allows the gentle ocean breeze to waft throughout each of the rooms and carry with it an exceptional soundtrack of Zanzibar’s colorful fauna. With sights and sounds gifted by such creatures as the indigenous red colobus monkeys and the ever-present and ever-busy yellow weaver birds, any stay at Kilindi will be a delight for the senses.

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DIAMONDS La Gemma dell'Est Welcome to the enchanting Diamonds La Gemma dell'Est resort. Located on the north-western tip of the island and the site of Zanzibar's most precious beaches, the resort features 138 rooms, all with a sea view and surrounded by a luxurious tropical environment. Our all inclusive formula, will allow you to enjoy every moment of your holiday without worries, welcomed by our highly qualified staff which will be ready to meet all your needs. In the heart of La Gemma lies Star of the Est: 11 private villas featuring a pool,

equipped terrace and a luxurious tropical garden reward with breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean and the famous Zanzibar sunset. A personal assistant will be at your disposal 24 hours a day to ensure that all your requirements are fulfilled. A private beach and a top quality all inclusive package complete the offering of Zanzibar's star resort Let yourself be carried by the scents and flavours of Zanzibar and enjoy its lovely sunsets for a vacation that you will remember forever.

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Hyatt Park Hyatt Zanzibar is the quintessential destination from which to experience the idyllic East African island of Zanzibar and embrace the rich culture, heritage and historical significance of the hotel’s location. Sitting majestically on the beachfront in the heart of Stone Town, a designated UNESCO heritage site, Park Hyatt Zanzibar provides the ultimate haven amongst Stone Town’s labyrinth of winding alleys, bustling markets, mosques and famed Zanzibari doors, featuring magnificent ornate wooden carvings. When you choose Park Hyatt Zanzibar to celebrate the most important day of your life, at ZanTours Weddings we devote ourselves to

designing the day of your dreams, an exquisite day that reflects you as a couple and combines a stunning backdrop, sumptuous cuisine, magnificent cakes, elegant flowers and unparalleled attention to the finest details. Park Hyatt is very experienced in organizing weddings and offers: - A number of stunning wedding spaces for both small private celebrations and large extravagant ceremonies - A selection of creative and innovative wedding menus - Designer floral decor - Choice of table linen - Audiovisual facilities including screen, projector and microphones - Background music and also live music can be arranged - Multi-tiered wedding cakes

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Zanzibar Retreat Hotel is a small picturesque hotel situated right on the beach in the small fishing village of Matemwe on Zanzibar’s north eastern coast. The white coral beach, fine as powder, is ideal for long walks and swimming at high tide. If you prefer a quiet swim in the pool, it is located a few steps from both the beach and the hotel. The hotel has twelve double rooms, with the possibility of adding one or two extra beds or to combine into a larger family unit. Two rooms have their own private balconies, overlooking the sea, and most of the other rooms are connected with a large wooden veranda with outdoor furniture.

We want this place to live up to the name – retreat. Here you should be able to choose just to relax and enjoy life. But, if you prefer you can be active, near the hotel, in the local village, or by making a day trip. There is so much to see and experience. If you are the more relaxed type, this is a great setting for a casual Zanzibar style wedding. The ambience is in the name… Retreat. The best place to embrace the calmness before exchanging of vows, and then relax some more. Most suited for the smaller ceremonies, if you like the sounds of eloping… this is where you want to do it!

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FOR HIRE Your very own

Private Paradise

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If you are looking for a very personal- Exclusively for you and your beloved ized, absolutely private and tailor made ones! wedding ceremony, you should look into the Private Hire options we have carefully selected for you: from ancient ruins to elegant villas, from remote beaches and sand banks to secluded tropical gardens, we can hire any kind of location...

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Situated along a secluded white sand beach on Michamvi Peninsula, Upendo Zanzibar features an infinity pool, beach bar and a restaurant offering fresh seafood, local and international cuisine and views of The Rock Zanzibar. The spacious rooms come with either Indian Ocean or garden views. The villa includes a private plunge pool and a patio with BBQ facilities. It also offers a well-equipped kitchen, dining table and lounge area. Guests can relax on the sun loungers by the beach or the swimming pool. The restaurant offers an a la carte menu with contemporary cuisine.

the pool, an incredible laid back beach BBQ and ending your night dancing under the stars… Upendo can be hired out exclusively and cater for up to 50 guests. A stylish way to experience Zanzibar: natural, relaxed glamour right on the beach. This is the vision behind Upendo: a unique property set harmoniously on 2 hectares of the lush, tropical landscape, kissed by the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Upendo consists of three private villas (one three-bedroom, two one-bedroom), plus two additional makuti banda rooms, lounge, restaurant and main pool, with a delicious blend of contemporary architectural lines and traditional local materials. Upendo in Kiswahili means ‘Love’

Upendo is perfect for the small intimate wedding, with accommodation for up to 16 guests. Should you require an exclusive venue for a beach ceremony, possibly chill time around

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Beach Beautiful Gabi Beach Club, nestled quietly in the palm trees and situated on the North East coast, is a one of a kind venue, with the perfect combination of beach for the ceremony and fantastic restaurant and bar for the reception.

This is the perfect Venue to hire for small or large groups: it’s completely secluded and private, but has everything you need to have a - perfectly comfortable - amazing and unique wedding.

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"Love is like the wind,

you cannot see it, but you can feel it"

In the middle of the Indian Ocean, surrounded by crystal blue water and powder white sand, with only the ones you love.

There is nothing more intimate and secluded than a ceremony on a sand bank, where the blank canvas lets your imagination run wild, giving you the freedom to make it your own.

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About 5km south of Zanzibar Town, Mbweni was the site of a 19th-century UMCA mission station that was used as a settlement for freed slaves.

set amid lush gardens on the grounds of Mbweni Ruins Hotel: the perfect setting for a charming and rustic wedding, filled with the fascinating atmosphear of a place where time has stopped...

In addition to the small and still functioning St John’s Anglican church, dating to the 1880s, you can see the ruins of the UMCA’s St Mary’s School for Girls,

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When it comes to one of the most creating on any terrain a decorated unforgettable and important events and cozy space under a classy and of your life, you shouldn't limit your stylish cover, come sunshine or rain. choices to pre-existing constructions or settings: thanks to our wide portfolio of suppliers and collaborators, we can litterally create and decorate your personalized venue anywhere,

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Tentickle Bedouin stretch tents offer a durable, state-of-the-art solution for increasing outdoor covered areas for hotels, resorts, restaurants, beach bars, festival and trade fair venues, conference centers and communal facilities. It is a spectacular looking and versatile shelter - especially for garden or beach weddings. Whether planning an intimate affair on the shores of Zanzibar, an extravaganza at a high-end hotel resort, or a unique celebration with close friends and family in your backyard - our beautiful tents present any happy couple with a perfect backdrop.

A Tentickle Bedouin Stretch Tent will provide a pure and luxurious feel to your out-door wedding. The tent fabric is matt in appearance and slightly translucent, giving it a soft & velvety look that doesn’t need further decoration or drapery. The tents look especially stunning in the evening with ambient lighting and subtle decor. Our Bedouin tents are extremely flexible and capable of being set up in many configurations to suit almost any location and setting. Our competent team together with trusted partners happily assist with sound & light installations and equipment rental as well as DJ services and on-set operations.

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CEREMONY Your culture and faith 50  ZanTours Weddings 2017

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Culture and tradition are the soul and foundation of any wedding. At ZanTours Weddings it's our priority to ensure that your wedding is organized exactly as your faith, tradition, culture or nationality proclaim.


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YOUR MEMORIES Our Photographers 52  ZanTours Weddings 2017

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Everything exists to end in a photograph, making it one of the most important and essential parts of your wedding. We have handpicked the top Photography suppliers in Zanzibar, to ensure your memories are not only captured but unforgettable. Whether it’s a wedding for 2 or 200, our photographers are equipped and have the best knowledge of the destination to make sure your photos are a work of art.


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ALICE BENSI The Italian Job Born in a small Italian town by the Mediterranean Sea, my career started in one of the most competitive and exclusive environments a young photographer can be challenged with: the shiny world of the fashion ruling class at its best and most intense. For a few frenetic years I was a reporter at the fashion shows, traveling twice a year to New York, London, Milano and Paris. I was working for clients as, and all the Condè Nast online magazines: the level of stress, responsibility and competition was very high. In September 2011 I decided it was time to explore new worlds and I left Italy and the fashion world behind. After travelling and living in several countries, with mostly my Mac and my Nikon as best travel mates, I found myself in the mood for some stability again and I’m now based in Zanzibar, whose beauty and contradictions make my job very interesting: both my fashion trained eye and travels inspired soul are working together with the breathtaking locations to create my constantly evolving style. I am deeply falling in love with wedding photography: it is always an honour to be witnessing such an important and special event in my clients’ lives, always filled with so much joy and beauty! Every wedding is different and exceptional, every bride is a marvelous model ready to share deep emotions and unforgettable moments with me: every wedding shooting is a wonderful and inspiring creative challenge, which I take with all my competence... and love!



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African Excellence

After visiting Zanzibar in 2008 I was lucky to be offered a job to work here and moved in the beginning of 2009. Zanzibar is a magical place, and I soon realised it would be hard to ever want to leave! It wasn’t until 2010 that I photographed my first wedding, but I enjoyed it so much I decided that is what I would be doing with the rest of my life! I had already decided a few years before that I would be a photographer, but hadn’t much idea of what field I wanted to be in. Shooting my first few weddings it became clear that this is one of the greatest things to photograph, so much happiness and emotions of all kind, the excitement, the nerves and the pure joy. I was hooked and haven’t looked back since! Living out here I have been lucky to shoot weddings not only on Zanzibar, where I’ve shot over 100 weddings, but also on her sister island Pemba as well as in some incredible locations in Tanzania, like the Serengeti, Arusha and Tarangire National parks to name just a few. Every wedding is so different and being a destination wedding photographer you get to photograph people from absolutely everywhere with all sorts of cultures, religions and customs. I’ve shot from multiple day indian weddings with hundreds of people in big venues to a small group of friends on a little sandbank in the indian ocean to just the bride and groom in an intimate, private ceremony with the sand lapping at their feet or in the middle of a game reserve in complete serenity. In 2014 I became an ambassador for a camera lens company called Sigma and get to use their incredible lenses along with my drone and underwater housing to photograph weddings in paradise. SEE MORE OF MY PHOTOS:

Website: Facebook: Instagram: AndrewMorganPhoto

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To love beauty is taste... To create it is art...

HAIR & MAKE-UP Professional Beauty 58  ZanTours Weddings 2017

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It’s your day! That means you want to look your best from head to toe. Hair and make-up is an essential part of making sure your vision of yourself on your wedding day, comes together with absolute perfection. Whether you are a minimal make up girl, or an everyday make up girl, this is the one day you have to go all out, and let the professionals make it happen, their knowledge of the climate,

and how it affects your hair and makeup, ensures you will not only look the best you ever have, but that it will last for the entire wedding, so that every photo is as beautiful as you are. We have a great combination team for hair and makeup that will make sure you look like the most amazing version of yourself.

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MUSIC & FUN Personalized

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When it comes to music and entertainment, Tanzania is not short on talent. From ceremony to reception, our eclectic portfolio of artists will allow you to choose and create the right atmosphere for you and your guests.

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Whether you are looking for elegant and sophisticated, authentic and traditional or the high energy of a rocking party, we know how to do it!


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Great food will always bring family and friends together in a way that is truly special. ZanTours weddings in collaboration with top venues and award winning chefs, will tailor make a menu for your wedding that is unique and tells a story of who you are and what you want. Every couple wants their wedding reception to be unique and

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memorable, but coming up with original ideas can be tricky, wedding reception food doesn’t have to follow the usual format of a sit down dinner, and your guests might have more fun if you do something unique that speaks to who you are as a couple.


Catering is like love. It should be entered into with passion and excitement, or not at all.

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There’s a certain “je ne sais quoi” to a served meal that just makes a wedding classy and sophisticated, which is why so many couples still decide to serve A La carte, especially if you do not like the look or casual feel of a buffet. However it can also be very limiting to your guests and their choices on food for the evening, and when you have a guest list of more than 30 people it can be very stressful to decide on a set menu that fits all tastes and dietary requirements.

A La Carte for the whole table is a way to have it all, instead of creating a per person menu create a menu for each table, with a wide selection of options for everyone the food can then be served tapas style in the centre of the table and everyone can try a bit of everything. This also creates a social aspect between your guests at each table, creating a buffet environment without your guests lining up or standing around.

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Wedding reception food doesn’t necessarily have to be dinner. If you have an early morning ceremony or want to break with tradition and hold your reception before you say ‘I do’ you could serve brunch instead. Brunch is a fun informal meal, associated with family and celebration. It is also cheaper than serving dinner as

you only need to pay for one course. Make sure you have a variety of hot food including eggs, bacon, French toast and pancakes, and cold delicacies such as croissants, doughnuts and seasonal fresh fruit with yoghurt.

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Food stations have been a popular choice for wedding reception catering for some time, but trends are ever evolving. Three emerging trends are hummus bars, featuring a section of delicious dips; canape bars, where a chef makes canapes to order whilst entertaining your guests at the same time, and Raw food stations, where guests choose

their raw ingredients and then watch them being cooked.

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Fake the CAKE!

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A few years ago, everyone was loving cupcakes at their weddings. Now, wedding cakes with a twist are trending: pies, macaron cakes, crepe cakes, are allowing you to take your favourite desserts and making them into a cake, a great way to make it fun, original, and add that extra detail about you as a couple.

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EXCURSIONS Not just a wedding, an adventure! 72  ZanTours Weddings 2017

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ZanTours offers a vari- of your wedding, ensurety of excursions around ing it will be remembered Zanzibar that you and all by all. your guests can incorporate into your wedding celebrations before, on or after the big day. Everything can be tailor made and arranged to fit into the style and theme


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By Land With a fleet of more than 60 vehicles, kept and maintained to the highest of standards, as well as GPS controlled and tracked, we are able to fulfil your wedding transportation needs. All our drivers are trained to International Standards, ensuring safety and professionalism.

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From group to luxury transportation ZanTours will ensure you and all your wedding guests are where they need to be when they need to be there.

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By Air ZanTours is the only DMC in Tanzania with its own planes, through our sister company ZanAir. Since 1992, ZanAir has continued to establish a quality reputation, serving esteemed clientele. ZanAir is an acknowledged expert within Tanzania serving most destinations. With a fleet of 5 planes from 6 to 13 seaters they offer scheduled and private

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charter flights from Zanzibar, Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Selous, and Pemba Island Tanzania. Whether you want to charter a flight for you and your guest’s arrival and departures, or fly to an exotic and remote location for your special day, together with ZanAir we make it possible.

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Weddings on the beach are an informal event - barefoot and fabulous. Having said that, some brides have donned magnificent designer dresses, which have sparkled on the beach. It must be remembered that shoes need to be removed before boarding boats and dresses need to be hoisted up! Please keep in mind the weather when planning outfits, Zanzibar is hot and humid year round. Smart casual is perfect for a wedding on the beach.

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While Zanzibar is not typically known for its tropical flowers, the local Hibiscus and Frangipani flowers are abundant. They add splendour to any wedding table and charm to any Zanzibar bride. Garlands made of sweet smelling Jasmine are traditional in Zanzibar. However should you wish to have other flowers, we can fly these in from Arusha twice a week.

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PLEASE NOTE: Prior to the ceremony, the couple must meet with the officials to verify all documentation. This can be done on the same day as the ceremony. According to Zanzibar Laws, a notice must be put on the Municipal Notice Board for the intended marriage twenty-one days prior to the ceremony. There is no waiver available in Zanzibar, so the twenty-one day period is mandatory (you only need to arrive a minimum of 2 days prior to wedding day) so it is best that all documentation is received at least 25 days prior to the planned wedding date. Documents must be sent by registered mail or courier in order to ensure delivery. We cannot accept responsibility for any documents sent by other means.

Please note that requirements and processing periods in Zanzibar are subject to change without reason or prior notification. We cannot accept any liability whatsoever for changes which occur. Please note some resorts only do 'mock weddings' so you need to be aware of this. We offer a full wedding planner service, we will ensure that your day is as peaceful and joyous as the occasion deserves and demands

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ZanTours Weddings

Zanzibar Honeymoon Package 2017

5 nights at

MEL­I­Ã ZANZIBAR Flower arrangment setup in the room on arrival Daily honeymoon private in-room breackfast A romantic private dinner at the beach Vip luxuy airport transfers Private sunset cruise Private Stone Town tour and spice tour (incl. lunch)


24/06 - 21/07

22/07 - 26/08

27/08 - 31/10

1.788$ pp

1.963$ pp

1.863$ pp

Terms & conditions * Offer valid for 2 pax only * Must present marriage certificate not older than 6 months * Accommodation subject to availability 2017 ZanTours Weddings  81

Cindy De Gouveia

Email: Skype: cindydegouveia24 | Phone: +255 779 094 659

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