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Wedding gifts – what to ask for

Putting together your wedding gift list can be a challenge. Many couples worry that they are being greedy and feel awkward at the prospect of asking people for things they either want or need. Your guests however, will most likely be grateful for being given direction into what to buy you, and what you already have. Now that the internet plays such a crucial role in modern life, creating gift lists and sharing them with your guests is simple. Similarly, buying gifts or getting inspiration for wedding gifts is also far easier.

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Book your honeymoon with confidence

Last Monday myself and Alison had the pleasure of attending an evening held by Mr & Mrs Smith -the esteemed travel agency aimed at couples, at Blakes 5 star hotel in South Kensington. TV presenter Anna Richardson hosted the evening whilst we ate delicious canapés and chatted to influential honeymoon and travel bloggers.

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Romantic honeymoons

Romantic honeymoons can be slightly different depending on your preferences. One couples idea of romance can be walks on a deserted island, and the other a joint bungee jump off a bridge in New Zealand.

For seclusion and solitude then places like Mauritius and the Maldives are a haven for private beaches, romantic settings and beautiful surroundings. Think about yourself walking down the beach hand in hand along a breath-taking coastline, the clear blue waters lapping at your feet, before heading back to your honeymoon villa to watch the sunset.


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Half of Newlyweds Don’t Have Sex on Wedding Night

brideA new study has revealed that 52% of married couples don’t consummate their marriage on their wedding night by having sex.

Top reasons given included being ‘too drunk’, needing to leave for honeymoon and arguing before the end of the wedding reception.

For many newlyweds, their first night spent as man and wife may not be what they were expecting, as a new study conducted by a leading money saving website in the UK has revealed what really happens on the average wedding night. The poll of 2,138 individuals who got married in the past 3 years has suggested that times have changed.Read More

Winter honeymoon ideas

Honeymoons don’t always have to be on white sandy beaches or situated close to tropical lagoons. If you look in the right places then winter getaways can be just as romantic. Swap sand between your toes and shorts for scarves and ski jackets. Here’s a few winter honeymoon ideas.

How about going ‘rustic’? Find a cabin or chalet and snuggle up together by the fire. Spend the day on the slopes before heading back to a nice warm cabin for a roaring fire, romantic dinner and a wine for two. Honeymoon heaven!

Ski for two – It doesn’t matter if you’re beginners or seasoned skiers hitting the slopes at a top ski resort can be a memorable honeymoon. Take a lesson together, most resorts offer private lessons and you can pick up this adrenaline packed sport together. A ski honeymoon takes you to unforgettable locations, offers unrivalled views and a holiday to remember.


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Want to get married on your own private island?

Ever wondered what the ultimate wedding abroad would be?

Well how about your own private island in the Bahamas, 10 of your closest friends and your very own chapel set in the middle of pristine white beaches? Sounds good right? - Little Whay Cay Island – Little Whay Cay Island

Well throw in 12 staff including chefs, butlers, a maid service and a gardener; you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve turned into Richard Branson. - Little Whay Cay Chapel – Little Whay Cay Chapel

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Marrakech; Less than 3 hours to (almost) guaranteed sunshine

It is hard to remember the wet grey chill of Gatwick as I step off the airplane just three hours later to clear blue skies and 43 degree heat in Marrakech.

Morocco now rivals Dubai for short breaks with virtually guaranteed sunshine, and it is easy to see why. Numerous airlines, including Easyjet and Ryanair, offer an inexpensive 3 hour flight to Marrakech, there is no time difference, and for those looking for a romantic break, unlike Dubai it is still a fairly unspoiled and adult place to visit.

Olive trees line the hotel's paths

Olive trees line the hotel’s paths

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Honeymoon in Hawaii

Why has Hawaii become one of the most popular honeymoon destinations over the past few years?
Probably because once you get out of the more ‘touristy’ Waikiki the other islands are breathtakingly beautiful and serene.

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Places like Kauai and Lanai give you complete privacy, with an air that’s filled with exotic, mesmerising fragrances from the many tropical flowers. Read More

Underwater honeymoon

Couples are now looking for more and more unusual ideas for their honeymoons, but would sleeping underwater be one of them?

This bedroom was created for the 5th anniversary of the Ithaa restaurant at the Conrad Hilton on Rangali Island in the Maldives,  located around 16ft below sea level.Read More

Sun-kissed and sparkling

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Honeymoon this summer? Yves Rocher are launching a great new product perfect to give you a sun-kissed shimmer on the beach and with an added sparkle to take you into the evening.

Their Glow-Cheek Stain is enriched with floral witch hazel and leaves your skin with a natural tan whatever your shade of skin. Its watery texture lets the skin breath and isn’t sticky, although it does make it a little tricky to apply. For a brighter complexion to take you into the evening, shake the bottle before use to incorporate the extra-fine gold pearly particles.

The little bottle is small enough to slip into a hand bag  and it smells wonderful.


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