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Wedding Ideas: Honeymoons

An Italian Love Affair

February, the month of love. In Italy, that’d be l’amore. Valentine’s Day itself originated here, with Shakespeare penning Romeo and Juliet set in romantic Verona. With spots like the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Capri and Venice seen as idylls, it’s no wonder that the popularity of Italy as the backdrop to the ideal wedding has soared. We’d have to agree that it’s second to none for intimacy, declarations and serenades. If you’re looking for an exquisite destination wedding, Italy has plenty to offer from it’s sprawling coastal shores to it’s evergreen olive groves and quaint towns nestled in the hillside… 

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The rise of the European destination wedding

With so many couples deciding to ditch the clouds and tie the knot in sunnier lands, we love getting out there and seeing the options for brides and grooms. European destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular, with the short flight times and warm climate, what’s not to love? Guides for Brides have been trying and testing some of these the most romantic spots out there, and we’re excited to share. 

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Europe’s most romantic hotel: Palazzo Avino – our favourite things

Palazzo Avino was judged to be the most romantic hotel in Europe. Nestled in Ravello, high above the Amalfi Coast in Italy it is the perfect place for a romantic honeymoon or a fairytale wedding. A picture can say a thousand words so here is a round up of a few of our favourites so you can judge for yourself:

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French Wedding Elegance

Dreaming of a luxurious French wedding? France is quickly becoming a popular overseas wedding destination for brides seeking a classic wedding with a twist. Whether you want a chic Parisian city wedding, or a rustic countryside event, check out the pros and cons of getting married in France. So, if you’re dreaming of a gorgeous French-inspired wedding oozing with elegance and class, then from traditions to trends, we’ve got you covered.

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Top 10 Golden Honeymoon Rules

There is lots to consider when planning the most memorable getaway of your life. Once you’ve planned your great escape, your next task is to make the most of it! One of the UK’s top honeymoon tour operators, Turquoise, have given us their Top 10 Golden Honeymoon Rules for a holiday that will exceed perfection…

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Viva Las Vegas

Some may say it’s crazy, but getting married in Las Vegas is the perfect choice for a truly unique big day. We recently visited the City of Lights on a honeymoon review trip and realised what a fab place Vegas would be for a luxurious and affordable wedding. Check out our top reasons why we love the idea of a Vegas wedding…

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The Perfect Thailand Honeymoon

From idyllic white sandy beaches and stunning national parks to wild animal encounters and a buzzing nightlife – Thailand offers something for everyone. We visited Thailand in June on a honeymoon tour, reviewing an array of hotels in Bangkok and Phuket. If you’re looking for a honeymoon which incorporates adventure, relaxation, stunning scenery and great Thai food – then Thailand could be the perfect destination. 


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Your Honeymoon Passport

You may be proud of your new surname, but changing your name on your passport before your honeymoon can cause you some logistical nightmares. Your flights, visa, hotel booking, credit cards and passport must all be in the same name to avoid problems whilst away. 


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Bahamas Beauty

Looking for the perfect curve of white sandy beach, with turquoise seas and palm trees? Whether you’re looking for a honeymoon or wedding destination – the Bahamas is an idyllic haven for any couple.

The Bahamas are the most accessible part of the Caribbean, with 8 hour direct flights from London most days. Nassau is the focal point for the very best hotels and is a launch pad for visiting more remote islands nearby. The pretty Abaco Islands are situated to the north and the Exuma Islands to the south, home to Johnny Depp, Nicholas Cage and David Copperfield. The islands are also known for mid-ocean sandbanks, iguanas, crystal-clear water and stunning white beaches.

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When in Rome

Rome – otherwise known as The Eternal City – is the perfect destination for ultimate romance.  With a charming historical ambiance, Rome is a stunning setting for a destination wedding, honeymoon or a romantic retreat. We visited the City last week to review a collection of boutique hotels.


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