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Wedding abroad in Turkey?

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The delightful Kempinski hotel in Barbaros Bay, Bodrum, Turkey has joined Marry Abroad. This luxury 5 star hotel, perched on the side of the bay, has stunning views over the water - just perfect for couples searching for an idyllic location in which to exchange their vows. Infinity pools merge with the horizon, as guests soak up the sun and take in the magnificent view.
The Kempinski offers a great choice of wedding ceremony - from romantic beach ceremonies to exchanging vows at the marina, to a private secluded ceremony in a stunning location - the choice is yours to create new memories of this most special day.






See all our Turkey wedding providers here.

Think Sicily launches brand new villas ready for 2012 season

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Think Sicily is delighted to add 3 stunning villas to their portfolio for the 2012 season: Itaca, Casa Alma and La Limonaia. As with all the company’s villas, these new arrivals are supreme in quality, available exclusively through Think Sicily and come with a level of service and expertise knowledge that is second to none…

Itaca is situated in the most exclusive area of chic Mondello, just a few minutes’ drive from the town’s long sandy beach and excellent seafood restaurants. It has its own swimming pool and tennis court and, sleeping up to 11, is perfect for a large family or several different groups holidaying together.

Casa Alma is another example of the perfect summer house and sleeps up to 12. Sitting on a hill looking out to sea over the vineyards of Menfi, the villa is a unique mix of Scandinavian and Sicilian design mixing the clean lines and open spaces of the North with the warmth of the South. It has unrivalled calming views, a fabulous infinity pool, green lawns and lots…

Fairytale weddings in Prague

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We're delighted to announce that Czech wedding planners Shelley Weddings have joined Marry Abroad. Offering weddings throughout Prague and the Czech Republic, Shelley Weddings can create a fairytale ceremony in a spectacular castle or in the romantic city of Prague. Just imagine, exchanging vows in a centuries old castle, one of which was the home of the last Austro-Hungarian Emperor Charles I! You could be married in the middle of history, not many locations offer that option.
Contact Shelley Weddings for more details.

See more Czech wedding providers here.



Weddings Abroad in Thailand

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Couples looking for a tropical wedding abroad need look no further, Pimalai Resort & Spa in Krabi, Thailand has joined Marry Abroad and makes an absolutely wonderful wedding location. Sitting on 100 acres of nature on the island of Koh Lanta, Krabi, Pimalai is right beside 900 metres of unspoilt beachfront - just perfect for a beach wedding, or for just celebrating your nuptials.
The Independent newspaper has even classed Pimalai as one of the best wedding destinations in the world! So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch and let their great team show you what's possible.

See more Thailand wedding providers here.

New Wedding Planner in Florida joins Marry Abroad

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We're delighted to announce that A Beautiful Wedding in Orlando, Florida is now part of Marry Abroad. Rev. Tim Herring of A Beautiful Wedding is a notary and specialises in destination weddings of 25 people or less in the Orlando area.
With over 20 different wedding locations on offer, you're sure to find the perfect location for your dream wedding, and Rev. Tim can arrange everything you can possibly need to get married in style! Outdoor gazebos, wedding chapels, hotels, country clubs, garden settings and much more - just visit A Beautiful Wedding's website to see all they offer, and to contact Rev. Tim, he'd be happy to hear from you.

See all our Wedding Providers in Florida here.

New Wedding Venues for 2012 in Greece

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Greece wedding specialist Ionian Weddings are launching a new range of wedding venues for 2012. Take a look below and if you find one you fancy, get in touch!

Melissani underground lake, Kefalonia
Revealed in the 1950s when the roof overhead collapsed, this beautiful subterranean lake sits enclosed by grotto walls that are up to 36 metres high and are the perfect clinging ground for the 20,000 year old stalactites and stalagmites. Be married in a boat floating on the neon-blue water, basking in the vast shaft of sunlight that floods this ultimate romantic location.

Achilleion Palace, Corfu
Located about ten kilometres south of Corfu, this architectural beauty was originally built in 1890 for the Empress of Austria. Pompeian in style and fronted by a statue of the mythical hero Achilles gazing northwards towards Corfu Town, Achilleion Palace was also the birth place of Prince Phillip.

Fanari Lighthouse, Kefalonia
A magnificent colonnaded pavilion located at the end of a small peninsular t…

Weddings in the Park at Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore

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Nestled amongst lush greenery, plan the ultimate expression of love at Singapore’s most intimate boutique heritage hotel, Hotel Fort Canning.  You’ll find everything for the perfect wedding at Hotel Fort Canning. The lush green setting of Fort Canning Hill, delicious food and impeccable service in either the elegant Legends Ballroom or the Lavender Ballroom, will make the most romantic day of your life truly spectacular.  ‘Say I Do’ at the tranquil Sun Deck or have an intimate wedding party for close friends and family at the Jasmine Rooms.

Once used as a base for the British Far East Command pre/post World War II in Singapore, the Hotel Fort Canning has been sensitively restored and re-opened at the end of last year as a chic boutique hotel with 86 rooms and suites, two restaurants, a THANN Spa, and comprehensive function facilities.   Many original features of its colonial past have been retained including a multi-columned façade and impressive grand staircase.  Part of Fort Canning…

Weddings & Honeymoons under an African sky at Selati Camp’s new Ivory Suite, Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, South Africa

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South Africa is now the most popular destination for UK couples choosing to marry and honeymoon abroad. Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, situated in the Southern section of the Kruger National Park, has launched their ‘Weddings Under an African Sky’ package offering an addictive combination of wild Africa and luxurious opulence.

Couples can now marry at one of the most beautiful areas on the reserve, famous for its abundance of wildlife including giraffes and zebras, called "Fig Tree Crossing", a sandy river bank and a huge rock, behind which grows an enormous Sycamore Fig tree, spreading its dappled shade across the top of the rock.

By the shady riverbed, a simple wedding table is prepared, with a white linen cloth, champagne on ice, some driftwood, pods and wild flowers. Vows are exchanged against this magnificent setting and rings are blessed on a porcupine quill. Following the ceremony, photos are taken before returning to the luxurious Selati Camp, where festivities kick …

Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa - Love Nest for Newlyweds

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Magical sunsets, intimate cocooned private villas and personalised service make Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa in Mauritius, the ideal love nest to exchange your vows, or celebrate as newlyweds.

If you’re dreaming of that perfect beach wedding, the highly experienced Maradiva team will make it happen. Renowned for its unsurpassed level of service. Owner Sanjiv Ramdanee, ensures a superb level of organisation, so brides-to-be can rest assured that every last detail has been taken care of, from a hand-picked bouquet to last minute wedding dress alterations, and of course that special something blue.

The General Manager personally oversees each and every wedding, drawing on his extensive experience at top hotels around the globe. The wedding package service include a welcome gift, decorated wedding location, beauty treatments for the bride, wedding cake and champagne during the ceremony, private wedding dinner and romantic breakfast served in the villa.

Couples on honeymoon c…

Delaware North Australia's Hideaway Honeymoon Havens (Part 2)

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And here are the final two amazing wedding and honeymoon resorts in Australia - just perfect for relaxing!

Quintessential El Questro
Dramatically positioned overlooking the Chamberlain River on the edge of a rugged gorge in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, El Questro Homestead is set amidst an ancient landscape of deep gorges, dramatic waterfalls, thermal springs and jagged escarpments on an expansive one million acre property.  One of Australia’s most exclusive and luxurious properties, it offers newlyweds an unforgettable taste of Australian outback wilderness in pampered seclusion.  With only six suites, the Honeymoon perfect Chamberlain Gorge Suite has a double outdoor bath for soaking up the atmosphere together with stunning views over the landscape, a separate lounge and large veranda  - ideal for sipping champagne under a spectacular canopy of stars.  With the option to helicopter to a secluded waterfall swimming hole with a gourmet picnic for the day, gallop across the vas…

Delaware North Australia's Hideaway Honeymoon Havens (Part 1)

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Here's part one of a selection of wedding and honeymoon locations in north Australia - excellent locations in which to celebrate your nuptials or recover after your destination wedding!

Whether looking for a remote royal retreat or an ‘exclusive’ wedding or honeymoon hideaway, look no further than Delaware North Australia Parks and Resorts for the ultimate luxury escape Downunder.
With a portfolio including some of Australia’s most prestigious award-winning properties, situated in areas of outstandingly picturesque and pristine wilderness, Delaware North Parks & Resorts offers newly weds the option of complete seclusion in some of the world’s most romantic locations.
With the choice of being tucked away in one of the luxurious island Pavilions on the Great Barrier Reef, whisked off to a remote lodge in the spectacular Kimberley outback or completely indulged in an ‘exclusive’ hire, honeymooners can choose from the following truly unforgettable experiences:

Lizard Luxury

Exquisitel…

Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives, offers themed wedding blessing ceremonies in five different locations

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Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives offers wedding blessing ceremonies with a choice of six cultural themes and five exotic locations, including underwater.  The full-day experience also includes a romantic dinner, a spa ritual, a professional photograph session and a wedding planner.  The packages are available year-round.

Set on a three-kilometre-long private island surrounded by a vibrant house reef, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives offers unusual locations for wedding ceremonies.  Adrenalin seekers can dive in the lagoon to exchange their vows on waterproof boards, while sea-lovers could choose a luxury sailing yacht as their wedding venue.  Couples can also celebrate with a century-old banyan tree as a backdrop, under a pavilion facing the ocean or barefoot on the beach.  Guests can choose among six cultural themes – Chinese, Western, Japanese, Indian, Arabic and Maldivian – to personalise the ceremony.

“Thanks to the event organiser’s care and flexibi…

New Fairy Tale Wedding Venue in Italy

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The Borgo Storico Seghetti Panichi, a national monument as much as a lived-in family home, now opens its doors as a wedding venue. The historic buildings and beautiful gardens in the up and coming Le Marche region of Italy are one of the most romantic settings any couple could dream of for their wedding. The venue is known for its typically Italian hospitality and its refined and elegant flair.

Getting married at the Borgo Storico is just like a fairy tale come true. Couples can very much choose where they want to celebrate their wedding – there are various locations indoors and outdoors that are simply perfect for wedding celebrations and civil ceremonies can be arranged. From the seventeenth century chapel, the eighteenth century villa with its elegant salons to the historic nineteenth century romantic garden with lots of perfect spots for a marquee to celebrate under the stars. There are also eleven luxurious suites and professional kitchens on site and specialised staff are there …

Say `I do’ on deck: Star Clippers offers sunset marriage blessing

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Combining the romance of sail with a spectacularly romantic ocean setting, Star Clippers is offering the opportunity for a sunset marriage blessing on the upper deck of the company's four-masted `Star Clipper’ or `Star Flyer’ and the five-masted `Royal Clipper’, conducted by the ship’s captain, attended by uniformed crew.

The blessing can be arranged on Star Clipper voyages in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Central America and the romance starts when honeymoon guests are welcomed on board with champagne and fruit basket in their cabin.

The recreation of these graceful 19th century style clipper ships for modern-day sailing voyages was the inspiration of a Swedish businessman, Mikael Krafft, whose first two vessels, Star Flyer and Star Clipper, were the first true clipper ships to be built since 1910, recreating the golden age of sail when square-rigged trading `clipper’ ships would race one another across the world’s great oceans as they delivered passengers and cargo to the worl…

Top five Italian wedding venues (part 2) by Bestweddingaway

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We continue our top 5 wedding venues in Italy chosen by Bestweddingsaway, with their top 2 venues. They're right, the venues are absolutely amazing!

Venue 2 -The Tuscan Tenuta, Tuscany
Location
This venue is located in the beautiful rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside near Arezzo.

What it has to offer
This estate is the family home of one of Italy’s most famous fashion houses. This family upholds the highest standards of the Made in Italy brand, and here at the Tuscan Tenuta the true “Made in Tuscany” can be experienced. For those who love the taste of tradition, for those who love luxury and comfort, for those who love simple elegance, this is the perfect location for a holiday or special event. There are various structures to meet every taste; apartments in the medieval village, and refined villas, furnished with every comfort and attention to detail, country farmhouses, immersed in vineyards and sunflower fields.
Each structure creates a distinctly diverse experience and atmos…

Top five Italian wedding venues (part 1) by Bestweddingaway

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Bestweddingaway organises weddings in Italy. Here are their choices of the top 5 wedding venues in Italy, with 1 being the top venue. Here's part 1, with part 2 (including the top venue) tomorrow.

Venue 5 - Ice-White Hotel, Sorrento
Location
In the hills of Sorrento overlooking the Island of Capri.

What it has to offer
This venue is a charming, 4 star hotel. It has a magnificent position amidst the rich vegetation of a peaceful, landscaped park, dramatically fused with an imposing mountain as a backdrop. It is a luxury villa, each bedroom with amazing  sea views. The décor features a stylish combination of antique and modern furniture. An elegant fusion of Mediterranean and contemporary furnishings complements the quiet location and intimacy of this hotel. The cuisine is contemporary Italian and international. Eating here at any time, day or evening gives way to spectacular views of the entire Sorrento coast. In the evening watch the sun set over the sparkling sea waters.  The beauti…