When you go through a tough divorce and find someone new, the last thing many women want to think about is a big fancy wedding with all the trimmings.
A small celebration is generally preferred, inviting close family and friends. However what we must remember is that a modest wedding doesn’t have to mean a cheap exchange at the registry office.
Whether you’re at home or across the pond, there’s a low-key yet luxurious wedding ceremony awaiting your selection.
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, a wedding abroad can be just what you’re looking for. There are plenty of luxury destinations to choose from, offering a variety of attractions like quiet sandy beaches, cultural entertainment and historic architecture to name a few. Popular spots for a more intimate marriage include the Indonesian islands, while the snowy peaks of Switzerland and Iceland have grown in popularity in recent years. The magical Swiss town of Andermatt has recently seen the opening of a five-star hotel, nestled quietly into the dramatic mountains that tower overhead. The Chedi Andermatt adds an element of opulence to the snowy landscape, welcoming guests into a warm and opulent residence filled with deluxe suites, a relaxing spa and a wine and cigar library if you choose to frequent it!
A healthy budget can afford a fine wedding planner to organise your day down to the most intricate detail. Hotels tend to offer the best services, including luxury accommodation and gourmet cuisine as part of the package. For example, if you find yourself in Vietnam, there’s a hotel called the Nam Hai Hoi An, that will create a ‘celebrate in style’ package that will tick every box. Choose from a number of different venues, including the poolside, the beach or the main pool gardens, then relax as the hotel prepares a cocktail reception, gourmet menu, decorations, photographer, wedding cake and complimentary two night stay in the Bridal Chamber.
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There are a huge number of ceremonies on offer across the globe that will recognise your union. The most popular is, of course, the legal ceremony, performed in most countries. But there are other options, such as a blessing, which will honour your union with full celebration. The paperwork is then completed back at home. One of the best locations for a blessing is in Bali, Indonesia. This beautiful island brings a whole new meaning to luxury, offering a great number of five-star hotels and resorts willing to host your wedding. Opt for a wedding here and you’ll be immersed into the spiritual culture of this island of the Gods, complete with traditional music, flower girls and entertainment such as the ancient and dramatic Kecak dance.
You can’t have a luxurious wedding without a honeymoon to match, and if you’re looking to get married abroad, the world is your oyster! The honeymoon is the time to let your hair down and celebrate your new adventure as husband and wife, so be sure to pick somewhere that will make memories. You can celebrate in the same location if you’d prefer not to travel and there’s plenty of romantic spots to choose from. If you’re seeking peace and quiet, opt for a honeymoon on an island like St Lucia or the Maldives where panoramic views and sandy beaches dominate the landscape. On the other hand, for the more adventurous couple, countries like Oman may be more attractive, offering rolling sand dunes, rugged mountains and fascinating ancient history.
No matter how intimate the wedding and where you are in the world, just remember it’s your big day and you deserve to celebrate in style!