So, you’re still on cloud nine after tying the knot. But thank goodness it’s not over! We all know that there is nothing better than a perfectly planned honeymoon to look forward to after leaving your wedding day on a high note. We at The Wedding Company love a hotel that is a destination in itself. A dreamy, other-worldly setting with luxurious confines to put you and yours truly right in the mood. A place to rejuvenate and relax and get away from it all. To help you get started — take a look at the following places which are simply divine!
La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco
Amangiri, Canyon Point, Utah, USA
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India
Alila Hadahaa, Male, Maldives
Singita Lebombo Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa
La Reserve Ramatuelle, Ramatuelle, France
Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Go ahead, book your romantic escape early should you find yourself sparked by wanderlust…
A little while ago, we found ourselves accomplice to a marriage proposal when a dear friend from Napa Valley approached us to plan the perfect evening in Hong Kong for him and his lovely girlfriend. It would be their first visit to the city and we had been cooking up this secret plan for weeks, practically keeping in daily touch with the now groom-to-be. And, to be honest, it was difficult not to spill the beans!
The couple took in a panoramic view of the stunning skyline while cruising along Victoria Harbour aboard the Aqua Luna, the traditional and iconic wooden junk complete with dramatic red sails. Members of the crew were all in on it, standing by with a pre-chilled bottle of champagne just waiting for him to pop the question. We were ecstatic to find out that the plan was carried out flawlessly (from the delivery of the ring to planting a secret photographer on board) and we couldn’t be more thrilled for them both.
We returned earlier this summer to the Auberge de Soleil, one of the most romantic spots in the Napa Valley and the perfect honeymoon escape (or a wedding even!). Voted one of the world’s best in this month’s Travel & Leisure magazine, this luxury hideaway has a world-class restaurant and 7,000 sq ft spa, is easily accessible to the many wineries and top restaurants in the area and for those (like me!) who simply need rest, a deeply restorative experience.
Wow! Just came back from Bali and very impressed with the highly developed Bali wedding market. It’s a big business down there. With a seemingly endless choice of venues combined with the sand, sea and sun (not to mention actual blue skies), its no wonder that Bali is an increasingly popular destination for Hong Kong couples.
It is undeniably a favourite destination with Japanese couples too. The Conrad Hotel, Bali can host up to five weddings in one day and handle more than 450 weddings a year. Our Event Producer (Bali), Michelle joked, “If you’re late to the ceremony, you might end up marrying the wrong guy!”
Venues such as Thirtha Bridal (with a Japanese owner) have impeccable standards and stunning views but also stringent rules and a less than ideal rain contingency plan. We had to rule out other venues simply because they were either too small or didn’t quite meet our standards. Overall though, there is something for everyone.
We also found some stunning private villas from Bali Home Management for our clients to choose from, not to mention the island’s top caterer. So all in all, it was a highly successful trip!
The view from the ultra-luxurious Bulgari Hotel
The very popular Istana
Another private villa
The above photo is of the Conrad Infinity Chapel. Where are the jet skis and para-sailing that go on in the background? Unless you book the last slot, it will definitely be a part of your wedding!
A beach wedding at Amanusa on the probably the nicest beach in Bali
A private villa on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean
Delicious menu tasting!
This looks amazing…am dying to explore the rich heritage of Beijing!
Aman at Summer Palace is offering a Discover Beijing experience featuring three nights accommodation for two at the resort, daily American breakfast, a complimentary Chinese tea ceremony, guided Summer Palace tour and excursions to either the Forbidden City, Great Wall or the Temple of Heaven. Three nights start at US$2,085.