One of the most beautiful and blissful islands of Thailand is Ko Samui. Located in close proximity to the mainland province of Surat Thani, this tropical island is visited annually by over 1.5 million tourists from all over the world. Known for its stunningly beautiful beaches, amazing coastal features, thriving hospitality and tourist industries, and many leisure and recreational attractions, this island is truly an enchained tropical paradise.
The scenic and natural beauty, the many recreational highlights, and breath-taking landscapes of Samui make it an ideal place to create some romantic and lasting memories. It is for this reason that Ko Samui is known for being one of the best places to have a memorable beach wedding. The pristine sandy beaches, lush coconut palms, the bright tropical sunlight and the cool ocean breeze all culminate to create a truly enchanting atmosphere which only make that special moment you say ‘I do’, all the more special and memorable.
Samui has a typical warm tropical climate and the clear turquoise waters around the island are mild. These little elements make Samui is great place to create the most romantic moment of all in your relationship. There are many resorts and hotels at Samui that offer accommodation and beach wedding services and will be more than willing to undertake your wedding and make your special day something truly remarkable. The great thing about having your wedding at Samui is that you can let your imagination go free, as you can make your beach wedding anything you want it to be! Be it a small Religious ceremony, grand beach party type wedding, or a minimalistic Buddhist wedding, you can do it all at the beach. You can have a beautiful ceremony under the clear blue skies of Samui and then celebrate till the sun sets over the horizon, which in itself is a romantic and mesmerizing experience. So if you wish to create lasting memories by having a customized beach wedding, head on over to Samui to tie the knot.
Tucked away in a secluded end of Samui’s Chaweng beach is the Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort & Spa. Belonging to the reputed Anantara group of resorts and hotels, this Koh Samui resort offers accommodation in a range of tranquil and stylishly appointed rooms and villas. The resort also offers a range of spa & wellness treatment, event & function services, recreational & leisure facilities, and many other guest amenities, so go ahead and place your booking at this Chaweng hotel.

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When it comes to beach weddings, you will be hard pressed to find a better place than the Maldives. While a Maldives resort on a secluded island is a great place to tie the knot amidst breathtaking coastal scenery, if you really want something truly memorable, why not think of having a special theme. First make sure to find accommodation in Maldives at a resort that will help you organise a beach wedding. Anantara Dhigu, Maldives is one such option definitely worth considering.

Once you have got the desired beach setting, it’s time to think of a particular theme. When it comes to creative beach wedding ideas, one can consider a wide range of options. Take advantage of the magical sunsets in Maldives and plan your wedding in the evenings where you can enjoy a truly enchanting backdrop. Think of having a Caribbean themed wedding with reggae music and pina coladas or even a Hawaiian themed celebration much like a luau. Since it’s on the beach, couples can consider a seashell themed wedding using appropriate decorations or even a celebration that features sandcastles as part of the outdoor décor. For something truly bold, why not plan a pirate themed ceremony and get the guests to dress up as well!

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For a truly memorable proposal, spirit your sweetie away to an exotic location to have the memory etched in your mind forever. Amongst the many resorts Abu Dhabi has to offer to host your stay, the Anantara Al Sahel Villas features an idyllic selection of Abu Dhabi villas guaranteed to make the moment your sweetheart says “Yes” truly special. For an unforgettable “I do” moment, the Saffron Tower in Ras Al Khaimah offers a romantic camel ride for two and a unique backdrop of an ancient tower, flourished with a fine Thai feast served by your own private butler. Or, you could opt for simply and sweet, with a proposal in the desert as the majestic Arabian sun casts a vibrant backdrop in light of such an auspicious affair. If post and fancy are your style, head over to the Jetty Lounge, where you can pop the question amidst the alluring lap of the waves. A popular choice is the Pierchic, famed for its beautiful views of Burj Al Arab, accentuated by balmy breezes and sumptuous seafood – all excellent ingredients to make for a memorable forever moment. Perhaps you would like to indulge in an elabourate proposal weekend, and an excellent choice is the Qasr Al Sarab, with a romantic array of villas for a dreamy and idyllic proposal. Or head over to Saadiyat Island for the most romantic moment to unfold, within satin smooth sands with the arching cosmos sparkling above, illuminated your beautiful moment to be treasured forever.

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Tucked away along the West Coast of Sri Lanka, Negombo is an idyllic seaside city that is a perfect place to spend a honeymoon. Couples in search of budget accommodation Sri Lanka has to offer in the area can consider Hotel J. This budget hotel in Sri Lanka provides an ideal base from which to enjoy the very best Negombo has to offer.

Well suited for beach weddings too, Negombo provides couples with an intimate getaway in which to start their life as newlyweds. The soft sandy shores provide an ideal backdrop in which to laze in the sun while you plan your future together. More active couples can even take part in the many water sports on offer such as kite-surfing and diving. As the day draws to a close, you and that special someone can enjoy a romantic stroll on the beach as the setting sun paints the sky in vivid hues. Cap off the day by having an intimate dinner on the shore as the stars come out to play above and gentle breezes surround you both.

Abu Dhabi offers many exciting options to tie the knot. The city boasts a range of professionals to help prospective brides and grooms and their families to plan and execute outstanding weddings. All the elements necessary for a traditional wedding with a huge guest list or a quiet elegant affair for a few people is conveniently at hand. Brides to be in the Emirate can select the items they need for their wedding from the latest wedding wear to jewellery, specially designed fragrances, stylists and spas to give the bride and her friends a complete makeover, from wedding fairs that are popular events here.

In addition specialty shops will help brides to make their wedding day unique. Abu Dhabi city hotels and resorts offer excellent bespoke wedding packages to make a special day memorable. These include outdoor or indoor venues, catering, pre-wedding spa treatments, bridal suites and romantic honeymoon packages. However for non Muslim resident expatriates getting married in the Emirate is a notoriously convoluted affair. It is advisable that resident expatriates seriously contemplating getting married in Abu Dhabi be thoroughly acquainted with the regulations governing marriage. The best way to circumvent red tape and to have the wedding of your dreams is to plan everything carefully before hand and allow time for procedures and documentation.

Once a couple decides to ‘plight their troth’ many consult wedding planners who give advice on venues, help select a theme, decide on a budget, design invitations, place cards, thank you notes, assist to set up a wedding website, assist with dressing the bride and her friends and ensure that everything goes according to schedule. All marriages in Abu Dhabi are solemnized in a religious place or a venue with a wedding license. There are no civil ceremonies. Nationals and Muslims tie the knot in the Sharia court. Christians and Catholics can get married in church but one or both partners must show evidence of having being baptized. The marriageable age in Abu Dhabi is over 18 years for both bride and groom. Witnesses have to be nationals or hold Abu Dhabi resident permits. Some nationalities may be required to translate personal documents into English and Arabic. Once married the marriage certificate is submitted to the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Foreign Affairs for attestation and in the case of expats submitted to the respective embassy for legalization in the home country. Undergoing medical examinations for genetic disorders and communicable diseases is part of the pre wedding requirements for everyone.

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, a magnificent oasis in the middle of the Liwa Desert, the largest sand mass in the world, is amongst the popular luxury hotels Abu Dhabi where many go to have the quintessential desert experience. Guests at one of fabulous Abu Dhabi hotels can choose to view wildlife, participate in a range of outdoor activities, enjoy relaxing spa treatments and onsite leisure facilities and taste the gourmet cuisine presented at its restaurants.

 

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Romance is always in the air in the Maldives; the island offers the perfect setting for a honeymoon and even a wedding. If you are thinking of saying ‘I do’ why not do it in style under a starlit canopy. The weather conditions in Maldives are perfect for a wedding ceremony, the view of the beach is spectacular and your guests will simply love digging their toes into the sand while they watch you walk down the aisle. You do not have to worry about the logistics of organizing your wedding ceremony because most of the hotels have package deals for such occasions.

Package deals include hair and makeup artists, a wedding photo shoot done by a professional photographer, floral decorations, champagne and wedding cake. Sometimes they throw in a couple of extras like a candlelit dinner after the ceremony and breakfast for the couple in a beach villa. All you have to do is send out the invitations and ask your guests to come over to Maldives.

Couples have the option of getting a wedding planner which is a burden off their shoulders. The planner will get in touch with all the service providers and ensure that everything goes according to schedule. The difference in having a wedding in Maldives is that you can include some of the local rituals for your ceremony. The ‘Bodu Katheeb’ or island chief can act as your efficient and perform traditional Maldivian rituals. A Maldivian drum performance is also a great addition if you want that traditional local feeling.

The best time for a wedding is in the evening because the air is much cooler. The most romantic ceremonies are the ones that begin just before the sun sets. Most often a Maldives resort will arrange for a few local practices to be included in your event. For instance, some hotels offer a coconut tree planting ceremony to celebrate the love between the couple. Maldives luxury resorts have their own private beach area making it an ideal location for a beach ceremony. Cocoa Island Maldives can be recommended as an ideal place to tie the knot and begin your new adventures together in this tropical island paradise.