The Maldives resembles a cluster of glittering diamonds studding a turquoise blanket of ocean. This is fitting as it is one of the top choices for destination weddings. In Maldives, romance is always in the air. Take a stroll along the beach at sunset to witness a mesmerising sky lighting up in fiery shades and follow it up with candlelit dinner on the beach under the stars. If you fancy an indulgence, book a luxury cruise and enjoy some top notch food and drink along with entertainment and a complete array of modern amenities laid on. If a rejuvenating massage is your idea of holiday pampering, visit the in house spa at PER AQUUM Niyama Maldives.

Symbolic marriages are also a popular tradition in the Maldives. A symbolic wedding simply allows a couple the opportunity to acknowledge their commitment to each other and does not impose any legal constraints. Married couples may choose to renew marriage vows, while unmarried couples may use this special ritual to make a promise or declare their love for each other.

The Maldives provides the ideal setting for a symbolic wedding; pristine sandy beaches with the Indian Ocean stretching beyond. Most resorts are prepared to create beautifully adorned wedding pavilions finished with traditional local touches. Services are carried out by a minister who is an ‘Island Chief’; a traditional Maldivian wedding would be officiated by an Island Chief. The service can be as low key or as flamboyant as you wish. Celebration cakes, culinary creations that maybe local, international or both, champagnes and cocktails can be rolled out for your magical day. The couple will be presented with a symbolic wedding certificate and ceremonies must be conducted following regulations laid out by the Ministry of Tourism.

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Picture this; you are walking barefoot on soft golden sand, along a secluded beach, following a path of flower petals that lead you onwards. Ahead the magnificent Indian Ocean glistens in the early morning sun, while the hypnotic sounds of waves gently rushing to shore serenade you with their seaside lullaby. The wind playfully runs through your hair, and in the air there is a sense of freedom, the promise of adventure and romance that will sweep you off your feet. The petals finally lead you to your destination; there by the shore stands the person who truly completes you, the perfect addition to this enchanting backdrop, awaiting your presence, eager to embark in this new chapter of love in an island paradise where time seems to stand still. Sounds like something that may interest you? Well beach weddings in Sri Lanka offer all this and more!

Planning such a wedding in this exotic island nation is easy too. Many hotels and resorts along the beach offer customizable wedding packages including hosting ceremonies on the beach. Arriving (and leaving!) in style is not a problem either with companies such asĀ Malkey Rent A Car offering a wide range of wedding cars in Sri Lanka for you to choose from including vintage classics.

For something truly unique you can choose to have a traditional Buddhist ceremony on the beach which adds its own special elements. What can you expect from such ceremony? Dancers decked out in elaborate headgear, drummers enthusiastically creating a pulsating rhythm as you arrive, a small choir of girls singing traditional blessings and a local “kapuwa” officiating the ceremony under a palm frond canopy. Choose a Hindu ceremony on the beach and you can look forward to such details as having intricate henna art used to create designs on the hands and feet of the bride.

Of course if you want to truly create a magical moment of romance, you can always opt to include an elephant in the ceremony! Yes such things can be arranged and a gentle giant will take you and your one true love on an unforgettable first ride along the shore, as the sun sets in the horizon, splashing fiery reds and oranges across the sky in celebration.

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Amidst the soft, golden sands and the soothing lull of the waves, declare your eternal love for each other and be bound in holy matrimony for life…Celebrate your love in paradise Sri Lanka. Say your vows in the heavenly beaches the island is famous for…Make your Dream Beach Wedding in Sri Lanka come true…

With amazing beaches all around the island, choosing a destination for your dream wedding in Sri Lanka can be a little bit hard. But, with Citrus Leisure it will be easy to for you to pick, as this leading hospitality brand presents 2 prestigious Sri Lanka resorts that are located in 2 of the island’s most popular beaches, Waskaduwa and Hikkaduwa.

Your dream wedding in Sri Lanka will be most magical if you opt for a traditional Sri Lankan wedding ceremony as you and your loved one will be a part of a cultural extravaganza! You will be led to the Poruwa (a beautifully decorated, traditional wooden platform) by dancers and drummers dressed in elaborate costumes. Then the Kapuwa or a local priest or minister will officiate the ceremony in a series of rituals that includes presenting betel leaves to the couple and reciting chants.

A traditional Sri Lankan wedding is not complete without the traditional attire. The bride will be adorned in the beautiful Osariya, a white saree with a very exclusive drape and ruffle and decorated with jewellery set that includes several pieces of gold jewellery. The groom meanwhile, gets to wear the majestic Nilame costume which is a costume worn by noble men in ancient times.

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So you reached that stage in your wedding planning when you need to think about that all important honeymoon destination! If you are looking for an exotic island getaway full of sun, surf and sand or even a journey deep within mist shrouded mountains, then Sri Lanka is an ideal choice. In this enchanting island in South Asia you will find some truly magical hideaways along with honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka that provide the perfect setting in which to celebrate your love.

If you love nature and are looking for seclusion amidst the mountains, then Sri Lanka’s hill country is ideal. Kandy and Nuwara Eliya are amongst the favourite destinations for honeymooners with breathtaking natural beauty, colonial charm and colourful culture combining to provide an unforgettable holiday. However, another destination that is becoming quite popular and one which offers more seclusion is Ella which is also sometimes referred to as the country’s ‘highest village’ due to its high elevation amidst the mountains. Surrounded by tea plantations and forests, this idyllic hideaway in the hills offers everything from biking and hiking excursions to tranquil backdrops in which to take time out and get to know each other. If you are looking for accommodation in this area, then 98 Acres Resort & Spa is definitely an option worth considering for your honeymoon getaway.

Of course no honeymoon to Sri Lanka would be complete without a visit to its sun drenched shores. The South Coast is home to a plethora of coastal escapes be it Beruwala, Bentota, Hikkaduwa or Unawatuna all offering picturesque settings in which to enjoy everything from long walks on the beach to exciting water sports. Couples are also opting for East Coast honeymoons where they can enjoy relatively more seclusion than the South Coast and a chance to catch magical sun-rises.

There are those couples who will fancy more thrills on their honeymoon and Sri Lanka has plenty to offer them too. White water rafting in Kitulgala is a favourite amongst adventurous travellers, while nature lovers can engage in unforgettable leopard and elephant safaris at Yala, Wilpattu and Minneriya national parks for a honeymoon that gives them a chance to discover the island’s ‘wild side!’

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The West Coast of Sri Lanka, idyllic, enchanting and a magical getaway along the shores where you can witness the stunning beauty of a sunset as it paints the sky in hues of crimson. It is amidst this backdrop that you can enjoy what is bound to be a truly unforgettable honeymoon! When it comes to West Coast destinations, Negombo is easily the best locale for such a holiday for newlyweds. If you are in search of honeymoon hotels in Sri Lanka along this stretch of coast then Club Hotel Dolphin makes an ideal option since it lets you experience the best the region has to offer including the chance to have a beach wedding; after all what better place to celebrate the beginning of your new chapter of love.

Staying along the beach offers its own set of charms and couples can wake up to the sight of dawn slowly breaking across the horizon, while waves rush to shore. The adventure is just beginning though! Couples can choose to spend their day lazing in the sun together, getting to know more about each other or if they prefer engage in fun and exciting water sports. Waterskiing, snorkelling, kite surfing and even diving are available for intrepid travellers looking to explore the fascinating marine world that lies beneath the waves.

More laidback couples can opt to explore Negombo town which offers its own set of thrills. The town is known as “Little Rome” for its abundance of Roman Catholic churches, many of which date back to the Portuguese colonial times. Another fascinating colonial attraction is undoubtedly the Dutch Canal, where you have the option to take a boat and explore this ancient waterway.

As day turns to night, take a stroll along the shores during sunset. Nothing to beat walking barefoot hand in hand along the sand as the sun dips below the horizon, with the sound of the waves gently rushing to shore serenading the both of you. Indulge in a couple’s spa treatment followed by a romantic meal on the beach, lost in each other’s eyes as a myriad of stars adorn the night sky and the promises of love whispers through the cool night air.

 

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The magical island of Sri Lanka would undoubtedly be a delightful place to take your marriage vows. When selecting wedding hotels in Sri Lanka an excellent choice would be the Anantaya Resort & Spa Chilaw. This attractive hotel would be an appealing choice at which to take your nuptial vows.

All couples naturally desire a memorable wedding ceremony as they embark on this new phase in their lives. In this regard an outstanding choice would be a romantic beach wedding on a picturesque seashore in Sri Lanka. Imagine the glittering sheen of the local sunset overhead as you exchange your vows with your loved one. The powder-soft sands underfoot will add to this magical experience, with the shimmering sapphire waters of the mighty Indian Ocean lapping gently near your feet. You will be able to select an idyllic beach location that will ideally suit your expectations for this momentous occasion in your life.

You will have many options regarding the actual details of your wedding. You may choose to keep the exchange of vows simple and intimate, or alternatively pull out all the stops and opt for a lavish and elaborate ceremony. An excellent option would be to choose a traditional Sri Lankan wedding ceremony complete with traditional oil lamps, threaded jasmine blooms and a special wedding platform. If you so desire you may opt for other traditional elements such as local Buddhist rites, skilled Kandyan style dancers, drummers and perhaps even a lavishly bedecked elephant.
You may also choose to avail yourself of the services of a traditional kapuwa, or wedding official. Naturally you will be able to specify other features that you require, such as quality champagne, a menu of your choosing and so on. However no wedding would be complete without a carefree festive party, and you will be able to celebrate the occasion by dancing the night away in a spacious banquet chamber with all of your guests.

 

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The little islands located on the far end of the Indian ocean have rose to fame for numerous reasons , the predominant one being the sandy beaches the pristine waters surrounding it. However the island has mostly secured its place for being one of the highly sought after romantic getaways and as well as a top spot for destination weddings.

The many luxury resorts in Maldives offer various packages for Maldives Beach weddings. With the culture of destination weddings growing rapidly no doubt such a picturesque island is growing in demand as a wedding venue. The priceless natural backdrops add unmatched life to your wedding photographs and beaches are always associated with happiness and what better place to unite with the love of your life than in a beach? Among the hotels that offer great comprehensive wedding packages is Anantara Dhigu Resort and Spa Maldives. The resort offers different packages to suit the individual’s needs.

The island resorts create the perfect atmosphere to have an intimate affair and often most resorts take care of the entire process so why stress when all you have to do is come dressed up. Most packages offered will also handle the services for your guest too.

Maldives is a perfect spot for honeymooners so most packages tend to incorporate this into their deal as well. Maldives has lots more to offer than just the beaches , if you think you will be bored of seeing the same turquoise waters every day. Want some adrenaline rush in you , why not try some of the great water sport activities it has to offer , or why not embark on a cruise ship as a newly married couple to enjoy dinner while watching the sun set? Dive into the deep blue sea to discover a whole world under neath.

In summay the perfect holiday spot could be one of the best venues to tie the knot , and is worth the effort!

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Whether it is a honeymoon destination one seeks or a romantic getaway, the Indonesian island of Bali is a wonderful choice. While other similar destinations such as the Maldives are wonderful, Bali offers a unique experience, especially for couples who wish to immerse themselves in the culture and traditions of the destination they visit. The island of Bali is idyllic and beautiful as well as aesthetically intriguing with areas such as Ubud boasting of the artistic pulse of the island. For a truly exquisite honeymoon, opt for a resort renowned for its spa facilities such as The Laguna Resort & Spa Bali and unwind after a hectic wedding. Enjoy the laid back atmosphere of the island and explore Bali at your own place while staying in one best beach resort Bali after another.

During daytime, one romantic thing to do in Bali is to explore the multitude of islands near mainland with a luxury catamaran cruise. A cruise would be complete with all the facilities and small luxuries one pleases and it would also provide honeymooners with the opportunity to witness Bali from a different perspective. Another wonderful option is to explore one of the villages during the day and trek through the rice fields and opt for a few hours at the spa to rejuvenate one’s tired bodies.

Wrap up an exciting day with a peaceful yoga session or enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride at sunset along the beach so as to witness the magnificent sunsets the island is famous for. As the cool ocean winds blow inland, a candlelit dinner near the ocean would be a marvellous end to a truly romantic evening.

The multitude of romantic things that can be engaged in when in Bali is numerous and given the natural scenic beauty and diverse Balinese terrain and landscape, it is no surprise that Bali is a haven enjoyed by all those who visit.

 

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The Maldives is without a doubt one of the most blissful and tranquil tourist destinations in the world. This South Asian nation is home to some of the most amazing coastal features in the world. The breath-taking scenery, the relaxing ambience, and the warm tropical temperature of the Maldives really make it a paradise on earth. Complementing its natural beauty is a host of world-class resorts and luxury hotels and spas, which promise to pamper its visitors to absolute bliss. Among the best Maldives resorts is the luxurious and stylish Chaaya Island Dhonveli.

Where better to celebrate and rekindle the romance between you and your partner than in one of the blissful and tranquil destinations in the world. If you are looking for a destination to create some romantic memories with your partner, then Maldives is one of the best locations in which to do so. With its amazing attractions designed for couples, as well its special brand of hospitality catering just to couples, you can be assured that a getaway in Maldives with leave you and partner with unforgettable memories.

The Maldives caters to almost all your requests when it comes to romantic getaways. If you want to stay in a relaxing and stylish water-bungalow or private villa, which is designed to give you seclusion and relaxation, then make a reservation at one of the luxury resorts in Maldives so that you an your partner can have all the bliss-filled privacy you need. You can also engage in some fun couple activities, such as diving into waters and witnessing the amazing sights of the coral reefs of Maldives, going island hopping and exploring secluded and exotic islands, or take a boat tour around the many beautiful islands and witness Maldives’ scenic beauty. Don’t forget that the Maldives is home to wide range of world-class spas which offer delightful couples packages, designed to give you bliss and privacy. You can also have romantic dinners on the beach, making Maldives one of the best destinations for a romantic getaway.

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Located in the South Coast of Sri Lanka, the Kalutara resort town with its stunning attractions is a paradise for lovebirds. Golden beaches, an enchanting ancient castle and magical boat rides await to be explored by lovers wanting to quench their wanderlust…

Boat rides are one of the main things to do in Kalutara and they will remind you of the romantic Gondolas in Venice. AVANI Kalutara Resort located in the Kalutara peninsular where the river meets the sea, arranges scenic boat rides along the Kalu River. A journey along the Kalu River through the lush mangrove marshes will give you the chance to spot flocks and flocks of endemic and migratory birds.

Standing tall and proud amidst large manicured lawns is the legendary Richmond Castle. Pretend you and your partner are royals and traverse the large halls and rooms of this magnificent castle that once upon a time was the venue of hundreds of parties attended by aristocrats and noblemen. With superb architecture copied from an Indian Maharaja’s palace, Richmond Castle was built for a regional governor turned philanthropist by the very long name of Padikara-Mudaliyar Rajawasala Appuhamilage Don Arthur de Silva Wijesinghe Siriwardena!

At evening after a thrilling time of exploring, take a romantic, tranquil stroll along Kalutara’s much-adored golden beach. As the fiery, red sun embraces the mystic, blue ocean embrace your loved one and feel the magic and romance in the air….

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