With the glorious and diverse landscapes the resplendent isle of Sri Lanka has had the fortune of being blessed with; it is truly a strange phenomenon that many couples prefer ballrooms in wedding hotels in Sri Lanka as opposed to an outdoor soiree. When in Sri Lanka, the options are limitless and with the vast array of backdrops that can be utilised to create stunning photographs as they capture one of the biggest commitments of one’s life, getting married can be a delightful experience devoid of hassle and stress provided you make some smart decisions.

A beach wedding, for instance, is an excellent choice given the panoramic beauty of the coastal belt of the island. However, there are several considerations that should be taken into account. First is selecting the perfect location. While beach weddings can be accommodated in Colombo, the best thing might be to move outside the capital for pristine, well kept beaches. Therefore, taking the transport of guests into consideration, opting for a hotel such as Β in Galle will be a smart choice as it is a mere hour away via the Expressway by car.

A beachside wedding should also take into account the temperature, the weather as well as the tides and therefore, it is best to opt for a morning wedding before the sun becomes unbearably hot when the tide is out so that the waves do not make its way inland too much. One can play with the menu as well and opt for a seafood dominated theme that would complement the background and vibe well while attire should definitely be altered to suit a seaside soiree. A heavy saree or wedding dress will make the ceremony and ensuring celebration rather uncomfortable and far too warm. Therefore, a beach wedding is best for couples who merely wish to celebrate their union with close friends and family and who do not mind small imperfections and can adapt with ease.

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Indonesia’s visitor-friendly island of Bali is a top choice for destination weddings. With plush beachfront resorts, hinterland hideaways and cliff top villas on tap, brides and grooms-to-be have a world of choice at their fingertips. The island is breathtakingly beautiful. Bali is steeped in culture and heritage. There are many wedding venues in Bali, however to have a gorgeous, luxury wedding, the Intercontinental Bali resort is the ideal choice. The hotel is a world-class icon of hospitality. They offer the best packages to suit each and every bride and groom. There is a range of facilities and many benefits offered for guests, so that they can have their dream wedding, whether it’s a beach, garden or a ball room wedding. Couples will be spoilt for choice, as the hotel offers a wide variety of exclusive and magical wedding venues such as the Imperial villa, Spa retreat, Sunset Garden, Sunset Bay Villa, Taman Cita Garden and many more other venues within the hotel. The food offered at the hotel, will be of premium quality, as they have an internationally recognized team of culinary experts.

Generally the best time for a wedding in Bali is between April and October. From April to October the weather is better than during the monsoon season. During June to August prices for hotels, wedding venues, air-tickets are usually higher. It may also be more difficult to find hotels. The west coast town of Seminyak is a firm favorite for wedding bells. Guests can take pick between a sunset garden wedding overlooking the Indian Ocean or a luxury white wedding at the beach house. The idyllic setting of Jimbaran Bay on the southwestern tip of Bali, is also a good location for a wedding, as this sparkling bay is home to a plethora of wedding venues, many offering breathtakingly beautiful ocean backdrops for ceremonies and receptions.

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Mirissa is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in the Matara District of the Southern Province. Mirissa’s beach and night life make it a popular tourist destination. It is also a fishing port and one of the island’s main whale and dolphin watching locations. Mirissa beaches are relatively private with its golden sandy beaches, light breezes, Turquoise Ocean and swaying palm trees. There are strings of modern hotels in Mirissa, however the CASA Colombo Collection Mirissa is one of the most prestigious and exclusive five star boutique hotels in Sri Lanka. The Casa Colombo Collection hotel in Negombo is an award winning luxury boutique hotel, which offers world-class services. It is an ideal getaway for those who want to bask away in paradise and is ideal for those who want to spend their honeymoon. There are plenty of water sports that can be done during the day, and enjoy scrumptious culinary delights by night.

Mirissa beach is a secluded crescent shaped beach, which is the perfect place to sit back, relax and forget the rest of the world. It’s a place where you sit back, sip on a fresh coconut, lie back on a hammock, enjoy the shade of the tropical trees and enjoy the breeze. This small sandy tropical beach boasts some of Sri Lanka’s best and most stunning sunsets and sunrises. Couples can enjoy candle-lit romantic dinners, by the ocean whilst enjoying the spectacular sunsets. Mirissa is also the closest point to where blue whales are inhabited because it has appropriate environmental conditions to live these was reported five types of whales (blue whale,bryde’s whale,sperm whale,killer whale & pilot whale ) & four kind of dolphins (spinner dolphin,bottle nose dolphin,stripped dolphin,Risso’s dolphin) in mirissa. Mirissa is known very well internationally as one of the best places for whale watching.

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Honeymooners regularly fall under the spell of the Maldives for its combination of privacy and exquisite and idyllic surroundings. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is a luxury Maldive Resorts. Guests can slip into the turquoise lagoon with exceptional house reef. Guests can enjoy the carefree understated luxury experience that includes a holistic wellness treatments. There are south-influenced cuisine and world-class dining offered at the restaurant. The guests can relax on magical beaches, surrounded by swaying palms and a turquoise sea

The Maldives islands have Un spoilt natural beauty with abundant marine life and with a high visibility. Maldives have over 1200 islands, of which only 200 are inhabited. Honeymoon couples can enjoy spa treatments together and enjoy scrumptious and romantic dinners by the sunset .These magical, remote islands are perfect for Honeymoon couples. Maldives is one of the most famous and beautiful destinations in Asia, that provides tourists with a number of activities to indulge in the Male Islands. The Male Island of Sultans is one of the most sought after tourist attractions in Maldives, bordered by lush green forests. Maldives is blessed with beaches which are rich in coconuts and tropical fruits. This island is also known for their spectacular dance and music. Fishing in Maldives is also a delight, especially night time fishing. This island is a phenomenal island with eternal beauty all around and small tiny palm-studded coral islands amidst sparkling crystal clear lagoons. The island is also one of the best diving sites in the world. With magnificent coral reefs and a wealth of marine life, it is indeed a piece of heaven for scuba divers. Best season to visit Maldives is in, December. The beautifully carved tombstones in some of the old cemeteries and the fine stone carving of the AukuruMisoin in Male’s bear is also a major attraction point. The Jumhoonie Madan with its green grass and lush green vegetation serves as one of the most popular places for social gatherings.

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