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 as 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.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.