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.

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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.

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.

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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!’

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.

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