Many modern couples are choosing ditch the traditional wedding hoopla and go with a unique destination wedding instead. Getting married on an exotic island has been many people’s dreams, and what better place to experience this than Thailand? One of the places to have a great wedding on a beach side is Koh Phangan. A popular option is to host the wedding at a Phangan beach resort simply for the stress-free packages that they offer. Among them, one that has won the hearts of many is Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas. The picturesque settings of the hotel serve as a great backdrop for your dream wedding with towering coconut palms and the Indian Ocean in the background.

Koh Phangan beach is located in the gulf of Thailand and is surrounded by tropical rainforests. There are various wedding planners and organisers available online to help organise your wedding even if you are oceans away from this exquisite island. These are set up as most of those who want to have their wedding here are foreigners. There are plenty of choices to pick from and most of the planners and organisers work with client preferences. If you want Thai tradition incorporated into your big day there are lots of options available to do so, entertainment, backdrops, food, even the bridal party’s attire can be made accordingly.

If you are worried about your guest, they sure will have a whale of a time in this beautiful paradise beach. There is plenty of activities to do around here. Simply lounging on this tranquil beach in itself is a great idea.

Some of the other places that you may want to consider for your big day is Ba Kan Tiang Beach, Koh Lanta, Pansea Beach- Phuket, Phra Nang Beach-Krabi and Laem Tong Beach- Koh Phi Phi.

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 travelers.

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The curious and ardent traveller will realise, rather rapidly, that dominant differences exist among cultures, especially in the manner in which marriage rituals are practiced. While many rituals are derived from the historical and cultural context of the community, it is always an intriguing experience to discover the reasons and justifications behind each ritual, no matter how interesting, unique or bizarre it may be. While exploring and discovering the natural beauty and cultural heritage of former Siam, tourists can also learn about the traditional Lanna weddings that take place in the country. A further option is to opt for a truly iconic destination wedding and tie the knot while following traditions and customs of a Lanna wedding.

A Chiang Mai Wedding can be organised by a couple visiting Thailand by choosing a Thai wedding planner who will provide you with an array of options. Such packages offer couples the advantage of convenience and no hassle. Alternatively, resorts such as Anantara Chiang Mai Resort also offer a variety of wedding packages and couples can select a package based on their budget and preference.

The dawn of a traditional Lanna wedding is marked by making morning offerings in the form of food and flowers to Buddhist monks. This is followed by the monks imparting their blessings on the marriage. A traditional practice of making merit is also followed whereby couples release birds and fish that were formerly in captivity.

The wedding itself will be complete with northern Thai music, an authentic feast after the ceremony as well as performances of ethnic dances. A traditional wedding will also feature traditional Thai jewellery, worn by the bride and the setting off of KomLoi which are fire balloons that are believed to expel bad luck.

Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.
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While the concept of a honeymoon initially developed as an opportunity for the newlyweds to enjoy some time off after a frantic wedding season, it is now a one of the essentials in life. An exciting journey to embark on, providing the newly – weds with the much desired intimacy, seclusion and privacy. Most couples ardently seek out a location that will afford them this luxury, and therefore, selecting the ideal destination is crucial to their experience. Once their decision is final, the pursuit for an exclusive & exquisite luxury resorts begins. A common favourite among honeymoon destinations is undoubtedly the Maldivian cluster of islands nestled in the heart of the Indian Ocean. With the added benefit of being home to world renowned hotel chains such as PER AQUUM Hotels & Resorts, Maldives is the ideal escape for a honeymooning couple, regardless of whether they seek leisure or adventure during their vacation.

Another dazzling location that is awed by many is the serenely picturesque Switzerland, the land of chocolate. The snow-capped Swiss Alps looking down upon luscious green meadows dotted with scenic Swiss villages and lakes, makes for a soothing honeymoon. While one always has the option of visiting the major cities such as Berne, Zurich and Lucerne, the lesser known towns of Interlaken and Meringen will provide holidaymakers with the idyllic Swiss experience, one that will only be enhanced by the world’s most popular aphrodisiac – chocolate.

The list of honeymoon destinations is incomplete without the iconic capital of love: Paris. From exploring the vast city with wonderment to walking through the hallowed halls of the Louvre, Paris offers a romantic experience like no other. Newlyweds can declare their limitless love to each other and attach a lock onto the famous Pont des Arts after which they throw the key into the Seine.

Other romantic honeymoon destinations include New Zealand, the beguiling Venetian Canals in Italy and Bali in Indonesia.

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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