Is the stress of planning your wedding getting you down? Well, the good news is, if you plan a honeymoon in the Maldives you can look forward to plenty of stress-free, magical moments with your one true love!

Pamper yourself

One of the best ways to unwind while on your honeymoon is to book spa treatments for couples. Most Maldives luxury resorts have their own spas offering a range of holistic healing options to give tired minds and bodies some much needed personal care.

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Sail into the sunset

A popular activity for couples, a sunset cruise on a traditional dhoni (boat) is not to be missed. Offered at resorts such as Naladhu Private Island Maldives, such intimate voyages most often also feature champagne and canapés that let you toast to your new future.

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Dine to seaside serenades

Most resorts offer special romantic dining options; inform them ahead and you could plan a wonderful surprise. A gourmet dinner on the beach, beside the gentle rhythms of the ocean and under a night sky bejewelled with stars, will certainly sweep your partner off their feet!

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Add a little adventure

After all that relaxing, you may want to add some adventure to your honeymoon. Snorkelling is a great couples’ activity in Maldives, while a plethora of water sports from waterskiing to surfing also offer some fun in the sun and surf.

Hand in hand by the shore

Of course, the Maldives also offers plenty of intimate moments to share; spend lazy days at your overwater villa or just walk hand in hand taking in a magical sunset, as whispers of love eternal are carried away on the ocean breeze.

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The perfect wedding starts with the perfect venue, and Thailand’s Lanna Kingdom with its period architecture and traditional culture offers an amazing backdrop for any occasion.

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A bit of history

Located in Northern Thailand, Lanna was once a flourishing kingdom with its own unique culture and architecture. However, after centuries of war with neighbouring Burma, the kingdom fell into disarray and by the 1800s was annexed by the Siam king. Today, visitors can still see evidence of its rich culture in the city of Chiang Ma.

Lanna as a wedding destination

Lanna wedding guarantees an unforgettable event. The combination of Burmese temples, ornate teak structures, and Thai traditions sets the tone for a charming wedding. From luxury city hotels to scenic resorts such as Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, you’ll have plenty of options in terms of stunning locations.

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Traditional Lanna ceremony

In a traditional ceremony, the venue is adorned with beautiful flowers, and the groom starts the ceremony by carrying trays filled with more flowers and bridal gifts. A monk will then offer blessings and prayers for a peaceful and prosperous wedded life and tie a binding string around the couple’s wrists. The ceremony ends when the couple plant a love tree.

Compliment your wedding with an amazing meal

A Lanna wedding isn’t complete without a sumptuous meal that includes signature sweet and savoury dishes from across Northern Thailand.

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