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Friday Five – Top Destination Wedding Cities 2014

08/08/2014 |

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If you’re getting married abroad, the first decision you will need to make is of course, where in the world you want to tie the knot. Some brides and grooms have their heart already set on a location that has a special meaning to them, however if you’re simply dreaming of a sunshine-filled soiree, or a more relaxed, scaled-down wedding then you’re probably looking for inspiration.


If that’s the case, then you have come to the right place! We have already taken a stroll around the top European wedding locations for 2014 and the most fantastic far-flung beach wedding locations of 2014, and so today’s Friday Five brings you five fabulous city locations that are ideal for a destination day.


A marriage in the metropolis can create a chic and unique ceremony and these five top destination wedding cities are the classics for urban unities.





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Friday Five – Top Far-Flung Beach Wedding Locations For 2014

07/03/2014 |

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In recent years, the number of couples choosing to get married abroad has been steadily growing. A 2013 report published by LV= travel insurance found that one in six married British couples had tied the knot abroad in the past five years, which is a whole lot of worldwide weddings!


Last week’s Friday Five brought you the Top European Wedding Locations for 2014 to inspire you on your quest in finding the perfect place to say ‘I Do’.

This week the search has widened to include every worldwide wedding location but with a particular focus on far-flung beach venues for all you boho brides out there.


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If you are looking for your big day to be totally unique, with guaranteed sunshiny skies and wow-factor white sands, then these are the destinations for you. Tropical destination weddings have never been hotter!


A further afield wedding trip can create a once in a lifetime holiday for you, your family and your friends, however do bear in mind that not all of your nearest and dearest will be able to make this type of long haul trip with you. It’s imperative to decide on what’s truly important to you and for your wedding day before definitely deciding on your destination.


Here’s a guide to the top five far-flung beach wedding locations for 2014….

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Friday Five – Top European Wedding Locations For 2014

28/02/2014 |

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Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular – hurrah! According to a report published in 2013 by LV= travel insurance, one in six married British couples tied the knot abroad in the past five years, which is an increase of almost 20% compared to a decade ago – that is a lot of wanderlust weddings!


With this in mind and the whole wonderful world out there to choose from as your destination wedding location here’s a look at the most popular wedding locations, along with some newly emerging trends, to inspire you and to help you get started with deciding on the destination of your dreams.



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Let It Snow – Winter Wonderland Wedding Venues

06/12/2013 |


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Winter weddings can be wonderfully romantic. There’s nothing more delightful than a crisp, bright wintertime wedding morning with frosty ground crunching underfoot while white puffs of smoke billow upwards from chimney tops and Christmas fairy lights twinkle all around. 


If the idea of looking out over snowy grounds on your big day fills you with delight, go one step further and consider a real winter wonderland wedding in Lapland, fit for a snow queen.


Go into the wild for your wedding (or the Artic Circle to be precise!), where soft snow silences the surrounding forests and translucent icicles hang precariously from every inch of rooftop. Embrace the calm and blissful tranquility while breathing in the pure fresh air and catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights dancing across the night skies whilst sipping on a hot toddy.


Doesn’t this sound idyllic? What about arriving by reindeer sleigh and tying the knot inside an ice chapel on your wedding day? If being a real life Snow White on your special day sounds like heaven, the beyond-beautiful ICEHOTEL in Swedish Lapland and the picture postcard Kakslauttanen Hotel and Igloo Village in Finnish Lapland could be the wedding destinations for you…and an unforgettable expedition for your wedding guests too.

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ICEHOTEL – Sweden:

“ICEHOTEL is the world’s first and largest hotel built of snow and ice and it is situated in Jukkasjärvi, a small village in Northern Sweden with 1,100 residents and 1,000 dogs. Each winter, some 50,000 visitors from all over the world come to see ICEHOTEL to experience the tranquility, the northern lights and all of the activities offered in Europe’s last wilderness 200 km north of the Arctic Circle.”



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“ICEHOTEL covers 5,500 square meters and is constructed from 1,000 tonnes of Torne River ice and 30,000 tons of “snice”, a mixture of snow and ice that strengthens the structure. Around 100 people are involved in the construction of ICEHOTEL, half of which are artists especially invited to design particular areas of the hotel. The construction is a year-round process. Between March and April, 5,000 tons of ice is harvested from the Torne River and kept in cold storage during spring and summer. Construction takes place in November and December and the entire ICEHOTEL is then open between December and mid-April, when everything begins to slowly melt and return to the Torne River.”

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“ICEHOTEL is beautiful and ephemeral, changing yet consistent. Every ICEHOTEL is special. Thanks to the work of visiting artists and designers from around the world, it is always a unique attraction. With innovative and modern design; technical know-how and architecture, ICEHOTEL is a project with high ambitions that leaves no one indifferent.”

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Getting married at ICEHOTEL

“Couples from all over the world come to the Ice Church. Children from near and far are being baptized here. And couples that are already married can have their marriage blessed in the beautiful Ice Church. The unique experience of the place, the ice, the snow and the almost unreal surroundings at ICEHOTEL leave no one indifferent. And perhaps the shared memory and experience becomes even stronger for the very reason that the church is perishable. When no architectural memento exists, the memories and the vows exchanged are especially cherished.

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