Luxury Destination Weddings and Honeymoons

“Lying on a starlit terrace in Marrakech, beautiful and damned, (…) assembled as if for eternity where the curtain of the past seemed to lift before an extraordinary future” – Yves Saint Laurent

The honeymoon, whilst traditionally revolving around a beach holiday is becoming more adventurous and elaborate- especially when it is combined with a destination wedding. Exotic locations, elaborate stagins, once-in-a-lifetime settings… Destination weddings talked about for many years(or generations) to come – from weddings in remote Bhutanese dzongs accessible by an hour-long trek officiated by Bhutanese monks and attended by people from nearby villages to glorious weddings in Ottoman yalis and palaces with the picturesque Bosphorus as a backdrop.

Scouting for the most inspired settings- dramatic cliff-side chapels with glass bottoms, a hundred Maasai warriors serenading the guests with the magical Ngorongoro Crater as a backdrop or the re-enactment of a courtship ritual on horseback in Kyrgyzstan. Every detail- from the food to the wedding decorations, the photography to the entertainment are of utmost importance when planning a destination wedding. Arranging for a destination wedding can be potentially more stressful than co-ordinating a local wedding, given a combination of unfamiliarity with the location, the time difference between the destination and where you’re based as well as sourcing for suppliers. Hiring a wedding co-ordinator specializing in overseas weddings will help mitigate the challenges with co-ordinating a destination wedding. With a wedding co-ordinator lending their destination expertise(which involves scouting for the best locations and suppliers), working with you towards your goals and letting you understand what to expect, a dream destination wedding becomes a feasible reality.

Friends and family who’d come to share in the joy of the couple will encounter a similarly meticulous attention to detail that are the hallmarks of luxury travel – from individual dietary preferences to customized tours pre- and post-event, decadent parties and stylish cocktail receptions- Talitha Getty-inspired togs optional.