The 5 Top Honeymoon Destinations for a Unique Getaway
May 21, 2013
Newlyweds are often inclined to choose one of the well-known tropical destinations for their honeymoon location, such as Hawaii or the Bahamas. However, outgoing or adventurous couples may want to consider a more unique locale to celebrate their blossoming marriage. Below is a list of the 5 top honeymoon destinations that are often overlooked.
Perhaps the most romantic honeymoon destination in Greece is Santorini. Located roughly 120 miles from the Greek mainland in the Aegean Sea, the islands of Santorini feature stunningly beautiful cliffside towns, as well as some of the world's most gorgeous seaside views. Greece's capital, Athens, is also home to stunning views of the water and Greek isles. As one of the oldest cities in the world, Athens also one of the richest cultural centers of Europe. Honeymooners who are fans of the outdoor can experience the Ancient Greek ruins via one of the many adventure tours available in Athens and throughout Greece.
Australia is home to some of the world's most gorgeous beaches and scenery, making it an ideal honeymoon destination for nature-loving newlyweds. Southern locations such as Byron Bay and Daylesford offer a relaxing environment and outstanding cuisine, while northern destinations such as Kakadu National Park let honeymooners experience the beautiful Australian outback firsthand.
For honeymooners seeking a big-city getaway, it doesn't get much better than Hong Kong. With such a rich and unique culture, Hong Kong is one of the most interesting cities to explore, offering more than enough sightseeing, fine dining and nightlife to keep you out and about throughout your honeymoon vacation. And if the bustle of the city becomes too much, Hong Kong is also home to gorgeous beaches that offer relief from the city's busy streets.
South Africa is the go-to destination for an adventurous honeymoon getaway. Newlyweds can experience guided tours and safaris that explore some of the most exciting natural wildlife reservations the world has to offer, or simply opt for a relaxing stay on one of South Africa's gorgeous beachside towns.
Nestled in the Indian Ocean, Maldives is a chain of coral islands that make a great honeymoon destination for newlyweds seeking an alternative to the more common island getaway locations. Maldives offers some of the world's most beautiful beaches surrounded by stunningly crystal clear water, making it an ideal location for a relaxing oceanside honeymoon. Additionally, some of the Maldive Islands feature luxury resorts and big city luxuries for the ultimate pampered honeymoon experience.
Your wedding shoes are without a doubt one of the most important pairs of shoes you’ll ever own. They’ll walk you up and down the aisle, see you through the wedding photos, and dance you across the floor with your new husband. So, it’s no surprise that some brides feel the pressure when picking out their all-important shoes – it’s kind of a big deal, so if you think the only option when it comes to wedding shoes are classic satin pumps, it’s time to think again! 2020/21 presents a fresh take on wedding shoes, which gives a wide array of choices for brides. While traditional wedding shoes will always be an option, at the start of the new decade, brides are looking for a little something extra when it comes to their wedding day footwear.
Let’s take a look at the top five wedding shoe styles on offer to brides this year…
A far cry from plain and simple options, 2020’s wedding shoes will reflect the modern bride, while still embracing femininity and romance. Expect to see a fresh focus on bold details to show the personality of the bride or to celebrate something the happy couple hold dear..
Deciding what wedding veil to wear with your dress is a major moment in creating your overall wedding day look isn't as simple as just choosing a long or short veil! Different types of veils and lengths can completely transform your wedding dress, so if you're wondering how to pick a veil, look no further, our guide will help you match a veil to your wedding dress…
Bird Cage Wedding Veil:
This short wedding veil usually made of a net or lace can cover just the eyes, skim the nose or stop at the jawline. A rule of thumb often used is, the shorter the dress, the shorter the veil. If you are wearing a cocktail length gown or shorter, a birdcage veil, is perfect, think of something reminiscent of an Audrey Hepburn movie, The bird cage veil is also a great accompaniment to a vintage wedding dress. For brides whose something borrowed is also their wedding dress, why not go all out with a birdcage veil to match?
If you’ve already started planning your wedding, you’re probably aware of the many, many decisions you’ll need to make along the way, including the predicament of how to choose a wedding hair “do”. Should you wear your hair up or down? What about waves or a sleek bun? You may be relying on the internet to throw up some hair inspiration but feeling overwhelmed by the amount of choice. If this sounds like you then we have whittled down the current top bridal hair trends to the final 6 so that you can choose the perfect wedding day hairstyle. Once you’ve selected the perfect look, you can work with a professional hairstylist to bring your vision to life.
Style #1: The Hollywood Wave
This look is really glamorous and glossy. A flashback to the movie stars of the thirties and forties. It's a great option for the brides who want to leave their hair down but still want it to feel different and really special. A classic every single year, but it looks so good on literally everyone.
Style #2: Textured Updo
Perfect for brides who want to have their hair up but want a relaxed look. It's textured, soft and has natural-looking volume. To achieve this look it's vital that your hair has some subtle highlights and plenty of layers.