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.
Wedding hair vines are very on trend this year, but if you are asking yourself “What’s a wedding hair vine?”, let us explain. Wedding hair vines are long, flexible head pieces made on thin twisted wire that can be shaped to any design required to suit your hairstyle. Wedding hair vines generally don’t have any combs attached to them and can easily be pinned into your hair wherever needed. This gives them the flexibility to be worn with many different hairstyles.
So, how should you wear your wedding hair vine...
First, decide on how you will be wearing your hair; will you be wearing your hair down, in a long loose braid? Hair vines also look fantastic in half up half down hairstyles. Simply secure into the section of your hair that is pinned up, and then gentle curve down through your loose waves. If you are wearing your hair in a loose plait, the hair vine can simply be plaited into your hair as it is done.
As we mentioned hair vines are a very big trend for this year and here are our top selling wedding hair vines for 2020 so far...
Our delicate Gold Leaf and Freshwater Pearl Headpiece, made from individual gold leaves blended with freshwater pearls and tiny diamante crystals for a little sparkle.
The Gold Vine is a light and flexible headpiece that can be worn to the side, back or across the top of the head. It is simply attached with tiny alligator style clips hidden beneath the piece.
Whatever your mood, style, outfit or budget, there are statement earrings out there that make you happy the moment you put them on. We remember the earrings we wore on first dates and on special occasions and, let’s be honest, we can always find an excuse to treat ourselves to a new pair! When it comes to your wedding earrings, the stakes are a little higher but don’t worry, we’re here today with our top tips to help you choose the perfect pair…
You’ll be wearing your statement earrings all say so not only do they need to be beautiful they need to be practical too. If you don’t often wear long drop earrings it might be a good idea to wear your earrings at home behind closed doors for a few days to be sure you get on with them.
Consider any other accessories you'll be wearing or the details of your wedding dress when choosing your earrings. If your dress has embellishments, you might like to opt for earrings that coordinate with them.
Don’t forget that your whole outfit should be balanced, if you want to wear a glamorous pair of statement earrings, don’t rush to wear lots of other accessories, alternatively if you opt for subtle wedding earrings you can then choose to wear lots of other pieces too, our Alisha, Freshwater Pearl Silver Earrings are perfect for this.
Pearls are very often a popular wedding day gift for a bride, but why are pearls associated with weddings, you may be thinking!
Thanks to their fabulous shimmering iridescence, these organic little gems have always been highly prized throughout history, in fact, Cleopatra is said to have dissolved a pearl in a glass of wine before drinking it, simply to show Marc Antony that she could consume the wealth of an entire country in just one meal, and the ancient Greeks associated the pearl with love, marriage, and marital harmony. During the crusades knights wore pearls on the battlefield, believing they held magic powers that would protect them from harm. In the 1500s pearls were so highly regarded that countries across Europe passed laws forbidding anyone apart from nobility to wear them. And even to this day, they are still a popular choice for royalty, especially at weddings. Queen Elizabeth II wore them at her wedding and over in the USA, Jacqueline Bouvier wore a strand the day she became Mrs Kennedy, which was almost royalty.
Are you considering making pearls part of your wedding? When it comes time to make your pearl selection, what do you need to know? Let us help...