Monday, 15 October 2018

        #Top_5 Wedding Destination

·    ARUBA
Breezy Aruba is the 6th most visited island in the Caribbean
for a reason- for starters, it’s located south of the hurricane belt, so there’s no danger of tropical storms threatening your big day. Other draws include it’s sugar strands (Baby Beach is a favorite), ample nightlife (there area a dozen casinos) and multicultural history. High-rise hotels populate Palm Beach, while smaller boutiques occupy Eagle Beach; venture inland, and you’ll find an arid, hilly landscape best showcased at Ariko National Park. Legal wedding ceremonies must take place inside City Hall (an adorable green building in Oranjestad, the capital) on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Then hold symbolic ceremony anywhere you like. You’ll need copies of your birth certificates with an apostil, passports, two witnesses with passports and single-status reports.


Locals are quick to point out that the Bahamas are not part of the Caribbean. Instead, the archipelago of approximately 2,000 islands is actually located close to the trip of Southern Florida in the Atlantic Ocean. There are a few main islands- like New Providence, Grand Bahamas, Bimini, Abacos, Eleuthera and Andros- as well as hundreds of “out islands” and tiny coral cays. The islands call of sailors, beach bums, snorkelers, and divers who prefer spending their time on the beach and in the water. Activities range from dolphin watching and shark encounters to deep-sea fishing and kayaking to kiteboarding and wave running. One&Only Club on New Providence island was once a posh private estate, complete with a 12th-century Augustinian cloister and terranced gardens inspired by Versailles. It’s no wonder now that couples seek out the resort for help planning a sophisticated beach wedding.

With more than 100 offshore island, a Great Barrier Reef, untamed jaguar territory and centuries-old caves, Belize has something for every couple. Add year-round 80-degree weather, and it’s no wonder more couples get married here every year. Receive a Maya blessing at the ancient site of Xunantunich along with the Guatemalan border. Or head to other parts of the Cayo region, home to most of the country’s forest reserves, for I do’s by a waterfall. Of course, you can always go barefoot on the sand of Ambergris Caye. You’ll need to stay in the country for three days before applying for a marriage license. Then present proof of citizenship , copies of your passports showing your pictures and date of entry into Belize, and proof of marital status if widowed or divorced, along with the $105 fee. Everything is done in Belize City or Belmopan, and it only takes a day.

Out of the top 10 domestic spots where honeymooners “checked in” on Facebook, four are in Florida (including Miami and Orlando), and it’s no surprise. Florida’s 825 miles of beaches make it the prime spot for stateside coastal celebrations. You don’t have to head out to sea to wed on an island, either. Dig your toes into the sugar sands of Siesta Key, or barhop with your guests down Key West’s Duval Street after exchanging vows at a pastel-hued 1920s bungalow. See the best Florida premarital course (available online!), the $93.50 fee for the license is reduced by one-third, and there’s no waiting period. Any country can issue a license, and you’ll have to get married before the 60-day expiry. Squeamish about needles? No biggie: A blood test isn’t required in the home of The Most Magical Place on Earth.

·    ITALY
Just whisper the word “Italy” and it conjures up romantic notions in most of us. From it’s historic cities to getaways like beautiful Lake Como and the beloved Isle of Capri, there are thousands of wonderfully unique places across the country to host a Mediterranean destination wedding. The city of Rome dazzles with ancient ruins like the Pantheon and Colosseum. Florence is home to the magnificent Uffizi Gallery with works of art by Michelangelo, Leonardo, da Vinci, Botticelli, and Raffaello. And, Venice, what more can we say about gorgeous Venice with architectural achievements like St. Mark’s Basilica and it’s charming web of narrow canals complete with singing gondoliers? It’s one of Italy’s most popular cities. Casanova is said to have spent time in the gardens of Venice’s Hotel Cipriani’s an Orient-Express property, so perhaps it’s fitting that the hotel is now the choice for couples searching for attentive, five-star service when planning their wedding. Wedding coordinators can assist with church ceremonies and blessings abroad gondolas.

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