seychelles beach

Why you should get married in the Seychelles

The Seychelles are a beautiful collection of islands offering an unspoilt and uncommercialised atmosphere – perfect for a destination wedding. Deserted tropical beaches aren’t hard to come by, and the selection of gorgeous venues give you so many options to plan the wedding of your dreams.Cerf Island and Bird Island come highly recommended from many couples who chose to marry in the peace and tranquility of the Seychelles. With no tv, no cars and no roads, it really does offer the opportunity for you and your guests to escape from the technologies and fuss of the everyday world. Imagine a ceremony on the white sand beaches with the ocean as your backdrop, walking up a lantern-lit aisle to your loved one under a floral archway. Or perhaps a glamorous affair in an exquisite hotel where every need is catered for, from relaxing spa treatments before the day to a romantic reception with all your friends and family.

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Portofino italy

A Taste of Italy: Day 4 – Portofino

The pretty village of Portofino is a classic Italian fishing port with brightly painted waterside boutiques and restaurants contrasting with the with impressive sprawling houses painted in shades of ochre, clinging to steep mountains. It was a spot we simply had to visit for the final day of our Belmond FAM trip, and certainly was one we won’t forget.

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parm ham

A Taste of Italy: Day 3 – Parma

Day 3 of our trip to Italy took us to the pretty town of Parma, a region famed for it’s Prosciutto ham and Parmesan cheese! We were presented with the opportunity to see how the famous San Pietro Prosciutto is produced.

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Florence Italy

A Taste of Italy: Day 2 – Florence

Day 2 of our Italian escapade saw us heading to Florence, the capital of the Tuscany region. Home to masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture, including the Duomo Cathedral and Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture, we couldn’t wait to see what the Belmond Group had in store for us.

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Venice Italy

A Taste of Italy: Day 1 – Venice

Welcome to the romantic capital of Italy, Venice, built on over 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. Filled with ancient architecture and mysterious passageways, we were entranced by the waterways, bridges, boutiques, museums and restaurants that met us around every corner. We had the pleasure of visiting some of the top luxury destination wedding hotels during our stay, and we can’t wait to share them with you. Read on to find out more about some of our new handpicked Italian collection.

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Venice Italy

A Taste of Italy

Italy is by far the most popular destination for overseas weddings. We joined a group of wedding planners and influencers from Italy, USA and the UK, exploring stunning venues in Venice, Florence and Portofino and getting a taste of Italy along the way. Over the next four days, follow our FAM trip online and discover why so many couples fall in love with the idea of an Italian wedding.

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honeymoon couple

5 Romantic Honeymoon Destinations

Choosing your honeymoon destination can be difficult, especially when you’re trying to find somewhere that has it all; relaxation, beaches and a stunning landscape. The experts over at Cape Portfolios have picked 5 romantic honeymoon destinations we think you will love.

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Westin Valencia

Spotlight: The Westin Valencia

The Westin Valencia is an elegant 5 star award-winning hotel in the centre of the city, boasting 135 beautifully presented rooms and suites, some complete with their own private terrace jacuzzi. It really is a place worth staying as an experience in itself.After relaxing during the day in the Caroli Health club with a multitude of treatments on offer, guests can enjoy a dining experience in one of the three on-site restaurants.

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