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The Delights of Dubrovnik

If you’ve decided to head to Dubrovnik for your wedding, you couldn’t have picked a more picturesque location. The range of backdrops, from the architectural city walls to the wide expanse of ocean, provide the perfect setting for a wedding to remember.Dubrovnik is the number 1 tourist destination in Croatia, climbing in popularity since Game of Thrones began its filming there. The old town is small and peaceful, particularly outside of prime tourist season (May-June, September-October), though you’ll find May to October offer the warmest climates. Dubrovnik has a number of beautiful ornate churches dotted between its medieval walls, and you’ll find that 95% of the wedding venues have incredible views of the Adriatic Sea, which they make the most of with their dining experiences and photo opportunities.

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Destination Weddings: where should I get married?

Planning a destination wedding is a dream come true for many couples, and with so many options available to us nowadays, choosing the perfect place can be difficult. Will you pick a destination with family roots, a country with significant meaning to you both, or somewhere you simply love? We’ve been looking at the latest statistics for overseas weddings to help you choose the best location for your dream day.48% of couples wed in July, August and September, making summer still the top choice for wedding dates, suggesting that couple’s consider weather as a huge reason for choosing a wedding abroad. The UK weather remains as unpredictable as ever – just look at the March snow! Sunshine is never guaranteed, so couples are increasingly choosing to elope to warmer climates in order to enjoy a wedding day without the fear of unpredictable weather.  

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Park Lane’s Finest Wedding Venues

From the luxury of London’s Mayfair to the astounding views across Hyde Park, Park Lane has everything the modern and traditional couple could dream of for their fairytale wedding. Running from Hyde Park Corner to the infamous Marble Arch, wedding venues along this iconic road are perfect for couples looking for a classy city wedding fit for royalty.

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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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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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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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Getting married in the UK

As the home of Shakespeare, afternoon tea and an iconic royal family, the UK is a wealth of history and sophistication. Following the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011 – a manifestation of international fairytale dreams – it is unsurprising that the nation is only increasing in popularity as a destination for elegant and exclusive celebrations.London, the thriving heart of the nation, will forever attract those looking for opulence and glamour. Hasty decisions, however, risk overlooking the vast array of alternative options. From romantic Highland castles to decadent country palaces, the UK exhibits some of the most beautiful and exclusive venues, and choosing between them is no easy endeavour.

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