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plane-essentials

When you and your new beau are busily organising and packing for your romantic honeymoon, don’t forget about what to take on the plane. Whether it’s only a quick two hour flight or a longer haul, here are some honeymoon essentials to take with you on board.

1. A decent handbag. A number one essential for when you are jet setting off to your romantic destination is a decent sized handbag so once you have checked in your luggage you still have a good sized bag to hold all your goodies for the airplane. A great, versatile bag that would be suitable to take on board with you, whilst looking still stylish, would be the Marc Jacobs Wingman Tote. The essential leather carryall, the Marc Jacobs ‘Wingman’ tote, is ideal for use as a handbag or stylish transport companion. Image via Marc Jacobs

2. An organiser. Another asset to add into your handbag would be an organiser – just perfect to hold your passport, boarding passes and any other essential things you may need to keep you organised before, during and after your flight. The Pink Lavender leather organiser from Kikki K keeps everything all together in one stylish place. Image via Kikki K.

3. Travel size beauty essentials. To guarantee you’re always looking your best when travelling, travel size beauty and toiletries products are a must have. Sephora has plenty of mini cosmetics, beauty products and fragrances that will slip easily into your handbag to take on the plane and are ready whenever you need that little makeup touch up or clean face feel. Image via Sephora.

4. Reading essentials. A good book is a must have when going away on a holiday. Whether it be your honeymoon or not, a bit of quiet time and a nice read is the perfect combination either on the plane or by the pool. My top three books  – from romance to biographies – that would be ideal to pack include ‘The Vacationers’ by Emma Straub, ‘The Phantom of Fifth Avenue’ by Meryl Gordon or ‘The Choice’ by Nicholas Sparks. Image via Amazon

5. Go to travel outfit. When jet setting off for your honeymoon, being comfortable is a number one priority when travelling. A great go to outfit that is ideal to take you from the plane to the resort is a pair of boyfriend jeans with a white oversized button up shirt and a pair of mules. A super trendy, casual look that basically screams ‘I’m on Vacation’! Image via LOOKBOOK

 

Ms Chinoiserie Says: I love the idea of the mini cosmetics – definitely on my essentials list for the plane!

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Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Brooke & Paul

The romance of an elopement always gets our hearts beating a little faster in these parts. Brooke & Paul flew No Limit Pictures and Playback Studios to capture their day as it unfolded (you might also remember their engagement photos we featured earlier this year).

The couple met at home – they grew up on the same street! Brooke tells “We actually both lived in the same street and met when we were 13 years old. We had a crush on each other for years and finally got together at the age of 20.”

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

The couple got ready together at the beautiful Luna Baglioni. Brooke remembering one of the funnier stories of the day. “Paul was unable to tie to bow tie! Everyone tried and for some reason no one could get it right. All males in the hotel came to our room and tried their best, but …..nothing. An employee grabbed Paul’s hand and ran him over the street to a designer suit store and the owner of the store gave Paul a new completed bow tie which was 200 euro! But insisted it was on the house and to have a beautiful day. Such a kind heart that man had.”

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Brooke chose a strapless ballgown from Miss Gowns, noting “My dress way tulle overlay-ed with lace, it had a sweet heart neck line with a removable lace bodice. The dress was A-lined and moved beautifully.”

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Brooke and Paul were married at Cavalli Palace. Brooke noting “We were legally married in one of the buildings which is the only place you can legally sign the documents.”

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

 

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Of their photographer, Brooke remarks “Daniel from No Limit Pictures was simply amazing, I loved having him around and still miss him. He was our friend when we needed him to be, always making us laugh and then serious and professional when he was working. I was relaxed around him and he made me laugh constantly. I can’t even explain how much he nailed the brief.”

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Back at their hotel, Luna Baglioni the couple exchanged their vows privately.

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/
Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Paul and Brooke worked with My Italian Wedding Wedding Planner to plan every element of their day – right down to an intimate reception for two.

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

Venice Elopement | Photo by http://www.nolimitpictures.com.au/

The couple flew Playback Studios to Venice to capture their wedding day in motion, the snow capped mountains setting the scene for the story to be told in a very special way.

Congratulations Brooke and Paul! Thank you for sharing your beautiful elopement with us! Thank you to  No Limit Pictures for sharing today’s festivities with us!

Photographer: No Limit Pictures / Cinematographer: Playback Studios / Other: My Italian Wedding Wedding Planner / Other: Miss Gowns / Other: Nine West / Other: Bliss Design / Other: Oscar Hunt / Groom's Shoes: Nine West / Hairstylist: My Italian Wedding Wedding Planner / Makeup Artist: My Italian Wedding Wedding Planner / Flowers: My Italian Wedding Wedding Planner / Ceremony Venue: Cavalli Palace / Wedding Rings: Michael Hill / Accomodation: Luna Baglioni

australianislandstohire

Imagine having an entire island all to yourselves for your honeymoon, with not a soul to be seen, and nobody else but you and your beloved! For the ultimate in private and romantic honeymoon getaways, these Australian islands can be hired exclusively – and they don’t have the ten thousand dollar price tag you’re thinking! All allow you to have an entire island just for yourselves if you so choose – guaranteeing serenity, seclusion and plenty of space.

1. Satellite Island

With dramatic scenery, Satellite Island is a magical hideaway found on the South Eastern Coast of the Apple Isle. It is utterly unspoilt – with rugged cliffs falling away to sparkling waters, the immense beauty of the Tasmanian wilderness is unforgettable. Full of things to experience, such as shucking wild oysters, a sunset bonfire at the peak of the island, fishing, diving swimming, and nature walks, the rest of the world will fall from memory on your own piece of paradise. Image by Adam Gibson and Satellite Island

2. Pumpkin Island

A little jewel surrounded by Queensland’s aquamarine waters and abundant wildlife, Pumpkin Island offers a multitude of activities. Head out dolphin and turtle spotting, explore the sea in a glass bottomed kayak, spend the day snorkelling, go oyster harvesting, hire your own private chef… or simply do nothing at all! Eco friendly self-catered units powered by wind and sun, and all with a private deck, ensure a comfortable stay in this magnificent location which you can have all to yourselves. Image by Adam Gormley

3. Wilson Island

A gorgeous secluded coral island with sandy white beaches, crystal clear water and swaying palm trees, Wilson Island is both a part of the Great Barrier Reef and surrounded by it. Accessible from Queensland’s Heron Island, you can snorkel the stunning waters, discover stunning reef and beach walks, and escape modern-day life on this tiny island. With pristine white sands, reefs, turtle and bird breeding grounds and safari-style accommodation, it really is a peaceful immersion into nature for the two of you. Image by Kellie Blinco

4. Three Hummock Island

If you’re looking to start your honeymoon afresh, look no further than the place with the cleanest air in the world – North Western Tasmania. A magical secluded paradise surrounded by granite coastlines and rolling surf, Three Hummock Island has breathtaking scenery every way you look. With plenty of flora and fauna to take in, it is a wilderness treasure trove. Even penguins can be spotted making their way back up to their nests each night, a sight sure to instil that loved-up feeling. Image by Andrew Strikis

5. Marble Island

For a secret retreat with a rustic feel, Marble Island is the ideal secluded haven to explore and relax in. With an on-island manager on hand to help you organise any activities you wish, you can spend romantic nights star gazing or beach fishing, spend days together exploring the rock pools or guided nature walks, and spend evenings snuggled around a bonfire or clinking glasses at any of the numerous private beaches of this Queensland gem. Image via Marble Island

6. Haggerstone Island

This award-winning island is in the remote regions of Far North Queensland, and encompasses the true feeling of a remote tropical island. With the island full of jungles and waterfalls, opening out onto a lagoon and beyond that the reef, it feels untouched by man. There is an orchard garden that supplies fresh produce. The rates are unbelievably all-inclusive – all meals, non-alcoholic beverages, and activities such as fishing, boat outings, and snorkelling are included. Haggerstone Island is truly a unique location to live the islander life, if only for a short while. Image by Natalie Turner

 

Ms Chinoiserie Says: What a blissful escape – a private island to share just with your beloved is surely time spent in secluded paradise!