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Honeymoon In Copenhagen Denmark

by | Honeymoons, Location Europe


Jaime Macmillan

A honeymoon in Copenhagen Denmark is certainly worth considering. Denmark is the most affordable Scandinavian country. As the only Scandinavian country connected to mainland Europe, it also has the most temperate climate, similar to cities like London and Amsterdam. If you’re a music lover, Denmark could be the perfect destination for you as it has a non-stop calendar of over 100 festivals all throughout the year. Likewise, if you’re a foodie, then Denmark should be at the top of your list as Copenhagen has more michelin star restaurants than anywhere else in Scandinavia.

Things to do

Image by Thomas Rousing

Copenhagen is a cosmopolitan city with plenty of cultural things to do.

  • Take a stroll around the famous Tivoli Gardens – a popular amusement park and gardens.
  • No trip to Cophenhagen should be without a visit to The Little Mermaid, the statue that commemorates the famous fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen.

The Little Mermaid – Image by Aram Zucker-Scharff

  • A must see on your visit to Copenhagen is a trip to Christiania, a freetown that leads a commune like existence.
  • Take a leisurely canal tour and see the city from a different perspective.
  • Hire a free bike and explore the city in your own way – you never know what you’ll come across!

Where to eat

When it comes to food, standards are high in Denmark, so you’ll struggle to have a bad meal! For something truly special, look no further than Noma. In order to get a spot in this michelin starred restaurant, you will have to book in advance – but you won’t be disappointed. Expect a creative and modern interpretation on classic Scandinavian cuisine. Alternatively, try Pony, which is a more relaxed, bistro-style restaurant offering contemporary culinary delights.

Where to stay


Image by Phaidon via Fieldwork

When it’s your honeymoon, you deserve a treat – so why not stay in Denmark’s first design hotel, The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. They have a range of beautifully furnished rooms and suites, but none more fabulous than the Arne Jacobsen Suite, decorated with 1960s Jacobsen furniture. The hotel is closely located to the main train station and attractions such as the Tivoli Gardens.

Weddings & Honeymoons In Venice Italy

by | Destinations, Honeymoons, Location Europe


Lisa Michele Burns Photographer
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The mystery of the canals, the ornate facades of buildings being gently lapped by waves, the endless wandering that can leave you lost for hours and the Italian culture which appears around every corner. Venice is a city for the romantics and if you’re heading to Europe on a honeymoon, it’s a must see! I recently flew to Venice to photograph a bride and groom against the stunning backdrops and at the same time, couldn’t help pretending I was on honeymoon! I was lucky enough to stay at the incredibly ritzy The Westin Europa & Regina Hotel which is housed in a combination of 18th and 19th century palaces and sits perched overlooking the Grand Canal of Venice. Opening the curtains of my room (which I’m positive was meant for royalty rather than me!) each morning I could see Gondolas floating past, the immense dome of St Maria of Salute Basilica and fancy little speed boats zooming along the canal. It was a view that begged to be explored. Venice is a maze of little bridges, narrow alleys and historic landmarks which you can either plan to visit or do what most people prefer…get wonderfully lost. Here are my images. I hope you enjoy them!

 Images by Lisa Michele Burns

Ms Gingham says: A magical location. Perfection for honeymoons and weddings. Thank you for sharing your divine images Lisa.

Lisa Michele Burns Photographer says: “I love my dog and if she could carry a camera and not wag her tail and jump in a frenzy with excitement whenever someone comes near I’d bring her along to every single event as my furry sidekick.”

Whitsunday Weddings: On The Outer Reef

by | Destinations, Honeymoons


Ms Chevron

Have you ever dreamt of being married surrounded by glittering turquoise waters? How about enjoying a unique wedding ceremony that isn’t the ‘same old’? Perhaps you’ve even thought of eloping, just the two of you? Well I am pleased to bring you the news that you can have all of the above… without stepping a foot outside Australia.

Source: Whitsundays Marketing and Development Ltd (WMDL)

Here in our own backyard lies one of the seven wonders of the natural world – the Great Barrier Reef. Until now, weddings have been restricted to the land that bordered this tropical wonderland, but not anymore. As of April 2014, Cruise Whitsundays have launched Outer Reef Weddings! That’s right, you now have the exclusive opportunity to be married on board the Reefworld 2 pontoon, in the middle of Hardy Reef Lagoon, near the iconic (and super romantic) heart reef.

A number of wedding industry enthusiasts were invited along to the launch, where Samara Whalley and Adam Lownds bravely took the plunge in a mock wedding ceremony. I’m sure this is one man who didn’t think he’d be getting hitched before even proposing to his lovely partner! However Adam was good-natured and his love was clear as day as Samara made her way down the aisle in a figure-hugging satin gown, orchids in hand.

Jessica Stafford of Blue Angel Ceremonies conducted the fake nuptials underneath the wedding arch, whilst the rest of us secretly hoped for a surprise on-the-spot proposal. Whilst we may not have got our wish, we certainly weren’t let down by the gorgeous weather our sunshine state is famous for. This is yet another reason to come out from the cooler southern regions and make your way northwards to the warm Whitsundays.

Cruise Whitsundays reported that “Chief Executive Officer Nick Hortle said he anticipated the pontoon becoming one of Australia’s most sought after event venues.” Not only can you be married on the upper deck, but you can hold a sit-down reception or a cocktail party on the lower deck. White chiffon ceiling draping and white Italian wedding chairs are just a couple of the inclusions in the wedding package too. You can also privately charter one of the Cruise Whitsundays catamarans to take your guests to and from the reef.

And after the festivities have died down, why not bid your guests farewell and head to the Reefworld bridal suite for your wedding night. You’ll be greeted with sparkling wine and chocolates, and lulled to sleep by the ocean. I can vouch that the reef sleep is truly one of the most remarkable and unique experiences I’ve ever had. Several of us slept overnight in swags on the upper deck after being treated to dinner and a spectacular sunset of golden, pink, and purple hues.

The next morning we were taken on a personalised snorkel tour through Hardy Reef sighting Nemo and friends dancing amongst the bright coral. The water was beautifully warm and the snorkel left you feeling reinvigorated – just how you want to feel as you start married life. There are lounge chairs a plenty, and the chance to peek into life under the sea from Reefworld’s underwater viewing chambers.

If you want to experience a destination wedding without needing your passport, then contact Cruise Whitsundays via email: You won’t regret it!

Images by Iconic Bride Photography  Polka Dot Bride traveled to the Whitsundays as a guest of Whitsundays Tourism for editorial consideration in accordance with our disclosure policy.

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