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Sarah and Chris’ Spanish Destination Wedding

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Sarah and Chris

Winter seems like the most perfect time to escape to a warm European country for a destination wedding and that’s exactly what these two Australians did to celebrate! They found their wedding location seven years prior on a holiday to Spain, and even before he proposed, Chris has made sure it was available for their magical wedding day captured by Sarkodie Photography.

On how they met, Sarah tells, “Chris and I met 8 years ago in Cologne, Germany. I was with his best friend at the beginning. After we broke up Chris and I stayed in contact for a year and fell in love. We moved in together quite soon and a year after we moved to Australia together.”

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Sarah tells their story. “Chris proposed on my 30th Birthday after we came back from a wonderful three day sailing trip at Hamilton Island. We stayed the the amazing Qualia resort. When we got back after a sunset walk on the beach he told me he just wanted to grab a jacket and I should wait outside. When he opened the door he played a very special song and he had candles lit and rose petals across the room and in the pool was a Dolphin which had “will you marry me?” written on it. Of course an inflatable one. :0) I was so surprised and happy and had to cry and then he got down to one knee and asked me and I said “YES” before he finished. The next day he told me that he had already spoken to the priest of the church in Frigiliana, our favourite little place in Spain. 7 years ago, on our first trip to Spain I said that one day when we get married this would be the place I would love to say “YES”. ”

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Sarah remembers, “My stylist got sick on the day so I had to drive to Nerja with my mum and aunty and find an available stylist, which is quite a challenge when you don’t speak Spanish and they don’t speak any English. Plus there’s a siesta in Spain from 1pm till 4pm because of the heat. So absolutely everything is closed. But we found an awesome lady in the end who did hair and make up for us and it worked out quite well.”

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Sarah chose a gown and veil from La Sposa. She notes, “I wore a diamond and pearl ring my grandad gave my grandmother shortly before he passed away as my something old and borrowed. My granny gave it to me before she passed away a few years ago. It was really very special to me. As my Dad’s parents have both passed away it was nice to remember them on the day. They were both very special for me and I’m glad I was able to incorporate something about them into the day.”

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Sarah and Chris chose the Church of San Antonio, Frigiliana for their ceremony, explaining, “We chose San Antonio as the Church because it is right in the middle of Frigiliana next to a fantastic market place.”

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Sarah remembers, “I saw Christof in tears for the first time in seven years as my Dad walked me down the aisle with ‘Amazing Grace’.”

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Of their photographer, Sarah tells, “First my good friend Joseph, came all the way from Sydney to Spain to celebrate with us and of course he was also our photographer and he was simply amazing. He knew my style and what we wanted and also shared my vision of how the day should be photographed. He captured every moment perfectly and even some we don’t remember happening. icon smile Sarah and Chris Spanish Destination Wedding We were allowed to be who we were and weren’t asked to do awkward poses or anything too rehearsed.

We can’t find words … We can’t say thank you enough! Thanks to your incredible talent we can relive and enjoy our wedding again and again. You are the most talented photographer and we are so happy that we had the honour to have you with us in Spain to capture our celebrations! And now we are going to look at the pictures again… And again … And again! I have so many favourites! I am the happiest bride in the world!”

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Hotel La Posada Morisca hosted the reception, Sarah noting, “The reception started at Hotel La Posada Morisca, where they did an amazing job with excellent food, decoration and service. As all our guests came from all over the world and had to travel a long way we decided to have a 4 day wedding celebration, which is also quite common in Spain. 2 days before the wedding we invited our guests to a local Tapas Bar on the little Market place in Torrox Pueblo in the mountains.”

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Of the dance floor, Sarah notes, “There is one very special song for us, which Chris played as he proposed and he surprised me as he asked our guitarist to learn and sing the song for us when we walked down from the hill to go to the dancefloor.”

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Congratulations Sarah and Chris! Thank you for sharing your destination wedding with us on Polka Dot Honeymoons! Thank you also to Sarkodie Photography for sharing today’s wedding with us!

Photographer: Sarkodie Photography / Bride’s Dress: La Sposa / Bride’s Shoes: La Sposa / Bride’s Jewelry: Cerrone / Groom’s Attire: Cove & Co / Invitations & Stationery: Hand Drawn Maps / Invitations & Stationery: Minted / Reception Venue: Hotel La Posada Morisca / Ceremony Musicians: Trumpeter - friend of the couple / Wedding Rings: Cartier / Ceremony Venue: Church of San Antonio, Frigiliana

Grand Hotel Kronenhof – Swiss Honeymoons

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Grand Hotel Kronenhof is one of Switzerland’s most superior hotels. Nestled into the hillside of the peaceful mountain-village Pontresina, it lies just 6 miles from the ever-popular Swiss wonderland, St Moritz.

Grand Hotel Kronenhof first opened its doors in the early 19th century as a guesthouse and has flourished ever since. This architectural masterpiece is now a registered historical landmark and has received TripAdvisors recommendation as the Top Hotel in the World for 2014.

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This neo Baroque Grand Hotel features five world-class restaurants, and boasts over 2,000 square metres of what has been dubbed by financial times writer Tyler Brule as ‘the best Alpine spa’ in the world. With a 20 metre infinity pool, a range of saunas and steam rooms, private couples massage suites and a floating grotto with underwater music as just some of it’s features, it is not hard to see why this $24 million addition is a hit!

In addition to this myriad of grandeur, Grand Hotel Kronenhof is now offering an Alpine Retreat Package, which includes two nights accommodation at Kronenhof, and one nights private Alpine Hut stay for you and your partner!

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The Alpine Hut is located in Bernina Suot, a 10km hike or bike ride from Kronenhof, through the breathtaking Val Da Fain (Valley of Hay), most famous for it’s flowers and plethora of marmots!

Upon arrival at Bernina Suot, your Alpine hut butler greets you with refreshments. Said butler then goes on to prepare a traditional 3-course meal before leaving you and your partner to enjoy the fresh mountain air, with a perfectly thought out evening kit. While this kit indulges the romanticism of your stay with candles and mountain tale storybooks, it also has an element of practicality, with creams and balms to soothe the aches and pains of your day’s adventures, torches, board games and of course, fluffy bed socks!

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The following day your butler returns to serve breakfast, and equip you for whichever adventure you may choose for the day. This includes further hiking or biking through the mountains, visiting local farmers to help prepare traditional dishes, or for keen mountain climbers, climbing the Piz la Stretta with a summit of 3,104 m.

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At the end of the day you can opt to either hike, bike or be driven in a hotel car back to Grand Hotel Kronenhof for a complimentary 50-minute mountain massage to ease the pains of your explorations, and then finish it all off with a final nights stay and a complimentary meal in either the Grand or Gourmet Kronenhof Restaurant!

For further information on Swiss honeymoons at the Grand Hotel Kronenhof and the Alpine Retreat Package, visit http://www.kronenhof.com/en.html

Photos by Grand Hotel Kronenhof

A Honeymooners Paradise – Centara’s Maldives Grand Island Resort

by | Destinations, Honeymoons

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Taylor Bartels
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If you are looking for a honeymoon of the tropical paradise variety then you simply can’t go past the Maldives as a potential destination. Nothing screams romance like a lush island retreat with an endless flow of champagne and Centara’s Maldives Grand Island Resort & Spa has it all. From its crystal-white sands to its clear emerald waters, Centara’s Maldives retreat makes for nothing short of an idyllic honeymoon location.

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Centara’s Maldives Resort boasts the kind of barefoot luxury one dreams about while sat in their office chairs. It is a 5-star island getaway featuring 112 beach front suites and overwater villas, all of which are conveniently located around a private infinity pool and the gorgeous resort lagoon. Each over water villa features steps straight into said lagoon, and is surrounded by the resort’s reef, complete with a dedicated sunken ship wreck. Furthermore, each room is fitted with a spacious terrace, strategically placed to enjoy the stunning Indian Ocean sunsets each evening of your stay.

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The beautiful villas are of course not all that this resort has going for it. It also features tennis and volleyball courts, with a fitness centre for the avid fitness couple that are keen to work off any excess wedding cake… as if excess wedding cake actually exists!

However, whether it is exercising you seek or otherwise, you cannot go past the water attractions, as you are indeed on a tropical island! For the more timid swimmer there is a beachfront swimming pool, but for those seeking adventure the Dive and Water sports centre should be your first port of call! They offer sailing, snorkelling, windsurfing and kayaking, or for an even more amazing experience why not feed stingrays or go swimming with whale sharks? There are also fishing excursions and leisure boats available for hire to get the absolute most of the island.

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No resort would be complete without a series of restaurants and with 4 different restaurants for top quality seafood and traditional Asian cuisine, as well as a stunning over water cocktail bar with nightly entertainment, Centara’s Maldives retreat does not disappoint.

Centara’s Grand Island Resort is now offering an all-inclusive program which includes everything from champagne breakfasts through to sunset cocktails, to streamline the booking of your stay. All meals and wine, cooking classes, water sports and attractions and a nightly cocktail sundowner on the beach are included in the package, with the addition of a trip to the regions premiere luxury spa brand, Spa Cenvaree.

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Honeymooners also receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival, and a personal gift from the resort! No matter where you are at in your wedding planning, Centara’s Maldives Grand Island Resort is worth considering.

For more information visit here

Photos by Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa

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