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Jade Mountain St Lucia

by | Destinations, Honeymoons, Location South America

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If something is going to make a honeymoon the most memorable trip of a lifetime, it’s the view and I think today’s resort- Jade Mountain St Lucia pretty much blows any views you’ve seen before out of the water.

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Architect owner Nick Troubetzkoy, designed the resort so that each guest feels like they’re the only inhabitants, the resort is children and mobile phone free, allowing guests to enjoy the tranquility and atmosphere the staff work so hard to provide.

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Located in the Caribbean, the resort houses 29 guest rooms. Each designed to take in the sweeping views and most have infinity pools to really take in the vast views of the Caribbean sea and the majestic mountain vistas.

The basic rooms, called the “SKY” suites have a completely open wall, but are all set within the resort so that privacy is of utmost importance. The base suites might be without an infinity pool, but they do include a jacuzzi and 1650 square feet of room while Infinity pool rooms start with the  “STAR” Infinity Pool Sanctuaries a massive 1400 – 1800 square feet. Each features beautifully crafted outdoor furniture- because you’re going to want to enjoy every second of that view.

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The grandest suites of all- the “GALAXY” Infinity Pool Sanctuaries sit highest on the resort and feature 15ft high ceilings, a completely open wall, beautiful hardwood furniture and flooring (all sourced ethically and environmentally friendly), the pools themselves, covered in one of a kind glass tiles come in at 900 square feet in the Galaxy suites.

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All rooms feature the most luxury of features- a king sized bed, a butler, rain showers, the resorts own “firfly” device allowing you to contact the service team whenever and wherever you wish. The resort abides by it’s technology free stance with rooms fitted without telephones, television or radio.

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The resort staff love to be challenged- so while typical on site amenities like tennis courts, a day spa, water-sports equipment, soft sand beaches and a restaurant run by an award winning chef are all available to guests, they also love to create experiences that are completely special and unique to you. Think private dining on the beach, sunset sailing, a sunrise treatment at the suphur springs- they can even arrange a helicopter transfer to and from the island.

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If you’re looking for a once in a lifetime experience for your honeymoon, then I think Jade Moutanin St Lucia might be up there for one of the most romantic places in the world. Well, you’ll have to trust me and report upon your return!

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Amy and Chris’ Romantic Fiji Destination Wedding

by | Honeymoons, Inspired Destination Weddings, Inspired Weddings, Location South America,

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Amy & Chris

Amy and Chris chose a romantic Fiji destination wedding to pledge their vows to one another. They chose a flame tree to marry under, with their friends and family taking a holiday to enjoy their wedding in the warmest and most tropical of locations. Leezett Photography was on hand to capture their romantic beach wedding.

Amy tells the tale of how they came to be. “We have known each other for over 10 years and one night 7 and 1/2 years ago we got together, fell in love and we haven’t looked back since.”

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Amy and Chris chose Musket Cove Fiji on Malolo Lailai Island for their wedding, utilising the resort’s wedding planner to coordinate the ceremony, reception, flowers, music and cake. Amy remarking, “It was such a beautiful place and our wedding planner Gloria Osborne did such an outstanding job creating our dream wedding. She over delivered on everything we asked for. We stayed at Musket Cove along with all of our guests the week before the wedding and it was just perfect in every way – the hospitality and accommodation was outstanding, we could not have chosen a better place for our special day.”

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Amy chose a strapless ball gown from Briony Leigh Bridal Miranda . Her bridesmaids wore mint green gowns from Review.

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Hair and Makeup Perfectionist styled the bride and bridesmaid hair and makeup. Amy remembering, “We would like to thank our amazing hair and makeup team – The hair and makeup perfectionists. Ash and his team are just brilliant and everyone just looked stunning. We were all so amazed at their talent and we would recommend them to anyone who is planning a wedding in Fiji.”

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The couple chose a flame tree for their ceremony location noting, “We chose to get married under a beautiful flame tree in one of the gardens over looking the lagoon. We were the first couple to be married here and we chose the location as we felt it was perfect and the tree was stunning.”

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Amy walked down the aisle to Bruno Mars “Marry You”.

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Amy notes “The day was beyond our expectations, there was not one hiccup and everything just ran so smoothly. We were so blessed to have so many of our beautiful family and friends travel so far to share our special day with us. We were so grateful for the help and support of our families without them our special day would not have been possible.”

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Of their photographer, Amy notes, “Our Photographer Leezett Birch was absolutely amazing, she was so easy to work with and made everyone feel so comfortable – especially Chris who is quite camera shy. When we received our photos we were completely blown away! She did such a great job and is very talented, we couldn’t be happier.”

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The ceremony and reception spaces were decorated simply in greens and whites. The newlyweds noting, “Knowing we were having an overseas wedding Amy opted to use local flowers, banana leaves and limes as decorations as she felt that it would fit perfectly with the beautiful surroundings and we were conscious of the limited amount of decorations we could bring with us on the plane. We did bring a few extras like our gorgeous place cards, the Amy and Chris wooden sign (which Amy painted white) for the bridal table, the Mr and Mrs Innes sign for the cake and also the fairy lights.”

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Of their first dance, Amy remembers, “Angus and Julia Stone’s Big Jet Plane was the song we danced to, we chose this as it is very special to the both of us and is ‘our’ song. Our reception was held outside on the beach, our first dance was completely magical under the stars on such a beautiful night.”

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Guests danced the night away under the stars to the sounds of DJ Ranjit. Amy remarking “Our DJ, DJ Ranjit was also fantastic and he kept the great tunes coming all night long. Our close friend Jordan Green was our MC on the night and we couldn’t have asked for a funnier man to take the role. He did such an outstanding job and kept the night flowing perfectly. We will be forever grateful.”

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Congratulations on your marriage Amy and Chris! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Leezett Photography  for sharing today’s wedding with us!

Photographer: Leezett Photography / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Gloria Osborn - Musket Cove Fiji / Bride’s Dress: Briony Leigh Bridal Miranda / Bride’s Shoes: Debut Shoes / Bride’s Jewelry: Camaruti Jewellers / Bride’s Jewelry: Inspired Tribe / Groom’s Attire: Ron Bennett Menswear / Bridesmaid Dresses: Review / Hairstylist: Hair and Makeup Perfectionist / Makeup Artist: Hair and Makeup Perfectionist / Venue: Musket Cove Fiji / Flowers & Decor: Musket Cove Fiji / Ceremony Musicians: Island Band - Musket Cove / DJ: Pacific Sound - DJ Ranjit Fiji / Cake Baker: Musket Cove Fiji / Wedding Rings: Camaruti Jewellers

Villa Botanica Bali – A Honeymoon Gift to You

by | Destinations, Honeymoons

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Recently I experienced the stunning Villa Botanica Whitsundays (read all about it here), so it’s no surprise that I was more than happy to learn of their overseas expansion into Bali. Janet Hogan, co-owner of Botanica Weddings, is enthusiastic about their latest venture:

“Nowhere else on this planet is there a place where the beauty of nature and the art of man come together in such delightful harmony. When we decided to expand our wedding business in Australia, Bali was the obvious choice.”

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“We know how difficult it is trying to organise a wedding yourself, especially from overseas. You simply wouldn’t know where to start. Hiring a wedding planner helps, but because it’s a commission based system over here, you can never be sure that what they’re recommending is what’s actually best for you. We simply charge a flat fee for our services and work only with those people we have hand-picked as the best. You hear some funny stories, like the florist who simply pulls out the spray paint if his roses don’t arrive in the colour you ordered! We guarantee that will never happen at a Botanica Bali wedding.”

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It’s this promise that reassures couples that their day truly will go smoothly. Their Australian-based team liaises on your behalf with their bilingual on-the-ground Balinese office, so there’s no risk of misunderstanding due to language barriers.

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“What we can offer you in this wonderful island where you can always expect the unexpected, are two things. The most beautiful and culturally exotic venue of all. And the security of knowing that your most precious day is in very safe hands.”

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If that hasn’t whet your appetite, then how’s this for an exclusive offer for Polka Dot Bride readers – be one of the first five brides to book a Botanica Bali wedding, mention ‘Polka Dot Bride’, and you’ll receive a $3,000 honeymoon package!

Your 5 star Bali honeymoon package includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation at the 5 star Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort, staying in a luxurious Deluxe Pool View room
  • Tropical breakfast daily
  • Romantic cliff top dinner for two
  • Couples massage in the resort spa
  • Guided tour of Tanah Lot, Bali’s most famous temple
  • Airport pick up

How’s that for Botanica Bali’s wedding gift to you!

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For more information, go to www.botanicabali.com and contact one of their friendly team members.

Images provided by Botanica Bali

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