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The new year is often associated with new beginnings, symbolizing a fresh start and a chance to pursue our dreams and aspirations. It’s a time when we reflect on the past and look forward to what lies ahead. One of the most profound new beginnings is the start of a new life with the person we love through marriage.more
LUXlife Magazine announces the winners of the 2023 Global Wedding Awards. The luxury events sphere seeks only the best, and only the best can find enduring success. For this reason, LUXlife launched the Global Wedding Awards to highlight those who have remained steadfast and unwavering in this commitment and pursuit of perfection.
The Awards Coordinator, Jessie Wilson, commented on the success of the winners of 2023, the winners...more
Engaged Couples planning and creating their celebration of love has never been more evident. The time for love is 2022 and beyond, the importance placed on a memorable event, being different and bringing personal style has never been more important than it is today. The love story becomes evident in the celebration of love through venue selection, entertainment, lifestyle, just about every aspect of decision making has a very high level of...more
If you’ve imagined, just once in your life, feeling like the hero in a chick flick, you know that winning mad acclaim is probably going to take a grand gesture. The increasingly popular destination proposal photos being posted by newly engaged couples, still aglow from their elaborate “will you marry me” experience, are what grand gestures are made of. Whether it’s a jointly planned trip or a surprise getaway, popping the question away from...more
We are at the luxurious Palazzo Parigi, a renowned hotel located in the center of Milan, where the white veils and Christmas décor has created a sense of fairy tale, perfect for celebrating professional stars of the wedding industry that work to make thousands of couples happy for one of the most important days in their lives.more
Travel industry encouraged to say ‘I do’ to the destination wedding market
It’s not too late for travel companies and tourist boards to take the plunge and get into the lucrative weddings market, delegates attending World Travel Market London’s first dedicated seminar on tying the knot abroad were told last...more
Unless you have a significant wedding budget and are arranging an agency or independent Makeup Artist, odds are you’re going to use the resort spa professionals to do your hair and makeup. While this is certainly the easiest and most cost effective option, for some, it raises a few concerns as to whether or not you and your stylists will appreciate a similar aesthetic or if they lean towards popular, ostentatious trends in their...more
Hire a Pro
You may think you’re up for the daunting task of hours of online research, reading reviews, sourcing vendors and possibly navigating through a language barrier, but you’re trying to get married, not reinvent the wheel! A planner who specializes in destination weddings already has the experience and vendor relationships to manage all of your details for what will hopefully be the flawless execution of your...more
For many, the idea of a destination wedding seems wildly more appealing than booking a local hotel or banquet hall, and so it should.
The incentive: engaged couples see an opportunity to design an affordable, exotic event for an exclusive group of family and friends.
The caveat: your bevy of guests will actually require some real face time pre and post wedding. They’ve gone to considerable effort and expense to show up for you so...more
If you’ve considered giving cash as a wedding gift you probably already know that the “cover your plate” rule is a widely regarded guideline for determining the amount—the objective being to pay for the cost of your reception dinner and ease the couple’s expense.
When it comes to destination weddings however, guests can find themselves spending over $1,500 per person just to attend your special day, leaving the issue of giving a gift up...more
Wedding destination options close to home aren’t necessarily short on style or interest— from coast to coast Canada offers great venues in diverse cities, each with their own sense of romance. Rue Sherbrooke, Montreal is home to one of these options, 115 years into it’s operation, the Ritz-Carlton Montreal still sets the standard for the city’s luxury accommodations and events, blending historic splendour with contemporary style as Quebec’s...more
When Kitty & Adam came to us for help in the planning of their destination wedding they were already in love with Italy but a little unsure about how to find a beautiful property that might be right for their intimate nuptials. Since a romantic getaway on the scenic Amalfi Coast was already on their wish list, Hotel Bellevue Syrene, perched atop the cliffs of Sorrento, overlooking the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius was an ideal choice...more
This incredible Italian venue is the stuff wedding legends are made of, ancient stone architecture, an old world church and scenic hillside views. Castel Monastero, an 11th century monastery surrounded by the peace and quiet of the hills near Siena proved the perfect backdrop for the gorgeous destination ceremony of LWW couple Melissa and Mario who exchanged vows in a delightful little church in front of their closest friends and family.more
Florence is an undisputed utopia of picturesque vineyards, lush olive groves and hill-side towns. As the most active centre of the Renaissance, every eminent artistic figure – among them, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, da Vinci, and, Michelangelo – is represented here, in an unrivalled gathering of churches, galleries and museums. What does this mean for you? The charming cities within this region are a treasure trove of almost perfectly preserved...more
The Four Seasons Hotel Firenze is a gorgeous wedding location in the historic city of Florence. Comprised of two buildings, flanking the largest private garden in Florence, opulent event space is available in the Palazzo delle Gherardesca as well as La Villa, along with beautiful and intimate spaces in the garden.more
"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue..." was once thought to not only give brides good luck on their wedding day, but also help in the assurance of fertility and prosperity. Today, it is simply a charming ritual incorporated into weddings as a way of honouring tradition, and takes many diverse forms.more
Couples that love snuggling up inside while a picturesque snowfall paints a wonderland around them are likely to have a winter wedding. Being that winter is considered the off season, you’ll spend less on venues and services as many vendors are inclined to discount. You can also look forward to a high RSVP acceptance since summer vacations and conflicting weddings are rarely a concern. If the coldest season is your favourite, consider these...more
There are countless decisions to be made in planning your big day, the date is certainly one of the first and most personal. Many couples choose an anniversary, honouring a relationship milestone and ensuring it’s a date they’ll both remember. Fortunately, there are stylistic options suitable for any date you choose, but, if you’ve envisioned hosting a ceremony at a particular time of year, we’ve got a few suggestions for enjoying the...more
Many couples find themselves overwhelmed by wedding details. High on that list is who to invite, and more importantly, can you afford to invite them? If your growing guest list is filled with obligatory gestures, you might want to rethink your approach. Fortunately, having a destination wedding does most of the weeding out for you since accepting such an invitation comes with a considerable expense to attendees, especially if they have...more
Villa d’Este is best described as a fairytale setting, the fairytale taking place in the palatial playground of kings and queens.
From the richly draped grandeur of the Sala Colonne to the opulently detailed and golden Napoleon Room, each event space is more stunning than the last. At Villa d’Esta even passageways and staircases are exquisitely finished, every detail taken into account. Soaring ceilings and massive chandeliers accent...more
For many, an endless shoreline complete with the hypnotic rhythm of crashing waves is the perfect dream wedding location, but if weather, guest comfort and logistics prove challenging, consider hosting your ceremony beach adjacent rather than with ‘sand between your toes’. While walking through the sand to your palm-embellished alter certainly has an exotic air of romance, panoramic views of the sparkling water and ocean ambience can still be...more
If your dream wedding is destined to sweep you away to a tropical destination, it holds some beautiful scenic and décor options that are bound to add a colourful, exotic layer of style to your Facebook timeline. One detail that will separate your wedding from the ordinary, is the local flora, think tropical blooms of hibiscus, bougainvillea and frangipani set against large, lush palm fronds and monstera leaves. From structural, wide forms to...more
You may be daunted by the idea of all the details that go into a destination wedding, but you can most definitely ease those fears by hiring our talented team of wedding pros to make it all come together seamlessly. Whether you’re thinking of a beach ceremony on the sand, sunset on the cliffs, or a nautical themed event at an island marina, these 4 wedding colour palettes will be the perfect style guide to your sun-shiny day.more
Bright, clear blue skies, warm temperatures, and tropical scenery are—for most of us—the perfect backdrop for a wedding. So, if you’re lucky enough to receive an invite to one such affair, you’re in for a fabulous adventure. As you anticipate the idyllic beauty of the sandy beach next to gently crashing waves, one nagging concern might make it’s way to the forefront of your vision… What do I wear? We can answer this in two words, “NOT...more
We’re guessing you’ve noticed the last few weeks have been accompanied by a seemingly endless newsfeed of Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich on account of their romantic July 8th outdoor wedding at Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. More than 200 family and friends gathered in person for the extraordinary 4-day weekend celebration and the world has now gathered remotely to witness the epic honeymoon that has been a top social media feature for weeks.more
THE SWITCH: ONE WEDDING, TWO...OR THREE DRESSES
I think we can agree, many wedding gowns are made for drama, not dancing, and for some, wanting to make a breathtaking entrance at the ceremony seems to come at the expense of having a great time at the reception. This trend toward multiple dresses has been a long time in the making and is seriously picking up speed, allowing brides the opportunity to experiment with...more
The tradition of white wedding dresses, although relatively recent, has certainly become ubiquitous in Western culture. So quintessentially bridal has the white dress become, that when a bride chooses to tie the knot wearing another colour, it’s considered daring and rebellious: think Dita Von Teese in purple; Anne Hathaway in pink; Tina Turner in black.
Although white gowns continue to dominate the bridal industry, alternative colour...more
Barcelona and Argentina football superstar Lionel Messi married his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo in Rosario, Argentina last week. The glowing couple, with children Thiago and Mateo in tow, then jetted off to the private-island Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort on the twin-island state of Antigua & Barbuda for what is these days known as a “familymoon”.
A honeymoon was once intended to be a romantic indulgence following, what...more
No matter where you have your wedding, catering is one of the biggest elements you will plan. How will you feed your guests? What kind of culinary experience will it be? Here are the latest trends in Wedding Cuisine.
Participation: Passing food around during the cocktail hour is pretty traditional. More and more brides and grooms are now making 'culinary performances' part of the overall wedding experience. Think oyster...
Thinking of saying " I do " in a paradise-like setting far away from home? Well before you start packing your wedding gown and tuxedo to travel, ask yourself these five crucial questions:
Budget: Are you willing to stretch your budget if necessary? In most cases, destination weddings can actually be much more economical for the bride and groom. However, in some cases we've had couples with a 'go big or go home' attitude and in...
If it's your dream to get married on this famous Caribbean island, here are our tips for getting married in Jamaica:
If you are getting married in a villa or resort, hire a local wedding planner who knows the lay of the land; local wedding planners can help pave the way with local vendors and be on hand on the wedding day to make sure your wedding goes smoothly.
Montego Bay is an excellent Jamaican wedding...