TOP 10 REASONS TO GET MARRIED ABROAD (…FROM THE PEOPLE WHO DID IT!)

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Photo by Crystal George via An Intimate Beach Wedding

Can you believe one in ten Brits now get married abroad?? I can! Sunshine weddings are becoming ever-more popular with the British crowd, and we’ve teamed up with Love Holidays to ask the British public about their own marriage experiences and find out why we’re loving it so much! We ended up with a definitive list of the reasons us Brits are packing up suitcases and heading for the sun! Here’s 10 of the biggest sways to getting married abroad…

1. The Destination

The pull of exotic backdrops is too enticing to resist, making this the number one reason for sunshine weddings! And let’s face it, we’re pretty spoilt for choice with the epic number of beautiful places to visit!

2. The Weather

The chances of a rainy day in paradise are slim compared to the probability offered by our stereotypical British weather. When planning their big day, this is a risk a lot of brides aren’t willing to take. Put away those wellies and grab the sandals!

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Photo by Marnosuite via Duncan & Pieta’s Rustic Oceanside Wedding

3. A Tight-Knit Circle of Friends and Family

A factor that most people found appealing about getting hitched abroad was the fact that it would only involve their close family and friends, and they wouldn’t have to deal with (or pay for) entertaining a large wedding party. Besides, there’s something so incredibly beautiful about really intimate weddings.

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A Shabby Chic Styled Destination Wedding In Ibiza – Michelle & Mark

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December is finally here and I am already wishing it were summer although todays wedding brings me a little closer to the dream of being somewhere warm and sunny.

Michelle and Mark were married at Cala Codolar in Ibiza over looking the rock of Es Vedra. Just from the photographs of the beautiful views and surroundings you can tell that the location was breathtaking.

Here to ease you into the week is Michelle with all the details on her stunning wedding day…

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We chose the Elixir Shore Club as our venue. The moment we visited, the place took our breaths away, with it’s simple, effortless, shabby chic style and view of the rock of Es Vedra.  The club has a marquee style outdoor area for dinner and an indoor bar area for drinks and dancing which made the evening flow perfectly. We have travelled to Ibiza for almost 6 years and have seen a lot of the island and had spent 2 weeks previous travelling to plenty of possible wedding locations and venues but our search was over as soon as we found the Elixir.

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Travel Gawker: I Want To Go to The Philippines…

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Photography Credit: MARIEL HANNAH

Over the past few weeks Mr T has developed a sudden obsession with visiting the Philippines.You may remember me saying that we plan on visiting Australia at the end of the year, however after researching for todays post I have a feeling this is likely to change. This is a country I know very little about, yet after researching for just a few hours I have been completely taken aback by the beauty of the country. The philippines are home to some of the worlds most amazing beaches with crystal clear waters which are perfect for exploring, especially as it is thought that these seas have the highest level of marine biodiversity in the world.

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Photography Credit: MARIEL HANNAH

Our journey would take us to Palawan however to achieve this we would need to fly to Manila first, so this is where our journey would start. If you time your flights right there is always a chance you will only wait a short while for your flight to Palawan so you might not have a chance to do an overnight stay in Makati but if you do it is certainly a place to see. The centre of Makati is a major cultural and entertainment hub, said to the be the modern Manila or the Manila the Philippines ‘wish they could have had’ with its Malls, restaurants and bars. Not exactly the Philippines we would have come to see but an experience to say the least.

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A Suit That Fits: What Cloth to Choose for your Groom’s Suit?

Following their previous blogs on how to personalise small details for your groom, and their guide to finding your perfect wedding suit, bespoke tailoring company A Suit That Fits are back again to give you a few hints and tips on how to know what cloth to choose for your Groom’s suit!

There are lots of cool details to choose from when your Groom’s designing his new bespoke suit; but one of the most important of those is the cloth he chooses – this will affect the entire look and feel of the suit. The first thing to think about is what time of the year you’re getting married and go from there:

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If you’re getting married in the summer months, the weather’s likely to be warm (and perhaps a little muggy). To start with, he should choose a lightweight cloth – we’d recommend mohair – it’s made from the hair of the Angora goat, it’s light and breathable whilst remaining a resilient, long lasting cloth. Otherwise, a lightweight wool is great too (it does what it says on the tin – with all the qualities of its heavier counterpart, there is not as much of it to lug about – leaving you feeling fresh as a daisy.)

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