• Romantic travel Switzerland

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    Romantic Travel to Switzerland like a romantic getaway for just the two of you or even a honeymoon? It might not be the first thing that comes to mind, Switzerland as a romantic travel destination. At least not for most Europeans. Hiking in summer times, mountain climbing, paragliding and other sporty activities like ski-ing during wintermonths is what Switzerland is about, right? Romantic travel like a getaway for just the two of you or even a honeymoon is probably something that you didn’t think of before. Switzerland has a lot to offer though, even when it comes to the romance department. We would like to challenge you and see it as a year round destination for romantic travel.

    Romantic Travel from Zurich to Interlaken

    From Zurich via Bern it is an amazing and easy less then 2 hours train ride to Interlaken. This route is very beautiful because it will go through two of Switzerland ‘s most beautiful lakes ( Lake Thun and Lake Brienz). This route is one of the most beautiful railway journeys that you can take across the country. Upon arrival in Interlaken, you will be welcomed by stunning scenery.

    Handpicked Hotel Victoria Jungfrau

    The most luxurious hotel in Interlaken is the Victoria Jungfrau hotel. It  is just such a  beautiful gem, a classic hotel with a lot of history. A perfect place for your romantic travel getaway or a honeymoon. Handpicked Lifestyle loves the Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel for several reasons and one of them certainly is the Spa. This hotel has an amazing view on Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains on the front side. And on the backside of the hotel is one of the most amazing SPA’s I have ever set foot in.

    The Spa of Hotel Victoria Jungfrau

    The SPA has received prestigious prices because it simply is one of the best Spa’s in Switzerland. And maybe even in the world. The Spa consists of a huge area where you can choose from saunas, steambads, colour showers and jacuzzi. Of course you can have a massage or other beauty treatment. You might even want to try a couples massage. The large swimmingpool has the amazing feature that you can swim from the indoor pool to an outdoor pool. While you are outside you can breathe in the clean and fresh swiss air and enjoy the view on the mountains. The sunbeds outside are there so you can relax with your complimentary bathrobe . The jacuzzi is perfectly situated on the outside terrace. So when you book this hotel with us: Do not forget to bring your bathingsuit!

    Romantic Travel dating back into history

    The Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa has a history that dates back to over 150 years ago. This historical five-star hotel started in 1856 as a pension the Pension Victoria. In 1899 the Victoria was linked with the Hotel Jungfrau by a domed structure from that day The Victoria Jungfrau was born. During the Belle Époque royals, intellectuals, artists and authors from all over the world came to stay at this luxury hotel. The charm of that era can still be felt to this day with beautiful gilded mirrors, stucco and crystal. When you walk trough the hall ways you feel the history in the whole building. And you start to imagine the parties that must have been celebrated in the different areas of the hotel. For weddings it would make a stunning location for an elegant gala diner and a party to dance the night away.

    Luxurious  & Culinary Hotel

    Besides the feeling of history there is a great sense of luxury in this hotel. The service level is high and staff is friendly. The breakfast is so elaborate and the staff will bring it to your room with no additional charge. You will feel like a true princess or king when you’re enjoying breakfast in bed with open doors while feeling the fresh air of the mountains. What better way there is to start your day? The breakfast is a good indication of the culinary experiences that the hotel has set out for you. After a relaxing day in the Spa you can enjoy a lovely high tea with on the terrace meanwhile enjoying the view on the mountain and the paragliders. In the evening you can have a cocktail in the elegant bar as an appetizer. You can have diner at the informal fine dining restaurant La Terasse. The menu, which changes with the seasons, draws inspiration from the cuisine of the Mediterranean and southern France while embracing regional specialties. To accompany such gourmet delights, an extensive wine list includes the leading champagnes alongside a generous selection of Swiss wines, carefully chosen vintages from France and Europe and other gems from around the world.

    Outside the Hotel

    As you can see you can enjoy yourself day round in the Victoria Jungfrau hotel. But when you do leave the hotel: Get wonderful views of city as well as Lake Brienz and Lake Thun and the Jungfrau region when you travel to the Harder Kulm. Take a 10-minute funicular ride to reach the Harder Kulm. Stroll down the Höheweg – main street, lined with cafes, restaurants and shops. Or sign up for one of the activities like hiking, biking or paragliding in the surrounding mountain area of Interlaken. And don’t forget to try a typical Cheese or Meat fondue and top it off with a chocolate fondue! Without it your romantic travel trip to Switzerland is not complete!

    We will be more then glad to design this romantic travel journey for you. Make sure to contact us!

    Destination Wedding South Africa Safari

    Destination Wedding South Africa Safari

    South Africa as your wedding location wouldn’t that be something unique? Now imagine getting married on a safari with the Big 5 as witness to your wedding. That will definitely be an experience that you will never ever forget! A visit to South Africa is just not complete without a safari. And it will be one of the highlights for you and your wedding guests. Getting married on a safari surrounded by the people you love. The wedding locations on safari are always safari lodges. Staying at a safari lodge is an amazing experience. The lodges are quiet, romantic, luxurious and located in the middle of nature, with views to die for. The ride there is an adventure on it’s own. Before you know it animals will pop up next to your car.

    Destination Wedding South Africa Safari Accomodation

    Ulusaba Private Game Reserve is not just a lodge, it is Sir Richard Branson’s safari lodge located in the Western sector of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Ulusaba means “place of little fear”. At Ulusaba they love weddings and they make sure your ceremony will be spectacular if it is a small elopement wedding or a bigger one. Nothing more evocative than a ceremony in the African Bush! Imagine saying ‘I do’ full heartedly in the the South African bush, on the edge of the dam where the hippos come to play or from the deck at Rock Lodge – the possibilities are endless and you can decide which is your preferred location after your arrival.

    Destination Wedding South Africa Safari locations

    The wedding venues for a destination wedding in South Africa can be very diverse. For a safari you can think of the wooden deck of the lodge, a wooden platform in a tree, a waterdrink for animals, a large lake, under an old tree, on a rock in a dry riverbed, etc.

    Wedding locations suggested by the Ulusaba team

    The Lower Deck at Rock Lodge: This is the most popular weddinglocation with a view to die for! We can time it just right so you can exchange vows with the sunset as a gorgeous backdrop

    The Mabrak Dry Riverbed at Safari Lodge: A picture postcard setting surrounded by African jackalberry trees.

    The Beach: At the far side of Xikwenga Dam near the Safari Lodge is an area that is called ‘the beach’. This spot is very exclusive – and perfect for smaller weddings

    Xikwenga Dam: Another great spot at the dam is on the side banks; this spot is so private that no one can see you except maybe the hippos.

    The Grassland Spot: A clearing tucked away in the bush close to Marula, our bush dinner site, and ideal for larger numbers

    Locations with great views

    Rock Lodge Lounge: An all-round winner! Large windows make for stunning views without losing the cosy atmosphere of this intimate space

    Safari Lodge Wine Cellar Deck: Safari Lodge has its own wine cellar stocked with a full selection of outstanding South Africa

    Spice up your wedding with local performers

    To add more flavour to your already stunning wedding it is possible to spice up your wedding with the perfomers from the region. Just to give you a few examples of the options that are out there:

    • Local Marimba Band: these groups consist of about eight members who play homemade xylophone for background dinner music but also great for parties. Previous guests have danced the night away to these sounds.

    • Shangaan Dancers: the Shangaan are the area’s predominant tribe. They will entertain you with beautiful African inspired-tribal singing and dancing to kick off the celebrations and to get everyone up on the dance floor.

    • Gumboot Dancers: a tradition born from the workforce in the South African mines: 12 traditional Shangaan dancers in mining overalls, hard hats and gum boots perform a traditional mine dance which consists of a hand-clapping ritual along with slapping of the boots to create a fantastic sound and beat.

    Destination Wedding South Africa Safari Contact us!

    The cost of your wedding depends on the accommodation, the number of nights your are staying, the period of the year, or the number of guests that will come with you, etc.  For a tailor made proposal you can always drop us an e-mail or contact us by phone. It is easy to get married in South Africa as a non-resident. There are, however a few things that you need to know to further assist you with your planning. We will be able to help you with every stage of this process.

    Have you always dreamed of a wedding in South Africa surrounded by wildlife in the tranquility of the bush just contact us today!

    Destination Wedding Jamaica

    Destination wedding in Jamaica

    A wedding in Jamaica is just perfect for those couples who like to get married in a tropical environment. You are in the right spot when you like colourful places and lots of music. Not only the people are colourful so are the flowers and the beautiful birds and the green lush landscape you will find next to the sandy white beaches and clear blue waters.