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Romantic, memorable, exciting and beautiful. Time to plan your honeymoon? Well, it's arguably the most important holiday of your life and yet, amongst the wedding planning, your honeymoon can get a little forgotten. But don't panic! We have compiled a list of our favourite destinations and recommended places to escape too with your new husband or wife!

 

FIJI

Up first we are island hopping in the quintessential paradise named Fiji. Consisting of over 300 islands crafted from soft white sand beaches, picturesque palm trees and the crystal blue sea. Take early morning hikes through lushes, tropical vegetation and up volcanic peaks or relax at an early morning yoga session on the powder soft sandy beach, invest some time at a traditional Fijian cooking lesson together or explore the ocean floor during scuba diving; however you choose to spend your time in Fiji it will never be long enough.

 

JAPAN

After your special day is all said and done, it’s definitely time for you and your new husband or wife to take some time to yourselves and simply disappear. What better place to venture away to than Tokyo, Japan. With a population of over 12 million, Tokyo is also one of the largest cities in the world which is always bustling with life, energy and color. Few places on Earth will offer visitors such a diverse range of experiences and culture as Japan. The locals are respectable and cultured through their long-standing traditions. The contrast is remarkable, whilst Tokyo’s westernised high-speed, convenient transport systems and technological lifestyle is distinctly divergent to the wooden, traditional temples and blossom tree gardens that are nestled between sky scrapers. You won’t be bored, hungry or disappointed for a moment during your time in Tokyo, Japan.

 

 

DEEP SOUTH STATES OF USA

For a honeymoon a little closer to home, look no further than the deep-southeren cities in North America. Take a road trip or a short flight to New Orleans. The music scene here is incredibly rich and diverse; you'll find blues, country, soul or jazz leaking from doorways and echoing through the streets of this exciting city. You newly-weds will bounce between bars and gigs whilst dancing the nights away, but there is a plentiful culture to enjoy including an interesting history and a delectable local cuisine.

 

 

FRANCE

Paris. Ah the city of love. Perhaps the most romantic honeymoon you could imagine involves walking hand in hand through the cobbled streets of Paris having filled up on fresh pastries and drinking champagne from the moment you wake up until you close your eyes again because why not?! You’re in Paris! Enjoy the excitement of walking up the Eiffel tower, soaking up the culture within the Notre Dame, go shopping in the high-fashion shops and visit the famous Mona Lisa inside La Lovre. Amongst the acclaimed tourist sites our favourite moments spent in Paris include wandering down a back cobbled street into a rustic French café to enjoy the best coffee you will ever taste as you breath in the Parisian air and pinch yourself because you must be dreaming!!

 

 

SCOTLAND

Hope across the pond and bring a warm jacket. Scotland has an abundance of hidden gems packed into it - imagine wild coastlines, rugged landscapes, historic castles and cosy hospitality. The traditional Scottish dances, food and pubs will have you entertained and enthralled. You can learn to fly fish, drink malt whiskey or visit the capital city, Edinburgh for

ambience, nightlife and shopping. Scotland is an ideal and scenic honeymoon location.

 

We love traveling and exposing our brand to global and international clients. Angelic Grove has been fortunate enough and honored to work with a variety of diverse clients to bring events to life all across the globe. We hope our worldly knowledge of traveling will help make your honeymoon decision a little easier amongst all the other choices you have to make during your wedding planning process!

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How to Plan a Bang-for-Your-Buck Bachelorette Party

 

The costs of a bachelorette party can be steep. When you add up the price of airline tickets, hotel stays, meals, drinks, and entertainment, it's enough to break anyone's budget. According to Upgraded Points, the national average cost of a three-day bachelorette party trip is $1,400 per person. But with these tips, you can scale back the costs without scaling back the fun.

Most of the time, the maid of honor, bridesmaids, and any other friends who are attending pay for their own accommodations and transportation, and then pitch in to cover the rest of the costs of the bachelorette party. However, in some cases, the groom may decide to pay for the festivities as a gift to his bride and her friends. No matter who’s paying, remember that the bachelorette party doesn't have to encompass an entire three-day weekend. Celebrating for multiple days and nights can do some serious damage to your budget.

Where to Go If all (or at least most) of the bridesmaids live near the bride, there's no reason to splurge on traveling out of town. Keep the party local and go to some of the bride’s favorite hangout spots. Whether she loves hiking or singing karaoke at the bar, you are sure to find some fun activities locally without having to catch flights.

If you do decide to host a destination bachelorette party, it’s essential to plan far ahead. Track flight prices and try to pick a destination that's affordable for all the attendees. It doesn’t need to be a remote island or exotic locale; staying within the US can save you a lot of cash.

Whether in town or at a destination spot, rent a house through a service like Airbnb or Vrbo. You can all spend the night at a communal spot without spending all that money on hotel suites.

 

What to Do

 

Take it outdoors.

If you have a lot of people on the guest list, you can throw a shindig at the park or other outdoor venues without breaking the bank. Just check with the city to see if you need any permits for public locations. Check out AVParty.com for all your party rental needs. They rent everything from dishes and canopies to casino games and stages.

Make it a movie night.

If you are staying local, make it an outdoor movie night. Just rent (or borrow) a high-quality projector and screen. You can also order takeout from the bride’s favorite restaurant and mix up a few batches of signature cocktails. If you want to kick it up a notch, rent a popcorn machine on the cheap and buy big boxes of candy — and then you’ll be all set. For something a little extra, you can print tickets or set up a red carpet to add to the theme.

 

Roll or bowl.

Head to the roller rink for a skating party, or drop by the bowling alley to get in a few games. It's good cheap fun, provides a little exercise, and promotes healthy competition among your girlfriends. Have pizza and drinks at the rink or alley, or finish off the day by hanging out at the pool with cocktails in hand.

 

At-home spa day.

You don’t have to go to a ritzy spa or salon. Instead, enjoy some beauty time with your best friends at the house. All the guests should bring a bunch of hair and beauty products. You can do each other’s nail art, play around with eyelash extensions, and try out wild wash-out hair colors. It may even be a good idea to all chip in and buy the bride-to-be a vanity table for the occasion. Many vanity tables can be purchased for under $100, and they’re great for organizing cosmetics. 

 

Have a sleepover.

Upgrade those slumber parties from your youth with rom-coms, grown-up party games, and wine. Stay up all night hanging out with your besties to celebrate the bride-to-be’s pending nuptials. Sleep in late and drag yourselves to your favorite brunch (or lunch) spot the next day.

Don't stress out about how to throw an incredible bachelor party on the cheap. It's the friends that make the fun, not the Benjamins. With this advice, the bride and all her besties can have a blast without busting anyone's budget.

 

 

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Updated: Jul 25

A Silk Rose Wall

 

'You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because your reality is finally better than your dreams' ~ Dr Suess.

Grab your tiara, step into your glass slippers and mount the horse and carriage, because you are about to enter a real-life princess fairy tale. 

 

 

When Ashley and Brent tied the knot on April 10th 2017, the stunning couple defied the meaning of beauty as they said ‘I do’ against the backdrop of our silk rose wall. The sun set gloriously over CopperWynd Resort as the guests turned in awe to watch Ashley walk elegantly down the aisle toward the man of her dreams. Dressed in a vintage-lace sleeved wedding gown, Ashley clutched her Angelic Grove personalized bouquet, that coordinated perfectly with the masterpiece rose wall. A true testament of skill and delicacy, this wall took Angelic Grove’s floral designer, Mark Karp 3 days to create. And boy, it was worth it! The inspired wall contains silk roses of pale pink and neutral colors that effortlessly coordinated with Ashley bouquet of soft ranunculas, peonies and quicksand roses. 

 

The beginning of another busy wedding season is upon us, and recently we have seen an influx of silk rose walls on our Instagram feeds and Pinterest walls. Our floral designer at Angelic Grove, Mark Karp, is always looking for new and innovative design ideas to create stunning weddings every day, and working with a rose silk wall proved to be one of his most intricate and rewarding creations.

 

 

When it comes to planning a special, personalized and unique day, Angelic Grove understands that every bride is different and should be celebrated for their individuality! That’s why we strive to make every event unique, every detail personable and every second memorable.

 

 

 

 

Sublime photography taken by @christinejohnsonphotography to capture these unforgettable moments and highlight the inner and outer beauty with every shot.

 

@serendipitycinema and @deserthouseproductions produces the most amazing wedding videos to give you a lasting film of your special day.

 

We have built up loyal and trustworthy relationships with our recommended vendors. @ccsoutherland will deliver a complete package when it comes to her wedding directing and planning, she won’t miss a trick or a detail!