For a truly wonderful wedding day, Bermuda is a dream destination. From the sweeping pink sands of the island’s beautiful coast-line to cloudless skies at night, Bermuda is the perfect place to say ‘I do.’
One of the reasons that many brides and ‘grooms-to-be’ choose Bermuda to celebrate their Big Day is the island’s natural beauty. Few destinations can compete with Bermuda’s sparkling turquoise waters and iconic pink beaches, which coupled with the island’s temperate climate, all makes for a truly compelling package.
Bermuda plays host to a varied selection of luxury resorts and hotels, meaning that couples can choose to become Mr and Mrs in a wide range of settings. Whilst some may choose to exchange their vows in an intimate ceremony underneath the stars, other couples might choose to bask in the sunshine with a huge family-friendly party out on an ocean deck against a breathtaking backdrop of the Atlantic.
One of the special aspects of Bermuda is the island’s unique traditions. The first thing that many visitors notice when they first arrive is that the people of Bermuda love to celebrate – and celebrating the love of two people is no exception! Coral and stone sculptures known as ‘Moongates’ adorn the island and are said to bestow a lifetime of eternal happiness to couples who kiss underneath them. Another celebratory tradition is the serving of two cakes at the wedding ceremony – one for the bride and one for the groom. Both cakes are traditionally decorated with a cedar sapling, which is then planted on the island to symbolise the couple’s ever-growing love.
When planning your big day, many of Bermuda’s hotels and resorts now offer a tailored wedding-coordinator service to help make the wedding planning process seamless. The resort of your choice will pair you with one of their experienced wedding-planners to help you create your dream ‘Big Day’ down to the last detail. So, whether you are embracing Bermudian tradition and arriving at your ceremony in a beautiful horse-drawn carriage or simply need to create the perfect menu for your guests, Bermuda’s wedding-coordinators will ensure that every element of your ceremony is flawless.
Bermuda is not just a fantastic destination for weddings. Couples seeking a luxurious and utterly indulgent honeymoon should look no further than this beautiful island. At certain resorts, newly-weds can treat themselves to an afternoon of solitude by enjoying a bespoke picnic created by their hotel’s chef. Couples who are hoping to explore the island further will love Gates Bay, a blush-pink sandy beach nestled in a coral cove and surrounded by the balmy waters of the Atlantic. For couples keen to enjoy Bermuda’s gorgeous views, a gentle stroll along the island’s secluded Railway Trail offers stunning shots of both coastline and Bermuda’s lush forests.
There is plenty to do for the active newlyweds. Bermuda is famous for its world-championship golf courses – should the new groom (or bride) fancy a round or two – whilst water-sports fans can enjoy snorkeling, diving in Bermuda’s crystal clear waters, water-skiing and a range of other high-adrenalin activities. Horseback tours are also available as an alternative way to explore the island’s world famous beaches.
If it’s culture that captures the imagination of the new couple, then look no further than the historic Town of St George and the Royal Naval Dockyard. Dockyard also houses weekly music and entertainment festivals throughout the summer, where families and loved ones can join together to celebrate Bermuda’s rich culture and heritage.
Finally, for couples in search of that extra special indulgent experience, many of the resorts on the island offer luxurious award winning spas with a range of renowned beauty and health treatments to enjoy. The perfect end to a perfect holiday – and the best way to relax before your flight back to home!
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