Top European Honeymoon Destinations For 2013
Planning a wedding can be one of the most stressful things a couple will ever undertake. The months of planning, negotiations, bookings, invitations, table plans and rehearsals are often so back-breaking that once you’ve put that diamond ring on your beloved’s finger and the wedding itself arrives, you say your vows and make your speeches, the one thing you will thank your lucky stars for is that you booked yourself a honeymoon. You sure need some time to recuperate! More to the point, getting away cements a couple’s marital vows from the start, a break from the real world, time to enjoy each other before they start a life together. Europe has some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery and fascinating getaways, making it a popular choice for couples on their first trip as man and wife. Here’s where we recommend in 2013
They don’t call it the City of Love for nothing. Paris is perhaps the world’s most recognised destination when it comes to romantic ambience. As the sun dips down over the river Seine, Paris’ wide tree-lined boulevards, winding cobbled streets and grandiose architecture become a truly wonderful place to just wander, carefree and in love. If you didn’t get down on one knee and put a diamond ring on your spouse’s hand in Paris, this surely is Europe’s most popular honeymoon destination.
Many might think of Rome as Italy’s premier romantic destination, but few would argue that Florence shares all its historical beauty whilst also perhaps being a more enjoyable and happening city. The vibrancy and hospitality of its nightlife add an extra dimension that embraces its visitors with a warm welcome.
Natural beauty being a prerequisite for any suitable honeymoon destination, Prague has that in abundance. Its spectacular architecture and Slavic charm make it one of the jewels of the region. Along with an incredible bar culture and fantastic food, Prague is significantly cheaper than your average European capital city, though saving money will not mean sacrificing luxury and comfort.
The Greek Islands
People often marry in the summer time and will naturally wish to have a well-earned rest in sunny climes. For this purpose we recommend the Greek islands as a wonderfully adaptable, relaxing and adventurous way to start your married life. The hundreds of islands each have their own atmosphere so you can please your every whim. Sample the party lifestyle on Malia or Kavos, or simply retreat to a secluded shore and soak up the rays in a serene and sun-kissed hideaway.
The Scottish Highlands
For those who appreciate the wilds of nature and the peacefulness of the great outdoors, wrap up warm and venture as far north as you dare into the Scottish Highlands, where hundreds of castles, cottages and guesthouses await you. Whether you wish to return to the lap of luxury after a bracing walk on a grand estate, or else snuggle up beside your own cottage’s roaring fire, this part of the world has a romantic appeal all of its very own.
Guest post contributed by Ross Davies writing for DeBretts Online Jewellery the specialists in wedding and bespoke engagement rings.
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