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Love,

for most of us, is a very personal concept. We believe that although what we feel is universal, it is at the same time customized specifically for us and towards the person that our love is aimed at. The truth is that the concept of love itself is relatively new — at least when looking at it as a part of human culture.

The first to give romantic love a name were the Greeks, calling it “Eros.” However, romantic love didn’t actually become a popular concept until the medieval ages. During this period of roughly 1,000 years, the concept of romantic love formulated and spread through European culture, but nevertheless was not yet considered to be necessary for marriage; only during the Victorian period did romantic love become a prerequisite for marrying someone.
Love is a wonderful thing :-)
So if not for love, for what reason did people marry? Originally, marriages were not by choice, but rather by arrangement or by capture. When men raided other villages, farms or castles, they would capture the women and take them as brides. Even more common were marriages formed in order to strengthen business relationships or to create political alliances.

Dowries were also strong motivators, but until the 5th century, the idea of loving someone and marrying them for this sole purpose was unheard of. Romantic love, which fully blossomed during the Victorian Era during the 19th century, has basically remained an important concept in western culture today. We have even gone a step further – the bride and groom want a destination wedding such as a romantic beach weddings in Tenerife, Spain.

The relationship between a man and woman

Nevertheless, the concept of the relationship between a man and woman has changed. Overlooking the whole gay marriage movement, the concept of marriage itself has begun to change. Nowadays many believe marriage to be a rather archaic concept, one that no longer fills a cultural void.

Tradition has in the past played a significant role in cultures all over the world. While in many parts of the world, tradition remains the main guiding light, in the most developed countries the importance of tradition has dwindled and the tradition of marriage, specifically, has begun to transform.

Peoples’ ideals have shifted and a culture that was once focused on family and togetherness now revolves around the concept of independence. The priority of human beings for centuries has been to begin a family — to procreate. That, I believe, is no longer the case — generally.

Are we focusing on ourselves

Most people — especially those living in an urban setting — have shifted their focus from the family ideal to a more egocentric way of Harmoni and lovethinking and of living. While during the Victorian Era, many found the idea of finding a lover and starting a family to care for as their sole purpose in life, many of today’s youth shudder at the idea.

If we look at this closely, we will notice a pattern: our culture is slowly cycling back to the days prior to the Medieval period; we are resorting back to the days when our focus was on ourselves. The main difference is that during those days of yonder, marriage between a man and woman brought with it many monetary and/or political gains. Today, marrying to get ahead in life is rare.

Because our culture focuses so much on independence and on self-improvement, many people prefer to make their fortune themselves rather than marry into it. Not to mention that the richest of the rich tend to carry a prenup in their back pocket, just in case.

Will you marry for happiness

If you aren’t going to marry for profit, then you will marry for happiness. This, however, brings another problem. The current dominant vRomantic Chateau wedding at Hattonchatel Chateau in Franceiew on marriage is that it leads to tension within the relationship, leading to a separation and much unhappiness. But we are often getting married again after a divorce – we are looking for happiness!

We love our freedom and tying the knot leaves us feeling tied down. If we look at the divorce rate, we will notice that this idea is not so farfetched. I honestly believe that marriage is becoming such a deterrent because people are becoming more and more afraid of divorce.

Divorce causes pain, misery, monetary loss and is seen as a significant setback to living a happy life. So, we are beginning to avoid the possibility of divorce by avoiding marriage altogether. This is not to say that we are boycotting relationships. We do and always will date — what passes for dating these days is rather sad, but I will try to refrain from going off on this tangent.

Romantic and exclusive Gazebo weddings in Tenerife, Spain

The main problem that I see with the way most of us are living our lives these days is that while we cherish our independence and prefer to focus on bettering ourselves as people, we have been exposed to romantic love and romantic places such as Clansani Venues in Tenerife where many wedding couples has booked their romantic wedding ceremony or tend to go for a romantic honeymoon. For all of you that have experienced that magic of falling in love, you will surely agree that there is no other feeling like it in the world.

Does our culture still focuses on romantic love

Our culture still focuses on romantic love and for this reason it is embedded in our minds. I don’t believe this is a bad thing — we ought to focus on love. Just imagine how it would be to declare your love and propose to your loved one in one of the beautiful wedding castles in France such as Hattonchâtel Château. The only issue is that many people get lost in their independence. They live alone for so long, that the idea of marriage and finding love seems to become an impossibility. These people tend to resort to saying: “marriage just isn’t for me.”

There isn’t a single thing about marriage itself that ought to deter anyone from getting married. All it is is a piece of paper and a promise. Those who resort to such line of thought rather not admit to themselves that they have lived alone for so long that they believe themselves to have become incapable of sharing their lives with another. Whether or not this is true, I cannot say for sure since I am not in this situation.

The wedding picture from FranceDo you avoid love

The one thing I can say is that love ought to remain cherished because it is the one concept in this world that remains untainted. As of now, our culture has resorted back to the days of pillaging — only that after we pick up a woman and use her, we don’t marry her; we send her on her way. Love can be a scary thing — or rather the loss of it can be.

Living in fear is no way to live. The concept of marriage fading doesn’t bother me as much as people avoiding love for the fear of being hurt or having to break a promise. You need a bit of pain and suffering in your life in order to experience joy and happiness.

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Beautiful castle wedding venues in France

Last September my wife and I spent five nights in the romantic bridal suite and Honeymoon Suite at the Gothic-style castle in Hattonchâtel Château. We were going to get married in France and had chosen this exciting and private castle to celebrate our special wedding day.

Getting married again

We arrived in the small French village Hattonchâtel Friday morning and picked up the key at the house of the keeper of the castle. He and his wife just live next to it. It was the first time we were about to sleep in a real authentic castle, we never had this kind of experience before and, accordingly, were very excited.
The reason of our stay was our wedding celebration. Though we already got married in Toscana, Italy in May 2010 we decided to celebrate it a second time with family and friends who did not make the trip to Italy. But this time it was only a small and intimate wedding since we had invited only 29 wedding guests but we went through the whole wedding ceremony again – starting in the small church next to the Castle.

Renting the castle includes wedding exclusivity

We got the key from the keeper of the castle and our extraordinary time traveling adventure was about to begin. The castle is situated at the far end of the little village. We entered through the big iron door and stood inside the yard and garden with a wonderful view over the countryside and the lake named “Lac de Madine”. In addition you will see a large water basin right in front of you and beautiful flowers await you where ever you turn. By hiring the castle we had exclusivity the weekend where we were celebrating our wedding which was absolutely fabulously – we surely enjoyed the castle stay with our family and closest friends.

The castle wedding was held on the Saturday and it was the perfect wedding venue indeed and the wedding settings was just stunning. The staff was professional and very helpful and we were very happy for having decided to stay the first couple of days  after the wedding at the wedding castle as the beginning of our romantic honeymoon in France. After we had finished our Castle honeymoon we went to the French capital Paris and stayed at The hotel Ritz, they offered a special budget honeymoon package for newly wed couples.
We have stayed at many different hotels worldwide but never at an old romantic castle. It was an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately the castle stay was too short and that taken into account that we spent the rest of our honeymoon in Paris “The city of light”. Once you taste that lifestyle – staying in an authentic & historic Castle – you can really get used to it.

The Bridal- & Honeymoon suite is located in the upper tower at the end of a long corridor on the first floor. To the left on the ground floor there is a magnificent large dining room with a romantic fire place where sofas invite you to relax. To the right there are the breakfast and reading salons and the bibliotheca. On the stone walls there are rich tapestries and paintings – it was indeed going to be a fairy tale wedding.

A bridal suite worthy of a princess

When we entered the bridal suite we were met with a bottle of Dom Pérignon Champagne on ice and a beautiful bouquet flowers and a basket of fresh fruits.
The Bridal suite itself consists of a beautiful bedroom with a fire place, nice tapestries, a wonderful wooden oak floor and a balcony. Furthermore, there is an adjacent salon with cozy armchairs and comfortable sofas. Finally there is an huge en-suite bathroom combing a modern state-of-the-art shower and a Victorian style bathtub. It is a perfect and peaceful place to relax and recover. The bed is very comfortable and inviting.

The Knights Hall – Le Grande Salle

The Knights Hall is steeped in French history, from its huge stone pillars to its imposing stone fireplace. Remnants of a forgotten era grace the walls from spears and shields to more unusual objects. The ambiance of the room is indescribable – you have to see it and more important you have to feel it! The Knights Hall is just next to the lawn with its classic fountain which is a perfect area for arrivals drinks and canapés.
The Hall was where we celebrated our wedding and had our wedding breakfast – later that night the stunning fireplace was lit, the fireplace has the mutable crackling sounds of burning wood and blinking light and the room was full of atmosphere which lifted the whole wedding party to another and new level. It was a very romantic Castle wedding and honeymoon location and the beautiful hide-away French Castle lived up fully to our wedding expectations.

Yours Sincerely
Eva & Patrick Christoph

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The tennis Celebrity Frederik Fetterlein chooses the authentic Castle Hattonchatel Chateau in the Lorraine region of France as his wedding venue and wedding destination for his forth-coming romantic Castle wedding.

This will not be the first time that Hattonchatel Chateau will have been in the spotlight and at the centre of the media´s attention. The fabulous venue played host to “The Celebrities at the Castle” broadcast on TV2 during June 2010 and will once again be under the scrutiny of the media´s eye when Frederik Fetterlein will marry 25-year-old girlfriend a CBS student, Charlotte Damberg in February 2011.

Danish celebrity getting married in France – getting married for the second time

This will be the second celebrity wedding for the 40-year-old playboy and tennis star. Frederik was previously married to Czech fashion model Theresa Maxova whom he married in March 2000 in Rungsted church in Denmark. Together they have a son, now 10 years old, who resides with his mother in Monaco.
In addition Frederik Fetterlein had a relationship to singer Saseline Sørensen and they have a 2-year-old child.

The former tennis star Frederik said, “This time I am more nervous than before and this time my marriage will last forever” adding “This is the last time!”   “We both decided to have a small, intimate but very romantic wedding for maximum 125 wedding guests staying at Hattonchatel Chateau over the weekend for a 3 day duration, during which time the wedding ceremony will take place. Their wedding guests are to include immediate family, close friends and a few famous faces too!

It is going to be very interesting to see which of the tennis celebrities the wedding couple are going to invite to the romantic wedding. Is tennis star Andy Murray, Tim Henman, former tennis star Bjørn Borg, Rafael Nadal, Catarina Lindqvist, Stefan Bengt Edberg, Peter Lundgren, Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi or Roger Federer on the wedding list ? By now we know that former Swedish tennis champion Magnus Norman, Kenneth Cals, Caroline Wozniacky, boxer Brian Holm and playboy and reality star Sidney Lee are invited and have said yes to the special wedding invitation.

Beautiful wedding venue

The couple fell in love with the castle wedding venue and were pleasantly surprised to find that their exclusive and romantic castle wedding when calculated was indeed a very reasonable price and in fact worked out cheaper for them to marry abroad rather than stay in Denmark!  Frederik spoke with the owners of the Chateau and thanked them for their involvement and mainly for being able to accommodate them at such a short notice. Frederik commented that he felt that this would be like a Royal Wedding!

The owners advised the couple that the facilities at the Chateau are such, that each and every wedding is tailor-made. They are able to offer full wedding services, all arrangements and catering. Or, they could simply be given the key to the Chateau and have “carte blanche.” This then enables wedding couples the organization, wedding decoration etc. at the Chateau and its beautiful castle grounds, and its facilities to be theirs where they are able to design their own individual wedding and cuisine!

Change of the Danish wedding destination to a wedding location abroad

The Danish celebrities Frederik & Charlotte had considered holding their romantic wedding in medieval castles in Jutland or Funen. Alas, they derived at their many decisions of when, where and how under the invaluable help, guidance and supervision of their professional wedding planner, Christel Winther. It was Christel who suggested a castle wedding at Hattonchatel Chateau as their venue for their special wedding day – it is just the perfect wedding location, according to the wedding organizer.

According to the Danish newspapers, Christel Winther will be very much involved in assisting the beautiful lady Charlotte in choosing her beautiful white wedding dress and bridal bouquet. Christel will also undertake table planning and wedding menu choices, guest lists, wedding flowers and wedding decoration of the local chapel, which is situated within a few minutes stroll from the wedding Castle.

Wedding at Hattonchatel Chateau

The wedding couple is said to be extremely happy and very exited about their destination wedding in France. They are very much looking forward to their own fairytale wedding in the romantic castle. The wedding castle with its magnificent ambiance and beautiful castle grounds and the stunning views will provide the bride & groom with picturesque wedding pictures and wedding memories for years to come!

Hattonchatel chateau accommodation

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The perfect wedding

What is the perfect wedding! Is it quite simple to explain because it is a wedding that is perfect for the bride and groom – the personal designed wedding, where the bride and groom emphasize their individual wishes in stead of leaning towards the old wedding traditions.

In the movies it looks very easy to get married and the planning like so. But getting married is not as easy as the movies want you to believe! And to get married abroad needs even more planning and organizing. Planning a romantic and perfect wedding is a tedious job. Several important details and considerations are taken into account for both the bride and groom.

The wedding budget

One of the primary tasks in the wedding preparations is the wedding budget. The question of how much money is available or how much money do you intent or want to spend and who is paying the bill for the romantic wedding are the important questions in setting the budget.

Here it is also important to take into consideration if the wedding is going to take place this year, next year or first in two years time. Prices for the wedding will change if you are planning to hold it several years down the road!

Wedding planner

Hiring a professional or even international wedding planner is practical for busy working couples that have less time to spare for the wedding planning or preparations or if you just want to be 100 percent sure that everything is going to plan. If the budget is tight which it is very often in these times of crises, there are also some professional wedding planners who work by the hour. An outsider’s perspective is beneficial to both the bride and the groom and often they will advice you or come with very good ideas. During their professional experience the wedding organizer also knows what is feasible and advisable.
Once the budget is set and agreed, the next step in planning your dream day is creating the timetable of schedules. The important factors to consider include honeymoon, work schedules, holidays and family occasions, and day of the week, because your wedding does not necessary have to be during the weekend.

The wedding ring

In the good old days, choosing the wedding ring and announcement to family, relatives and friends are coming next. For many bride and groom it takes quite some time to choose the wedding ring – it is very important for both. They have to look beautiful and at the same time they have to be practical. For many wedding couples the choice goes from a plain gold ring to a diamond ring – and everything in between.
The contemporary times suggest that couples choose the beautiful wedding ring together, so take your time and get started to look well before your special day.

Wedding proposal and announcement

Announcements may come formally or informally – it varies from country and to wedding traditions. Traditions though recommend that the groom’s mother take the initiative to communicate with the bride’s mother. Usually, a dinner is set up for the families of both parties to get acquainted. This will be helpful in the following days of the preparations. In some countries, newly engaged couples send an official announcement to local newspaper or magazine.

The wedding guests – the guest list

After making the coming wedding known to all, the second essential is the very important but difficult guest list. This list usually affects several aspects of the wedding – specially the budget and the size of the wedding party. Dividing the guest list into five categories will better sort out the list: a) bride’s list; b) the groom’s; c) couple’s common friends; d) groom’s parents’ list and; e) bride’s parents’ list. Alongside the list is the couple’s decision on special invitation card designs and packages. These details match the over-all tone of the wedding. Proofreading of the invitation cards is a very important task however tiresome it may be.

The wedding ceremony

The wedding ceremony and reception music, wedding flowers will set the mood of the wedding. Like the wedding invitation, these things should match together to express the style and theme of the wedding. The same with the wedding gowns, bridesmaids’ dresses, and the groom’s attire—they are usually decided based on the wedding theme.

The wedding photography

The wedding photographs and videos should not be forgotten for they will immortalize that one memorable and valuable once-in-a-lifetime moment. Many wedding planners suggest taking the formal shots a week before the wedding to avoid stress. Do never relay on your wedding guests taking all your beautiful wedding pictures with their own cameras – it normally goes wrong!
Set in the delightful surroundings, yet convenient for a local church, the castle grounds and sunken garden always provide a unique and picturesque backdrop for your wedding photographs, which are, of course the permanent reminder of a very special day.

Then when almost everything is done and decided, the next step is the rehearsal—reducing the risk of ceremony disappointments. Rehearsal parties immediately follow the rehearsal. This is a chance to mingle with family and friends.

The wedding ceremony

The ceremony site sets the tone of the wedding. Traditional weddings are celebrated in church; however, there are many non-traditional that have emerged since the 60’s and 70’s. Beach weddings, garden weddings or castle weddings are just a few example of the latter one. However the castle wedding you can combine with a traditional church ceremony.

The wedding location and reception

Last but not the least is the reception and catering. Included are the place, the food, and the traditional wedding cake. The location of the wedding is rather important. Is it going to be a local wedding or is it going to be a wedding abroad? More and more wedding couples are choosing a smaller intimate wedding abroad where they just invite their closest family and friends. To enhance the festivities they are holding the wedding over a weekend or even 3 to 5 days. One of the preferred wedding locations is a castle wedding where the bride and groom get exclusivity for their special day or days. In France you will find some pretty castles as if they were made for princesses and beautiful weddings and in addition you will find the weather better and more stable than in the UK or Scotland.


Other side events organized during the wedding planning are stud party and wedding shower. This is also one of the exciting parts in wedding traditions.

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My wedding dreams came true – getting married in Denmark

Ever since I was a young girl, I wondered how my wedding would be. When I was older I found my handsome boyfriend and I knew, this was the prince that I wanted to marry. As a child I had planned my wedding over and over again, in order to get it be perfect! But now in my thirties and thinking back, the dream of the perfect wedding looked quite different through the mind and eyes of a twelve-year-old!

From child to adult, how the simplicity of things change and the importance of everything and everyone you have to consider. The church ceremony, the wedding party, guest lists and invitations, menus and venues and most of all keeping my fiancée, two sets of parents and everyone else happy and trying to proceed and comply with what they all see as our perfect day! Yes, my perception when I was a young girl had no real details!

Early thirties, the time for me to walk up the aisle with my father grew closer and I knew as I took that walk down the aisle I would have my eyes fixed straight ahead looking towards my husband to be.

Having long finished our education and regarding ourselves to be in the mature age bracket, we decided that as both of us had secure jobs with good income we would pay for our fairytale wedding ourselves. Our wedding plans would now start to be created, countless decisions would have to be made and we opted not to have as what we thought was the “traditional wedding breakfast.”

It was going to be our day, but it was quite apparent that it was so much more than just the two of us! There were so many things to be taken into consideration when we began planning our wedding than we initially had not anticipated.

Planning our wedding

First of all I had to find a venue and a function room. It can be difficult to move forward with any ideas or wedding theme if the setting is not right. Once we had seen the venue and its surroundings, my childhood memories flooded back and I could see how it was all going to come together. You automatically know when something is right.

We had contemplated getting married in the local church and in the local Parish Community Centre, we also had thought about our wedding breakfast in a banquet room. Location, location, that was hard. The idea of an Inn or an Hotel with accommodation options for our wedding guests. Accommodation – yes now that thought had opened avenues for completely new possibilities! We knew we wanted a romantic wedding, but what should we do and where could we go? In a mansion, A country Manor House or an old castle from the Middle Ages? So many opportunities to get to our goal and our personalized wedding, so as you can see, I had to find the place where our wedding would be held before I could start planning any other of our wedding details!

I had never planned a celebration before and certainly not a wedding! I had only ever been an attendee! I had read many wedding guides, but it was only a theoretical guide – and to be honest, things are very different when put into practice. A good friend of mine said  “it’s your big day, your wedding day, don’t worry and stress yourself because whatever happens the wedding will go on anyway! Give your stress away and get yourself a professional wedding planner. How right she was! So that’s what I did, oh was I lucky!!

I began my wedding plans with the help of my wedding planner who was on-site so she obviously knew what she was talking about and what could and could not be don’t at the venue. Her professional guidance and valuable advice was second to none throughout my wedding and also she acted as a sort of toastmaster for the whole wedding. Everything went like clockwork – every time I did something with her help and advise it was like killing two birds with one stone.

Wedding destination with exclusivity

We had invited a total of 38 guests to our wedding they all arrived the day before the wedding. We had the whole place all to ourselves. It was so nice to know that our wedding party had exclusivity at the estate and would not have to be concerned about interruptions or intrusions from any other function that maybe being held. It was exiting to see our guests arriving, smiling and happy and having time to settle into the beautiful surroundings and relax.

After a light dinner we enjoyed ourselves exploring the impressive wine cellar and wine tasting room with its cozy lounge and open fireplace. We told stories, laughed, tested and drank an abundance of fine wines. Later we went to the lounge and relaxed by the open crackling fire, here we had coffee and liqueurs.

On the morning of my wedding, the guests milled leisurely around the beautiful gardens sipping champagne.

The ceremony was cozy and traditional and took place in the local chapel. The chapel was conveniently situated next door to the estate, just a few minutes walk away. It was a small intimate wedding and guests could clearly hear what had been said during the ceremony. After the ceremony our guests threw their confetti and rice before we returned to the estate. From the chapel we took the path which lead us to the sweetest bridge and so crossing the moat which lead us back into the grounds of the estate. It was so wildly romantic and I felt as though I was gliding on air and not walking at all.

The grand banquet room was decorated and adorned to all of our wishes. At the entrance were large bouquets of red roses one on each side and through the center ran the largest rich red carpet I have ever seen it must have been 20 meters in length! Having a relatively small number of guests to me was an advantage as when our food was served, there was no waiting and all the dishes were piping hot! It can often be a big problem at a wedding or other kind of celebration.

On Sunday we had arranged to have brunch at Skrøbelev Gods, afterwards we thanked our guests and bid them farewell.

Memories are made of this – wedding adventures

So finally I became the princess in my own fairytale wedding at Skrøbelev Gods. I was a very happy bride. I remember coming out of Skrøbelev church in my beautiful wedding dress, with my handsome new husband followed by my beautiful bridesmaids. My first tears as a new bride were when my mother-in-law hugged me and said “my son is so in love with you, you make us so proud, congratulations my dear, you are the prettiest bride in the world”.

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Wedding venue ideas

Your fairytale dreams – your dream wedding will come true when you are holding your romantic wedding in the spectacular buildings and landscape of a castle.  Castles are very unusual and special, historic and romantic and who doesn’t want to imagine they are King and Queen on their special wedding day? But there are a few points to bear in mind when considering a magnificent castle wedding venue for your location of choice.

Beautiful wedding castles

On the upsides, there are a great many castles available for rent for wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions so finding one for a small or a lavish wedding should not be very difficult. To find the right castle with an ambiance and a stunning view is another question?
There are those that can host religious services as well as civil, those that are actually hotels so can provide luxurious wedding accommodation and others with sumptuous wedding catering facilities.
In order to celebrate your wedding night the most you have to make sure that the wedding castle has a beautiful and romantic bridal suite with en-suite bathroom. It will not be a night to remember if you have to spend your wedding night in a normal bedroom!

Hire a  private castle for your wedding

Private castles offer complete privacy for your wedding, which is probably why the likes of Celebrities as  Guy and Madonna, Katie Holmes, Kevin Jonas and Joey Fatone, Tom Cruise, Kings and Queens and other royalty and other famous couples in general chose a private chateau such as Château Hattonchâtel for their luxury wedding venues. Make sure that you hire the private wedding castle exclusively and so you and your wedding guests can enjoy and relax in the castle and its grounds for several days.

Idyllic wedding locations

The stunning castle landscape including the idyllic surrounding countryside, the usual long private driveways, the stunning architecture and the huge grounds all provide excellent backdrops for the romantic wedding photographs.
Should the weather not be on your side, even internally the grand halls and imposing staircases could be used. Decorating the entrance and formal rooms of the castle can be kept simple with white fabric and linen and beautiful flower arrangements as the features of the castle itself provide the best decoration.
You could even have a medieval themed wedding at a castle and dress in a period wedding dress and hire period entertainment such as jesters and sword fighters to complete the occasion.

Beautiful destination weddings in Europe

There are of course potential downsides to your wedding day at the castle – location generally being the largest. Most beautiful wedding castles are in France so for those bridal parties from the UK, Scotland or Wales, there will be the added expense of travelling.
You then need to find a castle that is quite accessible from major airports or train lines. It is best to visit your short list of locations before committing to one, so this will entail more travelling costs. A few castles offer you a free weekend trip to the castle in order to see the location and to find out if  a castle wedding suits you – the bride and groom. This is a very nice gesture and it shows that the company is serious.
If you chose to get married out side the peak season or may be during week days you will probably get a discount which helps to keep the wedding costs down.
Luxury castle weddings are also becoming more and more popular so you will need to book early to secure your favourite location. Make sure you check that the castle is licensed for weddings so that you can hold both the ceremony and reception in the same location.

Castle accommodation and other requirements

You will also want to find out if the castle helps with booking our hotel accommodation if there is not sufficient castle accommodation. Watch out for any requirements you may need to meet to have exclusive use of the castle during your stay, such as to fill out the castle accommodation or for your wedding guests to stay a minimum number of nights. Does the château offer special wedding packages or a free wedding planner like Château Hattonchâtel so that you can avoid having to organise church, caterers, florists, musicians etc.  from a distance?

Getting married in a castle

Castle wedding venues will provide a magical and historic location for you to start your new life as husband and wife. The bride will achieve her life long wedding dream of being a princess for her big wedding day and the unique wedding memories the castle will create will be treasured forever. Just make sure you do your research and find the French castle that is right for you and your wedding budget.

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Romantic Winter Weddings

There is no doubt that choosing a beautiful Winter Wedding is the cheaper option, with potential money to be saved on wedding venue hire and also guest accommodation, honeymoon bookings out of peak season, and the potential to exploit decorations already in place in your chosen wedding venue around the Christmas festive season!
Quite possibly you have dreamed of a romantic winter wedding full of snow, but if you live in many areas of the world, you know that no matter what date in the winter you schedule your wedding for, Mother Nature cannot guarantee that it will be a white wedding. However, there are many places in the world in which you can travel to for a snow filled winter wedding day. Destination weddings aren’t only reserved for tropical locations and warmer climates – you could have a destination winter wedding too.

Winter weddings abroad – Winter weddings in France

If you would like to say within Europe, there are plenty of ski and snow resort destinations and lodges. Most of them have wedding packages, group rates for your guests, and can “guarantee” snow for your big wedding day – even if it is man-made. Imagine how fun and romantic it could be to have your wedding reception in a log cabin setting, or in a luxurious French Castle with a roaring fire going, sipping French champagne, red wine or hot apple cider. After your romantic wedding your guests can enjoy skiing, snow tubing, snowboarding, ice skating or sleigh riding. Castle weddings and château weddings are becoming more and more popular – both spring weddings, summer weddings, autumn weddings and winter weddings. Now a days brides and grooms want to create their own individual wedding or unusual wedding.
You can look for resorts in countries such Norway, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Italy and France which is one of the preferred wedding destination, partly because of the magnificent French cuisine. Here you will find beautiful Castles to get married in – often they have their own church where the priest conduct the religious ceremony.

Winter wedding dress

Winter weddings can be elegant and a spectacle that can bring you on a high note into the thoughts of spring. There are snow covered trees and beautiful scenery that can be incorporated into the winter wedding pictures, which can compliment one of the most important parts of the wedding – the stunning wedding dress and the wedding bouquet.

Beautiful winter wedding dresses & beautiful bridal gowns

Unique winter weddings also allow for the opportunity to be a bit different for both the bride and groom, on aspects like unique wedding dresses and wedding reception ideas. Cold weather means romantic log fires in a English Castle or a French Castle, warming up in four poster beds and such like!! You will love it.
Choosing fabulous winter wedding dresses does not have to be difficult. Usually, a thicker and luxurious wedding fabric will be used to create the dress, as opposed to the airy and light fabrics that are used through summer weddings. Velvet is a favourite fabric of designers wishing to create a winter wedding dress that can bring attention to the bride to be on her wedding day.

There are also many unique wedding accessories that can be chosen to complement the magnificent winter wedding dresses that are chosen through the wedding ceremony. Luxurious wedding shoes and fur lined capes can be used to keep warm throughout the cold season and allow you to have a luxurious and fairy tale-feel to the wedding pictures.

When choosing a winter wedding dress, keep in mind the following aspects – the winter wedding dress should convey the theme of the wedding and keep with the season. Therefore, luxurious trimmings and embellishments are a great way to create unique features within your winter wedding dress.

Unique Winter Wedding Ideas

Of course, if you are planning a luxury winter wedding near or far, do not forget to give your guests a winter wedding favor to commemorate your beautiful winter wedding. Some great ideas are snowflake bottle openers, snow globes, hot coca packets, picture frames, or crystal glasses or other crystal items. These will all be appreciated by your guests to remember such a wonderful wedding event.

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