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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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0034 922 78 62 00


Winter Holiday, Christmas- & New Year holiday – away from snow, wind and the cold weather?

Now it is Christmas and New Year once again: The Christmas holiday is upon us, and this is probably one of the year’s loveliest holidays. A Christmas holiday is a family holiday and perfect for whole family. Whether you will spend your Christmas at home with the family or planing on going on a relaxing Christmas holiday, everybody is looking forward to the Christmas break. A Christmas and New Year holiday in UK is usually between 23rd of December to a few days into the New Year. Christmas holidays in other countries may wary slightly and it may affect how you are going to plan your Christmas holiday.

Christmas Holidays & New Year holidays in Tenerife 2010

Are you dreaming about changing the hustle and bustle around Christmas. Chill out around the pool on an exotic island and getting a sun taint under the southern palms with sandy beaches and a temperature of 80 º F ? It is getting close to the final call, if you want to book some of the best hotels, apartments and holiday accommodation in Tenerife.
In winter, approx. 75 per cent. of all holidays are going to the Canary Islands. – It’s also here that you will find the most vacancies. Approximately 800 to Gran Canaria and approx. 370 hotel rooms to Tenerife at prices from approx. £195, according to the English travel agencies.

Santa Claus to fly on Beechcraft Premier IA - the world's largest, fastest single-pilot business jet - to spread holiday cheer to military families.

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY OFFERS

Weekly Christmas offer: Christmas Holiday 2010 or a holiday over New Year 2011 with 25% discount
– special prices from £ 185 per person per week
(Always look last minute offers and special holiday packages)

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The idyllic Hotel Ritz Resorts in Tenerife, located in the southern part of the island, just outside of Las Americas and Los Cristianos, on the Amarilla Golf & Country Club – have few units available for Christmas and New Year. You may choose whether to stay in one of the well-equipped holiday apartments or you want a holiday villa with a private swimming pool in the garden.
Contact Hotel Ritz Resorts today in order to see for yourself if there still are some availability for the Christmas holiday and New Year holiday.

www.ritz-tenerife.com
booking@ritz-resorts.com
0034 922 78 62 00

Winter Breaks and short Breaks in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain – with sun, beach and water

this month’s deals in Tenerife between Christmas and New Year:
Villa with a pool of £800 for up to 6 people
Contact Ritz Resorts and get great deals on Christmas holidays or winter holidays 2011


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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0034 922 78 62 00


Whether you want a Christmas holiday, a midterm holiday, winter holiday or you just need a fantastic and relaxing holiday in Tenerife, The Canary Islands,  Clansani Venues provides you with a beautiful private villa boosting your own private swimming pool. The luxury villas in Tenerife are perfect for the two of you or you may choose to bring your children or friends. And what is more important – you don’t have to pay extra commission at all.

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We provide only private villas in Tenerife of a high standard.

Our service from well trained, friendly  and experienced staffs are very high as well. All our holiday villas rental are located in the South of Tenerife. The area where the hotel and the beautiful villas are, is called Amarilla Golf and next to Golf del Sur. Amarilla Golf is situated 10 minutes from the southern airport and the holiday city Las Americas. Most of our holiday villas in Tenerife are on prime location , with a beautiful view to the sea and only 2 minutes walk away from the sea.

Our mission for private villa rentals in Tenerife, Spain: ” service is number one and very important for us and our personal service to you will guarantee your holidays in Tenerife will be very exciting, enjoyed and a memorable one for you and your family or friends “.

Luxury villas in Tenerife for the whole family

All the beautiful villas have a very well-kept private garden and a private swimming-pool surrounded by a large sun-terrace with very nice garden furniture and BBQ. The kitchens are fully equipped and the spacious lounges have television, DVD/CD-player, radio and safety box. This is simply the best villa accommodation on the Island and we will guarantee you the perfect luxury villa for a nice self catering holiday in the sun – the best holiday accommodation you can find in The Canary Islands, Spain.

The private villas have 2 or 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

The hotel Ritz-resorts has many years experience and a large portfolio for letting private holiday villas in Tenerife out to private families. Ritz-resorts has experience in Tenerife for being the best villas rental company in Tenerife and they are also geared for children and the villas are very suited for children as well. The 4 and 5 star private family holiday villas boost their swimming pool. Ritz Resorts specializing in luxury Tenerife holiday rental villas in Tenerife and they provide wide selections of luxury Tenerife private villa accommodation.

Prices, terms & conditions for renting a private villa in Tenerife

On our main web-site you will find the prices for renting one of the stunning villas and in addition you will find our special prices and special offers.
If you wish to rent a private villa in Tenerife and looking for special price (discounted price), for long term rentals or want the last minute booking rates (Last minutes booking rates only apply by 7 days before your arrival dates) Please just contact us and let us know your needs and we will do all our best for you, your family and friends.

We invite you to experience our service for private holiday villas accommodation in Tenerife, Spain.

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0034 922 78 62 00

Book our private villa with a pool in Tenerife today.


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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booking@ritz-resorts.com
0034 922 78 62 00


During this summer, Danish TV2 filmed “The celebrities at the Castle 2010” at Hattonchâtel Château in France. There were five Danish television-stars who stayed at this magnificent castle in the north of France: handball coach Anja Andersen, Actor Kim Bodnia, TV presenter Cristiane Schaumburg-Müller, music producer Remee from Hollywood and TV presenter Hans Pilgaard. Next time it could be English stars or American celebrities turn to perform at the private Castle – we will have to wait and see.



A unique Château with an amazing ambiance

The television program  started with showing the stars arriving at the  château – filming their start of their fairytale week as they walked through the enormous wooden castle gate. The doors closed behind them; they left their lives behind and entered the calm and unique world of the historic castle.
As they were escorted to their rooms, they walked up the grand stone spiral staircase that brought them to the second floor where they stayed in their magnificent suites with modern en-suite bathrooms.  Each Celebrity had their own specially decorated suite with beautiful flower arrangements.

The beautiful settings in France

After settling in and a good night sleep it was time for breakfast. It was not just any breakfast; they woke up to the smell of freshly baked bread from the local bakery.
When they went to the “lady’s room” for breakfast, there was a table with a basket of different kinds of breads, cheeses, and cold meats.
It was the start of their official day as “The Celebrities at the Castle”. As they started their activities, the TV2 crew filmed. The crew filmed from breakfast until bedtime during the week they spent in Hattonchâtel Château.
The Celebrities took walks around the massive garden inside the stone walls that were rebuilt by Belle Skinner just after WW I in 1919.  These celebrities could not get enough of the fairytale like castle that manages to isolate the outside world to give them a luxurious week of appetizing food and relaxation; even though, they were working, this place still managed to relax them.
At the end of the week, the celebrities were not ready to leave their spectacularly decorated suites, the savoury food, and most of all they could not bear to leave behind the breathtaking castle with the stunning views and its beautiful garden.

The series “The Celebrities at the Castle” will be shown on Danish’s TV2 in October 2010 over a period of five weeks. If you cannot watch the show, then come and make your own memories at this elegant castle in the north of France.

A romantic Castle stay

Hattonchâtel Château is a spectacular international castle for wedding celebrations where the brides & grooms are coming from all over Europe and they all have this in commend that they would love to get married at this hideaway castle, romantic weekends for 2, and a once-in-a-lifetime holiday location if you wish something special. Go to the website and you will see the place and location you have been dreaming of your entire life – a place where dreams come true.

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booking@ritz-resorts.com
0034 922 78 62 00

Roses for weddings


Roses for weddings and celebrations

One of the most revered and popular flowers ever is the rose. Roses are incredibly versatile flowers that come in myriad colours, sizes and varieties. They make wonderful gifts for any occasion from weddings, weekend breaks, celebrating the birth of a baby, honouring Mom on Mother’s Day or memorialising someone who has passed away.
There are hundreds of different types of roses and many have special meaning based on tradition or lore. If you are like many people, you love the way roses look, smell and hold up in a variety of conditions. With just a bit more research, you can choose a gift that is not only sweet, but also very meaningful to the person you love and who receives them.

Colour usually dictates the meaning behind different roses. Some of these include:

– Red – Love, Romantic Love, Passion

– Deep Burgundy – Beauty

– White – Purity and Innocence. For brides, white roses mean “Happy Love”

– Pink – “Thank you”, Gentleness, Grace

– Light Pink – Sympathy, Joy, Sweetness

– Yellow – Friendship, Promise, Remember Me, Jealousy

– Orange – Desire, Enthusiasm

– Red and White (together) – Unity

– Red and Yellow (together) – Happy Feelings

– Peach – Sincerity, Gratitude

– Coral – Feelings of Desire

– Lavender – Enchantment

– Blue – Unattainable

Roses as wedding bouquet

As for different rose varieties, your florist can help you find the perfect rose for every occasion but a classic choice is always the long-stemmed rose. They make a dramatic statement and can be arranged in a tall vase or trimmed down for shorter, more understated look. Loose stems can be put into a vase for an instantly beautiful, striking addition to any room or office and are virtually foolproof when it comes to arrangement of these flowers. When placed with sleek greenery or elegant calla lilies, the affect becomes even more intense and stunning than a single-flower arrangement. A hand-tied rose flower bouquet / wedding bouquets can also be carried over one arm for special events such as graduations, proms, débutante balls and unique castle weddings. And rose sprays are mainstays at funerals and memorial services.

Tell someone you love them, want them, need them, think they are beautiful or feel gratitude for them with the gift of roses and you have made a fantastic choice. The universal appeal and femininity of roses is in sharp contrast with the flower’s thorny stems and hearty nature. Perhaps this is part of the appeal for rose lovers. Just like people, roses are not what they seem at first glance and offer admirers more than meets the eye.

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0034 922 78 62 00