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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.

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

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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.

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

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Save money on your wedding budget

2010 has gone and we are looking forward to see what 2011 will bring! With any luck the New Year will usher in a decade of economic recovery where Brides and Grooms can plan a wedding without all the stress of worrying about whether they can afford this or that or have to pick and choose what they can spend the money on. If 2010 has taught us anything it would have to be how to live with luxury Champaign taste on a beer income without having to forgo any of the amenities. Nevertheless there are ways to shave some wedding expenses and still have the wedding day of your dreams.

One way future brides can make her bridal accessories more affordable without having to give up that element of elegance is using hair combs, barrettes and hair pins instead of the long veil or the elaborate headpiece. You can find hair combs, barrettes and hair pins that are elegantly designed and can be worn again after the romantic wedding for other special occasions.

Exclusive wedding locations

You can cut some wedding costs by having a smaller wedding abroad. For a traditional wedding in the UK most brides and Grooms invites 100 or more weddings guests of which they don´t have daily, weekly or monthly contact with most of the wedding guests – but it is a wedding tradition that more or less everybody has to be invited. Just imagine how much you will save on your wedding by informing your family and friends that you want to get married abroad and you can´t afford to invite everybody. They will understand – and you will save a small fortune and on the other hand, you will only have the wedding attendance you really care about! In addition you may have a destination wedding in a French Castle as Château Hattonchâtel, an idyllic wedding in a Danish Manor House as Skrøbelev Gods or a sunny beach wedding, gazebo wedding at Ritz Resorts in Tenerife, Spain.

Wedding flowers

Another way brides can save some money on their dream wedding is silk flowers – it does not have to be French red roses. The cost of real flowers for unique wedding bouquets and wedding decorations can be astronomical. Silk flower arrangements are beautifully arranged and will last a lifetime. Not only will silk flowers look like real flowers but they can be used again afterwards for home décor as well as make a wonderful keepsake for the Mothers of the Bride and Groom and all the bridal attendants.

Wedding Reception costs for your stunning wedding can really mount up when it is all said and done. There is the food, the decorations, the wedding cake, the alcohol (if you decide to have any) and the music. Now one way to save some money on the wedding music is to have a DJ instead of a live band. With a DJ you get to play the music you want and not just what the band knows how to play. With a DJ you can play music all night long vs. a band who takes breaks after each set and will usually only play for a couple of hours unless you want to pay them more. With regard to alcohol (if you decide to have any) you may want to consider a cash bar. Or you can also decide to serve alcohol for just a couple of hours say at meal time. Either way is acceptable and can really save on the expenses.

Free wedding planner

There is no doubt about it that destination weddings can be costly if you chose the wrong wedding place in UK  – however the wedding location is very important. But by incorporating some of these wedding tips in your wedding planning will help to eliminate some of the wedding expenses. In today’s economy saving just a little bit helps.
If the hotel, inn or castle you have chosen for your wedding have a wedding planner – use the wedding organizer as much as possible, because they have the experience and the local knowledge. The above mentioned hotels all have free wedding planners for the bride to be.

To find beautiful wedding locations at affordable prices visit  Ritz-resorts, they offer you unique wedding locations in France, Denmark and Tenerife, Spain.

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

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Red Roses for your celebration

This variety of rose creates a dramatic atmosphere bringing contrasts of light colors. If you require a particular flower for your fairy tale wedding, whether its for your own bridal bouquet or just simply as a decorative feature, the choice of the Red France Rose will delight you with its aroma and sense of delicate romance. The Red France variety of roses is the true red rose. In comparison, the Red France Rose has a higher petal count. The head of the rose is much larger than others and it is for this reason that this rose is often the choice to be given singularly as a solitary stemmed extension of ones affection, although it forms perfection when used in lavish bouquets.

From where does the red French roses originate?

This is a rare rose that you simply will not find blossoming in just any garden. This is the rose of roses and was originally cultivated by the Philippine rose growers and they alone were able to uniquely achieve this rose with its rich blood red color. The rose is now cultivated on farms in many corners of the World such as Vietnam, Ecuador, Columbia, Israel, and incidentally many African nations now farm this variety commercially. Later it is distributed to all over the world – in Europe you will find the French Red Roses and Berlin roses  in Spain, Italy, Scotland, Norway, Germany, England, France, Sweden, Portugal, Denmark, Belgian, UK, Yugoslavia, The Canary Islands, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Tenerife or Finland. Where ever your romantic destination wedding or wedding location is – you will be able to get these beautiful flowers. Red roses would look brilliant at elegant castle weddings in France or an idyllic Manor House in Denmark.

A beautiful bridal bouquet of roses

This rose has for many years, become the standard for florists internationally, so it does not matter if you want to get married in UK or you want to get married abroad – you will always be able to buy them, but rarely get a discount. The choice of this unique flower for a breathtaking bridal bouquet introduces a statement all of its own with its pronounced maturity of rich colour, nothing else is needed as the vibrant shade of its large petals against a stark white bridal gown are nothing less than dramatic and stunning. The use of this flower and its theme can be used for bridesmaids as a singularly stemmed hand held feature, a wrist fixture and perhaps the Grooms buttonhole.
This heaven-scented rose can be used in creating a gorgeous, romantic atmosphere for your wedding reception or wedding venue in Denmark by scattering its velvety rich red petals on starched pure white linen tablecloths. Perhaps a simple centerpiece is required, this is easily obtained by using a shallow glass bowl, filled with water and then placing petals and tea lights inside which will float and will then create an aromatic and romantic feature.

These French flowers simply look gorgeous mixed with other colors such as white roses or pink roses for a very attractive Valentine’s Day red and pink color combination or all three colors, because you can naturally mix them with white roses to create a strong contrast between the three colors. The strongest contrast you will get between the red and the white roses.

Red roses for weddings or birthdays

There are countless things you can do with these roses and their petals in relation to a beach wedding or romantic gazebo weddings in Tenerife. Why not consider including some of the rose petals inside your wedding invitations, place a single petal in your wedding guests champagne glass, place the petals in a tulle bag as wedding favors for you female guests, or if you’re holding your glamour’s wedding reception in a garden, why not consider creating a rose petal carpet. The more thought one has of this delightful flower, the more ideas and imagination of what is obtainable is boundless.

When you are getting married why not brighten up your wedding day and simply treat yourself, visit your local florist and purchase some Red France Roses, make yourself feel as special and unique as these beautiful flowers.

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

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