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Great Destination Weddings Annual 2016-2017

Find your perfect destination for a luxury wedding in Australia or Asia Pacific. Think tropical Pacific island weddings in Fiji, Vanuatu, Cook Islands and Niue, or romantic Indian Ocean ceremonies in the Maldives and Mauritius, not to forget the destination wedding choices in Malaysia, Thailand and Bali ... or perhaps an intimate wedding in a town close to your capital city is what you desire. Great Destination Weddings showcases the best destinations for your holiday wedding!

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from the editor

Welcome to our fifth annual edition of Great Destination Weddings magazine!Whether you’re looking to say “I do” on a faraway tropical island or hoping for a wedding weekend-away somewhere closer to home, the wedding of your dreams is within reach now you've found the 2016/17 annual release of Great Destination Weddings magazine.So what will you find in this edition? More than 150 pages of dreamy destination weddings and contacts for the resorts, hotels and wedding specialists who help couples from all over the world plan their stress-free destination wedding.From Bali to Thailand, and the Philippines to Fiji, you’ll find a myriad of island and beach locations. However, you don’t need to travel overseas for a gorgeous beach or island wedding – Australia also has plenty of stunning toes-in-the-sand offerings. Starting…

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give me 10 reasons

1 TRUSTY WINGMANDestination weddings are a perfect way to stave off those Bridezilla tendencies you didn’t even know you had. Rather than micromanaging every minute detail yourself, many popular resorts offer a wedding coordinator as part of their packages who will tailor the perfect day for you. They’ll take care of every aspect, so all you’ll need to do is turn up and enjoy the day (oh and the stress-free months leading up to it!). And, if the resort itself doesn’t offer a coordinator, don’t stress – there are wedding coordinators here in Australia (and all around the world for that matter) who specialise in creating dream destination weddings and being a trusty wingman throughout your journey.(Photo courtesy of Nanuku Auberge Resort & Spa)(Photo by Berry Juansyah)2 REDOLENT ROMANCEIt would…

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your guide to beach weddings

GONE WITH THE WINDBe honest, when you imagine your wedding, does it involve you standing by the water’s edge with a coastal breeze gently lifting your hair, giving you that flattering supermodelnear-an-industrial-fan look? We totally get it, but if the breeze isn’t so gentle the reality versus the dream can be a bit different – the end result: your face behind a curtain of hair! To make sure the only thing sweeping you away is your charming husband, consider a well-secured, up-do and think twice about a veil if it’s particularly windy. Flowing braids, loose ponytails, fishtail plaits and messy buns look stunning for beach weddings, and also keep those pesky fly-aways in check.DRESSING FOR THE OCCASIONYou wouldn’t wear a massive ballgown and six-inch heels on the beach at any…

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beach brides

(Photo courtesy of Odylyne the Ceremony)“Prep the hair with a clarifying shampoo or conditioner, then do a double mousse blowdry – which is the art of layering volumising products to build up the hair cuticle to hold the desired curl. When hair is fully blowdried, curl it. Set, spray and brush the hair out using a GHD carbon comb, before finishing off the look with either L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni Art Crystal Gloss or Keune Design Brilliant Gloss Spray.”Reichen Hodson, Hare’s materials look stunning and keep things cool, calm and collected. Dress things up with accessories or get the “barely there” look for something more relaxed. (Photos from Spell Designs)(Photo courtesy of Odylyne the Ceremony)(Photo courtesy of Odylyne the Ceremony)Use waterproof eye makeup because humidity (and a few tears) can…

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beach styling

Be inspired by a calming natural palette or liven things up with bright, tropical hues. (Photo courtesy of Little Gray Station)(Photo courtesy of Beautiful Weddings)(Photo courtesy of Little Gray Station)The world’s your oyster when it comes to styling a beach wedding but keeping things looking effortless is key. Dress tables with plenty of seaside charm like shells, driftwood, starfish and twinkling candles for a relaxed and playful look. (Photo courtesy of Beautiful Weddings) ■…

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stress less the five commandments

1 KEEP A BUDGETA wedding budget might seem like an oxymoron but it can be your best friend when planning a wedding. Discuss with your partner exactly how much you plan to spend, and be sure to put a little extra cash aside in a back-up fund just in case something unexpected happens or a loved one can’t afford to travel to your wedding. It’s important to be super organised by keeping a spreadsheet of absolutely everything. Your itemised list should include each component of the wedding and the expected costs, but be sure to track the actual costs as you go to ensure you don’t blow the budget.2 CONSIDER YOUR GUESTSRemember, a destination wedding is also a holiday for your guests. While it’s impossible to get everyone’s buy-in on…