Written by Paula Jones Last updated: June 6, 2006
For a wedding amid stunning beaches, beautiful hill‐top tea plantations, ancient cities and some of the friendliest people on earth.
Sri Lanka, the tropical island at the toe of India, has a huge amount to offer: mystical ancient cities, thick jungles, tea plantations and mile upon mile of palm fringed sandy beaches. It is one of the most beautiful and scenically interesting islands in the world, and rapid post‐Tsunami reconstruction means that its enchanting and hospitable people are welcoming people back once more.
You can choose from a traditional religious Sri Lankan ceremony with dancers and a traditional band, and process from your ceremony on the back of an elephant or bullock cart. Alternatively you may prefer to marry on a moonlit beach or in the heat of the day in your hotel garden.
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It’s traditional for the bride and groom to present a gift to their mothers, usually flowers, during the groom’s speech....