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Ideas For a Romantic Getaway

Written by    Last updated: August 4, 2014

One of the joys of being a newly married couple is to go on holiday together, and the possibilities of what you can do there are endless. Whether you are seeking tranquillity, beauty, or just the rush of new experiences, here are some great ideas to choose from…

nokia19Above: Crista and Chris’s Real Nokia Lumia Wedding

Mountain retreat

A great mountain view, a log cabin and a real log fire.

Mountain Retreat Villa Maieletta -Joanne and Paul's Real Wedding - Jeannie and Peter's Real WeddingAbove, from the top: Jeannie and Peter’s Real Wedding By Best Wedding Away | Mountain Retreat Villa Maieletta | Joanne and Paul’s Real Wedding By Infinity Weddings and Events

Beach hut

A secluded beach hut on a tropical paradise and just the two of you.

Kirsten amd Jordi's Real Beach WeddingAbove: True Blue – Kirsten & Jordi’s Real Wedding in Portugal By Algarve Wedding Photography


Whether it’s a luxury caravan or a cosy tent, there’s no better way to experience the great outdoors.

The Pearl Tent Company and Katalystic EventsAbove: The Pearl Tent Company and Katalystic Events

Country cottage

Private, tranquil, self-catered. Perhaps even set next to a lake.

Country Cottage Anna and Gavin's Vintage Style Real WeddingAbove: Anna and Gavin’s Vintage Style Real Wedding

Cities of romance

Whether it’s Venice or Paris, you can take in the sights during the day and plan for a romantic candlelit dinner at night.

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London ExternalAbove: St Pancras Renaissance Hotel


Anything from a simple day trip to a cruise lasting a few days, is the ultimate in travelling at leisure.

Boat Trips Kirsten amd Jordi's Real WeddingAbove: True Blue – Kirsten & Jordi’s Real Wedding in Portugal By Algarve Wedding Photography

Spa weekend

Pamper yourself silly and come back looking as well as feeling great. Hen and Stag destinationAbove:

Snow bound

Cross‐country skiing or riding in a horse‐driven sledge, cuddling up together, will be all the more fun.

Alexander House Hotel Winter Wedding

Sherbrooke Castle Scottish Wedding VenueAbove, from top: Alexander House Hotel and Sherbrooke Castle

African Safari

A must for lovers of romance and of nature everywhere, a safari is an experience designed to be shared.

Safari Tropical Sky and Bushmans Kloof Wilderness ReserveAbove: Tropical Sky and Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve

What to ask for when booking a hotel for a romantic break

  • a room with a great view
  • express check‐in
  • a later check‐out time at no extra charge
  • big bath (for a candlelit bubble bath for two)
  • a room away from elevators, meeting rooms and busy corridors
  • any free extras such arrival gifts or breakfast in bed

See the Confetti shop for great ideas for gifts for your other half:

Wedding gifts for him and for herAbove, clockwise from the top-left: Personalised White Pearl Necklace | Personalised Pocket Fob Watch | Flask and Compact Mirror Gift Set | Stainless Flask Wrapped in Charcoal Grey Faux Leather

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