Destination weddings with Constance hotels

Tropical islands, sheltered beaches, deliciously fresh food and no reception to organise. Cast yourselves away to one of our 7 beautiful resorts for the wedding you always dreamed you’d have.

Wedding ceremony table at Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina

Wedding ceremony table at Lodge Tsarabanjina

We offer special 5* wedding packages designed to give you a personalised luxury experience. And our wedding planners will work with you to organise your day exactly how you want it.

Find out more about creating your dream destination wedding at one of our luxury hotels.

At Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina you can enjoy total escape and seclusion from the noise of the outside world.

Enjoy these photos taken at the Lodge recently of a beautiful barefoot wedding.

 

 

Wedding ceremony at Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina

Wedding ceremony

 

Bride signing the wedding certificate

Romance in paradise

 

Bride and groom by the water's edge

Casting out to sea

 

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Top wedding trends 2012

Guest blogger Fay Millar, Creative Director of Pink Rose Cakes, gives us the lowdown on the latest wedding styles for 2012.

The beauty of getting married these days is there are no hard and fast rules about how you should do it.

Wedding couple

Romance takes centre stage

With brides and grooms, events planners and the wedding industry coming up with ever more elaborate ideas, just about every dream can be fulfilled.

Vintage and rustic top the list

But just like fashion the wedding industry follows trends and there are several which are proving popular in 2012 with vintage and rustic topping the list.

Several years ago, there was a real revival in vintage styling – catwalks harked back to the Fifties and suddenly retro was cool. At weddings bunting was de rigeur and cute jam jars filled with flowers and sweets littered many a reception table.

Vintage has definitely found its spiritual home with weddings and the trend is even bigger this year but with more glamour and sparkle.

Modern elegance meets glamour of the silver screen

Brides are clamouring for accented dresses with lace, faux fur and beading that combine modern elegance with a firm nod to the golden age of the silver screen.

Antique brooches, pearls and vintage jewellery are worn not only by the brides and bridesmaids but can also be seen reflected in the invites, on the cake, in the reception styling and even in the food.

Vintage style wedding invitation

Vintage wedding chic

Companies hiring out vintage crockery have sprung up everywhere and event planners are being asked regularly to style venues with everything from bunting and old apple crates, to suitcases and even gramophones.

Neon colours

But vintage isn’t the only trend capturing the imagination of the wedding market. This year’s spring fashion collections saw bold splashes of colour and this has been translated into a rise in popularity of receptions decked out in hot pink, lime green and vivid orange as well as bridal gowns with accent colours.

And for those where one colour, albeit a bright one, just isn’t enough there is also a trend towards rainbow-inspired weddings incorporating every colour. From the flowers and bridesmaids to the cake and menswear multi-colour is proving very popular.

Dessert tables overflowing with sweet treats

Dessert tables are a relatively new import from across the pond andAustraliabut their popularity is growing in theUK, the idea being that just a wedding cake isn’t enough. In addition to the cake a table, themed to match the rest of the reception, is adorned with a layer cake, cup cakes, cake pops, French macarons, cookies, meringues and sweets to create an amazing visual and culinary experience.

And leaving your reception in style…

Wedding cake by Pink Rose Cakes

Beautiful wedding cake by Pink Rose Cakes

As if all that weren’t enough there is an increasing trend to create a dramatic exit for the bride and groom. Where once a a bit of confetti or rice might have sufficed, now couples are trying out unusual departures such sparkler archways, horse riding, quad bikes or even paddle boards (beach weddings only of course!).

Ultimately you can expect to see less and less matching colours, themes and styles for the rest of 2012 and more and more mix and match than ever before – different dresses, colours, crockery, shoes, bridesmaids dresses and even place cards will all contain individual details but no doubt with a healthy dose of vintage and rustic still thrown in.

Destination weddings

But if you’re not keen on organising, or want to escape with your loved one, destination weddings continue to grow in popularity, with couples by-passing the expense and organisation of an elaborate at-home wedding, and combining their big day with a honeymoon. Read about one of our Constance guest’s dream wedding at Constance Moofushi, Maldives.

More wedding ideas

Don’t miss Fay’s previous article on Trends 2012: Wedding cakes

Honeymoons

Planned the wedding and looking for honeymoon ideas? Check out our article on Honeymoons at Constance Hotels 

And if you want to book your holiday at Constance – visit our website for the latest special promotions.

 

 

 

 

Constance sommeliers trained by Jonathan Bauer Monneret

Jonathan Bauer Monneret, currently sommelier at Le Royal Monceau inParis, recently trained our sommeliers from Constance Le Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage.

Jonathan Bauer Monneret

Jonathan Bauer Monneret

Jonathan previously worked with the Constance Group, and was voted Best Young Sommelier of France in 2009 at the age of just 24 and won the Paul Haeberlin competition this year.

Our sommeliers were taken through their paces by Jonathan, focusing on improving their knowledge and skills in the following:

1. A red wine tasting, and presentation of the wine. Each candidate was asked to speak about the wine for 5 minutes, and then again for 2 minutes.
2. Give a presentation about 2 bottles of wine: Condrieu Les Terrasses de Vernay Estate Empire 2009 and Vin de Pays d’Oc Domaine de la Baume Sauvignon Blanc 2010.
3. How to decant wine.
4. Tasting Sushi and maki, and matching with 2 different wines.

Competition coming soon – win the holiday of a lifetime

Do you dream of enjoying a luxury holiday on a tropical paradise island?

Main restaurant at Constance Le Prince Maurice

L'Archipel at Le Prince Maurice

Well now’s your chance to make your dreams come true.

We will launch our latest competition at the beginning of July – giving you the chance to win a holiday to the beautifully refurbished 6* deluxe resort of Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius.

Subscribe to our blog on this page, ‘like’ our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter to get the latest updates and chance to win this fabulous prize.

 

 

Discover the luxurious Valmont spa at Constance Halaveli

The 6* deluxe Constance Halaveli delivers luxury in spades, and its new Valmont spa offers the perfect retreat for those in need of some indulgent mind-body pampering.

Valmont Spa at Constance Halaveli

Valmont Spa at Halaveli

Here’s a selection of the tempting spa packages on offer.

Valmont Face Discovery Package

Discover Valmont with these 2 express treatments, smooth your features and leave your complexion glowing.

You can book these 2 treatments for anytime during your stay at Constance Halaveli.

  • 1 Source of Bisses Express Treatment – 30 minutes
  • 1 Vitality of the Glaciers Express Treatment – 30 minutes.

 

Valmont Body Discovery Package

Indulge your body with this complete exfoliation and massage treatment, to reveal fresher looking skin.

65 minutes

  • Including: 1 Bisses Purity – 1 After Sun Body Massage
Spa treatment room at Constance Halaveli Resort

Treatment room at Constance Halaveli

 

Valmont After Sun Package (Face and body)

The ideal treatment to improve the condition of the skin on your face and body – a moment of pure bliss.

80 minutes

  • Including: 1 Princess Pan Dei – 1 After Sun Body Massage

 

Valmont Mother to be package (Face and body)

This package is specifically designed for mothers to be. Start with a body scrub that will help improve your circulation, followed by a calming massage while moisturising your skin using the luxurious Valmont products. Finish off with a facial that will reinvigorate your sense of well being.

120 minutes

  • Including: 1 Bisses Purity – 1 Mother to Be Body Massage – 1 Express Treatment (Hydration, Energy or Radiance)
Valmont Spa range at Constance Halaveli Resort

Luxurious spa treatments

 

Discover more about Valmont Spa at Constance Halaveli

Visit our website to find out more about Valmont treatments available at Constance Halaveli Resort, Maldives.

Romance on the beach at Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina

A holiday to Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina offers one of the best types of luxury – the chance to really get away from it all.

Lobster dinner on the beach at Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina

Romantic dinner for two at Tsarabanjina

Head to this beautiful island off Madagascar, and lose yourself to the romance and beauty of the exotic location.

Dine under the stars

Our lobster dinner on the beach is a wonderful way to celebrate a romantic evening with your loved one.

Dine under the stars with the sea lapping gently by your feet, and candles lighting the beach around you.

Grilled lobster is served with an assortment of sauces, and an excellent choice of wines to accompany the meal.

A truly unforgettable experience.

 

Have you been to Lodge Tsarabanjina?

Dinner table on the beach at Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Beautiful views across the ocean

We’d love to hear about your holiday at Constance Lodge Tsarabanjina – romantic meals, diving, exploring the hidden pathways, watching the sunset across the ocean. Post your comments here or visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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