Real Honeymoon Registries: Best of Europe

Beginning to design your honeymoon registry this month? Pick up some ideas and inspiration by browsing a few of our favorite registries created by real Wanderable couples.

From Iceland to France and everywhere in between, the following couples traveled to destinations in Europe. Click on their registry pages below to trace their journeys.

Kristen & Clayton

We LOVE their mix of one-of-a-kind activities and experiences while visiting France. Highlights include a picnic lunch in Luxembourg Gardens, wine tasting in Nimes, and various museum visits (including the Chagall Museum and Jacquemart-André Museum).

Nicole & Karl

From a chauffeured day trip through renowned whiskey distilleries to a tour of the Isle of Skye (including famous Eilean Donan Castle), these newlyweds featured a little bit of everything on their Scotland-themed honeymoon registry.

Chontel & Costa

While visiting Iceland, these newlyweds went on a foodie tour in Reykjavik, visited the renowned geothermal spa Laugarvatn Fontana, and even had a dog sledding experience!

 

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The Cream Event: #DanceForFrance Recap

 #DanceForFrance was officially a success! Congratulations to our winner,  Michael and his fiance, Dina, who won a 7-night honeymoon in Paris! Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 9.27.05 AM This year’s Cream Event in LA was one for the record books. Between the unbelievable band and DJ to the mouth-watering food that was served, this event will have people (especially us) talking for months. Each and every vendor  that participated was incredibly unique and brought something special to the table. Our favorite part had to have been #DanceForFrance, a dance off hosted by yours truly where the grand prize was a trip to Paris. After many impressive dance moves from a number of talented contestants, the winner was finally chosen. Congratulations to Michael, the winner of this year’s dance-off, and his fiance, Dina! We were thoroughly impressed with the amount of flips and cartwheels that Michael pulled off, and could not be happier for these two lovebirds. Enjoy the beauty and romance of breathtaking Paris!

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Just in case you missed the epic prize deets: Michael and his fiance Dina won a 7-night honeymoon in Paris. This includes a $2,000 hotel credit to any Mr. and Mrs. Smith Hotel in France, as well as 7 different Wanderable experiences. These experiences include a Flytographer photo shoot, a Macaron making class with Patisserie a la Carte, an Eiffel Tower tour and Versailles bike tour with Fat Tire Bike Tours, a 2 hours GPS tour with Twiz Tour, an Epicurean food walk with Paris by the Glass, and last but not least, a guided tour of Montmartre with Hidden Paris Walking Tours. In total, this prize is valued at over $5,000! Here are some photos of this awesome event:

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Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 10.00.46 AMThe incredibly talented LA Follies

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Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 9.56.59 AMThe winner of #DanceForFrance (Michael and his fiance, Dina)!

Hopefully this gave you a little taste of our experience at The Cream Event in LA. We highly recommend that everyone attends next year because as you can see, this event is something truly special. Plus, you might even win a free honeymoon. You never know. May the odds be ever in your favor.

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#MartiniqueRomantique: The Island Paradise

Win a trip for two to Martinique: The Island Paradise. ENTER NOW!

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It’s officially that time of year: the temperatures drop, Starbucks has cranberry-colored cups, and we’re even seeing snow in some parts of the country (except Los Angeles, you don’t count). So with the inception of “sweater weather,” it’s time to start day-dreaming about those seemingly far-off beach vacations.  Well, we dare you to dream big: it doesn’t get any better than the Caribbean– and this one happens to be très chic. It basically looks like a screen savor, amiright?

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This wanderlust-y destination is Martinique, an island in the Eastern Caribbean sea. It is an overseas region of France, and an integral part of the French Republic (so think of Paris on a beach).  We’ve partnered with Atout France to giveaway an incredible Martinique vacation, for two! The prize includes 2 roundtrip tickets courtesy of American Airlines, 4 nights in paradise at the Cap Est Lagoon Resort and Spa (which is a 5-Star resort) dinner for 2 at the  Cap Est’s gastronomic restaurant, Le Belem, and a cooking class with master chef Jean-Charles Bredas at Martinique Gastronomie. We will also have 4 bridal bloggers in Martinique from today (Nov 19) to Nov 22nd, posting their experiences live, which will be streamed on this site and through #MartiniqueRomantique on social media.

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But don’t worry (didn’t think you were actually worried- this is basically too good to be true) there is way more to do in Martinique than just be lapped in luxury and eat your face off. There is also rum tastings with Habitation Clement, sailing excursions along the Ballades du Delphis, hiking, fishing…and did we mention epic sunbathing? This romantique island is also the perfect honeymoon destination for those who want nothing but pampering and sunshine. Good thing you can register for all these experiences (and more) here.

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So, wanderers, make sure you enter now.  The contest ends December 22nd. Think of it as an early Christmas present… your own personal island paradise with the one you love. For free. You’re welcome.

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Bucket List Honeymoons

Lots of Wanderers use their honeymoon as an opportunity to check something off their travel bucket list. What could be better inspiration for a trip that you’ll be remembering for the rest of your life?

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Machu Picchu and Cuzco: Even if you don’t hike the Inca Trail, a trip to this ancient city is a fantastic adventure. Make sure to give yourselves a couple nights in colonial Cuzco on either side, its cobblestone streets and gorgeous architecture make it one of our favorite cities.

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African Safari: Botswana, Kenya, and South Africa are all great destinations for Safaris but our top pick is Tanzania. After spotting the Big Five head to Zanzibar for a couple relaxing days on the beach.

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Paris in the Springtime: While Paris is gorgeous any time of year, no time is better than spring when the trees are blossoming pink and white.  While you’re there picnic in the Luxembourg gardens, visit the Mona Lisa, and drink wine in sidewalk cafes.

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Villa-life in Positano: Sip limoncello with views of the Gulf of Salerno, explore the coast-line by Vespa, and loose yourselves in cobblestone streets. We prefer staying in small guest houses that give you a chance to live like a local.

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Halong Bay: Located in the north of Vietnam this bay is filled with spectacular limestone islands. We’d suggest an overnight trip on a luxurious junk boat.

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Galapagos Cruise: Snorkel with sea lions, spot blue-footed boobies, and visit the ancient tortoises. These island’s unique eco-system and spectacular wildlife make for memories of a lifetime.

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Grand Canyon: Visit this spectacular park on foot, by mule, or floating down the Colorado. Regardless of how you get there, the gorgeous vistas and stunning landscape put the Grand Canyon on the top of our bucket list.

What destinations are on your bucket list?

5 Amazing Over the Top Honeymoon Suites

Today’s feature is a guest post from the experts at Oyster.comOyster’s mission is to deliver unbiased, expert information about hotels and make it easy to discover the perfect destination. Oyster sends trained reviewers to visit, comprehensively photograph, critique and rate each hotel reviewed on Oyster. The honest, undoctored photos and in-depth reviews from hotel experts allow you to see exactly what you’re getting — before you arrive. They’ve visited over 3,000 hotels in 40 countries, including popular honeymoon spots in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Hawaii. 

Most newlyweds want to stay in a seriously swag suite on their honeymoon — and who can blame them? After all, for many of us, a honeymoon is one of the only times we’ll get to live it up in such luxurious fashion. These five honeymoon suites come with all the bells and whistles one could ask for — from private pools to dizzying views.

The Honeymoon: Hong Kong
The Suite: Extreme WOW Suite at the W Hong Kong

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Hong Kong is a fabulous urban destination for those couples seeking out incredible, modern architecture, world-class shopping, and Michelin-starred dining on a nightly basis. And the W Hong Kong is in the heart of the tourist district, Kowloon, and features all the funky extras you’d expect from a W as well as an unreal, souped-up version of the stateside Bliss Spa chain. And the Extreme WOW Suite not only has all the high-tech essentials that seem commonplace in Hong Kong, but also has a fully-stocked kitchenette, spacious closet (because every outfit was carefully planned and considered), and dizzying views of the harbor.

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The Honeymoon: St. Lucia
The Suite: Two-Bedroom Villa at the Ladera Resort

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Unlike more developed Caribbean islands, such as Aruba and the Bahamas, the sparsely populated island-nation of Saint Lucia still maintains a sense of unspoiled, exotic beauty. Its landscapes of pristine beaches and mountainous terrain are among the most stunning you’ll find anywhere in the Caribbean — especially so at the Ladera Resort, where views of the twin Pitons seem endless. Privacy is paramount here — there are just 32 villas on the property — and most rooms have private plunge pools. Want a bigger watering hole to splash around in? Try the Infinity Lagoon Pool, which may very well take your just-wedded breath away.

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The Honeymoon: Paris, France
The Suite: Honeymoon Suite at Hotel Le Bristol

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If the City of Lights doesn’t seem romantic to you, well, then, you’re just not romantic. Paris is a premiere honeymoon destination — great for culture-lovers and fashionistas alike — and thus requires a rather perfect stay. Look no further than the famed Hotel Le Bristol, which exudes luxury from the moment you step in the marble lobby. Make sure to take a few cuddly pictures in the hotel’s epic private gardens or on the glass-housed sun terrace; however, the Honeymoon Suite is where you really get the full “five-star” experience: Each room is impeccably furnished and decorated, the balcony provides glorious views, and the bed is supremely comfortable — despite a slightly dated comforter. But the real highlight has got to be the incredible bathroom, which we’d just die for with its well-lit vanities, bidet, and deep soak tub.

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The Honeymoon: Turks & Caicos
The Suite: The Beachfront Penthouse Suite at the Gansevoort Turks & Caicos, a Wymara Resort

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Turks and Caicos has a reputation for being one of the most exclusive Caribbean islands, and deservedly so. The Beachfront Penthouse Suite at the Gansevoort Turks and Caicos is one of the island’s sleekest and swankiest options. Partiers will appreciate the hotel’s live DJ sets on weekend nights, but those seeking seclusion won’t have a problem in a private suite that spills out onto the pristine beaches of Grace Bay. And should you two decide to get out of that incredible bed (or tub, as the case may be), your buffet breakfast is au gratis. Bring on the bacon, y’all!

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The Honeymoon: Puerto Morelos, Mexico
The Suite:  Preferred Club Master Suite at the Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa – All Inclusive

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Puerto Morelos, located halfway between Cancun and Playa Del Carmen, offers the perfect balance of the two, more touristy regions, blending a party atmosphere from the Spring Break Capital with a beachy, relaxed vibe. Perhaps one of the most luxurious all-inclusives in Mexico, the Dreams Riviera Cancun — a true megaresort, with over 400 rooms — tends to attract families with its myriad entertainment options. But couples shouldn’t falter: the attractive, airy guest rooms are downright romantic. Teak wood and marble floors create an ambiance of understated elegance, and the massive bathrooms (all with separate showers and Jacuzzi tubs) are a real treat.

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