Honeymoon Ideas – Winter Honeymoon Destinations


Honeymoon Ideas - Winter honeymoon destinations

Today we are talking honeymoons and what better time to be thinking about jetting off to a warmer climate than when the weather is as as cold and rubbish as it is at the moment! With an increase in the number of couples opting for a winter wedding, to add a touch of fairytale magic to their nuptial, the issue arises of where to find some sun, romance and relaxation following their special, but often chilly, big day.

It may be grey and gloomy in the UK, but if you’re willing to get on a plane there are many places where it’s summer and the beach is awaiting. Here are a selection of dreamy locations to unwind after your perfect wedding.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazil’s second-largest city may not immediately come to mind when thinking about romantic honeymoon spots, but Rio de Janeiro offers something to suit everybody’s tastes. From horseback riding, to the 1920s glamour of Copacabana Palace, to hot beaches and the idyllic island retreat of Ilha Grande just a few kilometres away, this vibrant and exciting destination has so much to offer. Parque das Ruinas, or “Ruins Park,” offers visitors a romantic stroll atop a hill with panoramic views of all that the city has to offer. Rio’s longest beach, Barra da Tijuca, is an 11 mile stretch which offers many secluded spots to spend the day. Or, if you fancy a beach with a spectacular backdrop, Botafogo Beach is set in the shade of Corrovado Mountain and the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer. For more travel information click here.



If all you desire is total relaxation on beautiful sandy beaches, then Barbados might be a better option. This coral island is sunny and warm all year round, with average temperatures reaching 23 -29º C during the day, dropping slightly at night.

One of the top honeymoon destinations for Brits, this Caribbean island is just 21 miles long and framed by an expanse of white tropical sand. Crane Beach was voted one of the top ten most beautiful beaches in the world by television series Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Read more about the beauty of Barbados’ beaches here.

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Barbados’ capital city of Bridgetown; the area provides access to diving and snorkeling, rum tours and horse racing. For a more tranquil setting, Harrison’s Cove offers sparkling clear water running from waterfalls into emerald pools, or you can just relax and watch the turtles go by—particularly in St Lawrence’s Bay, where they come in close hoping for a treat from passersby.

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Laura and Mathew’s Vintage Railway DIY Wedding With a Homemade Wedding Dress. By Rebecca Prigmore Photography

I have another wonderful wedding for you today, a vintage inspired day, with lots of rustic touches and a stack of homemade details. So many things were DIY projects made by the bride and groom, the bride even made her own wedding dress! It’s the venue that really struck me though, as it is set in a railway museum, which offers up the most amazing backdrop for this splendid wedding day. With old trains, old train bits and bobs and with the whole venue steeped in history, the vintage touches that Laura and Mathew bring in really match their day perfectly! This wedding is full of character and personality and I just love it, I’m sure you will to. Big thanks to Rebecca Prigmore Photography for the images.

‘It was a day full of fun, happiness, laughs and love. It was an amazing celebration to start our marriage.’

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Laura and Mathew were married on 14th June 2014 at Colchester Town Hall then onto a reception at The East Anglian Railway Museum. ‘We wanted somewhere that wasn’t a standard ‘package deal’ -When we were looking around, we saw lots of lovely venues but they all came with a list of limitations and a hefty price tag. So we started looking at venue spaces rather than wedding venues. We had spotted the museum in a local magazine and a friend of a friend had used it too. When we went to visit the museum, we knew it was a very DIY affair….but nothing after that compared to having a vintage train carriage in the room. We had 75 guests and it took about 1 year to plan’

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Film Club: Laura and Stu’s Amazing Animation Wedding Film by SoyMilk

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It’s time for another edition of Film Club and today I have a real treat for you! This film comes all the way from Australia from a hugely talented company called from SoyMilk Wedding. The film was commissioned by a UK bride for her very lucky husband. SoyMik create handcrafted animations for weddings and their work is completely unique and I just love it! This film is so special and something totally different, and oh so sweet and charming. I know you are going to love it a much as I do.

Laura & Stu from Soymilk Studio on Vimeo.


Jenni tells us more about how the film was made………..

Putting all our minds and hands into hard work with over detailed craft, time-consuming traditional animation, we recreate love stories through stop motion animations (for wedding receptions, invitations, proposals, speeches, gifts etc.), that are as passionate as we are !

Anyway, few months ago, we received an email from overseas (how exciting!) from a London-based young lady called Laura, asking us if we could help her produce a surprise animated film, to show her fiancée Stu and their respective families and friends, during their gorgeous wedding day in London on the 1st of Nov!

The inspiration was to use a book as a vehicle for the different chapters of their love story. It was also a clever way to show the passage of time, while using pop-up transitions between the different pages/sets, to add visual interest.  The process was pretty epic (!) and involved a lot of research and time spent on the construction of the pop-up book (100% paper) and the illustration of the various scenes….
We then, created different lighting atmospheres for each location and animated the book and characters in stop-motion.

This very personalized film is based on Laura and Stu’s love story, from their very first online meeting to their romantic engagement in France, topped off with a scene of their future life in their new London home.


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Hannah and Russell’s Rustic Spanish Wedding With a Gorgeous First Look. By Violeta Minnick

Hello to you all! I have a real treat for you today with this truly delightful wedding, that has been sent into me by Hannah the Beautiful bride. It’s a destination wedding from Mallorca and it is just stunning! After meeting in Mallorca on a holiday romance and then going back there for the proposal it seemed only fitting that Hannah and Russell got married in Mallorca aswell. This they did in true Spanish style with the most amazing views, and a gorgeous outdoor ceremony and outdoor reception. With a gorgeous first look, great surroundings, fabulous food and dancing under the starts this wedding is just wonderful. Thanks to Violeta Minnick for the images.

‘Our wedding day was all about sharing a special, beautiful place with those closest to us. We aimed for a relaxed, rustic country aesthetic with a squeeze of Spanish citrus.’

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Hannah and Russell  were married on 4th June 2014 at a Private Villa on the outskirts of Cala D’or, Mallorca. ‘Having met on the island 4 years previously it was an obvious choice. We wanted to share the beautiful island with our friends and family and don’t think anywhere else would have felt quite right. We were engaged for 3 years. I began collecting ideas as soon as we got engaged however we didn’t start any official planning until about a year before the wedding. Once I had a list of possible photographers, caterers and villas we flew to Mallorca to see them. We had a total of 60 guests.’

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Photographes Photos: A Show and Tell with Moore & Moore Photography


Moore & Moore Photography

This afternoon on ‘Show and Tell’ I would like to introduce you to Moore and Moore Photography, who are Helen and Tony based in Hampshire. They describe their style as ‘a mix of classic and modern with a fashion edge’. The couple take pride in their technical kit and are keen to offer a first class service to each and every one of their wedding clients. Helen and Tony have been kind enough to answer some questions for us and to share with us some of their favourite images.


Fine quality, professional photography is an art form, and capturing the fast-moving and excitable mood of a wedding is a skill. Members of the Royal Photographic Society, The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers and The Guild of Photographers. We continue to learn and to grow as photographers so that we can always deliver the best photographs of you and your family. We have ensured that we are equipped with the very best in equipment – allowing us to photograph in all conditions to ensure your images always come out beautifully. Our photographs are tailored to the beautiful backdrop of your wedding, and whether it’s an engagement shoot or your full wedding day photography – you can be confident that your photos will be taken with the care and trust they deserve.

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Claire and Neil’s Beautiful Homemade Tipi Wedding. By Yvonne Lishman

I Love todays wedding, absolutely LOVE it!  What makes it even better is that the lovely bride Claire is a regular reader of the blog and found her very talented photographer Yvonne Lishman from these yellow gingham pages! The wedding is set in my home town of Sheffield, literally just up the road from where I love and is FULL of gorgeous ideas, homemade details and lots fo DIY projects that were all pulled together by friends and family. Another thing I love is the variety of food on offer.  All served food truck style, from Pizza to Paella and ice cream to crepes. What an absolutely gorgeous day with a beautiful outdoor ceremony set in some of the most gorgeous surroundings! Just lovely!

‘The perfect day of relaxed family fun. Beautiful surroundings, beautiful setting, beautiful people’

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Claire and Neil were married on 26th July 2014 at Loadbrook Cottages, Sheffield. ‘We knew we wanted a garden party type feel to our wedding and loved the idea of having a tipi and so needed to find the space to accommodate that. We originally found a venue that offered us the space that we desired with some amazing views thrown in but unfortunately with just 6 weeks to go the venue were forced to cancel leaving us in a difficult situation. Sami Tipi were amazing and offered us a few suggestions of possible pieces of land and we contacted the wonderful Alison and Rob at Loadbrook Cottages Bed & Breakfast who couldn’t have been kinder in offering us their land. Weddings are not something that they do so we were so grateful that they were willing to let us use their land. With 4 weeks to go we were granted a temporary events licence for Loadbrook and it was all systems go. Alison and Rob did all that they could to accommodate our already made plans and dreams giving us access to a number of their fields and surrounding space. In the end, our venue couldn’t have been more perfect, it was meant to be and totally surpassed every expectation that we had. Thank goodness for that cancellation! And we now have a beautiful B&B owned by a lovely couple who we would have never had known otherwise, to return to for anniversaries to come. We had 140 guests including 35 children and it took 10 months to plan.

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