The ultimate wedding & honeymoon destination provides the perfect place for couples to enjoy elegantly simple barefoot beach wedding
Wilderness Collection’s North Island, in the stunning Seychelles, introduces a range of special wedding and honeymoon offers for 2016, giving couples the once in a lifetime chance to experience an elegantly simple, barefoot beach wedding on one of world’s most exclusive private islands.
“The combination of privacy and exclusivity makes North Island the perfect setting in which to pledge, or renew, your vows, or to begin a lifelong adventure together,” commented the Island’s GM, Nick Solomon. “Expansive white sandy beaches lend themselves to intimate beach weddings with a few friends, or even just the happy couple.”
Guests who marry on North Island are already in the ideal honeymoon destination, while those who have tied the knot elsewhere can visit the island to start married life in luxury and style and relax and unwind after the excitement of the big day. Both wedding and honeymoon couples can take advantage of North Island’s Stay 7, Pay 6 special offer, plus one spouse will receive a further 25% off this special rate. Honeymooners will also be upgraded to Villa North Island on arrival (subject to availability).
The North Island wedding set-up is very much in keeping with ‘Island style’, with palm branches used to create an arch or pergola on the beach, decorated with tropical flowers to create a simple and natural look. The island offers an optional full wedding planning service, with the dedicated team able to assist with everything from the necessary Seychelles formalities, through to floral decorations and even the bride’s dress. A registrar from the Seychelles Civil Status Office can be brought to the island to preside over more traditional wedding ceremonies, or an informal vow renewal ceremony can be arranged.
North Island weddings end with the couple participating in a beautiful and moving sand ritual as a sign of their love and unity. This is a North Island tradition that symbolises the indivisible combining of two lives as one. Couples can then continue the celebrations after the ceremony, whether with a cocktail evening at West Beach Bar with a few close friends, a romantic dinner for two in the villa or library – or for the ultimate after-party, guests can make a sole-use booking of the entire island.
The generosity of North Island’s all-inclusive offering is based on a philosophy encapsulated in the three words: ‘Spoil. Surprise. Personalise’. “We truly pride ourselves on delighting guests with a tailor-made Island experience that goes beyond their expectations, often anticipating their desires even before they are expressed,” added Solomon. “The combination of personalised Seychellois service, spacious private villas, and wide range of activities – from relaxing to exhilarating – plus the natural beauty of the Island creates the ideal honeymoon experience.”