And popular Mediterranean destination Cyprus is fast becoming the destination of choice for overseas nuptials.
For summer 2019 TUI have added Cyprus to its list of wedding and holiday destinations flying direct from Dublin Airport.
There is a wide range of hotels and resorts on offer where couples can say ‘I Do’ including the adults-only Sensimar range and the 5* TUI Sensatori Resort Atlantica Aphrodite Hills as well as the family-friendly Holiday Village Aliathon, to name a few. Ceremonies can take place in town halls sandwiched between bursts of pink bougainvillea, by the pool or in beautiful beachside hotel gardens that overlook the sea.
Cyprus has been a love nest for centuries, according to legend, the island is the birthplace of the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite. It’s thought the immortal temptress enjoyed secret forest rendezvous here with a string of ancient gods, like Ares and Adonis. Fast forward a bit, and the Roman general, Mark Antony, is said to have presented the island to Cleopatra as a token of his love and affection.
Today this beautiful island still spells romance. With an 800-kilometre-long coastline, sandy beaches and pine forests straight from a fairytale it’s easy to see why couples choose Cyprus as their wedding destination of choice. On the days the couple are not tying the knot they can spend time exploring the Cypriot countryside. Nights are also made for outings à deux, with spots like Limassol specialising in lantern-lit tables, light jazz and sea views.
TUI’s destination wedding packages in Cyprus offer excellent value with some hotels offering wedding packages from as little as €779. Many of the basic packages include a decoration set-up for the ceremony, registrar fees, a delicious wedding cake, two glasses of sparkling wine, bridal bouquet, recorded music/CD for the ceremony, matching groom boutonniere, a semi-private candlelit dinner for two and, of course, the all-important marriage certificate.
There are a number of different packages on offer to suit the super chic bride looking for the utmost luxury to the more budget conscious bride looking for something small & intimate or those with young families who want a wedding day in a family-friendly resort.
Charlotte Brenner, Marketing Manager for TUI in Ireland, said “Choosing the perfect location for your wedding day is one of the most difficult decisions a newly engaged couple has to make. TUI have 10 beautiful hotel locations in Cyprus for couples to choose from.
“Our dedicated team of overseas wedding experts can assist in venue planning, accommodation, photographers, make-up artists and bands, everything is taken care of. We are delighted to bring this offering to our customers for summer 2019.”