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Summer = Destination Weddings Upon Us!

We anticipate the summer season for many reasons, but most importantly it helps us focus our time on destination vacations & weddings! A destination wedding can be 100 miles or 100,000 miles away from home! While many enjoy the tropical beaches and warm weather  spots, many people enjoy a home-y and rustic wedding style that keeps friends & family close by!

tanaRi events would like to provide a short & sweet list of various destination cities to set up your special day! [Keep in mind that any destination wedding requires a bit more careful planning as it relates to travel, weather, time-of-year and pricing!] No matter where the wedding takes place, it is certain to be one of the most memorable moments in your life!


A guaranteed spot for white beaches and bright blue water, it is a great option if you’re looking for a warm weather destination. While weather can be uncertain & venues may hold limited guests, it is ideal for a couple who wants to be on the beach and enjoy their close friends & family on their special day! Specific options: Cabo san Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun [pictured above], Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen.

California Wineries

For those who want to stay in the US but whisk themselves away to a rustic locale, Northern California is a perfect spot! It is fun, romantic and you’ll never find yourself out of red wine! The scenery is absolutely beautiful with an emphasis on the outdoors.

 European Romance

Nothing says “I do” better than the city of l’amour – France. Not only do you feel the love in the air, but the options of outdoor wedding, castle wedding or your church/synagogue wedding can be arranged. This is a big trip for the guests, but everyone will feel like royalty  surrounded by the rich & decadent culture.

New Zealand & Australia

This is a great choice for couples who seek adventure. There are beautiful mountains, animals, waterfalls and grasslands that makes this part of the world an excellent wedding destination. It’s also a great spot to extend your celebrations into the honeymoon by bungee jumping in Queensland or seeing the rain forests in Port Douglas!

Image Sources

Image 1 via Dayna Ghiraldi – Travers

Image 2 via bellethemagazine.com

Image 3 via frenchweddingstyle.com

Image 4 via boutiquetravel.net

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Honeymoon in New Zealand: Where Romance Meets Adventure!

If you are craving romance & adventure with your significant other, then New Zealand is the prime destination for a honeymoon!  There is always romance in the air with the beautiful landscapes and the gorgeous scenic drives; nothing beats its natural beauty.  And for the risk-taking couple, you can have a taste of adventure in Queenstown – the adrenaline capital of the world! New Zealand offers everything nature can provide: waterfalls, volcanoes, geysers, sounds, mud pools, hot springs, saunas and much more!

Huka Fall (Photo Credit: Riri Patel)

We recommend you drive through the South Island & enjoy its scenic beauty.   Take a day trip to Akaroa, which sits at the edge of a beautiful harbor inside the crater of an extinct volcano! Spend a day in Lake Tekapo- enjoy a brisk walk with your mate along the lakefront & pack a picnic lunch for a romantic scenic experience. Looking for even more romance? You can take a star gazing tour at Mount John, rated one of the top places in the world.  This region is known for the clarity of the sky & freedom from light pollution so you will be able to see gorgeous shining stars in all their pristine beauty.  If you’re lucky, you might even be able to spot a planet or two!

Akaora (Photo Credit: Riri Patel)

Mount Cook (Photo Credit: Riri Patel)

Lake Tekapo (Photo Credit: Riri Patel)

If you’re in the mood to experience something more wild & exciting, visit Queenstown, home of the bungee! Here you can enjoy plenty of activities such as bungee, sky diving, hand gliding, white water rafting, zip trekking & canoeing, a body-moving activity where you climb, swim, scramble, float, abseil, & jump into various bodies of water within a canyon. I guarantee this town will offer you the most adventurous and challenging activities you will ever do!

Skydiving in Queenstown (Photo Credit: NZone)

Once you have finished the drive through South Island, you can unwind by enjoying all the nightlife Auckland has to offer.  You can take a quick 1-hour flight and check in at the Langham hotel, which has a timeless elegance that celebrates the past, yet embraces the future…just like our newlywed couple.  Take a 3-hour journey to Lake Taupo where you can relax by the lake & enjoy some quite time with each other. While you’re here, make sure you visit the hot springs in Rotarou, which has thermal hot pools & mud pools.

Hot Springs (Photo Credit: Shuba Mohan)

We see New Zealand as the perfect place to begin the rest of your life together.  It’s compact size lets you experience landscapes, beaches, lakes and more all in one day!  This is the premier destination where you can just focus on experiencing your new love together and challenge and confirm your strength as a couple.  If you need help planning your honeymoon, feel free to contact us so we can help you plan your big day & your honeymoon.

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