Luxury Villa on the French Riviera

This post is a bit (if not to say completely) different from my previous wedding venue posts: I won’t be publishing neither the name of the villa, nor will I be giving a link to its website. The owners of the villa prefer to avoid big publicity and keep the venue rather private and intimate instead, carefully choosing the vendors and event organisers to work with. Milknhoney Wedding is proud to be one of them.

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This, however, does not mean that you cannot organise a wedding of your dreams here, for this amazing venue is totally worth going an extra mile for. The villa boasts a beautiful garden where the wedding reception can be held for up to 230 people, a night club, a spacious ballroom for not-so-hot weather, a spa complex with sauna & hammam, an outside swimming pool and 11 suites, any of which is good enough to be your nuptial suite. Read More »

La Mandala Beach, Cannes

  • General Info
    Location
    : Cannes
  • Nearest airports: Nice Airport – 30 min by car; Cannes private airport – 15 min by car
  • Nearest luxury hotels: Intercontinental Carlton Hotel, Majestic Barrière, Grand Hyatt Hotel Martinez, JW Marriott Cannes
  • Capacity: 200 guests for cocktail and 150 guests for a seated dinner
  • Time restriction for music: 2.30 a.m.
  • Full privatization: yes

This is one of two very special posts for me. I am truly delighted to feature La Mandala Beach on the pages of my blog and cannot recommend it enough: be it a wedding reception, a rehearsal dinner, a birthday party or a corporate event – La Mandala will not leave anyone indifferent or under-impressed. If you – like me – are looking for a perfect waterfront venue for a unique event, you might as well end your search right here.Read More »

Invitations and Save-The-Dates

As a general rule for weddings abroad, save-the-dates and formal invitations are sent earlier than those for local weddings. Don’t forget that your guests will have to plan trips, allocate budget, take vacations… All this requires time – so make sure you give enough of it to the people who you wish to see at your wedding.

Save-the-dates can be sent off as early as one year before the big day. Especially if there are people who will be coming from a different continent. Invitations should follow after a few months but not later than 4 months before the big day.Read More »

Guest favors and wedding souvenirs

Showing your guests how glad you are to share one of the happiest days of your life with them is just as important as sending out the Thank-You notes within one month after the wedding. Actually, both these aspects are a sign of respect, appreciation and care.

Many – if not most of your guests, if you are getting married abroad – will have travelled a long way, spent a lot of money and probably took several days-off from work to be able to be with you two and share those special moments with you and it is just right to make them feel how much you appreciate it.Read More »

Wedding Planning Timeline (text)

Wedding planning checklists seem to exist on every possible wedding website already. So, I figured, why not on mine as well? 😉

Firstly, it will actually help me to organize my own wedding. I felt the need of a more personalized wedding planning timeline than those I had seen on other sites or blogs. I thought it would be particularly important to include the “day-after” to-do list as this is something that is usually left out in the existing wedding planning checklists. Secondly, it will, hopefully, help those of you reading my blog, to get a different perspective on such a wedding planning essential as a timeline. Thirdly, I created this timeline as a text, with links to some of my previous posts, and as an image, so that you can easily save it on one of your Pinterest boards. So here you go, meticulously thought-through and delivered to your doorstep by Milknhoney-Me 😉Read More »

6 ways to make him participate in the wedding planning

He can be the best man in the world. Prince charming, no less (with or without his horse), always happy to dine at your parents’ (wave and smile), always ready to save your life when a giant spider has turned your bed into a cocoon and is just waiting for an oblivious victim (you) to walk nonchalantly in just to parish timelessly in those hairy legs (seriously, I could write horror stories). The man of your dreams is also always there to open cans, jars and bottles for you (those that he himself closed with such a deadly grip like he was actually trying to prevent the Nazis from getting their hands on that apricot jam). He also accompanies you during shopping (“…please God, kill me now…”) and even feeds your cat (“…not to forget to take it to my next duck hunt… & shoot. By mistake, obviously”).

So this is all true and your man is a dream came true. But when you try to engage him into wedding planning, the white knight vanishes into the ether. And even if he continues sitting there, with a vacant stare in his eyes, trust me, he is gone.Read More »