Australia & New Zealand Real Honeymoon

Real Honeymoon |


Reynolds and Lukas Hartwich celebrated their honeymoon with the most incredible 3 week trip to Australia and New Zealand!  They had so many incredible experiences and got to enjoy many gorgeous destinations.  It was the perfect honeymoon for this couple looking for a mix of relaxation and adventure!



Port Douglas, Australia


Darling Harbour, Australia



Queenstown, Australia

Christchurch, New Zealand



Kaikoura, New Zealand



Auckland, New Zealand

From Lukas & Reynolds Hartwich

“When my husband and I were discussing options for our honeymoon we knew we were looking for adventure, excitement and an unforgettable experience. Australia and New Zealand would be the perfect destinations for us! Our next move would be our wisest when we chose to book our vacation through Katie at Ever After Honeymoons. Between wedding planning, buying a home, work and everyday life… coordinating a three week escape can be very overwhelming. Katie took the pressure right off of us by booking our flights, hotels and excursions. Ever After Honeymoons was our one stop shop for everything honeymoon related and it was truly the trip of a lifetime!

While in Kaikoura we stayed at our absolute favorite hotel; The Hapuku Lodge. Words can’t describe the splendor of this location. We were upgraded to a luxurious suite at the lodge which overlooked the Kaikoura Mountain Range. It included our own living room, fire place, balcony and spa tub. Not to mention the staff at the location was beyond accommodating. They made us feel right at home, even making me gluten free cookies for my special dietary needs. Every day they had a cooked breakfast and a three-course dinner prepared for us by their remarkable chef. The food was fresh, local and exceptionally delicious. We could have stayed for weeks! While in Kaikoura we also visited the breathtaking beach nearby the lodge and had the chance to interact with the New Zealand Fur Seals which are local to the area. Kaikoura was extraordinary!

Looking back we are so delighted that we chose Australia and New Zealand and very pleased that we were able to see so much of both countries in just three weeks! It was a trip we will talk about for the rest of our lives. My advice to fellow honeymooners is pick a destination that reflects both of your interests, give yourself a few days to recuperate from the wedding before you leave and book your getaway through Ever After Honeymoons to avoid added stress and truly maximize your precious time while on vacation. It was a wise decision that made all the difference for us!”


Port Douglas 1 | Port Douglas 2 | Port Douglas 3 | Darling Harbour 1Darling Harbour 2 | Queenstown 1 | Queenstown 2 | Christchurch 1 | Kaikoura 1 | Kaikoura 2 | Kaikoura 3Auckland 1 | Auckland 2

Bon Voyage!

New year, new look!

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Welcome to the brand new Ever After Honeymoons blog!  January marks the 5 year anniversary since the start of Ever After Honeymoons, and I am excited to celebrate with a fresh new look!  Special thank you to the fabulous MaeMae Paperie for creating this beauty!  I am absolutely thrilled with the fresh and clean new look!

Katie boat Sicily

Be sure to hop over to the new website too!  One of the best features of the new site is the map on the benefits page.  You can select various destinations in the world and learn about some of my favorite hotels.  It was hard to narrow it down to these hotels, so these will be rotating often as I continue to discover the best new spots!

Benefits Map

Thank you so much for the support and encouragement over the last 5 years.  It has truly been an honor to work with such incredible couples, and to plan what is quite possibly the most memorable trip of their lives.  Looking forward to the adventures the next 5 years will bring!

Bon Voyage!

Snow Bunny

Styled Travels |

Not every couple’s dream honeymoon is somewhere tropical. Some love to head over to the mountains and hit the slopes. The fabulous new The Chedi in Andermatt, Switzerland provides just that with its amazing skiing areas of  Nätschen and Sedrun. It would make an incredible honeymoon destination for those snow loving couples, but make sure you pack the essentials! Get inspiration here and don’t forget to grab that delicious cup of hot cocoa to warm up afterwards!

Want to book your honeymoon here?  Contact me! 

Sources: Pinterest / ivillage / Chedi Andermatt

Bon Voyage!

Amalfi Coast

Real Honeymoon |

Emily and Dane recently celebrated their honeymoon on the beautiful Almafi Coast and instead of me telling you about how it was, Emily wrote about the trip herself! Read about her favorite moments of gelato, getting lost, and an unforgettable romantic dinner.
“As die-hard Michiganders, our vacations rarely include a trip out of state, let alone a luxurious once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon on the beautiful Amalfi Coast of Italy. And so, we soaked up every moment of bliss, from the posh hotels and breathtaking views to the unending cups of cappuccino and fresh seafood. When I think of our most perfect honeymoon, the moments that come to mind include departing the JK Place Hotel of Capri on a GEM car, waving back as the entire staff gives us a heartfelt send-off and our arrival to Positano, greeted by a luggage courier who didn’t know quite enough English (nor did we know enough Italian) to instruct us to the hotel. With that, we started with a few scoops of gelato, and set out to find Le Sirenuse; which we did, but not without a few misguided turns and a lot of laughs.”

“We loved our chic and sophisticated accommodations at Palazzo Avino, which was only a few steps away from the quaint village center. Each afternoon we would visit the grocer for a small package of fresh salami and cheese to take with us back to our room for an afternoon snack before dinner. Finding ourselves without any euros one day, that kind grocer even sent us off with our goods and simply asked that we come back the next day with payment! I didn’t know that kind of doing business even existed anymore! But it does in Ravello, like something out of a favorite novel or movie. Speaking of something out of a movie, our last evening included a romantic dinner at Villa Maria’s and our own private concert back at Palazzo Avino. As the pianist sang “Have I Told You Lately” and we danced, I couldn’t help but shed a tear thinking of just how blessed Dane and I have been to have found each other, and to have started our marriage in the most perfect fashion, on the Amalfi Coast. Ok, I was a little sad to be going home the next day too ;)” 

If you’re interested in booking your special honeymoon to the Almafi Coast like Emily did, contact me here! 

Bon Voyage!

La Bastide de Marie

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In one of the most charming secluded places in France, lies La Bastide de Marie. Beautifully situated among a 37 acre vineyard, La Bastide de Marie provides pools, a spa, and an excellent staff to go with their gorgeous Provence sunset.  Go wine tasting or explore the surrounding areas of Menerbes and Bonnieux on bikes provided by the hotel. It is a paradise among the countryside that you will never want to leave!

Warm and welcoming, La Bastide de Marie provides effortless luxury. You will immediately feel right at home!

Dine in one of their many romantic locations with a perfect vineyard view as a backdrop.

 La Bastide de Marie is such a beautiful & charming spot, and such a romantic honeymoon destination!  Perfect to pair with a stop in Paris or the beaches in the South of France.  Contact Ever After Honeymoons to book your stay here!

Bon Voyage!