Real Honeymoon: Justin and Chelsea

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Today, we’re sharing Justin and Chelsea’s amazing 2.5 week honeymoon in Greece, Croatia and Paris!

Athens

“Justin and I were very excited for our wedding but very VERY excited for our honeymoon. There aren’t many times in your life when you can get away with taking a two and a half week vacation with the man you love and boy it could not come at a better time having spent the last 8 months planning and coordinating a wedding! If we could give one piece of honeymoon advice it would be to take it two days after your wedding and not wait. We liked having a day after the wedding to come home and gather our bearings and make sure we had everything packed and weren’t leaving anything and then take off! You’re on such a high from the wedding that even traveling to Greece from CA (15 hours) flew by because we were so busy going over and over the wedding weekends details and revelling in all the love we just felt.”

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“Going to Athens for two days was amazing because we used the first day to sleep a little after the long travel day and experience the night life on a rooftop bar in the main suqare. The second day we were able to explore Athens and see all the really cool historic monuments.”

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Ammoudi Fishing Village

“Santorini was hands down the most spectacular and beautiful place I’ve EVER been. We stayed in Oia which is a side of the island that has the best sunsets and the most gorgeous hotels. We loved Santorini as the first place of our honeymoon because we could relax, unwind, enjoy the sun, and get into pure vacation mode. Going through EA Honeymoons was amazing too because every place we went had “special honeymoon gifts” from a couple’s massage to a day on a Sail Boat.”

Canaves Oia Suites in Santorini

Ammoudi Fishing Village 2

Canaves Oia Suites in Santorini 2

Ammoudi

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Catamaran in Santorini

Santorini

Chelsea & Justin Athens

Dubrovnik, Croatia

“After 6 days of waking up, eating a massive delicious breakfast, laying out, going to drinks and dinner and repeating day after day, we went to Dubrovnik, Croatia. We did venture into town one day and wandered around the old city which felt like a hybrid of Costa Rica and Italy with the laid back beachy feel being right on the water and the cobble stone streets and old city. 3 days was perfect to see everything.”

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Villa Dubrovnik

Villa Dubrovnik, Croatia

“Last we ventured to magnifique Paris! When people say that it’s the most romantic place in the world they’re not lying! It is the PERFECT place for a honeymoon and I’m so glad we experienced it together.”

Eiffel Tower!

Louvre Paris

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Breakfast at Four Seasons Paris

“What also made the honeymoon so incredible was having Katie who had planned it perfectly! She found hotels that matched the criteria we were looking for and we didn’t have to worry about figuring out all the details and coordinating while we were doing that for the wedding. The other amazing benefit was that everywhere we stayed knew and loved her so they treated us like royalty! Each place had champgane, or chocolates, or sweet notes welcoming us which always was a great way to start a trip. It was also so nice that if there was an issue that came up like Air France pilots going on strike two days before coming home (yes this happened) Katie was always available and quick to respond and kept us at ease and helped us get through anything.”

What an incredible honeymoon, right?! Sound like the vacation for you? Email me to get started on your next trip!

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Bon Voyage!

Amalfi Coast

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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.
 
Emily: 
“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!

French Vineyard Honeymoon

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With one of my best friends (Summer from Grey Likes Weddings) getting married this week at the beautiful Sunstone Winery, I can’t help but have vineyards on the brain!  Today I want to share two of my favorite French getaways for those looking for a romantic, wine country, escape post-wedding!

The Les Sources de Caudalie is in the rural part of France and has everything from a full-service health spa to golf driving-range on site!  You can rent bikes to explore the grounds or stay on the property and enjoy the outdoor tennis courts and swimming pools.  Everywhere you look seems like you’re in a postcard so definitely don’t forget a camera!

The Chateau de la Barre is filled to the brim with incredible antiques, art, history, and beauty.  If you’re wanting a honeymoon that is filled with both relaxation and adventure, then you definitely want to check this place out!  It’s less than 2 hours from the buzzing city of Paris but is still a unique, historical chateau with luxurious rooms and a breathtaking property.

And in both these places, of course, is some of the best French wine!  So get your toasting glasses and passports ready!

Cheers!

Bon Voyage!

Elounda Gulf Villas and Suites on Crete Island

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Relax in your own private pool in an Elounda Gulf luxury villa. This hotel is located on Crete Island in Greece, overlooking the Elounda beach. With only 10 suites and 18 villas this secluded boutique hotel offers you magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea where you can privately enjoy your honeymoon as newlyweds.

Honeymoon Perk! Enjoy a dining experience on the house at one of their award winning restaurants when you book with Ever After Honeymoons!

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Elounda Gulf Villa & Suites, Crete, Greece, Mediterranean Sea, Ocean View villas. Ocean View Suites, Private pools, Elounda Beach, Greece Honeymoon, Best boutique hotel in Crete, Where to honeymoon in Greece, Top honeymoon destination

Elounda Gulf Villa & Suites, Crete, Greece, Mediterranean Sea, Ocean View villas. Ocean View Suites, Private pools, Elounda Beach, Greece Honeymoon, Best boutique hotel in Crete, Where to honeymoon in Greece, Top honeymoon destination

There’s an easy way to make this your honeymoon and all it takes is getting in touch with me. I’d love to create a custom itinerary for you in Greece and simply mention this post and you’ll receive the honeymoon perk!

Photo Credit: Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites 

Bon Voyage!