Weddings are a special time for families, and it literally is a once in a lifetime event and wanting the days proceedings to go on without a hitch with just the right setting goes without saying. For an occasion as special as ones wedding the location plays a major role in setting the right tone and mood. For those looking to hold there special day on a sandy beach surrounded by clear blue water need look no further then beautiful Maldives islands.
This nation comprising of beautiful islands offers some breathtaking scenery right in the Indian Ocean. The Maldives comprises of twenty six little islands that spread themselves across a North South direction closer towards the Indian island of Lakshadweep and has an equally stunning neighboring country towards the south west of its location in Sri Lanka.
Among the countries in Asia the Maldives is the smallest and Male is the capital city. Its population is a little over a hundred thousand. Male is situates towards the south of the Male Atoll and not only is it the commercial hub its also the administrative capital of the Maldives.
Tourism is the major foreign exchange earner for these beautiful islands and many tour operators offer wedding packages as well. A popular beach for weddings is the Kuda Bandos Beach. A wedding in the Maldives offers everything from traditional to a modern style ceremony. A traditional ceremony will incorporate Maldivian cultural aspects included into the function.
A traditional wedding would include decorations with a local theme and beautifully attired Maldivian drummers heralding the new couple as they walk off into the sunset. Imagine a cruise round the island on a boat called a dhoni and later on enjoy either a private dinner or reception for family and friends on the beach.
Shifting ones wedding destination overseas and having family and friends over would require some comfortable accommodation and the little island nation has many Maldives villas to choose from. For the couple who are looking to enjoy a bit of pampering and luxury Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives is the ideal place to accommodate the special couple. These Maldives resorts have warm and friendly staff who will make sure everything runs as planned for that special day.
Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.