ADVENTURE BRIDES! STUNNING WEDDING AT ELBOW BEACH, BERMUDA

ADVENTURE BRIDES! STUNNING WEDDING AT ELBOW BEACH, BERMUDA

BASK IN THE ROMANCE OF BERMUDA: ELBOW BEACH, BERMUDA INTRODUCES THE “HAPPILY EVER AFTER” ULTIMATE WEDDING PACKAGE

$75,000 Dream Wedding Package for Romantic Island “I Do’s!”

Elbow Beach, Bermuda – a Mandarin Oriental managed property – has been helping people fall in love and stay in love for almost 100 years. The “Happily Ever After” Ultimate Wedding Package continues this tradition with an extravagant package offering a small, intimate wedding journey from the island of Manhattan to the island of Bermuda for one couple and two guests. The fairy-tale weekend begins once upon arrival in Manhattan. The guests will be greeted at the airport by limousine escort and transferred to the world-renowned Mandarin Oriental, New York for a two-night stay. The bride and her guest and the groom and his guest will enjoy luxurious accommodation in the hotel’s Premier Central Park View Suites. Pampering and preparation are in store for all, as Day One will include a visit to the Five-Star Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York, where the bride, groom and their guests will each be treated to a two-hour Mandarin Oriental Signature Time Ritual. That evening, the party will enjoy customized “guys and girls” activities, planned with the assistance of the knowledgeable Concierge. On Day Two, last-minute shopping will be a breeze with a dedicated personal shopper to help the couple get those special items that will make their wedding celebration perfect. The day will end with a sumptuous dinner at Mandarin Oriental, New York’s signature restaurant, Asiate with a specially created menu of the wedding couple’s favorite tastes prepared by renowned Chef Nori Sugi.

The fairy-tale continues on Day Three as the group is transported from New York City by private jet to an island close, close by…Bermuda. Less than two hours away from the east coast of the United States, Bermuda remains temperate all year round, which makes it the perfect location for a destination wedding. A hotel representative will be waiting on the tarmac at the L. Frederick Wade International Airport to greet the wedding party and whisk them through the arrival process. A private convertible will be waiting at the airport to transport the foursome to Elbow Beach, Bermuda. Luxurious Premier Suites overlooking the stunning azure blue waters of the South Shore will be prepared in advance for private check-in. On this fairy-tale journey, Cinderella and Prince Charming won’t have to lift a finger, as a wedding butler will be assigned to each suite to attend to all the needs of the bridal party. Unpacking and pressing will be immediately seen to by the butler, including steaming of the bride’s wedding dress.An afternoon at leisure will lead into a private cruise, where the party will literally be able to sail off into the sunset, enjoying panoramic views and cool ocean breezes. Terence Clark, Chef de Cuisine of the Seahorse Grill, Elbow Beach’s signature restaurant, will create a celebratory dinner for four on board the yacht featuring seasonal gourmet delicacies accompanied by fine champagne and finished off with a decadent dessert.

On the morning of the wedding, a beautiful breakfast spread will be delivered to the Bride and Groom suites, before the hair stylist and make-up artists arrive en-suite to prepare the bridal party for the ceremony. The groom and groomsmen can look forward to personal grooming including an old-fashioned shave using soothing spa oils that will leave skin smooth and soft, ready for dancing cheek to cheek.A wedding day would not be complete without a memorable gift; therefore in the tradition of something borrowed, something blue, something old and something new, a beautiful blue sapphire garter will be given as a gift to the bride, while the groom will receive vintage hand-stitched silk handkerchiefs.The intimate wedding ceremony will take place on the Bird of Paradise Terrace, overlooking the pink sand and turquoise water, with flowers overflowing and the soft sounds of a string quartet merging perfectly with the gentle lapping of the waves. As the sun sets, Elbow Beach chefs will prepare a gourmet six-course reception dinner for the couple and their guests under a beautiful tent. The couple can then enjoy dancing under the stars with their guests before a special wedding fireworks show lights up the sky and a spectacular seven-tiered wedding cake is presented to add further delight to the evening. The Bird of Paradise cottage, a freestanding one bedroom cottage popular with honeymooners, will be the couple’s private palace for their wedding night and the rest of their stay at Elbow Beach. This newly renovated cottage overlooks the beach, with an expansive private terrace, panoramic views, living room with fireplace and French doors.

During the wedding reception, the couple’s wedding butler will have moved all their belongings to their new cottage. He will also have prepared the space for their arrival with dozens of pink and white roses, aromatherapy candles filling the cottage with a romantic glow, a sensual rose petal bath, monogrammed silk pyjamas laid on the bed, and chilled champagne and Godiva chocolates waiting on the night stand. …Happily ever after indeed.Also included in the “Happily Ever After” Ultimate Wedding Day Package is a photographer for the duration of the pre-wedding and wedding festivities in Bermuda, fresh strawberries and cream, chocolate dipped tuxedo strawberries, and personalized his and her plush terrycloth bathrobes. Total cost is USD 75,000 inclusive for four people. Reservations can be made by contacting Elbow Beach directly at (441) 236-3535 or ebbda-reservation@mohg.com.

Extra nights in the Bird of Paradise Cottage are USD 2,500 based on double occupancy plus taxes and gratuities and subject to availability. Additional rooms for additional guests are subject to availability and must be booked separately.

About Elbow Beach, Bermuda: Elbow Beach, Bermuda’s finest resort since 1908, overlooks the sparkling blue waters of South Shore and is within close distance of Hamilton – the island’s capital. Elbow Beach is a brilliant assemblage of 235 rooms spread amongst the main building and a quaint cottage colony, all set amongst 50 acres of lush manicured gardens that gently slope down to our signature pink sand beach. Elbow Beach, Bermuda has been managed by the Mandarin Oriental Group since 2000.

About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world’s most prestigious hotels and resorts, currently operating 20 luxury hotels with a further 17 under development in Riviera Maya, Mexico (2007), Beijing, Boston and Hainan Island, China (2008), Barcelona, Chicago, Costa Rica, Dallas, Las Vegas, Macau, Marrakech, and Turks and Caicos (2009), Grand Cayman, Guangzhou, Milan, Paris and Taipei (2010). In total, Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under development over 9,800 rooms in 22 countries with 16 hotels in Asia, 13 in The Americas and eight in Europe and North Africa.

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