Heart-Shaped Bouquet

Heart-Shaped Bouquet

A heart-shaped bouquet of Candy Bianca and Eskimo roses will add a romantic touch to the big day.

As seen in the January/February 2007 issue of Brides.

Fabulous Fiji

Fabulous Fiji

Boasting placid lagoons, tropical rainforests, exotic flora and fauna, and surrounded by untouched white-sand beaches and a coral reef teeming with life, Wakaya Island in Fiji is an inspiring and enchanting place.

The island is home to the Wakaya Club & Spa, a luxurious retreat tailor-made for couples. Privacy is key to a romantic honeymoon - and on this private island resort, you have 2,200 acres to share with only a small number of guests and staff.

Accommodation is sympathetic to the surroundings while providing comfort and seclusion. Each of the waterfront Fijian bures has its own four-poster bed, private garden and open-air lava rock shower - the Ambassador's Bure provides the ultimate luxury with its own spa.

Honeymooners not staying at the Ambassador's Bure can indulge at the resort's couple's spa, Breeze. The spa menu includes massages, body wraps and facials given using Pure Fiji products, and reflexology and water Shiatsu therapies.

Everything about the resort is designed with couples in mind; the sound of lali drums indicates that lunch is served and guests can choose to dine at an intimate table for two in the magnificent Palm Grove Restaurant or in the comfort of their own bure.

Naturally, the produce is locally grown and organic - the resort has its own gardens and seafood comes straight from the Pacific. Freshly-caught shrimp, mangrove crab, wahoo, walu and mahi-mahi are just some of the treats that might appear on the daily changing menus.

You could spend your entire honeymoon in the luxury of the bure. However, as one of the world's best diving sites, Wakaya simply must be experienced from the water. The resort can arrange scuba diving, snorkelling and sea kayaking trips - perfect for uncovering the beauty of the island.

The serene location surely makes this idyllic hideaway one of the best places to start married life together.

To book, visit www.wakaya.com

Little White Book

Little White Book

Now that The White Company website features a 'Wedding Gift Suggestion' section, you can guarantee gorgeous gifts without having to drop heavy hints to your family and friends. The Portobello Dining Collection is a clear winner for guests wanting to treat you to stylish dinnerware. The porcelain crockery has a subtle texture and soft matte glaze so suits informal dining. The large coordinating serving pieces, including a pie dish and tureen, are sure to come in useful when you entertain. Best of all, pure white kitchenware never dates, so these pieces really are a great investment. www.thewhitecompany.com

Head To Highgrove Shop

Head To Highgrove Shop

We're excited to hear that the Highgrove Shop has launched an exclusive online wedding gift list service. You'll find beautiful home accessories at a range of prices, inspired by architecture and gardens at the Highgrove Estate. The hand-cut champagne flutes with a delicate fern design are a gift list 'must' and we've got our eye on the elegant silver butter dish and toast rack, which would certainly upgrade any breakfast table. Don't forget to include a fun and quirky gift too...the doorstops shaped like rare-breed hens and pigs kept on the Estate are too cute for words. Gift lists don't get more regal than this and Brides readers registering their wedding gift list before Dec 31 2011, with a minimum delivered value of £100, will receive a complimentary bottle of Highgrove champagne. Just quote HGBRIDES10
For more information, head to www.highgroveshop.com/giftlist or call 0845 521 4342