While grand entrances have been a part of traditional Hindu weddings for centuries; Grooms arriving via horse or elephant in the Baraat procession. Many couples are also partaking in the fun and creating a unique arrival expereince not only for them but to entertain their guests. Venues, Hotels and Resorts have noticed an increase in couples and wedding parties seeking dramatic arrival options similar in nature. With such high interest locations all over the world have recently introduced lavish wedding arrival and departure packages. Now which option suits your fancy?
Arrival by Helicopter: Available only to those who book a wedding at The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village, couples can wow guests with a dramatic arrival or departure for up to two on a private helicopter. The exclusive package includes arrival or departure by helicopter at the property’s own helipad and a ceremony and reception for 100 guests.
Arrival by Scuba Diving: At Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo, adventurous couples can tie the knot 40 feet below sea at Monaco’s Lavartto Beach. The ceremony, directed by Pierre Frolla, world-famous free diving champion, features transportation to and from the beach by boat, professional divers, priest and allows up to 22 guests to witness the underwater ceremony.
Arrival by Seaplane: In an exclusive partnership with Key West Seaplanes, couples travel by seaplane from their preferred airport to Casa Marina’s pier. Upon landing, couples are greeted on the beach and showered with luxuries from an oceanfront suite to Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses.
Arrival by Parachute: Couples who begin their new lives together at the Sandos Playacar Beach Resort or Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos astonish guests by dropping in on parachutes. After the big day, couples receive a complimentary honeymoon room package courtesy of the resort.
Arrival by Horse: One of the most memorable extravagant bridal entrances at W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island, eight miles off the coast of Puerto Rico, was where a bride from New York arrived on a unique appaloosa spotted horse in an Oscar de la Renta gown. The bride rode up right to the fire pit ceremony on the horse.
Arrival by Canal Boat: Couples can arrive to their wedding ceremony in a mahogany canal boat via the resort’s waterways at Hilton Waikoloa Village. Nestled amid swaying palms and flora on the sunny Kohala coast of Hawaii Island, prior to the big day, friends and families will enjoy cultural entertainment such as ukulele lessons and traditional luaus.