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Unusual but Gorgeous Wedding Venues

Unusual but Gorgeous Wedding Venues

By: Roxana Oliver


If you’re not a conventional type and want something different for your special day, there are plenty of unusual yet amazing wedding venues that can enable you to have your dream wedding. From historic libraries to romantic orchards, here are the top places to tie the knot, for those who want a unique start to their life together.

A literary wedding

If you’re picturing a sophisticated celebration of your love, then a historic library might be the ideal venue for your wedding. Libraries are quite spacious and characterized by amazing architecture and historic and antique details. If you’re an avid reader and enjoy literature, then getting married among some of the greatest literary romantics of all time is the perfect way to start out your own love story. Dive into your favorite novels once again to find inspiration on how to plan your wedding. The lavish parties portrayed in the Great Gatsby might serve as a great idea for your art-deco wedding.

In nature

If you’ve always wanted to get married surrounded by nature and beautiful flowers, then consider saying your vows in a botanical garden. These gardens contain an array of the most gorgeous blooms, delightful fountains, winding paths surrounded by trees, interesting sculptures or a greenhouse, where both the ceremony and the reception can take place. You won’t have to worry a lot about how to decorate the interior, as everything is pretty much already set up – loads of greenery and glass ceilings. What more could a bride want?

On the stage

If you love a Shakespearean vibe, then getting married in a theatre might be the ideal backdrop to your cultural wedding. You won’t have to worry about how to incorporate drinks, as most theatres already offer refreshments (including alcoholic beverages) during breaks between plays, so you may even be able to set up a bar. Another option is to get married in an amphitheatre, where you can enjoy the fresh air and have a romantic setup for the most important event of your life.

A sporty vibe with a magnificent view 

If you’re looking for a fancy venue with a stunning view, or a chance to get married among the green fields, consider tying the knot at one of the amazing golf club wedding venues. You can host an indoor or a terrace celebration and treat your guests with the finest menu and service. The best part is the breathtaking view of nature and its surroundings.

A rustic orchard

You can hardly find a more romantic atmosphere than the one of an apple orchard in autumn. The golden rays of the sun mixed with the fiery colors of leaves and the soothing sounds of nature are the perfect way to proclaim your eternal love for each other. What is more, orchards already have a long history of being a wedding a venue, so many of them offer accommodation and some wedding-related activities. Also, you can have a romantic carriage ride with your spouse and indulge in that rustic feel. 

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Under the sea

This is quite an extravagant wedding venue option, intended for deep sea diving enthusiasts and ocean lovers. If you and your partner share a boundless love of water, getting married in an aquarium can be a way to have your own enchantment under the sea. Some aquariums provide the option to hold your ceremony inside a fish tank for a true underwater feel. If you plan to invite a large number of guests, you can communicate through the tank’s window via written signs to let them know how the ceremony is going and what’s coming next.

Take inspiration from these ideas and start your “happily ever after” in your own, unique way. 









About the author:

Roxana is a travel enthusiast and lifestyle consultant from Sydney and she loves to write about her adventures. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. Being a typical Aussie, she often hits the waves and loves beaches and sunshine! You can find out more about her writing following her on twitter and facebook. She is also one of the editors at Higstylife Magazine.
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How To Make The Honeymoon Phase Last Forever

How To Make The Honeymoon Phase Last Forever

By: Roxana Oliver

It’s not always easy to make generic assumptions about relationships or subject them to scientific evaluation. Although there are ways in which science can explain to some extent how relationships work, since it’s a matter of human psychology after all, no one will provide you a universally applicable, clear, unambiguous answer to your heart’s troubles. Every relationship is different, just as every person on this planet is unique.


There’s a confirmed research study, that you’ve probably heard about, that honeymoon phase lasts for about two years before you finally dive into deep peaceful, still waters. And this applies to every relationship over two years, whether it’s been blessed with marital union or not, there’s a fine line between staring at each other's eyes for hours and staring at the TV for hours.


The main thing is that whatever you’re doing, you’re doing it together. Because you can actually rewind and relive your happiest moments and make them last longer. Here’s a little insight on where to begin.




One compliment goes long way. Maybe you feel neglected because saying nice things to each other, or stating the obvious (I’m attracted to you) has become superfluous. This is important to remember. Many words will become silent and you will maybe express those feelings through gestures. Learn to read them, pay attention to details. Sometimes one person or the other requires validation through words and needs to hear them otherwise they won’t know you mean them. Say something nice to each other every day.



Just Because

Remember this, because this will make your relationship special and fulfilled for as long as it lasts. Don’t wait for special occasions. Don’t wait for birthdays, don’t wait for anniversaries, name days, holidays or whatever it is that you celebrate every year on exact same date. By all means, keep them, but once a while, throw in a just because occasion. A gift, a nice dinner, a love letter, a massage whatever comes to mind, it will be very appreciated. Also ladies, sexy lingerie and a nice perfume are always good choices – seduction game is a classic for a reason. Bear in mind that what men want basically is to know that you made the effort to dress nicely for day. They notice, believe me. This is individual, and it’s not about being or doing something you don’t feel like, the point is doing something, that you don’t do often. A surprise effect. A pleasant surprise that is.

Recreate memories

Don’t replicate them, just recreate the atmosphere, the detail that you remember, a certain smell, a meal you’ve had or even a joke, anything that made it yours and yours only. You can make up your own relationship leitmotif, something that will carry you on your way together and always remind you of each other.

Spend some time alone


If you want to be good together, you have to be good by yourself. So, there are two main points to this premise. First, in order to truly be with someone you have to be able to be with yourself first. The second point is to spend some time apart, enough to miss each other. Just find your balance, you don’t have to be separated for too long, just engage in different activities individually. Cherish your me time, find time for yourself, and wait for the butterflies in the stomach.


So yes, maybe there is an expiration date to the honeymoon phase, but don’t let yourself be naive as to what that phrase really is. It’s just natural and new and exciting and when that feeling wears off, it becomes familiar and you find yourself craving for something new and exciting again. It’s how your brain works, it’s normal. You can make your relationship new and exhilarating for yourself if you just scratch beneath that basic instinct and make your own way instead. Together.




About the author:

Roxana is a travel enthusiast and lifestyle consultant from Sydney and she loves to write about her adventures. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. Being a typical Aussie, she often hits the waves and loves beaches and sunshine! You can find out more about her writing following her on twitter and facebook. She is also one of the editors at Higstylife Magazine.





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