I might just have to pinch myself! I can officially add ‘Honeymoon Tester' to my job description!
Claire here, and this weekend, I'm so freakin' excited to be off to the Caribbean, and I'll be taking you with me!
My travel essentials: Bright bling, a summer mani, sunnies, and of course some factor 50 from Ultrasun.
As you know, the last few weeks have been pretty jetset for Elizabeth and I.
Not only have we been going between our regular stomping grounds of Dublin, Dubai and London (we sound so international, it's really not that glam in real life!) but Elizabeth has also been Instagraming up a storm at Barcelona Bridal Week (have you been swooning over the gowns as much as I have?)
And now, as part of a very cool, very exciting Bridal Blogathon, I'm off island hopping in Barbados and Antigua. Eeeek!
Thanks so the amazing team at Kuoni (these guys are the most amazing honeymoon planners, you would not believe!) I'll be staying with Elite Island Resorts. And judging by the pictures, they're set to be the most beautiful places I've ever stayed.
Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Inspiration
I'll be turtle watching, rum tasting (maybe I shouldn't tweet after that!) exploring the islands, and of course soaking up the sunshine (with my factor 50 on).
But this isn't just a holiday…
Over the next few weeks, I'll also be bringing you some great tips from destination wedding planners at Elite Island Resorts, awesome advice from the honeymoon experts in Kuoni, and top island beauty tips for your destination wedding from a-list hairstylist Errol Douglas and the skin pros at Ultrasun.
Photos via Kuoni
The Bridal Blogathon
And of course, the most exciting part of all, we'll also be sharing cameos from some of our favourite fellow wedding bloggers!
The Bridal Blogathon is basically an epic island-hopping relay around the Caribbean's most romantic islands. Each week this month, a different blogger will be jetting out to different resorts and sharing their experiences on social media – just follow #bridalblogathon.
Also taking part in this very exciting trip are Kelly from Boho Weddings (who's just back, and you can see her amazing snaps here), Claire for B.Loved (who is currently in Antigua taking the most gorgeous pictures) and Sonia from Want that Wedding (who wrote a great post explaining all about the Bridal Blogathon here.)
I'll be meeting Claire on Tuesday in Barbados for an island excursion (and maybe a cocktail!) and then at the other end of my trip, I'll pass over the baton (or toss the bouquet!) to Sonia in Antigua – where she and her husband are renewing their vows – how cool is that!
Photo via Kuoni
So, we really want to get you involved too!
Are you planning a destination wedding, exotic elopement, or Caribbean honeymoon? Let us know!
Send on any questions you have about how to pick a honeymoon destination, what sun cream to wear for a beach wedding, how to deal with fuzzy hair for an island elopement, or how to plan a destination wedding from the other side of the world – and I'll do my darnedest (in between spa treatments and dips in the sea) to find you the answers!
Need holiday inspiration, check out our A-Z of honeymoons.
Disclaimer – I was invited to take part in the Bridal Blogathon by Elite Island Resorts & Kuoni but, as always, all opinions are my own and Elizabeth and I will only ever share products and services on Bridal Musings that we love and that we think our readers will find helpful and/or inspiring too.