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SAY "I DO" AT SPECTACULAR DESTINATIONS AROUND THE WORLD

09-25-2008

 

September 25, 2008

According to Brides.com, destination weddings have grown fourfold over the past decade; and exotic destination weddings now account for more than 16% of the $86 billion wedding industry, according to DestinationWeddings.com.

JC Communications' travel clients around the globe offer unique and romantic settings for fairy-tale destination weddings. From a celebration befitting royalty -- complete with Berber tents, fireworks and entrance on camelback in the stunning desert of Marrakech to exchanging vows atop the summit of a New Hampshire ski resort followed by an intimate fireside reception at an historic New England Inn to a reception in a restored 19th century Ottoman mansion with panoramic views of the Bosphorus in Istanbul or a chic and elegant celebration in a New York City Penthouse -- finding THE perfect destination may actually be much easier than finding the perfect mate!

We present the following romantic settings for destination weddings around the globe:

TERRE RESORT & SPA, MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

Named one of "Morocco's Sexiest Hotels" by ForbesTraveler.com, Octogone hotel's TERRE Resort & Spa in the Palmeraie Desert of Marrakech provides a spellbinding backdrop for magical celebrations.

Featuring 52 luxury suites, a spa with a couple's hammam, a gorgeous infinity-edge pool, tennis courts and fitness facilities on 12 acres, TERRE offers a variety of Wedding & Honeymoon packages including its Ultimate Honeymoon Experience, an over-the-top package that includes 6 nights accommodation in a luxury Princess Suite and an array of unforgettable activities along with incomparable services and amenities --from a dedicated agent at the airport to whisk the couple through the customs and immigration process, to a hot air balloon ride over Marrakech, to spa treatments in a private couples' hammam, to a 4x4 trek through the Atlas mountains and a romantic dinner in a private tent with musicians and fireworks, and much more! TERRE's Ultimate Honeymoon Package offers an incomparable way to experience the romance of Marrakech.

For additional information and reservations, visit www.octogonehotels.com

THE MARMARA HOTELS & RESIDENCES, ISTANBUL, TURKEY

Istanbul's rich culture and history, stunning sights and vibrant nightlife has made it an elegant party capital and a wonderful and exotic setting for destination weddings Turkish style. The Marmara Esma, a resorted 19th century Ottoman mansion where sultans, courtiers and illustrious visitors were once entertained offers one of the most romantic, distinctive, and beautiful settings for weddings in all of Istanbul.

Like the city of Istanbul itself, the Esma Sultan mansion was restored to provide a striking contrast between old and new. Featuring an exterior that retains the architectural details of the original fašade and a totally modern interior of soaring glass and steel, the Esma Sultan with its breathtaking views of the Bosphorus, a private dock which allows for arrival by yacht, and exquisitely landscaped gardens provides the magical backdrop for couples to turn their fairytale wedding dreams into reality.

For guest accommodations, the Marmara Istanbul, the city's only five-star hotel in Taksim Square and The Marmara Pera, in the heart of historic Old Town, offer special wedding package rates for the bridal party and their guests.

For additional information and reservations, visit www.themarmarahotels.com

GRANITE STATE VACATIONS, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Couples don't always need to travel out of the country to find an idyllic setting for their nuptials -- in fact, they don't need to look any further than the inns of GraniteStateVacations.com in New Hampshire. Each offers a unique New England setting complete with quiet country roads, rolling farmland, beautiful parks, lakes, and mountains, where the natural beauty of each season provides its own spectacular scenery for unforgettable destination weddings.

Whichever Inn couples choose, they'll receive the personal assistance of each innkeeper to plan a truly unique event that suits their personalities and budget, and benefit from the innkeepers' partnerships with many of the area's wedding specialists and suppliers, making it convenient to coordinate all the details of the ceremony and reception including, menus, flowers, music and photography. The owners of the Blue Acorn Inn and the Rosewood Country Inn are even Justices of the Peace. Each of the inns offers a variety of flexible wedding packages to accommodate the bridal party and their wedding guests.

Four Charming Inns, Four Picture-Perfect Wedding Settings

A wedding at the Blue Acorn Inn recalls a scene right out of Currier and Ives. Couples can exchange vows in an intimate candlelight ceremony before the cracking fieldstone fireplace of this restored 1847 farmhouse situated on 22 acres, with a glistening winter landscape of snow covered fields, forests and sweeping views of Mt. Sunapee. (www.blueacorninn.com)

Outdoor enthusiasts can choose a ceremony atop the summit of Pats Peak, one of the top ski resorts in New Hampshire, followed by a cozy reception at the Henniker House Bed Breakfast set in the foothills of the White Mountains overlooking the scenic Contoocook River. (www.hennikerhouse.com)

The Highland Lake Inn, a restored gentleman's farmhouse originally built in 1767 is one of the oldest homesteads in Andover and is one of the renowned historic venues recommended by www.hampshiresevents.com, the top event planners in New Hampshire
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