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2012 Top Honeymoon Destinations – #9

Wilderness. Safari. Mystery. Adventure. Nature. Romance. Seclusion.

9. Africa

Combining a beach and safari adventure. Imagine waking up to a herd of giraffes walking past your window. Explore the wilderness by safari. Discover Africa’s wine country by horse. Bask on the beaches of Zimbabwe. See where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet in Cape Town. Walk on the white sand beaches along the turquoise water of Benguerra Island. An African Honeymoon has much to offer.

Honeymoon Destination: Africa

Some top things to do while in Africa:

  1. Go on Safari – see the “Big Five” (lions, elephants, leopard, rhino & Cape buffalo) – check out safari’s in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia
  2. Beach Relaxation – there are several beautiful beach options. We suggest checking out Zanzibar, the Seychelles, Azura Benguerra Island, or even Lake Malawe.
  3. Mountain Hiking – Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, the Atlas Mountains or even South Luangwa National Park along south Africa’s Wild Coast.
  4. Be Adventurous – As the extreme adventure capital of Africa, Victoria Falls offers you the opportunity to bungee off a bridge, swim up to the edge of the world’s largest waterfall, whitewater raft down some of the wildest rapids & see a pod of hippos and crocs living in the Zambezi river. Or, try sand-boarding in the Sahara desert.

Azura Benguerra Island


2012 Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations Countdown

Planning a wedding comes with planning your honeymoon. The relaxing, fun part. It allows you to wind down after the planning madness. To just be. As a couple. To celebrate the vows and commitment you just shared. To have an experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

For the next 10 days, we will give you our top 10 ideas to get your mind started. Remember: BOOK EARLY – a lot of these places book fast!

10. Croatia

Plitvice Lake, Croatia

Croatia has long been regarded as one of the most beautiful spots in Europe, but the booming tourist industry was interrupted by war in the early 1990s. Now, tourists are rushing back to enjoy the country’s long stretch of Adriatic coast.

With a cultural history that is sure to wow, rich in natural beauty, mountains, beaches, lighthouses, and a diverse cuisine, Croatia will fit most’s likes, wants & needs when it comes to a honeymoon destination. Enjoy the crystal blue sea, the climate, historic towns and unspoiled nature.

Top Beaches in Croatia:

  1. Lumbarda – Sand
  2. Bol – Water sports
  3. Novalja – Party
  4. Crikvenica – Family
  5. Baška voda – Pebble

Top 5 Things to Do:

  1. See the glowing blue sea inside the Blue cave on the island of Biševo near Vis.
  2. Spend the night in an Empress Sissi style accommodation in Opatija and feel like royalty.
  3. Play Picigin with the friendly locals on the Bacvice beach in Split.
  4. Listen to the unique and only sea musical instrument in the world – the sea organs in Zadar.
  5. Taste delicious meals prepared under a coal covered pot in the restaurant Lička kuća at the Plitvice National park.

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My name is Karen and I love shoes. It’s true. I am a woman. I do have a serious love, no passion, ok obsession with shoes. So creating this post is one of my favorites. And there may be more to come.

When shopping for wedding shoes, there are a lot of factors to keep in mind:

Comfort – probably the biggest factor. You’re wearing them all night.

Height – it’s up to you how tall you want to be in your pictures but it’s something to keep in mind.

A Change – you may want to consider putting on your dancing shoes after the wedding and for the rehearsal.

Colors – remember to make sure the shoes match exactly. Too many shades of one color can definitely be a bad thing.

Style – definitely keep your every day style in mind – it helps make your day about who you guys are as a couple.

With all those factors in mind, here are some things that I’ve found that I love!

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Valentine Deliciousness!!

So, Valentine’s Day is on it’s way. Less than a week. Trust us, life gets busy. Things get forgotten prioritized. Especially in the gifts department.

Do something different for your love. More thoughtful than a box of chocolates.

We have the perfect solution for you. If you have not heard of The Cookie Chew (on the Vendors We Love page), you absolutely NEED to check them out.

The Cookie Chew

Cookies & Cream Truffies Photo Credit: The Cookie Chew

Red Velvet Stuffed Cookie Photo Credit: The Cookie Chew


Just a few of the immediate words that come to mind when thinking about these insanely fantastic little treats.

Don’t take our word for it. Check them out on your own. You will be just short of heaven. The best part? You can order them for any kind of event, party, corporate treat, showers, favors, bridal party gifts, birthdays, etc.

Valentines Day Package - Photo Credit: The Cookie Chew

DIY Seating Chart Ideas

Along with the DIY Escort Card ideas post, I thought it would only be appropriate to throw out some seating chart ideas as well. Check them out, mold them to your theme, and send us pics on what you decide to do!

1. Rustic Seating Chart
Loving this adorable and totally rustic seating chart. This would be perfect for an outdoor wedding or a rustic, earthy themed wedding.

Photo Credit: LadieJ37

2. Window Pane Seating Chart
Again, completely easy to make and super cheap, especially if you can find an old window pane!

Photo Credit: WeddingBee

3. Chalkboard Seating Chart
Love this and it would be so so easy! You could buy a piece of plywood, they now sell chalkboard paint and make your own from scratch!

Photo Credit: Wedding Bee

4. French Inspired Board with frames
This would be totally easy and totally fun to make!

Photo Credit: The LANE


*Now Offering* Custom Coasters!

How Simply Adorable are these custom coasters? These were made as an anniversary present and a birthday present! And now they can be yours too!

For just $19.99, you can have a set of four of your very own customized photo coasters, too!
Or, if you want them in bulk (say for favors for your guests or for bridal party gifts), I will offer you a bulk discount of $17.99 for orders of 20+ sets.

Don’t want a picture & just want plain colored coasters? They’re yours for $17.99 with a bulk discount at $15.99 for 20+ sets.

Just send me an email at with the following:

  • Colors/specific pattern you want
  • 4 Photos for the coaster
  • If you want them uniform or different (different pictures or all the same pattern)
  • How many sets you need

Questions? Just contact me!