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Something old, something new is closely associated with wedding day tradition –now you can use it as inspiration for your sales. Andrew Doherty sources old favourites and new ideas


Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge in South Africa


Sanctuary Retreats Old favourite Sanctuary Baines Camp, situated on the Okavango Delta in Botswana, is the go-to lodge for honeymooners. With its private viewing decks, four-poster “sky beds” (portable beds that can be moved outside) and outdoor baths, couples shouldn’t have any problems getting romantic, says Renette Hartridge, director of UK sales at Sanctuary Retreats. “Two freestanding bath tubs


magically appear on the candlelit decks while guests are out on an evening game drive. The “star baths” are surrounded by canvas screens to ensure complete privacy without obstructing the views from the deck. The bed allows couples to fall asleep under the stars and wake up to the sound of the African dawn chorus.” Book it: Prices at Sanctuary Baines


“Sky beds” at Sanctuary Baines Camp, Botswana


Camp start from £590 per person per night for two sharing, including all meals, scheduled game activities and transfers to and from Baines airstrip.


Hot new tip Tying the knot at the Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge in South Africa may seem like a far cry from a traditional church wedding but for Hartridge, Sanctuary’s newest offering is more than magical. “Our luxurious lodge in the heart of the South African bush offers


unparalleled opportunities to get up close and personal with the local wildlife. We provide a dedicated team to liaise with clients every step of the way and have a list of trusted suppliers from florists to photographers,” she says. The ceremony can take place


under a tamboti tree, on the banks of the Marico River or overlooking animals gathering at a waterhole too. An African choir is also available to serenade guests and once the ceremony is complete, a safari honeymoon can easily begin, explains Hartridge. Book it: Full personalised wedding packages start from £1,287 and include a minister, a wedding cake, choir, complimentary spa treatments, a private dinner and breakfast. ■ sanctuaryretreats.com


Funway Holidays Old favourite Funway Holidays has been selling Florida for the past 24 years and promotes the famous Florida Keys as the ideal place for honeymooners and clients looking to tie the knot. Nick Talbot, head of marketing for Funway, suggests Key West is particularly special. “This is an affordable


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