Have you ever wondered what a wedding away from your hometown would be like? I’m not talking about your significant other’s home (if he lives in another country), but a country where neither of you have lived in – something exotic, exhilarating, and completely new.
For me, destination weddings is a wild and a wonderful idea. It’s the perfect way to encapsulate something as beautiful as marriage, because destination weddings represent the meaning of packing away the old life to start a new one.
I would choose a place enriched with beachy areas under a bright blue sky, running parallel with a city life I would enjoy after. Naturally, Honolulu comes to mind. And when I think of Honolulu, I think of exotic, exciting, and unique.
I have never been anywhere like Honolulu, and that is why it would be the perfect destination wedding. It represents the mysticism that I believe marriage entails – you start an adventure with your significant other by your side. What better way than to make your wedding an adventure too?
To be more specific, there is a place called Iolani Palace in Honolulu in which I would hold the wedding ceremony. It is a beautiful, fairy tale-esque palace with white, high walls and beautifully crafted windows. It overlooks a vast garden and the weddings held there are phenomenal. After a beautiful, elegant ceremony I would hold an ‘after-party’ of sorts at the beach. Mind you, it wouldn’t a conventional Pakistani wedding! One event would suffice for me. At the beach, everyone would wear Hawaiian dresses, not the heavy and overdone gowns people wear to their own functions. Instead, something light and breezy everyone can enjoy their time in.
I believe weddings should be filled with dance, music, laughter and constant interaction between the guests (that is why the Mehendi ceremony is always my favorite). And that is what I believe a place like Honolulu will promise to my guests and me. It is the kind of place that lets your spirits run free, a place to dance your worries away. In other words, it is a place to reignite your mind and rejuvenate your soul. So, if I were ever lucky as to have this in my power and resources, Honolulu would be my first pick. Now tell me, what is your dream wedding?