Underwater love

19 Feb 2014

Underwater love

Dive into an inspired celebration with a surreal underwater wedding at Anantara Kihavah Villas, Maldives

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Couples dreaming of a fantasy wedding in a truly unique kind of paradise can descend into the Indian Ocean’s dazzling depths for a surreal underwater ceremony at Anantara Kihavah Villas in the breathtaking Maldives, as part of the resort’s new Dive Wedding package.

In this adventurous ceremony, couples are surrounded by mesmerising marine life as they sign their wedding certificate. The rings exchanged underwater are presented in a shell that offers a wonderful keepsake, and every precious moment is captured by an experienced underwater photographer from Elements Kihavah, the resort’s diving school and water sports centre.

After the underwater ceremony, newlyweds are also spoiled on dry land, beginning with hair styling and make-up for the bride by a professional beautician in preparation for a special evening celebration. Dining by Design on the beach, couples savour a sumptuous lobster and seafood barbecue, served with a bottle of wine, as a butler tends to every need. Anantara’s signature Slumber Guru experience offers an evening of blissfully intimate in-villa rituals, including a sensual bath and massage to soothing music, as well as host of relaxing bedtime gifts. Waking up in paradise, an indulgent start to married life is enjoyed with an in-villa champagne breakfast. While by taking part in the resort’s coral adoption programme, the couple can return in the future, perhaps to celebrate an anniversary, to see how their corals have blossomed over time.

Extending the possibilities, Anantara Kihavah Villas’ additional wedding packages include ceremonies on a postcard perfect beach, in the exclusive underwater restaurant and wine cellar ‘Sea’, and aboard a luxury yacht, for an Inspired Celebration that offers a unique journey of romantic discovery.

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas’ Inspired Celebrations concept invites couples to create their own love story from start to finish, beginning with the perfect surprise proposal and dream wedding, to the honeymoon of a lifetime and unforgettable anniversaries.

The Dive Wedding package costs USD$9,117 per couple (approx. £5,460 and includes):

• Hair styling and make-up by our professional beautician before the wedding dinner

• Personalised floral decorations with one bottle of Champagne

• Travel to our tranquil lagoon or to a remote location of your choosing with your private instructor

• Underwater ceremony, signing of wedding certificate and the giving of rings presented in a shell

• Underwater photo shoot by the resort’s certified Dive Master

• Participate in our coral adoption programme and enjoy the opportunity to watch your corals grow over time

• Anantara’s signature Dining by Design with lobster and seafood barbecue menu and one bottle of wine

• Champagne breakfast in the comfort of your villa

• Slumber Guru service from Anantara Spa in your villa

For more information on Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, please visit www.anantara.com

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