Wanderlust Honeymoons

January 11, 2018

When you first thing about honeymoon locations… Do you get that perfect screen-saver image of over-the-water-villas?  Ever wonder where most of them are?  The Maldives house the majority of the over-the-water-bungalows that honeymooners often flock to.  So you might be racking your brain on where are the Maldives?   The Maldivian Islands can be found in South Asia.  There are over 1,000 islands to choose from to explore for your honeymoon in the Maldives so come along with us today as we introduce you to one of the best islands to honeymoon on!


Meeru Island Resort and Spa is a 79 acre island within the Maldives that offers anything you could ever want when you think about an ideal honeymoon location.  A few quick highlights to call out… The accommodation is first class (4-5 star resort in the Maldives) including over the water and beach side villas, there are things to do (Several pools, diving center on the property and water spots like kayaking, stand up paddle board, etc), delicious restaurant options, the resort property is groomed with gardens, there are all-inclusive options, and the staff are very kind and accommodating.  Kind of a no brainer to honeymoon here!

If you’re thinking about having a Honeymoon Photo Session Adventure, then there is no better property to have it on in the Maldives than on Meeru Island!  How perfect are these gorgeous honeymoon session locations?!  Having a post wedding session around the island is such a wonderful souvenir to go back home from the Maldives with!  Maldives Wedding Photographer Tip: Meeru Island is beautifully lit during sunrise (on the adult side).

One of the biggest selling points of having your honeymoon on Meeru Island in the Maldives is the top notch accommodation.  There are several different types to delight in such as the following: Over-the-Water-Villas (with and without hot tub) on the adult or family side of the island, Beach Villas and Garden Villas.  Our personal favorite honeymoon splurge is the over-the-water-villas as they provide the most unique type of experience.  You are also given a personal butler to clean your room and take care of anything you need during your stay and it truly makes you feel like you’re a V.I.P!

If you find yourself not wanting to leave your villa, that’s okay too!  Meeru Island staff are happy to bring you room service to enjoy in the comfort of your own villa!  One of the benefits of doing the all-inclusive option at Meeru Island in the Maldives is that there are unlimited drinks choices and snacks available for order anytime during the day!  There are also awesome nighttime activities to partake in like the following: Daily night show or themed parties, several bars, and a super awesome game room!  Their spa services also go quite late if you wish to share a romantic night together.

While staying in the Maldives, you have a long list of activities that you can partake in on the islands such as island-hopping, Asian cooking class, relaxing in the infinity pool, hammock relaxing, kayaking (and various other water sports), the spa, exploring the local island nature, snorkeling and scuba diving, etc!

The Maldives are known for their unique and abundant scuba diving areas.  Meeru Island, specifically is one of the BEST scuba diving areas in the Maldives as they have an outfitter onsite.  Euro-Divers on Meeru Island have talented staff who can teach, tour, and provide you an unforgettable experience either snorkeling or scuba diving.

Having a honeymoon in the Maldives means you will embark on an experience not a ton of people have done.  Mainly because of the expense and time to get there.  If you’re a North American looking to honeymoon in North America, then you’re looking at an overall budget between $7,000-18,000 USD depending on accommodation and activities for a 10 day adventurous honeymoon ($1,000-2,000 USD plane ticket each / $400-1,000 USD per night / Activities).


Does all of this sound like so much freaking FUN?!  If so, please contact us for more information on having an adventure honeymoon in the Maldives!

© 2018, Wanderlust Honeymoons, All Rights Reserved.

August 17, 2017

Honeymoon portrait sessions are a growing trend that we highly encourage!  What better keepsake to take home from your adventurous honeymoon than having a local photographer forever pause those moments in time for you?  After all, you spent a ton of time planning the honeymoon (maybe more than your actual wedding day) so it’s important to document this super exciting time in your lives!

Today we would like to give you the top 7 awesome reasons why you should consider having a Honeymoon Portrait Session:

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Exploring through new landscape together is an amazing opportunity to be “tiny people in big landscape” kind of art on your wall!


Your chance to relax after the wedding (the pressures off!) so have some fun with your photos!


It’s a super fun date day (Tip: Pack a picnic with a bottle of champagne!)


Show off how GOOD you guys look!  You’ve worked hard to get into “wedding shape” whether that means working out, skincare, or eating right, take advantage of freaking awesome you guys look right now 😉


The session is a fantastic surprise to gift to your new wife / husband!


A perfect excuse to reignite the romance!  Adventuring together is the best medicine after a high stress event like a wedding!


The chance to be creative!  Have you always wanted to be photographed surfing or hiking with each other?!  Or a lavish amazing styled shoot where you dress up and enjoy each other!

Imagine yourself running around Iceland (or whatever country you choose to honeymoon in) during your honeymoon and your fantastic Iceland honeymoon photographer is capturing all of those memorable details for you!  Follow us along today as we share with you one couple’s honeymoon session in Iceland…

Hotel Budir is a boutique hotel that many flock to for their honeymoon in Iceland.

The decor inside of Hotel Budir is very traditional Norse with still pops of elegance.

Having quite intimate moments in-between is something your adventurous honeymoon photographer will strive to capture.

Keeping it light and adventurous throughout your honeymoon session in Iceland is important.  Embrace the weather and play in it together!

The moment our clients stop and smile at each other makes us swoon!

It’s super fun to bring props like a locally made Iceland wedding bouquet!

After exploring around the grounds of Hotel Budir, this amazing couple adventured to another area with their Iceland wedding photographer called Arnarstapi which is a small fishing village with incredible sea stacks and arches all around it.

They took moments in to bird watch and fully enjoy nature during their Iceland honeymoon session.

Stealing kisses is oh so important too during your honeymoon portrait session!

The famous mountain and waterfall Kirkjufellsfoss was next on their honeymoon adventure session in Iceland!

Savoring each spot you travel to during your honeymoon is such a beautiful experience.  We hope today we have sold you on the idea of having a portrait session during your honeymoon!  Remember, no matter where you honeymoon there is a local photographer that would love to connect with you to forever document your time in their amazing country!

© 2017, Wanderlust Honeymoons, All Rights Reserved.

June 7, 2017

Have I told you lately how much I adore Chloe and Isabel jewelry?  They have recently launched their new lines for the year and wow-wee engaged and honeymooning ladies you MUST SEE!  They have a whole line dedicated to Wanderlust, Travel, and Bridal jewelry!


See their new catalog HERE.  And if you find something you cannot live without, feel free to order directly from my favorite online sales consultant: Catina, HERE.

Wanderlust Inspired Wedding Decor

So many pieces are the PERFECT esscentials for those of you looking to have an unforgettable honeymoon!

Northern Lights Inspired Wedding

…and if you’re a non-traditional or Boho bride honeymooning in Iceland, Norway, or Patagonia, you’ll specifically love the Nordic Tale collection!

Iceland Adventure Wedding Accessories

Several of their pieces are also inspired by Nordic black sand beaches and lava rocks!

Iceland Wedding Bridal Accessories

Plus if you’re a no-muss no-fuss gal like me you may be drawn to some of their travel essentials that are 2 in 1 or 3 in 1.  Imagine that, taking 1 necklace that turns into 3 different stunning looks!

Okay okay okay, enough raving and taking my word for it… Now time to GO SHOP for your honeymoon jewelry!

Iceland Wedding Travel Essentials

© 2017, Wanderlust Honeymoons, All Rights Reserved.

April 8, 2017

Paris is the token “city for lovers” so having this romantic location be a stop during your honeymoon tour is a no brainer.  At Wanderlust Honeymoons, we are not advocates of an entire honeymoon in Paris, as we encourage more offbeat adventures…


We found THE PERFECT HOTEL in Paris to have as you transition hotel between flights.  We personally stayed here on the way back to Iceland from the Maldives and it was DIVINE!  We barely left the hotel and for good reason…


Le Metropolitan, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Paris is a luxury hotel footsteps away from the Eiffel Tower.  So come along with us today to see our experience!

The staff was phenomenal during our check in process and even gave us a little tour our room to ensure we knew how to use all of the in room amenities.

And also surprised us with a delicious celebratory bottle of champagne and French pastries.

Le Metropolitan Paris, has not left out one enjoyable detail for those who seek a luxury hotel stay.

It had been raining most of the day and night so after a short walk to the Eiffel Tower and the nearby museums, we retreated back to the hotel.  Our room had the most AMAZING view right from our hotel room so we decided to order room service and have a little “staycation.”

There is nothing quite like seeing the Eiffel Tower lights dance in front of you while you stay cozy and cuddled up in BED!

Happiness was HAD and Memories were MADE!  Thank you Le Metropolitan Paris!

© 2017, Wanderlust Honeymoons, All Rights Reserved.

March 4, 2017

Deciding to have your honeymoon in snowy Lapland comes with so many opportunities during winter for you adventure seekers!  So your first question though may be where is Lapland?  The area covers the Northern sections of… Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Russia.


So come along with us today as we share with you some of the many reasons why a honeymoon in Lapland is a brilliant idea!


Kakslauttanen Igloo Resort is one of the best experiences for you to have in Lapland (Northern Finland).  Why?  You get to stay the night in glass igloos looking out into the sky in hopes of seeing Northern Lights!


The winter activities are endless!  During your Honeymoon in Lapland you could try your hand at one or all of the following:

Cross Country Skiing

Dog Sledding


Reindeer Sleigh Ride

Northern Lights Hunting

Horseback Riding






In the Kakslauttanen Igloo Resort (the famed igloo hotel) you’ll find very Nordic details to delight in.

One of the most luxury experiences to have during your honeymoon in Lapland is staying a night or two in the Kelo-Glass Igloos that are part cabin and part igloo.  You also have the opportunity to light a fire and get cozy with the one you love!

Northern Lights season is quite long in Lapland.  You could expect to see them during your Finland Honeymoon between August and April.

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