“Ross and I really wanted to do something different for our wedding. We’d already decided that we were going to the UK for a “pre-wedding honeymoon”, and we haven’t a clue how it came about, but we decided that Las Vegas would be an awesome place to get married. Automatically Elvis and drive through wedding chapels immediately come to mind. I decided that I would contact HOT Weddings to see if they could help provide some ideas for my dream wedding. They did not disappoint!
The next day the email was waiting for me and I nearly jumped out of my seat in delight when I read what they had put together for me. It was everything I’d ever wanted and we were super excited. Everything was planned for us, from the minister to the flowers, photographer to the limousine transfers and even a cake! The day could not come fast enough!
So, we jetted off to Las Vegas in early September, and after a day of pampering, hair & make up and a few last minute nerves, we boarded our helicopter with the pilot, minister and photographer and flew 45 minutes from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon to be married at sunset. The setting was absolutely stunning and while the service was short, it was exactly what we wanted. To top off a memorable afternoon, we then flew back to Las Vegas arriving after sunset and had a wonderful view of the Las Vegas Strip with its glittering lights at night.
Our photos are amazing and when we tell people we were married in the Grand Canyon, we are always met with “that is so cool!”. We think so too, and it’s all thanks to HOT Weddings for helping us make our dream wedding come true.”
Kristen & Ross Kerry
We had organised our wedding prior to arrival and it was just spectacular. My flowers were amazing, the wedding cake amazing, the ceremony was beautiful with each of the staff getting involved to ensure we had the perfect day. Our photographer took the most amazing photographs (our families were asking if they were photoshopped because the scenery is so stunning!). We had a beautiful dinner in the restaurant that night and when we got back to our room it was covered in gardenia flowers and a candlelit spa bath had been poured for us! Pure Bliss...
The Little Polynesian itself is beautifully intimate, the food in the restaurant is simply stunning - the freshest melt in the mouth ingredients cooked up by the main man - Carlos! Tapas are available in the afternoon and are yummy. Breakfast was served in our room each morning and it was also lovely- it was great not to have to get dressed and go to the cafe.
The location of the hotel and the beach Ares is stunning - you really feel like you have your very own private beach in paradise. We would thoroughly recommend this beautiful place to nobody as we want to keep it all to ourselves!!
Rob & Jules Hayden
“We had a wonderful time in Rarotonga. It is truly a magical place. Crown Beach Resort was great – the villa was nice, and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Even the rain on the ceremony day did not spoil our experience.”
Thank you for everything! We wouldn't change a thing, everything was so wonderful and we know we have you to thank! Our wedding in Paradise (at Paradise Beach Resort Koh Samui) was perfect :-)
Lots of love, Amy and Rodney Knighton-Tyree.
I would like to say a huge thank you for organising the travel and wedding package for my recent wedding in Fiji. I thought booking a wedding in Fiji would be less stressful but I never thought it would be as easy as it was through House of Travel. You were extremely helpful and replied quickly to any questions I had and made the entire process a breeze. I highly recommend the Spa Cruise you booked for us as it was a great way for the wedding guests to get to know each other better and a relaxing way to spend the night before our wedding, also the men enjoyed their fishing trip. I can’t thank you enough for making my day everything I’d hoped for and more and I would recommend you greatly to anyone who is looking to book any sort of travel.
We had a fantasic time in Fiji! It was beautiful weather on the day of the wedding.
The whole process was pretty relaxed and i was very happy, just so sad to return home.
We were treated wonderfully by the staff at Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji and would return for our anniversary.
Mandy & Ben Coulson
Carmody/ Young Wedding
Thank you so much for all the work you put into organising our wedding day in Rarotonga.
You made everything so easy and stress free. The whole thing completely exceeded our expectations and ran without a hitch.
Many thanks, Brent & Clare Carmody
Both Michelle and I would recommend House of travel to any couple wishing to elope for their special day. Our wedding consultant was highly professional and made the whole experience stressfree. In short our wedding experience was magical. If we could turn back time we wouldnt change a thing, you wont find a more experienced and motivated team.
Thank you House of travel
Paddy and Michelle Wood.
Thanks for such a wonderful job of organising us and our guests for the wedding! We truly appreciated your patience with us all!
Sadly it rained all week in Raro...but enough sun on the 6th for us to get married on the beach! So couldn't be happier! Was a perfect ceremony and party. All our guests had a great time and so did we.
Here are a couple of photos to prove it!!
The wedding was fantastic - thank you so much for all your help. The Rarotongan Beach Resort was great and the wedding planners super friendly and organised. You don't have to lift a finger.
The weather was perfect - only rained the day after the wedding!
Thank you again
Rarotonga is a beautiful place with a relaxed, happy atmosphere – ideal for our intimate wedding. The day of our wedding was a beautiful sunny island day – blue skies, a turquoise lagoon and glistening white sand. Our ceremony was simple and very intimate with only ourselves and our children present but we all agreed that it was a perfect day, barefoot on the warm sand.
We have memories of a wonderful day at a superb location, our only regret is that we didn’t stay longer!
The warmth of the sun, sand and friendly Fijians made Fiji the perfect place to celebrate our dream wedding.
Thanks House of Travel, for your attention to detail and your commitment to making it our special day.
Thank you so very much for helping to organise the most wonderful wedding day for Mark and I.
The Radisson was a brilliant venue not only as a resort where all the wedding guests stayed, but the setting for the ceremony as well. The Sunset Deck was beautiful, and we could not have imagined a more perfect place for our ceremony.
The Radisson staff are amazing. We were so well looked after and all of our guests were so impressed that they remembered our names after one day. It was the perfect place for our guests to relax and get acquainted before the day itself.
Thank you so much for all of your hard work. So much work goes into planning a wedding be it here in New Zealand or overseas, and we could not have planned such a successful event without you. I went to Fiji thinking that I should not expect perfection, and got exactly that. My wedding day was everything I dreamed of and more. I am still on cloud nine and would recommend your services to any bride who wants to feel like a princess on her perfect wedding day.
Thank you for all your help, you were amazing and Rarotonga turned on one of its picture postcard days for our relaxed and intimate wedding
Lots of love
Karla Aston & Steven Howley