Destination Weddings in Himachal Pradesh
Destination weddings are slowly catching the fancy of the Indian market because of the aura of exoticism and romance attached to them. Going off to a beautiful destination with a circle of friends and family to celebrate the sacred bond of marriage is truly one of the most beautiful things that can happen in one’s life. There are some lovely locations in India which offer the perfect setting for a romantic wedding. Himachal Pradesh is one state which is perfect for destination weddings.
Best Things about Destination Weddings
Most people who you are going to invite to your wedding have probably been to dozens of such events. Hosting your wedding at a club or a hall will make it a run of the mill affair and most guests will get supremely bored. If you want your wedding to be memorable to your friends and family then a beautiful destination wedding is the perfect solution for you. A destination wedding takes the stress and tension of modern life away and infuses a whiff of special romance.
Not only will a destination wedding excite and inspire it will make the ceremony special for the bride and the groom too. Most destination weddings are intimate affairs so you are spared the trouble of inviting people whom you don’t know very well or don’t want to be at your wedding.
Reason to Choose Himachal for Destination WeddingHimachal Pradesh
is one of the most beautiful states of India and it has a lot of diversity to offer its visitors. Right from snow capped mountains to lush green valley’s to luscious orchards and fine colonial resorts there are multiple options for hosting a destination wedding in Himachal. If you are the adventurous type then you might also consider an adventure wedding like a hot air wedding or a river rafting wedding.
Best Time for Destination Wedding in Himachal
Most parts of Himachal see a lot of snowfall in the winter months. This why professional wedding planners advise clients to host summer weddings if they are considering Himachal as their chosen location.
The months from March to June are best for weddings in Himachal as Nature is at her loveliest then. September and October are also good for hosting a wedding as the golden fall leaves make for a picture perfect setting. Winter weddings in Himachal are only advisable if you are thinking of skiing weddings or snow camp weddings or some other theme which requires snow fall for its execution.
Options for Destination Wedding in Himachal
There are a number of options available in Himachal Pradesh for having a fabulous destination wedding. Here are some:
Apple Orchard Weddings
Orchard weddings are the latest thing in the Indian wedding circuit. Orchards are the source of delicious fruits and are believed to be highly fertile auspicious places. A wedding inside one of the finest apple orchards of India is not only a ravishingly beautiful concept but it also bodes well for the newly married life of the couple.
The Himachal Pradesh Government has been promoting its luscious orchards as the ideal wedding destination. The bride and the groom exchanges vows amidst the snow white blossoms of the apple trees or the red apple clad trees (depending upon the season you choose for the wedding). You will have to contact one of the many resorts in Himachal that offer facilities for orchard weddings.
Does your soul long for adventure? Do you long to fly away in the skies or dive into the blue waters to exchange vows with your partner? If your answer is yes then adventure weddings in Himachal are perfect for you.
Depending upon the season you can opt to have a hot air balloon wedding, skiing wedding, river rafting wedding, fishing wedding or even a scuba diving underwater wedding. Himachal Pradesh has recently been awarded an award for the best spot for adventure tourism in India.
The Manu Allaya Resorts and Spa
near Manali provides facilities for guests who choose to have an adventure wedding. However you are required to sign a bond vouching for taking responsibility of all the risk that is normally associated with an adventure sport. There will be certified adventure sports guides and specially trained purohits/ priests who will assist and arrange the wedding ceremony. Just make sure that whoever you are involving in this type of wedding is physically fit.
Colonial Style Weddings
The fusion of Kathkuni (traditional hill architecture) along with Elizabethan renaissance style has lent a unique charm to the colonial buildings of Himachal. If you love the idea of being married in the old school British style with all the grandeur of heritage and history surrounding you then the colonial style weddings will be your perfect choice.
The British Resort in Shimla
has been established since 1893 as one of the finest examples of colonial architecture of India. Its luxurious rooms, British style Danish Wedding hall and marvelous capacities for dining and dancing makes it one of the best places in Himachal for a true blue British style wedding.
Star Studded Weddings
If you love Bollywood and the glitz and glamour associated with it then Himachal Pradesh gives you ample opportunities of arranging your own dream Bollywood wedding. Right from creating movie themes for weddings to inviting your favorite star for the wedding; there is a lot on offer in Himachal Pradesh resorts.
The East Bourne Hotel
near Shimla has recently won the award for the best destination wedding resort in the country. Amir Khan’s 3 Idiot’s movie was extensively shot in this resort and stars such as Soha Ali Khan, Kashmira Shah, Anupam Kher, Shiney Ahuja, Koena Mitra
etc. have often graced wedding ceremonies here as guests. Bollywood actors and actresses and rock star performances are regularly held here as a part of the wedding celebrations.
Professional choreographers are available who can construct dance sequences (from your favorite Bollywood movie) for your wedding Sangeet and Mehendi. Your wedding day look can also be inspired from your favorite Bollywood film with the help of professional makeup artists who are attached with the resort.
Whatever be your ethnicity and cultural preferences, Himachal offers you the opportunity of fulfilling all your dreams and plans for a perfect traditional destination wedding. Moksha Spa at Parwanoo
in Solan has the perfect facilities for hosting a grand destination wedding in the traditional style. There are options of hosting Punjabi/Bengali/South Indian/Maharashtra and many other traditional weddings. Many couples nowadays travel to Himachal to partake in the traditional Himachali style wedding complete with the extravagant ornamentation and soulful music that is a part of Himachal Pradesh.
Facilities like Mandap, Ball Room, Doli, Helipad, Choppers are easily available for weddings here. Exotic ideas like transporting the traditional wedding Ghodi to the resort in a truck and Swiss cable cars to transport Baratis to the wedding venue is a common thing for the resort managers and wedding planners. Live classical music, pure vegetarian food, traditional shehnai or dhol music can also be arranged. Each and every detail of the traditional wedding you have always dreamt off can be taken care of amidst the lovely backdrop of Himachal provided you book the resort of your choice well in advance.