Donʼt Forget to Pack The Rings

5th of May, 2011 Bookmark and Share
This, the fourth biggest of the Canary Islands is a sun-drenched idyll for the increasing
popularity of destination weddings. It makes perfect economic sense. The price of a wedding in Lanzarote is tiny compared to the price of a traditional Big Day on home turf. And to make the prospect even more attainable and attractive, local wedding planner Weddings to Envy has launched an Elope in Glamour option that starts from as little as €2,800. Aimed primarily at couples and very small groups of 4-6, Elope in Glamour focuses on the couple themselves rather than inviting two whole families and two sets of friends for the occasion. Itʼs an ideal alternative for those who want to wed on a budget, those that enjoy the thrill of travelling and those looking for a unique island wedding experience. Choices for the wedding day events are numerous and the team at Weddings to Envy view the island, literally as a huge playground. Moving away from traditional venues and the rituals and formalities of large weddings – the Elope in Glamour concept is two people, an island, a wedding day and imagination. The day and each element have no limits. A combination of local knowledge and a passion for thinking outside the box is a perfect match for a perfect day.

Possibilities for destination weddings abroad in Lanzarote include:
• Wine Lovers Unite. In one of the Islands famous Bodegas, wed amidst a courtyard of fabulous
Eucalyptus trees, serenaded by Spanish guitarists whilst sampling award wining wines and traditional
canapés. Dine by pure candlelight in a stunning vaulted volcanic rock restaurant and dance under the
stars in the middle of the wine region.
• Beach, bare feet and board shorts. If sandy beaches, gentle waves and warm sun hit the spot
Lanzarote has just won its ninth consecutive prize at the Irish Travel Industry Awards for the title of
Best Beach Destination.
• Cave weddings. Lanzarote is home to the worldʼs longest subterranean lava tube, stretching some
6km down to the sea and incorporating not only the caves at Cuevas de los Verdes but also the tunnel
which now houses the Jameos del Agua. Vows deep below the surface of the earth, magnificent
lighting, wonderful acoustics and total silence.
• Volcano weddings. Lanzarote is best known for the 300 plus volcanoes that define the islands terrain.
Its mystic mountainous ranges, solidified lava streams and deserts make many parts of Lanzarote
appear to be from another world. Opportunities for striking vistas and unrivalled locations are in
• Naturists Dream. Those with a head for heights and a passion for the outdoors may opt for the top of a
stunning cliff face overlooking the vast Atlantic Ocean. The 213km coastline of Lanzarote is a mix of
sand, beaches, crystal clear waters, and dramatic formations of volcanic rock that offer an amazing
backdrop to that first kiss.
• Fuerteventura. From 5* Luxury resort Hotels to stunning Cortijos and Bodegas the island of
Fuerteventura is emerging as a favored destination for Canary Island weddings. Only 14km away from
Lanzarote, The island of Fuerteventura continues to be serviced by efficient and regular flights to and
from the UK and Ireland as it is the second largest of the Canary Islands, although only 52 x 12 miles in
size. White sandy beaches, sand dunes and sangria await you.
• Omar Sharif. The spectacular former home of actor Omar Sharif – the Cesar Manrique-designed,
LagOmar, is built into the side of a volcanic hill and is a maze of magical gardens, caves, tunnels and
secret passages set around a crystal clear pool. You may have your pick of location within the grounds
from the birdsʼ cage room, poolside to within the house itself.
• Cactus Garden Affair. The exceptional setting of the Jardin de Cactus, was the last work of the
famous Canarian Architect, Artists and Landscaper, Cesar Manrique – the architect also for Omar
Sharifʼs home. The vast assortment of varieties and species capture the true essence of Lanzarote
and offer a fabulously unique backdrop.

Elope in Glamour provides exactly what it says on the tin with a private hairstylist, make up artist, driver and
professional photographer being part of this exclusive offering. If itʼs an intimate island wedding, adventure,
glamour and something a little different that youʼre looking for - you have found your answer.
Julie Lefebve