Doubtlessly, choosing how to celebrate properly the most important day in a couple’s life, is a hard task. To discover the best location, the best restaurant, or castle, or villa, it takes hard work and focus. Apart from that, it must feel perfect. Many people reasonably believe that, for a wedding to be perfect, one must choose the best location both for the bride and the groom and for family and friends. It is important to share an amazing experience with the people you love, hence it is necessary also to think about our guests. So, is it better to have an enormous amount of persons coming and see you, or maybe just a few, beloved ones, who can share an incredible and new experience? Both choices are fine, but if you want something new, perhaps you should consider traveling.
The romanticism of being abroad, in a whole new universe, gives you the chance to freeze that amazingly important moment in an adventure that will last forever in your memory. The problem is, now: everybody has got their lives, and dream-like islands are far, far away. Well, this may be true, or it may be not. There is one group of islands that became famous not for their saline breezes, but for their pirate-related history. Today they are a paradise, just a bit more than five hours away. You can leave on Friday, be back by Sunday night, and enjoy the best day of your life. We are talking about Cape Verde Isles. Recommended by many destination wedding photographers, Cape Verde is the first choice.
Jessi Marri, wedding photographer from Houston TX, mentions that; “These islands wonderfully combine European style (mainly Portuguese) buildings with the most romantic and alive African tradition. Starting from Santiago, the biggest and liveliest island, up to the enchanting Sal, this magical place offers landscapes and activities rarely to be seen so close and so beautiful.”
The favorite spot for people to celebrate their special day is, with no doubts, Sal: local companies offer ceremonies, decorations, seats and Arches, and everything you may need. It must be said that getting legally married on the island is only possible after spending a whole month there. Anyways, Marriage Blessings or Renewal of Vows will be performed in the island’s style. Think about coming out of a magnificent resort just to glide off to the Wedding Arch. There, waiting, the groom surrounded by the magical African sunset, red and yellow, and the ocean blue.
After the ceremony, you can have a ride around the town and enjoy this remarkable Cape Verde tradition. And after that, you may want a simple dinner, or breakfast, or lunch, choosing from European specialties, Portuguese traditional plates, or African-Creole cuisine. Your guests can taste a few local flavors and then try the Manecome, a local wine produced just a few miles away, or a sip of the world famous grog. And, if you want, be part of the locals’ funniest tradition: dance barefooted. Let yourself slip into the spinning rhythm of Samba and Morna, the typical folk music of Cape Verde, let the sand accompany your feet into this soul-liberating atmosphere, and feel like that moment is going to be everlasting.
Whether you decide to stay there a couple of days, or a whole week, you will for sure find the best place to spend the beginning of your new life. Head to Sal and relax bathing in the natural salt lake; create the perfect scenario for your Wedding Photos: amazing colonial buildings, stunningly beautiful black sand beaches in Sao Nicolau, Salt mines, and exotic birds are waiting for you to come and share their souls. And if you have more time and feel adventurous, then you can trek on the charming volcanic peak in Fogo Island, scuba-dive around Sal, or just take a walk through the islands, discovering small, unpaved roads that lead to unexplored beaches. And then, enjoy a perfectly cooked, food-based dish, while you look at the sunset and lose yourself into the ocean.
It is an important choice, the most important one. Just the fact that you got to make that decision feels like you already have accomplished something huge. But still, the perfect touch, after deciding you are going to love someone forever, is probably to try and make the moment in which that dream comes true an actual, everlasting dream.