Thank you to all that participated in our honeymoon contest. Not only did we want to award a yummy prize to The Hot Chocolate, we also wanted to collect an array of inspiring honeymoon ideas from real brides to share with brides-to-be. We were in love with each and every honeymoon spot and story (it made us want to plan a vacation ASAP!). However, we could only have one winner.
And that winner is…..
Melissa and hubby, Josh, went on a very recent honeymoon to Costa Rica (they are newly-newly weds, as they just married last month!). Melissa might look familiar, because she is a Social Graces’ bride. You’ve already seen her Mad Men wedding shower, and you will be pleased to know that her beautiful wedding will be featured here tomorrow! Here’s what Melissa had to say about their trip:
Josh and I went to the Northern Pacific coastline of Costa Rica for our honeymoon! Costa Rica has untamed, natural beauty—from spectacular bluffs to warm ocean waters below, from white, to brown, to black beaches, from exotic birds, to monkeys, to iguanas–this trip was truly paradise! We were completely impressed with the unspoiled rainforest, farm land, and volcanic fields that created the diverse landscape we saw everyday. Our honeymoon was a combination of relaxation and adventure! Some days we relished the tropical sun by laying out at the beach or the pool with a tropical drink in hand. Others, we packed up and headed to the rainforest to zip-line across the forest’s canopy, horseback ride down the bluffs, and rush down a mile long water slide through the woods! But, my most favorite was our adventures to the mud baths and hot springs–we got to rub mud all over ourselves and then relax in the natural hot springs under a volcano. We also didn’t miss out on sailing, snorkeling, exploring underwater caves, dolphin spotting and watching the beautiful Costa Rican sunset over the ocean. I think Social Graces put it well–traveling with the one you love is the best!
Stay tuned for a very special honeymoon blog series next week – featuring other contest entries!
The winner was chosen through Random.org. A special thanks to Amber at The Hot Chocolate for sponsoring this contest.