Personalised Gifts for Couples:
Destination Wedding Edition
Wedding bells are ringing. And with the season of love comes the season of gifts. Personalised gifts for couples, that is. From bachelors to bachelorettes, engagement parties to the wedding itself, being a guest to the many events that lead up to a couple’s special day can have you spending more time gift-hunting than at the occasion itself. Take into account the added challenge of a destination wedding and you have quite the task on your hands. To ensure you are top of the guest list favourites at your next wedding soiree, our curated edit of luxury gifts for couples covers this year’s trending hot spots for destination weddings and the fail-safe gifts that will make you look forward to showing up to them. For the European globetrotting couple, the effortlessly cool New York duo or the classic English countryside pair, discover the ultimate personalised gifts for couples in our destination wedding gift guide.
Destination weddings are a common point of contention in the world of wedding attendees. To gift or not to gift is a frequently toted question but the answer is quite simple: gift. Always. Personalised gifts for couples, that is. From flights to hotel rooms, dining out and dressing up, the small fortune spent on attending the luxurious affair certainly equates your presence to a gift in and of itself however the prospect of showing up empty-handed dismally pales in comparison. Our carefully curated wedding gift guide simplifies the art of gift-giving for destination weddings. For the Lake Como lovers tying the knot at the famed Italian location, luxury gifts for them look like handcrafted wedding photo albums and intricately embroidered pillowcase sets. For the Cote De Azur couple, channel their effortless sophistication with an artisan-made Caviar Plate Set. The ultimate choice of luxury gifts for couples. Commemorate the cool cosmopolitan pair and their weekend St Barth’s celebrations with a curated St Barth’s Matchbook Print or an ultra chic Gold Twist Caviar Service. Lastly, for the elegant English countryside bride and groom, choose personalised gifts for him with this sleek Trafalgar Square Decanter and personalised gifts for her with a luxuriously soft Personalised Blanket handcrafted in England.
With holiday homes from the tropical oasis of Baja California to the vibrant epicentre of Dubai, it is a miracle this couple was able to settle on a location for the occasion. Travel-obsessed and well-versed in where to be (and be seen), this jet-setting duo spends their year hopping from hot spot to hot spot, leaving a glamorous air of afforded non-chalance and spontaneity trailing behind them. With a learned leisure itinerary, be it summer or winter, city or island, their wedding is bound to be a social soiree like no other.
Always in favour of the tasteful scenes of an Italian summer, Villa Passalacqua is the dream wedding destination for this Europe-obsessed couple. Set against the backdrop of the iconic waters of Lake Como, it embodies the learned art of dolce far niente. A seamless match for this leisure-loving couple. Surrounded by winemaking enclaves, opera houses and, for the groom to blow off some steam, the famed Autodromo racetrack. There is no better setting for this duo to tie the knot.
For the Lake Como couple, capture the scene of their big day with the ultimate luxury gifts for them. This Bespoke Wedding Photo Album gives them every excuse to relive their special moment. Handcrafted in Brazil from the finest linen, it is customised with a hand-cut fabric depiction of the venue and carefully embroidered with their names and the date of their special day. A unique and thoughtful choice of personalised gifts for couples.
Image courtesy of Passalacqua.
Cote De Azur
Sophistication personified, the Cote De Azur couple is all things chic all the time. For this diamond duo, oysters and champagne are not isolated to their wedding day. Classic and considered, the pair is as put together as it comes, whether in meetings about the family business or courtside at a tennis tournament. If it wasn’t clear enough, perfection is the name of the game for this pair and, with an invite stamped with Villa Èphrussi de Rothschild, it is apparently a game easily won.
The epitome of extravagance and indulgence, it is no surprise this sleek couple chose to tie the knot at the luxurious estate. Nestled between Nice and Monaco, on the chic and slow-paced Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula, it is a seamless representation of the company it keeps. And if its dreamy views of the glistening Mediterranean weren’t convincing enough, its signature feature point - nine curated gardens with designs from Florentine to Japanese - is bound to do it.
For the pair tying the knot on the French Riveria, nothing says luxury gifts for couples quite like carefully selected personalised gifts for her and thoughtful personalised gifts for him. For the bride-to-be, this Initial Pearl Necklace is handcrafted in France. It features a classic string of pearls beautifully finished with her initial in mother-of-pearl delicately dangling from a 24k gold finished ring. And for the groom, this bespoke Tennis Racket Case is carefully crafted from premium cotton and finished with refined leather details. A sleek and thoughtful choice of luxury gifts for him.
Image courtesy of Villa Èphrussi de Rothschild.
The effortlessly cool cosmopolitan couple that somehow manages to be exactly on the pulse and incredibly laid back all at once. When they’re not immersed in the hustle and bustle of city life, they are unwinding with weeknight dinners at Mr Sea or summering in the Hamptons, a peaceful break from their paced lifestyle. Youthful with an aesthetic eye and an appreciation for luxe leisure, it comes as no surprise that this couple would be tying the knot in St Barths.
Where time-kept history meets the vibrant scenes of an island setting, St Barths is the ultimate contemporary location for their destination wedding. A drawn-out three-day affair, it includes seaside dinners at the renowned Shellona and curated beach parties on Tamarin Island before the exchanging of their vows at the historical St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church. The weekend itinerary is enough to rival most summer breaks, and this is all before the reception. Hosted at the legendary Eden Rock Hotel, the picturesque location mirrors their easy curated lifestyle and is the perfect location for the celebrations of this cosmo couple.
The St Barth’s pair are the sort of couple that benchmarks every step of tying the knot from popping the question to honeymoon send offs. Personalised gifts for engagement celebrations are an easy way to show your appreciation for them ahead of the official commemorations. This St Barth’s Matchbook features a curated collection of the island’s most iconic establishments printed on thick lustre paper and finished with a beautiful wooden frame, it the perfect choice of personalised gifts for couples to signify their special day. And for the bride, this Personalised Raffia Beach Bag is crafted from natural palm leaf finished with chic leather detail, the perfect choice of luxury gifts for wife to-be.
Image courtesy of Melissa Marshall.
This elevated couple’s curated lifestyle offers telling insight into the proceedings of what is destined to be an impossibly chic countryside occassion. For the dynamic duo, days spent business-bound are balanced out with regular Thursday nights at Lou Lou’s and when the weekend comes around, unwinding for this English groom is on the court at Queens as the bride-to-be jets off for a pre-wedding Puglia weekend.
With a delicately balanced guest list and proceedings that have been painstakingly fine-tuned to the nth degree, Babington House is the only place for this feature wedding. The 18th century manor is a clear indicator of the luxurious affair. Set in the heart of Somerset, it is surrounded by 18 acres of whimsical English countryside. Ceremonial proceedings at the estate’s own Church of St Margarets followed by celebrations on the Croquet Lawn and dinner in the Organgery, this destination wedding is bound to top of the summer social calendar.
This English Countryside duo likely has a picturesque European honeymoon on the agenda, making this Bespoke Suede Travel Bag the perfect choice of personalised gifts for couples to take them from ceremony to Sicilian getaway. Crafted from fine tobacco suede, it features grained leather finishes and chic contrasting ribbon details. The perfect choice of luxury gifts for him or personalised gifts for couples for their special day.
Image courtesy of Babington House.
PERSONALISED GIFTS FOR COUPLES
Finding the perfect gift for a destination wedding is an unenviable task. Whether the couple are family, friends or acquaintances, wedding gift giving is enough of a challenge alone nevermind adding the extra layer of a destination ceremony. It makes the gift selection process that much more complex. For couples who have chosen to tie the knot away from home, choosing a gift representative of their ceremony location is a way for them to look back on the moment for years to come. Well-chosen personalised gifts for couples perfectly encapsulate the location as well as commemorate their special day. When choosing luxury gifts for couples having a destination wedding, a bespoke Wedding Photo Album is the perfect way for them to look back on cherished memories and, for when they are honeymoon bound, personalised travel accessories are a thoughtful, unique gift to carry with them for years to come.
Words by Talitha Ward