The word wedding usually conjures up thoughts of white bridal gowns, large church venues, and penguin tuxedos. These elements are steeped in tradition, handed down through generations. But if you’re a little more on the adventurous side a standard church wedding might not suit your style. Destination weddings have seen an increase in popularity over the years. Here are a few ideas to take your wedding from traditional to adventurous.
Straight Fire in the Valley
Nothing quite compares to the bright red Aztec sandstone of the Valley of Fire for the backdrop of your wedding. Imagine taking your vows among the incredible red sandstone formations and brilliant contrasting colors while nearby 2,000 year petroglyphs create an air of history to embody your special day. Add a little more adventure with the Maverick Helicopters Painted Dreams Valley of Fire Wedding. You’ll exchange your vows with the beauty of the Valley of Fire all around you. After your ceremony enjoy a champagne toast, hors d'oeuvres, and many more incredible photo opportunities. Then conclude your destination wedding with a breathtaking flight over the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas.
Make it Grand at the Canyon
One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is an epic destination for a wedding ceremony. The Canyon’s visually overwhelming size and colorful landscape are unsurpassed in beauty. With a Maverick Helicopters Grand Canyon Destination, Landing and Ceremony you’ll truly experience an adventure wedding. Your flight will take you over beautiful landmarks like Lake Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, and Lake Mead. Next you’ll descend 3,500 feet deep into the Grand Canyon at an exclusive landing spot where your ceremony will take place. Your flight back will provide stunning views of Downtown Las Vegas and the famed Strip.
Married at the Mill
Nestled within Maui’s north shore off the famous Road to Hana, sits The Haiku Mill. Established in 1895 as one of the first sugar mills on the island, it has since been restored to new life as a beautiful open-sky cathedral. Picture your wedding within a setting that feels as though you stepped back in time. Guests are treated to a breathtaking mix of French-inspired décor, vine-draped ruins, and a spectacular garden of lush flora. It's the perfect setting for a vintage-style wedding. Follow up your vows with a breathtaking Maverick Helicopters ride along Maui’s north coast with an exclusive 30-minute landing inside the Hana Rainforest.
Wed at a Waterfall
Hawaii is at the top of most lists when it comes to destination weddings. For those looking for a little bit more than a wedding on the beach, consider the beautifully secluded location near Kalihiwai Falls. This amzing two-tiered fall provides the perfect backdrop for a private, exotic, waterfall wedding. After you say “I do” enjoy an aerial adventure on Maverick Helicopters Kauai Explorer helicopter tour. You’ll fly over the Napali Coast and Waimea Canyon, getting breathtaking views of Kauai’s emerald-hued cliffs and spectacular shorelines.
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