If you’re more of a social buttery and are planning on getting married, the idea of going on a buddymoon, instead of a traditional honeymoon, might be appealing. Don’t worry, you’ll still be with your partner, but you’ll also have some close friends with you on the trip, too.
What’s a Buddymoon?
A buddymoon is like a honeymoon, but instead of going somewhere with just your significant other after the wedding, you go with them plus a few close friends. There is still time for alone time since no one says how you have to spend the trip, but it’s nice to also be able to do some things with your friends by your side. Here are some popular destinations for buddymoons.
1. The Surf Club, Miami, Florida
In northern Miami, you’ll find some quieter beaches and also a refined selection of restaurants and shops. You can rent a cabana for you, your partner, and some friends where you’ll have access to a pool, couches, AC, and more.
2. Hotel Esencia, Mexico
This hotel in the Mayan Riviera is located on a 50-acre estate. It was constructed to be a private hideaway for Italian royals, but now it consists of secluded grounds that are in close proximity to the beach. You can rent out a private villa for you and your crew so that you can spend days exploring the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza or Tulum. There’s also the opportunity to go diving, snorkeling, and relax on the beach as you sip margaritas.
3. The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, Reykjavík, Iceland
Just outside of Reykjavík, there is a majestic retreat that is located right on the side of an 800-year-old lava field and it’s completely decked out with minimalistic and chic decor. Your crew can spend days relaxing in Blue Lagoon’s waters, having custom massages, and beauty treatments.
For all the grooms in the world, seeing their brides walking down the aisle is one of the most amazing experiences ever. For Glen Hitchcock, it was not the same, but a bit more, when he became emotional seeing his paralyzed bride walking down the aisle on their wedding day.
The Miracle Maker
Walking down the aisle in a long bridal gown and veil was never a cakewalk for 26 years old Brittney, the new wife of 29 years old Glen. Four years ago, Brittney became paralyzed in an ATV crash and been told by the Indiana doctors, that she would never walk again in life. But the mom of two refused to accept that and got determined almost immediately to turn her own fate. She started to keep pushing herself to do the impossible. Her resolution only got strengthened in April 2018, when she started dating Glen. Eventually, Glen proposed a year and a half later, and the couple prepared themselves to welcome their first child together. Brittney’s iron spirit finally made the miracle, when the pregnant mom of two walked down the aisle toward her groom, just with the help of a walker.
The Struggle Behind
The couple and the family went through a tiring emotional ordeal during the last four years. It was particularly nerve-wracking for Brittney, who left no stone unturned to defy all odds. After watching her sisters walk down the aisle with her father, Brittney got inspired to overcome the physical obstacle to do the same in her own wedding. Like an ideal supportive partner, Glen was also there to keep her focused in every step of the recovery. Glen recalled the experience as draining from time to time, but none of them stopped pushing harder the boundaries and supporting each other. Glen rooted for Brittney’s willpower and was confident about the success to happen one way or another. Making it true, after a serious infection and several surgeries, Brittney was finally discharged from the hospital and started undergoing regular physical therapy.
The Big Day
As imagined, there were lots of happy tears and emotional moments on the day of their wedding. Seeing her bride walking towards him down the aisle, was “just the best thing in the world” for Glen, who was enthralled by every type of emotion at that amazing moment. Seeing family and friends in tears, present there for Glen and her, was a very touching experience for Brittney. Now, the Wonder Woman is preparing herself for walking a longer journey than the aisle.