Catering to travel demands for micro-weddings, Amilla Maldives Resort & Residences has introduced a revolutionary, industry-first self-service wedding venue- The Knot. Specially designed for guests seeking to exchange vows with little to no guests, couples can now ring in their big day without the assistance of a celebrant.
The self-service wedding vows replaces the conventional and traditional style in a pioneering and innovative fashion. Couples themselves will take turns to speak during the ceremony and a permanent wedding arch has been erected at the beach, complementing the scenic backdrop. Moreover, a photo stand is also set up in the proximity, providing guests with the opportunity to record or live stream their momentous occasion.
The wedding vows are etched on wooden panels which are placed at the venue, for the convenience of the bride and groom. To accommodate a small guest list of family and friends that might be in attendance, six wooden benches will also be available at The Knot. The venue is perfect for all sorts of weddings from pre-planned events to spontaneous ones whipped up in the spur of the moment. To seal their fate in holy matrimony, guests need only bring their wedding attire to the venue.
The concept was delivered to address the growing requests for boutique weddings at the resort with only a handful of guests in attendance. This initiative also aligns with shifting travel demands worldwide, as more couples seek small destination weddings that are enjoyed in blissful privacy and the company of loved ones. To further elevate the wedding, guests can also include decorations, champagne and cake which will be arranged for by the handy events team at Amilla Maldives.
Event Manager, Suzy Ahmed remarks “A marriage is an agreement between two people committed to growing together in a lifelong relationship. So what could be better than renewing your vows of love, commitment and trust in a beautiful private location; an unforgettable experience shared only between you and your partner.”
Elaborating on this she states “The two sets of vows are engraved into wood, and each partner takes turns to read part of the script. You can place your phone on the stand to record your vows or can surprise your friends and family at home by live streaming it. The vows are Amilla-inspired; authentic and loving, but with a sense of playfulness.”