You’ve had your big day, the excitement is winding down, and all you can think about is lounging on the beach for a two-week honeymoon with your new bride. It’s easy to switch off at this point and reach for the comfortable jeans and t-shirt, but, come on; you’ve made it this far and no self-respecting groom should face the first romantic getaway of his newly married life looking anything other than fabulous.
Firstly, you’ll need a good travel suit. Burberry have developed the Travel Tailoring collection, utilising modern canvassing and natural memory fabrics designed to flex with the movement of the body, while retaining a sharp, lightweight structure. Available from Burberry.com from €1,395.
Picking out a comfortable yet stylish pair of shoes to go with your suit is next on the agenda. You’re going to be spending a lot of time in airport queues and wandering across iconic piazzas so you’ll want to keep your feet in good shape for your honeymoon. These suede brogues from Grenson come with Goodyear welted soles and are sure to keep your feet fit and fresh all day long. €270 from MrPorter.com.
Carry-on luggage doesn’t have to be a drag. Why not change it up a bit and add a bit of class to your journey. This backpack from Mulberry is a versatile affair that can be worn four different ways: as a backpack, over the shoulder, across the body or carried by hand; perfect for plane journeys and day-tripping. £995 from Mulberry.com.
The toiletries case
You’ll still want to be feeling good as well as looking good on your honeymoon, and you want a toiletries case that reflects its contents. Keep your lotions, creams and gels in 5 star luxury with this leather wash bag from Swaine Adeney Brigg. Collapsible when not in use the cow leather bag has a structured base and is large enough to accommodate the most demanding of grooming routines. MrPorter.com, €525
There’s bound to be sun involved at some stage of your honeymoon, so a quality pair of sunglasses is a must. Ray Ban have been producing some of the most iconic sunglasses in the world since 1937, and their Clubmaster is a timeless classic. This Havana model features a tortoise shell half rimmed frame and a gold tone metal frame around the bottom. It also comes with foldable arms making them the perfect sunglasses for the honeymooner. €234 from Brown Thomas.
These are just a few ideas to help keep your honeymoon feeling, and looking, as special as the ceremony that preceded it. With a little more effort before your big day, you can ensure you hit the runway looking more David Gandy than David Brent.
- Graham White