Your Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wedding - December/January 2023/2024 (Issue 104)

NORWAY Travel specialist Pelorus has announced a new culinary journey through Norway in partnership with 62Nord and SKANDL. Couples will have the opportunity to explore the very best of Norway’s landscape through exciting hands-on masterclasses led by chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants, sourcing the freshest of ingredients from in and around the stunning fjord. Guests will also try their hand at Nordic fishing, foraging, and food preparation techniques, including open-flame cooking, before resting their heads at one of 62Nord’s properties. James Hagen, the founder and owner of SKANDL, comments: “The Nordics are synonymous with rugged nature, adventure, and pristine seasonal produce. The region has also given birth to what has become a culinary phenomenon with the new Nordic food movement. We hope that our guests will not only enjoy true Nordic hospitality, incredible cooking, and wild adventures, but will also have an experience that enriches their connection with food for years to come.” The itinerary can be booked from March to November 2024. To see the full list of activities, head over to BORDEAUX, FRANCE Château Troplong Mondot, a wine estate and boutique hotel in Bordeaux, is celebrating 30 years of insecticide and herbicide-free cultivation. It has also transitioned to being fully ploughed by its 12 resident horses that roam the vineyard between March and November. The Château’s luxury restaurant, Les Belles Perdrix, boasts seasonal menus that capitalise on the best picks from the garden and local suppliers. The restaurant has quickly become one of the most sought-after tables in the area and has been awarded both a Michelin Star and a Green Star in recognition of its sustainable methods. The owner’s compassion for the land is evident from the fascinating winemaking process through to the thoughtfully designed ecolo-chic rooms. To find out more, visit ST LUCIA Jade Mountain has announced a partnership with luxury suncare brand Saltee. The partnership will give guests the opportunity to try Saltee products, protect themselves from the radiant sun, and discover more about their skin’s health and what can be done to protect it in different situations. Eleanor Allum, the head of partnerships and sales at Saltee, explains: “We are thrilled to be adding to the guests’ experience at Jade Mountain by surprising and delighting them with meaningful yet relevant SPF gifts on arrival. Forged on sustainable principles and being the most ocean-friendly sun care range, the synergy between the two partners couldn’t be more aligned.” Check out and for more information. FRENCH ALPS, FRANCE Hôtel Le Coucou will reopen this December with an array of enhancements. From a new French-style bistro to upgraded chalet experiences, collaborations, and special holiday events, Le Coucou promises a truly unforgettable winter getaway in the heart of the French Alps. To elevate the private chalet experience, Le Coucou will pamper guests with new beauty products and provide the opportunity to attend a master class with AIME founder Mathilde Lacombe, gaining insights into her skincare philosophy and products. There are a wide range of activities beyond skiing and snowboarding, from snowshoe hiking and snowmobile adventures to dog or pony sledding, hot-air balloon rides, paragliding, and even snow yoga. Visit for more information. Getty Images HONEYMOON NEWS 91