Melanie Cristi & Joakim Höglind

Melanie & Joakim

July 7, 2012

Melanie Cristi & Joakim Höglind

Melanie & Joakim

July 7, 2012

Hi Friends and Family!

Thanks for visiting our wedding registry! The greatest wedding gift in the world is being able to share it with all of you. There is nothing more we could ask for than to be able to celebrate the happiest day of our lives surrounded by all the people we love and care about the most. We know that many of you are travelling quite some distance to be with us on our special day, and we really appreciate it and are very excited to see you in Sweden!

Over the past five years of living together in NYC, we've accumulated all of the kitchen and home appliances that we can fit in our tiny NYC apartment (and then some!). So, given our love of travel, we came to the conclusion that a blow-out honeymoon would be the most memorable wedding gift! As you probably know, we met and fell in love in Southeast Asia, and we've travelled to many exotic places around the world. It couldn't be more fitting for us to start our married life with the trip of a lifetime!

The location we've chosen for this trip is the spectacular and idyllic Maldives. We love their "no shoes, no news" policy, and can't wait to reach the ultimate state of relaxation! It's a long flight, so on our way back we'll stretch our legs for a couple of days with a stop in Dubai. We're looking forward to jaunting around a billionaires' playground!

The memories from our honeymoon will last a lifetime, so we'd like to give you a big THANK YOU in advance!

Lots of love,

Melanie & Joakim

We're going to Maldives, Dubai!

Because we don't have enough vacation days in the year, we won't have the time to get married in Sweden AND go on our honeymoon right after :( So, we're planning our trip for the middle of the following winter, when we will definitely be sun-deprived and really looking forward to our honeymoon!

Our Registry

Love Shack
Getting wet and wild
Reaching nirvana
Food, Glorious Food
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Help us stay in the ultimate love shack! Your generous gift will provide us with a private overwater villa at the Baros Maldives. We chose Baros because it is owned by local Maldivians and adds a cultural dimension to the perfect honeymoon!
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Seaplane - Help us get from Male Int'l Airport to the Baros Maldives in style on a seaplane!
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Dubai! We'll be spending three nights in Dubai, UAE at the Grosvenor House, ranked #1 on TripAdvisor. Your gift will help us score a room overlooking the breathtaking Arabian Gulf and Dubai Marina! We promise to send you pictures!
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Beach supplies - Your gift will keep us well-equipped with underwater disposable cameras, sunblock, aloe lotion, and bug spray!
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Snorkeling Adventure - About 99% of the things to do in the Maldives are in the water, so we'll probably be underwater every day! Thanks to your gift, we'll get to see local fish like parrot fish, unicorn fish, oriental sweetlips, and more!
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Midnight snorkel - The clear waters of the Maldives offer the perfect opportunity for a night snorkel. Seems kind of creepy, but a fun way to see sea creatures that only come out at night!
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Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo - How can we miss an aquarium built with 10 million liters of water holding 33,000 living sea creatures representing over 85 species?!! We can't!
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Jet Ski Rental and Tour - We'll get to zip around to some amazing spots, including lagoons and secluded beaches.
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Burj Khalifa - Your gift will take us to the observation deck on the 124th floor of the world's tallest building! Joakim's a structural engineer, so he has a special appreciation for Burj Khalifa's modern construction!
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Kayaking Maldives - It will be a day of discovery and adventure as we paddle to secret beaches and past rugged coastline -- all while keeping an eye out for sea turtles and manta rays.
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Guided Underwater Marine Tour - Some of those sea creatures are hard to spot! Your gift will help us find a guide to make sure we don't miss a thing!
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See-through canoe trip - The Molokini clear canoes are truly a unique way to discover marine life!
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Shark snorkel "safari." We'll hit the waters around the island of Bandos, where there is an abundance of blacktip reef sharks. We will be escorted by marine biologists who will provide an educational and safe tour so we don't disrupt the sharks!
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Kitesurfing - We've always wanted to try kitesurfing, and the clear, gentle water of the Maldives is the perfect place to start! Your gift will provide us with a lesson for two, and we promise we won't hold you accountable if we get any injuries!
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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve - Dubai is known for its tall buildings and opulence, but we've heard that we can't miss the DDCR, a designated protected area for the natural inland desert ecosystem of Dubai. It's home to 43 mammal and reptile species!
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Maldives Scuba Diving Expedition - Sea turtles, manta rays, and sharks...we're looking for you!
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Deep Sea Fishing Excursion - Those of you that know Joakim know that he LOVES deep sea fishing! Here's our chance to reel in some blue marlin, mahi-mahi and sailfish. (Yes that is Joakim in the picture!)
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We'll spend three nights on the Explorer, where a crew will take us to the unspoiled reefs and remote islands of the Malé and Baa Atolls. A BIG THANK YOU in advance for this generous gift! We'll try to get them to rename the boat after you ;)
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Don't let us get cankles! It's a long flight! Help us get that blood flowing back to our feet with an arrival foot massage!
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Exotic Maldivian Massage - A traditional Maldivian massage using tropical and rose oils followed by an herbal compress. Relieves stress just thinking about it!
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Beachside Couples Massage - Nothing like some hot stones on our back and the gentle sound of the surf to lull us into relaxation.
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Sun Calmer Wrap - Already anticipating Joakim's tendency to over-roast and under-apply, help him calm his lobstery hue with the sun calmer wrap using local Maldivian water lilies and seaweed!
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Soothing facial - Help Melanie keep her radiant glow and to stay headache-free with Baros' gentle herbal facial with a scalp pressure point massage!
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Cheap eats on Al Dhiyafah Street. Al Dhiyafah is the place to go for Arabic street food. Dubai may be known as a home for billionaires, but it's the working class that keep the city running. It's always fun to get a taste (literally) of the local life!
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Fresh fruit basket - a delicious basket of local tropical fruits delivered to our villa daily!
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Chocolate covered strawberries. Need we say more?
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A couple of poolside lunches. Because sometimes you don't want to have to get up to have your meal.
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Two bottles of champagne - If you purchase this gift, we promise to send you a picture of Melanie all smiles with her rosy Asian-flush glow.
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Breakfast in bed. No honeymoon is complete without one!
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Sandbank Lunch - Lunch on a private sandbank. A unique and romantic experience!
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Afternoon Sky Tea at Burj Al Arab. The only way to get inside Dubai's iconic hotel without paying for a room is to pay the steep price for a meal. Luckily, afternoon tea will only set us back $100 per person! The view is sure to be worth it!
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Romantic dinner under a thatched gazebo over the lagoon at Cayenne Grill. The restaurant has an open kitchen so we can watch our fresh catch cooked before our very eyes!
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Seafood feast on the lagoon at Lime - Located at the edge of the lagoon overlooking a coconut grove, Lime serves contemporary Maldivian seafood like Indian Ocean lobster and fresh snapper and wahoo...and you know how much we love fish...wahooo!!
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Dinner at The Lighthouse - This romantic restaurant plays jazz and blues against the gentle waves of the Indian Ocean. Sounds like the perfect way to end an idyllic evening.
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Underwater dinner! Your gift will help us dine 16 feet below sea level at Ithaa, the Maldives unique underwater restaurant with 180 degree views of reef and marine life! Oh, and excellent food!
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Sunset Cocktail Sail - Dinner, cocktails, sunset, gazing lovingly into each others' eyes...what could be more perfect?
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Farewell dinner at Rhodes Mezzanine in Dubai. "Comfort food" takes a new meaning as the last meal of our honeymoon consoles us at Rhodes Mezzanine. Gary Rhodes is a Michelin-starred chef, so we're hoping at least our stomachs are happy!
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