Amilla Maldives Resort & Residences has unveiled The Knot, a novel, first-of-its-kind self-service wedding location, to meet the demand for travel for small weddings.

Couples can now celebrate their wedding day without a celebrant thanks to a specially created ceremony for visitors looking to exchange vows with few or no attendees.

In a ground-breaking and avant-garde manner, the self-service wedding vows to replace the conventional and traditional approach. During the ceremony, the couples will alternate speaking, and a permanent wedding arch has been built at the beach to fit the natural setting. Additionally, a picture booth is placed nearby, giving visitors the chance to record or live-stream their important occasion.

For the convenience of the bride and groom, the wedding vows are inscribed on wooden panels that are put at the ceremony location. Six wooden benches will also be provided at The Knot to accommodate a potential limited guest list of family and friends. The location is ideal for all types of weddings, including those that are pre-planned and last-minute affairs. Visitors simply need to carry their wedding clothing to the location to bind their fate in holy matrimony.

Amilla Maldives open new Wedding Venue, The Knot. (Photo/Amilla Maldives)

The idea was presented in response to the resort's increasing demand for intimate weddings with just a few guests present. Additionally, as more couples choose intimate destination weddings that can be experienced in blissful seclusion and with loved ones, this program is in line with changing travel trends around the world. The helpful events team at Amilla Maldives will arrange for décor, champagne, and cake, which will further elevate the wedding.

“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,” Event Manager, Suzy Ahmed said. “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.”