Destination of love! After saying “I do” in front of their closest friends and family, Pippa Middleton and James Matthews are headed off for their honeymoon. The newlyweds were spotted at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday, May 21, en route to French Polynesia, where they are reportedly staying at The Brando, which was once owned by Marlon Brando.
VER GALERÍA Pippa and James are headed to French Polynesia for their honeymoon Photo: Getty Images
Pippa, who wore a stunning lace wedding dress by Giles Deacon during her wedding on May 20, followed by a second Pronovias gown, continued her stylish streak, wearing jeans, a white scalloped blazer and patterned top. The new Mrs. Matthews was pictured holding an oversized straw beach bag, while her husband James went smart casual in jeans and a shirt.
The couple were seen chatting to fellow passengers as they prepared to board the plane, bound for the South Pacific. Pippa, 33, and James, 41, will reportedly stay at The Brando, located on the remote island of Tetiaroa, for a week. The resort they have chosen offers everything the honeymooners could possibly want; The Brando, which was recently visited by former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, was once used as a retreat for chiefs and kings of Tahiti until it was bought by actor Marlon Brando in 1967.
VER GALERÍA The newlyweds will stay at The Brando Photo: Instagram/@thebrandoresort
Now an eco-friendly resort, it is comprised of 35 villas each with their own plunge pool and strip of private white sandy beach. The island is also a great place for watersports including paddle boarding, snorkeling and deep-sea fishing – perfect activities for the sporty couple, who went jogging together the day before their wedding.
A stay at the exclusive resort isn't cheap; the starting rate for a one-room villa is $2,700 per night, but for that price the newlyweds will be able to truly unwind with 24-hour-a-day service from staff, and the peace and privacy of their own stretch of beach and swimming pool. Once they return from their tropical honeymoon, the couple are set to spend a few days at Affric Lodge, the Scottish mansion owned by James' family which sits in a 10,000 acre estate in Glen Affric, about 15 miles away from Loch Ness.