How to get that perfect bridal glow for your wedding day

Updated on May 15 2017

Your wedding day is the biggest day your life, and it’s no doubt an exciting event to look forward to, but planning it can often become a logistical nightmare. While some may thrive under that kind of pressure, others find that the stress of planning the perfect celebration (and the perfect honeymoon) takes a serious toll on their bodies, and that includes their skin complexion. That’s why — in between dress fittings, cake tastings, venue preparations, and sending invitations — many brides make time for relaxing spa packages to ensure they can be their most radiant and rested selves on the big day.

For brides seeking out the ultimate ways to unwind, The Peninsula Hong Kong is now offering a slew of new luxury spa experiences aimed at ladies looking for the best pre-wedding glow. Packages include a bespoke Bridal Bliss pampering session and three-course poolside lunch, as well as a four-session Ultimate Bridal Experience where soon-to-be brides will be primped and polished from head to toe — ideal if you’re looking for long-term results (and perhaps a necessary bit of “me time” in between all the planning madness).

Great for either a last-minute pick-me-up or a single session to unwind during the thick of wedding planning, the Bridal Bliss package (HK$3,500 plus 10% service charge) comprises a two-hour session at The Peninsula Spa and a “Naturally Peninsula” three-course lunch, which you get to enjoy by the pool whilst soaking up glorious views of Victoria Harbour.

Treatment-wise, it all starts with a 30-minute detoxifying salt and oil scrub, followed by a back, neck, and shoulder massage designed to help release every ounce of tension. Once you’re blissed out and feeling silky smooth, you’ll then be treated to a 60-minute personalised collagen facial with products from Margy’s Monte Carlo, an exclusive anti-ageing range flown in from the French Riviera and touted by the likes of Princess Charlene of Monaco and Tina Turner. These products a godsend if you’re seeking a firmer, radiant complexion, and what bride wouldn’t be?

Afterward, you can enjoy the spa’s Thermal Suite and Relaxation Room, as well as The Peninsula’s signature Roman-style swimming pool. When you leave, you’re gifted with travel-sized skincare products in a Margy’s Monte Carlo pouch, so you can continue looking flawless well into your honeymoon.

If you’d prefer to maximise your pre-wedding pampering sessions, the four-part Ultimate Bridal Experience (HK$22,000 plus 10% service charge) is no doubt a supreme treat to give yourself. Each session starts with an Ultimate Radiance Aesthetic Facial, which is then followed by a different body treatment. The facial uses radio frequencies and ultrasound to stimulate natural collagen production to help skin firm up for a youthful glow — and is said to deliver immediate results.

Designed to be spaced out across eight weeks, the four sessions allow you to experience The Peninsula Spa’s signature body treatments in turn, including the de-stressing back, neck, and shoulder massage; the invigorating salt and oil body scrub; the deep-muscle relief massage; and the detoxifying body wrap. You’ll also get to enjoy the “Naturally Peninsula” lunch on two visits, and the hotel’s famed afternoon tea on the other two visits. In addition to the treatments, you can also take advantage of the spa’s heat facilities and swimming pool, of course. At the end of the whirlwind eight weeks of pampering, the bride will also receive a bespoke range of six travel-sized skincare products from Margy’s Monte Carlo.

If you end up enjoying the exclusive Margy’s Monte Carlo products, you can always return to The Peninsula Spa to purchase them directly. The collection of luxurious and results-driven masks (HK$3,900), made to extend spa results at home, include a super-smoothing Extra Rich Firming Mask; a vitamin-packed Brightness Revealing Mask to promote cellular respiration and build elastin; a Prestige Face Lift Collagen Mask made of pure collagen fibres and hyaluronic acid; and the Prestige Eye Contour Lift Collagen Mask, made to ease tiredness and prevent loss of suppleness in the under eye area.

For brides who don’t yet have a beauty game plan to ensure they’re in tip-top shape for the biggest day of their lives, the elegance, grandeur, and results-driven pampering from The Peninsula Hong Kong is well worth a little splurge.

The Peninsula Spa, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2696 6682

This story is presented by The Peninsula Hong Kong.