I went to the Protestant Cemetery on the penultimate day of my honeymoon, accompanied by my new husband.
Prince William and Kate Middleton got a heads up about the raid and thus postponed their honeymoon.
A cringeworthy missive Max sends Andy a few days after their wedding officially ends any honeymoon phase for the reader.
1540s, hony moone, but probably much older, "indefinite period of tenderness and pleasure experienced by a newly wed couple," from honey (n.) in reference to the new marriage's sweetness, and moon (n.) in reference to how long it would probably last, or from the changing aspect of the moon: no sooner full than it begins to wane. French has cognate lune de miel, but German version is flitterwochen (plural), from flitter "tinsel" + wochen "week." In figurative use from 1570s. Specific sense of "post-wedding holiday" attested from c.1800; as a verb in this sense from 1821. Related: Honeymooned; honeymooning.
An early stage in a project or activity before there are problems and disagreements: honeymoon is over when the new employee has his bearings