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Wedding Abroad Ideas

From intimate ceremonies on secluded Greek coves to glamorous parties beside Italy’s glittering Lake Como, more and more couples are choosing to say “I do” abroad. With dazzling destinations in Europe and beyond offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences, out-of-this-world backdrops and almost guaranteed sunshine in their summer seasons, it really is no surprise.

Caribbean

Caribbean & Mexico Weddings

Palm trees and powder white sands offer a dreamlike exoticism to mark the special occasion

The Caribbean comprises blissful tropical island locations for a wedding in the sun to remember. Among the most popular of Caribbean destinations would be the friendly atmosphere emanating from the shorelines of Barbados. Wedding coordinators can put on a private ceremony beneath iconic hotels on the crystalline shores of cosseted coastal space along Crane Beach, or exchange vows within the jovial carnival surrounds of the livelier South Coast.

Alternatively, explore the ready-made wedding environment of Mexico's Cancun, where pristine Caribbean coastlines are given a Mexican twist. Piñata’s and melodic Mariachi music are regular themes of wedding ceremony's in the region, before toasting the rest of your lives with glasses of tequila and setting off into the rainforest or surrounding desert islands for a honeymoon to savour.

Dubrovnik Weddings

Striking medieval architecture chimes with coastal elegance

For quirky couples seeking something a little different when tying the knot abroad, look no further than the dramatic UNESCO-protected Old Town or 'Stari Grad' as its known by the locals, of Dubrovnik, with its smattering of baroque churches and 16th-century palaces providing a wedding setting blending the sublime with the elegant.

Brides and grooms looking for the typical beach wedding setting abroad can align the dramatic medieval backdrop with a wedding reception along the shoreline. Many venues enjoy a looking over the darkened blue hue of the Adriatic sea, offering tranquil views for guests and couples alike to bask in this ethereal wedding setting.

 

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Lake Como

Lake Como

Italian countryside vistas representing stunning wedding settings

Marry into the romantic undercurrent of Lake Como's alluring lakeside panoramic vista. There are fewer romantic destinations in the world exuding such jaw dropping natural charm than this feast of epicurean delights, found just an hour's drive outside of Milan.

Fine cuisine as exquisitely immersive as the radiant sunsets, Lake Como is a truly stunning backdrop for which to embark on married life. Europe's deepest lake is backed by leafy villages and a stunning mountain range beyond, encapsulating the region as one of the most uniquely enchanting in Italy and fitting for an equally glamorous wedding.

 

Nice

Côte D’Azur showcase for the ultimate romantic declaration

France is not only known as harbouring the language of love, it also does a pretty good job of putting on a showcase for the ultimate romantic declaration.

Enjoy a wedding in this coastal jewel in the south of France, where crystal clear blue skies overlook an elegantly luxurious Côte D’Azur seaside location.

Pastorally enthused private villas and châteaus, complete with majestic Mediterranean view, portrays classical French Riviera elegance. Nice offers a distinctly chic and intimate romantic venue, complete with candlelit banquets in which to dine like the celebrities which often inhabit this opulent setting.

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Greek Wedding

Greece

Enjoy a traditional Greek wedding under dazzling Mediterranean sunshine

Greece's famous wedding traditions of plate smashing and Ouzo drinking enthused celebration will always see the nation viewed as an eclectic choice for a wedding ceremony, which has endearingly endured through the ages.

The close proximity of the Greek Islands, each offering a different wedding and honeymoon experience, ensures there is a Greek wedding destination to suit all tastes. If it's a traditional Greek wedding complete with old fashioned cars and treasured photographs of the newlyweds in secluded coves you desire, then the rustic allure of Kefalonia would be difficult to beat.

For a truly spectacular wedding marrying the historic significance of Greece with a mesmerising beachside vista, St Paul's Bay at the base of the Lindos acropolis in Rhodes is an ever popular wedding destination, while a raft of traditional chapels are available for the authentic Greek Island wedding. 

Venice

Gondola featuring waterways are the beating heart of this Italian city exuding old-world romance

Relive old-world romance as the innovation for novels and plays based on Venetian life as an intoxicating haze of water-based opulence in the form of Byzantine Basilica of San Marco, to the gleaming white marble dome of the Church of the Santissimo Redentore.

The maze-like waterways of Venice are primed for a wedding and honeymoon setting incorporating intimate journeys through the city on a gondola. Enjoy fine wines complimenting food for the soul, while overlooking the unique spectacle of the boat filled Grand Canal. Guests will toast to the first of many special days for the couple from this beacon of beautiful northern Italy.

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Ibiza Weddings

Ibiza 

Enjoy your wedding the Ibiza way with ceremonies to suit all

Wedding party celebrations suitable for the big occasion can always be found in the warm Balearic climbs of Ibiza. A wide range of luxurious to budget holiday villas suitable for weddings and honeymoons are aplenty on the resort themed island, with bay views across to the small island of Formentera becoming an increasingly appealing sight for lovers wishing to wed in style.

Ibiza also has a great reputation for liberal views in terms of wedding ceremonies, catering for weddings and civil partnerships in equal measure, seeing Ibiza as a flexible wedding destination capable of producing intimate sunset occasions as much as fun filled wedding ceremonies and receptions.

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