Getting married is one of the biggest things we’ll do in our lives. If your loved one has popped that all important question, and you’ve said yes, the first thing you’ll probably want to decide is where you’d like your big day to be held.
We do have some absolutely stunning spots in the UK, but sometimes you just can’t beat the endless blue skies, pure white powder soft beaches, iconic architecture and incredible landscapes of destinations far and away.
Some close friends of mine got married in Canada a few years ago, in a stunning location just outside of Ottawa and I thought to myself, when the time comes for me to have my big day, I’d like to do something like that; something that’s unique to me and a bit different.
Can you imagine standing at the edge of the water in some Caribbean Paradise on a beautiful afternoon, the sun glows with a beautiful warmth and the scent of tropical flowers fills the air; is there a better way to declare your commitment to each other.
Here are some luxurious locations around the world with the perfect spot to say “I do”.
1. New York
The setting for a New York wedding would have to be the most famous park in the world; Central Park. A green oasis away from the excitement of the city, Central Park is a beautiful place and romance fills the air. I remember watching an episode of Don’t Tell the Bride; where the groom organises the wedding, and the location was Central Park. I can imagine how the bride felt as she stepped into the horse drawn carriage and headed deep into the park; probably the happiest woman on earth.
Cyprus was the home of Aphrodite; the Goddess of love, so it’s quite apt that it should feature in my list. Cyprus may not be the first place that springs to mind for a wedding, but the beautiful weather, hidden coves and golden beaches make this a great choice if you want to stay a bit closer to home. You could choose the Dome Beach Hotel and Resort in Nissi Bay for your ceremony. With its stunning minimalist design, you could say “I do” amongst the lush, fragrant gardens or on the terrace overlooking the sea; just beautiful.
Greece; home to idyllic white beaches, white washed villages and lush hillsides filled with olive groves. You could choose from any of the Greek Islands for your special day as they all have something unique about them. From elegant Santorini to the spotless coastline of Skiathos, you’ll find the perfect location in Greece to make your day truly special.
How do you fancy saying your vows, then jumping into the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean to swim with sea turtles and other colourful marine life; what a way to celebrate your union. With miles and miles of idyllic powder soft beaches and swaying palm trees, you’re bound to get swept up in the magic and romance of Mexico. At the Akumal Bay Beach and Wellness Resort on the Riviera Maya, you can have your ceremony under a beautiful canopy right on the shoreline; how incredible would that be?
If you’re the sort of laid-back couple who like to relax and kick off your shoes, you wouldn’t go far wrong with choosing Jamaica for you idyllic wedding. The swaying palm trees, the gentle sound of a steel band to walk down the aisle; this really is a tropical paradise and would certainly get my vote for a chilled out ceremony. Say your vows on a breath-taking sugar sand beach then enjoy cocktails with your loved ones whilst you watch the sun go down; I can just imagine it now.
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Where would you choose to go for the most magical wedding overseas?