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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 Wedding Holidays

Carribean and Mexican Weddings

If your daydream wedding is set against a sun-soaked backdrop of sugar-white sand and dipping palms then Mexico and the Caribbean have got it covered. Caribbean hotspots such as Barbados and Jamaica offer a slice of island paradise, with an infectious party spirit that will keep guests dancing until dawn.

Mexico’s glitzy Cancun is a stunning natural palette of luminous blue skies, turquoise waters and clear bright sands. High-end, all-inclusive resorts are Cancun’s forte; from food and decorations to a deluxe honeymoon suite, you can have everything taken care of at one stunning beachside location.

Dubrovnik Holidays

Dubrovnik’s UNESCO-protected Old Town, with its cluster of baroque churches and 16th-century palaces, is a truly atmospheric wedding destination. The likes of the Rector's Palace and Sponza Palace offer dramatic settings and simple elegance. 

This popular part of southern Croatia also offers glorious wide sandy beaches, elegant hotels and lush gardens for those keen on a wedding with a difference. You can even get married in a cave and have your reception on adjoining terraces overlooking the sea.

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Lake Como Wedding Ideas

Lake Como Weddings

North Italy’s Lake Como is truly spectacular. Its deep blue waters and cascading greenery is an indisputably idyllic wedding setting, and the undulating shoreline is peppered with ancient churches and grand villas perfect for atmospheric ceremonies and luxury stays.

Wedding parties can make the most of the lakeside location with activities such as scuba-diving, sailing, waterskiing and windsurfing. Wine tastings and cookery courses will get you properly acquainted with the region’s signature dishes and tipples, while sumptuous spas are on hand for pre-wedding pampering.

Nice Weddings

Tie the knot Brad and Angelina style in a vast rustic chateau in the midst of sweeping greenery or opt for Nice’s famed art deco seaside glamour with a candle-lit alfresco banquet beside the water. Whatever your preference, Nice and the surrounding Côte D’Azur have chic elegance in abundance.

The winding lanes of the city’s historic Old Town offer an interesting and free backdrop for photos, and those with the budget and high-society inclinations can plump for the 5-star rooms and Michelin-starred food of exclusive Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Brad and Angelina’s preferred hangout during the Cannes Film Festival.

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Greece Weddings

Greece Weddings

Whether exuberantly embracing Greek wedding traditions with some ouzo-fuelled plate smashing or fancy a low-key get-together on a quiet bay, Greece’s array of sizzling islands never disappoints.

Secluded coves dotted along a rugged, sun-bleached coastline are ideal for intimate weddings in Zante; particularly popular is Cameo Island, accessed by a wooden walkway over the water. Parasol-fringed beaches overlooking the twinkling Aegean Sea are in good supply in Skiathos, while Crete’s traditional villages with their cobbled lanes and far-reaching ocean vistas are thoroughly charming.

Venice Weddings

For fairytale romance and old-world class, Venice is the ticket. Opulent hotels and palaces are the venues for lavish dos, and there are majestic churches galore, from the towering Byzantine Basilica of San Marco, to the gleaming white marble dome of the Church of the Santissimo Redentore.

This north Italian city’s historic waterways can add something truly unique to your day, whether following the lead of George and Amal Clooney and sailing your guests along the Grand Canal on a flotilla of boats, or gliding off into the sunset just the two of you on a traditional gondola, champagne in hand.

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Ibiza Wedding Ideas

Ibiza Weddings

Ibiza’s golden sunsets and silvery shores have been inspiring musicians and artists for decades, and this natural beauty is today a much coveted wedding destination. The beaches are a clear winner, from dreamy beach blessings in the fresh morning light to sunset ceremonies on Ibiza’s west coast – a prime position to take in that famous view.

Ibiza Town’s illuminated cobbled streets, whitewashed buildings and elevated position offering symphony-worthy sea views make for an equally magical setting, or head off inland and take over a luxury villa complete with pools and flower-laden terraces.