Everyone has different perspectives on what a wedding should be: some believe in the beauty of tradition, while others might prefer to do something bold, modern or a little bit out there. Whatever your view, one of the best things about planning your second wedding is that you have an opportunity to be a little more inventive with your aesthetic after having played by all of the expected rules the first time around. If you are searching for a location that is a little different for your wedding this time around, while still maintaining that romantic atmosphere, then a wedding abroad could be just the right decision for you! To give you some inspiration, here are seven of the best global destinations to host your big day.
Greece has a spectacular variety of settings to get married in, making it the perfect location if you’d like something versatile. Why not have a city wedding, before exploring a variety of Villa holidays around the country for your honeymoon? Or vice versa if you’d prefer a country or beach side wedding. Greece has one of the most hospitable and welcoming atmospheres, perfect for a relaxing and family friendly environment. Not only that, but the history, culture, and traditions in Greece are so varied, beautiful and romantic, that your wedding will be lifted by the natural magic of this stunning nation.
If you’re looking for a beautiful island where it’s impossible to tell where the sea ends and the sky begins, then St. Lucia might well be the very place you are looking for. Picture this: you stand beach side, with the sun setting low over the turquoise seas, saying your I Do’s against a backdrop of the most rich and vibrant greenery. Doesn’t that paint the most picturesque image of all that you would want for your wedding day? If you are looking to achieve that young, wild and free bohemian vibe for your big day, then St Lucia would make the perfect destination for you to tie the knot with the one you love.
If you’re looking to really bring the romance to your big day, then what better country to tie the knot in than the setting of the greatest love affair of all time: Romeo and Juliet? While you will be aiming for a happier ending than that of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy, it can’t be denied that Italy boasts some of the most beautiful cities in the world, from the romantic canals of Venice, to the rolling hills of Tuscany. If you are in search of a beautiful aesthetic, then Italy has to be high on your list of choices.
If you don’t mind spending a day or two travelling, and are looking for the literal polar opposite of home to get married in, then why not consider Australia as the destination for your wedding day? In a country such as this, which is renowned for its beaches and wildlife, you would be remiss not to have an outdoor wedding to make the most of the beautiful weather and extraordinary landscapes.
Thailand is on the rise as one of the most popular travel destinations right now, and it’s no surprise as to why! Thailand manages to create a natural balance between the busy streets of its vibrant cities, and the calming atmosphere that encompasses the variety of beaches across the country. There is a range of destinations across Thailand that would create the perfect backdrop for you to say your vows in the most beautiful way, so it won’t take long for you to find your ideal destination in this charming country.
Ireland might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of a destination wedding, but it definitely should be on your list. Ireland is an incredibly picturesque country that boasts some beautiful countryside and benefits from a family orientated atmosphere. It is widely believed that the Irish know how to do grandeur, so if you’re looking to create a luxurious celebration and go the extra mile, Ireland should definitely be one of your top considerations.
Finally, how can we forget the country that houses the ‘City of Love’? France has long been marked as one of the most romantic countries in the world, with their fine wines and love of exquisite foods. From a city wedding atop the Eiffel Tower in Paris to a warmer sea-side affair in the south of France, there isn’t any aesthetic you can’t achieve for your big day in this beautiful country.