Overseas weddings are on the rise, up by 14 per cent, according to the latest reports. It’s easy to see why; not only can a wedding abroad be cost-effective, but it can lend itself to some of the most picturesque backdrops. From the comfort of your luxury villa rental to exchanging vows on the sandy shores of the beach, the world is quite literally your oyster!
If you’re looking for wedding day inspiration, then look no further. Compiled by our team of travel experts, here are four of the most stunning destinations for getting married.
Romance in Ibiza
Anyone who has visited the White Isle will know that it’s a spiritual destination, and one that lends itself perfectly to wedding ceremonies.
Dotted near the shores of Sant Jordi, Villa Rochelle offers mesmerizing views across the island. Its privileged secluded position, also makes it ideal for saying your nuptials in the privacy of your own Ibiza luxury vacation rental.
For hedonistic types, another romantic destination is Café del Mar in San Antonio. Sail up in your private yacht as the sun goes down – there’s no greater place for saying ‘I do’.
Honeymooners paradise – Italy
Italy is consistently voted as one of the best top destinations in the world for overseas weddings and honeymoons.
The rolling hills of Tuscany lend themselves perfectly to bride and grooms to-be, with vineyards galore and luscious green fields. Follow this with champagne over ice at your own Tuscany villa, far away from the tourists. Villa Larissa is one of the most spectacular, with its modern architecture and private terrace for carrying on the celebrations.
For unmistakable Italian charm, head to Positano on the Amalfi Coast. Clusters bars, hotels and restaurants hang off the cliff edge to create a dramatic setting. Suitable for smaller parties, the views here are simply spectacular.
Miami’s Glamourous Shores
With its glorious weather, outdoor Miami weddings are very in vogue. Better still from the privacy of your villa rental Miami. With its sprawling 17,060 sq ft grounds, Villa Lori is the utlimate setting for an intimate outdoor wedding. Boasting uninterrupted views across Biscayne Bay, it promises beautiful wedding photos that you’ll look back with happy memories.
Another popular outdoor venue is Miami Botanical Gardens. Getting back to nature, this 2.6 acre oasis features subtropical plants that create a grandeur and elegance for your big day.
Sanctuary in St Barths
The French Caribbean island of St Barths is known for its lavish luxury and award-winning beaches.
The quartier of Anse des Cayas in Saint Barths is one of the best examples of these, making it ideal for all your elopement dreams. This quiet spot is not far from the best St Barths villa rentals in the area, meaning you won’t have to venture too far. With golden sand and turquoise waters, the local beach is the perfect place for all those newlywed photos.
For postcard-perfect views out to sea, Marigot Bay beach is another wonderful location for your wedding day. There’s plenty of Coconut Groves here, as well as high-end restaurants for exchanging vows under the watchful eyes of the exotic local birds.
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