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Whether you and your partner have decided to elope or just want to get married somewhere a little different (and hopefully warmer), there's no denying the appeal of getting married overseas. And it seems you're not alone. Travel company Kuoni reported an increase in forward bookings for weddings abroad of 40% for 2020 compared to 2019. Getting hitched abroad can often be cheaper than your average British wedding, and you can combine your nuptials and your honeymoon into one amazing trip of a lifetime. It's a big world out there, so how do you chose the perfect wedding destination for you and your other half?
To help you decide, we've picked out some of the most romantic wedding destinations, from all corners of the globe.
What better place to get married than on the 'island of love'? The mythical birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, Cyprus makes the ideal destination for true romantics. With the perfect blend of rich culture and stunning scenery, you're sure to find something perfect for you and your beloved in Cyprus. Whether you say, 'I do' with your toes in the sand, at one of the beautiful 5-star hotels or at the stunning Paphos Medieval Castle, the beautiful island of Cyprus makes for an unforgettable wedding destination.
Notorious for its wacky and wonderful weddings, a Las Vegas wedding is all about glitz, glamour, and over-the-top luxury. If having an Elvis impersonator serenade you while you say your vows is your kind of thing, the infamous Graceland Wedding Chapel may be the perfect destination for your nuptials. Or if you're looking for somewhere a little less flamboyant but no less spectacular, you could head to the remarkable Red Rock Canyon for a laid-back outdoor wedding.
Craving an intimate Caribbean wedding? The lush tropical island of Grenada has a laid-back charm and a slower pace compared to some of the busier Caribbean Islands, making it the ideal setting for a low-key wedding. Dubbed the 'Isle of Spice', Grenada promises gentle sea breezes carrying the amazing scent of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove, adding a sensuous touch to any beach ceremony. If a beach wedding isn't what you're after, Grenada offers a wide range of alternative venues. Maybe a fragrant tropical garden or a luxurious villa is more your style. Whatever you chose, we're sure you'll have a gorgeous day in Grenada!
With impressive temples, beautiful beaches and bustling cities, it's little wonder so many people fall head over heels in love with Thailand. Nicknamed the 'Land of Smiles', Thailand is famous for its welcoming hospitality. You can choose to have your wedding ceremony on the beach, at an exclusive hotel or even in a Buddhist Temple such as the tranquil Wat Plai Laem in Ko Samui.
If you dream of tying the knot overlooking the captivating Savannah Plains, a wedding in Kenya offers something truly unique. Ideal for those seeking a little adventure, Kenya boasts enormous National Parks packed with the most spectacular wildlife, perfect for a safari themed wedding. You may even have an elephant or two plodding past in your wedding photos!
Our list just wouldn't be complete without mentioning one of the most romantic countries in the world. From the sun-kissed terraces overlooking the Amalfi Coast to the stunning landscapes of Florence and Rome, Italy never fails to impress. If you've always dreamed of a fairy-tale wedding, look no further than Venice. You can exchange your vows while floating on a gondola on the famous Grand Canal, or in a medieval castle in the intriguing Venetian countryside. Venice truly symbolises love and romance, and if it's good enough for George and Amal Clooney, it's good enough for us!
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