Create That Fairy Tale Wedding

      Everyone has a dream of what they’d like their wedding day to be like. One of the most stereotypical weddings is on a beach, somewhere warm, with white sand between their toes. The movie scenes that have painted this picture in our heads have created what some people think is an unrealistic dream. But is it really that hard to achieve? It is a known fact the weddings abroad are a lot cheaper than those of a traditional church wedding. The only downside being you won’t be able to bring as many friends or family as you …

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Oh La La! Why France is a Dream Wedding Destination

  Getting married in a foreign land is right at the top of many couple’s wedding wishlist. If you have not yet considered France as being your ideal option, now is the time to think again! Each region holds different attractions so there is bound to be a destination that suits you. From wintery Alpine mountains in the north to glamorous, yacht-attracting harbours in the south, it really does depend on your personal preferences. Here we will look at just a few reasons why it is time to put France at the top of your dream wedding destination list.   …

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The best winter wedding destinations in the world

Planning a winter wedding?  Your big day doesn’t have to be about dodging the drizzle and cold climate of the UK – there is so much choice when it comes to planning a winter sun wedding.  And it can also work out a lot cheaper than a UK wedding too!  Together with travel experts, Destination2.co.uk we list the best places to have the sun shining down while you exchange vows on the most important day of your life.   Thailand   If you want the sand between your toes, endless garlands of lotus flowers, bougainvillea and orchids and a gentle laid …

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8 Romantic Things To Do In Thailand

  Thailand is a destination of discovery, excitement and new experiences.  White silken sand, cloudless blue skies, aquamarine seas, swaying palm trees, secluded beachside resorts… Thailand with the legendary friendliness and charm of the Thai people, has all the classic ingredients of a luxurious tropical romantic escape. If you are looking for a great place to make a proposal, for a honeymoon or just a romantic destination to enjoy the company of your loved one, you will find it in these places:   Private Paradise For the ultimate seclusion stay in a luxurious private villa – opt for extra space …

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Reasons to Get Romantic in Carvoeiro

    The alluring coastline of the Algarve welcomes you with breathtaking views, golden beaches framed by beautiful limestone rock, creating memorable photogenic bluffs – picture perfect bays, crystal clear waters and sandy coves lying beneath. Carvoeiro in the western Algarve, was traditionally a fishing village, now popular with couples and families alike.  Accessed by only two roads in and out of the town. The town’s beach, Praia do Carvoeiro is spread out just in front of the square,  this beautifully sheltered sandy bay is sheltered by cliffs either side and surrounded by incredible eateries; serving up an abundance of black pork, …

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Glamping Weddings

Glamping Weddings For couples who love the picturesque beauty of the outdoors, but also don’t want to sacrifice comfort and luxury at their wedding, there exists the perfect amalgamation of both, in a fabulous trend that has become loved world-wide. It is a combination of glamour and camping, known as glamping.     I know – it sounds too good to be true. But before you dismiss it as a perfect, unattainable mirage, let’s do an objective evaluation to answer some key questions. What is glamping and why is it growing in popularity? Does it live up to its promise …

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5 Simple steps for an Epic Wedding in Greece

  5 Simple steps for an Epic Wedding in Greece So, you’ve decided to get married in Greece! Marryposa Royal Events is here to provide you with all the special small tips you need, in order to have the most Epic Wedding outside your home town .   Be Sure For Every Detail Getting married abroad can be a difficult task to organize. You have to search deep about every detail and you have to think of every single matter that you may face. So first things you have to look for are:   Choose the Location Your first step …

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Real Weddings Abroad – An Orthodox Bride in Venice

  One by one the 120 candles are being lit and the 160 guests make their way in. The noise of the chatting turns into silence and the sudden quietness is a loud empty moment made of unspeakable wonder. Guests are mesmerised by the beauty of the settings: the long white candles, white as the hydrangeas that laid inside gold cups, against gold table settings, give a sense of beauty and elegance that transcends any spoken attempt of describing that what is before the guests’ eyes. Some take pictures,some take pictures of those taking pictures and it’s like a flash …

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The best long haul wedding destinations for foodies

If you’re planning your overseas wedding destination, you’ll have learned that there are so many aspects to bear in mind. Price, location, views are all important -but what about food? We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to enjoying the cuisine of other cultures in the UK, so to experience it first hand in the actual country of origin is definitely a major attraction. Travel experts at Destination2.co.uk have helped us list the top five long haul locations for foodies to tie the knot. St Lucia It was difficult to choose exactly where in the Caribbean did the best food, …

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Our pick of the best short-haul rustic wedding destinations

What defines a rustic wedding? To us, rustic weddings are dreamlike, free-spirited, laidback and as natural as possible. Discarding the usual British wedding traditions, a rustic wedding is a bespoke gathering with the focus on the couple and a celebration of love. Wondering where the best setting for this style of wedding is? With the help of the travel experts at HolidayGems.co.uk we have come up with the top five best short haul locations for the loveliest of rustic weddings. Ibiza Amid the palm trees and the white craggy rocks, the White Isle is the perfect place to get married …

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Real Weddings Abroad – An intimate ceremony on the tropical paradise island of Mauritius

  So we decided to get married!  After a long engagement and busy life commitments we decided that 2017 was the year when we would take the plunge and tie the proverbial knot. We knew that a big church wedding or even large civil ceremony at home in good old England wasn’t for us. We wanted to keep it small and personal and combine our special day with a special honeymoon and a family holiday and so we (and by this I mean me!) started trawling the net for locations and hotels which would offer us what we needed. After …

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Tips For Getting Married In The UK – When You’re Coming From Abroad

  Tips For Getting Married In The UK – When You’re Coming From Abroad Marriages can be a difficult and stressful time however, it can be even worse when you’re getting married abroad. However, there are many positives to take away from a holiday abroad, which include a holiday away and an opportunity to travel. For those who are looking to get married abroad, there some tips to consider, especially as it can require more than just booking the venue, food and entertainment. Below we’ve listed some tips just for you.     Insurance Wedding insurance may seem like the …

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Six of the Best Stateside Destinations For Your Wedding

If you are thinking or getting married in the US, then there are many different options. If you already live over here, then you don’t have to get married in your hometown. You can still have a destination wedding, but could just keep things stateside. If you would be traveling in from abroad, then there are many options to choose from. Here are some of the top US wedding destinations to help you choose where your wedding might be.     Florida If you quite like the idea of Caribbean or Mexican weather, with beautiful beaches, plus the added bonus …

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Destination Wedding Show

T H E   D E S T I N A T I O N   W E D D I N G   S H O W 10th – 11th March 2017 Royal Horticultural Halls Vincent Square London  SW1P 2QW REGISTER NOW FOR YOUR FREE TICKETS DISCOVER YOUR DREAM LOCATION From world renowned wedding locations to some undiscovered hidden gems, WedAway will showcase the most spectacular and romantic wedding destinations in regional pavilions including Italy, Portugal, Greece & Malta. Whether you are searching for a hilltop palazzo, beach-side paradise, historic city or a rural idyll, you’ll meet the planners …

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The Pros and Cons of Different Wedding Venues in the UK: Where Will You Choose?

  One of the first things that you need to do when planning a wedding is to choose the venue. It can set the tone for the rest of the wedding plans, as well as perhaps help you to decide on the date of your wedding. After all, you can only choose a certain venue when it is available. So it needs to be one of the first things you do, after choosing a budget, of course. There are so many different kinds of wedding venue to choose from. All of which have pros and cons to them. So before …

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8 Of The Best Places To Get Married In Sri Lanka

We are now back to work with a vengeance – which means more posts, new wedding & travel content and exciting stories from around the world. I’m particularly excited to welcome our first guest blogger on Weddings Abroad:  Bavani Srinu the founder of Ichiqoo, a travel website that promotes local experiences in Sri Lanka.     8 of the best places to get married in Sri Lanka. You’ve decided to take a big step. Congratulations. Planning a wedding is far more exciting than just saying ‘I do’. You need to think about your wedding dress, what the bridesmaids wear, the table linen, guest …

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The perfect destinations for your wedding

The perfect destinations for your wedding     As much as we love the UK, a wedding abroad seems to have more advantages than disadvantages. Firstly, good weather is pretty much guaranteed. Secondly, who wouldn’t want the best day of their life surrounded by exotic, tropical beauty? Thirdly, upping sticks to another country is often significantly cheaper than at home. And of course, a wedding abroad means that an ever-growing guest list can be controlled more easily. Couples find that holding their wedding in another country is often a lot more elegant and fuss-free than their at-home equivalent. With our …

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Magical Memories in Morocco

Morocco lies on the north west African coastline and offers a wealth of diverse cultures, steeped in history. From high mountains and rocky coastline to vast towering desert sand dunes dotted with magnificent oasis, Morocco is one of the most diverse landscapes in Africa. Yet it seems few people really know what lies beyond the cities of Marrakech and Casablanca.     Discover the real Morocco and explore high-walled kasbahs and wander the labyrinth of alleys filled with souks, markets and well-hidden riads. There are so many magical memories to be made in Morocco – cultural and adventure tours can be arranged through Encounters Travel who will introduce …

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The Luxury of London

London as a wedding destination is one of the most sought after locations throughout Europe. The prospect of organising a wedding with so many important and intricate details can be not only daunting and time consuming for you, but also for your attending guests  We thought you may appreciate us sharing some of our personal luxury London favourites…     Extraordinary venues One of the biggest parts of any wedding is choosing the right venue and making sure it lives up to your expectations. Dedicated London event planners One Events understand that a wedding in London should be an unforgettable experience. …

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A Quick Guide To A Beautiful Greek Wedding

A wedding in Greece is always going to be stunning and one to remember. Greece is a popular marriage location, as people just love the architecture, beaches, blue skies and turquoise waters. It can make one of the most romantic destinations! If this is somewhere you’re considering for your wedding, this quick guide can help you.   Ensuring You Meet Legal Requirements Making sure you meet the legal requirements to marry in Greece is essential before you finalize anything. You don’t want to have your heart set on Greece, only to discover later on that your marriage won’t be legally …

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Take a gamble on tying the knot in Vegas…

Take a gamble on tying the knot in Vegas…   Las Vegas is well-known for being the city that never sleeps, home to some of the most famous hotels and casinos in the world such as Caesars Palace, Mandala Bay or Bellagio, make it an obvious destination for gamblers and those who can appreciate luxury. Even though more people are choosing to gamble at home using online casinos because of its accessibility and comfort, Vegas is still a gateway to glitz, glamour, gambling and getting married!   Part of the attraction of getting married in Las Vegas is that it offers the ultimate …

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Magical Malta

Malta Weddings Enjoy a relaxed wedding in Malta’s ideal climate and romantic scenic surroundings! The cultural historic backdrop of the Maltese islands complements the timelessness of a serene marriage celebration and sumptuous reception, very much like a natural active film set, which captures and seals memories for ages to come. Malta is an ideal destination both for those who wish to have a church wedding and those who would like a civil ceremony.  Civil weddings in Malta can take place in several restaurant venues as well as exclusive villa locations. The ‘Leonardo’ in the fishing village of Marsaxlokk with sea …

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Five Florence Favourites

Our favourite top five wedding venues in and around Florence, Italy     Florence Favourite Wedding Venues With an abundance of wedding venues to choose from such as churches, palaces, villas, castles and gardens within this stunning Italian city, so rich in culture with many unmissable attractions, you will be spoilt for choice. WeddingsAbroad.com have chosen our five favourites from in and around Firenze to share with you.   GRAND HOTEL VILLA CORA A five-star mansion dating back to the nineteenth century just a few steps away from Boboli and the Oltrarno. Enjoy their heated swimming pool in the park, the wellness area …

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Hayman Island

Hayman Island – Honeymoon Heaven     One&Only Hayman Island Resort located in the Whitsunday islands at the Great Barrier Reef – an exclusive sanctuary in a private island setting. Hayman Island, Australia’s iconic private island resort, reflects the harmony of nature, restorative peace, indulgence and adventure amongst the beautiful Whitsunday Islands off the Queensland Coast. World class facilities and restaurants along with magnificent marine life and a variety of land based activities make a stay at Hayman truly memorable. There are no airports on Hayman Island. We flew into nearby Hamilton Island – then were warmly greeted by the luxury …

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Wedding Custom – Finland

Wedding Custom – Finland     It is a Finnish wedding custom for the newlywed’s to sit together in designated seats of honour at the wedding reception. The bride holds a sieve, covered by a shawl, into which guests deposit gifts of cash.     At some weddings, the bride’s mother-in-law or godmother puts a china plate on top of the her head when the newlywed’s begin their wedding dance, usually a waltz. After the plate falls, the pieces of broken china foretell the number of children the couple can expect to have.  

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New Wedding Venue in Ronda, Spain

Ronda Weddings – Set in the heart of Andalucía, surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills sits The Lodge Ronda. Inspired by African lodges this grand guesthouse resides on 22 acres of private ground. The main lounge features a large fireplace and lounge with multiple decks overlooking the lawn and swimming pool with a backdrop of the “Serrania de Ronda” mountains. Host your wedding ceremony outdoors in the incredible gardens.  We host weddings for up to 90 guests in an elegant yet familiar way in the gardens and next to the pool of The Lodge. From choosing the best menus, the …

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Anyone for Cricket? Or an Underwater Wedding?

WeddingsAbroad.com – Underwater Wedding Introducing sporting events at weddings is one way to get creative. For destination weddings especially, location-specific sports are included as part of the activities. For instance, at a destination wedding in Kerala, the couple wanted to organise boat races for the guests, says Pereira. And at a destination wedding at a palace in Jodhpur, with more than 1,000 people in attendance, a polo match was organised between the groom’s and the bride’s families, says accessory merchandiser Aashumi C. Cricket has become a huge part of such wedding celebrations, says Jarret of Marry Me Wedding Planners. Matches …

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Caribbean Paradise – Cayman Islands

Nestled in the calm, turquoise waters of the western Caribbean, lies the peaceful British Overseas Territory known as the Cayman Islands. Consisting of three islands just 480 miles south of Miami, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman remain our little piece of paradise. For couples looking to plan an exotic island wedding, the Cayman Islands offers something few destinations can match…exquisite natural beauty infused with civility and commitment. The result is a sort of “barefoot elegance” that promises to make your special day truly remarkable. Whether you’re planning a grand, sophisticated church wedding for 200, or an intimate beachfront ceremony for …

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Saying “I do” just became easier for couples – British Virgin Islands (BVI)

Tortola, British Virgin Islands, September 13, 2012 – Saying, “I do” just became easier for couples heading to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) for their nuptials: Brides and grooms can now get married 24 hours after arriving to the Territory! On September 3, the BVI Government made significant changes by amending the Marriage Act (Cap 272): Residency requirements for ‘Special Licence’ were shortened from three (3) days to one (1) day, a new fee schedule was introduced, and the steps to obtain a licence were all transferred to the Civil Registry for a ‘One Stop Shop’ process. Couples even have the …

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Italian Mountain Weddings – Winter Weddings

Italian Mountain Weddings When you are looking for a fairytale winter wedding, mountain weddings are the ideal choice to fulfill your dreams. Mountain weddings offer stunning settings, fresh air and the opportunities for gorgeous photographs. Italian mountains offer guests the opportunity to plan outdoor weddings including mountain top ceremonies, ski slopes wedding, romantic chalet wedding …   Immerse yourselves in Italian mountain romance in the charming villages of Alps mountains. Marry in a charming chalet or outdoor with a breathtaking view over the Dolomites. There are many great venues where to hold your winter wedding in Italy.   For further …

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Special Offers for Weddings in Amalfi Coast

Special Offers Weddings Amalfi Coast – Destination Wedding Experts     WEDDING SPECIAL OFFERS IN AMALFI COAST Fantastic weddings on the Amalfi Coast on terraces overlooking the sea! Wedding weeks (or minimum 3 nights) IN POSITANO in the most INCREDIBLE PRIVATE VILLA!!! 20% discount off standard wedding package 20% discount off all services Hotel rates discounted For further information please click here…………..  

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Special Offers for Weddings in Tuscany

Special Offers Weddings Tuscany    WEDDING SPECIAL OFFERS IN TUSCANY Fantastic offers for you! Wedding in an enchanting castle in hearth of Tuscany (religious ceremonies in an intimate chapel!) Wedding in a luxury hotel terrace in Florence 20% discount off standard wedding package 20% discount off all services Hotel rates discounted Please click here for further information…….

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Up, Up and Away – Hot Air Balloon Wedding Over Tuscany?

Hot Air Balloon Wedding     Tuscany with its landscapes and historical sites, offers a great opportunity for hot air ballooning. The surrounding areas of Florence (Chianti, Mugello valley) or Siena (Crete Senesi, Pienza, San Gimignano, Montepulciano), Volterra and the north of Maremma (etruscan archeological sites) represent some potential areas for unforgettable flights. We can arrange additional balloons for your guests. Or you can choose to have the ceremony on the ground and then just the couple take off. The balloon wedding might be a better option for a couple eloping, so for just the two of them, alone, in …

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Weddings Honeymoons Mauritius…….

Weddings Honeymoons Mauritius     Mauritius has all the ingredients for a truly romantic wedding abroad or a superb Indian Ocean honeymoon. It offers everything from superb beachside hotels, romantic accommodation, plenty of free activities, superb cuisine to excellent, relaxed service from friendly staff. If you are looking for a wedding abroad Mauritius is perfect. Nothing much beats saying ‘I do’ on a beach lapped by the Indian Ocean, and with a choice of eight romantic, beachfront hotels in Mauritius we have the perfect location for your wedding abroad. We arrange over 300 weddings in Mauritius each year so you …

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Something old, something new and something cheap

Credit Crunch Weddings Gran Canaria – Weddings in Gran Canaria   With the cost of weddings generally rising in the UK and Ireland, the demand for overseas weddings is once again increasing in 2009. The deciding factor is once again value for money and ensuring that your wedding day is perfect in everyway. To limit the effect of the current economic climate, our preferred partner, Gran Canaria Weddings and Celebrations launched a Credit Crunch Wedding Package where the couples can make significant savings on their wedding day without cutting corners or reducing the quality of service provided. Getting married in …

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Altitude – London’s Premier Venue in the Sky!

One of my dear friend’s from Australia informed me today he is coming over to the UK in the summer to attend a family wedding. Check out the amazing new venue where the wedding ceremony is to be held! Altitude is situated right next to the London Eye, Houses of Parliament and the River Thames and commands stunning views of all of London and her prominent landmarks. Altitude offers more than London’s most inspiring view, we have an exceptional venue matched by impeccable facilities and innovative service. We have delivered unrivalled events for some of the countries leading organizations. Altitude …

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Thailand Weddings

Thailand Weddings    We can now arrange innovative, stylish and memorable weddings and celebrations at luxurious resorts on Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Phuket, Thailand. Our knowledgeable and experienced team in the U.K. and Australia ensures that you can now host your ideal event in Thailand without the concerns associated with dealing with overseas suppliers such as language, cultural and time-difference barriers; being overcharged or misled about what you will receive on arrival; or not having the time to visit Thailand before inviting your guests to your wedding. Locations in stunning turquoise waters and world-class golf courses are some of …

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Winter White Weddings!

Winter White Weddings in Lapland, Finland     You are sitting in a sledge pulled by husky dogs. It takes you through a magical snow covered forest. The snow is so white that you wonder whether it is real. Finally you reach your destination. A chapel made of ice and snow. You step in the chapel and look around. The chapel is decorated by ice sculptures and it is the most beautiful place you have ever seen. It is totally quiet. In the evening magical lights, the Aurora Borealis, light up the sky. Is this a dream… Other possible venues …

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Exciting news from Gran Canaria!

Unlike mainland Spain where it’s virtually impossible for non-residents to get married due to the red tape etc, Here in Gran Canaria we have overcome all of the previous problems to enable non-residents to come to the island and get legally married at one of the many special and unique venues that we have to offer throughout the year.     We are now able to process all of the legal paperwork on behalf of the couples whilst they sit back and relax as their dream wedding unfolds. They do not have to visit the Island before hand,just submit their …

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