Weddings Abroad, have been arranging unique, exciting destination weddings and vow renewal ceremonies all over the world since 1999. Combining the personal touch with a thorough knowledge of the market.

We have become the premier online resource, for couples considering marriage or vow renewals outside their native country. A wedding day or a vow renewal ceremony is truly a personal occasion, with all aspects of the celebration specifically tailored to the couple’s lifestyles and personalities… you can dream it… can create it!

Karen Thornton-Brown - Founder

Karen Thornton-Brown, the founder of, has been making her mark in the wonderful world of weddings since planning her own destination wedding in Sydney, Australia whilst living in the UK. With style, passion and dedication to her industry, Karen has earned the respected reputation as a preeminent wedding planner and wedding/travel blogger.

With total dedication to this very challenging, interesting, exciting and rewarding career, where no two events are the same, she is the natural choice for today’s stylish couples. Karen has personally visited most of the wedding locations we offer throughout the site, and has therefore assessed their suitability for our discerning clients.

Now you can create the wedding of your dreams independently using or “hand-picked” venue & supplier directory.  We have selected our preferred and recommended venues and suppliers throughout the world, those especially used to dealing with couples who live away from their chosen place of marriage.  This site is not about quantity of listings, but more the quality and standard of those whom we choose to share with our couples.

Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions that you may have or email directly to