Saturday, July 2, 2016
Real Weddings Abroad

Real Weddings Abroad

Destination weddings are becoming more and popular, with a huge percentage of brides choosing to tie the knot abroad. We know what makes a good wedding wherever in the world it is... Just make sure that you check out the rules and requirements of the country that you choose to marry in.

We love featuring destination brides at Wedding Ideas, too. Enjoy our pick of the best.

Simply choose from our 'Real Weddings Abroad' posts to get inspired and start planning your wedding like a pro

Gemma and Leigh tie the knot in a tropical wedding in the Dominican Republic

A tropical wedding abroad in cerise and sunshine for Gemma and...

YELLOW + CERISE | TROPICAL THEME | BEACH SIDE WEDDING DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | FIREWORKS UNDER THE STARS | STELLA YORK EMBELLISHED GOWN Gemma and Leigh’s...
Be inspired by Nicci and Vaughn's boho-chic big day, where all things rustic are enhanced with sparkles and touches of opulent gold

Be inspired by Nicci and Vaughn’s boho-chic big day

RUSTIC CHARM | BOHO-CHIC | GOLD ACCENTS | CHALKBOARD CAKE | SOUTH AFRICA GRECIAN STYLE FLORALS - WHITE ROSES, SUCCULENTS + OLIVE LEAVES How did you...

A vision in red and navy for Jaqueline & Brock’s New...

RED + NAVY | HANDMADE SOLA FLOWERS |NEW JERSEY CHURCH CEREMONY | CORK DECOR DETAILS | RED BRIDESMAIDS | NAVY SUITS & COGNAC SHOES| Childhood...

A beautiful Florence castle courtyard wedding ceremony with an arch of...

FLORENCE CASTLE WEDDING | POWDER BLUE + PINK | ITALIAN FEAST + MILLEFEUILLE CAKE | FLORAL ARCH OUTDOOR CEREMONY | JAZZ BAND | SPAGHETTI...
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A beautiful French wedding with delicate vintage touches

Fiona and Tom had a stunning French wedding, which includes tons of beautiful handmade details… Excited and giggly was how Fiona felt when she first...
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A hot pink wedding in Italy for our publisher, Kelly!

This gorgeous pink wedding day saw our publisher, Kelly marry Simon in stunning Sorrento! The sun certainly shone on their special day… The proposal Kelly always...
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Lucy and Ashley celebrated their wedding abroad with a SPLASH

We always love to see something a little different at weddings, and this wedding abroad certainly did. Here's Lucy and Ashley's story… After a couple...
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Top tips for saving money on your winter wedding abroad

The average UK wedding costs a staggering £24,000. Given the high costs and unpredictable British weather, it's no wonder 1 in 5 of us...
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It was a stripey affair for Jacqui and Matthew’s big day

Blue was the colour, and stripes was the pattern for Jacqui and Matthew's contemporary wedding in South Africa… How they met Jacqui fell for Matthew on...
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A trip to Italy’s Amalfi coast for their sunny seaside wedding

Rebecca and Scott had a fun and fruity fiesta on Italy's sunny Amalfi coast, making a perfect seaside wedding that all the guests clearly...
Louise and Chris had a beautiful military wedding on the shores of Lake Como © Jess Petrie

Louise and Chris had a beautiful military wedding on the shores...

Louise and Chris's gorgeous military wedding took place in a beautiful Italian setting... How they met “Chris and I first met at school, but hadn’t seen...

Annette and Greg’s chic, sunshine-filled real wedding in Tuscany

How they met “When we first met, I knew I was in a world of trouble,” laughs Annette. “I had just transferred from my company’s...

Getting married abroad? You HAVE to see this stunning Ibiza wedding

Today we thought we’d feature a stunning real-life Ibiza wedding, captured by the fabulous Gypsy Westwood (who's lucky enough to be based on the...

We love Rachel and Tim’s beautiful outdoor real wedding in New...

How they met “I was on a working holiday visa for two years and met Tim through work. He’s the one who actually screened my...

“Why we loved our wedding abroad!” by real couple Tania and...

Weddings abroad are growing in popularity every year – and with guaranteed sunshine and the chance to slash the budget, we can see why!...
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Wedding Ideas goes behind the scenes at a real wedding in...

It's a hard life working on a wedding magazine, you know. Looking at gorgeous wedding dresses all day, spotting amazing real-life details and then...

An incredible wedding abroad in Brazil with Gabi and Jonas

How they met “We met at a party when we were at university,” explains Gabriela. “He was the first person I spoke to when I...

A glamorous New York wedding with Christina and Andrew

How they met “We met at my friend’s Mexican bar, when Andy was in New York (it was actually the last night of his holiday)....

A romantic real-life wedding abroad in Thailand with Claire and Daryl

Daryl and Claire traveled through Thailand two years before their wedding day there in January 2012 and fell in love with the beautiful beaches,...

A wonderful real-life wedding with Italian flair on Lake Como

How they met “Chris and I first met at school, but hadn’t seen each other for over 22 years,” explains Louise. “He got in touch...