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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' below to get inspired and start planning your wedding like a pro

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Louise and Chris had a beautiful military wedding on the shores of Lake Como

Louise and Chris had a beautiful military wedding on the shores of Lake Como © Jess Petrie

Louise and Chris’s gorgeous military wedding took place in a beautiful Italian setting… How they met “Chris and I first met at…

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…

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…

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

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

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

Weddings abroad are growing in popularity every year – and with guaranteed sunshine and the chance to slash the budget, we can…

Wedding Ideas goes behind the scenes at a real wedding in Jamaica

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

A real wedding abroad with Italian flair

Francesca is Italian and Ben had always wanted to get married in a castle. So the obvious choice? A fairytale wedding, in…

A real-life wedding on board a luxury yacht in Cyprus

When real-life bride Lucy Woods visited Cyprus on holiday, she knew exactly where she was going to get married! Lucy reveals all…

Jennifer and Jayson’s stunning real life wedding abroad

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Fall head over heels in love with this American wedding, in all its soft-summery glory… WHO: Jennifer & Jayson WHERE: The Coloma…

A real wedding abroad from across the pond with Emily and James

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Thinking of marrying in the USA? Let this Florida wedding fill you with inspiration… WHO: Emily & James WHERE: Hawks Cay Resort,…

An intimate, dreamy Lake Garda wedding full of Italian romance

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Stephanie and Liam took a trip to Italy for their romantic Lake Garda wedding. Filled with fun and laughter, it’s a perfect…

An incredible royal blue real wedding taking ‘something blue’ to the next level

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This cute couple let the traditional ‘something blue’ be a part of their theme. Perfect for a late summer, garden wedding… WHO:…

Real wedding abroad winners! Deborah and Lee tie the knot on Rhodes

Lucky couple Deborah and Lee got hitched on the romantic Greek island of Rhodes… Back in the December issue of Wedding Ideas,…

A fabulous wedding in a magical, medieval castle with a shell pink theme

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A magical, fairytale real wedding in a medieval castle in Kent. Charmaine and Chris got married in Feburary 2012. WHO: Charmaine and…

An amazing mediterranean real wedding abroad in Ravello, Italy

David arranged the cutest proposal for Olivia – read on to hear all about it! They were married in August 2011… Who:…

A stunning New York wedding in Central Park for Lucille and Michael

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This wonderful couple got an authentic bite of the Big Apple, marrying in their favourite city in the world. Read on for…