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

Hanging greenery chandeliers, trestle tables on the rooftop and stunning South African sea views... what's not to love about this rustic wedding in the city

This Rustic Wedding In The City Had Gorgeous Greenery Details

Karla & Murray This rustic wedding took place both in the city and beside the sea, in stunning and sunny South Africa PHOTOGRAPHY BY June Joubert...
Want your wedding day to be the best party ever? Take inspiration from this bohemian Ibiza wedding for a big day that is stylish and super fun!

This Bohemian Ibiza Wedding Was The Best Party Ever!

Karen & Stuart Dream catchers, feathers and flowers for a bohemian Ibiza wedding party by the sea PHOTOGRAPHY BY Samie Lee Photography, samieleephotography.com     While a chance encounter brought...
This destination wedding in Mallorca captures the laid-back, al fresco magic of the Mediterranean. Simply chic olive sprigs and succulents add style...

You’ll Love This Laid-Back Destination Wedding In Mallorca

Claire & Ben This destination wedding makes the most of summer’s invitingly warm nights with a relaxed, al fresco approach PHOTOGRAPHY BY Violeta Minnick, violetaminnick.com     Ben and Claire...
Recognise this bride? Colette has featured on the cover of Wedding Ideas before, but this time we share her big day, wearing a Kobus Dippenaar wedding dress

Inside The Wedding Of A Wedding Ideas Cover Model With A...

Colette & Michael   A stunning South African winery wedding featuring a Kobus Dippenaar wedding dress   PHOTOGRAPHY Kristi Agier Photography, kristiagier.com Who would have guessed that an innocent spot of...
Stylish, classic, elegant - this Sorrento destination wedding has it all, AND it was held in stunning museum gardens. Ready to be inspired?

You’ll Love This Glamorous Sorrento Destination Wedding

Danielle & Ashleigh This couple chose a sunny Sorrento destination wedding held in a beautiful museum garden PHOTOGRAPHY: Rob & Sarah Jones, Pure Creations Photography, purecreationsphotography.com   Since sharing their first...
This Lake Como wedding sets new standards for Italian glamour! It's a must-see for inspiration if you're planning your wedding abroad...

Glamorous Brides Will Love This Palatial Lake Como Wedding

Emma & Scott A classical Lake Como celebration surrounded by palatial mosaics and perfect sunshine PHOTOGRAPHY BY Amy Faith Photography, amyfaithphotography.com After spending the day on a boat...

Ever wondered what the wedding of a wedding planner would look...

Alana & Jack   The dreamy destination wedding day of a wedding planner and stylist... PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHELLA, SHELL DE MAR, shelldemar.com     When at first you don’t succeed, try and...
Dejan and Natali's Shakespearean love story with a romantic proposal on Juliet's balcony and a red, gold and white Renaissance wedding theme!

Natali and Dejan’s Shakespearean love story

Natali & Dejan   Inspired by Shakespearean love stories and eternal romance, you'll be hard pushed to find a more romantic wedding than this! PHOTOGRAPHY FotoTomic     A beautifully detailed and...

High school sweethearts marry on an intimate Greek beach

Laura + Christopher A TIKI TORCH-LINED PRIVATE BEACH CEREMONY... PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALEX GIOTOPOULOS V&A Giotopoulos      High school best friends who became sweethearts; Laura and Christopher have the love...
10 confessions of a real-life destination wedding bride including bridezilla moments, complete changes of plans, momentary meltdowns and the perfect day!

10 confessions of a real-life destination wedding bride

Ever wondered what really goes on behind the scenes of a wedding? What drives couples crazy? What nightmares they encounter? Behind the glitz and...

A chic chateau wedding beneath a canopy of flowers

Charlotte + Jamie A THREE DAY CELEBRATION OF POOL PARTIES, BARBECUES AND A BREATH-TAKING DESTINATION WEDDING... PHOTOGRAPHY BY LYDIA TAYLOR JONES, lydiataylorjones.com     When a wedding follows a proposal...

A romantic and rustic look wedding overseas for childhood sweethearts

Emmee & Danny  These childhood sweethearts said “I do” in Cyprus PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICK WILD PHOTOGRAPHY nickwildphotography.co.uk     Emmee and Danny met at just fifteen, so when the question finally...

South African Sunshine sparked the love for this family farm wedding

Jaime + Blake   Streaming South African sunshine lit this couple’s family farm wedding PHOTOGRAPHY BY JUNE JOUBERT, junejoubert.co.za   Just a glimpse at the Durban races in South Africa...

A DIY vibe and bohemian beach wedding

JESS + PAUL     It came as a bit of a shock to be honest, although it was a lovely one! Paul proposed on my 24th birthday...
This vintage wedding is a colourful handmade masterpiece that is guaranteed to inspire you! Bright, bohemian colours and the best DIY decor ever...

This vintage wedding is a colourful handmade masterpiece!

Adina & Andrei   Two days before New Year’s Eve, Andy decorated my room with fairy lights and photos of us. He left a beautiful dress...
A cream and coral wedding in the sunny and stunning destination of Cyprus! Airy drapes, feminine flowers, a dream dress - be inspired by this real wedding!

A coral wedding in the Cyprus sunshine

Emma & Zed   Shortly after we had taken over the guesthouse in Whitby that my late father ran, Zed took me out for a drink....

Pretty portuguese tiles inspired a striking blue wedding

Leanne & Dan   Dan surprised me with a trip to Iceland on my birthday. He’d been acting a bit strange and even shouted out, “oh...

The sunset deck wedding in Phuket

Not long after I had moved to New Zealand when I was 15, Adam took me to the cinema to see a film. He...

A perfect pastel wedding in New Zealand

Lindsey & Stephen   Having been friends for a few years, our first date was a weekend away together to the beautiful Waiheke Island, 30 minutes...
Fall in love with this Philippines wedding, filled with blossom and abundant floral decorations, it is a real show-stopper!

The show-stopping blossom Philippines wedding

Eric & Sarah   We went to school together. Eric says I was his crush ever since elementary school, although we didn’t start dating until we...

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