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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’ posts to get inspired and start planning your wedding like a pro

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How to plan your dream destination wedding

Magnificent mountains, beautiful beaches, European cities – wherever your big day takes you, here's how to plan your dream destination wedding Destination Wherever you plan on...
Dreaming of a destination wedding by the sea? Be inspired by the subtle styling of the outdoor ceremony at this ocean wedding in sunny Australia...

An Ocean Wedding On Australia’s Great Barrier Reef!

Cara & Lloyd An ocean wedding on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef! PHOTOGRAPHY BY Norina Jane, Iconic Bride Photography, iconicbridephotography.com     Cara and Lloyd started out as colleagues on a...

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...
Planning your own wedding in Tuscany? Then you'll LOVE this rustic big day with an outdoor ceremony and castle reception. See all the photos here...

Summery Rustic Style For This Destination Wedding In Tuscany

Emma & Christopher Rustic, relaxed and ultra romantic, be inspired by this destination wedding in Tuscany PHOTOGRAPHY BY Courtney Louise Photography, courtneylouisephotography.co.uk     Childhood sweethearts Emma and Christopher have...
Planning your own destination wedding in Italy? Then you'll LOVE this Florence wedding in a castle in fairytale blush and pink, lit entirely be candles...

Fall For This Fairytale Florence Wedding In A Castle

Leanne & William Fall in love with this fairytale Florence wedding, held in an Italian castle! PHOTOGRAPHY BY Lauren Michelle Weddings, laurenmichelle.com.au     You’d be forgiven for imagining that Leanne...
Lizel and Luke married on a private game reserve in South Africa, celebrating with an ultra romantic rustic wedding in the bush - see all the photos here

A Rustic Wedding in Sunny South Africa

Lizel & Luke South African sunshine meets softly glowing light at this rustic wedding PHOTOGRAPHY BY June Joubert Photography, junejoubert.co.za     Few love stories begin in such an exciting...
Sarah and Joey celebrated a Catholic ceremony in one of their favourite destinations, choosing to get married in Marbella! Check out the ULTRA glam details

This Glamorous Couple Married in Marbella!

Sarah & Joey This glamorous couple married in Marbella, with the bride wearing a breathtaking Atelier Pronovias dress PHOTOGRAPHY BY Anna Fowler, annafowler.com       From holiday romance to cross...
Planning your own summer wedding abroad? Jessica and Lawrence's French chateau wedding will give you tons of romantic inspiration...

Fall For This French Chateau Wedding With A Caroline Castigliano Dress!

Jessica & Lawrence This bride wore Caroline Castigliano to her French chateau wedding in the summer PHOTOGRAPHY BY Matthew Weinreb, theweddingphotography.guru     Having known each other since their school days,...
Dreaming of your very own France wedding? Take inspiration from this couple who tied the knot in charming, French chic meets country style...

This Dreamy France Wedding Is Fit For A Fairytale

Kylie & David Fall for this fairytale wedding in France, featuring soft blues and timeless roses PHOTOGRAPHY BY Lydia Taylor Jones Photography, lydiataylorjones.com     Valentine’s day in New York...
Gold, white and grey form a stylish colour scheme for this ultra glam destination wedding in Greece. Once you see it, you'll want a Mykonos wedding too!

Grecian Style And Gold Details For This Glamorous Mykonos Wedding

Andrea & Stephen A glamorously Grecian Mykonos wedding, with the topaz ocean and white houses painting a magical backdrop PHOTOGRAPHY BY Anna Fowler, annafowler.com     Enjoying their first date in...
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

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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...
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...

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