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

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...

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 about her...
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An intimate, dreamy Lake Garda wedding full of Italian romance

Stephanie and Liam took a trip to Italy for their romantic Lake Garda wedding. Filled with fun and laughter, it's a perfect wedding abroad! WHO:...

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 medieval...

Real wedding abroad in Bodrum, Turkey – Ozlem and Ilker

Ozlem and Ilker had their real wedding abroad at Bodrum, Turkey in September 2007. WHERE: EV hotels, Turkey WHEN: September 2007 PHOTOGRAPHER: Lena Mehr The proposal While Ozlem was...

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)....
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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...

Real wedding abroad at Puerto Calero, Lanzerote – Natalie and Tim

Natalie and Tim had their real wedding abroad at El Bar Del Club, Puerto Calero, Lanzerote in February 2005. WHERE: El Bar Del Club, Puerto...
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A fabulous wedding in a magical, medieval castle with a shell...

A magical, fairytale real wedding in a medieval castle in Kent. Charmaine and Chris got married in Feburary 2012. WHO: Charmaine and Chris WHERE: Lympne Castle,...
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An incredible royal blue real wedding taking ‘something blue’ to the...

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

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,...

Real wedding abroad in Buffelsdrift, South Africa – Suzanne and Jamie

Suzanne and Jamie had a real wedding abroad at Buffelsdrift, Oudtshoorn, South Africa in February 2008. WHERE: Buffelsdrift, Oudtshoorn, South Africa WHEN: February 2008 PHOTOGRAPHER: Melanie...

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...
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...

A passionate purple real wedding abroad in stunning Switzerland

This real wedding abroad had the glorious mountain ranges of Switzerland as the perfect backdrop for this purple day. Elizabeth and John got married...
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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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A stunning New York wedding in Central Park for Lucille and...

This wonderful couple got an authentic bite of the Big Apple, marrying in their favourite city in the world. Read on for Lucille and...
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A real wedding abroad from across the pond with Emily and...

Thinking of marrying in the USA? Let this Florida wedding fill you with inspiration… WHO: Emily & James WHERE: Hawks Cay Resort, Duck Key WHEN: November 2011 PHOTOS:...

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...

Real wedding abroad at The Westin Palace, Madrid – Mirian and...

A classy real wedding abroad with ballet shoes and a Swan Lake gown, teamed with soft, shimmering gold… WHERE: The Westin Palace, Madrid, Spain WHEN: February...

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