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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

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...

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...
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...
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...
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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...

Real wedding abroad at St Gabriel’s Church, Jamaica – Keisha and...

Keisha and Morris had their real wedding abroad at St Gabriel's Anglican Church, Jamaica in March 2008. WHERE: St Gabriel's Anglican Church, Jamacia WHEN: March 2008 PHOTOGRAPHER:...
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...
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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...
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...
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...

Real wedding abroad – Pascale and Kevin

Pascale and Kevin had their real wedding abroad at The Caribbean Club, Caymen Islands in January 2009. WHERE: The Caribbean Club, Grand Cayman, Caymen Islands WHEN:...

Real wedding abroad at Strandkombuis, South Africa – Bronwyn and Brian

Bronwyn and Brian had their real wedding abroad at The Strandkombuis, South Africa in December 2007. WHERE: The Strandkombuis, Yzerfontein, South Africa WHEN:22nd December 2007 PHOTOGRAPHER: ...
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...
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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...

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...

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: Olivia & David When:...
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...

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 stunning real wedding abroad in Australia with British big day...

This real wedding abroad couple took a bit of the UK to Australia… full of fab little details you will love! Amy and Adrian...
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...

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