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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

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...

A silver and sun-kissed Santorini wedding

Hayley & Glenn     Santorini Wedding | Simple silver & glass details | Blue tint dress | Seascape Ceremony | White roses with trailing greenery |...

What to consider when planning your destination wedding

From our brand new destination issue for September we cover everything that you should consider when planning your dream day in your dream location!...

The Bali Blossom wedding

Agatha Carolina & Ditho   BEAUTIFUL BALI | INSPIRED BY CHERRY BLOSSOM | WHITE DOVES | ANTIQUE FURNITURE OASIS | PEACH + IVORY, TULIPS + ROSES...
Lindsey and Stephen tied the knot at a vineyard wedding in New Zealand, complete with a bespoke dress, rainbow bridesmaids and more in the new issue 165!

A vineyard wedding in New Zealand

Lindsey & Stephen   VINEYARD WEDDING NEW ZEALAND | YORKSHIRE COUPLE | BESPOKE CUT-OUT DRESS | PASTEL SEMI-SWEETHEART BRIDESMAIDS   As our new September issue is hitting the...
Rachel and James enjoy a fun-filled Las Vegas wedding with close family and friends before celebrating again back in the UK.

Rachel and James take to Vegas to tie the knot

Rachel & James LAS VEGAS WEDDING | ESSENCE OF AUSTRALIA DRESS | WHITE ROSES | BLACK CAKE | CHAPEL OF THE FLOWERS After James surprised Rachel...
Lynne and Paul say their vows in a beautiful candy pink and white Cyprus ceremony

Lynne and Paul’s sunny Cyprus ceremony

Lynne & Paul CYPRUS CEREMONY | LACE AND SPARKLES | LILIES AND ROSES | PEARLS | JIMMY CHOO SHOES Lynne and Paul said ‘I do’ in...
The new August issue of Wedding Ideas is here! We love the fiery red, cowboy charm and rustic lace details in Brittany and Justin's American barn wedding! Get your copy now!

Steal Brittany and Justin’s American country style in the new August...

Brittany and Justin NEW AUGUST ISSUE | FIERY RED | DELICATE LACE VEIL | COWBOY BOOTS | BARN STYLE | JAM JAR FLORALS | RUSTIC...

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