Nowadays, getting married in another city or country has become more popular which is why it’s so important to consult with a wedding planner. Who else can navigate and explain the venues, the culture and the laws (applies to an international wedding)?
Here are some of our top picks for 2020.
Known as the heel of Italy’s “boot”, Puglia used to be known for its farmlands and exquisite beaches. And while its ancient ruins offer the perfect backdrop for tying the knot, there’s also private villas and trendy masserias (historic farmhouses-turned-luxury-hotels) to host the big event.
Cote d’Azur & French Riviera
Nothing says laidback glamour like the French coastline – offering elegant beauty in favorite spots Antibes, Saint-Tropez, and Èze as examples. There’s also offshore islands to hold nuptials on and there are plenty of places for guests to enjoy day trips to. Think perfume factories and confectionaries.
Napa & Sonoma, CA
There is nothing more magical than a natural setting surrounded by delightful smells from the vines. Consider the special occasion to be held at a private wine estate, villa, or luxury hotel. Celebrate in the gardens or overlooking the valley.
These days it’s all about Los Cabos so consider a luxury villa or resort with bohemian-chic attire. Guests can enjoy tequila tasting classes, golf, horseback riding and whale watching during their stay.
South Florida & the Bahamas
South Florida and the Bahamas offers plenty of sunshine, ocean, and mild temperatures. And in this warm environment, guests can enjoy water activities while the bride and groom can opt to host their wedding day in a private resort, mansion on the water, or something more casual in the Florida Keys.
The Big Apple is always an exciting choice as historic landmarks can serve as the venue ranging from Central Park to the Astor House or something more rustic in upstate New York or Long Island.
For those who want a traditional wedding and take a page from one of Jane Austen’s novels, then consider an historic estate or castle once occupied by historical figures. As lord and lady of the manor for the big day, have vintage cars or carriage drive up the long winding road to the estate. Consider a garden party during the guests’ stay.
For those who like a more laid back and rustic event, consider a ranch or resort where the landscape is the audience and offers plenty of activities for guests ranging from exploring national parks to taking photography lessons. There’s nothing more romantic than a sunset wedding at Amangiri located in Utah or Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming.