If you've decided to get married abroad, the world is quite literally full of amazing wedding locations. We've worked with so many couples tying the knot abroad and each time our hearts ache with envy. Here are our top 5 Destination Wedding Locations chosen by Vanilla Retro Brides & Grooms...
1. VILLA PIZZO,
LAKE COMO, ITALY
Photography: Villa Pizzo
This stunning venue is situated on the shore of Lake Como in Northern Italy. Nestled within the Alps District, the Bride can arrive by boat and disembark onto the Venue's private jetty, whilst guests wait seated on the lakeside terrace looking out to the beautiful lake and mountain scenery. The Wedding Breakfast can then either be held within the Villa's ornate interior, or taken beneath the stars in the gardens.
2. LANIKUHUA CULTURAL CENTRE
KO OLINA, OAHU, HAWAII
Photography: Rebecca Arthur Photography
Is there anywhere as picturesque as an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? We absolutely LOVE Hawaii, and in particular Lanikuhua in Ko Olina. Say your vows with the sound of the ocean behind you, take our first photos as newlyweds as you stroll hand in hand along the beach, and enjoy your first meal as a married couple on the lawn shaded by a grove of palm trees. Heaven.
3. MAS DE LA ROSE
For a truly rustic wedding setting, we can't imagine anywhere more perfect than a lavender farm in southern France. The traditional stone buildings set in the gorgeous french countryside offers an intimate setting, with your reception held under canopy in a wedding marquee overlooking the lavender rows.
4. PALAIS NAMASKAR
Photography: Palais Namaskar
If you're planning a wedding out of season, Morocco offers year round sunshine and a wealth of opulent venues. The Palais Namaskar is no exception, and is perfect for those looking for a ottoman styled venue near the city of Marracech. We particuarly love the water gardens, with a central pathway flanked by tranquility pools which works as a stunning wedding aisle.
5. HACIENDA SAN JOSE
Photography: JJ wedding photography
The spanish town of Mijas has mountains, sea views and picturesque rows of painted white houses - it's Spanish to it's core. Enjoy your wedding in the Hacienda San Jose Villa with beautiful panoramic views and ample space for all your guests.