Unusual Wedding Destinations In The World

July 21, 2015

What does it mean when we say, “I do?” It does not matter where you come from or what you do: weddings are one of – if not the – most important days of our lives. From the elegant and traditional ceremonies steeped in centuries and even thousands of years of ritual to the modern and exuberant spectacles that take over the town; there are myriad ways to make your soul connection official.

But who says you have to be conventional about it? With so many options available to engaged couples, it is easy to find the ideal location, as well as wedding sets and accessories to make the perfect day even more perfect and for an affordable price, as seen on reputable sites like For-Sale. The world is full of breathtaking destinations awaiting discovery, so if you have a flair for travel and want to kickstart your honeymoon early, grab your suitcase and make your wedding into the whirlwind romance you dream of.

Unique Venues, Magnificent Landmarks

Opera lover, museum enthusiast, or sports fan? We have good news: you can tie the knot in all of these impressive settings. Camp Nou provides the perfect venue for Barcelona FC fans (or any fans of the beautiful game) and with its soaring 99,354 seat capacity adorned in the vibrant colors of the beloved Catalan team who are revered worldwide, it offers some great vibes.

A slightly different, yet nevertheless electric atmosphere awaits at La Fenice Opera House (Teatro La Fenice di Venezia) in Venice. Penelope Cruz, Selma Hayek, and Stella McCartney are just a few of the big names to exchange vows in this grandiose temple of music — aptly named “The Phoenix” for its continuous resurrection over the course of four centuries to rise from the ashes after burning down several times. With its 150 seat capacity and stunning architectural detail heralding back to the days when opera ruled the music world, it can accommodate just the right number of people to make the setting intimate without losing its theatrical appeal.

Book lovers will literally (or is it figuratively?) reel with delight when they find they can say “I do” between the great literary masterpieces of American fiction at the New York Public Library. The turn of the century building carries a distinguished ambience and while it can be pricey like the other venues (a complete wedding will amount to roughly $50,000), it will definitely be an event for the books.

Nature’s wonders

If the lure of the wild is what truly appeals to you, then seek out the snake-like valleys of blazing rock and endless skies to the west. Yes, you have guessed it — the Grand Canyon is by far one of the most popular destinations on Bucket Lists and wedding wishes alike, so it is a great place to satisfy both ambitions. Few places on the planet compare to this ancient and rugged landscape carefully sculpted over the course of several million years by natural elements, and couples can either marry on site or say the big words while flying over its mesmerizing vistas. If you feel like trying Lady Luck, the Grand Canyon National Park is just a four-hour drive from Las Vegas for honeymooners who crave a different kind of “wild”. Just remember, whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

Alternatively, couples who prefer the underground, the real underground, not the London Tube system, that is, can journey to beautiful Croatia. This gorgeous eastern European destination, which touches the Mediterranean, is full of gorgeous scenery, from azure beaches to lush forests and majestic, rocky mountains that seem to appear straight out of a storybook fairytale. But that is not all, couples can venture into the depths of the earth beneath Dubrovnik and hold their wedding overlooking the sea from a glass floor. Via the Hotel More (meaning the “Hotel Sea”) you and your loved one can find an excellent deal for less than $10,000 and share the special day in this magical cave. Talk about amazing!

Of course, there are several other destinations to choose from as well, from haunted castles to rustic lighthouses, towering forests and ancient mounds to remote locales where only the pilgrims and Sherpas tread. Whether you want a deeply intimate and spiritual wedding, or you want an all-go adventure that could rival a Broadway show-stopper with its energetic spectacle, there is something out there for just about everyone. So, do not be afraid to make that big day even bigger; make a beginning that sets a precedent for many long, happy years together.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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