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Great Destination Weddings

Great Destination Weddings Annual 2017-2018

Find your perfect destination for a luxury wedding in Australia or Asia Pacific. Think tropical Pacific island weddings in Fiji, Vanuatu, Cook Islands and Niue, or romantic Indian Ocean ceremonies in the Maldives and Mauritius, not to forget the destination wedding choices in Malaysia, Thailand and Bali ... or perhaps an intimate wedding in a town close to your capital city is what you desire. Great Destination Weddings showcases the best destinations for your holiday wedding!

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4 min.
the fairest of them all

Icehotel JUKKASJÄRVI, SWEDEN The world’s first hotel built of snow and ice, Icehotel is a unique destination for a winter wedding. It has its own private domed Ice Church, complete with pews covered in reindeer skin, for an intimate Arctic wedding ceremony. Couples can also opt for a ceremony at the nearby rustic Jukkasjärvi village church, dating back to the 1600s, or a romantic union in the wild against a backdrop of rivers and forests, and under the glow of the midnight sun. Couples can marry here year round thanks to the opening of the permanent ICEHOTEL 365, which offers 20 luxury suites. icehotel.com San Clemente Palace Kempinski VENICE, ITALY San Clemente Island offers an atmospheric heritage setting on the doorstep of romantic Venice. Couples can opt for a glamorous celebration in the…

6 min.
sweet tradition

EVERY CULTURE has its own time-honoured take on weddings. Many are are romantic, some are quirky (ever heard of a kidnapped bride?), but pretty much all of them make for a memorable story. Be inspired by how your destination does “I do”. Poland Loose change is showered over the couple as they exit the church after a Polish wedding. Later, the groom invites guests to “buy” a dance with the bride at the reception, and the proceeds go towards the honeymoon. A central part of the ceremony is the presentation of bread and salt to the newlyweds. The parents offer this – the bread in hope that their children will never experience hunger, and the salt to remind the couple that life may be difficult at times and they must work together…

2 min.
club med

WEDDING: The team at Club Med can create your dream wedding in an incredible destination and make the whole experience totally stress-free. Club Med’s experienced wedding partners, the SE7EN Agency, has the expertise and professionalism to design a wedding that’s as unique as you are. Plus, with Club Med’s all-inclusive package, everything is taken care of during your stay, from water adventures to fine dining and an open bar, all at unbeatable value. PACKAGE INCLUSIONS: Club Med offers a range of services to help you create your dream wedding, including: •A dedicated event planner •Celebrant •Décor and flowers •Expert photography team •Professional makeup artist and hair stylist •Bride’s bouquet •Canapés and fresh fruit …and so much more! Choose from a wide range of add-ons to tailor your day and your stay as much as you want, from a romantic…

2 min.
beachy keen

In just three short months, sweethearts Ivana and Subash pulled together their dream beach wedding on the golden sands of Nusa Dua in Bali. “It was the best day of my life – I will remember every single second of it!” THE DETAILS Wedding date:31 July, 2016 Number of guests:45 Wedding location:Kayumanis Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, kayumanis.com Photography:KhaY Image Dress:beformal.com.au Honeymoon:Bali EVEN THE MOST LAID-BACK OF BRIDES will admit that they have some sort of ideal wedding location locked away in their mind. For Ivana, it was the perfect golden sands of Bali’s beaches. Both Ivana and her fiancé Subash love the tropical destination, so they set their sights for Bali and took on the immense challenge of planning an international wedding in three short months… with a little help. “Thankfully, my eldest sister helped me look for the perfect…

2 min.
festive ties

THE DETAILS Wedding date:24 December 2016 Number of guests:150 Wedding location:Return to Paradise Resort, Samoa, returntoparadise resort.com Wedding planner:Mel Toailoa, Return to Paradise Resort Photography:Jordan Kwan Dress:Wedding Dress Express (backless gown) and Vision in White (second dress) Honeymoon:Return to Paradise Resort and Le Lagoto Resort, Savai’i, Samoa WANT A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER? Forget tinsel and bon bons. Try getting hitched on a South Pacific beach And be sure to invite 150 friends and family along for the ride. Maria and Thomas embraced the festive spirit of their wedding date and their shared heritage, throwing a joyful party at the Return to Paradise Resort in Samoa. “We thought it would be a great way to have our family travel back home,” says Maria. At first daunted by the prospect of coordinating multiple vendors from afar, Maria quickly discovered she could…

2 min.
a gale of a time

WHEN YOU PICTURE PARADISE, do you see a long stretch of sand, crystal-clear waters and gently swaying palms? For Tahlia and Rick, their idea of paradise was just that, and they found it in Thailand at the luxurious Racha Resort. But Mother Nature had one more element to add to their dream tropical wedding: a strong gust of wind! Just as Tahlia prepared to walk down the aisle to meet her sweetheart Rick at the postcard-perfect venue of The Racha resort in Phuket, Thailand, an erratic breeze picked up to escort her – which proved to be a bit of a challenge for the bride in a full gown and veil. “It was so windy,” laughs Tahlia as she recalls the moment. “My veil was going everywhere and it almost knocked…