Stunning Wedding Destinations for 2018 By Shaylen Anita


Barefoot beach luxury is on the cards at this enchantingly romantic luxury groups of Islands in the Indian Ocean. Highly recommended is Haa Alif, one of the Maldives remotest atolls. A tropical paradise surrounded by coconut groves, lush vegetation and a glittering sea. Highlight attractions include luxury villas on stilts above the shimmering Indian Ocean that have glass-floored living rooms with sundeck. Wedded extras? Bridal hair and make-up, manicure and pedicure, in-villa post-wedding breakfast and a professional photographer are just some of the wedding perks here.


What could be better than the laid back chic and a reggae music backdrop at luxurious and very private properties overlooking the white sand beaches of Jamaica? Enjoy a massage in the swim-up hillside spa; a romantic tête-à-tête in the treetop restaurant lit with glittering lights or head out to spot marine life in glass bottom boat. And of course a beachfront wedding is a matter of course.


What could be more romantic than getting married in a Parisian palace on the chic rue de Rivoli, close to the Louvre, in the world’s most romantic city? Parisian hotels offer nothing but the best with wonderlands of chandeliers, marble and antique furnishings. The food is of course top notch haute cuisine. Enjoy the spa facilities, or head out together to buy the wedding ring in one of the chic boutiques along the Rue St. Honore. Wedding packages are tailor made in the historic hotel where celebrities and international royalty have been wed,


A Bali wedding what could be more romantic? For couples who want to get wed in paradise, Bali really does have everything; what’s more, this idyllic location is incredibly budget-friendly. Legong Keraton beach hotel offers romantic beach-side cottages at half the price of major resorts and they will also go that extra mile to help you plan your special day.  Many hotels and resorts will also offer you (the couple) accommodation as part of the package, so make sure you ask.

Dominican Republic

Its extraordinary natural beauty and warm hospitality are two reasons to consider the Dominican Republic as a prime wedding destination. There is a location for every budget and type of wedding. The five star resort of Punta Cana is an ideal option for a fairy tale Caribbean wedding. That 26-square-mile development has numerous indoor and outdoor venues, farm-to-table cuisine from its organic farm, the only Six Senses Spa in the Americas, and the just-renovated Oscar de la Renta–designed Tortuga Bay resort, gives a small wedding party 13 impeccable villas with which to celebrate in style.


The hot, sultry climate of Morocco has a magical spirit and bohemian vibe that makes it a distinctive choice for brides and grooms with a sense of adventure. The city’s architecture and gardens create wow-factor settings and its golden light makes for very romantic wedding photography. This ruggedly beautiful countries is indisputably one of North Africa’s most gorgeous, and it offers a lot in the way of value to couples who appreciate the great outdoors in particular.


You don’t have to be Irish to think of heading to Ireland, land of Guinness and whisky for a wedding and sample some of the Emerald Isle’s lively hospitality and spirit. Its home to “the friendliest people on earth,” who greet you with a   smile wherever you go. For the ultimate laid back wedding, Ireland is full of fairy tale castles, Manors, country homes and Hotels with five star ratings. Gems include the world class Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, and bucolic countryside and clifftop hideaways, too. If you don’t like the heat, it hard to beat the Emerald Isle.


It’s in the same time zone and only a few hours away!  California is a brilliant destination to hold a wedding, not just because of the abundant sunshine, but because of the elegant, effortless and laid-back appeal. For spectacular highlight weddings go to the coast for its ocean-view positioning and incredible sunsets.   Take in the best in Californian cuisine, and an abundance of activities, such as wonderful hiking trails, wine tasting and beautiful beaches.


Whether it’s a traditional church wedding you seek, something dramatic and grand in a cathedral-like space, or a vibrant event outside in a setting filled with botanicals and beautiful views, Mexico offer it all! Top hotel sites include the traditionally styled and the modern weddings at different price points. Hire a mariachi band and make it a Mexican themed wedding with Mexican decor, food and drinks—think a vibrant rehearsal dinner and welcome margaritas. Mexico has it all and it’s not that far.


Florence and the rest of Tuscany, Positano Rome, Sicily, Lake Como, and Venice—Italy is full of picture-perfect and world-renowned wedding destinations.  The laid back charm, warm atmosphere and mild climate make for unforgettable wedding events. The chic Italian resorts on the coast makes an offbeat but fabulous choice for a ceremony and reception that will not only wow with its delectable Mediterranean cuisine and vino, but with ambience.