Thinking about going somewhere gorgeous and unique to exchange your vows? Here, Marina de Coatgoureden, Head of Events for Quintessentially Events, counts down the top five destination-wedding locales for 2016.
From earthbound paradises of deserted beaches fringed with lush forests to glistening historic palaces, every bride-to-be’s wish list of favored wedding destinations is unique to her and her only. While we love a supremely glamorous Paris affair (hello, Hôtel de Crillon), the legal requirement of a 40-day residency prior to the wedding day makes it only for the true romantics who are willing to hole up in the Left Bank for the better part of two months. We’re not quite sure our inner pragmatists (or bank accounts, for that matter) can take it.
In general, the venues that sit at the apex of our dream settings find themselves there by virtue of their atmosphere, beauty, and that elusive touch of the otherworldly combined. Discover Savoir Flair’s top five destination-wedding locales for the coming year, below.
The French Riveria
In first place is the French Riviera for the chic style of its settings and delectable food as much as the sun-drenched natural beauty of its landscape.
California embraces every style of wedding imaginable. Everything from Napa Valley vineyards to the cool elegance of Los Angeles, the charming colonial mansions of San Francisco, and the mid-century gorgeousness of Palm Springs is accessible, making this state our number two spot in the world.
Tapping into all of the elements you love about the Emirates, but with dramatic natural scenery and ornate historic architecture, is Muscat – and Oman in general. It’s hard to beat and not too far to ask guests to journey.
Many couples choose a destination wedding in a bid to “get away from it all”. For this very reason, Zanzibar – with its powdery-white sand, jade-colored seas, and luxe barefoot resorts – comes in at number four.
For vibrant, bohemian style with a touch of Napoleonic élan, Marrakech retains a sense of mystery coupled with a party atmosphere by night in its gilded resorts and riads, making it our number five pick.