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The Top 5 Most Unique Locations for Weddings Abroad

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

It’s becoming increasingly popular for couples to tie the knot abroad. Not only do you have the advantage of choosing from hundreds of beautiful locations that can double up as your honeymoon destination, but also you’re guaranteed a smaller, more intimate ceremony as only your closest friends and family will make the trip out to join you on your big day.

Beach weddings are always popular and make for some amazing photographs and memories. Tropical islands are not your only option when it comes to getting married abroad, however. Here are our top 5 picks for the most romantic and unique wedding locations in the world:

1. The Icehotel, Lapland

Photo credit: mskogly via flickr

Photo credit: mskogly via flickr

Around 150 couples every year are married in the chapel built entirely from ice in the north of Sweden. After the ceremony, you can sleep surrounded by snow and ice sculptures, on a bed made from ice blocks and topped with reindeer skins.

2. Mara Intrepids Safari Camp, Kenya

Photo credit: SkateyB via flickr

Photo credit: SkateyB via flickr

Say your vows with lions, tigers, giraffes and elephants as your witnesses. The African landscape provides a dramatic backdrop for wedding photographs and accommodation is provided in the form of luxury tents with four-poster beds.

3. Havana, Cuba

photo credit: Marco Zanferrari (flickr)

photo credit: Marco Zanferrari (flickr)

Havana provides a beautiful backdrop for a wedding to remember, with stunning faded architecture, colourful classic cars on every street and the constant background accompaniment of salsa music.

4. Bali, Indonesia

photo credit: Peter Nijenhuis via flickr

photo credit: Peter Nijenhuis via flickr

Experience your wedding day in traditional Balinese dress, complete with dancers and live Balinese music. On this beautiful Indonesian island you can choose from beach rice field, or jungle locations. There’s even the option of traveling by elephant back to your honeymoon suite.

5. Angkor, Cambodia

photo credit: Flashpacking Life via flickr

photo credit: Flashpacking Life via flickr

Celebrate your wedding in the grounds of the stunning and mysterious Angkor Wat temple, a world heritage site that has been the backdrop for many movies. Choose from a traditional Khmer or western ceremony.

Many couples who marry abroad choose to have a second wedding reception in the UK on their return, for all their friends and family who were not able to travel to the ceremony itself.

This is a great opportunity for displaying your wedding and honeymoon photographs and video clips on our Video Jukebox system. Even if the only people at your wedding ceremony were you and your partner, this is a great way to share your day with your loved ones and relive the happy memories.