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Interesting Places to Say ‘I Do’

December 30, 2013
Puerto Rico Wedding

The wedding day is no doubt an exciting time in anyone’s life, and should be done with the utmost care. Ideally, this should be a once in a lifetime experience, and therefore should be treated as such. Different couples have their own unique ideas of what their wedding should be like. More and more of these couples are turning their back on the traditional weddings and opting for a unique experience that lets their personality and take on life shine through. With that in mind, below are some of the best places in the world to say ‘I Do’ 

India: The Oberoi Udaivilas (Royalty inspired wedding) The Oberoi Udaivilas

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Located in Udaipur, India, The Oberoi Udaivilas is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The palace-like structure is the perfect location for a royalty inspired wedding. Everything about the location screams romance. The bonus here is that your guests will arrive at the exotic palace by boat. With a stunning view and a structure fit for a king, the Oberoi Udaivilas is a picturesque wedding destination worthy of mention here.


Spain: Santiago de Compostela (Church wedding) 


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For couples looking for a traditional church wedding like no other, the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela, Spain is definitely a great choice. This cathedral is almost a thousand years old, and the words stunning and jaw dropping are just a few that can be used to describe this location. Given there is a long waiting list to have a wedding at the historic site, but the wait is often worth it. A good alternative is the Parador Hotel just a stone throw away from the cathedral. The hotel features a medieval-inspired courtyard complete with its own population of gargoyles. Either way you look at it, Santiago de Compostela is a location that neither you nor your guests will forget in a hurry.


New York City: New York Public Library (Library Wedding) 


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A wedding or reception at a library is perfect for couples who share a passion for books. The New York Public Library stands out as a perfect location for this kind of wedding. The library has all the trimmings of New York glam including towering ceilings and impressive marble interiors. This location is both dramatic and beautiful, and is the perfect location for a library wedding.


Puerto Rico (Beach wedding) 

Puerto Rico Wedding

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Beach weddings are always great and perfectly capture the beauty of starting a life together. There is nothing like saying ‘I Do’ on one of the beautiful golden beaches in Puerto Rico. There is also the option of getting married on an Old Spanish Fort overlooking the water; and you don’t have to be a history buff to appreciate the beauty and serenity of such a location.


Belize: San Ignacio (Jungle Wedding) 

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Jungle weddings aren’t all that common, so this idea is definitely a perfect one of the adventurers at heart. The location features Mayan ruins hidden amid the lush rainforest. Mayan temples are not only steeped in history, but have something mystical about them, making it a perfect wedding location. The San Ignacio Resort can easily accommodate you and your wedding party with plenty of activities to do before and after the wedding including zip-lining among others. Few things in the world compare to saying your vows in the midst of birds chirping and the faint sound of the Macal River in the background. The Cahal Pech ruins are the perfect location for a mystic Mayan inspired wedding, and are only a few minutes from the resort.


Bespoke Wedding (Themed Wedding) 

Little Mermaid Wedding

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Unfortunately, not everyone is able to travel across the world to have the wedding of their dreams. The good news is that you can have the same experience without hopping on a flight out of the country. Themed weddings are especially popular today since your kind of wedding is only limited to your imagination. You only need to find a function venue that will be able to accommodate the vision you have for your nuptials.

Purple wedding reception

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You don’t actually have to go to the beach to have a beach wedding. You can bring the beach to you by decorating using beach or ocean colors and decorations whether you are having your event indoors or outdoors. In short, the options for a themed wedding are virtually endless. All you really need is to find a good decorator and a location that will be able to accommodate your specific needs.

*Guest article kindly written by Alex Pejak


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