Destination Wedding: 5 Romantic Havens in Europe for Your Happily Ever After

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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.”  – Helen Keller

You have it all planned out; the date is picked, photographer secured, colour combinations chosen. Now all that is left is to learn how to control the weather, that should be the easy part right? 

From green hills, endless fields and breathtaking landmarks, Ireland is a real hidden gem. A sparkling emerald whispering melodies of jigs and magical tales, and yes with this magic comes the rain! 

If guaranteed sunshine is what you are looking for, then look no further than these sun-drenched hot spots that will have you starting forever with heaps of sunshine and smiles.


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Think Colosseum, Duomo di Milano, Florence Cathedral and pasta of course! With multiple architectural styles from Gothic, Renaissance to Romanesque, Italy offers a plethora of picturesque landmarks and settings spanned across the country. 

Imagine saying your vows under the high ceilings of 

St Paul’s Basilica in Rome, an opulent setting like no other.

 Located in Central-West Italy, is Tuscany, and it’s quite the perfect place for a memorable destination wedding. Best known for its stunning lush landscapes surrounded by never ending olive groves, vineyards, and charming old houses, this is one location that will be cherished for a lifetime.

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A lavish wedding calls for a lavish lifestyle in the Italian lakes. Lake Como, Lake Garda, and Lake Maggiore, are the most famous Italian lakes offering the serene beauty of their waters, and promising a scenic backdrop to all your wedding photos!

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The Amalfi Coast is famous for its sophisticated glamour, secret sandy beaches stretching across the coastline of Southern Italy boarding the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Gulf of Salerno. The epitome of romance, its colourful villages and narrow cobbled streets, promise never ending bliss and sunshine filled memories.

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South of France

Endless vineyards, hillside towns, pastel villages and cities packed with history. Not only is it a spectacular wedding destination, but it also ticks the box as a timeless holiday destination!

The South of France oozes endless beauty, unforgettable scenery and blossoming lavender fields in the summer months. 

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Provence is famous for its picturesque and diverse landscapes plus if your guests are big foodies, Provence has it all.

Bastide Saint Julien with its mediterranean climate, is a perfect venue that will make you feel right at home.

Located in the heart of the Var region, just 45 minutes from Aix-en-Provence, Bastide Saint Julien offers the ideal opportunity to admire the Loube mountain which overlooks La Celle and the Provençal bastide.

With its countryside aesthetic and homey yet impressive landscapes, Provence might be the place for you!

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The French Riviera is a region boasts unlimited sunshine throughout the year. With beautiful sea views, hilltop villages and beautiful yellow streets, this is the place for to indulge in the fine luxuries of France.

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We all know this location has its party scene background, but Ibiza has much more to offer than just a unforgettable night out. From charming villages to stunning white sandy beaches, Ibiza is a true hidden gem.

Ibiza offers such a huge variety of wedding venues, villas and hotels for couples to choose from. 

If you’re planning a beach wedding San Antonio might be the place for you.

It offers the best of both worlds with great entertainment and nightlife while also being home to the largest suburban beaches including S’Arenal. 

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If you’re looking for something a little bit more tame, Santa Eulalia is located on the opposite side of Ibiza. It is a world full of palm trees and includes an exclusive yacht marina, perfect for those relaxed island vibes!


A real life paradise, Greece is known for its iconic blue dome churches, unique mediterranean cuisine and heart stopping sunsets. In the words of Donna Sheridan, you’ll be singing, “I do” down the steps of the church of Agios Ioannis Kastri in no time!

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Santorini is the most popular hotspot for weddings, known as a romantic heaven. With pristine blue waters and boundless white sandy beaches, this luxurious island is a real treasure!

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With more than 6,000 islands in Greece to choose from, the possibilities are endless. If you’re looking for something more traditional, Crete finds an ideal balance between seaside relaxation, authentic Greek culture, and spectacular natural beauty. 


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From city breaks to wedding destinations, Portugal offers rich beauty by being one of the most universal wedding destinations. The Algarve is filled with unique coves and caves, ochre cliffs topped with green pines and ancient castles. With amazing weather all year round, the Algarve is not one to cross off the list!

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If you’re looking for something a little bit more modern, Lisbon is known for being a colourful city wonderland.

With its medley of hues, whether you’re gazing out at the piercing blue sea or admiring the yellow trams going by in the heart of the city, you will always be surrounded by a spectrum of vibrant tones. Lisbon is perfect for architect lovers who appreciate the finer things in life.

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Whether it’s in Italy, Greece, Portugal or even Ireland, no matter where you choose, the most important part of your wedding is creating something memorable that you and your partner will never forget.

So what are you waiting for?

Be it island hopping, train hopping, or puddle hopping, as long as it suits you as a couple, hop to it!