After years of couples having to postpone their weddings due to Covid, we’re delighted to see love firmly back on the agenda. If you’re planning your big day and you have the same level of wanderlust as we do, then nothing beats a destination wedding.
Whether it’s a sun-drenched beach or a tranquil lakeside location, we adore a big day filled with adventure. Read on as we share our top five destination wedding spots to inspire you. Heading to a destination wedding as a guest? We’ve got you! Check out our tips on what to wear to each of these stunning locations.
Say Your Vows In Santorini
Whitewashed walls, deep blue waters and black sand volcanic beaches, Santorini offers up a stunning backdrop that any bride would love. A piece of Atlantis lost in the sea, Santorini is an incredibly atmospheric and ancient legends say that the strongest and happiest marriages are concluded in Santorini. Whilst the Greek island is a popular hot spot for tourists, it also offers endless locations to tie the knot within. One of our favourites has to be El Viento - a unique outdoor terrace, located at the foot of a restored windmill. Offering a sophisticated vintage atmosphere with fantastic views of the Santorini seascapes. The mill even has a suite for the newlyweds to stay in.
Heading to a Santorini soiree this summer? We’d opt for our Chen Gown in bright blue to reflect the stunning hues of the sea. Wear with metallic sandals and keep your hair up in a chic slicked back bun to ensure you stay cool even in the Greek heat.
Feel Like A Hollywood Couple In Palm Springs
Deep in the desert of Southern California sits the sun-soaked oasis of Palm Springs. A playground of Hollywood’s A-listers, we love this location for those seeking to add some star appeal to their wedding. The mid-century modern architecture oozes cool glamour and is the perfect pick for the bride who wants a touch of retro for their big day.
Need a location? Nothing beats Sinatra’s House. In 1947, Frank Sinatra arrived in Palm Springs and built his own personal haven in the desert. Embodying 1950’s Hollywood glamour, his home became the ultimate party destination for Hollywood’s elite. If you want to make your wedding memorable then pick this spot and soak up some sun whilst saying your vows by the piano-shaped pool.
Palm Springs as a guest? We’d wear our bright green Lora jumpsuit. The flared leg nods to the vintage feel of the setting and the soft, loungey fabric will keep you cool and comfortable in equal measure. Wear with sky high platforms and oversized retro sunnies.
Marry In Marrakesh
If you’re looking for something a little bit different and want a setting that will enrich all your senses, then make a move for Marrakech. Vibrant colours, exotic sights, and spice-packed flavours are found at every turn whilst the stunning Islamic architecture provides a gorgeous backdrop for your big day. We adore Amanjena in Morocco - dotted by date palms and olive trees, this palatial resort on the outskirts of Marrakech exudes Moroccan luxury. You can say “I do” in the shady courtyard of the garden before sipping cocktails at the reflection pool surrounded by brass lanterns and Moorish arches.
Making your way to Marrakesh as a guest? Then our Chris Dress with its draped neckline and fluted skirt is the light and floaty piece you need. Featuring a stunning butterfly inspired print, it’s a work of art that will ensure you stand out. Wear with black elegant sandals and shades for added impact.
So Much Love In Saint Lucia
With white volcanic sand, sapphire water, magnificent mountains and cascading waterfalls, this Eastern Caribbean island is any beach lover’s wedding dream. Saying ‘I Do’ on a cliffside as the water laps beneath would be a wonderful way to celebrate the start of your union. We’d choose the Ladera Resort as a stunning setting for your vows. Situated on a UNESCO World Heritage site 1000 feet above the sparkling Caribbean Sea, you’ll be surrounded by dramatic views of the majestic Piton Mountains – a backdrop you’ll never forget.
Heading to Saint Lucia to celebrate a friend’s union? Our Aster Dress with its lilac striped detail is perfect for a more paired back, beach vibe. Wear with flat metallic sandals and keep your hair loose and beachy.
Cheers In The Cape
When it comes to finding a destination for your wedding that has the perfect mix of adventure, beauty and style, then Cape Town is one to check out. With beaches, vineyards and forests set against a backdrop of magnificent mountains it’s a visual spectacular. We’d choose a vineyard for a true South African setting, and nothing quite beats Babylonstoren. Located on one of the country’s best preserved Cape Dutch farmyards, you can opt for a classic set-up under the majestic oaks by the stream or go for something more mysterious such as the House of Shadows at the bottom of the garden. Cape Town has a level of cool to it on the fashion level. With that in mind, why not switch it up and go for a co-ord over a classic dress? Our Amy Shorts and Lopez Blazer combo would be perfect under the African sun. Wear with a satin vest top and gold details to make your look pop.
Which location would you choose to cement your loving bond? Have your own suggestion? Head to our Instagram and let us know where you’d tie the knot.