Pad and I tied the knot in central London because we wanted to celebrate our marriage in the city we met and fell in love. But had we opted for a different vibe, I think we’d have gone for a beach wedding, perhaps on a beautiful island somewhere in Europe. I love beach weddings, and browsing through beautiful sunny wedding photos is one of my favourite things to do on a rainy afternoon!
If you’re planning your big day and you’re looking for some ideas for an island wedding… I hope these suggestions are helpful!
Ibiza is a beautiful island off the coast of Spain, and offers stunning hotels and wedding options. The flight time is relatively short from the UK which is great for guests who might only be coming for the night or the weekend. It’s also fab for weather too, as the sunshine is reliable from spring to autumn.
Venue wise, there are plenty to choose from (in all styles). However, this one caught my eye…. Aguas de Ibiza is a stylish hotel and exclusive wedding venue – which beautiful picture-perfect views to have a backdrop to your special day.
Santorini is a Greek island and offers some of the most beautiful views in Europe. Santorini does come with a slightly higher price tag than some of the locations on this list, but that’s because of sheer demand, especially in wedding season. Saying that, if you’ve got it in your budget for a beautiful cliffside wedding over looking the ocean, Santorini is going to be a strong contender! Here are some venue ideas.
Capri is an exclusive and stunning island off the coast of Naples in Italy. Capri is tiny compared to other islands on this list, and offers the classic Italian style and charm that you’d expect. The island is very green (which is great for photo opportunities) but you get the stunning ocean outlook too, which is perfect too.
Image source: http://www.capriwedding.com/en/location
Another beautiful island off the coast of Naples! If you don’t find your perfect wedding location on Capri, then taking a look at Ischia is another great option in Italy. There are some beautiful coloured houses on the islands, ideal for taking those iconic wedding photos on the big day! Friends staying on the mainland could also get a boat over on the big day – which is such a fun start to the day!