Every couple wants to make sure their big day is unforgettable and what better way to accomplish this task than by taking advantage of the growing trend towards destination weddings.
From beautiful beach front ceremonies with gorgeous sunsets to fairytale inspired castle weddings, there's a surprisingly large number of venues that can make for a picture perfect event that won't soon be forgotten by you or your guests.
Of course, if you're willing to think outside the box a bit you can easily transform your special day into a one of a kind event with these unusual but extraordinary destination wedding locations. Remember though, if you are venturing further afield for your big day, bear in mind costs to your guests...
Your Own Private Island
While it's true that a beach-side wedding at sunset does make for a memorable destination wedding, so why not take it a step further and exchange vows on your own private island. There are a number of secluded spots around the globe on privately owned islands that are available to be rented out for special occasions, with weddings often being the number one choice. Click here to see a sampling of just a few of the private islands available.
Speaking of islands, if you do want to have a few legendary onlookers for your ceremony then head to the Pacific Ocean and tie the knot on the most widely known of all the Polynesian Islands. Considered to be one of the most remote inhabited island in the world, this lovely little spot is home to nearly 900 breathtaking statues known as Moai which were carved from volcanic ash thousands of years ago. Imagine your pictures!
Picture your wedding party standing in front of Stonehenge for a one of a kind backdrop, or you in your wedding dress. This mystical ring of stones located in Wiltshire, England is instantly recognizable as one of the great wonders and mysteries of the world and dates back to as early as 3,000 BC. A destination wedding (or handfasting ceremony as it's referred to) here is sure to be as magical as it is unforgettable. Click here to learn more about having your wedding there.
Under The Sea
Are you feeling adventurous? Well take the plunge, literally, as you exchange vows surrounded by the beauty and mystery of the Caribbean waters. Mexico is one of the many places you can choose to stage your extreme underwater wedding as you delve deep into the sparkling blue waters off the shores of islands such as Cozumel and Cancun for a one of a kind wedding that will take your breath away. Maybe pack some waterproof mascara too! Click here for more information on planning an underwater wedding of your own.