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Destination Weddings


Offering guaranteed sunshine, a relaxed wedding planning experience, breath-taking backdrops and the opportunity to gather both families' relatives together in a fun and relaxed environment, destination weddings have always proved popular. In fact, an estimated 25% of weddings take place abroad with 340,000 couples choosing to elope each year.1

In this blog category, you can read about our real brides who opted to say their vows abroad and discover the dresses we recommend for dreamy destination weddings.

When it comes to destination wedding dresses, opt for sleeveless or strappy dresses over full sleeve gowns, lighter dresses with less layers, and open backs to complement tied back bridal hair styles. Lightweight breathable fabrics such as chiffon and jersey are also popular, providing a comfortable choice and easier option to pack on a plane than their heavier counterparts such as crepe, Mikado and satin. Floaty silhouettes also provide a perfect option for breezy beach weddings and boho brides while bold front splits are fabulous for a more relaxed vibe and showcasing sun-kissed legs.

With destination weddings in mind, our award-winning wedding designer Veni Infantino has designed a selection of wedding dresses perfect for eloping abroad.

Wilma (style 18408) is a lace and tulle fit and flare wedding dress with a high frontal split, v-neckline, floaty skirt and delicate appliques fit for a beach ceremony. You can see it styled with cork wedge sandals on the beach in our destination blog.

Another great dress for destination weddings is Wesley (style 18419). With a delicately beaded strapless sweetheart bodice and soft chiffon a-line skirt, it's a feminine and floaty gown fit for the summer heat.

For a more classic and elegant style, Wendelin (style 18418) appeals thanks to appliqued straps, sheer illusion back and striking train which would look amazing in sunkissed photos walking into the sunset.

For those wanting an exotic and striking dress, Vincenza (style 18552), Victoria (style 18553), Vanessa (style 18556), Vera (style 18555), and Veda (style 18560) from our Victoria Jane collection don't disappoint. See their chiffon skirts, striking splits and beautiful bridal detailing in our most recent destination blog.

Eloping to exotic destinations provides an element of glamour with the added benefit of streamlining a lot of traditional wedding planning as Jada found when she eloped to Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada to marry husband Joey. Riding through the Rockies in a helicopter added some adventure before landing by the lake for the most breath-taking backdrop for their nuptials. Read her real bride story and view jaw-dropping photos of the ceremony.

If you'd like us to cover a different destination weddings blog topic or share your real bride wedding story, email your details and any photos to enquiries@ronaldjoyce.com.

Source: Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Report: Wedding and Honeymoon Statistics - Ampersand Travel


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