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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Report: Wedding and Honeymoon Statistics - Ampersand Travel
Sophie and Daniel: Real Bride Story
16th September 2022
Having a perfect destination wedding in the same place as they got engaged sounds like a dream.
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31st May 2022
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Kate and Sean: Real Bride Story
22nd April 2022
Many of us dream of being married on an exotic beach. So, when Kate and Shaun married alone on a beach it was a dream come true and we had to find out more…
Bridal Fabrics in Focus
10th March 2022
Before you hit the bridal boutiques, we recommend getting up to speed on the various wedding dress fabrics with our beginners' guide. Plus, why it's important to consider the season when choosing yours.
Destination Wedding Dresses – Our Picks and Tips for 2022
4th February 2022
Discover the different styles we recommend for dreamy destination wedding dresses. Plus, what you need to consider when purchasing a wedding dress you need to pack.
Destination Gowns for 2022 Weddings
22nd October 2021
Let us introduce you to some amazing dresses from our new Victoria Jane collection that can bring your dream destination wedding closer to a reality…
Alexandra & Gunter: Real Bride Story
9th August 2021
When we saw Alexandras gorgeous photos on Instagram, we had to get in touch to hear all about their magical wedding in Australia.
Dianne & Lubbert: Real Bride Story
17th June 2021
Ronald Joyce real bride Dianne got in contact to tell us all about her stunning wedding in The Netherlands.
Jada & Joey: Real Bride Story
6th January 2021
We saw Jada & Joey’s amazing Canadian wedding photos on Instagram and simply had to get in touch to find out more. We tracked Jada down and she told us all about it:
Stephanie & Damien: Real Bride Story
16th December 2020
We caught up with Stephanie and Damien to hear all about their nuptials which took place last year at Lace on Timber wedding venue in Pretoria, South Africa.
Sara & João: Real Bride Story
13th May 2020
Friendship turned into a beautiful romance for this weeks real bride Sara and her new husband João. She got in touch with us to tell us all the details.
Eilidh & Tom: Real Bride Story
6th May 2020
The Santorini sunshine provided the perfect backdrop for Eilidhs and Toms wedding. We caught up with Eilidh to hear all the details.
Jessica & Lee: Real Bride Story
8th April 2020
Location can have a major part to play in your dress choice. We spoke to Jessica all about her fabulous Santorini wedding and dream Ronald Joyce Gown.
Amy & Roisin: Real Brides Story
11th March 2020
We spotted Amy & Roisin’s amazing wedding photos on Instagram, we had to get in touch and find out more about why these ladies chose to get married in Ronald Joyce…
Gemma & Ben: Real Bride Story
21st February 2020
Be prepared for the ultimate destination wedding envy! We caught up with Real bride Gemma and her new husband Ben to hear all about their dream wedding In Canada and how she found her dream gown.
Destination Wedding Dresses for 2020
28th December 2019
More and more brides to be are telling us about their plans to marry abroad, whether it be for the dreamy beach photos, to combine the wedding and honeymoon, to have a smaller more close-knit wedding party, to save money or simply for the weather...
Bianca & Lee: Real Bride Story
29th November 2019
Here reads the heartwarming story of a bride whose one wish came true for her on her wedding day. Read on to find out what her wish was and what it was like for her stepping into the wedding gown of her dreams…
Giulia & Pietro: Real Bride Story
10th October 2019
A true fairytale love story of a young girl meeting the man of her dreams in the place of pure romance…Italy, coincidentally where our Award-Winning designer, Veni Infantino, is from. Here is what she had to say about the wedding of her dreams and her gorgeous wedding gown..
Nicola and Joel: Real Bride Story
25th June 2019
This bride’s story is a special one indeed. Not only was it the most gorgeous destination wedding in Cyprus, but serendipitously Nicola and her mother ended up both wearing a Ronald Joyce dress on her big day. You can’t get more meant-to-be than that. Here is her story…
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