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Get Married in Caribbean - Jamaica

Did you get engaged over Christmas? Are you looking for ideas for an amazing wedding abroad? Then look no further - our new Caribbean wedding planner in Jamaica could be just what you're looking for!
Caribbean Dream Weddings Jamaica have just joined us and offer fantastic wedding locations around the island. You can exchange vows in a tropical garden, in front of a tumbling waterfall, on a gorgeous beach, or even on a catamaran with a reggae band and traditional Caribbean cuisine!
To find out more visit our Jamaica weddings page and be inspired!

Get married in Dubrovnik

DUBROVNIK DESTINATION WEDDING

Find out how your magic can start right up here...

Dubrovnik, proudly carrying a Pearl of Adriatic title, is medieval city located at the southern part of Republic of Croatia, just opposite the Italian coastline.

This is one of just a few European cities that can praise itself of being the city state for many centuries in the past (known as Dubrovnik Republic that has been independent for almost 5 centuries!) and that had its own Statute, fleet, one of the oldest pharmacies in the world, ruling Rector and its own money...

Being embraced by crystal blue sea, and surrounded by historical walls, the fortified Dubrovnik truly stands as one of the unique settings for any event or life-time celebration. For more and more couples from all over the world, this Croatian city has been an undiscovered jewel chosen as a special place for their dream day.

If you still haven't chosen your wedding destination for getting married abroad, find out here why to decide for ha…

Get married abroad in Thailand

Many countries claim to offer paradise weddings, but Thailand makes a good claim to be no.1 in this field. The stunning countryside helps, of course, but service and attention to detail raise Thai weddings above many others.

Sleeping in a bedroom surrounded by water is unnerving. The gentle splash of the water against the glass walled bedroom made me want to get up to use the bathroom several times in the night. The only thing that kept me in bed was the thought that I would probably tread on a tray of handmade chocolates, or stub my toe on a bottle of champagne if I did try to find my way to the (marble decked, petal smothered) loo.
I was in Thailand to wade in the kind of luxury that is usually reserved for people with a lot more money. And the Banyan Tree resort in Phuket certainly did do its best to cocoon me from anything that may be too hot, too cold, too sharp or too grimy.
I was staying at a private villa, hidden away from the rest of the hotel by man-made ponds and trees. The b…

Where to get married abroad – Malta

Find out why Malta makes an unusual wedding destination, despite being in the centre of Europe.
Malta manages to be both English and exotic.
Malta was the base of the Knights of St John; when they were expelled from Rhodes, they set up camp here, bullying the native islanders into submission. As it became clear that they were never going to be able to return to northern Italy, their original home, they became grandiose, building a vast citadel with huge bastions and ramparts on this scrubby scrap of the Mediterranean.
Malta still has some of the old glory, including a Caravaggio in the baroque, over-the-top St John’s Co-Cathedral and the breathtaking hush of Mdina, Malta’s old capital, at night.
Malta attracts people who want mild weather and waiters speaking good English,ans there are now splashes of glamour to make it a stylish destination. Try the comfortable San Gorg Hotel in St George’s Bay and The Xara Palace in Mdina is a 17th-century residence that has been converted into a Relais…

Where to get married abroad – Puglia, Italy

A few days in Puglia, driving a rental car through tiny medieval streets to the most incredible beaches, and I began to wonder why I don’t just come here for every holiday from now on. The heel of Italy is the trendy holiday destinations for Italians wanting a break at home and is being discovered by foreign tourists too. Its easy to see why. Puglia is filled with winding, olive tree studded roads that stretch out to the blue, blue Adriatic Sea. The food is amazing. Puglia is Italy’s kitchen garden, providing the olive oil, fish, ripe tomatoes, artichokes used around the country. It is part of a gentler, more old fashioned Italy – there are elegant towns, gleaming citadels and villages of mysterious trulli – stone houses with conical roofs. Many of these trulli are now rented out as holiday homes and also make wonderful destination wedding locations. Owners have added plunge pools, and renovated ancient stone ovens that are perfect for pulling out home made pizzas, drizzled with …

Wedding abroad in Ukraine

Ever thought of a truly unusual location for a wedding abroad? How about Ukraine? This Eastern European country has a wide selection of fantastic locations in which to exchange your vows.
Our new wedding location in Ukraine, Pastoral Country Club, is only 50km from Kiev. Situated in the countryside, there's a choice of three rustic lodges next to a lake, and your wedding planner Elena will organise a wonderful Ukrainian wedding celebration for you.
To find out more visit our Ukraine Wedding page today!

Marry Abroad on the BBC!

We've just been on the BBC World Service talking about the fake wedding in the Maldives which is now in the news. The Maldives is a beautiful country, with lovely people, it's such a shame that a few people have been so inhospitable to this wedding couple.
Legally foreigners can't get married in the Maldives, but many couples have a wedding blessing. Don't let this incident put you off if you're considering having a ceremony there - it's a true tropical paradise!

Weddings in the French Alps

A wedding in the French Alps may be a dream for many, but now you can make your dreams come true in 5 star luxury! Boutique chalet Ferme de Montagne has joined Marry Abroad and is offering luxury weddings with a spectacular view.
Located only an hour from Geneva, and not far from Chamonix, the Ferme benefits from a beautiful location in the mountains. Legal ceremonies can take place in Geneva or you can have a blessing close to the chalet.
With a chef who is working towards a Michelin star, your wedding will be a gastronomic feast that none of your guests will ever forget!
So, don't delay, take a look at our France weddings page and see how the Ferme can make your wedding dream come true.

Wedding in France

Chateau weddings are very romantic and popular, so what better place to get married than in south west France? Chateau de Fayolle has joined Marry Abroad, and offers a wonderful location for a private wedding amongst the vinyards.
Only 45 minutes from Bergerac, the chateau gives couples complete exclusivity for their ceremony - perfect for those searching for perfection!
To find out more please visit our France weddings page.

Get married in Bermuda (or Austria)

Dreaming of a wedding in the sun? Then look no further, our new wedding planner Grenzenlos Events offers beautiful ceremonies in Bermuda. This pretty island off the coast of Florida makes a great destination wedding location. Sunshine, beaches, and only 6 hours from the UK. What's not to love?!
And if you're dreaming of a winter wedding then Grenzenlos can also help. They're based in Austria so are in the perfect location to offer snow weddings, although Austria in the summertime is picture-perfect too!
Take a look at our Bermuda or Austria weddings pages to find out more.

New York Weddings

Imagine getting married in the Big Apple, yes that's right, New York City. Our new wedding planner The Bridal Consultant offers wonderful weddings in NYC - Central Park, exclusive venues, or even on the river, the choice is yours.
So take a look at our New York Weddings page to find out more and start planning your perfect wedding in New York!

Win a set of wedding lingerie!

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We're delighted to offer you a fantastic wedding offer from our partners Lingerieplease.Lingerieplease are giving you the chance to win a beautiful wedding lingerie set for your special day. View the amazing underwear on Lingerieplease. Simply enter your email address to enter, and you will also receive a 5% off voucher to spend on Lingerieplease - don't miss out!

Get married in Canada

Canada is an amazing country in which to get married, and new wedding planner Maple Leaf Weddings offers stunning settings in Ontario in which to exchange your vows.

Their first venue, The Inn at Cobble Beach is on a 574-acre estate providing the perfect natural setting for a fairy tale winter wedding with a natural backdrop of glistening frosts and sparkling white snow. A carriage/sleigh ride completes the fairy tale.

Located near Owen Sound in Grey County, Ontario, the area is one of the most exciting regions in which to enjoy the winter season as it receives large blankets of snow and is on the Niagara Escarpment which features rugged and distinctive terrains.

For more details please see our Canada weddings page and get in touch - Canada can definitely be the wedding destination of your dreams!

Italian country weddings in Piedmont and Liguria

Italian wedding planner Country Weddings has joined Marry Abroad - offering weddings in the beautiful countryside of northern Italy. One of the most romantic countries in the world in which to get married, it's understandable why Italy is extremely popular as a wedding destination.
So, all those couples searching for the perfect location, ask Laura at Country Weddings for a quote http://bit.ly/8zyFPu she'd be happy to help!

Win a wedding in Greece!

Sign-up and win. Free wedding planning services for a last minute wedding to be held on the island of Aegina before September 12, 2010. Email your name to info@elitalaios.gr (Subject: Contest) before July 15, 2010.

Get married on the island of Aegina before September 12, 2010 and enter to win the services of a wedding planner for free. The wedding planner will look into venues, photographer, DJ, florist, hotel and anything else required. The planner will present the couple with several options and will book based on the couple's wishes. Ideally, the couple will already be married in their country of origin and will come to Greece for a symbolic wedding/ ceremony/ reception, with no paperwork involved. The wedding will be held on Aegina island. The couple will take care of all related costs EXCEPT for the wedding planning services

More choice of Destination Weddings

With over 50 wedding plannerson marry abroad we're confident that we offer a good choice for our brides and grooms to be, however, we're really happy to say that we now have even more choice on our site.
Tropical Sky has joined us and they offer weddings all over the world - take a look at our wedding pages for Antigua, Barbados, Canada, Grenada, Las Vegas, New York, Mauritius, Sri Lanka and St Lucia to see the wonderful types of ceremonies Tropical Sky offers.
From being married by Elvis in Vegas, to a snowy wedding in Canada, a beach wedding in Mauritius or even riding on an elephant to your ceremony in Sri Lanka - there's plenty of choice for everyone!

Fairytale wedding in the Czech Republic

A fairytale wedding is something many brides dream of, and what better place to have such a ceremony than in the Czech Republic?
We've welcomed Grandhotel Pupp to our Czech weddings page - they can arrange beautiful ceremonies for couples, so take a look and see if they have a wedding package for you!

Getting married abroad - tips for couples

A volcano may not be the first thing you think of when planning your wedding abroad, but having all flights grounded is a major problem for couples deciding to marry abroad! Luckily the main wedding season tends to start around the end of April, so fingers crossed that a solution is found in the next two weeks for all couples looking forward to their special day this summer.

In the meantime, for anyone thinking about getting married abroad - don't forget the wedding and travel insurance when you book your ceremony. Wedding insurance is valuable to protect against unforseen circumstances, and travel insurance should cover most eventualities for your travel and accommodation costs.

Just remember to check the fine print to make sure volcano action is covered!

Get married on 10-10-10

Gran Canaria Weddings and Celebrations is still taking bookings for these dates and are offering some special packages to ensure that weddings or renewal of vows on these dates are memorable for more than just the date.

Renewal of Vows and Blessings

Come and celebrate in style in Sun Drenched Gran Canaria.
Our Special Renewal of Vows Packages include:

Services of the Celebrant Panoramic Location with views across the sandy beaches Champagne Bouquet and Buttonhole Certificate of Renewal on Parchment Dinner for 2 in 5 star Restaurant Spa Therapy for 2 Photographs of your special day 20-10-2010

Blessings and Renewal of Vows

This once in a lifetime unique date 20102010 offers a memorable date to celebrate a wedding
In Gran Canaria we have a very special and exclusive package at affordable prices for couples wishing to mark this date

Ceremony in the idyllic chapel of Cordial Mogan Playa
Cocktails and Canapes in the Palm lined courtyard
3 Course meal including drinks and wedding cake

Wedding show success!

We're delighted with our success at the National Wedding Show over the weekend. It was the first time we exhibited and it was great to meet bridal couples in person, and to discuss ceremony options with them.

Weddings in Italy, Cyprus and Greece were the most popular, with our planners receiving many enquiries. Now all we have to do is to sort through them!

We enjoyed it so much that we've booked for the October show in London - look forward to as much fun and success there too!

Three day wedding celebration in Italy

The bride and groom, an Italian couple who have lived in London for years, decided to get married in Umbria, an Italian region which is still unknown to most people...
Small medieval towns perched on soft hills and with a tradition of excellent cuisine and extraordinary wines.
But why offer their guests only a one-day wedding? Why limit themselves to the experience of only one location? And so they thought, advised by Infinity Weddings and Events® , of organising 3 days of festivities in three different places located in this splendid region.

All the guests stayed in hotels in Todi, an extraordinary town in the south of Umbria. All the guests were provided with tourist and logistic information by Infinity Weddings and Events® so they could enjoy the most of the area without any unnecessary stress (restaurants, hotels, theatres, wine cellars, shops, etc.). On the Thursday a welcome dinner was held in the most famous wine cellar in Umbria – Le Cantine Caprai. In the Caprai Wine Cellars, a…

Marry Abroad celebrates 4th birthday

Today we're celebrating our 4th birthday with a 57% increase in visits to Marry Abroad year on year! We now have over 70 countries on the site, with over 50 wedding planners ready to plan your dream destination wedding. Take a look and find your ideal ceremony location!

Weddings in Greece, Cyprus and Dubai

A beach wedding is a dream for many, and southern Europe makes a perfect wedding destination for those wanting the sun to beat down on their wedding day. Our new wedding planner, Cyplon Holidays specialises in weddings in Greece,Cyprus and Dubai - what better way to escape the miserable weather at home than to plan your wedding in the sun today!

Romantic weddings abroad

Dreaming of a romantic chateau wedding? Then look no further, our new Czech chateau can oblige! With plenty of turrets and towers this is a castle to make even the least romantic couple swoon. Wedding banquets, a 13th century gothic chapel and incredible quarters in which to spend your wedding night, are just some of the amazing choices on offer here!

New Italian Wedding Planner in Tuscany

The new year has started well at Marry Abroad with a new Italian wedding planner joining us. Wedding in Tuscany offers a beautiful choice of different weddings in this most romantic of Italian settings. Based in Florence, Valentina and Elisa can create a gorgeous wedding of a lifetime in this stunning setting. Take a look at our Italian Wedding Page for more details, or see their special offer and testimonials page.