Showing posts from January, 2011

Wedding in New York

Easy, cheap, stress-free: these are not words normally associated with wedding planning. But an increasing number of British couples are finding that holy trinity by getting married in one particular city: New York.

With its iconic skyline and famous landmarks, the Big Apple has an aesthetic appeal which is matched by its easy access (a direct six hour flight) and even easier logistics; all you need to get married there is a license from the City Clerk’s Marriage Bureau, which can be picked up a minimum of 24 hours before.

Rebecca Balcombe, 24, married her husband Neil in New York last May, in front of close friends and family. “We got engaged in Egypt in a hot air balloon. So we don’t do things normally!” she says. Reluctant to spend £50 a head in Britain with the obligation to invite a wider circle of guests than they would truly like, the idea of getting married abroad appealed to them immediately. Once they’d decided on New York – “We’d never been and we always wanted to go” – a spo…

Cyprus Weddings - Kefalos Beach Tourist Village completes renovation

Press release
Kefalos Beach Tourist Village is pleased to announce the opening of a new beach area after a substantial renovation. With new landscaping and pathways to the beach, the area is now much more visitor-friendly, and with the opening of a new a la carte restaurant just metres from the beach, guests can now enjoy their meals while gazing out over the Mediterranean sea. As part of the renovation the hotel has also upgraded all its rooms, including its honeymoon suites, and built a beach gazebo close to the beach for those couples searching for a truly romantic wedding ceremony. It has also built a new block of apartments close to the beach which are perfect for families, and has upgraded the children's playground and kids' club to ensure all members of the family enjoy themselves whilst staying at the hotel.
This winter Kefalos are also launching a new website with a new easy to use design, and full online booking facilities. The hotel will boast free wifi for all gues…

Destination weddings in Czech Republic

Prague has long been known as a truly romantic destination for a wedding abroad, so if you're choosing to marry here choose to marry in the amazing Augustine hotel. This former monastery has been transformed into a luxurious 5 star hotel with stunning views over the town and castle. Its tower room makes a perfect wedding night treat, and has been voted one of the best hotel rooms in the world!
We're delighted that The Augustine has joined Marry Abroad, so for an absolutely incredible wedding in Prague visit our Czech weddings page and click through to the Augustine page.

Canada, Sri Lanka and Italy top countries as celebrates 5th birthday

-Press Release -

Canada, Sri Lanka and Italy were the most visited pages on destination wedding website in 2010, covering three continents and a very diverse selection of wedding ceremonies.

The site reaches the dizzy heights of five years old on 19th January and has seen the wedding abroad industry boom since it was launched. The popularity of these three countries show that a wedding abroad has become much more personal to the bride and groom, with less couples happy to choose a package off a shelf, but preferring to create a bespoke ceremony personal to them and their life experiences.

And, despite the recent world-wide economic woes, the destination wedding industry continues to grow. has seen the largest increase in visitors over the past two years (120% in 2010 alone), just as the recession started to bite. Cost may be a large factor in this, since a wedding abroad on average costs £6,000, compared to the UK average of £20,000.

Information is ke…

New Year engagement? How about getting married abroad?

Our new hotel in Greece is perfect for those of you who got engaged over New Year. The Athena Pallas Village hotel is located in popular Halkidiki and has an excellent wedding team, all ready to make your destination wedding perfect.
So, if you're starting the search for a wedding location take a look at our Greece weddings page and be inspired!