MarryAbroad.co.uk predicts panoramic trend for weddings in 2012
Leading destination wedding website MarryAbroad.co.uk predicts that 2012 will be the year of the vista, in terms of wedding hotspots abroad.
The site has experienced a 145% increase in visitors over the last 12 months, who are especially interested in countries boasting venues with fantastic views and wedding planners able to organise ceremonies with breathtaking backdrops, in sometimes unexpected locations.
"Choosing the right wedding location is a big decision for couples taking the plunge, who have decided to hold their wedding abroad. Finding a beautiful horizon or awesome panorama can cement a decision about locale, and really add the wow factor to any ceremony. Here at MarryAbroad.co.uk we are finding that couples increasingly want their wedding to stand out from the crowd, which has in turn lead to this increase in inspired settings, spelling a new trend in 2012 for weddings abroad", says Steph Bishop, Joint-Founder of MarryAbroad.co.uk.
Here are MarryAbroad.co.uk's Top Five wedding destinations with amazing views:
1.Italy, Amalfi Coast
"The Amalfi Coast, on the southern part of the Sorrentine Peninsula, has long captured hearts for its awe-inspiring, mountainous setting, and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Celebrities Gary Lineker and Danielle Bux married in the picturesque town of Ravello two years ago, and we now have nine specialist wedding planners on the site, who can recreate that Amalfi Coast magic for UK couples," says Bishop.
For wedding planners and venues in Italy, please visit:
2.Dubrovnik Castle, Croatia
"'Unexpected tranquillity', is the usual reaction from couples who choose to get married at the ancient Dubrovnik Castle, positioned on the blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. The background has become so popular that MarryAbroad.co.uk now boasts six planners in this small region," says Bishop.
For wedding planners and venues in Dubrovik, please visit:
3.Taj Mahal at sunset, India
"The building of the famous Taj Mahal in India began in 1632, when heart-broken Emperor Shah Jahan was inspirated to create something beautiful, in memory of his late third wife. It is therefore no surprise that couples flock to visit the white mausoleum - the most famous monument dedicated to love. However, weddings are becoming more and more popular at the Taj Mahal, for couples wanting the iconic white towers, landscaped gardens, and reflective long pool in their photos," says Bishop.
For wedding planners and venues in India, please visit:
4.Central Park, New York
"Famously captured in TV shows such as Sex and The City, Gossip Girl and Friends, Central Park is arguably the most famous communal green in the world. Few UK couples realise they can get married in the Park though - popular for its romantic, horse-drawn carriages" says Bishop.
For wedding planners and venues in New York, please visit:
5.The Winelands of Argentina
"This South American country boasts much stunning scenery, with waterfalls, glacial lakes and expansive deserts, which all make great wedding locations. However, less discovered are the vineyards of Argentina - which cover some outstanding terrains. Couples getting married in the winelands of Argentina often enjoy a spot of wine tasting, in the shadow of the Andes mountains post-wedding too," says Bishop.
For wedding planners and venues in Argentina, please visit:
For more information on practicalities and legalities on getting married in any of the above countries, please visit MarryAbroad.co.uk.
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MarryAbroad.co.uk is a free information portal for couples, providing marriage legalities, information and advice on marrying around the world. The site, which launched in January 2006, also promotes destination wedding professionals to the UK wedding market by driving visitors to site partners, to increase their visibility in the global wedding market. MarryAbroad.co.uk saw 145% increase in site visitors 2011, with an annual 420,000 unique visitors to the site in 2011.