TOP 5 OVERSEAS WEDDING DESTINATIONS FROM MARRYABROAD.CO.UK
With UK official summertime starting 21 June 2013, many British couples will currently be planning a traditional British summer wedding.
In general, the main Wedding Season starts in May and lasts through until the end of September, with the majority of engaged couples marrying within this period.
However, inconsistent UK summer weather, together with a number of recent Indian summers - heat waves that occur in autumn, have encouraged a rising interest in overseas summertime weddings.
Steph Bishop, Joint-Founder of destination wedding website, MarryAbroad.co.uk states: "As the UK summer weather continues to be unpredictable, more couples are choosing an overseas destination for their wedding in order to ensure that their ceremony won't be ruined by floods or unseasonably cold weather. And couples are not restricting themselves to Europe either, with plenty of further afield destinations offering much better weather than the UK!"
Here, MarryAbroad list their Top 5 Overseas Summer Wedding Destinations, for guaranteed sunshine, in a unique setting:
1) Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, South Africa
For couples with a wild streak, the Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve in South Africa offers bespoke weddings, overlooking a natural waterhole. The resort is located in the western sector of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, on the western border of the Kruger National Park, in South Africa's Mpumalanga Province.
The Sabi Sands has an enviable reputation for leopard sightings and game viewing opportunities. Therefore the special couple and guests can get up close to an abundance of Africa's wildlife including, large predators and mammals iconic of African safaris - lion, hyena, elephant, rhino, buffalo, giraffe and zebra. Leopard Hills can be booked through Intriguing Africa on Marry Abroad's South Africa page http://www.marryabroad.co.uk/get-married-in-south-africa.shtml.
2) Schweitzer Mountain near Sandpoint Idaho
This resort in Idaho hosts weddings on top of a mountain, during the summer months. All guests in the wedding party ride a ski lift up to the mountaintop pad, where panoramic views provide a beautiful backdrop, for the all-important wedding album. Bookable through Red Letter Event Planning on Marry Abroad's Idaho page http://www.marryabroad.co.uk/get-married-in-idaho.shtml.
3) Porini Lion Camp, Kenya
Porini Lion Camp is located in the exclusive 20,000 acre Olare Orok Conservancy. This expansive conservancy, which borders the Masai Mara Game Reserve, is home to an abundance of animals, including the Big Cats and hippos. With 10 classic bush tents the camp is exclusive and provides a real safari experience for the wedding party, reminiscent of the 'old safari hunting camps'. In keeping with the destination, weddings include Traditional Masai singing ceremonies and elders blessings.
UK couples can book this experience through Tropical Sky Weddings, on Marry Abroad's Kenya page http://www.marryabroad.co.uk/get-married-in-kenya.shtml.
4) Sheraton Algarve's Beach Restaurant, Algarve, Portugal
At the Sheraton Algarve, couples can have their ceremony and wedding breakfast on the beach, at the hotel's own restaurant, just a few meters away from the waves. At night, guests can enjoy music with their feet in the sand, of their own exclusive beach - unique to the Algarve. This can be booked through Algarve Wedding Planners on Marry Abroad's Portugal page http://www.marryabroad.co.uk/get-married-in-portugal.shtml.
5) Kempinksi Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic
Kempinski Hotel has the largest private garden in the centre of Prague, which is perfect for summer wedding ceremonies, either in front of a baroque fresco or a baroque fountain. With an average room size of over 50 square metres, the Kempinski Prague provides the largest accommodation of its kind in Prague, and is just five minutes by walk from the Old Town Square. It can be booked directly with the hotel, who feature on Marry Abroad's Czech page http://www.marryabroad.co.uk/get-married-in-czech-republic.shtml.
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