Take a look at the top 15 most beautiful destination wedding or honeymoon locations that you can visit virtually, to plan for your 2021 celebration…
One of the hardest hit industries during the coronavirus pandemic has been the wedding industry. The UK lockdown has put a stop to all public gatherings and non-essential travel – meaning many are having to postpone their dream weddings until next year.
So whether you have had to postpone your destination wedding and want to virtually explore your chosen location, or you are looking for some inspiration for 2021, search no further.
Purely Diamonds have compiled a list of the top 15 most beautiful wedding destinations, complete with virtual tours enabling you to explore the hottest wedding destinations around the world from the comfort of your home.
The Greek island of Santorini features pretty whitewashed towns, world-famous sunsets and breathtaking cliffs. With glittering oceans and its reputation for dazzling panoramas and volcanic-sand beaches, it’s hardly surprising the island is a popular wedding destination.
To get inspired for a 2021 destination wedding in Santorini take these two virtual tours that depict the huge allure of the location:
At the heart of Italy lies the beautiful region of Tuscany. A popular destination thanks to its history, culture, and romance, Tuscany’s capital Florence is home to some of the world’s most famous art and architecture. Just a short drive out of this awe-inspiring city lie the rolling Tuscan hills. With endless fields of stunning vineyards, this charming Italian destination will transport your wedding guests to a world of tranquillity and romance. With fantasy sunsets a wedding in Tuscany is sure to be one of dreams.
Take a virtual tour around the most beautiful areas of the region and find out for yourself why Tuscany is the ideal setting for your wedding. https://www.hvweb.net/en/360photos/tuscany/
Rome has stood the test of time for millennia, so begin a marriage that will do the same as the city. A popular tourist attraction many travellers venture to Rome to discover the many historical buildings and significant figures such as Julius Caesar and creative geniuses Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael. Start a new historical moment by making Rome your destination wedding for 2021.
Or simply get inspired by the stunning sights, including the Trevi Fountain, Colosseum, and Spanish Steps, a wedding in Rome will be nothing short of incredible. If you’ve had to postpone that dream Rome wedding then let this virtual tour transport you to the picturesque city to dream of the big day.
Walk down an aisle of soft white sand to the rhythm of cascading crystal blue waves with a tropical Fijian wedding. In this tropical oasis, palm trees line the beaches, and vibrant coral reefs lie in wait to be explored. If you are dreaming or plan to have an exotic wedding by the beach, Fiji is the destination.
Watch this virtual tour which explores a hideout retreat: https://www.cloud9.com.fj/virtual-tour
Romantic cobblestoned lanes, fairytale villages and lush fields of lavender fill the green hills of Provincial France. From Burgundy to Provence, Avignon to Bordeaux and more, there is a range of options for your French provincial wedding.
Watch these 9 virtual tours that allow you to explore France and immerse yourself in the fragrant lavender fields of Provence: https://www.completefrance.com/travel/holiday-ideas/9-virtual-tours-of-france-1-6590936
In France’s capital city, romance lingers in the air. Paris is known as the city of love and romance, which makes it a leading destination for couples seeking to create an unforgettable wedding. Boasting artistic and architectural wonders, lush gardens and the iconic Eiffel Tower, finding the perfect place to host your wedding in this charming city presents no challenges.
Whether you choose a daylight ceremony or a night time evening when Paris lights up you can watch these virtual tours around the city to inspire your French destination wedding.
Surrounded by the sparkling Meditteranean sea, Sicily’s gorgeous beaches are not the only thing that makes it one of the world’s best wedding locations. It is also an island of enormous intensity, a concentrated distillation of history, architecture and gastronomic delights, where incandescent volcanoes light up the night skies, mountain ranges jostle for supremacy, and the sea has sculpted a coastline of stunning variety and beauty.
Set your wedding against a backdrop of Byzantine mosaics, Arab castle ruins, or in an ancient Baroque palace for an unforgettable experience. Take this virtual tour to explore the wonders of Sicily from the comfort of your own home.
If fairytale castles, hidden beaches, and world-class seafood rank highly on your dream wedding list, Portugal is the destination for you. Located next door to Spain, this country has something for everyone. From the turquoise ocean coves of Lagos to the bright coloured castles of Sintra, Portugal provides the perfect backdrop for a truly picturesque wedding.
To see the beauty that is Portugal to inspire those 2021 weddings look no further than these amazing virtual tours.
Las Vegas isn’t all about the drive-through chapels, Elvis-impersonator officiants and celebrating your nuptials at a blackjack table anymore. Sin City offers a whole different experience that makes it one of the most popular US spots to tie the knot. With bold ballrooms and high-end restaurants, plus hundreds of resorts and hotels that offer wedding packages for every budget.
To inspire your Vegas wedding this virtual tour around the bright lights of Sin City will have you booking your 2021 destination wedding in Las Vegas.
Dreaming of your fairytale Disney themed wedding well Florida might just be the destination for you. Be treated like royalty with an array of venues featuring charming outdoor gardens to breathtaking waterside vistas. From Disney’s Magic Kingdom to the Beach Club Resort the choices are endless.
Virtually tour around Disney World and get inspired for a 2021 Disney Fairytale wedding or if you already had a Disney wedding planned and had to postpone, imagine the magic of your big day and dream of that happily ever after.
New York City
The “city that never sleeps” offers plenty to get your guests excited to make the trip: Broadway shows, museums and galleries, high-end restaurants, glamorous nightlife, and shopping, as well as classic tourist attractions, like the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and Times Square. And when it comes to wedding planning, you’ll have caterers, florists, photographers and bands to choose from in the bucket loads.
Fall in love with the magnificent skyline via a helicopter ride with this virtual tour and explore the city from the iconic attractions you’ve seen on TV and in the movies to hidden gems waiting to be uncovered.
Plus more virtual tours here for the ultimate New York experience:
The Hawaiian way of life encompasses a friendly, welcoming attitude. There’s a reason why these islands make such an irresistible destination for a wedding. If a location steeped in natural beauty, crystal clear ocean waters and crashing waterfalls sounds like your idea of perfection, look no further than Hawaii.
Take a virtual trip to Hawaii with these tours that allow you to explore the beauty of the location to help with those postponement blues and 2021 destination wedding inspiration. https://www.airpano.com/360photo/Hawaii-USA/
Amalfi Coast, Italy
If your wedding dreams consist of sparkling turquoise waters, sheer cliffs adorned with vibrant and exotic flowers, and a perfect summer’s day, the Amalfi Coast is your location. Popular with the rich and famous the 50km stretch of Southern Italy’s coastline offers picture-perfect views from every angle. Whether you select Positano, Praiano, Capri or Amalfi from the coast’s seemingly endless line of glittering islands, you’re in for an elegantly picturesque wedding day.
To see the beauty of the Amalfi Coast you can watch this walking virtual tour to inspire those 2021 wedding plans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ougQYMEic3k
The island is known worldwide for its picturesque landscape packed with palms, fragrant vanilla farms, vivid blooms and postcard-worthy rain forests. If you are looking for a wedding destination with very few tourists Tahiti is the location for you. You and your guests can enjoy crowd-free beaches. The Marche du Papeete, central market is a must visit while in Tahiti with great products such as black pearls, carvings, shells, vanilla, coffee and perfumes.
To virtually explore the paradise destination that is Tahiti watch these videos here and plan for your special day now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxvcypAtmDs
Rolling hills, oceanside cliffs, quaint seaside villages, lush gardens, grand castles and country manors all await in Ireland. The combination of Irish traditions, the friendly Irish people and the natural beauty of this richly romantic country make it an amazingly memorable spot to say your vows. With many jaw-dropping venues and settings for your ceremony including breathtaking cliffs and Tudor-style churches.
Sit back and take a virtual tour around Ireland and explore everything the destination has to offer for the most perfect traditional country style wedding.
Our thanks to Purely Diamonds for this fab feature!