Pamela Walker

Pamela Walker

What is Your Destination Wedding Ceremony Style?

Destination Wedding Ceremony styles are no longer ‘cookie cutter’ by any means.  In the last 5 years, resorts in beautiful destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean islands have really stepped up their game to compete in this growing niche of weddings and travel.

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I’ve spent my days looking at gorgeous destination wedding ceremony styles and photos – beach weddings, garden weddings, and many other beautiful and unique locations.  Every ceremony set-up is tailored to the couple’s vision. This makes it truly one-of-a-kind.

While some are super elaborate and heavy with florals, there are others that are so sweet and simple, highlighting the beauty of the surrounding land and seascape.  Really, the world is your oyster when it comes to destination wedding ceremony set-ups and all-inclusive resorts can cater to your every whim.

Here are the most popular ceremony locations for a modern destination wedding ceremony:

Wedding Ceremony on the Sand

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The original and most popular setting to say “I Do!” is the beach, and for good reason. This popular ceremony location no longer consists of a simple archway with chairs. I’ve seen some really creative set-ups, that incorporate lux chivari chairs and elaborate beach huppas. If you can dream it – it can be done.

Wedding Ceremony by the Sea

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Many resorts have docks or piers that extend out to the sea, making them PERFECT locations for ceremonies. Can you imagine, the sound of the waves lapping under you as you say your vows?  Sounds pretty dreamy to me.

Wedding Ceremony overlooking the Sky 

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For the ultimate privacy, more and more resorts are offering private ‘sky decks’ as a destination wedding ceremony location. These areas are completely private, overlooking the sea, with no lookie-loos to disturb you during your celebration.

Wedding Ceremony by the Garden

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Don’t want to feel the sand between your toes as you walk down the aisle?  No problem!  Garden locations are a beautiful way to incorporate the lush tropical foliage into your wedding. This also makes for stunning photos.  You even get the best of both worlds, as many garden locations overlook the water.

Wedding Ceremony Indoors

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Indoor locations are traditionally used as a back-up location for rainy or stormy days, more and more couples are opting to say their vows this way.  However, this doesn’t necessarily mean a big traditional ballroom. There are many gorgeous restaurants & lounges that require very minimal decoration, offering a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony.

My one last tip is to let Pinterest & Instagram be your friend – there is so much inspiration to be found!  Couples are becoming so creative with their ideas, and you can too.  Put your own personal touch on your wedding day dreams – I can’t wait to see your pictures!


Photo Credit: Playa Resorts

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