There is no doubt UK weddings can be a wonderful formal affair where memorable chapels, historic castles and heart-melting countryside can make for all the magic a couple and their celebration need. That being said, we observe a rising number of travel companies offering wedding abroad packages including a wide range of services: from higher luggage allowance for the couple all the way to those two sacred words: ‘all inclusive’.
Do you remember Poppy Delevingne and James Cook’s wedding last year? It was truly trend-setting. First there was the romantic church ceremony at St.Paul in London where we saw Poppy in an elegant custom Chanel gown with 17 bridesmaids in tow. It was one of those star-studded nuptuals with royalty and celebrities for guests, such as Princess Beatrice, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sienna Miller, Georgia May Jagger and more. And then the second ceremony, tying the knot abroad in imperial Marrakech where Poppy wore a boho Emilio Pucci dress covered in pastel hued embellishments. The first event had the feel of tradition and ceremony, while the second of freedom and lively celebration.
If you are considering tying the knot abroad, you can have either one or two celebrations depending on convenience, family and friends coordination, budget and intended intimacy and atmosphere. In any case, you enter a world of countless possibilities for your nuptuals, a world of wheres and hows. Consulting a travel agent/wedding planner and doing a bit of research is a starting point. We recommend daydreaming throughout: of platinum coloured beaches, horse riding along soft golden sands towards the sunset, saying your vows next to the cascade of a waterfall, candle-lit dinners on a romantic terrace with a stunning ocean view, being served by a personal butler etc etc. All those aspects of a wedding day in the UK which you would normally have to compromise with, such as miserable weather, getting on time in all the traffic, making up a bland boring menu to please all guests, are gone. You are opting for a one-of-a-time exciting and lively celebration, probably one of the greatest experiences in your life.
We have found that our British brides-to-be are most often yearning for weddings in the sun, vast beaches, warm waters and endless horizons. Our Brides Abroad collection is designed specifically to serve those dreams of brides for a romantic holiday, sun-kissed cheeks and flowing dresses. Joyce Young offers a beautiful range of dreamy silk dresses embroidered or beaded and lined in silk satin ideal for wearing in a hot climate. Whether it is an exotic tropical island, a romantic village on the Mediterranean shores or an architecturally fascinating old Europe town, you can pick a beautiful dress from our collection designed to make you feel free and ready for the adventure of your life! Choose a travel company you trust, spoil yourself with little extras and find that perfect wedding dress with us. We love being a part of your journey.
From the latest statistics (bookings at leading luxury operator Kuoni), the most recent top three destinations for weddings abroad are exotic Mauritius, the palm fringed beaches of Sri Lanka and the USA with its great versatility in offerings. Yes, beaches and oceans offer the perfect setting for romantic endeavours and vows of eternal love: the smell of the ocean, the light breeze, waters merging with the skies. It is definitely a picture to hold on to in your heart and mind.
So, what are you waiting for? Plan a light, flowy wardrobe for you and your fiancée (no heavy tux for him either, linen is ideal), kit yourself out for the perfect holiday (including bikini straps matching the ones of your dress) and entrust the rest to professionals!
You can check out the full collection of Brides Abroad dresses by Joyce Young HERE.
Wear it with a smile!
Team JY 🙂