When you picture your wedding, where is it happening? In your parents’ backyard? A resort? A beach, at sunset? A clifftop? Or something dramatic like a night ceremony with starlit skies and lanterns to light your way to the altar? Or with a backdrop of waterfalls?
The perfect geography and the location matter when you get married, no? After all, it’s one of the most important days of your life, and you’re stepping into a new chapter into your life. You need to be able to remember the day with fondness. And if you’re looking to make your wedding day an unforgettable day, something you’d like to cherish for the rest of your days, then look no further for inspiration than the pictures below.
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Whether it’s crashing waves, breathtaking waterfalls, sheer clifftops, or starlit skies, these amazing and surreal collection of pictures of the world’s best wedding destinations are sure to take your breath away! From couples overlooking Norwegian valleys or canoodling to the backdrop of hundreds of hot air balloons taking off in Turkey, these pictures sure to make you rethink your decision NOT to have a destination wedding!
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Junebug Weddings has chosen the top 50 pictures of this year’s magical and most amazing wedding destinations from across the globe. The annual contest is in its third edition this year, and Junebug Weddings received over 4,000 stunning photo submissions from professional wedding photographers from around the world. Among these, the list was whittled down to showcase the top 50 by the ultra popular online wedding planners. The wedding planners were assisted in this endeavor by world-renowned wedding photographers Komang Diktat of Diktat Photography, Jim Pollard of Jim Pollard We Are, and Ekaterina Mukhina of Purlita Photography.
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Speaking about the sheer surrealism of the works they received, Carrie Brooks, General Manager and Editor-in-Chief of Junebug Weddings, said,
“The amount of stunning work that was submitted this year made it difficult to narrow the collection down to just 50 images! However, we couldn’t be any happier with the final set of photos. We would like to thank everyone who submitted, along with our star judges, for helping to make this year’s Destination Photo Contest one of our best yet.”
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Further, she said,
“We ask that photographers submit photos that merge the beauty of a destination with the love between the couple. Other than this main rule, the contest is pretty open to interpretation, which results in a fun and creative set of images.”
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Speaking about the contest details and how the winning images were selected, she said,
“Winning photos will also create a sense of wonder and amazement in the viewer. The quality of imagery submitted this year blew us away. The winning set showcases passion, intimate moments, and breath-taking destinations from all around the world.”
The top 50 of the best wedding destinations range from Taiwan to Iceland to Norway to Seychelles to Morocco to India to Indonesia.
Among these, these few stand out:
A newlywed couple gazing awestruck at the starry night sky in Yosemite, California, USA.
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The newlywed couple surrounded by hundreds of rising hot air balloons in Cappadocia, Turkey.
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With the stunning Udaipur Palace as the perfect backdrop.
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Take a look at a few more of these stunning pictures from the contest:
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Which of these inspired you to have a destination wedding? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
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