Yes, quite naturally planning a wedding in your hometown may be more convenient but that does not stop the rest of us from dreaming about a destination wedding at some far-flung exotic island or a grand castle in Europe. A survey reports that around 16% of Americans have their weddings in an exotic destination. Obviously, the figure is far higher for Hollywood celebrities who have no constraints of travel time or cost. Almost every celeb wedding is now held at romantic destination – here’s a glimpse of some celebrity wedding venues / locations that stars have headed to tie the knot:
1# Venice, Italy: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
That Clooney headed to Italy to get married is not a very big surprise. His love for the country is well known – he owns a home in Lake Como. However, he chose to get married in Venice; his guests needed to arrive by boat at the heritage Hotel Aman that sits in a 16th-century palazzo. The rooms cost about $1,000 per night but that’s hardly a deterrent considering the names in the invitation list.
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2# Provence, France: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
For ordinary folks, it can be quite a bother to get married abroad but this wouldn’t have creased the foreheads of this pair of globe-trotters when they made up their mind to get married in this very romantic destination. More so when you count among your properties the luxurious Chateau Miraval, a 17th-century palace with 35 rooms in a 1,000-acre compound guarded by a moat forbidding enough to keep out the curious. It is not known whether the guests were served wine from its private vineyard. The jewelry adorning the guests was befitting of the occasion; whether minimalist tungsten wedding bands were featured is not known.
3# Perugia, Italy: Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
This gay couple who have been with each other for more than a decade decided to get together in Italy simply because it was there that they had spent their first vacation together. The actual event took place in a historic castle with a pyrotechnics expert putting together a spectacular fireworks show at the time the couple stepped out on the dance floor.
4# Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo
The star couple tied the knot on a sparkling beach in the company of 300 guests that included members of his band, and her fellow models who worked together for Victoria’s Secrets. Mango trees surrounded the tables for an authentic Mexican ambiance, and the lavish menu included churros.
5# Costa Rica: Kelly Rowland and Tim Witherspoon
Apparently, Kelly wanted the wedding to be completely private with only Tim around, but even with the strictest of monitoring of the guest list, she ended up with 30 exceedingly high-profile guests, including Beyoncé at her island wedding. For the ceremony, everybody wore white. The guests were put up at a villa while the wedding took place at a neighboring private mansion.
6# Florence, Italy: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
As befits her extravagant public image, Kim planned an opulent wedding ceremony at Forte di Belvedere, a 16th-century fortification in France. The venue comes with a price tag in excess of $400,000 per day. The guests were served a grand Italian dinner at a magnificent marble-topped 230-foot-long table while being serenaded by Andrea Bocelli, the famous Italian tenor.
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7# Brindisi, Italy: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
For a destination that is used to celebrity weddings, the efforts of the celebrity couple created quite a splash. The entire Borgo Egnazia, a five-star property sitting in its private compound of 50 acres was reserved. In this case, the hotel, overlooking the Mediterranean, merely comprised 28 villas and 63 opulent rooms, all with their own private swimming pools.
Author Bio: Isabella Rossellini is a jewelry designer who has been making waves with some exceedingly striking wedding jewelry, including a range of tungsten wedding bands. A keen blogger, she follows celeb weddings with great interest.
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