Just being in love is romantic enough but when you want to tip the romance scale for your wedding, there certainly are many romantic and intimate settings for couples to choose. When it comes to romance, intimacy and the most incredible wedding pics, here are three we feel fit the bill:
He’s your Prince Charming, your knight in shining armor and you, the princess — how romantic would a fairytale wedding in a castle be? Imagine saying your vows in an enchanting medieval castle surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens, towering turrets and stunning interiors and where royalty such as earls, dukes and kings once lived and entertained. Madonna did it when she tied the knot with Guy Ritchie at the famous Skibo Castle in the Scottish Highlands. Whether it’s very intimate with just the two of you or big and elaborate with a large gathering of family and friends, there are hundreds of romantic venues in castles all over England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France and just about every country in Europe that can create the perfect setting for your wedding.
A waterfall is not only romantic but as a backdrop to your wedding ceremony, it’s also an incredible scenic experience and can literally take your breath away. Cascading water down a hill or cliff set amongst gorgeous tropical gardens creates almost a quiet calm and a sense of zen in what sometimes can be a very hectic and stressful time.
Most of the Caribbean islands are home to thousands of spectacular waterfalls with Jamaica claiming bragging rights to some of the best. In Costa Rica some of the most awe inspiring waterfalls can be found throughout the rainforest and mountain areas. If you are looking from something completely remote and secluded, in Hawaii you can be wed at the base of a magnificent waterfall that is only accessible by helicopter. As a Hawaiian musician serenades on guitar against the serene sound of the waterfalls, your Hawaiian minister will blow the conch shell to signal the start of the ceremony. Now that’s a romantic experience you’ll never forget!
This experience is truly one of the most intimate and oh so romantic! In the middle of the ocean, your own island oasis awaits. In the Bahamas, the couple and their family and friends if attending, are whisked away in a powerboat or just cruise by yacht to your own private sandbar surrounded by turquoise waters, crystal reefs and incredible sealife. After the ceremony and a champagne toast, the couple and their guests head back to the mainland for the reception. There are also some absolutely amazing sandbars and atolls in Tahiti and Fiji that are ideal for this type of ceremony. Simple yet it holds so much emotion and intimacy for the couple in that this venue really concentrates on the ceremony and its meaning, with no distractions or noises of other hotel guests or beach visitors.