White sandy beach with azure waters in the background,
elegant castles with elaborate walkways, in the midst of nature… Destination
weddings have not lost their lustre. And cashing in most are celebrities.
With big budgets and even bigger tastes, celebrities are often privy to the best of the best, especially when it comes to where they should tie the knot.
Take actor Jennifer Lawrence and art gallery director Cooke Maroney’s wedding in Newport, Rhode Island. Their wedding venue, Belcourt of Newport is a historic mansion that dates back to the Gilded Age in the late 19th-century.
Let’s not forget singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding and art dealer Caspar Jopling’s wedding venue 18th-century Castle Howard in Yorkshire, which hosted the likes of Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie of Britain.
If you’ve ever fantasised about getting married at the same luxurious wedding venue as some of your fave celebrities, we have a few options for you to consider:
Bollywood’s sweethearts, Anushka Sharma and ace cricketer Virat Kohli tied the knot in Tuscany, Italy. Their intimate fairy-tale wedding was made reality courtesy to a deconstructed pastel mandap and a candle-lit aisle. As the couple celebrate their anniversary today, Sharma took to Instagram to share an unseen picture from their wedding along with a heartwarming caption: "To love another person is to see the face of God" -Victor Hugo. The thing about love is that it's not just a feeling , it's much more than that . It's a guide , a propeller, a path to the absolute truth . And I am blessed , truly , wholly blessed, to have found it ❤️ 🙏" Husband Kohli too, took to the photo-sharing app to wish his gorgeous partner-in-crime: "In reality there is only love and nothing else. And when god blesses you with the person who makes you realise that everyday, you have just one feeling, gratitude❤️"
Borgo Finocchieto, a restored heritage village-turned-boutique-property played centerstage to their celebrations. Dating back to the 13th-century, the estate specialises in creating bespoke experiences for its residents, and boasts of 22 suites and airy rooms that can accommodate up to 44 people.
Lake Como, Italy
Long-time beaus, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh finally solemnized their love in a love-filled wedding soiree in Italy. DeepVeer flew to Villa del Balbianello at Lake Como, an upscale resort known for its stunning scenery set against the foothills of the Alps in Italy.
The villa began its life as a monastery more than seven centuries ago. Today it is surrounded by terraced gardens and features glass paintings, antiquities, cosy fireplaces, elaborate chandeliers and more.
Lake Como also happens to be among the hit list of several Hollywood celebrities such as Madonna, Richard Branson and more. Hollywood sweethearts, John Legend, the R&B singer and Chrissy Teigen, a model-cookbook author, too, exchanged their ‘I Do’s’ in Lake Como at Villa Pizzo. The highlight of their wedding was the guests being driven in golf carts to the lakeside location!
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
In a case of Bollywood meets Hollywood, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas decided to keep things desi with a 3-day gala at Jodhpur wedding. The Umaid Bhawan Palace played the perfect backdrop with its architecture and amazing landscape for the grand NickYanka nuptials.
The royal fort, a Taj property stretches across 26 acres of land and includes over a dozen private gardens. With 347 well-appointed rooms, an indoor swimming pool, a spa and a throne chamber, what better place than this for a royal celebration. British model and actress Elizabeth Hurley and Indian businessman Arun Nayar had solemnized their marriage twice with one service in Sudeley Castle in Great Britain and another in Umaid Bhawan Palace in India in 2007. Post the Indian wedding ceremony, Meherangarh Fort played host for the wedding party.
Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain
Millions of hearts were broken when India's most eligible bachelor finally tied the knot. The evergreen supermodel and actor-turned-marathoner, Milind Soman married his girlfriend Ankita Konwar in a traditional Assamese wedding held in Alibaug.
Post their desi wedding, the couple opted for an outdoor
wedding amidst the woods, in the company of Mother Nature. With a natural
waterfall serving as the perfect backdrop for their ceremony, they once again
professed their love for each other, but this time barefoot.
Sharing the pictures on Instagram, Konwar wrote, “Till eternity with each other. The barefoot wedding we always wanted in the woods with the beautiful family #barefootwedding #santiagodecompostela #bucketlist #theultrahusband #familytime”. If the great outdoors are more your speed, Santiago de Compostela in Spain should sing to you.
The Khan brothers’ younger sister, Arpita Khan and husband Aayush Sharma got married at Hyderabad’s palatial Falaknuma Palace. The Falaknuma, which literally translates to ‘like the sky’, was restored and transformed to a heritage hotel only in 2010.
From an iron canopy supporting a glass dome adorned with fish scale panels, a crystal chandelier and marble fountain to a Victorian-style stained glass window panel, the property is perfect for art connoisseurs.
Actor Sophie Turner and singer Joe Jonas, first exchanged their vows in a hush-hush wedding at a chapel in Las Vegas after the Jonas Brothers performed at the BBA Music Awards, 2019. For their second wedding celebration, Chateau de Torreau, which also goes by the name of Chateau Ventoux served as the venue of choice for the Game of Thrones actor and singer.
Once a private estate, the 17th-century castle spans across 20 acres, and features gardens, orchards, fountains and even an infinity pool. The space is outfitted with ornate elements such as gilded mirrors, detailed woodwork and statement chandeliers, making it fit for a grand affair.
Bluffton, South Carolina, USA
After tying the knot at New York City courthouse, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin celebrated their second, star-studded wedding at Montage Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina.
The sprawling resort, nestled along the May River between Savannah and Hilton Head, is spread out over 20,000 acres, hosts several restaurants, a golf course, cottages and homes, and an inn with guest rooms and suites.
The couple opted for the Somerset Chapel to exchange their vows. It was at the lawns of the chapel that they enjoyed an oyster roast with guests before bowling at the Boundary, which features a four-lane alley and a game room with pool tables, a foosball and a shuffleboard table, board games, and more.