Celebrity Weddings, Wedding Destinations
By Elisabeth Edvardsen on June 14th, 2011
Despite being harassed by paparazzi so normal people can study your cellulite in minute detail while sipping a latte, being a celebrity certainly has its perks. Especially when it comes to weddings and having more access and seemingly money to spend.
That said if you’re not a celebrity, your wedding day is likely to be the one day when you’ll go all out just like the A-listers! If you’re planning a wedding abroad, why not look to the celebs for a bit of inspiration?
To make it easier for you, we got in contact with luxury holiday specialist Sovereign.com to pick their brains on what are the celebs’ favourite overseas wedding destinations. And to make it ever better we’ve included some hotel and resort options should you be so inspired that you bring out the plastic as soon as you’ve finished reading this.
Liv Tyler tied the knot with Royston Langdon on the Caribbean island in March 2003. Theirs was an intimate affair where they exchanged vows in candle-lit ceremony at a private villa.
For anyone wanting to copy Liv and Royston, The House in St James is an ideal spot. Situated on snow-white sands, the boutique hotel offers a sophisticated yet informal style.
A popular choice for many couples, Italy was also preferred by Hollywood darlings Emily Blunt and John Krasinksi who opted for a private outdoor wedding ceremony at the picturesque Villa d’Este in Como when they wed in July 2010. Emily wore a cotoure cream Marchesa wedding gown as she walked down the aisle. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes also famously wed in a star-studded ceremony in a 15th century Italian castle a few years earlier.
We’d recommend the romantic coastal town of Sorrento on the Neapolitan Riviera for your Italian wedding. A gorgeous town, it mixes renaissance and baroque influences with warm weather and surroundings that are to die for.
The Grand Hotel Ambasciatori in Sorrento provides classic glamour with spectacular views across the Bay of Naples – it is truly ‘La Dolce Vita’.
One of the most loved-up couples around these days model Heidi Klum and singer Seal first said ‘I do’ on their private villa in Puerto Vallarta in 2005 – they have since renewed their vows SIX times at the same place.!Heidi wore a stunning ivory, Chantilly lace, empire gown designed by Vera Wang.
The shores of Mexico create a perfect backdrop for anyone wanting an exotic location for their nuptials. Head top the eastern coast for countless beautiful resorts such as the El Dorado Maroma, a beachfront resort in Riviera Maya. The beach below, the Maroma Beach, was recently voted one of the top ten beaches in the world.
Manhattan, New York City
Music’s most glamorous couple Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z tied the knot in a secret ceremony in April 2008. Their big day took place at the rap mogul’s $30 million skyloft penthouse apartment in fashionable Tribeca, with guests like Gwyneth Paltrow and Kelly Rowland celebrating with the couple.
If you want your own rooftop wedding in the Big Apple, the luxury, five-star St. Regis Hotel in the heart of Manhattan fits the bill. Overlooking the world-famous Fifth Avenue and with a bespoke wedding service on hand you can rest assured your big day will run smoothly.
There you have it, a few of the most romantic and stunning overseas wedding destinations for celebrities – and perhaps you?