Dreaming of a Destination Wedding
The bridezilla in me is slowly starting to surface. This is an unfortunate thing as one would assume that being heavily involved in the bridal industry as a wedding gown designer, that I would have lived through my clients and learned through their experiences – good and bad. By now, four months on from our engagement, the hype and excitement has been conquered by the stress associated with planning such a huge and important day!
Sydney is such a stunning backdrop for a wedding with many wedding venues and suppliers to choose from. But we still cannot seem to find a venue we are both completely in love with. Very frustrating, I know!
My fiancé and I decide to assign the next few nights to sitting in front of our computers searching the web for alternative venues. I start thinking abroad! How amazing will it be to host a small intimate wedding on a tropical island of some sort? I can just picture it – Dreamy!
My fiancé is Italian from the stunning town of Taormina in Sicily. This would make a very romantic setting for our wedding. With a stunning coastal view of the Mediterranean Sea it has some very beautiful and historic churches.
On the other hand, being from a Lebanese background, Lebanon has some magnificent wedding venues. My family is from Bcharre, the mountain city where you find the ancient forest of Cedar trees. It would be a magical location.
With flights from Sydney to either Lebanon or Sicily taking around about 24 hours, we think it might be too much to ask of most of our family and friends. But the idea of a destination wedding seems to be something we both are very excited about – far more excited about than having our wedding locally.
It was right here on the Knot, that we both drooled over an image of a couple being married in Bali. We loved the tropical extravagance! It is certainly unique and the fact that we are both excited about it is a first in weeks! With Bali only six hours away, it was a fabulous option! We could combine a holiday and a wedding in one, why wouldn’t our guests love it?
With both of us coming from traditional catholic families our wedding ceremony needs to take place in a chapel and after a bit of ‘googling’ we see there are far too many spectacular chapels to choose from. We narrow it down to two- And they are incredible! I feel the bridezilla in me starting to calm down a little.
Are you thinking of having a destination wedding?