Having recently attended a marvellous, heartwarming, wonderful, life-changing, fairytale-of-a-wedding in Oxford, I’m feeling inspired to go ahead and…
…write a blog about beautiful places to get married!
Some picture perfect places to tie the knot…
1. Magdalen College, Oxford.
The picture above was taken in the Magdalen College Chapel in Oxford. I am partial to this wedding venue not only because the chapel and college grounds are absolutely stunning (see blogs about Magdalen and May Morning for more photographs) but also because, as is the case with many college weddings, the ceremony, dinner and reception venues are all located under one (beautiful!) roof.
After the ceremony, we filed out onto Cloisters Quad for a bit of late afternoon champagne action; this was followed by a four course meal in the portrait-lined, Harry Potter-esque dining hall. And the evening ended in the Old Kitchen Bar, the oldest room in the college—lots of character, lots of fun.
We set off the next morning after breakfast in Batwillow Meadow, where we enjoyed live music and leisurely punting (What exactly, you ask, does ‘punting’ entail? Read this blog.)
2. Italy’s Amalfi Coast.
For the smal scale family wedding, any tiered town on this beautiful stretch of Italian coastline will do. My personal favourite would be Positano, which many of you may recognize from the hit feature Under the Tuscan Sun.
Positano is one of the most charming, romantic towns that I encountered during my five month visit to Italy: the views are amazing—pastel architecture, rugged terrain, turquoise water—the people are lovely, the restaurants are quaint, and the cuisine is delectable….
Where to tie the knot? There are plenty of venues scattered across the town, including a local Wedding Hall, a Baroque Cathedral and, of course, the beach!
3. La Jolla, California
You are definitely missing out if you have never seen this most gorgeous area near San Diego. La Jolla (pronounced “La Hoya”) is, in my opinion, the perfect destination for the eloping couple.
How would you like to say your vows on a cliff overlooking a sparkling bay full of seals? In a secluded beach cove?
Known for its incredible shoreline, abundant sea mammal population, pristine views, clear skies and gorgeous weather, La Jolla boasts some of the most amazing scenery on California’s coast.
Why wait six more months? Even three more weeks? Hop on a plane, say “I do”, and stay for your honeymoon….or forever (you’ll certainly want to!).
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