Most brides and bride-to-be’s admit that they have dreamed of a “fairytale” wedding since they were little. Maybe it was the influence of all those Disney movies we watched as children, or maybe it’s simply the romantic idea of being swept off your feet by Prince Charming, but the idea of a fairy tale wedding has made a prevailing mark on our culture.
Because of the romantic locales and exclusive venues that destination weddings tend to offer, destination brides have the unique ability to make that fairy tale wedding a reality. Here we highlight some of our favorite storybook venues and places to have that fairy tale wedding you’ve always dreamed of.
Chateau de Lafayette
Set in France’s sprawling, historic Loire Valley, and surrounded by a beautiful 30 acre English style park, Chateau de Lafayette is an oasis of beauty and tranquility. The entire chateau is reserved for you and your guests, fully catered and managed, and replete with historic charm. Rooms are named after the famous people who once stayed at the chateau, and the décor consists of select period pieces which lend to the chateau’s regal charm. Contained on the property are lush, cedar lined lawns, as well as the largest private chapel in the Loire Valley, Chapel of Chateau de Reignac, which can seat up to 90 guests for your wedding ceremony. For more historic, storybook charm, your guests can be treated to a candlelight wedding dinner under the XV century vaults of the ancient guardchamber.
Castle Pyrenees is the epitome of luxury in a five star setting. Located on incredibly beautiful, expansive grounds in the Spanish Pyrenees, the castle is a family mansion turned boutique hotel. Just two hours from Barcelona, the castle’s picturesque setting offers mountain topped vistas and exciting activities that range from skiing to horseback riding. A perfect setting to culminate your storybook romance.
Travel back in time, and get married in grand Irish style at the majestic Limerick Castle. Said to be one of Ireland’s largest private homes, Limerick Castle is nestled in the Ballyhoura mountain range, offering amazing views of the beautiful, rolling Irish countryside. The Castle hosts many rooms for your wedding activities, including a ballroom, grand entrance hall, and terraced garden, while the grounds offer a magical backdrop for your special day.
Jaipur Palace, known as the “Jewel of Jaipur,” has been home to generations of royals since 1925. The palace offers luxury and extravagance for a truly royal wedding. The elegantly appointed rooms, marbled corridors, and majestic gardens echo with history, romance, and splendor. Beyond the opulent décor and impressive grounds, guests will find modern, luxury amenities from steam Jacuzzis to the Jiva Grand Spa.
Sometimes described as the “most romantic” castle in England, Winchcombe Castle is nestled in the Cotswold Hills of England. A rich history and 1200 acres of grounds make this a wonderful and elegant location to say “I do”. Home to Lord and Lady Ashcombe and the Dent Brocklehurst family, this castle offers award winning gardens and Romantic 15th Century ruins along with a “bespoke service” to help you plan your wedding day. A truly perfect setting for a fairytale wedding.
The Italians excel at romance and style, and Villa Arno is living proof. To get married at the 15th century Villa Arno in the Tuscan countryside is to experience the height of elegance and romance. Located in the Tuscan Hills, Villa Arno is just seven miles from Florence, and set within six hundred acres of olive groves and vineyards. It is here that Machiavelli wrote his famous treatise, the Prince. The property has a tranquil and relaxed atmosphere with a total of 28 rooms and suites some with private plunge pools. With extensive experience planning high profile celebrity weddings, the wedding planning team at Villa Arno can assist you in every aspect of your storybook wedding.
Posted by admin on 11/17/11
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