A fall destination wedding can be incredibly charming with its rich and warm color palettes, mild weather, and romantic ambiance. The fall foliage can create breathtaking landscapes with vibrant hues of red, orange, and yellow- the kind of backdrops all photographers love to work with. Fall has a certain romance and coziness that can’t be imitated in any other season. With fewer tourists compared to peak summer months, you and your guests are likely to have a more private and intimate experience. As a bonus, you can take advantage of a gorgeous location and seamlessly transition into your honeymoon. Here are some of the best locations for your fall destination wedding:
1. Santorini, Greece
With fewer crowds in the fall, Santorini’s iconic white-washed buildings against the backdrop of the deep blue Aegean Sea make for a breathtaking wedding location.
2. Tuscany, Italy
Is it any wonder Tuscany is considered one of the best locations for a fall destination wedding? The rolling hills and vineyards create a picturesque and romantic setting and the mild weather makes outdoor celebrations comfortable and the rich cultural experiences add to the appeal.
3. Provence, France
The lavender fields, the pleasant weather, and the charming villages of Provence provide a unique (and aromatic) setting for a fall wedding.
4. Kyoto, Japan
In the fall, Kyoto’s maple trees turn brilliant shades of red and orange. The city’s traditional temples and serene gardens make it one of the best locations for a fall destination wedding.
5. New England, USA
Not looking to bust out your passport? The northeastern states of the USA, such as Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts, present stunning foliage during the fall. The changing leaves create a picturesque backdrop for your wedding.
6. Queenstown, New Zealand
While fall in The States, it’s spring in the Southern Hemisphere, where Queenstown’s stunning landscapes, including lakes and mountains, would be a breathtaking backdrop for a destination wedding.
7. Dubrovnik, Croatia
The historic city of Dubrovnik has a stunning coastline and medieval architecture that provide a romantic setting for a fall wedding. The weather is still pleasant, and the tourist crowds have thinned out.
My best tip? Once you’ve made a decision on your fall destination wedding location, hire a wedding planner to help you navigate the intricacies of planning an event in another country. Read a little more here: How to Plan a Destination Wedding That Will WOW Your Guests.
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