Close your eyes and imagine your wedding day in the most beautiful place in the world. Is it a white sandy beach under a blazing tropical sun or are you in the vineyard of a winery estate in the South of France?
Celebrity destination weddings are fantasy-filled affairs. The perfect dress, incredible décor, a great guest list and most importantly; a breathtaking destination. For many celebrities saying “I do” in the perfect setting was the only way to get hitched. See how some of the most famous lovebirds tied the knot in the most beautiful destinations the world has to offer.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel: Borgo Egnazia Resort in Puglia, Italy
In 2012, the pop music world’s most eligible bachelor, Justin Timberlake married long time girlfriend and movie star, Jessica Biel at the stunning Borgo Engazia Resort in Puglia, Italy. The intimate affair took place between the Adratico Sea and a nearby vineyard. The old marble, stone open-air villa creates a warm Mediterranean white on white atmosphere perfect for saying ‘I do’.
After a beautiful sunset, a multitude of candles light the space with a warm romantic glow. The reason the pair chose Italy? The food of course! According to the couple it was their first choice because they love to eat.
Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman: Big Sur in the Santa Lucia Mountains, California
After a year long engagement, the Oscar winning actress and her boyfriend, Adam Shulman wed at the picturesque Wind and Sea Estate in Big Sur in the Santa Lucia Mountains of California. 100 guests were treated to a nature themed ceremony between the rolling sea abruptly rising mountains.
The private estate is a serene escape overlooking the Pacific Ocean and delivering breathtaking views. By the end of the night Hathaway’s guest were surely taking advantage of the private beach to enjoy a late night bonfire by the sound of the sea.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck: Parrot Cay Resort and Retreat, Turks and Caicos
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were married in a stunning beach wedding in Turks and Caicos. The intimate ceremony was held at sunset and attended by only a handful of guests at the luxurious Parrot Cay Resort. The couple said ‘I do’ while overlooking the beach of the cay; a privately owned island accessible only by boat.
Celebrities seeking solitude and privacy many of whom have permanent homes in the tropical paradise frequent this exclusive spot. The lush green plants and white powder sands were the perfect setting for this pair’s intimate affair. Why not just start with the honeymoon, indeed.
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski: Villa Oleandra on Lake Como, Italy
She’s British, he’s American and they were married in Italy. These two chose Villa Oleandra on beautiful, historic Lake Como in Italy for their nuptials. Not only is this destination private; it is truly exclusive. In fact, the seaside villa with private terrace, gardens and courtyards belongs to none other than George Clooney himself. Sometimes used as a move set, the 30 room villa has was a destination for scenes of Oceans Eleven and other Clooney films.
Lake Como has been a favored destination for wealthy and influential people since Roman times and is swarming with celebrities during the summer months. This gorgeous venue is for use by invitation only and is also rumored to be a possible location for the upcoming wedding of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz: Island of Corsica in the South of France
Thought of by man as one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean, Corsica, in the South of France houses incredible beaches, picturesque hillside views and quaint villages with a relaxed, artistic feel.
After dating for two years, Alicia Keys and producer Swizz Beatz tied the knot at a private residence on the coast of the arid bohemian island. The two exchanged vows on an outdoor terrace overlooking the water while their close friend, Deepak Chopra officiated the ceremony. Following the wedding, the two remained on the island for their honeymoon to enjoy the sun, sand and some fine French cuisine.
Kate Bosworth and Michael Polish: Ranch at Rock Creek, Philipsburg, Montana
When Kate Bosworth married Director, Michael Polish the couple knew they wanted to make their commitment from high on a mountaintop. The two chose The Ranch at Rock Creek, a luxury ranch resort with a raw western feel.
Their ceremony treated 70 guests to an outdoor mountainside wedding with breathtaking landscape views. Bosworth arrived to the ceremony in horse-drawn stagecoach and met her fiancée on a bluff where the two exchanged vows.
Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez: Chateau des Conde, Vallery, France
Though she swore she would never marry again, Halle Berry couldn’t resist a lifetime commitment to French film actor, Olivier Martinez. For her third marriage, Berry and her fiancée chose the Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France. This massive chateau and surrounding grounds features four surrounding smaller chateaus, gardens, and pools all with exquisite views of the rolling countryside.
The Early Renaissance structure was built in 1548 and though it was abandoned for some time through the turn of the century, the elegant opulent interior spaces have been restored to serve as wedding and party venue. Berry’s romantic ceremony was followed by an outdoor dinner under the trees and stars and a fireworks display.
Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh: National Tropical Botanical Gardens in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida
Late in 2013 the successful producer married his longtime girlfriend, model Helen Lasichanh. The two are no stranger to strange fashion and outside the box attire and their jungle inspired wedding and reception at sea was no exception. The pair hosted a pre-party and reception on a private yacht off the coast Miami.
On board the “Never Say Never” the couple toasted their love with a mere 60 guests. Everyone clad in tartan plaid, the paired headed to the National Tropical Botanical Gardens in Coconut Grove to seal the deal. These protected natural lands are tucked in the middle of Miami and house a whimsical baobab tree, tropical flowers and plants. The gardens cultivate rare and exotic vegetation from Asia, Central and South America and made for a unique and colourful setting fit for a unique and (tartan-clad) colourful pair.
Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell: Lake Tahoe, Nevada
The infamous Star Trek Captain married the New York based vocalist and songwriter this past summer in a beautiful outdoor wedding at Lake Tahoe in picturesque Nevada. After five years together the pair decided it was time to take it to the next level.
Booking a private residence the pair set the date to tie the knot and enlisted Stewart’s best friend, Sir Ian “Gandalf”, “Magnito” McKellan to officiate their ceremony. Standing at the water’s edge of the vast and sparkling lake the pair married before 100 guests. The ceremony was followed by lamplight reception where guests ate drank and played on the beach. According to Stewart, guests had a great time and were “properly drunk”.