Spring is the season of love, and young couples all around the world are getting married. Most prefer a quiet ceremony with family and friends, and going on with their lives. Others prefer traveling to some offbeat places to take wedding pictures!
If you’re part of the second category, you’re in luck. We’ve created a sweet list of places where you can take wedding photos that will be the envy of your friends. If not, well, who knows what the future has in store for you? Show this list to your S.O., or maybe to your friends who’re in a relationship right now. Time’s short, so let’s get started.
#1 The Grand Canyon – U.S.A.
Marriage is a wonderful thing, so why not visit a landmark that fills you with wonder? When it comes to great places to take wedding pictures, the Grand Canyon takes the cake.
Get dressed, grab a photographer, and come here at sunrise. It might be busier than usual, but it’s definitely worth it.
If you’re thinking of going there, you might as well pack some camping or hiking equipment as well. Everyone likes photoshoot. But spending a few precious moments in the wilderness with your loved one makes this a special place. Just remember that to go camping in the Grand Canyon you need a permit – that is if you don’t want to go to an official campsite.
The next item on our list is in Europe, a little volcanic island off the coast of Greece called Santorini.
#2 Santorini – Greece
Not only is Santorini a beautiful island, it has some of the most spectacular views you can imagine. It’s one of those places to take wedding pictures in one moment, and then visit a volcano in the next.
Now, judging by some of the pictures of Santorini you can find online, you may think this is an expensive place to visit. Luckily, you can visit about 80% of what the island has to offer absolutely for free! You can always discover exciting new things just by roaming the streets of the island towns. The caldera view is also splendid. It’s as they say – your mind can capture what your camera can’t imagine.
Take the trip, grab some wine, and prepare for the experience of a lifetime. We promise you won’t regret it. Do you want something a little less extravagant, but just as picturesque? Then we recommend Olomouc in the Czech Republic.
#3 Olomouc – Czech Republic
The best part about this destination is that you can have a traditional reception in a local restaurant. Then, you can take a long walk along the city, looking for places to take wedding pictures!
We recommend snapping one at each of the baroque water fountains scattered throughout Olomouc. You can find some dedicated to a few mythological figures (such as the Hercules, Neptune, Mercury, and Jupiter fountains). Some represent historical figures (Caesar Fountain).
Of course, the cream of the crop is the Olomouc Town Hall and Holy Trinity Column. The latter was declared a UNESCO world heritage site. So you can imagine what artistic shots you might take around the area.
If you want an even more interesting experience, head down to the Olomouc Astronomical Clock. It will delight you with its well-orchestrated clings and clangs – a relic from times past. In any case, we will step away from the urban landscapes for the rest of the article. Don’t worry, we still have wonderful places to take wedding pictures and have a great time!
#4 Lake Baikal – Russia
No matter what time of the year you visit Lake Baikal, you can always enjoy the scenery. However, summer is the greatest season for trekking in the area.
After you’ve found your ideal photo setting, you can take a swim, go sailing, and other couple-oriented activities.
On the other hand, if you visit during winter, you can catch the lake in a frozen state. You can walk over it and take a few interesting shots for your personal albums. On top of that, you can go exploring in the ice caves, or go dog sledding together! It’s quite a flexible destination to visit. Even if you miss one season, you can be sure there’s stuff to do in the next.
Now, the last of our destinations lies in Africa. You will certainly have some interesting places to visit for your photo shoots.
#5 Victoria Falls – Zambia/Zimbabwe
Have you ever thought about a safari post-wedding? Victoria Falls is one of the best places to take wedding pictures, and have a safari trip immediately after.
After changing, of course – you wouldn’t want to ruin your dress or tuxedo! The Itala Lodge is located about 5 minutes from the falls, so you’ll have no problem with that. Taking the pictures on the side of the falls means you’ll almost always see a rainbow in the shot. How many of your friends can brag about that? Not many, we presume.
Regardless, many of you who want a “dreamy” atmosphere in your wedding photos will appreciate the scenery. And, the fun you will have exploring the flora and fauna of the land.
Bird-watching in particular is a fun activity you can do together. If you want something with more adrenaline – try bungee jumping, zip-lining, or kayaking!
Places to Take Wedding Pictures – Final Thoughts
Wherever you go, the important thing to remember is that you’re going with your soul mate rather than solo. Even if your photos don’t end up the way you’ve imagined them to be, you can still cherish and remember those moments.
Whether you’re walking hand-in-hand along the Grand Canyon or skating across Lake Baikal, always remember who you’re with. Everything will feel all right.
In the meantime, tell us what you think of these locations in the comments. Otherwise, let us know what your “dream location” would be! If you’ve already had your wedding and went to an awesome place – tell us how it was. We’re sure everyone will appreciate some extra travel ideas.
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