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Destination Weddings 7 fascinating places to have the ceremony of your dream

Seven spectacular destinations for the fairytale wedding you've always desired.

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A close-to-nature Kenyan wedding play

A close-to-nature Kenyan wedding

(Ben Kiruthi)

Believe it or not, several couples would rather have unconventional weddings instead of the 'traditional' ceremonies we all grew to know.

More people are subscribing to the idea of wedding at the beach, a garden, resort, out of the country and with only few people in attendance.

For the couple considering the possibility of a destination wedding, i.e a wedding that happens at least 100 miles from where the bride currently lives, there are many locations within Africa to choose from but the seven listed below provide the most spectacular sceneries and exciting possibilities.

play To Zanzibar (LitratPhoto)

1. Zanzibar

Zanzibar aka spice island  is a tropical island located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania. With powdery white sand beaches and turquoise blue waters, Zanzibar is place of magic, sunny days and romantic nights under the star-sprinkled night clouds.

With its lovely blend of African and Arabian feels, you can also be sure of a perfect honeymoon out there.

An alternative in Tanzania is the Ngorongoro Crater.

play This could be you out there in Mauritius (Travelstart)

2. Kenya

Kenya isn’t just about the safari and the wildlife, though that could be a pull for brides who want a ceremony close to mother nature.

The country has an amazing selection of wedding venues that will suit your nuptial dreams. Apart from the capital, Nairobi, there is 'Hemingways Watamu' and the 'Maasai Maraa' among many other options.

play A wedding in Kenya (Medina Palms)


3. Mauritius

Mauritius is recognized as one of the top honeymoon destinations for wedded couples. But the country is just as ideal for weddings as it is for honeymoons.

The tropical island is known for its palm trees, white sandy beaches, blue lagoons and coral reefs. An idyllic colourful wedding by the beach has never sounded so tempting.

play Get all the best of the destination at your wedding (My Wedding)

4. Madagascar

Much like Mauritius, Madagascar is also known for its lush greenery, beaches and other things that’ll draw in the adventurous couple who desire a ceremony away from home.

You also do not need to leave the country for your honeymoon.  Madagascar is a haven for honeymooners, too!

ALSO READ: Agbani Darego gets hitched in Morocco

5. Seychelles

This destination also provides you a naturally romantic and unspoilt surrounding of pristine beaches, calm warm waters and year-round sunshine.

It is the perfect location for a truly beautiful wedding abroad.

Agbani Darego gets hitched play Agbani Darego got married in Morocco, 2017 (IG)

6. Morocco

Whether you choose Casablanca, or you decide to be like Agbani Darego and choose Marakkech instead, you can be sure of getting a completely delightful ceremony out there in Morocco.

Luxury hotels, villas, quaint castles and mansions, camel rides… all the works.

Morocco is a destination to be at.

Even David Beckham had to visit this terrific place with his wife, Victoria and friends as he celebrated his 40th birthday.

play Morocco will present you with a whole new world... (The Wedding Location)
play David and Victoria Beckham loving up at the same venue where Agbani's wedding held (Daily Mail)

7. Banjul

Banjul is the capital city of The Gambia. It has grown in reputation as one of the best destinations for wedding ceremonies because of the beautiful resorts and scenic beaches, accommodating people and loads of friendly deals in place for weedings and honeymoons.

In conclusion, bear in mind as you plan for this breathtaking experience with the love of your life that according to The Africa Channel, “the best months for weddings in Africa are September through November (springtime) and December through March (summertime), when the continent experiences a burst of flowers in bloom, an abundance of wildlife, warm nights and breezy beaches.”

Now go forth into that fairy tale you’ve always wanted.

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