Your own wedding is one of the happiest days of your life – so why not spend it in once-in-a-lifetime surroundings? Read on for five of the loveliest place to do that dream wedding.

 

When you’re planning your own wedding, one of the first questions is always going to be – where do we do it? Rather than just going for a banqueting hall at home, more and more couples are heading for a tropical paradise, historic church or palazzo, offering jaw-dropping views and/or sand beneath their feet for their big day. Sound tempting? Of course it does. And here’s the good news: it’s far less hassle to do than you might think. All you need to do nowadays is buy the tickets to take off for that wedding destination of your dreams, with family and friends safely in tow. And there are countless providers just waiting to help planning and organising the project, as well as event planners and hotels at the location who specialise in weddings. And last but not least, Austrian Airlines flies direct from Vienna to every one of the wedding destinations described below. So read on…

 

Italy

 

No other country on Earth offers quite so diverse a range of romantic towns and locations as Italy. You might go for the antique theatre at Taormina, on Sicily – on the terrace of the adjoining Grand Hotel Timeo, for example, just an hour’s drive from Catania Airport – or Villa Saulina, at the heart of the vineyards of Tuscany, close to Florence and its airport. Alternatively, you could try the picture-postcard beautiful town of Amalfi, from which the renowned coast just south of Naples takes its name.

Places such as these offer a matchless stage for those once in a lifetime, personal moments. Other benefits include short flight times, the ever-popular Italian cuisine and countless options for activities and excursions for the assembled guests.

 

Italy offers pure romance. Photo Credit: E. Wilman

 

Greece

 

Who could forget the musical film ‘Mamma Mia’, with Meryl Streep and the songs of ABBA? Tiny white villages, sleepy churches and small bays, amazing island views, sun and sea, warmth and hospitality: a wedding in Greece promises and delivers all this and more. Particularly good locations include the popular holiday island of Mikonos, which Austrian Airlines serves directly. Its dream beaches, exclusive hotels, delicious cuisine and cosmopolitan flair will make the hearts of your wedding guests miss a beat.

 

Spain

 

Fiesta, amor y amistad. Love, friendship and a great party in a hot-blooded ambience are not just some cliché awaiting your arrival in Spain. Countless dream locations on Ibiza offer amazing opportunities to say ‘yes’ in ways as creative as they are intense. Whether it be directly on the beach, at destinations like Cotton Club or set against the magnificent backdrop of Ibiza City or Es Vedra, the island’s unofficial landmark, the sky is the limit when it comes to fantasy on the Balearic Island.

 

The Balearics – and Ibiza in particular – have made a name for themselves as a wedding destination. Photo Credit: E. Forsmark

 

Sri Lanka

 

Often described as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ Sri Lanka doesn’t disappoint when it comes to unspoilt beauty. Dream beaches of white sand and palm-tree scenery, dense jungle and picturesque towns such as Galle offer a dream backdrop for anyone getting wed. The resort of Bentota, just a short drive from Colombo Airport, is surrounded by beaches exceeding any clichés of how an exotic tropical wedding beneath waving palms with the sand between your toes should look and feel. Sri Lanka’s programmes of Ayurveda healing, breathtaking floral splendour, great service, water sports activities and culinary delights will offer both the happy couple and their guests unforgettable moments.
 

Reachable by direct flight from Vienna: Sri Lanka. Photo Credit: E. Wilman

 

Maldives

 

The atolls of the island state of the Maldives offer picture postcard idylls and exotic wedding backdrops par excellence. Pretty well all the exclusive hotels here have attractive wedding offers, so the happy couple and their group can enjoy beautiful beaches, an exclusive framework programme, beautifully staged beach ceremonies and culinary highlights. One particularly atmospheric place to tie the knot is the Mirihi Island Resort, located on one of the smallest islands in the atoll and reachable with a 30-minute seaplane flight straight from the international airport of Malé.
 

The Maldives are a true paradise. Photo Credit: F. Ermert

If you want to give someone a flight to a wedding as a gift, FlyMeTo lets you purchase vouchers of varying amounts, either as an individual or as part of a group, as a great way to do so. To find out how to do so, go to: https://flymeto.austrian.com/en.html

 

You can also book your direct myAustrian flight to any of these wedding destinations quickly and easily by going to:
 


Fotocredit: E. Forsmark