Destination weddings sometimes make the best locations. Picture: Supplied
Destination weddings sometimes make the best locations. Picture: Supplied

The best destinations for a summer wedding

By Mpho Rantao Time of article published Nov 28, 2018

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Some brides know that when the time comes to say their “I dos”, it will be said in the city in which they live, or at a meaningful place that predates the actual engagement.

There are so many gorgeous locations in the world to hold your nuptials, and the right destination can even give you more bang for your buck.

Here are six gorgeous locations around the globe that will have your guests squealing with glee when they open the invitation.

Avianto - Gauteng

Avianto is a very popular wedding destination located in the area of Muldersdrift and hosts quite a number of weddings throughout the year.   

Built in 1997, Avianto is a great destination for those that desire the rustic, vineyard setting for their wedding but are not able to travel to the Western Cape.

Avianto venue in Muldersdrift, Gauteng. Picture: Trip Advisor
The Big Island - Hawaii

The Big Island is (as stated in its name) the largest island in the chain of islands and offers incredibly diverse topography. The landscape varies dramatically as you travel around the perimeter, so you'll have your choice of backdrops.

There's plenty for guests to do too, from exploring the rainforest region to going horseback riding, snorkelling or just lazing on the beach.

Plus, a great advantage for the Big Island is that you can have a wedding any time of the year - you just have to keep an eye out for the weather forecast regarding rain.

The Big Island in Hawaii, USA. Picture: Trip Advisor

Zorgvliet Vineyard - Western Cape

Located in the wine centre of South Africa, Stellenbosch, Zorgvliet is a beautiful venue that provides the rustic setting with exquisite views of the Winelands that compliment the historic Cape Dutch architecture of the Estate, so your wedding photos are bound to be exquisite.

Zorgvliet vineyard in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Picture: Supplied
Casa Toscana - Gauteng

A jewel in the crown of Tshwane, Casa Toscana takes you to Italy with its Tuscan-inspired architecture, making the location a setting perfect for a fairytale wedding.

Picture being surrounded by beautiful Tuscan gardens, away from the bustling city roads of Tshwane as you say “I do” to your partner surrounded by your closest group of friends and family. What could sound more romantic?

Casa Toscana venue in Pretoria, South Africa. Picture: Supplied

Agreco Farm - Greece

Crete, Greece's largest island, is known for its varied terrain, which ranges from fine-sand beaches at Elafonisi to the White Mountains.

Delving deep into Cretan tradition, Agreco, a fairytale traditional farm, has been revived and displays some of the Greek’s oldest farming practices. Not only that, but the venue offers exquisite Crete scenery and exotic food.

Agreco Farm in the Crete region of Greece. Picture: Supplied
Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa - Jamaica

Jamaica is the third largest Caribbean island known for its vibrant culture, warm weather and exotic food.

It’s beautiful white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters are bound to attract you to the island, plus the scenery offers a background for wedding photos.

Situated on an incomparable island oasis nestled between lush mountains and the deep-blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa is a great area to exchange vows as a brilliant Caribbean sunset melts into the horizon.

Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Picture: Supplied

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