Having your wedding at home, you can choose venues which are somehow connected to you and your relationship.
You can choose your favourite church for the ceremony, your favourite restaurant for the reception and your favourite places for the wedding photography session. Some couples want to have their wedding photographs taken in the area where they met for the first time, in the park where they enjoy going for a walk, in a word, in all the places which they associate with their relationship and which evoke positive and romantic connotations for the newlyweds.
Working as a wedding photographer, I also noticed that it is essential for the bride and the groom to have all your nearest and dearest close to you.
When you organize your wedding ceremony in your home town, it usually gives you an opportunity to invite more family and friends than when you have your wedding abroad. In this way you can celebrate your special day with the loved ones, you can also seize the chance of capturing your whole family in your wedding photographs.
On the other hand, when you decide on having your wedding abroad, there is a multiplicity of various places where you can organize your wedding ceremony. Every couple is unique, you prefer different things and different factors determine the place of your choice. Nevertheless, every bride and groom want to have their wedding reception in a venue which is beautiful, exceptional and remarkable.
You usually prefer areas which are different from what you have in the UK. That is why the most popular seem to be Mediterranean countries which guarantee a wonderful sunny weather and picturesque views of the azure sea and colourful, scenic seaside towns.
Having your wedding ceremony and your wedding photography session on a golden beach in Marbella or Malaga, with the clear blue water in the background, surrounded by palm trees and luxurious hotels is what makes wedding abroad a really popular and accurate choice.
In my experience as a destination wedding photographer I have had a chance of taking a number of wedding photography sessions abroad. I travel a lot but my special wedding venues in Europe are Spain, Cyprus, Italy, south of France and Greek Islands. Costa del Sol in Spain is one of my favourite places to shoot a wedding. Located in the Mediterranean Sea, is just a perfect location for a wonderful wedding photography session!
The Costa del Sol includes the city of Málaga and also the towns of Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Marbella, San Pedro de Alcántara, Estepona, Manilva, Casares, Rincón de la Victoria, Vélez-Málaga, Nerja, Frigiliana and Torrox. What makes this destination famous among tourists is the perfect weather, with sunshine almost every day. That’s why is called “Coast of the sun”- an ideal place for taking wedding pictures.