Getting Beachy for your Wedding Destination
There are so many options – Private beaches, panoramic beaches, accessible beaches, or beaches with a dramatic view. You’ve got the ring— now it’s time to pick the right destination. Some of the best destination spots are, naturally, at the beach. We made a little list of our faves (in no particular order, because picking a fav beach wedding destination is like asking to pick your favorite child right?).
Hawaii Beach Wedding
Hawaii, roughly a six-hour flight from San Francisco, is a no-brainer when it comes to destination weddings. With some of the most gorgeous beach fronts and breathtaking views, the Hawaiian islands offer romantic and scenic wedding options. Travel Weekly says that Hawaiian cultural touches help to add romance to the ceremony, and where else do you get an excuse to walk down a palm-lined aisle to ukulele music? Also, side note, Eddie Vedder ukulele album is downright spiritual…we digress.
The Hawaiian Islands have always been a highly sought after destination for many couples, according to amack Richards, president, and CEO of tour operator Pleasant Holidays:
“A lot of people are more comfortable keeping their destination wedding or honeymoon within the U.S. and when you add in the welcoming, aloha spirit of Hawaii and the geographic proximity, it’s a very, very attractive destination.”
If you’re interested in planning a Hawaii wedding, contact us now. For those of you looking for paradise outside of the US here are a few more of our favorites:
Mexico Beach Wedding
According to Fodors Travel, destination weddings in Mexico are hard to beat because of their diversity as a vacation destination as well as their accessibility. A network of readily available flights take off from a wide variety of American cities for prime destination wedding locations like Cabo San Lucas, Nuevo Vallarta, Mazatlán, and San José del Cabo, just to name a few.
Mexico is the home of more than 6,000 miles of gorgeous coastline with beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea in the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The cuisine is spectacular, the resorts are luxurious, and, in addition to sandy white beaches, Mexico offers activities as diverse as exploring Mayan ruins or playing golf on a pro course. Traveling to Mexico for your wedding is perfect for couples looking for warmth, luxury and a for an economical yet beautiful destination for a beach wedding that can cost nearly half as much with the same luxury as a Wine Country Wedding in Napa. Just a little over 3 hours from San Francisco, you are touching down in the time that it takes to travel from Wine Country to Silicon Valley -easy peasy – particularly when you are greeted with a cold Cerveza!
There are plenty of options for finding the perfect wedding destination and we’re here to help you find the right fit. Get in touch with us today to start planning your Mexico destination wedding.
Costa Rica Wedding
Costa Rica is a small country with plenty to offer, including lush rainforests, waterfalls, volcanos, and black and white-sand beaches covering the land between the Caribbean and Pacific Coasts. It’s also a personal favorite of “The Drake,” as she was married in the Nicoya Peninsula in Playa Hermosa.
For couples getting married in Costa Rica, horseback riding, hiking, deep sea fishing and exploring the vast and colorful ecosystems are all popular reasons for saying “I do” in this beautiful country. The range of Costa Rica wedding venues provides a world of possibilities and offer affordable luxurious backdrops ambiance, gorgeous black sand beaches, all inclusive resorts, and breathtaking views. The Costa Rica beaches and sand range from powdery and white to ashed, volcanic rock, and in the south Pacific region, Corcovado has virgin beaches on the edges of national park forests.
This gorgeous Central American country is less than an 8-hour flight from San Francisco and like Mexico, surprisingly economical.