If, like us, you’re craving some sunshine, today’s blog should bring some warming vibes your way! We’re dreaming of beaches, tropical islands and balmy paradises, so we thought we’d share our top ten winter sun destination wedding locations. Read on… and dream on…!

Mexico

With golden beaches and gorgeous picturesque mountains, Mexico has the best of both worlds. Choose the east coast for some of the most luxurious hotels and the west coast for a dramatic mountain backdrop for your celebrations. And with friendly locals and tequila on tap, Mexico’s charm will infuse any wedding perfectly.

Beaches, mountains, palm trees - a wedding paradise. Photo: St Regis Punta Mita
Beaches, mountains, palm trees – a wedding paradise. Photo: St Regis Punta Mita

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India

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India offers an explosion of colour! With amazingly opulent hotels, boutique palaces and a view to die for, the Indian sun shines on vibrant celebrations under luxurious canopies of red, gold, turquoise, pink…

Embrace the vibrancy of an Indian wedding. Photo: Ramit Batra
Embrace the vibrancy of an Indian wedding. Photo: Ramit Batra
Beautiful opulence is the key to an Indian celebration. Photo: 7tint
Beautiful opulence is the key to an Indian celebration. Photo: 7tint

Jamaica

The quintessential tropical island with its laid back vibes, gloriously happy people and picture perfect beaches, Jamaica’s party spirit will definitely be a welcome addition to your celebrations. And with epic mountains and shimmering waterfalls, your wedding photos will be amazing.

Imagine a ceremony with the idyllic sounds of nature surrounding you... Photo: Aisle plan your day
Imagine a ceremony with the idyllic sounds of nature surrounding you… Photo: Aisle plan your day
The white Jamaican sands make a beautiful setting for a wedding. Photo: North South Films
The white Jamaican sands make a beautiful setting for a wedding. Photo: North South Films

Australia

Winter in the UK means summer in Australia! Vast and gorgeous, there’s so much variety in Australia – from classic beaches to dramatic desert and lush rainforest, Australia offers some of the most stunning settings for the big day.

There's nothing like the dramatic red landscape of Australia. Photo: Burra Photography
There’s nothing like the dramatic red landscape of Australia. Photo: Burra Photography
Such a beautiful and varied landscape. Photo: Stellar Visions
Such a beautiful and varied landscape. Photo: Stellar Visions

Southern California

Dreaming of a SoCal wedding? Winter temperatures here are still gorgeous, and with beaches, boutique hotels and scenery you just can’t take your eyes off, Southern California offers a perfectly warm winter wedding.

Not a cloud in the sky! A gorgeous blue sky and vibrant orange blooms make a perfect Californian palette. Photo: Christine Bentley Photography
Not a cloud in the sky! A gorgeous blue sky and vibrant orange blooms make a perfect Californian palette. Photo: Christine Bentley Photography
Stunning Californian scenery makes a beautiful backdrop. Photo: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
Stunning Californian scenery makes a beautiful backdrop. Photo: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

Hawaii

Can you almost hear the strains of a ukulele welcoming you to your special day? Hawaii is the ultimate relaxed, informal and beautiful wedding destination. Choose a smaller island to escape the holiday makers and go for a classic, tropical beach wedding.

Is there anything more dreamy than white sands and an aquamarine sea? Photo: Hawaii Weddings
Is there anything more dreamy than white sands and an aquamarine sea? Photo: Hawaii Weddings
A sunset beach wedding is a blissful affair. Photo: Four Seasons
A sunset beach wedding is a blissful affair. Photo: Four Seasons

Zanzibar

Zanzibar has some of the best beaches you will ever see as well as some amazing luxury hotels. And if you get bored of all the relaxation, scuba diving and spice tours, hop across to Tanzania or Kenya for a safari!

Cool and elegant under an African sun. Photo: Zanzibar Baraza Hotel
Cool and elegant under an African sun. Photo: Zanzibar Baraza Hotel
You can't go to Zanzibar and not hop across to the mainland for a safari! Photo: Rainbow Tours
You can’t go to Zanzibar and not hop across to the mainland for a safari! Photo: Rainbow Tours

Bali

Tropical jungle or classic beach, the choice is yours, Bali has both! With breathtaking scenery and exclusive resorts that will take care of everything, you really just need to turn up and take it all in.

What beautiful scenery! Lush green and fresh beaches are a great pairing. Photo: The Ungasan Clifftop Resort
What beautiful scenery! Lush green and fresh beaches are a great pairing. Photo: The Ungasan Clifftop Resort
What beautiful scenery! Lush green and fresh beaches are a great pairing. Photo: The Ungasan Clifftop Resort
What beautiful scenery! Lush green and fresh beaches are a great pairing. Photo: The Ungasan Clifftop Resort

Marrakech

Bathe under that gorgeous Moroccan sun. Drench yourself in culture and go exploring. With incredible architecture, lush gardens and desert tours, there’s a little bit of something for every whim.

Invite some special guests to your desert wedding! Photo: S6 Photography
Invite some special guests to your desert wedding! Photo: S6 Photography
There's nothing quite like Morrocan art and architecture. Photo: Red on Blonde Photography
There’s nothing quite like Morrocan art and architecture. Photo: Red on Blonde Photography

Mauritius

Private beach, exclusive villa, rain forests and reefs, Mauritius offers warmth, beauty and a multitude of options for your wedding day and beyond. Make sure you are here long enough to do it all!

Make the most of the epic reef with water sports for two! Photo: Pryde Club
Make the most of the epic reef with water sports for two! Photo: Pryde Club
As pretty as it gets! Make the most of Mauritius' beautiful horizon. Photo: Honeymoon Dreams
As pretty as it gets! Make the most of Mauritius’ beautiful horizon. Photo: Honeymoon Dreams

If you’re inspired to plan a winter wedding in the sun, why not have a look at some of our destination wedding suppliers, specialising in creating the most stress-free and luxury weddings abroad.

Escape to the winter sun – our top ten destination winter wedding picks

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