Take our pick of pre-wedding photo shoot destinations around the world that are bound to inspire and refresh any couple.
Weddings are a busy affair, especially for the bride and groom. From the wedding preparations to costume fittings and venue visits, it’s exhausting and exhilarating at the same time. But there’s a way couples can take a breather before their big day – by doing a pre-wedding shoot in a beautiful destination away from their homes. The break will serve as a refreshing mini holiday as well as allow you and your partner to spend quality time with each other. So where should you head to? Check out our list of exotic and exciting destinations below.
Picture-perfect beaches and palm trees are the first images that come to mind when one thinks of Thailand, but this popular ‘Land of Smiles’ also offers tropical forests, mist-covered mountains and beautifully preserved ancient monuments. One of Asia’s most treasured and best-known locations, Thailand is the perfect backdrop for unforgettable photos and memories
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Oman inspires all with the beauty and romance of its stunning landscapes, be it the majestic mountains, golden desert, crystal clear waters and coastal scenery. Memories captured will be timeless reminders of the moments spent in this beautiful country.
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With its blue seas, fluffy clouds and calm sandy beaches, Langkawi lures nature lovers and the adventurous at heart. Whether you want to recreate iconic film stills, have a little fun in the waves or pose romantically with a stunning sunset as the backdrop, you’ll find many moments to treasure in Langkawi.
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Buzzing with luxurious spots, Dubai is the shining star of the Middle East that offers everything your creative and adventurous mind can come up with for pre-wedding shoot ideas. From majestic dunes to luxury resorts on man-made islands, glittering futuristic skyscrapers to exotic bazaars, Dubai blends and offers inspirations from all around the world for you to indulge in.
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No other city in the world evokes an image of romance quite like Paris. The amazing architecture and history that is visible from every opulent structure, garden, and historical monument point to a regal bygone era that was unparalleled in its time. No couple can go wrong choosing Paris for their pre-wedding shoot.
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Bali, the lush paradise in Indonesia, is an island with many facets, from the lush rice fields to centuries-old temples, international party hotpots to top-notch hotels that promise total privacy. There is always another layer to Bali that a talented photographer can uncover and use for pre-wedding shoots, which will result in photos as exquisite as the location itself.
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7. New York
It’s no secret that you can always find just what you’re looking for in New York as the city and its various boroughs offer enough inspiration for any thematic pre-wedding photo shoot. Popular destinations here include Central Park, Fifth Avenue, and iconic museums. Take a bite out of the ‘Big Apple, ’ and we bet you will relish every moment there.
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If you’re looking for an idyllic location with an expansive ocean backdrop, modern high-rises, and multicultural markets, Singapore offers it all. This efficient city teems with futuristic gardens that coexist alongside colonial mansions, and local markets that make for interesting backdrops. Most pre-wedding shoot locations such as the East Coast Park, Sentosa, Marina Bay Sands and Botanic Gardens are easily accessible here. Just watch the weather before you head out for your shoot as Singapore can sometimes experience random showers.
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For a city predominantly made out of concrete, tarmac, and skyscrapers, London can be pretty easy on the eyes. In fact, at the right place and the right time, it can look downright incredible. From pretty houses and palatial country mansions to scenic public spaces such as the sprawling Hyde Park, London is always camera-ready for that elegant pre-wedding shoot.
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These granitic and coral islands, around 1,100 miles from the Tanzanian coast, are wilder and less glossily perfect than the Maldives, to the north and east. But they are certainly alluring, with the attractions of surreal rock formations, lush forests, and Creole heritage, as well as some of the world’s best beaches and cerulean seas serving as perfect backdrops for your pre-wedding shoot.
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Venice is beautiful—improbably so, neither land nor water but somewhere in between as it lifts from the green of the Adriatic. The city is drenched in so-exquisite-it-hurts beauty, be it the tracery of arches in the Doge’s Palace or the pinpoint of lights from boats in the lagoon at night. It’s the kind of place that’s spectacular in every shade of light, and thus, an ideal destination for your pre-wedding shoot.
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Paradisiacal and wild, pristine and rugged, whimsical and wondrous, the Greek Islands continue to reign supreme as some of Europe’s most coveted destinations. A tapestry of landscapes will unfold before your eyes if you decide to head here – think parks, waterfalls, lakes, wetlands, mountain ranges and even volcanoes on Santorini, Nisyros, and Milos. Everything here will inspire creativity on all fronts.
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One of the most iconic landmarks of Italy, the Colosseum in Rome attracts millions of tourists every year. Built in 80 BC, it offers a historical and dramatic backdrop for pre-wedding shoots. It is beautifully lit at night so do plan a few night shots there. One challenge you may face here are hordes of tourists butting into every frame, but some clever scheduling may come handy here.
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Castles, beautiful churches, charming town squares and picture-perfect bridges, you will be confused by the many options for photo shoot locations here. The city is a hub of gorgeous backdrops, and lovers of castles should not miss Castillo Vajdahunyad or Fisherman Bastions. One of the most beautiful churches in Budapest is the Matthias Church –it’s just about perfect for your dream pre-wedding photo shoot.
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An Iceland pre-wedding photo shoot is always an unforgettable experience thanks to the breathtaking landscapes of this Nordic island nation. Be prepared to pose in front of majestic mountains, volcanoes, and gushing waterfalls. If you are lucky with your timing, you can also catch the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).
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