Gone are the days when weddings took place traditionally in the hometown of couples in the favorite chapel of the bride. Latest trend is of destination weddings! Right from Kim Kardashian-Kanye West and Kevin Federline-Victoria Prince to the commonest brides and grooms, everybody is seeking destinations for weddings! Well, there has to be a difference when Kim marries Kanye and a Nancy marries a John! However, you don’t have to be upset because you cannot enjoy a destination wedding. The US has as many as 50 states to present beautiful and more beautiful wedding destinations! Here are 10 most beautiful places in the US where you can celebrate your destination wedding!
1. Eastern Shore, Maryland
Placed just in between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, the verdant Eastern Shore has been recently chosen as one of the best 25 wedding destinations in the US, by Destination Weddings and Honeymoons magazine, for its countless beautiful wedding venues, superb waterfront estates and inns and succulent seafood, most notable of which is the blue crab.
2. Kauai, Hawaii
Kauai is the most romantic amongst the Hawaiian Islands with its bright white sands and coral reefs, which provide you an apt atmosphere to say “I do!” But when the incredibly sheer cliffs at Na Pali coast and Waimea Canyon beckon you for an instant honeymoon, you will pat your own back for choosing such a destination for the wedding.
3. Puerto Rico
How can you forget the Caribbean while considering your wedding destinations? And that too Puerto Rico? Puerto Rico being the unincorporated territory of the US, US citizens don’t even require a passport to get there. Puerto Rico is extremely beautiful and is so beautiful that it is indescribable. It has the mesmeric bioluminescent bays, splendid beaches, some incredible 400-year old churches, rich rainforests, caverns, scuba diving, snorkeling and what not! And then there are nightclubs and casinos too, to have those exciting nights out!
4. Juneau, Alaska
If you are a passionate couple wishing to tie the knot in a robust terrain on the mouth of a glacier, Juneau is the place for you. The splendid Alaskan rainforests call you here. And if you just don’t want to get lost in the snows because of the white dress of the bride, head down towards the Gastineau Channel, where sea otters and humpback whales will be the witnesses of the pious union on the backdrop of wooded mountains.
5. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
For a luxurious wedding with a rugged Western touch, head towards Jackson Hole where a romantic hot air balloon is waiting for you over the Grand Tetons. After landing on earth from the heavens, celebrate an enchanting outdoor ceremony in a secluded ranch, while the sun goes down over the mountains. Your guests may want to take a dip in a hot spring or enjoy some back-country fishing or hiking in the wild American West! Or they can hit the town to enjoy a small post-nuptial party.
6. Niagara Falls, New York
You cannot deny that Niagara provides the most appropriate backdrop for your wedding! And of course it is the best background for your wedding photos too. And you will be quite amused to know that despite being mainly famous as a honeymoon destination, it has all equipment ready for your nuptial. Though there are countless spots at and around Niagara Falls to tie the knot, a unique idea is to do so in the Maid of Mist tour boat as it heads through the rightly named Bridal Veil Falls on the way towards the main dream destination.
7. Redwood Forest, California
As such, the entire Northern California in itself is a great wedding destination with its unspoiled wilderness, wineries, lip-smacking foods, surfing and much more. But Redwood National Park is like a jewel in the crown because of its uniqueness due to Earth’s tallest trees it holds. And to have the ceremony on the back of a blue whale is the next best thing!
8. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Of course, Pigeon Forge can be called a typically beautiful wedding destination because of its misty Smoky Mountains, top class music venues and Dollywood (the very own theme park of Dolly Parton). But that is not all that makes this place apt for a wedding. It is the non-requirement of blood test for getting a marriage license, which makes it an ideally romantic venue for couples to blur the line between a traditional wedding and elopement! Fun is in sweeping quietly in a chapel as singles and leaving as husband and wife!
9. San Juan Islands, Washington
These calm, wooded islands in the northwest corner of Washington form an apt spot for your wedding. Their laidback environment, typical to island life and rustic Victorian chapels provide you what you might have dreamed for your wedding.
10. Luray, Virginia
Sitting at the foot of the Blue Mountains, Luray has that very charm to become your wedding destination. But the above-the-ground beauty is faded when you take a dip below the waters and explore the vast limestone caverns which you will be tempted to tie the knot in, and you actually can!