Destination Wedding Getaway Ideas

venice destination wedding{Photo: David Murray Weddings}

Your wedding reception getaway is a great photo op, regardless of where you wed.  Sparklers, tossed petals, even fireworks make a grand finale as you say good night to your guests.  But when you’re having a destination wedding, your options can get a bit more adventuresome.  Saying “I do” in Venice?  Why not enter and exit via gondola or private boat?  Getting married in a big city?  Then a black and white checkered taxi might be in order!

weddings in new york{Photos: Top: Brianna and Kenneth, Bottom: Robert Evans Studios}

If your location is a bit more rustic and you’ve got lots of land around you, why not say adieu by bike (adorned with all the “Just Married” trimmings of course)!

bike wedding getaways{Photos: Top: Josh Snyder Photography, Second Row Left: Nabb, Second Row Right: Jagger Photography, Bottom: Jessica Frey Photography}

Going overseas for your wedding?  Run away in a tuk-tuk in India or Asia…

tuk tuk bride and groom{Photo: Axioo Photography}

Or perhaps a less motorized three-wheeled rickshaw getaway could be in order.

rickshaw for wedding{Photo: Sweet Little Photographs}

And of course, the moped.  The perfect summer getaway vehicle in small towns and islands across the globe.

moped wedding getaway{Photo: Sweet Little Photographs via Preston Bailey}

But don’t forget about the boat option!  Sail away by yacht, paddle past guests in your row boat, or simply walk the dock to your beachside honeymoon suite if you’re not too far from your final destination.  And last, but certainly not least, for outdoors-type, consider running away on horse, but this is no runaway bride photo!  If you’re given the opportunity to make a lasting impression with your getaway, the photos will be priceless and it’s one last chance to surprise your guests as you bid them farewell!

getaway ideas for weddings{Photos: Top Row Boat: Clark + Walker Studio, Dock Photo: Heather Parker Photography, Bottom Row Boat: Martha Stewart Weddings, Horse: Diana Marie Photography}