Top Five Fashionable Wedding Destinations for 2014

Are you one of the lucky few who had a Valentine's proposal last Friday? If you are, there is no doubt you are already dreaming of a white wedding or have perhaps even set the date. While it's blissful to get married home, many brides and grooms these days treat themselves to destination wedding + honeymoon packages. With the destination weddings booming for UK-based couples, we speak to internetional wedding planner Seyi Ogunsanya of Once Upon a Destination to find out the top five fashionable wedding destinations of 2014.

Seyi Olusanya is recognised as one of the world’s most inspirational and creative wedding professionals. She has many years experience in the luxury weddings, events and travel industry, and it is part of her job to now those hip and happening destinations trending as the wedding destinations each year. Seyi takes time of her busy schedule to give us her top five.


Turks & Caicos – The perfect location for a high end Caribbean beach wedding with a difference, with its sublime pristine beaches, exclusivity and privacy. Turks & Caicos  can be a dream destination for anyone looking  for beach wedding in luxurious environment, with its turquoise seas and white sandy beaches. There are amazing stunning villas, hotels and resorts.  Some hotels such as Beaches have a seaside butler service which has been described as The pinnacle of luxury  on this side of paradise.


South of France – very glamorous, great weather most of the year, great beaches, amazing historic chateaus and luxury 5-star hotels. It also offers the opportunity to make it a fun packed weekend with tours to St Tropez, Sainte-Maxime, Cap Ferrat, Cassis and not forgetting Cannes, home of the international film festival.


Negril, Jamaica – The serenity of exquisite stretch of beaches in Negril makes it a perfect place for a romantic & intimate destination wedding.  There are privately owned villas, boutique hotels and big hotels and resorts so you have a lot to choose from here. For many years the seven mile beach has been rated as one of the top ten beaches in the world. Your wedding guests have the opportunity of all inclusive packages at hotels such as The Beaches. 


Santorini – is arguably Greece's most beautiful Island, it is affordable, stylish and glamorous, it has been a favourite for brides for many years and is still so.It has the perfect backdrop for stunning wedding photography, Santorini is reputed to have the most beautiful sunset on earth.It is perfect for small intimate but glamorous weddings.  It has on offer beautiful villas, hotels and resort and is a great European destination with glorious sunshine for at least 320 days of the year.Santorini also offers the opportunity for fun activities that could be included in the wedding such as kayaking, snorkelling and sailing.


Cape Town – very diverse, rich in culture, a variety of venue choice from villas, vineyards, polo estate, wine estate and luxury 5 star hotel makes this destination my firm favourite destination in Africa. It is also the perfect location to pack your destination wedding full of tour options for your guests.  Imagine cooking classes, wine & cheese tasting, and an out of Africa themed pre wedding dinner to feast on the culinary delight Cape Town has to offer. If you are meat lover well you have come to the right place for an exciting and wild variety of meat, game meat such as  Kudu and ostrich could be incorporated into your wedding menu. Fish and sea food lovers also have a variety of fresh fish and seafood to choose from. You will enjoy unrivalled high standard of customer care and value for money.

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