Who Got Married Where: 2017’s Most Beautiful And Stylish Destination Weddings
There is a certain charm about a couple holding a destination wedding. The beauty of the location and its relevance to their love story or personality contribute to making the event more special than it already is.
As the couple marks a special day in the new chapter of their lives, they take with them a select group of guests, to experience their union in a setting so picturesque it makes for the perfect backdrop of such a romantic once-in-a-lifetime affair.
Opting for a destination wedding also means having a more intimate number of guests. Besides, you can’t (and won’t) bring everyone on your Friends list on Facebook. A small wedding is actually among the wedding trends now (including that all-important, must-be-unique wedding hashtag).
Here are the destination weddings of celebrities, fashion industry insiders, and influencers held in 2017 that we simply can’t get enough of:
WHO: Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff
WHAT: #TheWanForAnne wedding
WHEN: November 12, 2017
WHERE: Queenstown, New Zealand (Ceremony – Thurlby Domain / Reception – Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant at Walter Peak High Country Farm)
This couple is the epitome of cool. And their much-anticipated wedding was, as expected, fresh and extraordinary. Somehow, people pretty much knew Anne and Erwan would go for a destination wedding. The only question was where. Their choice of destination, New Zealand, was quite surprising since it’s not a common and go-to tourist destination for most Filipinos. As photos from their wedding dominated our feeds, we got to see how beautiful this place is and how perfect it was for this outdoorsy, adventurous, and laid-back couple. Anne was a radiant bride in her custom Monique Lhuillier wedding gown while Erwan looked handsome in his Mario’s suit.
WHO: Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho
WHAT: #aKHOandmyBELOved wedding
WHEN: September 2, 2017
WHERE: Paris, France (Ceremony – The American Church of Paris / Reception – Palais Garnier)
The spectacular and extravagant wedding of @victoria_belo and @dochayden at the PARIS OPERA is probably the most beautiful wedding I've ever seen...and I'm so proud and happy to be part of it... @sayed5inco @emirateswoman @harpersbazaararabia @belobeauty @cristallebelo @scarletsnowbelo_ @wedluxe @lovinghautecouture @asiancouturefederation @thecatwalkitalia @couturissimo @fashionpulis @vogueparis #couture #wedding #bride #akhoandmyBELOved #PARIS #ParisOpera #BeloBride #Dubai #MyDubai #MadeinDubai #MichaelCinco
Mommy and Daddy were like Cinderella and her prince in their first dance captured by @storyofyourday. I didn't know that Mommy could fly; and I also didn't know they could both sing! Now they can say that on September 2, 2017, they sang at the Opera Garnier in front of hundreds of people! #aKHOandmyBELOved
now that’s a huge family portrait! all shot on film 8th of a second exposure inside the moody and beautiful Opera Garnier for @dochayden & @victoria_belo featured in the current issue of Philippines Tatler @philtatler thanks to my amazing team @patrickquezada @thevictorvillatoro & second shooter @jwilkinsonco for the hard work! It’s amazing to see it in print! beautiful florals by @robblancaflor and of course the stunning gown Vicky wore by the master @michael5inco was a complete dream! this wedding wouldn’t of been as beautiful If it hadn’t been produced by the incredible @direkjavi of @yaparazzievents - love you and your entire team! #aKHOandmyBELOved hair and makeup by the talented @junar.santos
This is undeniably the most glamorous wedding of the year. Every detail is luxurious—from the gold embossed invitations to the welcome dinner aboard the Pavilion Seine (a 70-meter cruise ship that sailed along the River Seine) to Vicki’s Coco Chanel bridal suite to the reception venue at Palais Garnier. Of course, how can we forget the bride’s gorgeous pink wedding gown by Michael Cinco?! Hayden, meanwhile, was every inch dapper in his Tom Ford suit. Michael, who was one of the guests, took to Instagram to share his thoughts about this wedding: “The spectacular and extravagant wedding of @victoria_belo and @dochayden at the Paris Opera is probably the most beautiful wedding I've ever seen...and I'm so proud and happy to be part of it...” The guests included celebrities Piolo Pascual, Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes, and their daughter Zia; Jodi Sta. Maria; Lovi Poe and boyfriend Chris Johnson; Jinkee Pacquiao; Kim Atienza and wife Felicia Hung; Ben Chan; Georgina Wilson and husband Arthur Burnand; Zsa Zsa Padilla and partner Conrad Onglao; Rhian Ramos and boyfriend Jason Choachuy; Korina Sanchez-Roxas; Derek Ramsay and girlfriend Joanne Villablanca; Marjorie Barretto; Ogie Alcasid, Regine Vealsquez-Alcasid, and their son Nate; Richard Gomez, Lucy Torres-Gomez, and their daughter Juliana; Isabelle Daza; Jess Wilson; Tessa Prieo-Valdes; Tim Yap; Pops Fernandez; Bryanboy; Georcelle Dapat; Grace Lee; and Jennylyn Mercado and Dennis Trillo.
WHO: Divine Lee and Blake Go
WHAT: #finalLEEshesaidGO wedding
WHEN: August 4, 2017
WHERE: Cebu, Philippines (Ceremony – Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral / Reception – Radisson Blu)
TV host and blogger Divine Lee tied the knot with businessman Blake Go in Cebu. Divine wowed with her unconventional wedding gown in gold, a stunning embellished, strapless creation with a long train by Rajo Laurel. How fashion forward! Their guests included Vice Ganda, Matteo Guidicelli, Angel Locsin and Neil Arce, Andi Eigenmann and daughter Ellie, Lucy Torres-Gomez, Korina Sanchez-Roxas, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Ben Chan, Rajo Laurel, Nix Alañon, Iza Calzado and fiancé Ben Wintle, Kaye Abad and husband Paul Jake Castillo, Karylle and husband Yael Yraz, Arnold Vegafria, Bryanboy, CJ Jaravata, Charmaine Palermo, IC Mendoza, Cris Albert, Dr. Aivee Aguilar-Teo, Tim Yap, JM Rodriguez, Raymond Gutierrez, and BJ Pascual.
WHO: Vania Romoff and Steven Füglister
WHAT: #StevensVanAndOnly / #VaniaGotFüglisted wedding
WHEN: November 3, 2017
WHERE: Boracay, Philippines (Ceremony – Our Lady of the Most Holy Parish Church / Reception - Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa)
Turquoise sky & Raspberries palette blooms @vaniaromoff & @stevenfuglister #vaniagotfüglisted #teddymanuelexperience ... @rolandmanuel @amandagtirol @boracayweddings #TMboracay #boracayeventstylist #destinationwedding #philippineswedding #boracay #luxewedding #weddinginspo #beachwedding #sunset #islandwedding #teddymanuelexperience
What a chic and laid-back beach wedding in Boracay! The most interesting thing about this wedding is that the bride designed her own gown and reception dress. She is, after all, one of the most go-to fashion designers in the country today. She accessorized her wedding gown with a pair of earrings in 7.67cts blue tanzanite, 1.5cts rose cuts diamonds, set in 18k white gold by Nicole Whisenhunt while her reception dress was matched with a pair of custom earrings by Matthew and Melka. Her husband, meanwhile, wore a tux by Ziggy Savella. Their guests included Camille Villar, Nicole Whisenhunt, Jerika Ejercito, and Janine Gutierrez.
WHO: Charina Sarte and Valentin Kretz
WHAT: #marrakretz / #valgotcharriedaway wedding
WHEN: July 10, 2017
WHERE: Marrakech, Morroco (Ceremony and reception - Beldi Country Club)
The ceremony shed buckets of tears. Officiated by our dearest @officialtimyap . I wish you both the best and Noah all the love in the world. Love you @charinasarte and @bemyvalentinkretz ???????????? #marrakretz #valgotchariedaway #BrunoPaillard #morroco #marrakech #livetotravel?? #EuroSummer2017 #marrakretz #fiercedtravels
Fashion designer Charina Sarte got married to French photographer Valentin Kretz with the picturesque Marrakech as the backdrop. The bride wore her own creation, her wedding gown carrying her signature sexy sophisticated style. Their guests included Ruffa Gutierrez and Jordan Mouyal, Tim Yap, Pie Alvarez, CJ Jaravata, Apples Aberin, Charmaine Palermo, Rajo Laurel, and Nix Alañon.
WHO: Pam Quiñones and Chris Allison
WHAT: #PamGotAllisoned wedding
WHEN: May 7, 2017
WHERE: Puglia, Italy (Ceremony and reception - Masseria Potenti)
Farmhouse and events place Masseria Potenti at Manduria in Puglia, Italy served as the location for this cool wedding. A celebrity stylist, Pam expectedly nailed her wedding gown: a see-through lace gown with a backless detail and bell sleeves, a collaboration between Norman Rene Devera and Rajo Laurel. Their guests included Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes, Marian and Dingdong’s daughter Zia, Judy Ann Santos, Ryan Agoncillo, Mark Nicdao, Teresa Herrera, Rajo Laurel, Nix Alañon, Martin Bautista, Maita Baello, Cath Sobrevega, Jigs Mayuga, Celeste Tuviera, Robbie Piñera, and Jing Monis.
We're looking forward to more beautiful destination weddings this 2018!
Photos from @annecurtissmith (thumbnail) and @marchenrichgo (cover photo)