10 Gorgeous Celebrity Destination Weddings
Get ready to swoon at these breathtaking locations!
(SPOT.ph) One of the most important parts of any wedding is the location. While many opt for the safe indoors (hello, unpredictable weather), others prefer a more scenic and grandiose venue for their special day. We round up 10 celebrity couples whose destination weddings strike the perfect balance of romantic yet breathtaking.
Adrien Semblat and Isabelle Daza
Destination: Castello di Gargonza in Tuscany, Italy
Talk about a wedding weekend! Adrien Semblat and Isabelle Daza's festivities began with an intimate, Tuscan-themed despedida de soltera where they welcomed their guests. The ceremony and reception were held in Castello di Gargonza, a rustic and charming village perched on a hilltop between Arezzo and Siena. The location gives guests a picturesque view of the Valdichiana Valley amid an outdoor pool, lush and private gardens, and IG-worthy medieval architecture.
Drew Arellano and Iya Villania
Destination: Kawayan Cove in Nasugbu, Batangas
Just when you thought sunsets couldn't get any more romantic, along comes Drew Arellano and Iya Villania's swoon-worthy wedding. True to their adventurous nature, the couple chose to hold the ceremony atop Meditation Point, giving their friends and family a stunning cliffside view of the ocean. The best part, of course, was how their vows were perfectly timed to catch the golden hour.
Oyo Sotto and Kristine Hermosa
Destination: Club Balai Isabel in Batangas
This whole affair was wonderfully candid—have you seen Kristine's white Chucks with lace trimming under her gown?—but it's the meticulous venue details that will really win you over. The altar was positioned by the resort's dock, offering guests a serene, lakeshore view of Taal Volcano. Meanwhile, the poolside reception was full of beachy touches, from shell centerpieces to white floral arrangements and paper lanterns that were lit once night fell.
Nico Bolzico and Solenn Heussaff
Destination: Eglise Notre Dame de Combourg in Brittany, France
Nico Bolzico and Solenn Heussaff's May 2016 nuptials was the picture of a quaint French countryside. The two got hitched at the Eglise Notre Dame de Combourg, a majestic chapel adorned with intricate Neo-Gothic architecture. Their rustic garden reception at the scenic Chateau du Grand Val may have been massive in size, but it still managed to feel sweet and down-to-earth at the same time.
Jun Sunga and Vanessa Matsunaga
Destination: Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa in Marinduque
It's hard not to fall in love when you see Bellarocca Island Resort: Lush greenery, crystal blue waters, and a sunset that will take your breath away. The radiant bride, Vanessa Matsunaga, told Bride and Breakfast that she had always dreamed of tying the knot under a tree—which is exactly what she did. The garden ceremony had a spectacular view of the ocean, punctuated by dreamy lanterns that hung under a sprawling canopy of leaves.
Carlos Lopez and Kitchie Nadal
Destination: Hacienda Isabella in Cavite
Kitchie Nadal's surprise wedding in March 2015 was as lowkey and understated as it was full of love. Picture this: A chic, ready-to-wear gown (at just P799), a glowing bride donning a bohemian floral crown, and just a handful of guests occupying the entire stretch of Hacienda Isabella. The outdoor compound just oozes a nostalgic yet elegant charm, from vivid garden landscape down to the Spanish-style decor.
Chiz Escudero and Heart Evangelista
Destination: Balesin Island Club
Heart Evangelista's Grace Kelly-inspired gown by Ezra Couture wasn't the only scene-stealer in this celebrity wedding. The exclusive island was transformed into an elegant sea of white, whether it was the billowing curtains that marked the bride's entrance to the stunning canopy of White Wisteria garlands draped over the altar. Florist Badang Rueda also shipped white flowers from all over the world to line the carpeted aisle. Best of all? That picture-perfect view of the sea!
Justin Pitt and Cristalle Belo
Destination: Villa Erba in Lake Como, Italy
It doesn't get any more grandiose than this recent destination wedding. If you've seen Ocean's Twelve, you'll likely recognize the centuries-old Villa Erba—a towering, historic structure overlooking a vast and impeccably trimmed landscape and the famous lake. The wedding aisle is simply decorated with petals, putting the spotlight on the breathtaking architecture. After the ceremony, guests were treated a sunset cruise around Lake Como and later, a candlelit reception in a hall lined with jaw-dropping Renaissance fresco paintings.
Chito Miranda and Neri Naig
Destination: Tagaytay City
This 2014 nuptials hit all the right notes of laidback yet fun-filled and memorable. (And how could it not, with a groom as wacky as Chito Miranda and a ceremony officiated by Ramon Bautista?) The garden affair was dotted with whimsical details, from the kitschy, road trip-themed decor to the table centerpieces that are all kinds of shabby chic. We especially love the giveaways: A special road trip mix and mini-suitcases filled with treats.
JC Intal and Bianca Gonzalez
Destination: El Nido Resorts in Lagen Island, El Nido, Palawan
This quiet celebrity wedding is a sun-and-sand paradise for beach lovers. JC Intal and Bianca Gonzalez treated their 35 guests to a quaint outdoor ceremony filled with tropical details and lots of love. The small island getaway wasn't complete without a lowkey candlelit reception by the beach. Who says you need to go all out for the perfect, swoon-worthy union?