Whether you’re planning your destination wedding on the beach, in the woods, on a mountain, or a beautiful countryside estate… the décor is what will tie it all together, creating a setting that’s uniquely YOU.
Here at DWD, we’re committed to inspiring you by featuring gorgeous real-life destination weddings from all over the globe. So as the year draws to a close, we wanted to look back at the best destination wedding ceremony decorations we’ve featured. All of the couples featured here made a statement– whether it was by using a seasonal color palette, local flower arrangements, or DIY details that enabled them to express themselves. I hope this roundup inspires you to curate the perfect vibe for your own destination wedding.
Destination Wedding Ceremony Decorations We Love
The details we love: Not sure if we’re allowed to pick favorites, but we’ll start here with an all-time great in destination wedding ceremony decorations. One look will take your breath away. From the rose petal-lined aisle to the gazebo that included a dazzling chandelier… not to mention the gorgeous chairs that look like dozens of mini brides themselves!
See more of this real destination wedding in Dreams Riviera Cancun
The details we love: Wow – this palm frond arch is the perfect couple-framing fringe. And it pulled the entire look together for the big moment when they said, “I do” right on the beach!
See more of this real destination wedding at Ak’iin Beach Tulum
The details we love: Crystal clear water, pure white linen, and a sparkly chandelier make for an impressively clean and classic look at this cliffside destination wedding venue in Jamaica.
See more of this destination wedding inspiration in Jamaica
The details we love: The ocean views from this sprawling green garden full of lush palm trees was only the beginning. This couple amped up the “pretty factor” with an aisle made of perfectly placed rose petals that led to a gorgeous natural wood arch with pink and white roses floating above billowing linen drapery.
See more of this real destination wedding at Sugarman Estates in Maui
The details we love: Attention to detail is what makes any wedding décor special. And lookie here, the lace embroidery in the arbor matches the bride’s dress for crying out loud!
See more of this real destination wedding in Playa Del Carmen
The details we love: This wedding was out-of-this-world fun, and they had the décor to match! I mean, a giant ribbon-wrapped birdcage that encased the beautiful couple beneath a gorgeous flower dripped chandelier? And that’s only the beginning…
See more of this real destination wedding in Vegas
The details we love: As though the view from Cancun’s coast isn’t beautiful enough – this couple nailed the seaside, barefoot wedding vibe completely with this breathtaking chuppah which came complete with a sparkly chandelier. And we absolutely love the lanterns which lined the aisle leading up to the chuppah.
See more of this real destination wedding in Cancun
The details we love: Nothing is quite as gorgeous as the combo of pretty pastels and natural wood. And these elegant and flowy drapes almost have me feeling the refreshing sea breeze from here!
See more of this real destination wedding in Turks & Caicos
The details we love: There are no rules when it comes to your destination wedding ceremony decorations! This couple brought church to the beach by putting church pews right in the sand for a traditional twist on the modern beach wedding.
See more of this real destination wedding at Carlouel Yacht Club in Florida
The details we love: It’s not the size of the guest list, it’s how you arrange their seating! Isn’t that how it goes? This ceremony was feeling extra harmonious with their C-shaped seating arrangements which created a lovely view of the couple during their beautiful beachfront wedding.
See more of this real destination wedding in Punta Cana
The details we love: What a way to honor your destination’s natural beauty! This picture perfect destination wedding in Costa Rica came complete with a gorgeous arbor beneath this gigantic and fascinating fig tree. The wooden arbor had two white curtains draped with garland and flowers intertwined where the curtains parted.
See more of this real destination wedding in Tamarindo, Costa Rica
The details we love: The various shades of purple throughout each detail from the flowers to decor screams ROYALTY. And the view isn’t so bad, either.
See more of this real destination wedding in Cancun
The details we love: 500 DIY paper hearts lined the aisle – THAT my friends, is pure dedication. Details among the décor, especially when they’re homemade, makes for a uniquely personal ceremony.
See more of this real destination wedding in Riviera Maya
The details we love: Attention to all the right details! From the elegant abundance of roses in blush, lavender and crème – to the rustic driftwood altar and linen drapery… this wedding was simply bursting with style.
See more of this real destination wedding in Maui
The details we love: The candle-lined aisle combined with a chuppah made from twisted, natural driftwood covered in fragrant orchids made this one of the most spectacular destination wedding ceremony decorations I’ve seen.
See more of this real destination wedding at the Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Playa Del Carmen
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