For anyone dreaming of the day when the love of their life says “I do”, the institution of marriage still holds a strong fascination.
And in recent years, the legalization of same-sex marriage in many countries has meant that the LGBT community can now plan romantic weddings like never before. At present, sixteen countries worldwide allow same-sex marriage along with seventeen of the US states. So let’s get all romantic and take a look at some of the world’s most romantic destinations to tie the knot for a gay wedding*.
The power of love is that it sees all people.
San Francisco, California, USA
OK, you may not ‘be sure to wear flowers in your hair’, but the west coast US city of San Francisco has always been at the forefront of gay and lesbian rights, so what better place to tie the knot!
‘Frisco’ boasts an amazing number of gay-friendly cafes, restaurants, bars and hotels. And then there’s the awesome Golden Gate Bridge to gaze at longingly with your lover. City Hall is the most historical place for same-sex couples to tie the knot in the city by the bay—in some ways the birth of the marriage equality movement.
Cape Town, South Africa
Take your wedding vows in what is undoubtedly the gayest city on the whole of the African continent - Cape Town.
Apart from the majestic Table Mountain, sweeping vineyards and sexy beaches, you can enjoy carousing in the Bohemian De Waterkant district. Why not stay on for a safari honeymoon and check out the wildlife?
"It takes some intelligence and insight to figure out you're gay and then a tremendous amount of balls to live it and live it proudly."--Jason Bateman
Home of the Blue Lagoon hot spring, lava fields, and black sand beaches, the land of ice and fire is an “incredible destination. Here, geothermal pools, wildlife, and an exceptional record on human rights - same-sex activity has been legal since 1940, same-sex marriage was legalized in 2010, and gay people can adopt and get in vitro fertilization legally - add up to postnuptial bliss.
Besides being a most welcoming and tolerant country, Iceland provides some of the world’s most breathtaking setting to your wedding celebration. You could have your wedding ceremony beside a spouting geyser, inside a volcano or at the amazing Blue Lagoon.
A great place that combines big city living with a wild wilderness on its doorstep, Vancouver is the perfect destination to get spliced. There’s a thriving LGBT community here too, so you’re bound to make friends.
With its liberal happy vibe the beautiful Mediterranean island of Ibiza has become a popular gay wedding destination for all types of wedding, from small intimate ceremonies to extravagant wild party celebrations.
Romantic sunset locations, sizzling summer weather and unique night life for your Ibizan wedding blessing. With the fantastic choice of beach clubs, cove beaches and Ibizan country mansion, it will be not just a wedding, but a whole travel experience.