Maybe you’re marrying the boy next door (half your luck)…maybe you’ve already searched the earth to find your love…maybe you’ve waded waist-deep through a swamp of ineligible bachelors to find the one decent man worthy of your hand…maybe you’re exhausted?! We hear you sister! For you, maybe it’s not about the journey but the destination. Whether it’s a destination wedding you’re planning, an exotic elopement or an epic honeymoon, here are a few destinations you may not have thought of (or even heard of)…

HUACACHINA, Peru

This unlikely oasis is located just minutes outside the city of Ica, Peru. With a resident population of little more than 100 people it is a pristine jewel on the edge of the desert that swells with wanderlusters and thrill-seekers in the dry season from June to September.

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Now this is the stuff of gypsy bucket lists. The breath-taking pink sand beach of Zamboanga city on STA. CRUZ ISLAND in the Philippines is the perfect backdrop for an intimate elopement at dawn (before the tourists descend).

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So you’re not having a small wedding but you still want an unusual wedding venue: here’s one that will accommodate all those randoms his parents want you to invite…

YANCHEP NATIONAL PARK, Perth W.A.

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If it’s a winter escape you’re after, forget the frequently slalomed paths of Whistler and Verbier and consider the impossibly picturesque village of SHIRAKAWA, Japan…

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Tell your wedding planner you have a very specific brief: you want a Sevillian water garden meets Jurassic Park feel and she won’t look at you like you have two heads, she’ll send you straight to this magical place in our own back yard…

UMPHERSTON SINKHOLE, MT. GAMBIER S.A.

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