Best weddings from around the world revealed
06 Aug 2020
The 13th edition of Belief Awards has revealed the best weddings from around the world
Main Image: Raw Shoots Photography
To honour wedding professionals who have been facing challenges in 2020 due to the coronavirus crisis, Belief Wedding Creators has released the 13th edition of Belief Awards - an international online contest for wedding planners and designers.
The awards showcase a variety of places to wed around the world, with landscapes, venues photography, cities and their dedicated wedding suppliers to help inspire couples who are planning a destination wedding for the next few years.
"For this edition, we had hundreds of entries from 26 different countries. Even though most of these wedding professionals haven’t even had the chance to work this year, they kept the focus and goals for a better future”, says Giovana Duailibe, the CEO of Belief Wedding Creators.
“At this time, the Belief Awards it’s about giving hope in a better future, that this shall pass and that together we are stronger. It is also a great opportunity to inspire couples who are just getting engaged, to give them fire to keep their dreams alive.”
Here are the top five destinations:
Paris is known as the capital of romance with thousands of couples go there to propose and to get married. French bride Alexandra Wormser and German-Dutch groom Dirk Schilmoeller wanted an elegant ceremony, with a cocktail garden party followed by a family-style dinner. Their venue, Hotel Salomon de Rothschild, is a private mansion in the heart of Paris.
Heather Jerue, the wedding planner of this wedding, said: “It is stunning and historic, with unique spaces indoors and out”.
They had a special restaurant cater their wedding with family-style Peruvian/Asian fusion dishes. They also chose their favourite DJ from Dubai to play their reception as they wanted the party to resemble a festive nightclub, complete with gold confetti on the dancefloor.
Dina Deykoun Photography: The wedding of Alexandra Wormser and Dirk Schilmoeller in France
4. El Salvador
This wedding from El Salvador took place in Cardedeu Chapel, located in the mountains surrounding Lake Coatepeque.
The bride and groom, Jimena and Erick, from New York, wanted to have an amazing party with an industrial-modern theme to match the venue.
Belen Esquivel, the wedding planner of this wedding, said that the couple chose this venue because of the “wonderful chapel and the view of the lake”, as the Coatepeque Lake won second place in the contest of the Eight Wonders of the World.
Collective Eight Photography: The wedding of Jimena Chacon and Erick Soto in El Salvador
Ecuador offers a variety of attractions from beaches and glacier-capped Andes, to lush jungle environment and the colonial cities.
This winning wedding from Ecuador was planned by Ruby Rodríguez. As the bride is Ecuadorian and the groom Colombian, it was a traditional catholic wedding that united both cultures with an elegant mix of peach, white and wine décor colours.
Mariuxi Pogo Fotografía Photography: The wedding of Diana Álvarez and Sebastián Moreno in Ecuador
The wedding planner for this wedding, Lena Hansen, from Nordic Adventure Weddings, was one of the awarded professionals on Belief Awards and often works with couples that are looking for intimate weddings in the Danish islands. This wedding was an eco-friendly style elopement filled with adventure around the islands.
Renate Meimere Photography:The wedding of Tricia Klebba and James Clarke in Denmark
1. Costa Rica
Known for the “Pura Vida” way of life, which means having a more laid-back and relaxed way to deal with things, Costa Rica has been named one of the happiest countries in the world. Its natural landscapes also offer couples beautiful backdrops to get married.
The awarded wedding planner, Meghan Cox, says: “There is something for everyone [in Costa Rica]: adventure, waterfalls, rainforests, beautiful beaches, wildlife, natural fresh food. It's the perfect destination for weddings, allowing guests of all ages, interests, and abilities to find something they love.”
Meghan Cox was awarded accolades for two weddings from the Belief Awards 13th edition, both of them took place on beaches - Playa Langosta and Tamarindo, located in Guanacaste.
The first wedding of Danielle and Marcus was an intimate setting at a private villa with lush, natural surroundings, and located near a beach - decorated with natural wood tables, string lighting, candles and tropical flowers.
Adri Mendez Photography: The wedding of Danielle Harper and Marcus Yaeger in Costa Rica
The second wedding, of Nataly and Scott, was a warm, tropical and fun wedding day. The concept focused on a look that would be welcoming, tropical, and understated with a neutral palette of natural wood, grey and white colours, hand-carved wood candleholders, coconuts, white candles and subtle greenery.
Raw Shoots Photography: The wedding of Nataly Blanco and Scott Vachon in Costa Rica