Nov 11, 2014

Best Locations for Destination Weddings for Photography

A destination wedding gives you the opportunity for incredibly unique and beautiful photography. The natural backdrops different destinations hold can be a huge factor in deciding where your destination wedding will be. Whether you prefer to stand in front of beautiful nature or a city scene, each destination wedding holds its own special meaning and photography opportunity. Here are some of the best places for destination weddings in the United States for photography backdrops.
South Walton, Florida 
You don’t have to leave the country to have picturesque water in the background of your wedding photos. South Walton, Florida has 26 miles of beaches and four state parks for you to choose from for your perfect background in all your photos. South Walton understands the appeal and has many resorts and hotels perfect for receptions. 

New York State
Are you looking to have your destination wedding photographs be in front of a fairy-tale castle? New York State has two castles located just an hour from Manhattan. With one in Long Island, the Oheka Castle, and another in the Hudson River Valley, the medieval-style Castle Hotel and Spa, you can have the fairy-tale wedding photos you always dreamed of. The Castle Hotel and Spa is based off of the Castle Lismore in Ireland, complete with a grand ballroom, stained glass and hand-carved woodwork. 

Big Sur, California
This beautiful region of California can be the ideal backdrop to your wedding photos. The Santa Lucia Mountains rise up from the Pacific Ocean, giving your photos unique contrast. There are many inns in this area situated among the rolling meadows and wooded hillsides for the perfect ceremony and picture opportunities. Rustic and chic inns with breathtaking sunsets among the mountains and ocean provides brides and grooms with the ultimate wedding photos. 

Scottsdale, Arizona
If you are looking for a way to increase your chances of having blue sky and sunshine in your wedding photos, a destination wedding to Scottsdale, Arizona may be for you. Having more than 325 days of sunshine per year, your beautiful dress will stand out beautifully against a bright blue sky. With a beautiful desert backdrop, your photos will be unique and stunning. 

New Orleans, Louisiana
Celebrating your wedding in New Orleans presents unique photo opportunities that you will be able to treasure forever. Whether you choose to have your ceremony in the middle of the French Quarter or on a river boat along the Mississippi River, the New Orleans backdrop will be one you can’t miss. Between the famous architecture of the French Quarter and Jackson Square, there are plenty of places for you and your spouse to take unforgettable photos of your special day. 

Choosing a wedding destination is an exciting time but it can be overwhelming when looking for the perfect picture background. Make sure you check seasonal temperatures before you pick your location so you can make sure you and your guests are dressed correctly. Having a destination wedding gives you opportunities for unbelievable photography that you will be sure to remember and treasure for the rest of your life.

About the Author: Laura is a guest contributor from America By Rail, the leader of train tours and vacations all across the United States, Canada and Europe.

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