Bloggers reveal weird and wonderful hotspots for overseas weddings

21st Jan 2014

A globetrotting couple from Manchester are providing food for thought for couples looking for exciting destinations for an overseas wedding.

Alex Pelling and Lisa Gant have spent the past two years watching weddings in each country they visit.

Central America, South America, Morocco and South Africa are among the places they have explored as part of their blog.

It is aimed at helping lovers discover the most weird and wonderful destinations in which to get married.

They are currently on wedding 54 across more than 50 countries.

The pair have embraced local marriage cultures and traditions as much as possible in each destination.

Highlights include a topless Embera tribe wedding in Panama, Central America, where the bloggers were painted with long-established tribal tattoo designs and beads.

Their efforts have been backed by local specialists including shamans, Zulu chiefs, pastors, vicars, rabbis and even a Voodoo priestess.

Weddings they have attended include a "huge Moroccan mystery" with wedded bliss atop a vibrant bazaar in Marrakesh.

Central America is heavily featured.

They recorded a traditional Xaman wedding on the rooftops of Antigua, Guatamala, a ceremony in a crashed aeroplane in Costa Rica's Manuel Antonio, a crazy service in Utila, Honduras, and waterfalls, rum and marimba music at a Mopan wedding in Belmopan, Belize.

South African weddings have included a Zulu wedding with Xhosa tribal traditions and celebrations, plus a modern-day all-singing, all-dancing Afrikaner ceremony around bush, sand and sea.

In South America, the couple have enjoyed weddings in Brazil's Ouro Preto and a nuptial experience of friends and fishermen in Horcon, Chile. Peru brought a traditional, "totally breathtaking" Andean wedding ceremony in Cusco.

Copyright Press Association 2014

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