Floral wedding portraits:10 dreamy overseas destinations to visit
Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Tasmania, Australia
For lavender lovers, the Bridestowe Lavender Estate in Tasmania, Australia is a dream come true. Rows of fragrant lavender and misty mountain ranges in the distance create the perfect backdrop for breathtaking pictures.
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch® in Carlsbad, California draws 200,000 visitors annually for good reason – for about six to eight weeks each year, the rolling hills of North San Diego County burst into vibrant colour thanks to gorgeous ranunculuses.
Best time to visit: From early March through early May
For the exact season dates and opening times, visit its website.
A 90-minutes drive north of Tokyo, CNN chose this Japanese prefecture as one of its ten dream destinations and is a definite sight to behold. The park’s 150-year-old wisteria trellises span across an astounding area of 1,000m2 and give off an enchanting, otherwordly appearance. Don’t miss out on this place for an ethereal wedding portrait shot!
Best time to visit: Mid April to mid May 2019 when the flowers are in bloom (“The Great Wisteria Festival 2019 is estimated to be held from dates from April 13 to May 19)
How to get there: Take the Tobu Railway from Tobu Asakusa Station to Ashikagashi Station, followed by a shuttle bus ride, or via taxi.
Tobu Treasure Garden, Japan
With around 200,000 moss phloxes in bloom during April, the overall effect is that of a lush bed of pink gradations that you’d want to sink yourself in. There are also the gorgeous roses, nemophila and other blue-hued flowers in this garden. We wish we could be there to take in this stunning view ourselves.
Bes time to visit: Early April to May 2019 (moss phlox) / Early May to early June 2019 (roses)
For Tobu Treasure Garden’s opening dates and times, refer to its website.
Dating all the way back to 1700s, the 640 cherry blossom trees lining the banks of Sumida River makes the area one of Tokyo’s top places to visit during Sakura season and will make a dreamy addition to any wedding shoot.
Add a striking touch of red to your album with these massive azalea trees in your pictures. They’re located at Tsutsjigaoka Park, a place approved by the Japanese government as a place of scenic beauty with high artistic and ornamental value. We are inclined to agree with them.
Best time to visit: Mid-April to late April/early May
7,000 Damask roses transform the rugged mountain terrain of Jabal Akhdar, Oman, into a spectacular shade of pink every year from March to mid-May. Throughout the rose season, book a special two-night Rose Experience at the Alila Jabal Akhdar hotel, which sits 2,500 meters above sea-level. It offers guests the chance to get up close and personal with a guided tour through the Jabal Akhdar rose terraces, a soothing rose petal bath with a glass of chilled sparkling rose wine and a Spa Alila rose petal-infused oil treatment.
Around 1,000 cherry blossoms are planted around Tsurugajo Castle in the Tohoku region. Come night fall, a gorgeous scene emerges as the castle tower and cherry blossoms are vividly illuminated on the moat’s surface – providing the ideal spot for your night shots.
Best time to visit: Mid- to late April for cherry blossoms (Illumination tentatively available between Friday, April 7 to Sunday, May 7)