Rajasthan to Jordan: 9 couples’ incredible pre-wedding portraits in exotic destinations
From the vibrant Rajasthan to a fairy tale castle in Germany, and the deserts of Jordan, these couples took the road less travelled and came back with astonishing wedding portraits that have us positively swooning.
Rajasthan to Jordan: 9 couples' incredible pre-wedding portraits in exotic destinations
Germaine Lee, photographer of Bridelope Productions, and her fiance, Zhan Boyang, shot their own wedding photos in the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. Photogenic spots include Ad Deir, also known as El Deir, a monumental monastery carved out of rock.
“Some of the most beautiful locations can be the ones unplanned, so stop along the way if you spot anything nice. Be open and willing to explore!” she says.
Known as The Land of The Kings, and home to majestic forts and palaces, Rajasthan is an explosion of brilliant colours, exquisite architecture, temples, museums and bustling local bazaars- you can be sure of endless amazing photo ops here.
Nestled in the Bavarian Alps and straight out of a fairy tale, the famous Neuschwanstein Castle will have every bride dreaming of their princess moment (it inspired Walt Disney’s Sleep Beauty castle) going starry-eyed.
It looks especially surreal in winter and surrounded by snow-laden trees, as it does in fashion influencer Willabelle Ong and her husband King’s mesmerising pictures. Just be prepared for that South German winter.
Dotted with medieval buildings with winding cobbled streets, and dominated by a lofty rock that’s 270m in height, this small beach town poised on Sicily’s northeastern coast is impossibly picturesque. The town’s main draw is its Cathedral with a Norman-influenced architecture style and two soaring towers.
There’s also a port lined with colourful boats on clear waters that’s super pretty for bridal pictures.
Beyond Bali’s more touristy locales like Ubud, is the mystical Bedugu, which is famed for its beautiful Lake Beratan. The Hindu Shaivite water temple sits in the middle of the peaceful waters, which also reflect the temple as well as surrounding mountains.
To note: You’ll have to keep your shoulders covered so consider what you’re wearing for your portraits. Admission fees apply.
A heady mix of Arab, Berber, European and African influences, Morocco’s beautiful architecture with geometric tiles, traditional motifs and centuries-old souks (marketplaces) makes it a must-go for couples after visually stunning portraits filled with rich character and cultural flavour
Hokkaido, Kyoto, Osaka and of course, the famous Shinjuku crossing in Tokyo remain popular photography locales, but you might also want to put the lesser-visited city of Nagano on your short list.
It’s more than the snow monkeys it’s famed for though. It’s also home to beautiful temples, including the Zenkoji temple that was built in the 7th century, shrines and a traditional village lined with buildings from the Edo period (1603 – 1868).