Some couples are literally taking the plunge by planning destination weddings at some of the most breathtaking, awe-inspiring pools around the world. Each unique celebration is all the more reason to consider getting hitched right in your own backyard, if you're lucky enough to have a swimming pool. Whether you're looking for ideas for your own big day, or simply daydreaming about warmer days and incredible journeys, here are pools around the world that are the perfect places to have a fairy tale wedding.
1. To the ends of the earth
Several couples have said "I do" at the Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali. The focal point of this luscious resort is the enclosed cabana that's partially suspended over a cliff. Turn one way and you'll overlook the Indian Ocean. Face the other way and take in the facility's pool, which has received attention from many publications for its pristine layout. The sight alone is reason enough to tie the knot here.
One couple in particular commands attention for their unbelievable wedding weekend. As stated on Blogalila.com, people from all over the world visited the Alila to bear witness to Natalia and Tata's wedding, which was a three-part ceremony. Photos on the blog paint the best picture of the day.
From dainty black and white ballet flats to the lace lavender bridesmaids' gowns, everything seemed aligned with the overall serene and pure atmosphere there. It's no wonder the bride and groom had "smiles as big as they come," as stated on the blog.
2. Candles, sun and stars on Wakiki
The south shore of O'ahu is not only a temple for surf fanatics, it's alluring to love birds because it's home to The Modern Honolulu, where many gather to celebrate holy matrimony. More than just a scenic backdrop, the pools at the hotel have a special ambiance to them, as they're lit by the sun, candles or stars, according to The Modern Honolulu's website.
Some couples who choose this venue are drawn to its nontraditional feel. Not only do guests have their say in what artisanal, local ingredients the chef uses to cook up food for the reception, but they may also choose their lighting and scents, which undoubtedly give way to the vibe of the entire ceremony, as suggested by the "Your Waikiki Wedding MODERN Style" video.
3. An oasis in the desert
Destination Weddings and Honeymoons magazine picked the Amangiri in Lake Powell, Utah, when selecting "16 honeymoon resorts with private plunge pools." Although the article suggested it's perfect for post-married life relaxation, why not just do the honors then and there?
Its location as an oasis in the middle of the desert makes for a symbolic place to get married. The backdrop of a photo posted on the Amanresorts' website showed that white lounge chairs dot the pool's exterior, while the remainder is primarily barren – perhaps to not take away from what's just beyond the resort.
From the pool you can see an interesting juxtaposition between the plateaus and the flat land. The Grand Staircase – a national monument – is within eyesight as well. These sights alone are reason to want to capture your big day at this place – and they're only a fraction of all that the Amangariri has to offer.
Smitten with the idea of a destination pool wedding, but can't seem to get away? Use the aforementioned places as a source of inspiration and kick off the rest of your life in your own backyard. Prepare for the ceremony by calling Fort Worth, San Diego and Phoenix pool service professionals. They can keep your pool clean and up-to-date, so you can focus on your special day.