Today, more and more couples are opting for wedding photoshoots that take place days after the wedding has ended. Instead of sweating through your makeup trying to rush your photos, schedule a photographer and beauty team to take romantic photos of you and your beau after all of the wedding bustle has subsided. We’ve found the top tourist attractions that have the perfect scenery for wedding photoshoots and just so happen also double as fabulous honeymoon destinations.
Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
Located in the west of Paris, the Eiffel Tower stands at 324 metres tall and held the title for the world’s largest man-made structure for 41 years. If you’re looking for the perfect backdrop for proposal photos, the Eiffel Tower would land in our top 10. While pictures taken right under the tower show the structure's gorgeous iron detailing, crossing the bridge to stand at Trocadero Station will give you a fuller, gorgeous view much like this picture.
Grand Venice Canal, Venice, Italy
The Grand Canal, according to Britannica.com, is three kilometres long and sits between 100 and 225 feet wide. It has an average depth of about five metres and carries the majority of the transport in Venice. Gondola rides through the canal are a token tourist attraction and for good reason: the beautiful churches and coloured buildings that line the water’s edge are one of a kind. For the epitome of romance, an unforgetable trip on the Venetian waters is an absolute must.
Tunnel of Love, Klevan, Ukraine
The Tunnel of Love is actually a 2.9 kilometre train passage that provides wood to a local factory; however, starcrossed lovers have been walking through it for years due to its magical powers. According to Inhabitat.com, lovers who walk through the tunnel should make a wish, and if it is sincere it will come true. Sounds like the perfect fairytale-like spot to wish for a diamond ring, if you ask us.
Grand Canyon, Colorado, USA
The Grand Canyon measures over 434.5 kilometres long, 29 kilometres wide, and 1.6 kilometres deep, according to History.com. Named a national park in 1919, the park spans over one million acres and features layers of ancient rock that are perfectly preserved and on display. If you're looking for a breathtaking natural view, the Grand Canyon will most definitely exceed your expectations.
The London Eye, London, England
In 2000, the Milennium Wheel was erected as a metaphor for the ending of a century and the turning into the new millennium. Renamed the London Eye, it is now the highest paid tourist attraction in all of London. What’s more, the designers of the wheel were a husband and wife architectural team—isn't that a sign? The London Eye is the perfect tourist spot to pop the question whether you’re inside the wheel or it is in the background of your photos. And, if you are looking to make your photos even more British-eque, Big Ben is a few steps away.
Twelve Apostles, Victoria, Australia
According to Australia.com, 20 million years ago the Twelve Apostles were actually connected to the cliffs on the mainland. The wind and water crashing into the limestone carved them into caves, arches, and then eventually turned them into 12 separate columns, which are still eroding at two centimetres per year. Brides looking for a beach backdrop with a twist will adore this cliffside Australian photoshoot.
Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy
This stunning little town dates all the way back to the 8th century where the inhabitants of the Vara Valley travelled in search of milder weather in order to grow grapes and olives. The coloured stone houses of the town are staggered on the side of a mountain that overlooks the sea on all sides. For the best backdrop, take the path to the Guardiola Tower, which has the prettiest view of the homes and water.
CN Tower, Toronto, Canada
The CN Tower stands at 1,815 feet and five inches and the construction took 1,537 workers who worked 24 hours a day for 40 months. What you may not know is that the tower was built in order to solve signal problems that were caused by the onset of new skyscrapers. Today, the CN Tower is the epitome of Toronto and sees up to 1.5 million visitors each year. While the views from the top of the tower are breathtaking, to really get the full effect, cross over to Toronto Island and catch the CN Tower in your backdrop.
Pyramids of Giza, Giza, Egypt
According to History.com, the majority of the pyramids of Giza were built in 2630 B.C. The oldest and largest pyramid, built for Pharaoh Khufu, stood at 481.4 feet tall and used approximately 2.3 million blocks of stone at around 2.5 tonnes each. With the grandiose pyramids and barren desert in the background of your romantic moment, you and your lover will feel like you’re the only people on earth.
Times Square, New York City, USA
Did you know that the city hub at Broadway and Seventh Avenue wasn’t always called Times Square? Formerly known as Long Acre Square, The New York Times published a headline in 1904 stating that the centre would be called Times Square, named after the new subway line that sat at the bottom of the newspaper's building. Times Square is the perfect place for a proposal or post-engagement photoshoot if you’re looking for bustling street, bright lights, and tons of attention.
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
According to LonelyPlanet.com, Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat and is 12 thousand square kilometres. It was at one time part of a salt lake that covered most of southwest Bolivia, but over time dried up, creating some puddles, salt pans, and eventually Salar de Uyuni. Making the trip to this world famous salt flat requires an experienced tour guide and may limit your photographer on what equipment they are able to bring; however, with memories that look like this slice of heaven, we think you'll be content.
Hollywood Sign, California, USA
The Hollywood sign was erected in 1923 and is located near the summit of Mount Lee in the Hollywood Hills. What you may not know about the sign is that it was actually created as a real estate advertisement and was first written as Hollywoodland, until the last four letters were removed, according to History.com. What better way to feel like a celebrity than by kissing your partner-to-be on the Hollywood hills?
The Great Wall of China, Beijing, China
The Great Wall of China was originally developed by Emperor Qin Shi Huang as a means of preventing barbarians from entering the Chinese Empire. In 1987, UNESCO named the Great Wall of China a World Heritage site and it holds the title of the only man-made structure that is visible from the moon. While some parts of the wall have deteriorated over time, History.com says the best part of the wall to visit is located 70 km northwest of Beijing. It may seem like a trek, but it's one that's guaranteed to make you feel like you're on top of the world.
Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE
Burj Khalifa stands at 2,716.5 feet, has more than 160 stories, and holds seven world records: tallest building in the world, tallest free-standing building in the world, highest number of stories in the world, highest occupied floor in the world, highest outdoor observation deck in the world, elevator with the longest travel distance in the world, and the tallest service elevator in the world. Wow! Taking your engagement pictures with the view of Burj Khalifa behind you may just give you a record-breaking wedding.