“The uniqueness of the place is more important than the practicality of a place,” says Preston Bailey, a sought-after celebrity wedding planner, as a way of explaining why the fanciest of couples seem to be hosting weddings in the most inaccessible locations. “The good news," he continues, "is the industry has grown to such a place that almost anything is possible.”
Anything, like a “hippie rave” in a carpeted desert in Marrakech; like (allegedly) lifting a 50-foot-tall golden tower of toilets into an inaccessible Florentine fort. A National Park, America’s natural heritage, can be the site of your fantastic matrimony if you want it badly enough.
Marcy Blum, another desired wedding planner to the wealthy and famous, calls these inaccessible weddings “off-premise weddings.” She says the structures built for her weddings are sometimes even more complicated than the West-Kardashian Double Nuptials. Blum says two of the past weddings she has coordinated involved veritable tent cities, with central pavilions and tented connected walkways.
Bailey says that double (even triple!) destination weddings are increasingly common — because after all, if you’re asking people to shlep to one location, you might as well ask them to shlep again. “It’s all in the hopes of keeping them entertained and amused," he says. "If you’re traveling that far, you want the element of surprise.”
A wedding can be anywhere! The world is your marriage-bliss oyster. Certainly someone could probably set up camp atop the Brooklyn Bridge if you asked the right person nicely enough. But where else? Click through this slideshow for some of the world's most unfeasible locations — and the celebrities we'd like to get married there.BEGIN SLIDESHOW
Most Viewed Stories
Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna Reportedly Broke Up
Donald Trump Spent the Morning After the Debate Fat-Shaming Miss Universe, Again
Hillary Clinton’s Sickest Debate Burns
It’s Finally Possible to Understand What Happened to Amanda Knox
Ask a Boss: My Co-worker Wants Everyone to Call Her Boyfriend Her ‘Master’!
2009 Called — It Wants Its Vogue-Versus-Bloggers Fight Back.
Former Miss Universe Becomes U.S. Citizen So She Can Vote Against Trump
22 Intimate Lost Photos of Marilyn Monroe
Area Woman Interrupted by Man 25 Times in 26 Minutes
Our Scowling Hero Breaks a Smile
From Our Partners
powered by PubExchange
The Cut’s Latest Love and War FeaturesThe Novelist Disguised As a Housewife
Shirley Jackson wrote 17 books while raising four children — and she couldn't have had a successful career without them.Ava DuVernay on Hollywood Racism, Modern-Day Slavery, and Why She’s Still an Optimist
The director, whose new documentary The 13th chronicles America’s history of racial subjugation, talks to Rebecca Traister about Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, and the modern criminal-justice system.What No One Tells Couples Trying to Conceive
It helps to be rich.The Hidden Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race
A segregated unit of mathematicians born of desperation during World War II became the secret to NASA’s success.Slut-Shaming Squids Are Everywhere
The “Bermuda Square” comic strip is back.Santigold’s New Video Is the Result of a Spontaneous Run-in With Kara Walker
The collaboration that dreams are made of.Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield Spotted Together Again, Love Might Be Real
They could be back together ahh!Teen, Forced to Go on Vacation With Her Family, Calls 911
The logical decision.Report: Hearst Fired Seventeen EIC Michelle Tan During Her Maternity Leave
Tan had been at the magazine for about two years.Good Morning America Host Amy Robach Apologizes for Saying ‘Colored People’ on Air
She quickly apologized.
That’s one way to do it.Don’t Mess This Up, Mischa Barton
Marissa Cooper is poised for a comeback ... maybe.California Votes to Remove Time Limit on Prosecuting Rape Cases
In light of the Bill Cosby case.Beyoncé’s Behind-the-Scenes Lemonade Photos Belong in a Museum
She had the "Boycott Beyoncé" sign already in formation on set.The Rise of the Male Celebrity Full-Frontal
An ex-publicist explains.Gabby Douglas Will Be a Miss America Judge
The gold-medal gymnast will help choose the 2017 pageant winner.Camille Becerra’s Photo Diary of Rockaway Beach
An ideal trip to add and cross off your summer bucket list.Sorry Nerds, Ian McKellen Won’t Officiate Your Expensive Lord of the Rings–Themed Wedding
Not even for $1.5 million.Miles Teller Is Still Upset About Being Called a Dick
He wants to set the record straight.Why Parents Shouldn’t Talk About Weight With Their Teens
New guidelines seek to banish weight talk.