Gone are the times when bridal ceremonies had to be held in stuffy churches, guests in fancy clothes fanning themselves with papers and hands in an attempt to fight off the stifling temperatures of the year's dog days. While the traditional still appeals to many now, there are probably an equal number choosing a different venue.
Destination nuptials find couples heading to a tropical beach when the snow flies, or travelling to the shores of waters closer to home in the high season. Not only is an ocean or lake an inspiring setting for such a romantic occasion, it is also a beautiful backdrop for the photographs.
If there was any doubt, let this collection of images prove my point:
iPHOTOS.com Beach Wedding Photos