They say you never truly know a person until you live under the same roof as them. Well, an overseas pre-wedding photo shoot sounds just about the right time to test some waters. Of course, we’re joking but nothing spells love more than travelling round the globe with the love of your life visiting nature’s wonders, the world’s most pristine beaches and mesmerising ice glaciers. The best part about this is that your photographer for the week would be documenting your adventurous and special moments. It’s almost like having your own reality show – we wish!
Here’s our list of pre-wedding destination shoots by our talented local photographers, we have very carefully compiled just for you. Whether you’re looking to live your own western fairytale or dying to visit the world’s most exotic places – we have everything you need from B-Z.
The sulfur lake at Kawah Putih would make you look like your lover and you, are in a magical place far far away from home though it’s just a 3-hour flight from heartland.
Saving some money for your honeymoon trip? You can still have a taste of Europe in Bangkok’s very own european town.
Brisbane is the sunny town of Australia known for its colourful flowers around the suburban areas and the famous, Sunshine Coast.
Budapest is a true paradise, you’ll be lost amongst the enormous castles surrounding you but oh well, it’s the closest we would ever get to living a fairytale.
Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Just a 7 hour bus ride from Singapore, Cameron Highlands has hills and hills of strawberry and rice fields. It feels almost surreal that a view so spectacular is so near home!
Picture-perfect coastal towns and diagon-alley-esque alleys. You can’t go wrong with Croatia. They even have dozens of beaches with glittering water. A tip is to island hop to make the most out of the Croatia experience.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
From its ultramodern architecture, glorious beaches on their artificial islands to dramatic sand dunes – Dubai is the place to visit for the ultimate luxe life.
The hilly capital of Scotland is filled with neoclassical buildings and even has it’s very own medieval Old Town. How cool is that?
Galle, Sri Lanka
Famous for its beaches, Sri Lanka also has it’s own European City due to its colonial history. At Galle, you can get the best of both worlds.
A place once accessible by boat, only. Today, Hallstatt is a popular tourist destination and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Featuring various historical sites such as the West Lake and old Pagodas, Hangzhou is a place with enchanting natural scenery.
In the land of tobacco, Havana is a fun place where u can let loose, enjoy the sunset and take pictures with a Cheddar Cheese Buick Super 1950 Convertible as a prop.
Despite it’s harsh weather during winter time, some may say it’s worth the visit especially with Hokkaido’s beautiful twilight forest view you wouldn’t want to miss.
The streets of Hong Kong exude cool vibes, and nothing less. With neon-lit sign boards at night, it looks straight out of a Wong Kar Wai film.
Who wouldn’t want Holland as their choice of overseas pre-wedding shoot when you can look like you’re in an exact replica of one of the many Windows’ screensaver?
Iceland’s dramatic landscape with massive ice glaciers, volcanoes, geysers and lava fields is a perfect place to have any kind of photo shoot.
This old city reflects its cultural influences of the many empires that came to rule decades ago. With Istanbul’s iconic byzantine domes, this place is truly a sight to behold.
This island has so many awe-inspiring photo shoot spots. With the blue sea splashing against the big rocks, Lombok’s wet beaches are definitely one of the most dramatic in the world.
London, United Kingdom
London’s chilly weather is bound to make you snuggle up with your lover. With the London Eye in the background, it’s an idyllic setting to capture special moments.
Globally known as the ‘Vegas of China’, Macau’s glitz and glam is unrivalled.
Known as ‘Nature’s Sunken Garden’ – the beauty of Maldives clearly speaks for itself. This tropical paradise has stunning white sand beaches and ethereal blue water that is hypnotic.
Of sand dunes, and sand dunes, and more dramatic sand dunes. Home to the Sahara desert, Morocco is filled with many bright colours and known for their dizzying diversity.
Home to the biggest beer halls, and palatial centuries-old building, this historical place has many to offer when it comes to picturesque landscapes.
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
The Dark Hedges is an avenue of beech trees perfect for any kind of picture-taking. Psst: the hit TV show, Game of Thrones filmed a scene here!
Palawan Islands, Philippines
In 2016, travellers voted Palawan Island as the ‘Best Island in the World’ twice in a row. UNESCO also recommends its Puerto Princesa Underground River. So now, you can tell your grandkids your wedding shoot was at a UNESCO recommended island!
The global centre of everything arts and fashion, Paris is a sight to behold but most importantly – it’s the city of love, and a dream come true for many to have their shoot right before The Louvre.
Sandy beaches surrounded by the Indian Ocean, Perth has got to be one of the cheapest destinations to have your pre-wedding shoot at and it’s still as breathtaking as many other countries!
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, one of Europe’s most charming cities is filled with magnificent baroque buildings and gothic cathedrals that would make a remarkable backdrop for any couple.
A town in south-eastern France, Provence is full of sun-lit sensuousness, and seductive landscapes that will make just about anyone who visits fall in love with the sweet European life.
Queenstown, New Zealand
The dramatic Southern Alps, the tortuous coves of Lake Wakatipu and the crazy beautiful indigo skies of this small city is a go-to for many adrenaline junkies. You’ll never be bored in Queenstown and the pictures you’ll take will be nothing short of remarkable.
They say when in Rome, do what Romans do. In this case, pose like you’re a Pietro Bacci sculpture by the Trevi Fountain. Frame it up and you can finally say you have the work of a legend hanging in your home.
Whitewashed square buildings and majestic blue domes. There’s no denying the uniqueness of one of Greece’s most romantic islands.
Schynige Platte, Switzerland
On the bucket list of many, Switzerland is a fantastic place to gaze into your partner’s eyes as you look onto the incredible alps.
Seoul, South Korea
Seoul, a K-pop lover’s dream come true! You, in a pink hanbok playing around with your husband-to-be, what’s there to complain about?
China’s largest and richest city, is always bustling with people going or leaving work. Shanghai has an interesting blend of western and eastern culture – just like Singapore.
Shaped like a sailing boat, this architectural beauty allows you to play around with angles and make it look like anything you want. Don’t they look like they’re on the back of a dragon’s body?
A remote town in Australia, Tasmania has an amazing food scene, a unique wilderness, and most importantly – views that will blow you away.
Imagine sitting down with your other half, surrounded by millions of pink petals with a stunning view of Mount Fuji. Also, it’s best to go during the first quarter of the year to catch the cherry blossom period!
Home to the one of the world’s most ancient Hindu temples, Prambanan. Yogyakarta is famous for its cultural heritage and traditional arts making it a perfect place to couples who appreciate the arts and culture.
Yosemite National Park is known as the shrine of human foresight – with stunning views of the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome. This nature’s wonder is a romantic site to host your shoot.
Feature Image: Derrick Ong Photography