If you're in the US and want to plan your dream wedding on the other side of the Atlantic, these are the top European wedding destinations in 2019.
This article was contributed by Matthew Oliver, founder of Matthew Oliver Weddings – UK-based destination wedding planners.
Best for Heritage: Florence, Italy
Imagine your photos in the Piazza Della Signoria beside the iconic statue of David, in front of iconic masterpieces at the Uffizi Gallery, or on the historic and picturesque Ponte Vecchio bridge. If you love the idea of a wedding immersed in history and heritage and steeped in romance with delicious wedding food and wine to boot, then Florence is difficult to match.
Best for Ambiance: The Dordogne, France
A designated area of outstanding natural beauty, this tranquil corner of southwest France has a beautiful climate and is famed for its gastronomy - in short, it's the perfect place for a French wedding. From elegant country houses to boutique chateaux and storied vineyards, if your idea of the perfect wedding day is sipping a vintage Bordeaux under a magical bright blue sky then Dordogne could be the destination for you.
With its relaxed and sophisticated vibe, your chic Dordogne wedding delivers the je ne sais quoi that you'll never forget.
Best for Instagram: Reykjavik, Iceland
You can tie the knot anywhere from an ice chapel carved into the Langjökull glacier to the astonishing Hallgrímskirkja church overlooking the capital city of Reykjavik for an Instagrammable wedding with a difference!
Best for Bohemians: Mallorca, Spain
From a romantic castle with a spa to a stunning bohemian mansion to a boutique hotel tucked inside a fortress, Mallorca offers plenty of private havens in which to celebrate with your closest friends.
The year-round sunshine makes the balmy Balearics the ideal place to get hitched out of season when you can kick back, relax and enjoy the island paradise to the full.
Best for Romance: Santorini, Greece
Choose to get hitched with a relaxed beach wedding, or why not tie the knot at the renowned Santo winery? Adventurous couples will want to say their vows in the caldera of the volcano that dominates the island and provides the backdrop for exceptional images of the moment you say 'I do'.
Greek hospitality is well known and there's no shortage of philotimo, the powerful Greek concept of love and honor, at this exquisite wedding destination.
Best for Hip Venues: London, United Kingdom
Say your 'I do's' in the romantic Balcony Room at the iconic Globe Theatre with its panoramic views over the Thames and the unforgettable London skyline. Or plan a real princess wedding at the Queen's House in Greenwich.
With incredible venues to choose from, including beautiful Kew Gardens and the grand Natural History Museum, a London wedding is every bit as hip as you always thought it would be.