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27 real-life brides and grooms reveal why they chose to get married on a yacht

27 real-life brides and grooms reveal why they chose to get married on a yacht

Written by Katie Byrne

Here's how Exclusive Yacht Weddings might be able to help you plan the nuptials of your dreams... 


Have you ever considered tying the knot on the waves? Perfect for the couple who want something a little different for their 'I do' moment, getting married on the ocean has never been easier, thanks to the likes of the Cyprus-based Exclusive Yacht Weddings.


The business's award-winning team asked some of their real-life brides to reveal exactly why they decided to get married on the ocean - and if you're looking for something a little different for your wedding celebration, their answers are bound to inspire you...

Louise Smith: "We wanted something a little bit different and the yachts are beautiful. We both love the ocean so a reception out at sea was simply perfect and so very private."

Dawn Bamber: "We wanted something relaxed and something to remember that suited everyone - something romantic and different that people will remember."

Danielle Mann: "I fell in love with the boat... When I thought it was out of our price range, I cried! That's when I knew I cared too much to not have it. We set the wedding a year later than originally planned so that we could have it."

Dawn Tugwood: "We were going to marry in a Cyprus hotel, and then saw the yachts that were available. We loved the idea! It was different, luxurious and made us feel like celebrities."

Laura Cass: "I wanted something different and I wanted it to be in Cyprus in the sun - but private. I didn't like the idea of marrying on a beach where strangers were watching and sunbathing. I also wanted it to be stress-free with everything done for me, so I could enjoy the day. I can honestly say I got everything I wanted and more. The most perfect day."

Jayne Wragg: "We wanted something different and non-conventional! After I had made first contact with Exclusive Yacht Weddings, I was sold on the service - and it helped that the boat was stunning. It was everything we ever dreamt of and was a perfect day."

Laura Drinkwater: "It looked simply amazing and it was!"

Vicky Dennis: "We wanted something intimate and unique, where we could be with just our guests in a beautiful setting."

Natasha Louise Ahmed: "It's unique, private and inexpensive in comparison to some hotels - plus it offered a beautiful venue and scenery! It was easy to organise with the amazing organisers and an unforgettable experience! Plus, it was cooler than being in-land."

Donna Dowding: "We cancelled our venue after being let down by so many suppliers and decided to look into getting married abroad and stumbled on the most beautiful yacht belonging to [founder] Sharron."

Gemma Louise Harris-Dalling: "We got married six years ago and had our reception on the yacht. It was such an amazing day from start to finish - I would do it all again in a flash."

Leanne Forknall: "We wanted something different, and you don't get much more different than a boat!"

Dani Bond: "Getting married abroad was only ever an option for us and being abroad, we wanted something a bit 'flashy' the minute we saw the boat we knew it was for us."

Kirsty James: "We wanted something unique, intimate and something that would leave everyone saying 'wow'. We wanted it to be stress-free, with fantastic wedding planners to take care of every detail. Exclusive Yacht Weddings certainly achieved all of this and more."

Hayley Harris: "We wanted to do something no one we knew had ever done before. It was, by far, the best decision we could have made - our guests haven't stopped talking about it."

Yasmin Louise Brookes: "We wanted something completely different and romantic and then I came across the beautiful yachts - the setting is something you can't get anywhere else and is so private. It was the best day of our lives."


Maria Hayes: "We were two ordinary people looking for an extraordinary setting for our wedding. The yacht offered us an intimate venue, a unique experience and a beautiful backdrop - pure decadence!"

Hannah Cocks: "We didn't choose the Ocean Flyer... She chose us! We were just walking along one night looking for a wedding venue and then we saw her. It was a no-brainer! We didn't tell any of our guests either, which made it so much more exciting."

Chrisi Lever Nearly Richards: "We got engaged in Cyprus last year. The day after, we were at the harbour and realised we wanted something different and something nobody we know has ever done."

Amanda Phipps: "We wanted something a bit more private than any other wedding and the yacht topped it. And more! It was the most luxurious wedding any of my guests have ever been to. Best decision ever."

Luke Krager: "Why would we not choose Exclusive Yacht Weddings? Beautiful, stunning, 5* service, amazing people and most of all, nothing was a problem. We couldn't ask for more from a company! I would 100% recommend to anyone who wants the wow-factor."

Terri O'Neill: "We decided to get married on the Sea Star as we wanted something different to a church or registry office. Getting married on a yacht meant we had the wow-factor and was more personal for us and our guests."

Terina Tsang: "We wanted something abroad and different to avoid the issue of having an English (mine) or Chinese (my husband) wedding. Even after six years, everyone says it's the best wedding they have been to."

Wayne Mottershead: "I wanted a stunning venue for the my baby girl. What can beat the romance of a yacht at sea just as the sun is setting to make your dreams come true?"

Elaine Anderson: "My husband picked The Ocean Flyer! He saw it and decided that it was different and would be memorable. It's still the most talked about wedding four years on."

Nicky Morris: "After falling in love with the Ocean Flyer, it was the only way we wanted to start our lives together! We were treated like royalty and have so many wonderful memories."

Rachel Staton: "We met on a scuba-diving holiday. So when we saw we could get married on a yacht, it was the only choice for us."

Visit Exclusive Yacht Weddings today to start planning your celebration.

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