Taiwanese singer and actor Nicky Wu recently said ‘I do’ to his sweetheart and Scarlet Heart co-star Liu Shishi in an intimate destination wedding ceremony hosted at Ayana Resort and Spa in the beautiful island of Bali. In an article posted in The Straits Times, the smitten and teary eyed groom was quoted as saying: “I blamed God for not being good to me, for being unfair to me, for putting me through a lot of strange suffering, for putting me through a lot of unhappy things. Now I understand why. Because God saved the best for me.”
Wu was first besotted by Liu while filming Scarlet Heart, but he didn’t confess his feelings till they shot the sequel to the same film in 2013. The ceremony was a lavish one reportedly costing the couple HK $25 million, and attended by 350 guests which included family, friends and known faces from the film fraternity.
In honour of the newlyweds, we list 5 destination wedding locations in the world, with a little help from our favourite celebrities:
- Florence, Italy
With a city that looks like a renaissance oil painting, who wouldn’t pick Florence as their destination wedding? Kim Kardashian and Kanye West sealed their love for each other at their elaborate wedding at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, back in May 2014. If they can, so can you!
- Jaipur, India
A magical palace overlooking the river would be the perfect backdrop for any wedding. Even Katy Perry and Russell Brand said ‘I do’ in this city bursting with heritage.
- Provence, France
Straight out of a scene from P.S.I Love You, who wouldn’t want rows of endless lavender fields naturally adorning their wedding venue? Plus, 6 kids and 2 directorial debuts later, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt tied the knot at Provence too.
- Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Forget a traditional wedding. Why not rent a yacht and have a simple ceremony with the open ocean as your witness. Cabo San Lucas at Mexico is ideal for you water babies. Did you know Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and Victoria’s Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo entered wedded bliss at this paradise on Earth.
- Mallorca, Spain
A scene straight out of Game Of Thrones, the island of Mallorca is abundant with stirring landscapes, sheltered coves and Roman and Moorish remains. Australian celebrity Chef Curtis Stone and Hollywood actress Lindsey Price opted for the breathtaking Spanish island as their wedding destination.