Groom with a view: Annual wedding photography contest shows the most beautiful places in the world to tie the knot

 

These are the breath-taking images from an annual wedding photography contest to highlight the best destinations to tie the knot around the world.

ABU DHABI, UAE

ABU DHABI, UAE

Entries show newlywed couples embracing in front of stunning backdrops – atop of mountains, in deserts and under galaxies of stars.

The organisers of the contest, Junebug Weddings, have been running photography contests for seven years, with this being the second year their ‘Best of the Best Destination Photography’ contest has taken place.

UBUD, BALI

UBUD, BALI

In total, the company received more than 4,000 submissions from 40 different countries.

The contest was judged by three world-renowned wedding photographers – Sigit Prasetio and Tito Rikardo of THEUPPERMOST, and Gabe McClintock.

ULAWATU, BALI

ULAWATU, BALI

There was no outright winner, with the contest looking to display the Top 50 destinations to be submitted.

In November, the company will open up entry for their showpiece, the ‘Best of the Best Wedding Photography Contest.’

VENICE

VENICE

Carrie Crooks, Editor in Chief of JunebugWeddings.com, said: “We were beyond amazed at the quality of images we received this year.

“Our judges had an extremely difficult time narrowing down the images to just 50 winning photos.

 SNAEFELLSNES, ICELAND

SNAEFELLSNES, ICELAND

“A good wedding location totally depends on the couple – the sentimental value is always a win in my book.

“A lot of the destinations in this collection are important to these couples for various reasons, and you can see that captured in the images.

KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA

KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA

“The response to the contest has been outstanding – this is our newest photo contest and the response was overwhelming with over 4,000 images submitted to the contest from photographers in over 40 different countries.

“To top it off, our readers have gone wild over the collection.

PUGLIA, ITALY

PUGLIA, ITALY

“We’re so thankful for our world renowned judges, Gabe McClintock and Sigit Prasetio and Tito Rikardo of THEUPPERMOST.

“And last, but definitely not least, we would like to thank the photographers from around the world who submitted this year.”

MISSION BEACH, AUSTRALIA

MISSION BEACH, AUSTRALIA