Destination wedding: The most romantic cities to tie the knot in

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It could be passionate at sunset in a vineyard, relaxed on a pretty lakeside or formal in a classic church: Whatever your wedding style, most Australians will agree on one thing for their big day – it has to be romantic.

With the most romantic day of the year fast approaching in February, what better time to get into the loved-up spirit of things and start choosing your perfect wedding location?

Here’s our pick of the most romantic cities to tie the knot in:

Rome, Italy

You’d be forgiven for thinking Rome was named after romance itself when you discover its gorgeous ancient structures and landscape that just seem to encourage love. Immerse yourself in history by marrying in a historic Roman Catholic church, a botanical garden or going all out in an elegant palace. Whichever venue you choose, flying to Rome for your wedding will mean a ceremony you never forget.

Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia

Though not technically a city, Hunter Valley is located just two hours outside Sydney and is a romantic option for prospective brides and grooms. Get married in a gorgeous vineyard, vintage chapel or chateau overlooking the manicured green of a golf course. Once the ceremony is over, celebrate with a wine tasting session at one of the valley’s premium vineyards or restaurants.

Paris, France

Although this option may seem typical, the city of Paris has a reputation of romance for a reason. Fly to this historic city of love and marry on a cruise of the River Seine, in the garden of an ancient ivy-covered castle. Or, in true fairytale style, tie the knot in the picturesque park below the Eiffel Tower.

Queenstown, New Zealand

Avoid a lengthy flight and head to Queenstown for your wedding. This stunning city may be home to the most gorgeous natural backdrop you could find. Snowcapped mountains, glassy Lake Wakatipu and classy vineyards could all provide the backdrop for a wedding that relies on the pure romantic beauty of nature.

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