If you can't decide where to tie the knot, take some inspiration from your favorite celebrity wedding locations.
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If you're looking for inspiration for your upcoming nuptials, why not turn to some of your favorite celebrity weddings? From Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, to Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher, to Victoria and David Beckham, these star-studded affairs were hosted at some of the most incredible wedding venues. Think private islands to chic hotels to Italian villas.
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Venue: Aman Venice, Italy
When the world's most famous bachelor tied the knot last year, he did it in style—with an equally stylish partner by his side. The lavish Aman Grand Canal hotel, set in a 16th-century palazzo, is wall-to-wall with gilded ceilings, Tiepolo frescoes, and mirrors, and has two private gardens.
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Venue: Parrot Cay Resort, Turks and Caicos
Though their marriage recently ended, we can still obsess over the location of their 2005 wedding: the private island of Parrot Cay. The Parrot Cay by COMO resort holds ceremonies right on the beach, and for the reception, couples can go barefoot casual on the sand or have a more formal dinner in the on-site restaurant.
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Venue: The Ranch at Rock Creek, Philipsburg, Montana
When the actress married her film director husband, she chose the mountaintop The Ranch at Rock Creek as the setting for their "I do's," which were featured in the Winter 2014 of Martha Stewart Weddings! The all-inclusive event rate takes care of everything for up to 125 guests—rooms, meals, and even activities like horseback riding, fly fishing, and clay shooting. As for the ceremony, brides can make an entrance in a horse-drawn carriage and choose from a variety of venues, like the 5,000-square-foot reclaimed-wood Buckle Barn.
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Venue: Boone Hall Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina
The superstar couple picked one of Charleston's historic plantations for their 2012 wedding, and it's easy to see why. The beauty starts right when you pull into the 738-acre property—the driveway is lined with live oaks draped in Spanish moss that were planted in 1743. And you may recognize the main house from The Notebook—it was the summer home of Allie and her parents. (This is another celeb wedding that was featured in MSW!)
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Venue: Villa Pizzo, Lake Como, Italy
Nothing says romantic like a private Italian villa set right on the shores of Lake Como. In 2013, the dynamic model-musician duo tied the knot at the Villa Pizzo, exchanging vows on a courtyard overlooking the water. See more of their wedding photos, which were featured in the magazine, by clicking below.
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Venue: The Foundry, Long Island City, New York
For their 2008 wedding, the Top Chef judge and her husband Jeremy Abrams went for The Foundry, an industrial-chic venue in Queens. Couples can rent the raw space, which comes with a kitchen and three on-site, day-of staff members. The restored 19th-century building has a variety of other picture-perfect places to say "I do," including an outdoor courtyard (complete with plant-covered living walls), a rooftop terrace with Manhattan views, and a brick-walled greenhouse.
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Jelena Ristic + Novak Djokovic
Venue: Aman Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
Just four days after winning Wimbledon in 2014, the tennis champion wed his childhood sweetheart at Aman Resort's 58-room Aman Sveti Stefan in Montenegro. Take advantage of its seaside location with an open-air event on a terrace overlooking the water with mountain views beyond.
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Venue: Luttrellstown Castle, Dublin, Ireland
What's more fairytale than getting married in a castle? That's exactly what the posh fashion designer and perfectly chiseled soccer star did almost 20 years ago, at Dublin's Luttrellstown Castle Resort. You can rent the entire venue, which comes with 12 guestrooms, two ballrooms, on-site coordinators, and access to the surrounding gardens.
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Venue: San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara, California
Don't let the name "ranch" fool you. There was nothing rustic about Simpson's 2014 wedding to her pro football partner at the 41-suite San Ysidro Ranch. (It also happens to be where John and Jackie Kennedy honeymooned.) While the couple partied with 275 of their closest friends, the venue is ideal for more intimate gatherings in one of the charming cottages.
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Venue: La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco
Marrakech's legendary La Mamounia was the venue of choice for the English socialite and model. (This celebration followed a ceremony in London.) Since the 1920s, celebs and world leaders like Elton John, Nicole Kidman, Winston Churchill, Princess of Monaco have holed up in this Moorish-inspired property, known for its opulent interiors. Couples can get married in the garden or the Grand Salon, or around the historic pool. The day after, make time to experience the hotel spa's traditional hamman treatments.
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Venue: Borgo Egnazia Resort, Fasano, Italy
Chances are you won't be treating all of your guests to an entire wedding extravaganza (including flights and accommodations) like this superstar couple did—but your guests will be more than willing to make a trip to this gorgeous Borgo Egnazia Resort in Puglia.
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Venue: Flora Farms, Los Cabos, Mexico
The Maroon 5 frontman and the Victoria Secret Angel celebrated their 2014 nuptials at Flora Farms, a 10-acre organic farm and restaurant. Options abound for the ceremony and reception, including an herb garden amphitheater, lakeside lawn, and hilltop altar.
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Vanessa Minnillo + Nick Lachey
Venue: Necker Island
For their 2011 wedding, Minnillo and Lachey invited 35 friends and family to spend four days on Sir Richard Branson's private Necker Island. (It's also where Branson himself—and his daughter—got married!) The property can accommodate up to 200 guests, and ceremony sites vary from right on Turtle Beach to a terrace overlooking all of the British Virgin Islands.
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Venue: Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, Georgia
The country music star stuck to her Southern roots for her 2010 wedding to pro hockey player Mike Fisher. There's no shortage of options at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, which offers everything from a restored wood barn to a grand ballroom for 550 people to an 8,700-square-foot enclosed pavilion. More casual parties can head to the Forest, for a private fire pit and family-style barbecue.
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