If you're looking for a destination that is a pot pourri of culture and diverse landscapes at which to get married, then why not consider Brazil. This religious country has plenty of churches or hotel resorts in which to host your ceremony and a myriad of venues all with stunning views that are able to help host your reception. Home of the samba, Copacabana beach, sugar loaf mountain and much more besides, it's not surprising that weddings abroad in Brazil are very popular.
Some fast facts and legal requirements to help plan you wedding in Brazil.
Getting married in Brazil is quite a complex procedure and they only recognise a civil ceremony as being legally binding, although you can still have a religious ceremony as well. Intent to marry needs to applied for at the Civil Registry Office at least 30 days before the intended marriage date and foreigners need to complete a form and present valid passports or ID cards along with birth certificates that have been certified by a Brazilian consulate in the country of issue. They will also need a declaration of civil status, again issued by the consulate in their country. All documents need to be translated into Portuguese and notarised and a minimum of 2 witnesses are required at the ceremony. The fee changes from state to state. The banns are published for 15 days after which the couple are free to marry. Once all the documents have been presented and banns read, the marriage licence is issued which is a permit to marry. For more information visit http://brazil.angloinfo.com/countries/brazil/marriage.asp