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Updated by Marti Gardner on Nov 09, 2015
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Best destinations for a beach wedding – for the perfect romantic beginning

Sri Lanka is a romantic destination and is blessed with a plethora of breathtaking beach backdrops. For the perfect big day in this part of the world, below are some of the most favoured choices.

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Mount Lavinia

One of the most picturesque coastlines in Western Sri Lanka, Mount Lavinia Beach is a popular hotspot amongst locals. While the main beach area can get crowded, look to head further down the shoreline where you will find relatively less crowded spots ideal for a wedding or even a photo shoot.

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Kalutara

In close proximity to the commercial capital Colombo, Kalutara is another favourite destination among visitors seeking a beach wedding. You could either opt for something quiet and intimate or go for a vibrant and colourful ceremony complete with traditional dances and typical Sri Lankan rituals. You can even begin your journey of bliss on the back of a vibrantly decorated elephant!

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Waikkal

Want to put together a fairytale wedding in Sri Lanka coupled with exciting traditions and rituals? The Waikkal area which is within easy reach of Colombo, is another destination that has some great beaches for weddings on the shore, be it a western style celebration or a traditional Sri Lankan "poruwa" ceremony. One of the great things about this locale is that it is relatively unknown when compared to its other beach counterparts so it makes for an excellent choice of location and one where the beaches are not crowded.

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Pasikuda

One of the preferred beach wedding destinations is now more often than not the gorgeous beach of Paasikudah. Located on the Eastern side of Sri Lanka, Pasikuda is stunning and still unspoiled in many ways. It is a perfect choice and offers the ideal beach setting coupled with well suited accommodation. Staying at a Sri Lanka resort in the area like Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa which belongs to Theme Resorts & Spas, is an ideal choice since they organise beach weddings according to your requirements.

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Ahungalla

If you are looking to be surrounded by miles of blissful sun kissed sands, Ahungalla along the South Coast is an exotic location choice. Weddings here are really something else for the area is expansive, private and constantly caressed by the soft ocean breeze. There is romance in the air here and it is not only a great setting for a beautiful wedding, but an equally romantic honeymoon afterwards.

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Negombo

Fondly referred to as "Little Rome", Negombo is yet another picture perfect location for beach weddings and the best part is it is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake. Boasting stunning golden sands and a breathtaking natural setting, this place is perfect for an amazing wedding day on the West Coast.