From Miley and Liam to Meghan and Harry to Gwyneth and Brad Falchuk, 2018 was a monumental year for celebrity holy matrimony. And while the ceremonies ranged from intimate to grand scale (because #royals), and the receptions gave us quite the case of FOMO, the honeymoons are all we really care about. When it comes to lavish hotels, swanky villas in the middle of nowhere, beachy hideaways, and one safari made for animal lovers, these A-list couples really know how to go all out. Take a look at where their passports led them, then get ready to plan your own epic couple's trip.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk’s Tour of Europe
Why opt for one destination to celebrate your nuptials when you can choose three? Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk jetted off to Italy, France, and the U.K. post their Hamptons I do's. And judging by the glimpse into her private life via the ‘gram, they had one hell of a time. A jaunt around Italy’s “green heart” (a.k.a. Umbria) kicked off the adventure, where we can only hope Paltrow, a notoriously clean eater, indulged in the area’s specialities: truffles and vino. After that, they skipped over to Paris to kick the luxury portion of the honeymoon into high gear, residing at the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris. The actress even posted a video of their massive honeymoon suite to her Stories, which obviously boosted a next-level marble soaking tub made for two. The whirlwind Euro expedition ended in London since the Avengers: Infinity War star had business to attend to, but not before snapping one last pic from their last hotel, the Berkley. Ah, the life.
Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman’s Bahamian Bliss
Some might argue that the ultimate perk of a destination wedding is not having to relocate somewhere else before beginning your honeymoon and your new life together—Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman would have to agree. The famous duo, who met (and fell in love) on the set of Revenge, first enjoyed a beautiful ceremony in the Bahamas before carrying on with the festivities at the Ocean View Club long after the cake was cut. VanCamp published several dreamy shots on her Insta account, simply stating “never leaving,” and given the property’s tropical-meets-artsy vibes, killer amenities, and laissez-faire attitude, we wouldn’t either.
Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard’s Desert Oasis
Model-actress Emily Ratajkowski and her long-time-friend-turned-husband Sebastian Bear-McClard may have shocked everyone with a quickie courthouse wedding, but judging by their over-the-top ‘moon and steamy pics, you’d think they’ve been together forever. Another fun fact—their Amangiri desert digs cost a whooping $8,000 a night. We'd gladly ante up that kind of cash for their palatial private pads, tucked-away pools made for sexy photo shoots, and unparalleled canyon vistas. Plus when you save on ceremony, aren’t you allowed to do a #YOLO style vacay?
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s Oman Mini-moon
Just when we thought the royal wedding of the year may have been the biggest to-do, one of Markle’s very own guests (and besties) went and (almost) one-upped her with an extravagant Indian soirée. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s multiday affair included numerous wardrobe changes, a Sangeet sing-off, and enough celebrity social media posts to break the Internet. But somehow the amorous twosome also managed to squeeze in a minimoon in the mystical coastal country of Oman, no less. According to GQ Australia, NickYanka stayed at the Six Senses Zighy Bay. But if you’re hoping to channel these lovebirds on in your own Arabian Nights getaway, you better start saving your coins. Pool-side villas and four-bedroom beachfront compounds will cost you between $1,235 to $6,942, depending on the season.
Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner’s South African Safari
When you’re a supermodel and a venture capitalist, you can have your pick of continents for the post-nuptial escape. So leave it to animal lover Karlie Kloss and her groom, Joshua Kushner, to go venture where the lions, elephants, and giraffes live: South Africa. Kloss has been giving her 7.9 million followers an inside look at their romantic trip, and while deets on where they’re staying haven’t quite surfaced yet, we’ll take what we can get with these adorable snaps.
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Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd’s French Polynesia Fantasy
If swimming with sharks is your idea of a good time, Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd’s #islandlife lovers sojourn should be right up your alley. The country singers opted for honeymoon hotspot Bora Bora to live their best lives, People reports, and their pics clearly prove how much fun they had. Following a laid-back wedding in Nashville, we can imagine the Hurds quite enjoyed waking up to over-water bungalow views, exotic fruit and delish eggs benny breakfasts, and frolicking with the locals (ahem, the aforementioned sharks and friends).