Find style in­spi­ra­tion from these on-trend overseas wed­ding lo­ca­tions

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Styling ideas to cut the dis­tance

Be in­spired by tra­di­tional Por­tuguese el­e­ments – blue tiles, ter­ra­cotta, cork and glazes com­bine to cre­ate a won­der­fully Ibe­rian at­mos­phere.

Bring the magic of north Africa with a Be­douin­style souk – vi­brant colours and state­ment over­head drap­ing bring in­stant warmth and in­trigue. Berber-es­que cush­ions add lounge-area style. £35 each, Maisons Du MondeA gor­geous painted teapot is per­fect for af­ter-din­ner tea (or gin!), £54, John Lewis

Go for bolds in your bou­quet. From £75, Grace & Thorn Con­tinue the tex­tures with wood-han­dled cut­lery. POA to hire, Op­tions Hire

Serve end-ofdin­ner tea with this pat­terned strainer. £18.99, Way­fairIn­ject more colour into your ta­ble with bright can­dles. £2.25 each, Blom­ster De­signs

Treat your guests with sump­tu­ous choco­late. From £1.60, Ro­coco Choco­lates

Large hand-painted bowls are per­fect for treats. £45 each, Essence of Morocco Set your scene with tile and tas­sel in­vi­ta­tions. From £500 for a suite, Rosie Har­bot­tle

This screen is per­fect for di­vid­ing a space or as a photo booth back­drop. £96 to rent, Raj Tent Club

Use hand-painted tiles to dis­play ta­ble num­bers or place names. From £15, Barchilon­ce­ram­ics at Etsy Fin­ish nap­kins with tas­sel ties. £1.90 each, bo­hob­a­ba­sup­plies at Etsy

Add at­mo­spheric light­ing with lan­terns. £18 each, Tesco

Por­tu­gal is famed for swal­lows. Use as es­cort cards, or favours. £9.99 for three, Mol­lie & Fred One of Por­tu­gal’s finest bak­ers cre­ates these beau­ti­ful cakes. POA, T Bakes

Ochre linen nap­kins add a pop of sun­shine. £15 each, The Con­ran Shop

Line your ta­bles with fab­u­lous flo­rals. From £125, Aesme Flower Stu­dio

Por­tuguese cork place mats add tex­ture. £9, The Con­ran Shop

These tile cook­ies dou­ble up as de­li­cious place names or favours. From €4 (ap­prox £3.50) each, T Bakes

Ter­ra­cotta-dipped shar­ing bowls are great for snacks. £6.50, Casa Cu­bista

These gob­lets add golden tones to the ta­bles. From 70p each to hire, Clas­sic Crock­ery Event Hire

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