Wedding photo spots with royal flair


SINGAPORE 16 May 2018 – Romance and love are in the air with the historic Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just four days away.

With Emirates’ special return fares to the United Kingdom (UK) that start from less than SGD 1,000, couples can now seize the opportunity to create their own royal moments at the many spectacular photography spots, choosing to have beautiful castles, stunning chapels or even scenic nature landscapes as the breathtaking backdrop to their special moment.

For a limited time only, travellers can take flight to the many destinations in the UK that Emirates flies to, including its new service to London Stansted starting June 8, with the airline’s special offers on Economy Class and Business Class.

All-inclusive Economy Class fares from Singapore to the UK start at SGD 959, while Business Class fares start at SGD 5,109. Bookings have to be made until 23 May, for travel between 22 May to 31 October 2018[1].

Promotional fares to selected key destinations in the UK can be found below:

City Economy Class Fares from (SGD) Business Class Fares from (SGD)
London (Stansted) $ 959 $ 5,109
London (Gatwick) $ 999 $ 5,209
London (Heathrow) $ 1,059 $ 5,279
Glasgow $ 1,049 $ 6,159
Newcastle $ 1,049 $ 6,159
Manchester $ 1,159 $ 5,319


From idyllic historical landmarks, and fairy tale-like landscapes to edgy, street-art inspired spaces, here are nine photo-worthy destinations Emirates flies to, including:

  1. Cambridge

King’s College (Photo Credit: @Jasonfordesign)

Pose against the gothic architecture of King’s College, a symbol of the city of Cambridge that commands a sense of grandeur. King’s College is also home to its own chapel – a beautiful and intimate venue for couples to renew their vows.

Bridge of Sighs (Photo Credit: @ laprimorosaphoto)

For childhood sweethearts, the Bridge of Sighs, located within Cambridge University, is a meaningful and romantic spot to reminisce the times spent growing up together. The Bridge of Sighs is also royalty-approved, with Queen Victoria said to have loved it more than any spot in the city. It was also a favourite spot of Singapore’s founding father and his wife, who studied at Cambridge University.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden (Photo Credit: @Lottieettling)

The Cambridge University Botanic Garden is home to 40 acres of beautiful gardens and glasshouses, boasting an inspiring collection of botanicals and wildlife . The glasshouses, well-lit by natural sunlight, make for a great space for outdoor wedding photoshoots.

Did You Know? Beginning 8 June 2018, Emirates will be flying daily from Dubai to Stansted airport in addition to its current flights to Heathrow and Gatwick airports. With the introduction of the London Stansted daily service, Emirates connects travellers conveniently to Cambridge and Peterborough. With the start of Emirates’ new daily service to London Stansted, the airline will serve a total of 7 UK airports, including London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow. The new service will also increase Emirates’ daily flights between Dubai and London to 10.

  1. London

Brick Lane (Photo Credit: @byvicki)

As we set foot in a new, modern royal era with the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, why not move with the times and opt for a contemporary and chic pre-wedding photoshoot location like Brick Lane? Known for its reputation as a warehouse art exhibition spot popular among the young and trendy, couples can look forward to finding eye-catching backdrops, or even fashion items to complement any wedding shoot, or simply have a good time in the intimate atmosphere at Brick Lane.

Tower Bridge (Photo Credit: @ne_moments)

The hallmark of London’s bridges, the Tower Bridge, is instantly recognisable from afar, with its two towers perched beautifully across the River Thames. Built with tons of steel, granite and stone, the bridge aesthetically blends with the nearby Tower of London in a Victorian Gothic style. Once you are done, complete the royal journey by visiting the Crown Jewels, one of the most enduring symbols of Monarchy in the United Kingdom, at the Tower of London.

  1. Manchester

New Mills (Photo Credit: @oliviawhittakerphotography)

A scenic landscape in Manchester, New Mills stands above the Torrs, a natural rocky gorge. Couples will find themselves immersed in rich flora and fauna with an abundance of parks, trails and walkways. With minimal urbanisation, New Mills is an attractive escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, providing time and space to give priority to loved ones who matter.

Victoria Baths (Photo Credit: @abouttodayphoto)

After a massive restoration project that took 24 years, the Victoria Baths pool reopened last year, to the joy of many. First built of the highest quality materials with many period decorative features such as stained glass, terracotta, tiles and mosaic floors, the Victoria Baths was a municipal bathing institution befitting for a royal. Strike a loving pose against the colourful brickwork, glazed tiles and stained glass of the baths.

  1. Birmingham

The Old Library (Photo Credit: @electric_blue_photo)

Built in 1886, The Old Library’s Victorian setting inspires a sense of playfulness and awe in its quarters. The library has been carefully restored to retain the Victorian features, and the now plays host to a multitude of events, with it being a popular wedding and conference venue. Don’t forget to hop out for photos against the iconic graffiti walls.

Severn Valley Railway (Photo Credit: @rosiemaykelly)

The Steam era brought about a certain romance, made all the more iconic by beautiful clothes and the charm of the steam engine trains. Rediscover that magical feeling at Severn Valley Railway, the same railway that Prince Charles and Camilla rode on in The Royal Train, which promises to bring you back in time with its steam-hauled passenger trains for a scenic route along the beautiful Severn Valley.

Hop off the stations for the perfect vintage settings for your wedding photography, or explore the countryside with your partner.

  1. Glasgow

The Old Fruitmarket (Photo Credit: @jjohnston_photography)

Now home to a burgeoning music scene in Glasgow, the Old Fruitmarket proudly preserves its period features, including its lofty vaulted roof and cast iron columns that make for a photogenic pre-wedding photoshoot spot. Once done, pop over to Glasgow’s oldest purpose built performing space at the City Halls and the Royal Glasgow Concert Hall, which has played host to royalties of the music world like Johnny Cash and David Bryne.

University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel (Photo Credit: @duncmacphoto)

The Memorial Chapel still stands today as a poignant icon to love and remember those who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars. A popular wedding setting due to its Scottish Gothic architecture, the chapel also houses the four Scottish saints, St Margaret, St Columba, St Bridge and St Oran, which stand out as some of the most beautiful sculptures available. Its serenity and divinity give credence to the sanctity of marriage, making it an ideal location for couples to say their wedding vows and immortalise their love in photos.

  1. Newcastle

Tynemouth Market (Photo Credit: @kristoskabiotis)

A market place with a modern agenda, Tynemouth Market comes alive on the weekends with an array of vendors selling their arts, crafts and various knick-knacks. Located right beside the market is the Tynemouth Metro Station, one of the best examples of Victorian railway architecture in the Great Britain. Having undergone a multi-million pound restoration, the newly revamped metro station was re-opened by Princess Royal Anne back in 2012. Vacant on most weekdays, couples can look forward to their wedding photoshoots come rain or shine, as the glazed roof provides unwavering shelter against the unpredictable British weather.

Alnwick Castle (Photo Credit: @david_johnson_photography)

One of Europe’s most iconic castles, Alnwick Castle has been prominently featured in famous movies such as the Harry Potter series, and Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves. Even more special about it is that Alnwick Castle remains inhabited by its royal family, the Percys, the 12th Duke and Duchess and their four children. Almost a millennia old, Alnwick Castle’s presence in the landscape remains steadfast. The surrounding landscape is framed by the River Aln, which makes it a versatile location for wedding shoots.

Responding to clear demand from both business and leisure travellers, Emirates will be introducing a new daily route from Dubai to London Stansted on 8 June. With its strategic position close to the tech and pharma hubs of Cambridge and Peterborough, Emirates will be the first Middle Eastern airline to operate out of the popular North East London airport.

The new daily route will be operated by the airline’s newly refreshed three-class Boeing 777-300ER, offering customers 6 seats in First Class, 42 in Business Class and 306 in Economy Class.

Business Class passengers can look forward to travelling like royalty with Emirates’ newly designed seats, inspired by the interior of a modern sports car, with a diamond stitch pattern on the full leather cover, ergonomically designed headrest, and a sleek overall look and feel.

The seat has a pitch of 72 inches and moves into a fully-flat sleeping position. It also has touchscreen controls for the seat and an inflight entertainment system, several personal lighting options, privacy panels between seats, a shoe stowage area, footrest, and a personal mini-bar.

In Economy Class, travellers can look forward to a colour palette of soft greys and blues. The ergonomically designed seats come with full leather headrests that have flexible side panels and can also be adjusted vertically for optimum support.

Across all cabin classes, fliers can enjoy a new generation of Emirates’ award-winning ice inflight entertainment system offering improved and superior image quality. Each in-seat screen will feature ultra-wide viewing angles, a capacitive touch screen, LED backlight and full HD display.

Skywards members can continue to reap their well-deserved, royal rewards through Cash+Miles, which enables rewards members to pay for flights using a combination of cash and Skywards Miles.

With the newly enhanced Emirates Skywards programme, members can now buy or gift Miles at USD30 per 1,000 Miles, and transfer Miles at USD15 per 1,000 Miles. Members can also reinstate expired Miles from the last six months at a nominal charge of USD 20 per 1,000 Miles.

For more information on Emirates, including how to book flights and a complete list of terms and conditions, contact your travel agent or visit

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(Source: Emirates)