4 dreamy moods for a perfect Italian wedding in any season
True romantics choose a lakeside wedding
Perhaps it is the light that is never too dazzling, or the proverbial tranquillity of the landscape, but the lakes in Italy are popular destinations for those who dream of weddings that are elegant and never clamorous.
Magnificent villas, quaint villages, bright flowers and the element that most of all charges them with unparalleled magic: water.
Thanks to its location, mild climate and beautiful villas, Lake Como lends itself to ceremonies in all seasons. Famous throughout the world for its incredibly romantic scenery, it is indeed the ideal location for a luxury wedding in Italy. And the same goes for Lake Garda, with its thousand and one nights’ accommodation, or Lake Bracciano where the Odescalchi Castle dominates the lake, the surrounding countryside and the entire town.
A Mediterranean wedding for sunset lovers
Italy and the sea, two words and one heart. Picture-postcard towns, narrow alleys, arches, small squares and a glittering coastline will be the defining features of your wedding overlooking the Mediterranean. As well as stunning spots for signature wedding albums.
From the Amalfi Coast to Sicily, from Puglia to Liguria, getting married in a seaside resort means pledging eternal love amidst unforgettable views and breathtaking sunsets.
Ideal destinations for a perfect wedding in any season: even if spring and summer are the ones where seaside terraces are at their best, gourmet restaurants, a relaxed and festive atmosphere and incredible locations are the common denominator for weddings overlooking the Mediterranean.
The icing on the cake is the many different activities to be enjoyed in the days before or after the wedding: guided tours of nearby cities of art, golfing, relaxing at the spa, wine and oil tasting. Plus, of course, trips to the beach for sunbathing beside crystal-clear waters.
For bohemian spirits, a country wedding suits you perfectly
Fresh wild flowers, candles and lights, jute and yarn, the crackle of the brazier. Nature blends in with the decor and the atmosphere becomes magical. Organising a country wedding in Italy with a bohemian feel will bring you much satisfaction, by focusing on authenticity and charm.
Rows of vines, farms amidst olive groves, farmhouses with exposed beams and stone fireplaces, all lent to wedding sets where eating well is an absolute must. Vegetables from the garden, zero-mileage produce, mostly prepared in front of the guests.
Nothing quite so far from rustic ceremonies: the art of the table is at its best in these situations.
And the bonus? The warmth of the celebrations, live music, the cheerfulness of colourful dresses, to name but a few.
City weddings, straight out of fairy tales
Opting for an Italian wedding in cities of art means choosing to get married surrounded by a fairy-tale atmosphere in every season and walking, dressed as newlyweds, through a priceless historical, artistic and architectural heritage that chronicles centuries of history.
Perfect destinations for unforgettable shots in iconic locations, from the Rialto Bridge in Venice to the Spanish Steps in Rome, from Piazza Duomo in Milan to the Lungarno in Florence, Italy's cities of art are home to some of the world's most beautiful buildings. Loaded with history and legends, they are transformed into magnificent locations for when you say “I do”.
And an idea for wedding favours? An open ticket to visit the city's museums will be the cherry on the top.