Love, romance, delicious food, fine wine, warm sunshine, Renaissance art and ancient Roman architecture – the list goes on. These are just some of the things that our minds conjure up when we think of Italy.
It is little surprise then that it is one of the most popular destinations in which couples go to tie the knot. It attracts couples from across Europe and North America who seek to plan something a little different and more memorable. In Italy couples can plan the wedding of their dreams and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Regardless of the kind of couple you are; age, interests and tastes, you will find a setting that truly reflects who you are as a couple. The myriad of venues available in Italy mean you can plan the theme of wedding you desire. Read on to discover the best areas of Italy for each kind of wedding theme.
If you dream of a fairy-tale wedding, being Cinderella for a day, wearing a beautiful ballgown and getting hosting your wedding in a castle, then look no further than Tuscany. The Tuscan countryside is filled with medieval castles, many of which have been lovingly restored and turned into wedding venues. Here you will undoubtedly find plenty of charm and character to make the perfect backdrop to your wedding day.
For a glamorous wedding day, you will require opulent surroundings. Venice is the ideal city for you. Glamourous weddings are usually more traditional sit-down affairs with a black-tie dress code. Venice wedding venues such as lavish 5-star hotels and magnificent private villas will fit the bill perfectly. The city oozes with luxury and it will perfectly provide the wow-factor to give your special day a touch of ultimate glamour.
For a rustic wedding, you will want to embrace nature and the great outdoors. To create that authentic countryside experience, consider the central region of Umbria. It remains relatively untouched by tourism compared to its more popular neighbours but would make the ideal setting for a rustic wedding. There are plenty of small towns with venues to offer you rural charm and a relaxed and personal wedding day.
If your style is more in line with a bygone era, than why not create a vintage themed wedding. Take inspiration from the 1950’s and 60’s and old Hollywood movies like Roman Holiday and La Dolce Vita and choose to get married in Rome. Imagine saying “I do” in a small chapel in central Rome and heading off to dine with your guests on a vintage Vespa or Fiat 500. With the historical backdrop of ancient Roman ruins, it would make for a truly unique day.
If you are a complete Italophile and you not only want to travel to Italy to get married but completely lean into the Italian theme, then the Amalfi Coast is the place for you and your partner. You will be along the sea, in one of the many fishing villages dotted along the Mediterranean coastline. Choose traditional food, cured meats and cheeses, regional pasta dishes, fish and locally produced wine. When it comes to bringing Italy onto the table mix vines, greenery, Sorento lemons and sprigs of rosemary to create beautiful centrepieces.