6 reasons to get married in Italy

Feb 08, 2022 | Planning

Considering a destination wedding in Italy? There is no other place quite like it for a fine art wedding, with the historical architecture and breath-taking scenery, not to mention the incredible food and wine. Whether you are planning a traditional Italian wedding or a romantic elopement, here's a host of reasons why it is the perfect choice for your special day from fine art stationery brand, Babooche Calligraphy, who collaborated on this beautiful editorial at Villa Bettoni on the shores of Lake Garda.

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Stunning scenery

A destination wedding in Italy will leave you with the most beautiful memories. It really is the place of dreams and that comes down to the diverse scenery.From Lake Como to Tuscany, Rome to the Amalfi coast, there is no shortage of idyllic spots to celebrate with your loved ones and take your cherished wedding photos.

Choose from the historic cities full of famous art or the natural beauty of the country, such as the coastlines, lakes, rolling mountains and hills. The choices really are endless and you can guarantee the most beautiful backdrops and experience for your guests.

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Choice of venues

There is a huge choice of wedding venues throughout Italy such as lakeside mansions, historical villas, castles, vineyards and luxury hotels. Consider the style and atmosphere you'd like for your Italian wedding to narrow down your options. For example, do you want a rustic vibe with dinner and dancing under the stars, or would you prefer a more formal event with a timeless feel? Are you looking to host your guests in the venue for a few nights, or arrangement separate accommodations and just come together for the wedding itself?

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Food and drink

Italian cuisine is famous all over the world for good reason. With its fresh produce and authentic cuisine, Italy is a foodie paradise and your guests and family will reminisce about the delicious Italian food they had at your wedding for years to come. Italian wedding feasts are typically several courses and last late into the night. The wine options are plentiful in Italy especially with all the vineyards around producing local wines and prosecco, which will help to make your wedding a real gastronomic experience.

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Guest activities

The highlight of being invited to a destination wedding is getting to travel to another country, perhaps for the first time, so encourage your guests to allow time for sightseeing and local activities. Couples who choose to get married in Italy often put together suggestions of local sites to visit and things to do and include that in their invitation suite. From wine tasting to pasta making, boat trips to gallery tours, there really is something for everyone.

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The honeymoon

The beauty of having a wedding in Italy, is that you can also have a honeymoon there too! Once the wedding is over, how about touring the country to visit beaches, countryside, historic cities like Florence and Venice, or beautiful islands like Capri and Sardinia? Road-trips across the hills of Tuscany or relaxing on the Amalfi coast with perfect weather – there are countless choices for an unforgettable trip.

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Planning help

When planning a destination wedding from afar, help is essential and thankfully there are a host of excellent Italian wedding planners (check out our Fine Art Curation for recommendations). From scouting out venues and organising official paperwork to helping draw up an itinerary for guests, a bilingual wedding planner will be invaluable to sort out the logistics and alleviate your stress so you can enjoy the process and look forward to the day.

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vendor details

Planning: Ksenia Ridolfi Weddings | Photography: Gian Luca Adovasio | Stationery: Babooche Calligraphy | Video: Marco Abba | Venue: Villa Bettoni | Flowers: In Bloom | Hair and make-up: Natalia Darina | Wedding dresses: Peter Langner | Cocktail dresses: Paolo Corona | Suits: Prata & Mastrale | Boudoir: Gilda Pearl | Silk pyjamas: Primrose Homewear | Cake: Mami Louise Milano | Candles: Candleslight | Ribbons: Krasnova Silk | Details: Ecriteau | Rental: @Latini Design | Boat: @Garda Tours | Retro car: HPE Classics

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