Declared UNESCO World Heritage site, Cinque Terre are one of the most popular destinations for weddings in Italy. With their wild nature and the beautiful turquoise sea of the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre are the ideal places for fantastic photo shoots. Not so many areas can combine all these natural elements and a so broad landscape!
The little towns of Cinque Terre are, in order: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore. Each of these is perfect to become the set of your most beautiful honeymoon or engagement photos. Imagine the small fishermen’s cottages which overhang the sea, the little narrow stone streets, the mountain on the back, which silently looks out the entire coast, on the background of your wedding portraits.
So many couples choose Cinque Terre for pre-wedding photo shoots.
Many visitors leave a piece of their hearts here as well. Between Riomaggiore and Manarola, there is the famous Love Street”, always chosen for wedding proposals and romantic strolls.
Be guided by an expert photographer to discover the best places to plan your Cinque Terre Wedding.
Here are some readings (plus beautiful pictures) you might enjoy:
Among the many great wedding locations where to elope in Italy, Cinque Terre have to be mentioned among the most charming.
Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso; these are the names of the villages. Couples who decide to celebrate a wedding in Cinque Terre will benefit not only from the turquoise, clear waters but also from the natural setting, where the untouched nature is interspersed with vineyards, olive groves, and orchards, creating a valuable relationship between man, his traditions and this outstanding stretch of coast.
Cinque Terre are one of God’s remarkable gifts to landscape, portrait and wedding photographers. Every village provides many excellent backdrops for breathtaking photos. While they are now discovered, I see many more happy couples strolling around and kneeling down for romantic and unforgettable wedding proposal in the quieter hours of the evening.
Here you will enjoy sun, sea, wine, and pure, unadulterated Italy. Celebrating a wedding in Cinque Terre is an unforgettable experience.… read more...
The fabulous villages of the Cinque Terre are among the most exciting places to capture pre-wedding photos. Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Monterosso and Vernazza attract couples from every part of the world each year. Some of them decide to spend here a few days for relaxation, good food and hikes. But not only: some organise fabulous wedding proposals, others romantic elopements with their loved one. It’s not a secret that the Cinque Terre are among the most beautiful locations where to get married. And even if you are not a groom or a bride-to-be, the villages are ideal for engagement sessions and pre-weddings as well!
Today’s couple, from far away Hong Kong, decided to be portrayed here, relying on a photographer to find the best spots and go home with memorable shots. I asked them to stroll through the narrow streets of Vernazza and Manarola, exchanging caresses and kisses. Under the warm spring sun, this couple let me capture intimate and intense portraits, among the most impressive of the year, before a fabulous sunset over the sea.… read more...
In the imaginary, Tuscany is the land of vineyards and cypresses, wheat fields that stretch into the horizon and in the heat of a sunset. Millions of tourists choose the land of Michelangelo and Giotto for their holidays, among art, history, good food and wonderful tours.
Why get married in Tuscany?
Tuscany has beautiful and artistic cities, medieval villages and a stunning countryside. Couples from all over the world choose Tuscany to celebrate elopements and anniversaries, and many also choose Tuscany as their honeymoon destination.
Many couples fall in love, between white dirt roads and forest paths, others come for a wedding proposal in Florence, many others decided to organize and celebrate their wedding in Tuscany.
I am firmly convinced that Tuscany is the most beautiful location in the world where you can arrange marriages. Below you’ll find many very good reasons!
Exclusive venues for ceremonies
Tuscany offers many places where you can arrange a wedding.… read more...
Hey girls! Do you know the recurring dream you had when you were little girls? The one where you imagined getting married in a small church, perched on the rock of the blue sea, listening to the waves crashing on the cliffs?
Well, you can stop dreaming and start seriously planning your Portovenere Wedding. This small town in Liguria offers everything you need to organize a fairytale wedding, which will leave excited your guests and friends who will flock to celebrate the happiest day of your life.
Why a Portovenere Wedding?
Portovenere offers everything you need for a wedding and a photo shoot to remember for a long time. The town is ancient, an old fishing village, with the typical colored houses and the harbor overlooking in front of them. In addition to the beautiful Church of San Pietro, perched on a rock overlooking the sea, there are many other reasons to organize a wedding in Portovenere.… read more...
Do you want to celebrate your seaside wedding in Italy? Thanks to so many wonderful locations, choosing the destination is not simple at all! Here is a selection of best seaside villages of Liguria to arrange your wedding.
Located on the coast of the Gulf of La Spezia, Lerici is part of a little-known area of the Italian Riviera. This seaside location stands around its beautiful small port, lined by a long and lovely walk. To drown the whole p, with a rare and beautiful view of the entire village, stands the Castello Di Lerici, ideal for wedding receptions or symbolic ceremonies with a breathless view of whole the Gulf.
Close to Rapallo and Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino is located on one of the best sceneries of the entire Liguria. The location, very trendy but quiet, spreads all around the enchanting harbor lined with palm trees and green plants.… read more...
Taking wedding photos at the Cinque Terre is the aspiration of many photographers. The Cinque Terre are in fact one of the most visited tourist destinations in Italy. Undoubtedly the most requested by professional photographers and enthusiasts for a holiday in the Bel Paese.
Well connected with the main Italian cities, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso are located above a strip of coast overlooking the Ligurian Riviera. These five villages are perched on the dark rock above the turquoise sea. Behind them, green hills covered with vineyards and olive trees. Although very different from each other, the houses of all the villages are painted in pastel colours.
It’s easy to meet other photographers on the paths that connect the villages, or in the most beautiful spots, as they wait for the right light to take a picture of the sunset. Having the opportunity to photograph beautiful couples on their Cinque Terre elopements fills my heart with joy and enthusiasm.… read more...
Among the millions of tourists who flock the Cinque Terre every year, a large part are couples in love who choose to celebrate their wedding here. The villages of the Riviera are among the most sought-after locations for weddings in the world, and a photographer could not be happier to work in such a lovely place.
From distant Australia, these two lovers chose to elope to Cinque Terre to get married. A couple of friends were their only witnesses. The wedding was celebrated on a terrace overlooking Monterosso al Mare, surrounded by green vineyards and mountains facing the sea. Unfortunately, the rain came upon us, but the bride and groom, super excited, hardly noticed it!
After the ceremony, it was a pleasure to guide them around and take their photos in the city centre. And while I was capturing spontaneous wedding photographs during a walk, the sun came back! Just in time for portraits with fabulous views in Vernazza.… read more...
Although getting married is one of the experiences to make in life, the wedding proposal is one of the craziest thrilling and exciting things that a man absolutely must try. Word of a husband, who has collected a list of the best wedding proposal ideas Italy.
For us boys, the wedding proposal is to ask our girlfriend to become our wife, to share the rest of her life with us and to agree to marry us in front of our friends and our families.
In the classical wedding proposal, a man kneels down before his girlfriend, shows her a ring inside a box and asks her: will you marry me?
If the answer is affirmative, the man takes the ring and puts it on the finger of the woman who will be his future bride. The moments immediately following are the most intense and unique in the life of a couple.… read more...
It was one of the most exhausting things I’ve ever done. In fact, if I had to restart looking for the best Tuscany venue for my wedding, I probably would give up getting married.
Jokes apart, there are so many beautiful locations to choose from and it is not easy to select the most beautiful from the outside, looking at the website or through the reviews of other brides.
I realize that choosing the villa where to organize ceremony and reception is not easy even for us Italians. I can’t imagine how hard it is for those coming from outside who don’t know the territory. Finding a suitable place for both the event and the staying is impossible if you don’t have a contact on the territory.
The best Tuscany Venues
I remember very well that, when planning my wedding, I visited dozens of locations, but none of them seemed to satisfy my demands and those of my future wife.… read more...
How many Tuscany Engagement Photos have you ever seen? The dirt road with cypresses, the rolling hills that stretch to infinity, the medieval villages perched on the hills and the beautiful art cities like Florence and Siena. You could write a book about it although you’ve never been there!
However, Tuscany is not only this. There are many hidden little-known places within this fantastic area; pristine spaces, where nature is still the undisputed queen and man cannot but stop and admire. They are great places in which to take pictures of engagement or gorgeous pre-wedding session. You will take home amazing pictures that your friends and family will love forever.
Here are some of the best spots for engagement sessions in Tuscany.
Calafuria is a small town south of Livorno, along the Tuscan coast. A lovely road, several kilometres long, along the Tyrrhenian Sea, overlooking the cliffs. Facing the sea, there are several coves surrounded by red rocks with blue streaks.… read more...
Portofino has always been one of the most desired wedding locations in Italy. Not surprisingly, hundreds of couples from all around the world choose this village in Liguria for their wedding ceremony and reception. The wedding photographers, at least once in their life, would like to photograph a marriage there. For me, the opportunity came with Shaun and Sarah, and their Portofino wedding at the Hotel Splendido. But first things first!
Portofino is the city of La Dolce Vita for excellence. Here is Italy in miniature: a little harbour, colourful houses, the turquoise sea, stone streets, fashion boutiques alongside food and artisan shops. And many, many foreign tourists. You see them tiredly going up the paths to the Brown Castle, a fortress on the hill where you have the most beautiful overview of the entire bay.
Portofino is one of the most exclusive cities in Italy. Since the early twentieth century, it is the destination of lords, earls, celebrities and artists who spend their holidays here.… read more...
If I were to get married again, I would seriously consider Lerici as my wedding location. This stretch of the Ligurian coast is as beautiful as little known. Frequented mainly by locals, it is one of the loveliest areas where to celebrate a seaside celebration.
The bride and the groom, from the cold Russia, have chosen Lerici among the many wedding locations of Liguria. In addition to the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, it’s been the typically Italian atmosphere that brought them here. For example, the colourful houses near the harbour, the perched castle, rustic taverns and cafes overlooking the square, the rowdy fishermen who sell fresh seafood directly on the market stalls. A lovely atmosphere! They got dressed up in a private inn in Fiascherino, surrounded by their families and close friends.
The couple portraits were taken in the morning in the center of Lerici. After the first pictures, with boats and blue water as a background, we climbed the small fishing village up to the castle, on the top of the village.… read more...
The villages of the Cinque Terre are one of the most desired destinations by photographers around the globe. Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso are located on the coast of Liguria and overlook the Mediterranean Sea. The Cinque Terre are perched on dark cliffs, with the blue sea on one side and the green mountains on the other. The perfect place for any travel’s photographer.
The Cinque Terre villages are connected to each other through paths in the hills, among rows of olive trees and basil plants. Tourists walking through them remain enchanted by the sight of the towns from above. The colorful houses against the turquoise sea, the perfect place to take home great photos.
Your Cinque Terre Photography
The atmosphere here is breathtaking. Instagram is full of photographs of enthusiast patiently waiting for sunset before taking the perfect picture of every village. No matter if you have a smartphone or a professional camera.… read more...
The only real and unique memory of a wedding are the photographs. Every detail, every emotion, every moment will be relived again and again through images that will accompany you forever.
Over time, some memories in your mind will vanish, it’s inevitable. You will certainly remember the excitement and the joy, the most important moments, friends and families but maybe you might forget the colour of the ribbon used for the bouquet, for instance. I know it’s a bit sad thinking that they will slowly disappear, but it’s natural. Your family will grow, and you will discover and enjoy many other moments of intense happiness. It’s life!
One thing, however, will remain forever: the photographs of your wedding. A precious gift that collects a great value more and more every day.
Let’s think about how much time is devoted to planning the wedding. You’ve set every detail: the flowers, the food, the music, the invitations.… read more...
Liguria is just a new name to define Italian Riviera, one of the smallest and most intriguing state of Italy, which is located in the extreme northwest, close to the border with France. Known for its villages overlooking the sea, it stretches from the coast of France to the north of Tuscany.
Just a few places have such a great charm! Liguria is full of nature and colors, old smells, and breathtaking views. It is worth walking through the narrow alleys where fishermen’s houses lie, go hiking in the mountains and diving into the bluest waters of Italy.
Best locations for weddings in Liguria
This region, is always considered a terrace overlooking the sea, provides the best locations to get married in Italy. Beyond the many facilities for the spouses and the families, Liguria is the perfect backdrop for destination weddings. The background with soft hills and the small villages will make your memories unbelievable.… read more...
If I say their names, Paola and Sergio, it’s easy to think that these are two Italian guys. But this lovely couple, who celebrated their Cinque Terre Wedding in Monterosso al Mare, is 100% English and lives in the most British city in the United Kingdom, that is London.
But how is this possible, given that their last name is Italian? On a beautiful day in late June, we finally solved the mystery.
The fathers of Paola and Sergio are Italian and have married two English girls, with whom they spent the rest of their lives in the UK. None of them have forgotten their origins and language; in addition to the name and surname they passed on to their children their passion for Italy, even if the latter do not speak Italian fluently. A flaw which you can pass on once you’ve met them.
Paola and Sergio are, in fact, nice people, polite and respectful: the features of our favorite clients.… read more...
Besides being a lovely place where to spend a romantic getaway in Italy, the Four Seasons in Florence is the perfect venue for exciting weddings and elopements. For the first time, I had the privilege of telling through my lens a beautiful love story that’s just begun: that of this gorgeous couple and their Christmas wedding proposal.
Christmas is, in fact, one of the most inspiring moments to be spent in Italy. The Four Seasons Hotel in Florence, for the holidays, puts on its best dress. The lobby is painted in white and gold. Snow-covered trees decorated with golden balls and stars surround the statue inspired by Michelangelo’s David. Christmas songs are playing. The atmosphere is enchanting as well. Florence is full of lights and activities; the museums are open and everywhere echoes the music of dozens of street musicians.
At the beautiful private chapel, he proposed her. A dreamy marriage proposal.… read more...
Italy is full of magical places where you can organize an extraordinary Beach Wedding Italy! If you want to get married on the beach and you need some suggestion, two wedding photographers might help!
On the Italia Riviera, about 5 km from the beautiful Amalfi, Ravello is a splendid location of undisputed and imposing beauty. Many and wonderful are the places that can accommodate a dream wedding: from the ceremony in the Cathedral to the reception at Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo. If you dream of a wedding with the sea as a backdrop Ravello is right for you, with a sweet vintage note of the beautiful Italian life.
The village of Riomaggiore, Manarola is a town in the Cinque Terre. Rich of the typical colored Genoese tower houses, its shape is very special, with a small port nestled between two high dark cliffs. A nice little village, with breathtaking views.… read more...
Sometimes I’d like to be a foreigner and spend my honeymoon in Italy.
From this point of view, my clients are very lucky. Whether they’re American, Japanese or Latin, it is always a pleasure to look at them during the photo tours and as we stroll among the artistic, architectural and natural Italian wonders.
Italy, thanks to the excellent climate and straightforward and relaxed lifestyle, is the ideal place for a fantastic honeymoon. The destinations are so many! Browsing the internet, you will find any information on accommodation and places to visit in the primary locations. The touristic tours are always the same.
But if you’re looking for original honeymoon Italy ideas, something out of the ordinary, here are some ideas:
Wine tasting in a fairytale castle
Castello del Trebbio is located in the Tuscan countryside near Florence and the historical center, in a quiet area of Chianti. The castle dates back to 1200, is in perfect condition and overlooks a valley with olive groves and vineyards.… read more...
Many people think that the photographs of the wedding are only static images and quite often gone out of fashion. My goal is to destroy this myth and take my wedding photos in a completely different way.
I always try to live all the love that’s in the couple and this is mostly visible from their spontaneous and natural gestures. Also, I want that the bride looks like a real model on the magazines.
I do my best because every single photograph returns the memory of a special day.
I’m lucky because Italy is a great place to live. For what concerns the photography, there are soooo many spots for taking lovely pictures here!! For instance, Venice has the canals, of course, so if you’re looking for some images around the water, that might be your best choice. Talk with your photographer to get great tips for your wedding pictures, no matter what Italian city you choose.… read more...