Ceremony @ San Martino a Maiano Church | Reception @ Villa di Maiano
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The best gardens for your civil ceremony in Tuscany

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The best gardens for your civil ceremony in Tuscany

“With all the time I had to devote to the organization, before leaving my husband I will think about it at least 100 times!” That said a bride when I asked for clarification about her civil wedding in Italy. But first things first. A couple who wants to get married with a civil ceremony in Italy has two options: Arranging a civil ceremony in the country of origin and a symbolic ceremony in Italy; Arranging a civil ceremony directly in Italy, in the halls of the municipalities or in the beautiful villas, if the municipality allows it. This last solution is undoubtedly the most difficult. Organizing  a symbolic ceremony is extremely easy: once you find the celebrant, you simply need to agree on the type of ritual and timing. The civil wedding  in Italy is valid worldwide, but organizing it means having to do with the endless Italian  bureaucracy.Celebrating the […]

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Enthusiasm in Tuscany: weddings, here we come!

Enthusiasm in Tuscany: weddings, here we come!

Sun is coming back and with him desire of the sea, outdoor weddings, engagement session … we are working for you, to give you a new season full of excitement, action and surprises. Surrender yourself to romance, discover the hot Tuscan summer, ideal for those looking for an unforgettable trip.

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5 settings for your destination wedding in Tuscany

5 settings for your destination wedding in Tuscany

Whatever  type of destination wedding you are planning, Tuscany is the place for you. I’m not saying  this just to speak . Even if you’re looking for inspiration for a wedding in the snow, or in a cave, Tuscany offers the ideal venue for a ceremony and a reception to remember for a long time. I can only imagine, with so many choices available, how difficult it is for the bride to plan a wedding from a distance. I remember well when I found myself in the usual situation. Looking for a place out of the ordinary, to enchant my guests and offer an authentic experience within a  region so beautiful, I came across so many offers, all beautiful! Here are some venues to consider before you start planning your destination wedding in Tuscany. We tried them all and they are all fabulous! Italian Villas Protected by large gardens with […]

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Wedding on the Lake at Villa Orlando

Wedding on the Lake at Villa Orlando

Are you looking for a truly original location for your wedding in Tuscany? If your desire is to give your guests an experience as unexpected as exclusive in the heart of Versilia, the perfect location is called Villa Orlando. Built in 1869 as a hunting lodge, Villa Orlando overlooks Lake Massaciuccoli in Torre del Lago (Lucca). And it is its location that makes this place special. Peace and silence that reign on the lakefront (150 meters are for the exclusive use of the property) and the magnificence of the ancient structure create a timeless, relaxed and charming atmosphere. Immersed in a beautiful park full of greenery the Villa also has a small dock, really beautiful, with views over the entire lake. From the central tower of the villa the visitor enjoys an exceptional view that reaches the leaning tower of Pisa. A private access to the lake, through the small […]

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Why you should consider a symbolic wedding in Italy

Why you should consider a symbolic wedding in Italy

More and more foreign couples choose a symbolic ceremony for their Wedding in Italy. The reasons are many. First of all, foreigners are frightened by the Italian bureaucracy (and how not to be). A symbolic ritual has no legal or religious value. Each couple organizes the necessary documents for marriage in their country of birth more easily ; they are papers to sign and nothing more. But the thrill of Marriage? The magic? Here enters the symbolic wedding. Given that you can celebrate it almost anywhere, why not choosing one of the many beautiful locations in Italy? In this way, each couple will arrange the wedding ceremony how and where they want. The symbolic ceremony allows the couple to schedule every detail, from the length of the ceremony, in the presence or absence of a celebrant, the background music to the whole spectacular context of the event. Friends and families […]

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Engagement Session on Italian Lakes

Engagement Session on Italian Lakes

Among the most loved landscapes for an Italian style wedding, you’ll surely find the amazing lakes of the North. From the Lake of Como, made eternal by Manzoni’s words, to the Lake of Garda or the Lake Maggiore. Moreover, there are lovely villas with private lakes in Tuscany as well. For instance, Villa Orlando is one of the best wedding venues in the area of Lucca, overlooking the lake with direct access to it. If you are thinking of a lake for your photo session, you certainly have many choices. The areas surrounding these places have an exceptional beauty: broad sceneries exalting the lacustrine screen that reflects the blue of the Italian sky. The towns all around offer a rich and fascinating historical slice: Como, Varese,  Garda and more. There are a lot of hotels and villas which can host top quality weddings and events. Many of them have extensive gardens provided to […]

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