The importance and the value of institutions are fundamental in every respectful country. For this reason, the civil wedding Tuscany is one of the most chosen and appreciated rites. In the majesty of the large town halls, it is always touching to hear the words of the Italian Constitution.
Not to mention the wide variety and importance of the places where this ceremony is held: palaces with old origins, big gardens of city villas, places of historic importance and much more. To celebrate a wedding with civil rite it’s necessary to choose a place equipped for such an aim: you’ll be surprised by the many enchanting destinations available. Read more!
Imagine your photos taken into town halls dated back to the medieval era or the renaissance, but also ceremonies on the beach, majestic parks or timeless squares. This and much more is offered by the choice of the civil rite: impossible not to take it into consideration! Be guided by a Wedding Photographer to discover the best spots places for the Civil Wedding Tuscany.
I have left the couple to enjoy their honeymoon in Boracay, the Philippines, after their wedding on the beach. However, Valentina and Daniele were certainly not easy to please. Since the seaside wedding was quite intimate, they thought why not share the joy of a garden ceremony with the ones couldn’t make the big day?
Therefore, they came to the decision to have a new wedding, in front of family members and friends who couldn’t celebrate with them in person in the Philippines. The place that has been chosen for the new wedding is completely different to the first, seaside location. Villa Bernardini hosted the spouses and their guests during the whole event, from the ceremony to the cake cutting, and the memorable first dance.
The civil wedding took place on a hot afternoon of July, in the central garden facing the grand facade of the villa. White chairs contrasted with the green grass, fresh flowers filled the setting, and many many tears were shed!… read more...
I don’t need even one great reason to shoot a San Galgano Wedding. Memories always make me come back here. As the wine during ageing, they become sweeter and more meaningful. Ciaran and Joanna, from Canada, gave me the reason to return: their wonderful wedding in Tuscany.
The Abbey of San Galgano is one of the most fascinating places in Tuscany. This ancient Cistercian abbey of 1300 is located in the countryside of Siena. Its unique feature is also its biggest flaw: the abbey has no roof, it collapsed centuries ago during a storm. This characteristic leaves speechless thousands of tourists coming all the way from Siena and Florence to see it. The area where the abbey is located is wild. The roads wind through miles of fields, hills, and trails. Silence is the king of these valleys. The wind passing through the ruins is the only sound within the walls of the abbey.… read more...
In Italy, it is called lovers’ getaway. There could not be a more romantic name to define what in the Italian language does not have a precise definition. Two words: Italy elopement.
The one famous in the 60s and 70s, when lovers from South-Italy, who did not accept the marriage arranged by their families, flee to the north, trying to build a life after a rapid rite celebrated in haste.
In 2015, many things have changed. The elopement has become a recurring thought in all those couples who are looking for a different way to celebrate a wedding; something that is more intimate, something to live almost privately, something that might be also the occasion for a great honeymoon.
Why eloping abroad?
The elopement is nothing more than a wedding where there is no one else but the couple and the celebrant. And, of course, the photographer.
But what are the real benefits of an Italy elopement?… read more...
“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 rite in a garden, surely pays back your efforts.… read more...
The liberty Tettuccio Spa is the perfect place to celebrate your wedding in Tuscany. It is a very large building adaptable to any request, so perfect for every type of reception in the heart of the history and charm of Italy.
Here are the benefits of a wedding in Montecatini Terme
1. CIVIL CERIMONIES
The municipality of Montecatini Terme allows since a few months to celebrate civil ceremonies inside the Spa resort. It’s great news for which we have been waiting for a long time. Now you can organize both the ceremony and the reception inside, with no need to travel for spouses and guests.
2. NEAR THE GREEN IN THE CITY CENTER
The Spa resort is adjacent to the Thermal Park of Montecatini Terme, the famous green lung for Sunday walks and location for the photo shoot of several weddings.
It’s possible to move around the city on foot, as both the park and the SPA resort are located in the city center.… read more...
David and Zhaleh’s wedding was celebrated in one of the most beautiful villas of Tuscany. The civil ceremony took place inside the garden of Villa Grabau, near Lucca, in a park with old trees surrounded by the tranquility of the Tuscan countryside.
This British couple, who have been living in Australia for several years now, had the opportunity to crown their dream in front of friends and family, some of whom they hadn’t seen for a long time.
The preparation of the bride took place in Villa Pitti Amerighi, in Montecatini Terme. Here, a fantastic vintage Mercedes 180 SL picked her up and she was taken her directly to the ceremony.
Villa Grabau Wedding
Cocktails and aperitifs were taken in the large garden in front of the Villa. The dinner was held on the terrace in front of the majestic limonaia under a light blue sky that turned to dark blue as evening fell.… read more...
Florence is one of the most popular destinations in Italy for the planning a wedding abroad.
It’s no surprise that many couples choose the capital of Tuscany to organize their wedding. Florence has always been one of the most loved and well-remembered destinations by tourists from all around the world who have spent here a few days off or a period of study. The Beauty of the Duomo, the stone streets of the old town, the romantic sunsets of Piazzale Michelangelo, with the sun setting behind Ponte Vecchio and the Arno are just some of the attractions that the city offers to its visitors.
If getting married in Florence is your dream, the city presents everything you need to plan and customize your Italian wedding. Would you like to exchange vows and wedding rings outdoor on a terrace with a view at sunset, with the sound of a violin in the background?… read more...
Growing up in Italy can be a misfortune.
Walking every day among masterpieces of art and architecture is one of the greatest advantages of living in Florence.
As Italians, we often forget about this beauty because we see it every day. I always thought that Japanese and Americans were very lucky, because they can enjoy an incredible artistic heritage during a few days of vacation, taking the best of it and dreaming to come back soon to see what they missed.
The story of this photograph cannot do without this premise. Because it is thanks to Kirsty and Kevin and their beautiful elopement in Florence that I understand what it’s like to spend your wedding day in the midst of so much beauty. After seeing numerous wedding proposals, this was the first time I had to photograph an elopement.
Florence is the perfect location for a romantic elopement.
The couple, who have come all the way from Australia, have planned their wedding from home in every single detail.… read more...
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!
Protected by large gardens with secular trees, you’ll find the most beautiful villas of Tuscany.… read more...
More and more couples choose the happy mood of Christmas to organize their wedding. For those who want a chic and traditional style, winter could prove an original choice, also because of the relaxed atmosphere that reigns during the holidays, and the desire to spend time with loved ones.
Getting married in winter
Getting married in winter has always been an original and creative choice, the colors and the warm atmosphere make everything more magical and give an extraordinary and deeply romantic touch to the wedding. Starting from a crackling and cozy fireplace, there are endless ideas available for decorations, for the colors that you can choose and for varieties of flowers that, combined together, will make your wedding a fairy tale.
So here some ideas as to the color of the flowers, that you could perfectly match with the other accessories of the wedding, such as shoes and ties of witnesses.… read more...
Cortona is one of those towns where you cannot help but fall in love with it. Perched on the hills, Cortona is the quintessential Tuscany.
The downtown streets are delightful, full of outdoor cafes where you can spend a few hours drinking delicious wines and eating the healthy food of the area. Its many doors frame the most beautiful sunsets, with views over the surrounding fields. In short, one of the loveliest places to celebrate a wedding.
This friendly American couple was looking for an intimate and genuine wedding, surrounded by a few but real friends and family. The bride got dressed at the Villa Marsili Hotel with her sister, who was very excited! Then she reached her husband at the Town Hall of Cortona, entirely decorated with wood, where their wedding planner Simona was waiting for them. The Town Hall of Cortona is one of the most exciting venues for civil weddings in Italy.… read more...
Thanks to all the beautiful women he met, he would have some problem in the choice of his sweetheart! But if James Bond was about to get married, I’m sure he would consider Eloping in Tuscany to do that!
It is no coincidence that almost all the films in the series of 007 are partly set in Tuscany. No place in the world, in fact, offers a variety of landscapes as rich and varied. The beautiful Eva Green or Halle Berry would not think twice about saying Yes in Italy to spend their honeymoon here, between art and rolling hills.
Eloping in Tuscany
Although on one hand bureaucracy is particularly troublesome, and it ‘s hard to plan a civil marriage abroad, the symbolic ceremony is the easiest thing to arrange in Tuscany. In addition to beautiful sceneries, there’s everything you could want for a romantic getaway: good food, art, sweet life, culture and relax.… read more...
Tuscany offers to whom decide to get married here stunning venues to celebrate the wedding. As wedding photographers, we cannot help but recall, among these, Florence, Siena, Lucca, but also the area of Chianti and Versilia.
Off the beaten touristic and more noble sites, there are little-known villas and historic venues in celebrating the wedding will be a unique experience for you and your guests!
All these locations have:
a place to celebrate the symbolic or civil ceremony
accommodations within the property or very close
many areas for the receptions
gorgeous backgrounds for the photo shoots
rain cover in case of bad weather
The rain cover is an essential factor in choosing a villa or a castle for the wedding. A lot of times, even in beautiful villas, bride and groom have to rent tensile structures that ruin the aesthetics of the venue. In fact, all these places have indoor areas.… read more...
The first thing that I’ve learned from shooting this stunning Volterra Wedding is that I should spend more time with my guests on my wedding day. Because, when I look back at my wedding, one of the things I regret most is not having spent with my guests the time they deserve.
The most beautiful things are fleeting and time during a wedding flies. It would have been great to spend a few hours with every couple of friends and families who were present. So, what I admire in destination weddings, is that the event is the perfect occasion to spend a few days together, maybe of a holiday, and relax before returning to the routine and the commitments of daily life.
The goal then becomes to find a venue in Tuscany, perhaps a historic villa that can accommodate newlyweds and guests for a few days. A villa worthy of a beautiful and important event such as a wedding. … 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...
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...
Queen Elizabeth, if for once could not be subject to the strict rules of the British royal protocol, would not doubt. Could she come back, instead of the veil, she would wear a wedding fascinator with veil. After all, it is thanks to her that the world has rediscovered the beauty of the headgear with personality and style!
The fascinator is the must-have accessory of the moment. It makes the brides of the 5 continents crazy for its impish character halfway between sporty style and 30s’ fashion. Two styles light years away from each other but it is nice to find them in this eclectic and versatile headgear. If you are hunting for inspiration for the accessories of your wedding, this little hat with veil is exactly what you need.
Why a wedding fascinator with veil?
Perfect for all the ceremonies… and for wedding photos!
It is often considered by those looking for a retro look and a good reason to give up the veil.… 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...
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...
The choice of a villa for a wedding is one of the most important things in organising your event. Why? Because on this depends the fate of the reception, the welfare of your guests and the memory you will leave of your best day. Every bride dreams of the perfect wedding. No surprise if this goes through the choice of the perfect venue.
Choosing a villa was one of the most exciting things about the planning of my wedding . Viewing the photos, mentally retracing the rooms, the gardens, the ceremonies seen over the years in the most beautiful locations, was one of the most fascinating moments. My experience alongside hundreds of newlyweds has actually simplified the research. But above all, this helped me not to become crazy. Because that’s the risk you run to keep up with everything!
If you are looking for a villa for your wedding in Lucca, you’ll not be pleased to know that, in the town, besides 100 beautiful churches, there are more than 300 villas.… read more...