Who has not dreamed of getting married at sunset on a golden beach with a few close friends present? Even if this were not your case, would you not like to organize a wedding on a hill in Tuscany, and thus have the background of Chianti in the photographs of the wedding?And if that were not enough, we are confident that a solution to suit you and your future wife will come out. Be guided by aWedding Photographer to discover the best spots places for destination wedding Tuscany.
We are fortunate to speak English and to work with customers from all over the globe. We have shot weddings in Boracay in the Philippines, and then on the other side of the world, in California! If this were not enough, we are based in Tuscany, one of the most beautiful places in the world where to organize weddings. Precisely for this reason, we know how beautiful and exciting is to plan a destination wedding around the world.
The destination wedding is a wedding held at a location not immediately reachable. It is a choice out of the ordinary and that will blow the mind of all your guests. For an American couple it could be a resort on the beaches of Versilia, a farm on the hills of Chianti or a terrace overlooking the sea in the Cinque Terre.
There is no limit to imagination. Destination is wherever your imagination arrives while dreaming the most beautiful day of your life.
Here are some of the advantages of a destination wedding:
Endless dreamy locations
Suitable for any budget
Ability to add a fabulous honeymoon
Ability to organize any type of ceremony
unforgettable photographs that you will keep forever
The destination wedding is the right choice for those looking for a special wedding, far away, with any budget.
In fact, whether your wedding is one of those in big style with hundreds of guests, or an elopement in some remote place in the world, a destination wedding will be able to fulfill your needs! Large hotels and luxury villas for weddings full of fun with friends and family; any other place for intimate ceremonies. Would you like a wedding in front of a waterfall? Why not!
You can even choose the type of ceremony that suits you best! Are you a religious person and would like a church wedding? Why not choosing a small country church in Italy to feel the embrace of the villagers and their folklore? Dreaming of a civil wedding ? Large living rooms, gardens in luxurious villas and fairytale castles are waiting to satisfy your desire to party. For every wedding you have in mind, there is a solution to celebrate away from home.
So what are the best places to plan a wedding away?
For Americans and Canadians, the most popular destinations are the Caribbean and Europe. The crystal clear sea and the warm atmosphere of the Bahamas Islands collides with the romance of the French and Italian destinations: hard to say no to a wedding in Provence or the Loire. Even more difficult if the choice falls on Tuscany, Riviera or on cities like Florence, Rome or Venice.
For people from the north of Europe, the most obvious choice is always Europe. Whether it’s a beach of Versilia or a villa in the countryside of Tuscany, Italy is able to please everyone. You could opt for an original choice, such as a wedding in the snow in the middle of winter, wearing tracksuits and snowboard. Or under the water in a large aquarium. But if you’re a traditionalist and dreaming of a classic wedding, nothing is more befitting than a beautiful art city of Europe, such as Paris, Rome, Vienna or Budapest.
Are you Asian or Indian? What better occasion to celebrate an intimate wedding in Florence and enjoy the beauty of the European capitals for the honeymoon? If you prefer the sea, you will not have to go far: the white beaches of Boracay and the Philippines are waiting for you!
A destination wedding is not bound by the seasons and the weather. You can celebrate it when you like! Even if you want to do it in winter, you can enjoy tropical locations or choose a place in the other hemisphere to wear light clothing and have the security of the sun.
Canary Islands are the ideal place for winter weddings due to their climate, which has been called the best in the world, better even than California and the Caribbean.
24 constant degrees in all seasons, very little rain and a lot of locations where you can organize the ceremony and reception of your dreams. Also for the honeymoon, the islands offer everything you need.
This category is intended as a help for couples who would like to take inspiration and organize destination weddings to remember. We hope we can help you planning a wedding from a distance.
Why a destination wedding Tuscany?
How to deal with the thousands of friends and family that we would like to invite? It will not be too demanding to ask them to move so far for the wedding?
I do believe that those who are really interested will do anything to be present at your wedding. I understand that it is particularly obnoxious to force people to leave to be present. Know that it is worth it. Tell them that, with the occasion, they will have the opportunity to visit a place they have never seen and spend a short vacation. Otherwise, take into consideration the idea of an elopement: just you two on the other side of the world. What could be more romantic?
Is the destination wedding legally valid?
If it is a civil wedding it is valid in the host country and, with the help of the consulate, also in yours. In Italy many professionals are involved in preparing the papers and avoid Italian bureaucracy. The wedding is valid at international level.
If you are interested in a symbolic ceremony that has civic value, you could sign the papers before you leave or just returned home. You would avoid the risk of bureaucratic problems in the host country.
How can I plan a wedding in the details at a distance? Since I cannot be there until a few days before, how can I be sure that everything will be fine?
What I have said for civil weddings and papers also applies to the organization. Wherever you go, a wedding planner will be helpful in planning in general or only for some essential services. Some selected locations offer all-inclusive stress-free packages.
Doing everything by yourself is convenient in the case of an elopement and a wedding with a few guests.
If not, preparing everything in the last few days could get you weary and delete that good feeling of magic that is created before an important event.
If you need some recommendations on various vendors for the wedding, we will be happy to help you! Contact us
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