Regarding the wedding ceremony, not always the place of our dreams is the one we actually have at our disposal. There are those who’d like to walk down the beach at sunset in their white dress, others would love to exchange their eternal promises on the tower of a castle. Be guided by an expert wedding photographer to discover the best venues for humanist wedding in Italy.
Anyway, where the civil or religious rite cannot take place, you can always get the magic of a symbolic wedding Italy. This kind of celebration is exactly like the others but it can be held everywhere, even in the most particular places, which are not assigned with consecration. You just need a couple and, possibly, a celebrant. The celebrant is the figure who, following your needs and suggestions, will make a magic and unforgettable ceremony for you wherever you want to.Read more!
Useless to say that when the scenery is unique and once-off, your wedding photos will also be so. Imagine the atmosphere of a wood, a castle, a hot-air balloon, why not! If you really want to find a contradiction in the symbolic rite, it’s that this type of rite has no legal value: you’ll have to provide for a religious or civil rite in another moment.
Villa Vignamaggio is one of those places where you could spend an entire lifetime. It is a just renovated old Tuscan-style village near Panzano in Chianti, in one the most picturesque parts of Italy. The property offers rooms for its guests, who spend a few days relaxing in the countryside, making excursions and visiting the most famous wineries in the area. Villa Vignamaggio is also the perfect wedding venue for any photo shoot. The central […]
Choosing the best venue for your destination wedding in Florence takes time and patience. It’s not as easy as it might seem, especially for those who plan the wedding from abroad. There are so many beautiful locations that can be taken into account for the big day in Italy. Tuscany and Florence are full of charming historical villas with gardens, grand entrances and magnificent views of the surrounding landscape. A good wedding planner might guide you […]
Among the many venues for the wedding in Florence, Castello di Vincigliata is the most fascinating and attractive. The castle is immersed in a wood of large trees, just a few steps from the centre of Fiesole and a few minutes from Florence. Accessible by a narrow, winding road rising along the hill, the Florentine castle offers a unique and breathtaking view, one of the most impressive of the entire Chianti. The Castello di Vincigliata […]
See you in Tuscany! Is there anything more beautiful to say to friends and families scattered around the world? He European, she Asian, living and working in London. During a holiday in Italy, they fell in love with the town of Lucca and its villas. In particular, Villa Grabau, which quickly became the venue of their wedding. The villa is located in the countryside near Lucca, surrounded by green vegetation. Reachable in a few minute […]
Borgo di Castelvecchio is one of the most picturesque venues of the entire Tuscany. I got here on a scorching summer day, passing through desolate streets and fields burned by the sun. The view of the village was a breath of fresh air! A gate in the middle of nowhere welcomed me and, soon after, the village showed itself in all its majesty. Borgo di Castelvecchio is an old village; the old Tuscan charm has […]
Among the many venues for intimate weddings, one of the nicest that I have visited in recent times is the Capannelle Winery. This tiny boutique hotel is located in Gaiole in Chianti, in a fantastic location from which you can enjoy the view of the surrounding hills and the old village. The region is one of the most famous in Tuscany. The Chianti area is undoubtedly renowned worldwide for its excellent wines and its slow […]
The Antica Fattoria di Paterno is my favourite wedding venue in Tuscany. Period. There is no other place in Italy with comparable features. The well-cared garden, the beautiful terrace with a view, the fabulous tower, the piazza paved with cobblestone and the pool with a view are just some of the great features of this fabulous villa. The owners always take into great considerations spouses’ needs, and renovate the villa yearly, adding peculiarities and details […]
Oh Tuscany, Tuscany! Among the many destinations in Europe, you are without a doubt the most attractive. I’ll never get tired of picturing you, as couples never cease to get moved while exchanging vows in front of your impressive views! It’s time for another wedding in Tuscany. The protagonists are two French guys looking for a rustic wedding alfresco, where you can breathe all the magical atmosphere of this region. The bride and the groom […]
If you think of Tuscany, you cannot help but consider Florence, the hills and scenery. You cannot help but see in your mind rows of cypresses and olive trees, along unpaved country roads and farmhouses in the wild vegetation. Except for some industrial areas, the entire Tuscany is so. But few people know the countryside of Lucca, which has nothing to envy to the most famous areas of the Chianti. Lucca is located exactly halfway […]
Whether you see it for the first or the hundredth time, you cannot help but be enchanted by the Villa di Ulignano. It happened to me. Although I’ve visited hundreds of wedding locations, Villa di Ulignano delighted me on a beautiful October day. The same, alas, must have happened to this sweet Canadian couple who have decided to crown their dream of love in Tuscany. Villa di Ulignano is located near Volterra, surrounded by the hills […]
Of all the wedding venues in Florence, the Castello di Vincigliata is undoubtedly the most scenic. Perched on a hill near Fiesole, the castle offers newlyweds and guests a breathtaking view, areas set up for every part of the ceremony and the wedding reception, an atmosphere that is not easily forgotten. Today’s couple has organised the wedding right here. The spouses got ready in Villa Fiesole, an elegant hotel at a short distance from the […]
Borgo di Petrognano is one of the most beautiful venues of Tuscany. It’s located in Barberino Val d’Elsa, perched among the hills between Florence and Siena. Time seems to have stopped here. The whole village is built with old materials, perfectly combined with the environment, full of colours and charm. Enchanted by so much beauty, these two American lovebirds have decided to celebrate their wedding in Tuscany. Borgo di Petrognano offers many features for every […]
Cortina d’Ampezzo is one of the best known and sought after locations in Italy. Most Italian celebrities gather here during Christmas holidays, to enjoy the first snow in the shadow of the Alps. Many of them choose the Hotel Cristallo, a famous five-star resort, to spend some days in this enchanting mountain location. This is where, together with a fabulous staff, I realised this styled wedding shoot. But let’s take a step back. Cortina d’Ampezzo […]
Every year, I portray dozens of couples from all over the world around Europe. This is the first time I have the pleasure of photographing a couple from Costa Rica and their lovely wedding at Villa Le Piazzole in Florence. The bride, who’s been forever deeply in love with Italy, couldn’t help but choose Florence as the location for her wedding. So she left Costa Rica with a few family members to spend some relaxing […]
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 […]
Going back to the Chianti area in September is always wonderful. The colours are the classic ones of Tuscan autumn; the vines begin to turn yellow; the leaves on the trees turn red, and the light is the warmest of the entire summer. Also, sunsets in this period are fabulous! I had the chance to enjoy all of this thanks to a Parisian couple, and their elegant wedding at Villa Il Poggiale. Villa Il Poggiale […]
Among the many venues for weddings in Florence, Villa Le Fontanelle is one of the most enchanting. The villa is located in a panoramic spot with a fabulous view of the historic centre. Olive trees and cypresses surround it, so it is also perfect for amazing honeymoons under the Tuscan sun. Villa Le Fontanelle hosts a luxury hotel with bright rooms in Florentine style. The pretty garden and countryside around are the real flagships, plus a […]
Returning to photograph a wedding at the Antica Fattoria di Paterno, is always a lovely thing! It’s like meeting dear friends after a long time. There is always pleasant news! Since my last visit, the garden and some areas have been partially renovated. The villa, already impressive before these interventions, is now even more functional and enchanting. Villa Paterno is, without a doubt, the most beautiful villa for marriages in Tuscany. The couple of the […]
Villa di Lilliano is one of the most beautiful locations I’ve visited this year. It is an ancient Medici villa, lost in the Florentine countryside, among wild fields and olive groves. It is precisely here that the couple of the day celebrated their wedding. They got ready at the Hotel St. Regis, in the historic centre of Florence. The groom joked around until the last minute with his groomsmen, before putting on his beautiful black […]
Conti di San Bonifacio is undoubtedly one of the most attractive wedding venues of Tuscany. You never stop wondering! When I thought I had seen the nicest places there, here comes the chance to work in this incredible estate in the Maremma. This Conti di San Bonifacio Wedding is worth to be told! But first things first. Conti di San Bonifacio is a wine resort located in Gavorrano, in the province of Grosseto. The area […]