What could be more romantic than getting married in a castle? If you are looking for a castle for your destination wedding, then Italy will not disappoint you! Florence and Tuscany and many other destinations will offer you unforgettable venues where you can enjoy the history and style of the past. In the castle you can celebrate the wedding and also plan the reception. The spaces are really wide, and you’ll have several places at your disposal to host the different stages of the wedding.
A wedding castles in Tuscany provides a vintage atmosphere and all the romance that only an ancient venue can evoke. Your wedding will enchant your guests and make your day unforgettable. What are you waiting for?
Please see below some photos taken during a super stylish wedding at Vincigliata Castle.
The bride and the groom got ready in a farmhouse in the countryside of Tuscany, near the city centre. They meet each other in the majestic Chiesa di Ognissanti for the religious blessing. I took their couple portraits in the most attractive spots of Florence before the newlyweds meet their friend and families at Vincigliata Castle for the reception.
The cocktail took place in the garden with a view. The dinner, candlelit, was held in the beautiful courtyard. The full post will follow soon. In the meanwhile, please enjoy some pretty photos!… read more...
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 castle. The ceremony took place inside the cloister. The bride and groom exchanged vows and wedding rings under an arch of flowers, in front of their excited guests.
I took the traditional photographs with families and couple portraits inside the castle property. Although the scenery in the surrounding area is lovely, the venue offers many beautiful spots, perfect for wedding photos. The groom had also hired a Fiat Cinquecento, thanks to which I could take some funny pictures.… 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...
It’s not surprising that it’s always been the perfect place to fall in love, maybe walking hand in hand on Ponte Vecchio or witnessing the sunset in Piazzale Michelangelo. Many couples from all over the world decide to crown their dream of love under the Tuscan Sun.
Florence: the City of the Renaissance, the cradle of history and art; Florence and Tuscan countryside, full of atmosphere and emotions; Florence, a romantic terrace on the hills of Chianti.
A Wedding in Florence
Imagine yourselves looking at the historical beauties of the city and then, suddenly, getting lost in the most hidden streets, among the ancient doors and the most exclusive shops.
Guided by an expert Florence Wedding Photographer, it will be a pleasure to roam around and being photographed without even noticing it. The photos you’ll have will be outstanding. The warm colors of the county seat, monuments of the Renaissance on the background, but also the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, if you want to leave for a couple of hours the most beaten tracks of the city.… read more...
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 of the couple will be able to actively participate in the ceremony, reading letters, poems or personal dedications to newlyweds.… read more...
The Castello di Casole is a masterpiece. It is the venue that Lupe and Jose, our protagonists today, chose for the photographs of their engagement session.
It is located in the province of Siena, in southern Tuscany. The area is almost entirely untouched by human intervention. Coming here I’ve met very few cars; miles and miles of roads surrounded by fields and rolling hills scorched by the heat of August.I realise that this is an ideal place for exploring Tuscany. I am just a few minutes away from the beautiful Abbey of San Galgano and the centre of Siena. In 40 minutes I can be in the heart of Florence, and going the other way, on the golden beaches of the Maremma.
The colours of early autumn are beautiful: a palette from yellow to brown, mottled by the dull green of the cypresses and vineyards heavy with grapes ready to be harvested.Once arrived, I realised that the castle, in fact, is not 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...
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...
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...
I love the small marine villages of the Italian coast. Liguria offers beautiful views and colors, perfect for any type of photo shoot. Especially for a Pre Wedding Portovenere!
Many couples of foreigners, especially Asians, often ask us advices to choose the best location on the Liguria where to take pictures of pre-wedding.
They are looking for a place where wear wedding dresses and take photos, in locations far away from where they will celebrate the wedding.
Landscapes such as the Cinque Terre are very in demand but, at the same time, they are quite “difficult” as location for pre weddings. The Cinque Terre are tiny villages which in summer are literally swamped by tourists.
We recommend Portovenere, a tiny village very close to the Cinque Terre, which is also included in the magical Gulf of Poets, of which it has all the typical characteristics. Colored houses, small squares, excellent restaurants and breathtaking views.… read more...
Enjoy this stunning La Badia Orvieto Wedding. Meet this beautiful couple from LA, California. Francesca’s gorgeous blonde hair, brown eyes, and unforgettable smile made her a pleasure to photograph. Together they make an unforgettably graceful and elegant pair.
Francesca’s dad emigrated from Italy to the States when he was 17, and although she still has her original Italian surname and italian citizenship, she doesn’t speak much of the language. Francesca and Tim felt that the only way to feel like he was at the wedding was to get married in his country.
This couple is 100% American, but that didn’t stop them from having their special day in the incredible landscapes of Umbria, Italy.
Many couples from all around the world choose Italy as the place to tie the knot, and it’s no surprise why. Italy is one of the most beautiful and romantic destinations on the globe.
But Umbria, which is very similar to Tuscany, is a relatively new destination for foreign weddings.… 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...
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...
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...
Choosing the ideal location is one of the most difficult decisions to make when planning a wedding in Florence?
Old villas surrounded by flower gardens, fairytale castles or luxury hotels? If you’re looking for a place for the reception, or the symbolic ceremony, there are so many places that you will want to get married again! How to evaluate the best, for yourselves and your guests?
One of the criteria to be taken into consideration is the view.
Florence is famous because it is surrounded by hills, that painters and architects used to get the inspiration for their best works.
Piazzale Michelangelo, the most beautiful panoramic terrace, is assaulted at sunset from lovers. Often for unforgettable wedding proposals! It is not uncommon to see married couples walking the streets of the hill with vintage cars to take pictures while taking advantage of the beauty of the landscape.
Organizing a wedding in the beauty of Florence will blow your mind, your family’s and your guests’. … read more...
Umbria, a Thursday in September.
I check out the reminder note I printed in the morning: ok, the address’s right. In front of me stands out the impressive Borgia Castle, a majestic building of medieval age. I’m here for a wedding that’s a bit different from the usual ones, first of all for the venue.
I am in Passignano sul Trasimeno. Bye bye Tuscany, today I stray.
The wedding will be celebrated tomorrow, but I preferred to move in advance, so I have the time to see the place and look for the best spots for photographs.
I don’t know much about Nick and Courtney, but the little I know excite me: I going to shoot the wedding of a young Canadian couple who work as….models. Oh yes!
Friday’s morning, the sun is a little shy, it’s hidden behind the clouds and mostly behind the towers of the castle, whose park is going to host the wedding ceremony.… 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...
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...
Rachel and Ryan’s wedding is one of the most beautiful I have shot this year. Maybe it’s because of the beautiful location where it was celebrated, or the climate, perfect for the occasion, perhaps for the perfect organization of the event. These two English guys have given life to a very special celebration. It was a pleasure to observe and photograph them during the various phases of the wedding, from the bride’s preparation to the reception.
Wedding Castello del Trebbio
The ceremony was held in the Castello del Trebbio, in the courtyard, between the emotion and applause of family members present. The Castle is located in Pontassieve, near Florence, in front of one of the best views in all Tuscany. The reception was held at the adjacent restaurant to La Sosta del Gusto. The imperial table was prepared between the stone walls.
Rachel is a girl with an old-fashioned charm that seems of another era. … read more...