Intimate Wedding at Castiglion del Bosco Montalcino
If you browse “Tuscany” on Instagram, you’ll find tons of photos of breathtaking landscapes, with rounded hills dotted by rows of cypress trees. I’m not exaggerating when I say that at least 70% of these images were taken in Val d’Orcia. For the ones who do not know it, Val d’Orcia is the quintessence of Tuscany. Its capital is Montalcino, home of Brunello wine and of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. A few miles away stands an old legendary estate, owned by the Ferragamo family – the famous Italian fashion brand – who have transformed it into a luxury resort: the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco.
Laid Back Elopement in Tuscany
Borgo Santo Pietro is a luxury resort located in southern Tuscany, among rolling hills and endless fields of sunflowers, lost in the countryside, a stone’s throw from the famous Abbey of San Galgano. The heart of the venue is the main old villa, which houses the restaurant and the reception, plus a few rooms for the guests. All around, the prettiest and most Tuscan villas ever, along roads with gravel and perfectly-shaped cypress trees. Borgo Santo Pietro is the quintessence of Tuscany indeed; you won’t find any other venues so well designed and styled. Thanks to the pool, the endless gardens, and its great features – including a renowned restaurant – it is the best spot to enjoy a relaxing holiday in Tuscany. Or a symbolic celebration, if you’re crazy in love.
Elopement Inspiration at Castello di Velona
Val d’Orcia is an excellent destination for elopements and weddings as well, thanks to the numerous farmhouses and a few but excellent vendors. In this scenario, perched on a hill and surrounded by the view, stands the Castello di Velona. If I say Montalcino, you can’t help but think about wine. It couldn’t be otherwise! In this area is produced one of the most famous wines in the world: the Brunello. Just a few people know that actually the area around Montalcino is one of the most impressive of Tuscany, surrounded by the legendary sceneries of the Val d’Orcia and fabulous towns such as Pienza and San Quirico. Every year, thousands of visitors come here from all over the world, to hike or cycle along the dirt roads that cross this land under the warm Italian sun.
Romantic Elopement in Cinque Terre
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 between man, his traditions and this outstanding stretch of coast.
Fancy Cortina d’Ampezzo Winter Elopement Inspo
Cortina d’Ampezzo is one of the best known and sought after locations in Italy. Most Italian celebrities gather here during the 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.
Stylish Intimate Wedding in Venice
Venezia is one of the places you must see at least once in a lifetime. And where to be portrayed as lovers. What could be more pleasing than taking a walk with the love of your life in such a romantic city? Venezia is, in fact, not only one of the most requested locations for marriage proposals, but it’s also the best destination for elopements in Italy. Every spot is the perfect backdrop for a picture: whether it’s a gondola, a historical monument or just the lagoon with its great colours, you won’t get better images anywhere else in the world.
Elopement at Villa Vignamaggio
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 venue for elopements. The central house, with its pink walls in contrast with the intense green of the vegetation, is ideal for portraits. All around, vineyards, hills and silence: the ultimate dream for every wedding photographer.
Stylish Elopement at Capannelle Winery
Among the many venues for intimate weddings and elopements, 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 food. Millions of tourists flock to this place to spend a few days of quietness, enchanted by the legendary sceneries and the relaxed lifestyle.
Lovely Elopement in Lucca
Among the many locations for eloping in Tuscany, Lucca is an original and very successful alternative! The bride and the groom are well informed of it as they chose a romantic getaway in this picturesque spot of Italy to celebrate their wedding! Lucca is a gorgeous town that is located halfway between Florence and the sea. Surrounded by great walls, few people know it, but most of them remain intrigued by it. The centre is composed of a myriad of narrow streets that head to Piazza San Michele, where the impressive cathedral is located.
Romantic Elopement in the Countryside
San Gimignano is one of the most popular destinations for Tuscany for weddings and honeymoons. Its towers, surrounded by hills and cypress trees, are one of the most famous icons of Tuscany in the world. San Gimignano is quite crowded with tourists throughout the year. Nearby, nature shows its best. Here you can see the most beautiful sunsets of the entire Chianti area. The hills and dusty roads, lined with cypress trees on the sides, are the perfect backgrounds for great photo shoots. Once I offered to take the elopement photos here, Claudia and Allan have not felt the need to think twice, and just said yes.
Elopement in Four Seasons of Florence
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 to the best choice for you and your guests. But if your dream is a romantic elopement in Italy, things get more complicated. Not having to handle a large number of guests, any place can be a match for an unforgettable ceremony.
Intimate Elopement in Venice
I don’t know where to start to tell this incredible elopement in Venice. There are so many details and nuances that I hope I do not forget anything! Venice, with all its history and its beauty, keeps on revealing new and hidden corners, fascinating spots that even after years don’t leave me emotionless. A unique place to enjoy all the old-fashioned Italian style. These lovebords chose the city of lovers for a simple elopement with an impressive background.