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.
When it comes to destination weddings, Tuscany is one of the locations you must keep in consideration. The breathtaking scenery, the mild weather and the excellent food are just some of the benefits that make Tuscany the best choice for getting married abroad. Moreover, Tuscany is also a lovely place to start the honeymoon, and where spending a few days off the records with friends and families before the Big Day. Among the many locations, […]
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 […]
If you are considering Florence for your destination wedding in Italy, please know that you are not the only one. Many lovebirds choose Florence for their marriage, thanks to the many features that the capital of Tuscany offers. Starting from the venues: among dozens of charming villas with gardens and views, the real king of the town is the Castello di Vincigliata. The castle is located in Fiesole, about ten minutes drive from the historic […]
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 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 […]
When it comes to weddings, Florence is one of the most popular destinations of Italy and Europe in general. Its beauty, its great lifestyle and lots of activities and excursions make it one of the favourite destinations for lovers from all over the world to celebrate their marriage. Florence is a beating heart of Italy. Among its streets, it’s easy to be captivated by artistic beauties and hidden spots that have seen centuries of history pass. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Little known abroad, Maremma is one of the most charming areas to visit in Tuscany. Surrounded by hills and by the ocean on one side, Maremma is all about pristine expanses and fabulous estates. Here, near Gavorrano, on the hilltop rises Conti di San Bonifacio. This tiny luxury hotel has a few but tastefully furnished rooms. In addition to these, the property provides an amazing swimming pool with a view and a garden terrace, perfect […]
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 […]
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 […]
One of the reasons that makes couples getting married in Tuscany, besides the excellent climate, food and lifestyle, is its history. Tuscany is full of medieval villages that perfume of legend. Thanks to the exceptional demand for destination weddings, new beautiful venues were discovered every day and soon became a point of reference for international marriages. Perched on the hills around Volterra, the Villa di Ulignano provides all the best features to create memorable events. […]
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 […]