Our top selection of churches for your Italian wedding

Posted on September 28th, 2015 by Silvia

Hi everyone!
The ceremony is perhaps the most important part of a wedding. There are different kind of function, from the religious, the civil to the symbolic one.
Today we will share with you some of the most stunning churches from the North to the South of Italy. Having your wedding in an Italian church it does not mean always to have a religious ceremony. Some churches in fact are deconsecrated and this allows you the unique possibility to have a symbolic ceremony. If you wish to have your wedding in an Italian church, either if you desire to have a religious or a symbolic ceremony, we strongly advise you to check always with who manage the church, every single one has its own rules, that are not always compatible with your needs.
For more information check out this guide for all kinds of ceremony you could have for your wedding.
So here are our top selection of churches in hope to give you some inspiration for your Italian wedding. Enjoy!

Church of St. Peter – Porto Venere, Liguria

A unique church in the Poets Gulf surrounded by the beautiful Ligurian sea. A great detail are the white and black bands both in the outside and the inside.

Porto Venere

St Peter Church in Porto Venere

Chapel of Masseria Torre Coccaro – Apulia

This characteristic little chapel in Apulia is part of an old Masseria. The plum colour is simply amazing and perfect for a typical apulian wedding!

Church in Apulia

The Vitaleta Chapel – Tuscany

Made famous by the movie “Gladiator” this little church in the middle of the Tuscan coutryside is an authentic jewel!

The Vitaleta Chapel

The Vitaleta Chapel

Church of Saint Barbara – Südtirol

This view is spectacular… I love this little church up in the mountains of Südtirol. It was built in the Gothic style and in the inside is richly decorated with bible scenes.

Saint Barbara Church

Saint Barbara Church

Church of St George – Tellaro, Liguria

This magnificent little church right in front of the sea is a complete beauty. The interior war preserved with a 16th century  bas relief altarpiece.

St George church in Tellaro

St George church in Tellaro

St Cataldo Church – Palermo, Sicily

A Sicily’s treausure in the city of Palermo. I love the three red bulge domes in the ceiling and the amazing naked walls in the inside.

Church in Palermo

Church in Palermo

The Cappella della Madonna delle Grazie – La Morra, Piedmont

A milticoloured chapel on the Langhe hills of Piedmont….wow!

Multicoloured church in Italy

Multicoloured church in Italy

Multicoloured church in Italy

The Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi – Umbria

One of the most important church in Italy, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. The interior is just amazing with coloured frescos.

Church of San Francesco d'Assisi in Italy

Church of San Francesco d'Assisi in Italy

Church of San Francesco d'Assisi in Italy

Church of Santa Maria Assunta – Positano, Campania

In the centre of Positano up the cliff side, surrounded by the famous coloured houses…. The colorful majolica tiled dome intricate pattern of yellow, green and blue which creates an unique effect shining against the Mediterranean Sea.

Church in Positano

Church in Positano

Did you get inspired for your wedding by these stunning churches? If you want to see more Italian wedding venues check out our selection of five unusual places to have a civil ceremony in Italy.

Credits: Church of St. Peter, Porto Venere 12, Chapel of Masseria Torre Coccaro 1, The Vitaleta Chapel 12, Church of Saint Barbara 12, Church of St George 12, St Cataldo Church 12, The Cappella della Madonna delle Grazie 234, The Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi 1234, Church of Santa Maria Assunta 123.

Sylvie and Gianluca: A romantic session in Apulia

Posted on September 21st, 2015 by Sylvie

Hi sweeties!
It’s been a long long time but I finally had some time to write on the blog!
The wedding season is been for me and Stefania really intense this year, but we manage sometime between 2 weddings, to have a break for a weekend! And this is what I and Gianluca, my husband, did a few weeks ago for my birthday!

Engagement in Apulia - Trullo

A long week-end in Apulia for my birthday, only he and I with no kids around! A real special week-end for us, full of emotions, as I spent one year of my life in Apulia 15 years ago, a hard year from a feelings perspective, during which I and my now-husband, reinforced strongly our relationship, as Apulia was at that time so so so far away from Venice where we are now…
A special gift was for the occasion a shooting session with a super fantastic photographer from the area, Andrea Antohi who we introduced to you a couple of months ago for the dreaming wedding of Roger and Remko.
We told him we wanted some pics of us in a really Apulian context, trulli, an old masseria ( that is an ancient farm), olive trees surrounded by a wild nature, the blue sea in the background…
We finally end up in the stunning Masseria Mozzone in Montalbano di Fasano. We were surrounded by an ancient olive grove, wheat fields, wild flowers and we were completely absorbed by the sounds and colors of the true Apulian countryside.
It was magical, me and Gianluca will never forget it, thanks also to the amazing work of Andrea…we are so in love with his pics!

Engagement in Apulia - coutryside

Engagement in Apulia - coutryside

Engagement in Apulia - Olive Tree

Engagement in Apulia

Engagement in Apulia

Engagement in Apulia

Engagement in Apulia

Engagement in Apulia

Engagement in Apulia

Engagement in Apulia - trullo

Engagement in Apulia

Engagement in Apulia - trullo

Engagement in Apulia - wild flowers

Engagement in Apulia

Engagement in Apulia

Engagement in Apulia

Engagement in Apulia - Little Chapel

Engagement in Apulia

Engagement in Apulia

Engagement in Apulia

Engagement in Apulia

Are you already in love with Apulia like we are? If you are planning your wedding in this beautiful region and want some inspiration check out our Mood board with the Apulian colours!

Concept: My Italian Wedding Planner
Photographer: Andrea Antohi
Location: Masseria Mozzone

Cecilia and Alessio: A charming Italian wedding in Umbria

Posted on September 14th, 2015 by Silvia

Hi ladies!
Hello wormy September! What a nice month for an Italian wedding…
Today I will share with you a super romantic one…I send a big thank you to Elisa and Marco of Studio26 who send us these beautiful pictures.

Wedding in Umbria

Cecilia and Alessio are a really sweet Italian couple who got married in Umbria, a beautiful region in the centre of Italy. Their wedding was a warm and cozy event between laughs, jokes and emotions…
The love between the two was palpable as you can see from how they look so romantically to each other.
They changed their vows in a stunning little church with suggestive frescos on the walls and an antique wooden sealing. The party continued in the Fattoria Caldese where all the guests, as part of a one big family, had lots of excitement dancing and laughing with the happy couple!
I love the bride Cecilia’s strapless, simple and elegant dress. The floral crown, which was made by the bridesmaids, is a really beautiful detail that complete a really chic and delicate style. Enjoy their story…

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Wedding in Umbria

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bride portrait - Wedding in Umbria

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Wedding in Umbria

Wedding in Umbria

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Italian church wedding - Wedding in Umbria

Italian church wedding - Wedding in Umbria

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Italian church wedding - Wedding in Umbria

Italian church wedding - Wedding in Umbria

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Wedding in Umbria

Wedding in Umbria

Wedding in Umbria

Wedding in Umbria

Wedding in Umbria

Wedding in Umbria

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Wedding in Umbria

Wedding in Umbria

Wedding in Umbria

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Photographers: Elisa Imperi and Marco Cappellano – Studio26
Location: Fattoria Caldese
Projecthair: Parrucchieria Rosy
Flowers decoration: Fior Di Pesca – SNC

Mood board: Fall vineyard wedding inspiration

Posted on September 7th, 2015 by Silvia

Hello sweeties!
September is already arrived so here we are with our monthly inspirational mood board we hope it could be helpful for your future wedding, especially if you are planning a wedding in Italy in this period.
September is an important month in Italy, especially in the Regions like ours where vines have an important role. This is, in fact, the Vendemmia season, that is the period between September and October of the grape harvest that begin the wine making process every year.


colour palette

The colours palette I chose mix graduations from the marsala (a Sicilian wine which gave the name to the colour), green and copper which represents perfectly the colours of the different kinds of grapes as you can see from the following pictures.
A Fall vineyard wedding theme is an original and seasonable event, with lots of possibility of styles to choose and activity to make…

Fall vineyard wedding inspiration


the look

For the look I chose some beautiful dresses in different shade of marsala. Have you ever think about not having a white wedding dress?
For the shoes three stunning pairs….I love the one with laces, unique and elegant!



the flowers

Here a selection of floral arrangement where combines different union of the colour palette. The floral crown in the middle is really lovely with a marked shade of copper that highlight the unique mix of marsala hues.


on the table Cheese cheese cheese! I’m not sure about it but it has become a trend lately to have different kind of cheese wheel put together in the shape of a layered cake….What do you think?



the deco

For the deco you can let your imagination run wild… wine, grapes, barrels, corks, coloured glasses….you name it!
I particulary like the garden setting in the vineyard with pouffes and the vintage wine jug.



Want more inspiration? Check out our Pinterest Board and to see all the mood boards we came up since today visit our Mood Board section!!

Follow My Italian Wedding’s board Vendemmia Wedding Inspiration on Pinterest.

Credits: Vineyard landscapedifferent colour grapes, Castelvetro hillsbridesmaids, white and marsala wedding dresswings shoes, shoes with laces, green shoesbouquetfloral crownbouquet, layered cake, cheese layered cakegrapes sorbetto, bags of grapes, table setting with marsala glass, copper jug,  table setting with red rosevintage wine jug, garden setting.

Borgo San Marco: A rustic venue in Apulia

Posted on August 31st, 2015 by Silvia

Hi ladies!
Summer is on its final days but we feel like we are still in the middle of it! Today we will introducing you a beautiful rustic venue in an amazing region of Italy, Apulia. We are between Fasano and Ostuni in the middle of Salento, surrounded by secular olive tree groves and the Adriatic Sea …
Borgo San Marco is a dreaming and relaxing place, set in a suggestive scenery where you can unbend yourself in the Mediterranean sounds. When I first saw this magical place I remember all the characteristic colours of the Apulia region which I was inspired by for the last mood board: olive green and peach and I felt immediately in love!

wedding venue apulia

wedding venue apulia

Once an ancient fortalice and garrison of the Knights of Malta, Borgo San Marco used to be also a monastic settlement in the twelfth century. Its little church it’s just amazing with beautiful recently restored frescos in the inside.
Imagine yourself walking at the very birth of twilight in this beautiful Masseria, surrounded by the silent of the natural sculptures that are the century old olive and carobs trees… What else? A beautiful swimming pool and a wellness centre… A perfect location, if you are planning a rustic wedding in Apulia!

Wedding venue in Apulia

Wedding venue in Apulia

Wedding venue in Apulia

Wedding venue in Apulia

Wedding venue in Apulia

Borgo San Marco suites are all unique in the colours and style, perfect to forget the chaos of the city and relax in the beautiful Apulian countryside.

Wedding venue in Apulia

Wedding venue in Apulia

Wedding venue in Apulia

Wedding venue in Apulia

To learn about all the history and to have further information about suites and the rest of the facilities, please visit Borgo San Marco’s website! You can also visit our South of Italy venue section for more ideas in this area.


Missing Piece Films: the wedding film of your dream…

Posted on August 10th, 2015 by Silvia

Hello lovely brides and grooms!
How is your planning doing? It is for sure an hard and stressful job but as soon as you live your special day you will forget all the problems you might had.
Today I want to introduce to you Missing Piece Films, videographers and cinematographers based in Riva del Garda on beautiful Lake Garda.
As soon as I watched on of their video, I immediately felt in love with their work. They surely capture all the details, the emotions, the feelings that happen in a wedding and put them together in a stunning sequences of love and elegance.

Only for My Italian Wedding readers they decided to offer a special offer!!

Missing Piece Films will give a 10% discount to the first three couples that book and
confirm their services for their Italian wedding through My Italian Wedding.

Hurry up, the offer is valid till end of September 2015!!


Here some beautiful words from MPF:

Our vision is simple, capturing your story in the most authentic, beautiful and emotional way possible that will inspire all those that watch your film. We love meeting and working with new couples and appreciate that each wedding is unique. We aim to capture all those moments, the laughs, the tears, the smiles and overall joy that emanates from your wedding day.
Please take a look at any of our short wedding videos posted on our website and see if what we do inspires you. If so, we would love to talk to you about your upcoming wedding or other event and capture your story.

And a couple of videos for you to watch and fell in love!

Carolyn and Neal – cinelook from David Stone on Vimeo.

Albert & Barbara – Lanzerac from David Stone on Vimeo.

Did you get emotional too? I did…again…
If you are planning you wedding day in our beloved Italy and you want to capture every little but important moments of your day, Missing Piece Films will make your dream come true!
To watch all the films please visit their website or if you already decided here’s their contact!


Rosie & Tony: A romantic wedding in Ravello

Posted on August 4th, 2015 by Silvia

Hello ladies!

This year summer is really popping here in Italy and I’m so happy about it. It makes you want to stay outside, feeling the sun, enjoy the sounds of nature. In one word: holiday!
So today I will share with you a stunning summer wedding which took place in Ravello, a little town in Campania region on the Amalfi Coast, UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for the panoramic view on the Salerno bay.
The bride Rosie and the groom Tony got married in a beautiful terrace with an amazing view of the bay. Searching for the perfect wedding photographer in Ravello they fell in love with the talented Gianluca Adovasio. Thank you for sending us these beautifull pictures!
The bride’s dress is stunning with a lace see-trough bustier and a semi long train, the groom also really elegant with a blue and black suit and bow tie.
I really love this lovely couple, you feel all the emotion and love of their special day…































Wedding planner: Mario capuano
Photographer: Gianluca Adovasio
Location: Villa Eva Ravello
Band: Freaky trip
Projecthair: Piero Mansi
Make up: Zoe Graham


Mood Board: Olive green and Peach wedding inspiration

Posted on July 27th, 2015 by Silvia

Hello ladies!
It’s time for our monthly appointment with the moodboard wedding inspiration!
A few days ago I was looking back for the million time (I never get tired) to the beautiful pictures of Roger and Remko wedding in Apulia we featured last month. I completely fell in love with the beautiful apulian landscapes, the trulli, the secular olive trees, the colour of the ground.
What’s more rustic and vintage than a olive green and peach, almost terracotta colour palette?
Look at this stunning views of the magnificent Apulia region… A perfect location for a Italian countryside wedding cerimony and full of beautiful spots to take some amazing wedding pictures…

wedding in apulia

Look at this fabolous dress of BHLDN with its tiers of shimmering lace, definetely an alternative gown to get married in! On the right a vintage inspired fabric made of cotton and lace.


tulle wedding dresses

The shoes….I never get tired of shoes… I selected for you a high heel floral velvet Valentino pair and for those who wants a lower heel a vintage olive green pair of stunning shoes!


To complete the look here some options of jewerly. I love the green and peach earrings, a perfect choice for a sofisticated look. What about the cameo ring? Simply dreaming…


For the flowers the olive branches are so perfect and eye-catching. I really love the bouquet in the center, so rustic and elegant with different kinds of flowers and leaves. For the centerpieces and floral decoration  the use of vintage items like the antique scale on the left is a different and original way to create a beautifully personalized style for the reception.


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Getting married in Apulia will give you a lot of choices for decoration items. The Apulia region has a lot of different handmade typical manifactures as those stunning ceramic plates handmade painted and terracotta vases. Another original apulian item is the Pumo, you can see through the plates, rapresents a flower bud blossoming and simbolize luck and fertility in the Apulian tradition. It come in different sizes and can be use for decoration or as a wedding favour for your guests.



Have you already fell in love with the apulian atmosphere? The next step is to get married in Apulia and live an original fairytale!
For more inspirational ideas and picture you can check out our olive green and peach mood board on Pinterest!

Follow My Italian Wedding’s board Olive green and Peach wedding ideas on Pinterest.

Credits: Bari Lungomare, Trullo in the fields, Trullo by becky&ralpho, BHLDN’s dress, Vintage fabric, Couple by the sea, Vintage green dress, Light peach wedding dressValentino shoes, Vintage shoes, Earrings, Cameo ring, Flowers on a scale, Bouquet, Floral crown, Cake with olive crown, Green layered cake, Naked layered cake, Ceramic plates and Pumos, Terracotta vases, Imperial table, Wedding invitation, Table arrangement.

Let the love shine…

Posted on July 20th, 2015 by Silvia

Hello Darlings!
A few weeks ago I completely felt in love with a couple who eloped to get married in Venice. When I saw the pictures by Weddingcity, in particular of their beautiful rings, I tought imediately about writing an inspirational post about it.
So today, for those who are waiting for a proposal or for who is just dreaming about it, I will share a selection of some stunning engagement rings I found around the web.
Searching for some beautiful items to give you some inspiration I got carry away and felt in love to some amazing vintage and art deco rings. I love coloured gemstones as opals, zepphire and emeralds. They are so dreaming and different from the classic diamond. Let’s be honest…I wouldn’t be disappointed if I got a diamond solitaire!!
So here’s the selection of some vintage-unconventional-art deco rings…I must say now I fell like a baby because I want one so bad!



A vintage treasure

Let’s start with a classic but always elegant and magnificent diamond solitaire. I selected a vintage Tiffany & Co. from 1940-50s. A cut transitional round diamond weighing 1.17 carats set in the simple six prong mounting that Tiffany introduced in the 19th century. Dreaming, isin’t it?
Check out all the beautiful antique jewelry in the online store of Erie Basin…I spent hours on their blog!!

Vintage Tiffany & Co. ring


A magic opal

An amazing oval-shaped opal for a captivating art deco ring from the 1930s by Brilliant Earth. I was captured right away by this gemstone, so bright and full of colours!
Oval-shaped opal ring

The circle of love

I particularly love round shape rings with a simple and thin mounting. On the left we have a ruby and diamond ring with a wedding band, on the right a Etsy handmade 14k gold ring combined with nineteen tiny raw diamonds.

Engagement rings

Shapes and colours

Here’s some colourful non-traditional engagement ring I selected for you… I love all the different colours: the green of the emerald, the pink of the sapphire and the red of the ruby.
The last piece I felt in love with is an absolutely treausure art noveau ring from th 1900s with ruby and a spectacular mouting in the shapes of leaves.

Engagement rings


Engagement rings

What about you?  How’s the ring of your dreams?

Credits: Wedding rings and wedding couple in VeniceVintage Tiffany & Co., Oval-shaped opal ringRuby and diamond ring, Gold Raw Diamond Ring, Emerald ring, Deco Aquamarine RingPink sapphire ring, Ruby Stone Ring,  Art Nouveau Ring.


Adornia: every day is a party!

Posted on July 16th, 2015 by Silvia

Hi ladies!
The summer continue to be very warm here in Italy and this makes me happy and make me want to organize a big party! Searching for some original element to use I find out this absolutely cute Italian online shop of party supplies: Adornia.
In Adornia online store you can find all kinds of products to organize a fun and original party, either you are planning a birthday, a christening or a wedding. Stripes straws, floral cups, honeycomb balls …I absolutely love these products!!

Just for My Italian Wedding friends Adornia is willing to give you a special discount of 15% by entering the code “italianwedding15”!!





And if you have to make an unique present, in Adornia online store you can find also some cute items like this album travel, a fun way to collect memories from your holidays. It would also be an original idea for a wedding book!



What are you waiting for? Find out all the amazing products in Adornia’s online store and don’t miss the opportunity to have a 15% discount by entering the code “italianwedding15”!