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Best time of the year to get married in Italy

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Hello future brides and grooms!

If you are considering to get married in Italy but you have still some doubts when is the best time of the year, you are in the right place!

Italy is a great country for a destination wedding and offers infinite type of styles, venues and atmosphere. Today we will talk about different wedding locations all around the country and the best season to plan your wedding there.

For an Italy lover like me, I would say every day is the best time to have a wedding in this country but of course there are some aspects to have in mind. The most common questions are: which month is the perfect one? Will it be too warm? Will there be a lot of tourists? In this post I will try to answer all these questions. To begin with I will tell you some ground facts about getting married in Italy:

  • The wedding season usually runs from late April till the end of October and most of the wedding take place in this period.
  • The warmest month of the year is August and usually people would discourage you to get married in this month (avoid the week of the 15th August, it’s Ferragosto, the most popular national holiday in Italy and it’s more likely that everything is fully booked and the roads really crowded).
  • If you are willing to get married out of the wedding season, you might save some money because in general vendors could offer you some discounts.

So here is our timetable divided by season, in which you will find the best wedding location to have your Italian wedding.

Elopement in Venice Ph by Nastja Kovacec Photography

Winter

If you are a winter lover your ideal wedding is surrounded by some stunning mountains covered in pure white snow. Italy offers some spectacular mountain ranges, like the Dolomites, UNESCO Heritage in the North of Italy. Find out our top wedding venues in the Dolomites and get some inspiration…

wedding in the Dolomites Ph by No Limit Picture

winter bouquet Ph by Serena Genovese

Spring

With the spring begins the wedding season in Italy, so if you are planning to get married in this period I suggest you to start looking minimum six month before. In this season I would recomend the big cities of arts and love.

Venice is one of the most romantic cities of the world and it is a perfect choice for those who are looking for romance and elegance. Here you can have either a civil or symbolic ceremony in some stunning Palazzos decorated with the unique Venetian style and in some exclusive wedding venues all around the city.
A Gondola ride is a romantic activity to do with your bride/groom, or you could take a water taxi and do a tour of the remote venetian islands, such as Murano, Burano and Torcello! In any case both are a perfect way to visit Venice in a different point of view and I’m sure you would really like it.

wedding in Venice Photo by Aljosa Videtic

wedding in gondola Ph by Weddingcity

Birthplace of the Renaissance the city of Florence will overwhelmed you with its beauty. Not to mention the beautiful countryside of Tuscany close to hand. Here you can have your ceremony in an amazing city where art is all around, a dreaming backdrop for your day!!
For the reception and the party a nice idea is to move to the beautiful Tuscan countryside, such as Siena or Monteriggioni, where the view will simply amaze you and your guests.

Florence

venue in tuscany Tenuta di Papena

Every street lead to Rome, maybe the most famous Italian city in the world. You won’t find the same atmosphere anywhere else. It is a place full of story and romance. Here you can have your Vespa drive and have your romantic journey like Audrey Hepburn did in her Roman Holiday!!

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Summer

When I think of an Italian wedding in summer my heart goes to a countryside location. This season is perfect for an al fresco wedding ceremony and reception set in some amazing venues.

My favourite location are the Venetian villa in the Veneto countryside. You can have a stunning bucolic background in an elegant and historical venue. The perfect place for the wow effect you are looking for!

Searching for some info to get married in this region? Check out this list of amazing options for your Wedding in Veneto

wedding in veneto countryside Ph by Nastja Kovacec Photography

If you are thinking of your guests and what they can do through the days before and after the wedding I would advise the region Friuli Venezia Giulia with a strategic position near both the mountains and the sea.

wedding-in-torcello_0024 Ph by Mauro Pozzer

Autumn

Autumn is a fascinating season. Summer is almost finish, colours are changing and the sun has a different light. A great option for you is to get married in some location surrounded by vineyards or olive groves. September is the month of the grape harvest and this could be a nice leitmotiv for  your wedding.

Autumn is the perfect season to get married in the South of Italy. It is still warm but not too much, there are less tourist and there are more option for you to book easily your wedding venue. The options are so many and each amazing. I really love the Puglia region, it has uniques landscape and a vintage and rustic atmosphere. Not to mention the trulli buildings, like the one in the picture, and the masserie, amazing wedding location.

Puglia Ph by Andrea Antohi

Want to know more about this region? Go and get inspired at the page Weddings in Apulia

Still not sure about the best time of the year to get married in Italy? Leave a comment and we will try to help you!

Top Italian wedding venue in the Dolomites

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Hi ladies!

Winter is finally arrived here in Italy bringing a lot of snow…I have the fortune to look out the window and see all the mountains painted in white and it is so spectacular and inspiring! So today we will discover some of the most stunning venue for your Italian wedding in the Dolomites Mountain…if you are thinking of getting married by the sea, after seeing these amazing places you won’t be so sure about it!

The Dolomites are a mountain range in Northeast Italy developing in three different region, Trentino Alto-Adige, Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia. Their majesty, as you can see from the pictures, is unmistakeable and are absolutely a unique background for a romantic wedding in Italy.

View of the Dolomites

Sring in the Dolomites

A wedding in the mountain can take place in different kinds of surroundings. I selected for you three option to get inspired for your wedding in the Dolomites, enjoy!

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Iris & Werner: A winter wedding in the Dolomites

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Hello ladies!

Time really flies, I cannot believe it’s already February…It seems yesterday we were talking about the amazing summer we had here in Italy!! Even if winter is not a busy wedding period, it is a wonderful time to get married!
In Italy there are some really nice places you could have your special day…
Today we will travel to the amazing Dolomites panorama with the wedding in the snow of Iris and Werner who got married in Trentino Alto-Adige region.
This is our first real wedding feature of the year and we couldn’t begin in a better way!
A big thank you to Lene Photography for sharing with us these amazing pitures…

Winter wedding in the Dolomites

Winter wedding in the Dolomites

Winter wedding in the Dolomites

Winter wedding in the Dolomites

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A cozy wedding venue in the Piemonte countryside

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Hi ladies!
The time of our last 2015 post has arrived and we thought to save it for a little jewel…a stunning Italian wedding venue.  If you missed some of them don’t worry, you can find all of them by visiting our Wedding location section!

A wedding venue like a French Mansion

This is for sure a magical place, Cà Alfieri al Trenta is a cozy chic-vintage b&b in Piemonte Region in the north of Italy.

Wedding Venue in Piemonte

Wedding Venue in Piemonte

Wedding Venue in Piemonte

The venue is an elegant XVIII century house, at the feet of the Savoia castle of Govone, surrounded by the hills of Langhe. With its really romantic rooms with original frescos and antique furniture, Cà Alfieri al Trenta bring you back in time to a French mansion atmosphere.  A perfect location to plan a cozy and elegant wedding with a retro-antique style and enjoy a dreaming and relaxing stay.

Wedding Venue in Piemonte

 

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A vintage dream venue in Marche coutryside

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Hello everyone!
It’s almost December and it’s pretty cold here in Italy… Just a few posts remaing till the end of the year and today I would like to share with you a little corner of Italy you are going to love! When you are searching for the perfect wedding location you need to focused on several things like the style, the mood, the budget, the service.. for sure not an easy task. For the today venue we will travel to Marche, a beautiful region in the centre of Italy.
You know we absolutely love vintage style so we chose a wonderful venue that would be perfect for a vintage and country chic inspired wedding!

Vintage wedding venue in Italy

Vintage wedding venue in Italy

Villa Tereze Holiday House is a unique place – an estate featuring a villa, guest house and art foundation – all surrounded by woodlands, an olive grove, and incredible views. As you can see from these dreaming pictures, Villa Tereze, is composed by two restored building of 1800s that combine a rustic style given by the original structure and a modern-design centered in the interior.

Vintage wedding venue in Italy

Vintage wedding venue in Italy

 

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A vintage and decadent bridal shoot in Macerata

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Hi ladies!
Today I feel nostalgic, so I decided to share with you a beautiful wedding shoot which took place in the beautiful Macerata in the Marche region.
The stunning location Società Filarmonico Drammatica is an old palace of the late 19th Century, once a cultural society for aristocracy and bourgeoisie. These magical pictures of Vanessa Illi make you go back in time as you were invited to a ballet prima in the 30s!
Federica of Honey and Cinnamon Italian Wedding Planner did a great job, all the details are very thoughtful and a perfect match to a vintage-decadent style embellish with a elegant touch of a retro shade of gold.
I absolutely love the look of the model Isabella… from the vintage hairstyle to the simple but powerful makeup. For the jewellery the choice of pearls is perfect. I adore the ring and the pearls in the table centrepieces.
What about the bouquet? Simply beautiful… The shape and the selection of flowers and colours represent perfectly the vintage-decadent style of this shooting.

Bridal shooting in Macerata - Italy

Bridal shooting in Macerata - Italy

Bridal shooting in Macerata - Italy

 

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Our selection of industrial wedding venue in Italy

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Hello sweeties!
We noticed you really liked the industrial wedding shoot we shared last week! We want always continue to inspire you and find the unusual, the original touch that could give a certain je ne sais quoi to your wedding!
So for the today’s post we talk again about the industrial theme, focusing on the location… We have searched all around Italy and found some amazing industrial venues, here’s our selection!

Filanda Motta – Veneto

Once a spinning mill, Filanda Motta is a perfect example of industrial architecture. Due to the crisis of the 1930s and the world wars the mill stopped working around 1960 and was then abandoned. Nowadays thanks to the restoration of a cultural club Filanda Motta hosts several events, from exhibitions, fashion shows to weddings. The main characteristic, which I really like, are the big windows and the beautiful cotto tile floor. You can see also some pictures of the spinning mill before it was closed, really suggestive…
Filanda Motta is perfect for those who are looking for an industrial venue but don’t want to renounce to the countryside element.

Industrial wedding venue - Filanda Motta

Industrial wedding venue - Filanda Motta

Industrial wedding venue - Filanda Motta

Industrial wedding venue - Filanda Motta

Industrial wedding venue - Filanda Motta

Stazione Leopolda – Tuscany

The stazione leopolda was a real railroad station built in 1848 in Firenze named in honour of the reigning Grand Duke. It is a really unique venue with a huge and impressive structure and a capturing industrial style. It is the ideal venue for a big wedding. Like most of every industrial venue, Stazione Leopolda gives you the possibility to create freely lots of different styles and setting for your wedding, that is a really great opportunity!

Industrial wedding venue - Stazione Leopolda

Industrial wedding venue - Stazione Leopolda

Industrial wedding venue - Stazione Leopolda

Industrial wedding venue - Stazione Leopolda

Fabbrica Borroni

Born in the end of 1800 as a toy factory, Fabbrica Borroni is a original location in Bollate, a few minutes from Milan. An artistic venue defined by an industrial past but in a modern contest. In Fabbrica Borroni you can find also some unique and marvelous wall paintings as you can see from the pictures. An ideal venue for a metropolitan and cultural wedding focused on contemporary art and design.

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Industrial wedding venue - Fabbrica Borroni

Industrial wedding venue - Fabbrica Borroni

Industrial wedding venue - Fabbrica Borroni

Fabbrica Saccardo

Fabbrica Saccardo is an industrial complex built at the end of 1800. It was renewed accurately maintaining the original architecture but giving a modern touch. Its interior is stunning with beautiful iron columns. On the outside you might have many opportunity to take some amazing pictures thanks also to the green surroundings. I would love to see a minimal chic wedding set in this outstanding venue…would you?

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Industrial wedding venue - Fabbrica Saccardo

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Officine del volo – Lombardia

Located in Milan, Officine del volo is part of the historic former aeronautical plant Caproni. An outstanding venue characterized by used materials and a unique design.

Industrial wedding venue - Officine del volo

Industrial wedding venue - Officine del volo

 

Credits: Filanda Motta: photo 1, photo 2, photo 3, photo 4, photo 5, photo 6, photo 7, photo 8, photo 9, photo 10Stazione Leopolda: photo 1, photo 2, photo 3, photo 4, photo 5, photo 6, photo 7,  – Fabbrica Borroniphoto 1, photo 2, photo 3, photo 4, photo 5 – Fabbrica Saccardophoto 1, photo 2, photo 3, photo 4, photo 5, photo 6, photo 7 – Officine del volo: photo 1, photo 2

A decadent industrial shooting in Murano

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Hi ladies!
Last week we shared with you a mood board inspired by a decadent-industrial style…for the alternative brides out there! We love this theme so much that last winter we found an old building and we took some photos…yes, we kept it secret until now…autumn is here and it matching perfectly this time of the year…
Thanks to Monia Merlo for capturing these magic place and the amazing team who worked in that cold day!

Shooting in Murano - My Italian Wedding ph by Monia Merlo

Nested in Murano, one of the most remote islands in Venice, there is an ancient and unique district of creative minds producing glass wonders.
You would never imagine that those fascinating old buildings, that we have admired many times in our traveling for one wedding or another, give shelter to such an amazing treasure of glasses of different shapes and colours.
We tried and succeed to be special guests in one of them and had the pleasure to set an unusual wedding shoot.
The shooting’s theme was based on the building features – a decadent look, warm dark colours such as rust, dark reds and brown with a touch of white and blush (to contrast the others). All within a minimal setting.
This was applied to the dresses choice too – a pale pink dress, with simple lines which contrasted the model’s red long hair; and an unconventional rust flower patterned skirt with a lace black top.
The choice of flowers was easy…we wanted something delicate, elegant and loose…so we decided to go for white ranunculus.

Shooting in Murano - My Italian Wedding ph by Monia Merlo

Shooting in Murano - My Italian Wedding ph by Monia Merlo

Shooting in Murano - My Italian Wedding ph by Monia Merlo

Shooting in Murano - My Italian Wedding ph by Monia Merlo

Shooting in Murano - My Italian Wedding ph by Monia Merlo

Shooting in Murano - My Italian Wedding ph by Monia Merlo

Shooting in Murano - My Italian Wedding ph by Monia Merlo

Shooting in Murano - My Italian Wedding ph by Monia Merlo

Shooting in Murano - My Italian Wedding ph by Monia Merlo

Shooting in Murano - My Italian Wedding ph by Monia Merlo

Shooting in Murano - My Italian Wedding ph by Monia Merlo

Shooting in Murano - My Italian Wedding ph by Monia Merlo

Shooting in Murano - My Italian Wedding ph by Monia Merlo

Shooting in Murano - My Italian Wedding ph by Monia Merlo

Shooting in Murano - My Italian Wedding ph by Monia Merlo

Shooting in Murano - My Italian Wedding ph by Monia Merlo

Photographer: Monia Merlo
Concept: Sylvie and Stefania, My Italian Wedding Planner
Location: Nason Moretti
Dress: Atelier Anna Fuca’
Flowers: Sofia Barozzi, Il Profumo dei Fiori 
Hair and makeup artist: Marcela Bantea
Rentals: Noeliya
Jewellery: Meda Orafi

Chiara and Andrea: A colourful save the date in Burano

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Hello sweeties!
I know many of you are in Autumn mood already but we can’t miss sharing this colourful summer shooting we organised last June!

Not sure if you remember but we launched a small competition for a couple to win a shooting taken by our friend and talented photographer Aljosa Videtic…well, Chiara and Andrea (aka Brolli) won it!
We know Venice quite well and we know places that are not so popular. One of them is the little island of Burano, a few minutes away from Venice. It is a small fishermen village known for its beautiful coloured houses…so we thought it would have been the perfect place for this summer save the date!
Chiara and Andrea liked the idea and joined us in probably one of the hottest days of the summer…if was so much fun!!!

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Wedding in Burano

Have you ever thought of having you wedding in an unusual place like Burano? We have all the right information for you!

Concept & planning: My Italian Wedding Planner
Photographer: Aljosa Videtic
Bride & Goom: I brolli
Proms: Noeliya
Hair & Makeup: Paola Giancola

Our top selection of churches for your Italian wedding

Monday, September 28th, 2015

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.