Who can really blame the likes of A-list celebs Kim Kardashian and George Clooney for choosing the beautiful country of Italy as their wedding destination. Whether in the Tuscan hills, the romantic Verona, or under the bright lights of Rome, this European country is a dream spot for couples all over the world.
When choosing to marry in another country, even another continent, the amount of options and research you have to do is pretty overwhelming. That’s why we have done our best to help you with everything you’ll need to make sure your Italian wedding is planned to perfection. So read on for some incredible recommendations of planners, bridalwear, venues, caterers, photographers and more.
First things first, a bride tends to start thinking about that all-important dress. And since you’re having a beautiful Italian wedding, why not search for an exquisite Italian gown to match? Italy is the fashion capital of Europe – and the world.
Maison Signore should be your first point of call, with 4 boutiques in Italy and a diverse array of bridal collections. Every gorgeous dress is manufactured in Italy and handmade by an experienced tailor and embroiderer. The artesanal skill goes together with research and innovation – the designs blend tradition with modernity, and always set the trends year after year. They are perfect for a fashion-forward bride seeking elegance and chic minimalism. We’re sure you’ll be spoilt for choice!
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When jetting off abroad for your wedding, it’s really important that you seek the help of a destination wedding planner who is local to your chosen location. This means you’ll be able to relax while your fairytale wedding in Italy is planned to perfection! One of our top recommendations in Italy is Giorgia Fantin Borghi, one of the most successful professionals in the Italian wedding industry. Listed by ELLE magazine as “one of the top 5 wedding planners” and by Zankyou Italy as one of the “10 best wedding planners in Milan” – you really can’t go wrong!
Alessandri Giulia is based in Tuscany. Speaking with Alessandri, she told us that the ‘main characteristic is the way I naturally bring love into the event I create and supervise and the way I make it unique by taking inspiration from the land where I was born’. Alessandri Giulia offers the ideal location to celebrate the happiest day of your life in one of the most romantic place in the world: Tuscany. They guarantee a unique and unforgettable Destination Wedding in the most romantic and stunning venues in Tuscany.
Destination Wedding in Rome, also specializes in destination wedding planning. These experts of the Italian capital know all there is to know about the local cuisine and venues, and will ensure your wedding is truly authentic. Italy is the epitome of love and romance, so let this team recreate that with every exquisite detail. Ensuring everything is personal to your needs and requirements, Destination Wedding in Rome is guaranteed to give you the perfect wedding.
As wedding planners & designers, Crachá are the perfect choice, when you’re searching for passionate wedding experts working all over Portugal. They plan weddings for Portuguese couples who live abroad and help foreigners who are in love with Portuguese vineyards and magical historical sites with realizing amazing weddings.
They work as a team of four and are based in Porto. All of them are also in love with the country regions of Portugal and know some of the most beautiful places in the country. They specialize in custom-made services for you and have a great network of wedding professionals who can help you with every tiny detail on the big day!
Now let’s get into the subject of Venues. Your chosen place will be in your memory forever, and you’ll want to give your guests that wow-factor, so here are our top picks:
If you’re looking to tie the knot in the country’s bustling and bright capital, then look no further than Gran Melià Rome. This venue boasts pools, magnificent views, a spa and luscious gardens – just a five-minute walk from the Vatican and Rome’s other major attractions. Indulge in top-quality dining, because like most Italians, these guys put food first. With menus inspired by Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, this place not only looks, but tastes amazing.
Or, check out the majestical Palazzo Boncompagni, a prestigious and historic 14th century mansion. Within the enchanting city of Bologna, just a few steps away from Piazza Maggiore and the marvelous Two Towers, this venue will be unforgettable for you and your guests, right in the vibrating heart of the town. Perfect for an elegant fairytale wedding theme!
The Mencarelli Group are the ones to talk to if you just can’t decide – they have a choice of four amazing hotels, one if which will certainly be ‘the one’. Firstly, there is Hotel Cristallo, located in Santa Maria degli Angeli, a few kilometers from Assisi and close to the Saint Francis’s Portiuncula church. This hotel is equipped for up to 150 guests, with a rooftop courtyard, gardens and bar overlooking stunning views.
Secondly, there is the Bosone Hotel, which is located in the Medieval center of Gubbio, the hotel was built up inside Palazzo Raffaelli with beautiful views over the valley of Gubbio. A stunning venue indeed. There’s also the Hotel Relais Ducale in Gubbio. Here you can discover suspended gardens, a beautiful terrace and more assets to let your guests feel like they’ve traveled to an authentic paradise. This also hotel offers elegant renaissance rooms – the perfect oasis to discover the medieval town, with Gothic buildings, churches and squares.
And lastly but not least, Mencarelli Group also offer the Hotel Villa Montegranelli, south of Gubbio, with a choice of 3 beautiful restaurants and 21 rooms from which you can admire the beauty of the park, the circular Circle Labirint, and also the striking view of the city of Gubbio on the slopes of Mount Igino.