The USA does not lack amazing places for fairytale weddings, that’s for sure. But there’s something so special about travelling abroad to Europe for a destination wedding, and in particular, the most romantic country of all: Italy. Italy has beautiful lakes, coastlines, cities, countryside and vineyards that are perfect for unforgettable weddings, but our favourite region is, by far, Tuscany.
Tuscany’s capital city is Florence, an enchanting place that’s also home to world renowned Renaissance art and architecture, such as Michelangelo’s “David” statue, Botticelli’s works, and the Duomo basilica. A simple stroll in the streets, hand in hand with your loved one, will take you on a romantic journey through years of culture and charm built into one city. In Florence you will find a plethora of boutique hotels for an intimate city wedding, one that oozes glamour, elegance and authenticity. The iconic leaning tower of Pisa is also a main attraction of Tuscany, situated in the Romanesque city of Pisa.
The region of Tuscany is a diverse natural landscape since it encompasses rugged mountains, the beaches of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the olive groves and vineyards of Chianti. This means you won’t be stuck for an absolutely beautiful view as the back drop of your alfresco vows.
Something that attracts so many destination wedding couples to the region of Tuscany is that it’s considered the wine region of Italy. So, if you’re a couple that appreciates great taste, then you can wow your guests with both the views and the delicious wines. There’s the infamous Chianti, and other immersive winery experiences such as Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano, Vernaccia di san Gimignano, and Carmignano.
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Planning a beautiful vineyard wedding abroad isn’t easy without the help of dedicated wedding planners who know the area. So let us recommend you a couple that will turn your destination wedding dreams into a reality.
First up, Marianna Micheli specialises in planning and co-ordinating vineyard weddings in the Tuscan hills. With her help, you can do away with tradition by choosing a wine route for your guests in the beautiful countryside, with rustic style and sophistication. Marianna trained with the best of the best, and has a unique organisational capacity when it comes to events, where nothing is left to chance. She loves her job simply because she feels honoured to organise the most important part of any love story, and so would be very happy to take on your destination wedding.
Another top wedding planner for destination weddings in Italy is Italian Allegria. Couples all over the world have been helped with the organisation of their Italian wedding by this team for over 18 years, so you can definitely entrust your special day in them. Headed by Cristina Rocco, Italain Allegria will take care of everything: decoration, music, menu, venue and more. They have a great knowledge of some of the most charming venues in every region of Italy, so will help you choose the most perfect country house, villa or vineyard in beautiful Tuscany.
Another amazing possibility when marrying abroad in somewhere like Tuscany is the fact that you’re already in a romantic honeymoon spot. Cristina Rocco could even help you enjoy spa or golf experiences, winery tours, art museums or even a personalised shopping tour.
As well as top wedding planners, delicious wines, and incomparable landscapes, Tuscany also offers guests and visitors a unique gastronomic experience. Famous for its quality local produce, such as meats and cheese, you can indulge in delicious salami and antipasti with your wines. Expect simple yet delicious seasonal dishes and award-winning chefs, wherever you host your wedding in the region.
If this isn’t enough to persuade you to take the plunge and jet off to Italy for your wedding, then we don’t know what is! Tuscany offers a blend of expansive landscapes, luxury food and wines, rustic villages and romantic cities, and the whole experience will be made so much easier with our recommended wedding planners.