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Getting Married in Italy? Here are 5 Reasons You Should!

Getting Married in Italy?Here are 5 Reasons You Should!

Getting married in Italy, will probably turn out to be one of the best decisions that you’ve ever made in
your entire life and I am going to explain you why.

Have you always dreamed of going to Italy and getting married there, but the timing has never been quite right?If you’re newly engaged, how about having a destination wedding in Italy?

Aside from the fact that it can be a way to
mark “Go to Italy” off of your bucket list, there are tons of benefits that come with making the trip that
you probably have never even thought about before. Until now.

Here are the five reasons why we say Italy is a perfect location for you!

1 There are tons of romantic wedding spots.

Italy has the reputation for being one of the most romantic
places in the world. A part of it is because it has so many venues and locations where couples can
exchange their vows. Some of our personal favorites include having an outdoor wedding in Tuscany
among the rolling hills and castles, on a clifftop at the Amalfi Coast and perhaps on a boat in Lake Como.

2 It’s ideal for a spring or fall wedding.

You definitely have to take airfare into consideration, but if you’ve
always wanted to get married in the spring or fall, that’s just one more reason to consider Italy. From
September-March, airfare tends to be lower. However, if you want to spend the holidays there, be
prepared to pay significantly more (lots of people like Italy at Christmas!). Our personal advice would to
be to opt for a fall wedding. September and October are affordable when it comes to travel and also
extremely gorgeous when it comes to scenery. As a bonus, grapes are ripe in the fall which makes for
some truly delicious wine to toast to.

3 You can honeymoon there as well.

Say that you are also considering getting married in the United
States. If you were to do that, you might end up spending a significant amount of money on your
wedding and then on a honeymoon in another location. Not so in Italy! After saying your “I dos”, you
can then stay a week touring it. As far as hotels go, our top picks include the Hotel Caesar Augustus in
Capri, Hotel Caruso in Ravello and Hotel Santa Caterina in Amalfi (the cliff side views are breathtaking!).

4 There are plenty of things to do.

You might want to cozy up in your hotel the entire a time, and really,
who could blame you? But if you do want to get out and do a bit of sightseeing, Italy will not disappoint.
There are historic places in Rome, Venice, Florence, Vernazza and Manarola to keep you fully
entertained, not to mention the world-renowned restaurants in each place.

5 It’s can become a sentimental and memorable tradition.

If you are thinking to get married at a church or hotel in your own city, chances are you wouldn’t think the return there year after year. After all, you are able
to see that spot any time that you wanted to. But if you are planning  to get married in Italy? Could you just
imagine making it the place that you return on your anniversary every year, each time with something
new to see and do? Italy is one place, hands down, that you won’t regret going to: for your wedding and
as a way to celebrate and commemorate your love in the years to follow!

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Wedding in Puglia the perfect location for you wedding in the South of Italy

Once you get to see Puglia with your own eyes you fall in love with this region forever.

Apulia, or Puglia in Italian, with it’s amazing sea-to- sky views:

clear blue water and stunning white-sand beaches is also rich in local flavour.

Scenic landscapes and pristine nature blend here with the
traces of beautiful baroque history and truly Italian spirit. Located at the heel of Italy’s boot, this
southern region is stretched along the Mediterranean sea. There are many comfortable villas
and hotels that can accommodate any number of guests. If you prefer celebrity-style chic
wedding, you may want to explore the Borgo Egnazia Resort, where Jessica Biel and Justin
Timberlake tied the knot. But no matter which venue you choose, your guests will remember
your wedding in Puglia as the wonderful vacation, the time for which they said goodbye to their
daily lives and dived into beautiful Italian culture and laid-back lifestyle.

Beach Wedding

There is a good chance you are already inspired by the romantic beach wedding photos, just
think for a moment that you and your fiancee could get even better ones. How beautiful would it
look and how incredible will you feel when repeating your vows standing so close to the sea!
Italian law requires couples to get married in church or in city hall, but because Puglia is not yet
crowded by tourists, you may be able to arrange an additional symbolic ceremony on the beach
after the official marriage procedure.
Another good reason to choose Puglia for your wedding is the weather. It gets warm early in the
southern part of Italy. The average temperature in March is around 20 degrees.

Wedding in Puglia – Gastronomy

Apulia is famous for its’ wine and olive oil. This region is actually called “wine cellar of Europe”.
While you are here you and your guests will enjoy Italian kitchen, which means not only pizza
and pasta, but also seafood, lasagna, cheeses, local fruits… the list can go on and on. Make
sure to drink plenty of local coffee and eat a lot of ice cream too.

Wedding in Puglia – Attractions

Perfect white-sand beaches are located in Salento Area. But although they are beautiful, this is
not the only reason to opt for wedding in Puglia. Puglia is still developing as a tourist
destination, but for a curious traveller this region has a lot to offer. Trulli zone, the area in the
city of Alberobello, has even been declared UNESCO World Heritage site. Trullis are unique
conical houses that you won’t find anywhere else. Bari is another town that deserves attention, it
is the biggest town in Puglia and has a lot to amaze you. There is very interesting historic centre
with narrow streets, and also a lot of bars, restaurants and shops, not to mention scenic
promenade, old castle and the Church of Saint Nicolas. The Castel Del Monte is also a must-
see attraction in Puglia. It was build in 13th century and has unusual octagonal shape. The
Baroque city of Lecce is a place in southern Puglia that deserves attention as well as the small
seaside towns.
Puglia which still can be called undiscovered region is great for a very special and very Italian-
styled celebration. Couples come here to feel the enchanting atmosphere of Puglia, discover
stunning postcard-like views of the sea, taste delicious gastronomy and wine, and enjoy visiting
ancient cities. Your guests will keep perfect memories of your Wedding and so will you and your
fiancé.

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How to get married in Italy a step by step guide for US citizens

An easy step guide to follow on how to get married in Italy

If you are looking for something more interesting than traditional wedding at your local church,
Italy is a perfect destination.

The country of amore with it’s scenic locations is a popular choice
among American celebrities. George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin, Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes,
Emily Blunt & John Krasinski, Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake — they all chose romantic Italian
cities for the wedding ceremony. But you don’t have to be a Movie Star to tie the knot in Italy.
I’m going to tell you what exactly do you need to do.

1.Choose a destination

Whether you prefer scenic lake view, beach wedding or romantic historical landscapes, you are
able to find all of that in Italy. So your first step is to decide in which city you would like to get
married. Next, contact the authorities of the city or talk to the Priest who will marry you. Although
most rules are the same state-wide, there are some differences between city laws. Double
check the list of required documents and ask if the banns posting requirement can be waived.
There is a provision that once Italian couple decides to get married, the announcement should
be posted in the town hall for a certain period of time (from several days to two consecutive
weeks). But since you and your spouse-to- be are not Italian residents this rule may be waived.

2. Gather your documents

In the US

First of all, you need to have passports and birth certificates with you. If this is not a first
marriage for you or your spouse, then an evidence of termination of the previous marriage is
also required. All the documents need to be translated into Italian by a certified translator and
verified by Italian Consulate. You will also need an Atto Notorio from both the bride and the
groom — an oath sworn that you are allowed to get married under US law. The sworn has to be
made in front of two witnesses and Italian consul if made in the USA. If you have any questions,
consular employees might be able to help you. They usually are very friendly and respond to
emails well, so locate your nearest consulate and don’t be shy to ask.
Your last step in the US is to get an Apostile stamp on your original documents and translations
in order for your documents to be legally valid in Italy. The Apostile can be obtained from the
Secretary of State in the State the documents were issued.

In Italy

Other documents required by Italian law are Nulla Osta Form, this form confirms that you are
free to get married, and Declaration of Intentions. After arriving in Italy you will have to visit the
nearest Consular Section and sign the Nulla Osta form in front of the Consul. The Declaration of
Intention to Marry is usually required by Civil Registrar and needs to be signed at least two days
before the wedding.

3. Enjoy the wedding of your dreams!

Italian landscapes and city views are perfect for an amazing wedding photoshoot, these are the
memories to be kept forever! Whether you choose a classic church ceremony for your nuptials
or prefer a civil marriage, both are fairly easy to arrange here in Italy. Italian law requires that
you bring two witnesses to the ceremony. If no one in your group speaks Italian, an interpreter is
mandatory.
Here is a tip: if you don’t want to bring witnesses with you and your dream is to run away with
your future spouse and have a quiet marriage, you can ask your interpreter and a photographer
to witness at the ceremony.

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Destination Wedding in Italy

Destination Wedding in Italy a few tips why It might be the best choise for your wedding in  Italy. With its beaches, historical buildings, luxury villas and vineyards, is a perfect choice for a
destination wedding.Well, would you expect to hear anything else from an Italian? I’m
absolutely biased, but as a local I can share a lot of valuable information with you. Italy offers
plenty of interesting locations, so deciding where exactly your wedding will take place might
actually be a tough choice.

So which destination should you choose for your wedding day in Italy?

There are may places to choose and any of them has his own caratteristic.
Let’s mention only a few:

Amalfi Coast Wedding

The Amalfi Coast is probably the hottest wedding destination in Italy. Many couples come here
to get married because of the scenic sea views, beautiful old towns and outstanding
gastronomy. There is very little rain in the summer, so the chances of great weather on your
wedding day are high. There are Ravello, Amalfi, Positano and not to forget Capri among the
most popular wedding destinations on the Amalfi Coast. But your options don’t end there — this
region has so many beautiful little towns that it is hard to name them all. Naples Airport is just
within 1 hour drive and Rome is within 3 hours from the Amalfi coast.

Sorrento Wedding

If you’re in love with Amalfi Coast but worried about whether your guests will find enough things
to do, choose a venue near Sorrento. It is a small town with a unique spirit and there are many
artisan stores, beautiful gardens and, of course, bars and restaurants. Museo Correale di
Terranova, with its collection of beautiful Neapolitan paintings, is well worth checking out and if
you or some of your guests are staying longer than a couple of days, you can take a trip to the
ancient town of Pompeii, Vesuvius or the other Bay of Naples, all of which are fairly close. There
are also boat excursions to the nearby romantic islands.

Rome Wedding

Rome is full of ancient treasuries and masterpieces of Roman art and architecture and is
another great location for your wedding. If you’re looking for a civil wedding ceremony in Rome,
you can choose between three town halls: Campidoglio or Caracalla wedding halls and Villa
Lais. Campiglio is located next to an old church and is the perfect backdrop for your Italian
wedding photographs. Villa Lais is a smaller place and may be the best choice if you don’t want
to have a big wedding. Caracalla is famous for great acoustics and it is possible to have music
during your wedding ceremony. The choice of entertainment and wedding venues here in the
capital of Italy is huge, so the availability of a great place to get married shouldn’t be something
to stress about.

Venice Wedding

What about getting married in one of the most romantic cities in the world? Venice is widely
known for its unique canals, art and architecture. It is a fairly expensive city, but it is totally worth
it. In reality Venice is even more romantic than you could imagine from photos and movies you
might have seen. Fabulous churches and palaces, delicious seafood and spectacular landmarks
make Venice a perfect wedding destination.

Lake Garda Wedding

If you prefer a lakeside wedding, Lake Garda is a good choice. It is the biggest lake in Italy with
many beaches and scenic locations. Venice and Milan are within two hours’ drive and there are
excursions to both cities almost every day. Civil wedding ceremonies can be held in many small
towns surrounding the lake and even at the charming Malcesine and Torri Del Benaco castles.
While you are here, you can also visit Verona, the town of Romeo and Juliet.

 

Tuscan Wedding

Another popular wedding destination is Tuscany, the region of arts and culture. The birthplace
of the Renaissance, Tuscany is also known for its great wine, so make sure to visit local
vineyards while you are here. The high season lasts from April to November, but it may still be a
little chilly for using an outdoor pool until June or July. The choice for wedding venues in
Florence, one of the most beautiful Tuscan cities, is nearly limitless, so you should be able to
find a good place for any size of wedding.
In fact, nearly any small town in Italy offers plenty of scenic locations for your wedding
ceremony, reception and, of course, your wedding photoshoot.

Would you like to get more tips on your wedding destination in the sunny italy for you wedding day?

Contact me,I will be very pleased to help you out!

Wedding in Capri on the Amalfi Coast

Wedding in Capri on the Amalfi Coast

On the most important day of their life, Paul and Alissa chose an exceptional resort, not unexpectedly chosen by many V.I.P., to honor and celebrate the sacred bond of marriage. Not paying at all costs and organizing everything in the slightest detail, the couple wanted me to immortalize those magical moments. With my photos I hope to have communicated the joyful and tender atmosphere of the day not only through the photographs of the ceremony, but above all by immortalizing the space, the green, the sea, the colors and the structure where the guests could join the couple in their most beautiful day and make the day so unforgettable. The most beautiful photos are not only those in which the promise of love is sealed, but also those in which the protagonists are taken in moments of euphoria or during the preparations, all framed by the images of the wonderful frescoes of the chapel that suggest anyone admire.

The unforgettable day

The day so long awaited by the newlyweds, it was a bit rocambolesca, in fact, the couple coming from England exclusively to celebrate the wedding in that lovely place: the guests actually had some confusion at the airport due to the lack of delivery of suitcases , which has squeezed the programs for a few hours, but the competent masters of the Villa, have masterfully mastered the arrangements so as to relieve the problems of the guests and the couple in the party. However, the party has proved itself to the highest expectations, the many guests recalled the happiest moments spent with the groom and the bride, the emotion was so much and the visibly palpable happiness. Finally, the dance gave everyone the opportunity to enjoy themselves and celebrate the end of the dazzling day before Paul and Alissa retired, letting the other people continue to enjoy themselves happily.

wedding photos Chris & Helen

In the middle of the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is a beautiful and unique location, surrounded by the sea, the green of the trees and the colors of the flowers. Chris and Helen are an English couple, who have decided to marry right in the center of Amalfi, in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, celebrating with our wine and eating our best dishes.

One of the most special moments was undoubtedly the ceremony that followed the civil ceremony with parents and close relatives. This rite symbolizes the union of the two families and the marriage of the spouses to one another’s family.

The bride and groom asked us for a photographic reportage service, without any pictures built, giving us full freedom to portray the various moments of their marriage in our own way.