Romantic destination wedding in Italy
Seeking Italian romanticism? Whether you head to Venice, Rome or Florence, you will enter in the land of Love…
You are looking for the perfect location for your destination wedding and, of course, you are thinking about Italy! Having your destination wedding in Italy feels like being inside a classic Italian movie: elegant, romantic and magic. In addition to experiencing a totally unique adventure impossible to find at home, it’s the perfect scenario for couples who wants to combine their destination wedding with some relax holidays. Furthermore, celebrating your love in Italy will allow you to enjoy the excitement of a real wedding without the pressure of organizing a big event at home.
Maybe you are not sure exactly where in Italy? Venice, Rome or Florence are the most popular locations for a destination wedding in Italy. Even though these cities are very different one from the other, they will make your dream come true: to celebrate your Love your way! Whether you want your ceremony to happen in a gondola in Venice or in front of the coliseum in Rome or in a Tuscan rose garden in Florence, at Love Gracefully we are specialized in creating your dream destination wedding in Italy! So, let us know what your dream is about and we’ll make it happen!
In the next chapter below, we’ll explain you the main differences between Venice, Florence and Rome. Love Gracefully has been meticulously organizing over 400 Italian destination weddings since 2009. To be sure your dreamed destination wedding comes true we have gathered the best photographers, videographers, celebrants, make-up artists, florists in each of these cities! So, in addition to experiencing a totally unique adventure impossible to find at home, you will have photos or videos that you will keep forever. The idea is that your destination wedding is all about you and your dream. Our job is to make it happen.
Cities to choose from in Italy
Venice is more than an island, the entire city is on water. As you come to Venice to celebrate your marriage, you’ll fill the romanticism that comes with the waters all around you: everything is organized to be transportated by boat. People travel with their boats, there are no cars, so there’s no traffic!
Locals love to walk around, or ride their boats to go to the office, to do shopping or take the kids to school. A bit as if you were on a floating city…
Lovers like you can experience the uniqueness of Venice’ history, the beauty of its palaces and the ancient architecture of its buildings. Because you’ll be in a city that has remained intact over the centuries, you will feel something unique during your destination wedding in Venice. A bit as if you were a princess…
Because you come to Venice to celebrate your love, you will also fall in love with Venice’ beauty. So much history and art packed in a small island will give you the possibility to enrich your culture and discover something new at every corner. A bit as if you were travelling in time…
Once a republic called The Serenissima, Venice inspired many poetries and writers over the centuries. its beauty and uniquieness, its mistery and its romantic style are a gift for those who aren’t afraid to get lost in its small streets and wish to have their eyes filled with wonder. A bit like you were a true Venetian…
Please click on our Venice link on top of this paragraph to find more about our Venice locations.
Florence is the capital city of Tuscany region; it’s clearly the Jewel of Italian renaissance.As such Florence offers the opportunity to experience moments of timeless elegance that will bring an added value to your ceremony. With its unmistakable style and that intrinsic romanticism that envelops and overwhelms you in a second, Florence will give you and the guests of your destination wedding (if any) moments of unforgettable magic!
There are places in the world with intrinsic charm, Florence is one of them. If one closes his/her eyes and thinks of Florence, it is inevitable to hear a sweet music in the background, to smell a good and intense perfume or to perceive the taste of a delicious dish. It is inevitable to feel catapulted into a magical reality among boulevards full of people who elegantly whisper phrases with that captivating and intriguing Italian accent. In Florence, it is inevitable to feel to be part of the History of the world. Every corner reminds of history, every terrace offers a unique and unforgettable view. No wonder that Kim Kardashian married her rapper husband Kanye West in a lavish ceremony at Forte di Belvedere in Florence!
The beauty of the Duomo, Florence Cathedral, the fantastic sunsets of the Piazzale Michelangelo, the cobblestone streets of the old town, are a few of the many attractions that the city will offer you for your marriage. Whether your dream Florence destination wedding is on an outdoor terrace with a 360° view on the city or in a Tuscan rose garden overlooking the entire city or in a garden in the heart of the old town, next to the famous Uffizi Gallery, all that is possible in Florence!
Please click on our Florence link on top of this paragraph to find more about our Florence locations.
Rome has many epithets, but the two most famous are the ones that better describe it: the eternal city and the Caput Mundi which is the Latin expression for Capitol of the world: Rome’s history spans 28 centuries and this is one of the reason why many couples decide to get married in Rome.
Rome’ architecture and historic sites like the Forum or the Colosseum make it the perfect backdrop for a romantic and unique wedding ceremony.
Rome offers some historic spots in beautiful parks for your destination wedding where you are surrounded by wild and lush nature, and yet you are in the center of the city. If you prefer a more formal ceremony, there are many hotel rooftops which offer a stunning view on the major landmarks.
Another important reason is its climate, that is usually mild, even in Autumn. In Winter the temperature are colder but always nice to have an outdoor ceremony.
Last but not least, “la Dolce vita” is a very good reason to get married or renew your vows in Rome. This very famous expression used for the first time in a movie by Federico Fellini refers to the cheerful lifestyle full of worldly pleasures, which is exactly what you can expect if you get married in Rome. You will taste authentic food home-made in our trattorias, sip a perfect Cappuccino in any bar of the center, rent a Vespa for a nice tour and get lost in the beautiful narrow streets of the center, enjoy the breathtaking view from any terrace you meet, and discover many beautiful corners that will make your staying in Rome unforgettable.
Please click on our Rome link on top of this paragraph to find more about our Rome locations to celebrate your destination wedding.
Our Italian destination wedding packages
Pierre, Founder, director and celebrant in Italy
Pierre is Love Gracefully founder. His is also the leading celebrant in Italy. He is in charge to create the perfect ceremony that will meet your values and beliefs. He celebrated hundreds of wedding ceremonies through his career, each one unique in its own way. He was pioneer in creating destination weddings in Italy. Be assured that Pierre and his team will cater for your needs, no matter what it is you are seeking to arrange, and where you wish it to happen. « Even though I am french I must admit that the best cuisine I ever tasted in the world is in Italy! It breaks my heart to say it but it’s true! Also, not sure if reincarnation exists but if it does, I would love to come back as an Italian. Each time I travel to Italy, I feel home. Not sure if it’s because I hear men singing in the Italian restaurant’ kitchen or because I am at awe in front of the Italian architecture or because how elegant Italians are but, each time, Italy fills my heart in a very special way. » Pierre
Love Gracefully Italian vendors
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Testimonials: destination weddings in Italy
Because we want you to remember your Italian destination wedding forever, we will be at your sides every step pf the way, very much like we did for Hannah and Brandon that you can see in their video shot in Florence, Italy. From the very first question you might have, such as: where is the best place to marry in Italy? to the last question that could be: how can it fit my budget? we will guide you through the difficulties of planning a destination wedding from far away. Whether you choose Venice, Florence or Rome, our local wedding planner will help you choose the best location for your special day. I will also introduce you to the people we love working with: a variety of talented artists and professionals such as photographers, filmmakers, musicians, hair and make-up artists. We only work with people who share the same passion and professionalism as I do. Experts who have a love of beauty and the desire to create truly tailor-made Italian destination wedding.
Testimonials of a happy couple
You would like to hear about how the destination wedding in Italy went for another couple we have worked with? Feel free to listen to our wedding testimonial video recorded in Italy. It’s direct and personal testimonial about our destination wedding services. This couple talk about their destination wedding in Italy. You can also check out our Love Gracefully testimonials Youtube channel.
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FAQ about your destination wedding in Italy
No. All destination weddings ceremonies organized by Love Gracefully in Italy are purely symbolic, meaning that they have no legal value. The idea here is that due to heavy paperwork, rules and translations issues for a civil legal ceremony are very complex, costly and time-consuming. Therefore, we suggest to couples to have the paperwork done at home and come to Italy to celebrate their Love in a symbolic way. Our specialty is the celebration of love, not the legal matters. However, would you really wish to have a civil legal ceremony in Italy, it’s possible. Complex but possible. We can propose you that service but only in Rome. Of course, that service is extra to our package prices. Don’t hesitate to contact us to know more about that feature.
Would you absolutly want a religious ceremony in Venice, Florence or Rome, we could direct you to a local church. It’s very complex and rare as many European priests do not speak English. Our suggestion would be that, if you want a religious ceremony in Italy, to let us, at Love Gracefully, create a spiritual ceremony that includes your religious beliefs. That way, you have both sides: a spiritual destination wedding that incorporates your religious beliefs in an exquisite Italian outdoor location such as gondola in Venice, in front of the coliseum in Rome or in a gorgeous Tuscany garden in Florence.
- Since we work mainly outdoors we take that issue very seriously.
- Weather forecasts are not very accurate, so no need to overreact. We use them but we use our brain too.
- Best to wait 48 hours to 24 hours before D-day to make a final call on what to do; not need to check the weather forecast a week before.
- We have a plan B in Venice, Rome and Florence, protected from the rain, ready to go.
- If it rains a little bit we can wait for it to stop.
- If the weather gets extremely bad and our vendors are available, we are flexible and we can try to move the ceremony to another time in the day. Only if vendors and officiant are available.
Having said all that, Italy is the capital country for fashion. So, depending on the time of the year, the city you choose in Italy, your mood, one dress could work better than another one. So, don’t hesitate to contact our different coordinator in each city: Paola in Venice, Lorena in Florence or Francesca in Rome. They can tell you what’s the trend now!