From the sensual sound of waves lapping against the walls of Venice's historic palazzi to the intoxicating scents of citrus blossoms in Sicily, Italy is a country made for lovers. As soon as you set foot on a cobblestone piazza or sit in a gondola, you'll be enamored with la dolce vita. And if you're ready to tie the knot, where better to make the moment unforgettable than Italy?

Italy is a historic country with a diverse range of natural settings, including the sea, mountains, lakes, hills, and many art historical villages and cities. Aside from that, Italy is famed for its pleasant environment, delectable cuisine, and excellent wine, making Italy a favorite wedding destination.

If you're planning a destination wedding, Italy is one of the most beautiful and romantic places. And we've put together an incredible list of Italian beach wedding venues.


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The Dreamiest Beach Wedding Venues in Italy

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Amalfi Coast 

The beloved and spectacular venue of the Amalfi Coast provides you with extraordinary scenery. If you are an outdoorsy person, then the Amalfi coast is the best option for you to get married on a beach. It will provide you with the most stunning mountain seaside cliff that drops into the Mediterranean Sea. 

To enjoy your destination wedding, you can opt for ancient villas or five-star hotels on the Amalfi coast for an unforgettable experience.  

Caruso - a Belmond Hotel

Caruso, an 11th-century mansion situated between a breathtakingly blue sea and sky, is a place of fairytales. Original frescoes and soaring ceilings rub shoulders with modern Italian flair. The Amalfi Coast is rich with Amalfi culture, and romantic weddings will dazzle everyone.

Belmond Hotel Caruso in Ravello
Look at this view...wow, is breathtaking!

Palazzo Avino

If stunning architecture, history, and awe-inspiring views sound like your dream wedding, then the Palazzo Avino is Italy's ideal beach wedding venue. Beauty will envelop you, romance fills the air, and it’s a photographer's dream Italian wedding venue. This is one of our favorite locations in Italy, and we’d love to help you plan your special day!

Villa San Giacomo

When their slogan is “Where Feeling At Home Feels Like Heaven,” you know this is the place for the ultimate dream wedding on the Amalfi Coast. The Villa San Giacomo is luxurious and historical, and with the most breathtaking views, your wedding experience will be unforgettable.  

Lake Como

Villa Pizzo

Villa Pizzo is one of the most enchanting and appealing Italian beach wedding venues. The best thing about villa Pizzo is its extensive terrace on the old boathouse. 

This terrace will offer you the most romantic and fascinating wedding ceremony you are searching for. Everything in the villa Pizzo will outstandingly surprise you. 

Combining a modern villa with a vintage boathouse will give you the most charming vibes and unforgettable memories. And its tree-covered paths are like the cherry on the top, perfect for Insta-worthy photos. 

Villa Balbiano

One of Italy's most majestic wedding venues, the Villa Balbiano, is Italian luxury on Lake Como. From the moment your guests arrive, they’ll be swept away by the jaw-dropping views and an unparalleled mix of natural and man-made beauty.  

Villa Del Balbianello

It’s hard to find a bad view in the Lake Como area. But the view from Villa Del Balbianello will leave you breathless. Located on Lake Como's western shore, this is a dreamy wedding venue in Italy. Private events, such as weddings, celebrations, and even film or photographic sets, are held in the villa. It’s an unbelievable setting for a beach wedding in Italy.

Contact us today to learn more about how you can host your romantic wedding in Italy. 

Villa Erba

If saying “I Do” in a fairytale mansion filled with history and breathtaking architecture and views, let’s chat! We’d love to share some of our experiences at the Villa Erba and how it can be transformed for your wedding day. 

Capri

IL Riccio Beach Club, Anacapri

Located on the beautiful cliff of Capri, Il Riccio beach club will entertain you with the most tempting venue for beach weddings in Italy. 

Its beautiful blue interior is the signature of the Mediterranean sea, making it more captivating and lavish. Beach weddings in Italy are what we do best Our passionate team of wedding planners will work with you to plan the most unforgettable wedding in Italy. 

Puglia 

Puglia is the most stunning venue in the south of Italy with fantastic beautiful sceneries. If you are a nature lover, then you must opt for Puglia. 

The key factor that makes Puglia different from other beach wedding venues is its "traditional masseries." These stunning noble houses are transformed into five-star hotels providing you with an enchanting and refreshing beach view. 

The cool breeze and the beautiful view can make your wedding more special and romantic than you ever wondered. No one can ever forget a marriage that happened in Puglia. 

Masseria San Giovanni

Another beautiful wedding venue in Italy that will wow your guests is the Masseria San Giovanni. Located among expanses of ancient olive trees of the Itria Valley and very close to the majestic Adriatic beaches of Savelletri and Torre Canne, it’s the perfect beach wedding venue in Italy.

Masseria Don Luigi

Enjoy a wedding to top all weddings at the Masseria Don Luigi. The Don Luigi has been restored and transformed into an elegant relais with a refined style with typical Apulian squared architecture. Get pampered by the staff, and enjoy the scenery and rustic charm while surrounded by your closest loved ones. We have some incredible ideas for your wedding at the Masseria Don Luigi.   

Masseria Torre Maizza

Inspired by the breathtaking landscapes of Puglia and the ethos of Rocco Forte Hotels, the Masseria Torre Maizza exquisitely blends contemporary luxury with local heritage and unparalleled service. 


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SICILY

Grand Hotel Timeo, a Belmond Hotel

The city's first hotel has a view of Mount Etna and beyond, looking out over the shore. You can take in the whole splendor of Sicily from this vantage point. At Bar Timeo, bask in beautiful gardens, savor exquisite cuisine, and ignite your creativity with cocktails, just as generations of illustrious guests have done before you.

Verdura Resort

Verdura Resort is a wonderful wedding location on Sicily's picturesque southwest coast, with 230 acres of sun-kissed Mediterranean coastline.

Latin terracottas, ochres, and violets mingle with sleek, environmentally conscious buildings. Local charm in a universally appealing style. Italianate furnishings, white muslins ruffled by the breeze, and, of course, a view of the water.

What To Wear To A Beach Wedding?

One of the most common questions we hear is what to wear to a beach wedding? Don't worry! We have got you covered. The outfits for men and women for the casual beach wedding are simple sundresses and linen shorts and shirts.

Whereas for the semi-formal weddings, the men should dress up in seersucker pants, a bottom down, and sport coats, and the outfit for women should be something like a cocktail or lengthy tea dress. 

If it's a formal wedding on the beach, floor-length gowns for women and three-piece suits for men are standardized. 

Italy is no doubt one of the most famous places for destination weddings. Getting married on a beach is something that every romantic couple has dreamt about at least one time.

The most opulent mansions in old cities, frescoed villas with flower-filled gardens cascading down to the water, and ancient castles sitting atop a hill in the countryside... The options are unlimited; Italy has the most exquisite options for any taste and needs: from intimate weddings to enormous family gatherings and elegant to romantic. Finally, there is the perfect Italian beach wedding venue for your unforgettable event.

The passionate staff at VB Events is excited to hear your love story and to help you plan the most unbelievable wedding experience. We offer Italy venue scouting, and with our plethora of connections throughout Italy, we’ll be able to help you select the best beach wedding venue in Italy for your “I Do’s.”

VB Events boasts unrivaled wedding venue options, so if you want to get married on a beach in Italy, we can help!

Even if you are unsure, we will make informed suggestions based on your interests and aesthetic tastes to plan the best luxury wedding in Italy. We will identify idyllic locations that perfectly meld your desired number of guests and ideal regions around Italy. So let’s get started planning your wedding in Italy today!

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There is something about the Tuscan sun. The warm rays kiss your cheeks softly, wrap you in warmth and leave you with a halo of light.

The wedding of Mari and Tõnu's was no exception to this. They were married under the summer sun in June.

Bride and groom are walking between the olive groves

Photographer: @atomingphoto

Tuscan Location

Mari and Tõnu had their Tuscan villa wedding in the beautiful Villa Boscarello surrounded by their nearest and dearest. There could not have been a more perfect setting for this lovely couple; the Villa sits in the rolling Tuscan hills skirted with rows of lavender bushes.

This beautiful Villa boasts a rustic charm with exposed brick walls that coexist in harmony with its setting. The elegant outdoor spaces look out over the manicured grounds and cypress trees onto the traditional Tuscan landscape.

Villa Boscarello is the ideal location as it is multi-faceted. It has dynamic spaces that can cater for any occasion. The large pool is ideal for relaxing with a glass of wine or taking a dip to cool off.

The front courtyard lent itself perfectly for the reception dinner. The Villa wrapped around the party and scattered beautiful lights over the table.

View of Villa Boscarello in for a Tuscany Villa Wedding

Photographer: @atomingphoto

Pre-wedding celebrations

With the couple and their guests arriving in Florence and making their way to the Villa, you could feel the excitement in the air. The rehearsal dinner was a perfect welcome to their Tuscan wedding celebrations.

The warm Tuscan air was tangled with the aromas of fresh pizza. A professional pizzaiolo prepared the oven with dry wood and baked traditional pizza in front of the guests.

Mari and Tõnu sat with their family and friends around the beautifully mise en place, showcasing the fresh produce of Tuscany.

The feast of mixed Tuscan antipasti, fresh pizzas, chocolate sofflé and gelato paired perfectly with Toscana vino set the tone for the celebrations to come.

An expert italian pizzaiolo is making pizza for all of guests of Tuscan Villa Wedding

Photographer: @atomingphoto

The Wedding Day

The Morning Of

Mari and Tõnu's big day started easy; typically, the atmosphere is filled with nerves and excitement. The best thing to do is to spend the morning being pampered and eating good food.

Mari spent the morning with her girlfriends having their hair and makeup done, imagining her new chapter and the amazing adventures their family will have.

Behind the scenes, everything came together beautifully. The VB- team and the vendors worked like clockwork to get everything magically set up ready for the ceremony to start.

Bride and her girlfriends standing back with wedding dresses and buttercup flowers

Photographer: @atomingphoto

The Ceremony

The ceremony was outdoors and the weather could not have been more perfect, with warm blue skies.

The fabulous Puscina flowers transformed the end of the aisle with a bespoke arch unique to the couple's colours and flowers.

The procession opened with the voices of the lovely guests singing 'Et Sa Teaks' as the bridal party made their way down the aisle. The surrounding scenery of lavender rows and rolling hills sang in harmony with this intimate Tuscan villa wedding.

There was a moment of breathlessness when Mari appeared, escorted by her farther down the aisle to meet Tõnu, absolutely beautiful.

Once the "I do's" were shared, the petals were tossed, and the lovely voices accompanied them down the aisle as man and wife.

The atmosphere was filled with joy and excitement and cocktails were shared by the poolside. The couple spent a brief period with their guests before taking a step aside for some pictures.

It's an important moment to capture; it is often one of the most cherished times as this will be the moment of realisation that you are now a married couple.

It is a time to reflect on the vowels and promises you have exchanged.

There is also no need to worry about your guests as they will be enjoying the buffet and cocktails.

Couple at arch in a gorgeous garden in Tuscany Villa wedding

Photographer: @atomingphoto

Dinner

Before the guests noticed, the couple returned and the party was moved to the dining area. The tables are set up beautifully in the Villa's front courtyard with the array of lights strung gracefully over the seating.

It would not be a Tuscan wedding if there was not a constant serving of fabulous food. Between the courses, heartfelt speeches were shared, filled with good wishes and love for the couple.

Traditions

Mari and Tõnu's first dance was to "Sel ööl on tunne", made all the more special as it was sung by their friend. Including your guests in your celebrations makes it more memorable and special as it is unique to you and your guests.

This is a moment that can not be captured on any Pinterest board.

It is a tradition in Italy to have a wedding cake prepared in front of you, made up of layers with fruit and cream, then to cut it together.

So, it only seemed fitting that Mari and Tõnu did it for their Tuscan wedding. This added an authentic element to their Italian wedding and is something that will be remembered by their guests.

It was important for the couple to say a few words to their guest, a heartfelt moment of thanks as they released balloons into the night sky.

As the balloons drifted away, the music got louder and the heels came off. Mari, Tõnu and their guests danced the night away, the perfect way to celebrate their Tuscan villa wedding and the best way to start their next chapter as man and wife.

Spouses cutting of the wedding cake in Tuscany villa

Photographer: @atomingphoto

The Special Details

When planning a Tuscan villa wedding like Mari and Tõnu's it is important to think of the little details as this will in turn make the biggest difference and add an element of charm to your day.

Think about your guests and how you can make them comfortable. In this case, the ceremony was held in the Tuscan summer sun, Mari and Tõnu catered for this.

They provided each guest with an elegant, wicker fan to keep cool so they did not feel like they needed to escape the ceremony if they overheated. Prior to the wedding, each guest was offered a pre-ceremony cocktail before being seated.

View of a hand keeping at the wedding Menu on tuscany villa

Photographer: @atomingphoto

The mise en place for both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding night gave a nod to its location and tied in perfectly with the couple's style.

The Colour palette ran seamlessly through all elements of the wedding day although there were many different facets to the wedding. This was done through the beautiful design of flower arrangements, stationery, mise en place to what the bridal party were wearing.

Picture of table setting for a wonderful Tuscany Villa wedding

Photographer: @atomingphoto

When planning your Tuscan villa wedding it is important to stay true to yourself and incorporate elements that are special to you.

It was so heartwarming to see Mari and Tõnu's daughters dress next to Mari's and have her up at the end of the aisle with them. To have a friend of theirs sign for them during the ceremony and for their first dance, a special moment that will last forever.

It was an honour to have been a part of their wedding and make their dreams come true. Let VB- Events plan your uniquely special day and help write the next chapter, contact us for a free consultation.

Picture of bride’s and her daughter dresses, below there are ivory wedding shoes

Photographer: @atomingphoto

If it seems like everyone around you is tying the knot this year or gearing up for a 2022 wedding, you are not wrong.

A wedding boom is indeed happening as couples from all over the world prepare to make the promise of a lifetime.

As you and your beloved begin thinking about your wedding, you may be realizing that, if everyone around you is getting married, how can you stand out on your special day?

The answer is not to go bigger or to invite more people. The key to truly memorable weddings is to make your wedding luxurious.

This is why so many couples are having exclusive weddings in Italy. With the glamour, the history, the art, and the culture, a destination wedding in Italy is truly a once in a lifetime experience for you and your beloved, as well as your guests.

The bride and groom exchange vows in the presence of guests on the background of the coast

Photographer: @davidbastianoni

Why Do Couples Have Exclusive Weddings in Italy?

Following over a year of lockdown due to COVID-19, couples all over the world are excited to tie the knot. But having a wedding isn’t enough. Many couples want a grand experience in a beautiful location, where they get a vacation for themselves as well as a romantic ceremony.

Every couple has their own reasons for why they chose to have an exclusive wedding in Italy, but here are the biggest benefits for choosing a destination wedding:

  1. The adventure - For couples who love to travel, a destination wedding is a must. It will associate that city with amazing memories for both yourself and your guests. Destination weddings are also a great way to save on the honeymoon.
The bride and groom are in the courtyard of an ancient villa, near a decorated table

Photographer: @atomingphoto

How To Determine The Best City For Your Wedding

The truth is that you can’t go wrong when it comes to having an exclusive wedding in Italy. Every city is full of history, art, stunning landscapes, and a variety of styles of architecture. For the perfect wedding, it is recommended that you tailor the location of the wedding to your unique love story.

When you and your beloved choose a city for your wedding, it is important to consider what landmarks and features are important to you.

For example, if you and your beloved love art and history, you may want to consider Rome or the Amalfi Coast for your wedding. The city of Rome was once the seat of power during antiquity, now it is the home of the most well-preserved architectural features in the world.

Seeing photos of these historic landmarks does not do them justice. You simply need to see the Domus Aurea, the Pantheon, and the Baths of Diocletian in person. Whether you want to have your own little Roman Holiday or to peel back the layers of history after the wedding, Rome is the perfect place to say “I do.”

The Amalfi Coast is the perfect wedding location for couples who are interested in a different era of history. Named one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this region is home to 16 communities that all have their own beautiful and enchanting architectural wonders. The Amalfi Cathedral is an especially breathtaking sight to behold. Built during the 13th century, this cathedral is home to centuries of art, as well as completely unique architecture that is guaranteed to leave you speechless.

For couples who want beauty and luxury, VB Events recommends Como Lake as the perfect location for your wedding. If this area sounds familiar, it may be because Como Lake is a popular wedding destination for celebrities. Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh hosted their own modern day fairytale at Villa de Balbianello; Chrissy Teigen and John Legend also picked Como Lake as the backdrop to their special day.

View of the villa, garden, guest chairs and wedding decorations

Photographer: @davidbastianoni

The Best Venues For Exclusive Weddings in Italy

You’ve picked your city, now it is time to decide where you will walk down the aisle. The truth is that you cannot go wrong! Italy is home to hundreds of beautiful wedding locations, all with deep history and artfully restored rooms. Most couples should start by deciding what kind of location that they want: a resort, a vineyard, or a villa.

Resorts are ideal for couples who want to be pampered. Resorts like Borgo Santo Pietro in Tuscany, Donna Carmela, and Verdura Resort in Sicily can accommodate between 50 and 100 guests. They also have full amenities, including restaurants, pools, a spa, and exclusive events that you and your wedding guests can enjoy.

Vineyard weddings are a hot, new trend for 2021 and 2022 because they embrace a rustic aesthetic, while keeping it luxurious and exclusive. Consider having your vineyard wedding at Palazzo Pfanner in Lucca, Villa San Michele in the Fiesole hills, or Il Salviatino in Florence. Enjoy wine tasting, garden tours, and experience the best of Italian farm-to-table food with your beloved.

Italy is home to hundreds of historic villas that are the perfect venue for exclusive weddings in Italy. Nothing says “exclusive” quite like booking a villa as a private oasis for your beloved and your guests. VB Events recommends Villa Igiea in Sicily, Villa Clara in the heart of Rome, or Villa Aurelia for your dream wedding.

Photographer: @davidbastianoni

Decorated table for a celebration in the garden of the villa, surrounded by green trees

How To Cater The Menu To Fit Your Location

Once couples choose their city and their venue, the next step is to make some choices about the menu, the cake, and the drinks. Many resorts and vineyards have their own restaurants on-site, which can be available to cater weddings; this is called internal catering.

If you choose to have the on-site restaurant cater your wedding, keep in mind that it may be more affordable overall. The cuisines will also better match the feel of the location. Many vineyards have farm-to-table restaurants, so you can dine on delicious food that was grown only an acre away. However, internal catering can mean fewer options. Most internal restaurants only offer a handful of dishes and you may be unable to request a specific dish for your wedding.

Your other option is external catering, where the caterer is not associated with the venue. With external catering, the flavors may not match to the venue as precisely as it would if the on-site restaurant catered. However, when you work with external caterers, it is easier to customize the menu to involve all your favorite foods and to accommodate a variety of dietary needs. External catering will likely cost more because of set up and transportation, but this is worth it for many couples who want their wedding cuisine to tell their love story.

If you have questions about your options for catering, contact VB Events for more information. Our team is highly experienced at sourcing world-renowned caterers to take your wedding to the next level. All you have to do is tell our team what you want for your special day, and we will handle the rest!

How To Accommodate and Entertain All Your Guests

A common question for destination weddings is: what should we pay for and what should our guests pay for? The way Brides.com breaks it down is that the couple does not have to pay for the attendees’ flights, but they should provide accommodations that are free or at least affordable for the guests.

The best way to do this for exclusive weddings in Italy is to choose a venue that can accommodate your guests, such as Villa Balbiano which can hold up to 100 guests or Hotel De La Ville. This way, guests do not have to find their own hotels and can be nearby.

Most couples like to host additional events and activities in addition to the ceremony and the reception. These may be activities for only the wedding party or for the entire guest list. Because destination weddings are more intimate with fewer guests, it is easier to schedule and pay for activities for all the guests.Some popular pre- and post- wedding activities include:

Planning extra activities around the wedding is not required, but it can make for a unique experience. Most guests will keep themselves entertained before and after the ceremony, but most couples want to have fun with their friends and family as part of the wedding adventure. If you need a helping hand, VB Events also does bespoke events, exclusive tours, and wedding activities. We can help wow your guests with the trip of a lifetime!

Photographer: @atomingphoto

How Exclusive Weddings in Italy Take it to the Next Level!

Here’s a secret about exclusive weddings in Italy: the key to a luxurious, exclusive wedding is all about going above and beyond to make your wedding unique and magical. This means booking the best photographers and videographers to capture every special moment. Imagine having a

world-renowned photographer shoot your wedding! You will always have the reminder of every special moment to frame at home or to post on social media.

It is equally important to have the right band for the wedding. The music sets the tone for the reception, and can make or break an after party. VB Events manages a band of eight talented virtuosos, who are well-known in the Italian club scene for playing elite clubs and events; this band can play all your favorite songs in any language to create the perfect, customized reception.

It is really the details and the gestures that count. Most exclusive weddings in Italy take it one step further. Here are ways that our clients perfected their luxury wedding:

The bride and groom cut the cake on the background of fireworks

Photographer: @davidbastianoni

Want an Exclusive Wedding in Italy? Leave it to the Professionals

Exclusive weddings do not have to be a lot of work. It’s your special day and the trip of a lifetime, so you should get to enjoy it. When you work with VB Events, we will handle everything. Our team speaks the local languages, so we can easily coordinate with the best caterers, photographers, artists, performers, and florists to make your wedding dreams come true. Begin your wedding journey today!

The beautiful blue sea as your backdrop with the fresh ocean mist in the air, we could not think of a more perfect place to say "I do" than on an Italian beach. Beach weddings are truly enchanting and although the outcome is light and easy, the planning takes a lot of consideration.

Here is our list of the 3 main things to focus on when planning a beach wedding in Italy:

1) Location, location, location

● Where in Italy?

● The degree of beach

● Accessibility

● Permit necessity

● Avoid the crowds

2) Know your environment - prepare in advance

● Beach set up

● Sturdy seating

● Prepare for all weather

● Sound system for ceremony

3) Dress to Impress - Dress code

● Light, easy material

● Skip the veil, do an updo

● Ditch the heels

● Plan your tan

● Brief your guests

Bride and groom walk hand in hand at their beach wedding in Italy

1) Where to have your beach wedding in Italy?

Italy has an abundance of breathtaking beaches for your wedding day. All with a unique twist and culture, completing the Italian wedding fantasy. If a sunny, amorous atmosphere is what you desire these are the ideal places to be wed:

Amalfi Coast - filled with vibrant ceramics and zesty lemons.

Capri - true luxury in retail, cuisine, scents and views.

Puglia - with the longest coastline, boasting stunning beaches and exploding with flavour, known as the "breadbasket" of Italy

Sorrento - Known for its Lemoncello and historical landmarks

Italian Riviera - the home of Cinque Terre and beautiful fresh produce.

Sicily - Sicilian cuisine and sandy beaches

Beach wedding Italy - Belmond Hotel Caruso view in Amalfi coast

The Degree of Beach

Having a beach wedding in Italy you are spoilt for choice, able to cater for any couples desire,even up to how much beach they want. 

With luxury villas and hotels resting on the seaside or mounted on the ocean cliffs, you have control of how sandy you want your toes to get. 

Beach wedding in Italy, Riviera Liguria

You could be fully immersed, saying your vowels next to the waves or miles above it on top of a cliff with the stretching ocean as your backdrop.

Accessibility

When planning your beach wedding in Italy it is vital to consider accessibility to your venue, for your vendors and guests, whether on the beach or miles above, accessibility should be the priority. 

If you decide to get married at Capri, an island just off the Amalfi coast, consider the logistics of getting all your guests there in time. The same is true with being on a long stretch of beach, make sure all your guests know how to locate the ceremony and have access to it.

Depending on your party you may have to think about putting in ramps or boardwalks to cater for the elderly or handicapped guests to make it out onto the beach safely.

Permits

Many beaches in Italy are open to the public, so you must get the relevant permits to have your beach wedding. This may not always be necessary but better to do your research to avoid any hick-ups on your big day, talk to your wedding planner about how to obtain permits if needed.

Avoid the Crowds

It is important to choose a location that offers a sense of privacy to avoid wedding crashers. The time of year and day you want to get married is vital to research beforehand.

2) Know your Environment

Being surrounded by nature on your wedding day is truly magical, with the sand between your toes, sun on your skin and wind through your hair. However, it can be unpredictable so it is essential to plan for all possible outcomes.

Let your location speak for itself and let its natural beauty show. You do not want to compete with it when it comes to extra decor, less is always more. You can however have pops of colour in your flowers to contrast the sand and sea, think local and see what natural product is available to add this contrast.

Beach Set up

If you plan to be married on an Italian beach next to the lapping waves and in the sand, there are a few things one needs to consider when planning the set-up:

● Sturdy seating

Being in the sand you must have sturdy seating for your guests. Look at seating that will not sink in the sand, be hefty enough not to blow away in the wind or collapse with the uneven grounding.

● Changes like the weather

Regardless if you are on the beach or not, if you are outdoors for your ceremony, you are at the mercy of the elements. This includes everything from rain to shine. 

Consider planning your ceremony in the morning or late afternoon to avoid guests being in direct sun at midday. If it is expected to be full sun, think about providing favours to make your guests, keep them cool and comfortable such as Panama hats, day umbrellas or fans

With warmer weather, it may also be wise to have refreshments available at the beginning of the ceremony.

It is also wise to have a backup plan when it comes to an outdoor Italian beach wedding, in case the weather changes drastically with rain or wind.

Another thought for guest favours is to have a shoe changing station. If you are having a beach wedding, to avoid guests having sandy shoes you could gift them all a pair of flip flops to wear during the ceremony.

● Hearing your vows

As soothing as the wind and waves may be, they can drown out your voices, leaving your guests strained trying to hear your vows. Having a sound system in place will prove hugely helpful for your guests and even your videographer.

3) Dress to impress with your wedding attire

Having a beach wedding in Italy will cause all your senses to be tantalised with calm and romantic vibes of tranquillity. Your attire should match this spirit of harmony, consider wearing lighter shades to keep you cool. Avoid stuffy suits and uncomfortable shoes.

We suggest ditching the heels and opting for delicate sandals or barefoot.

When selecting your dress, think about how the material will feel and flow on the day. Look for light, airy dresses that will have a playful element on the beach, with materials like chiffon or charmeuse

Trains and heavy gowns may be difficult to manoeuvre down the aisle, ultimately leaving you hot and flustered on your big day. When it comes to your hair, try an updo to avoid your hair blowing around during the ceremony, so you can focus fully on your partner and what they are saying, we also think this allows for unobstructed pictures. 

The same is true with a vail, more likely than not it is going to be a bit windy so consider skipping on the vail.

A small side note for you to consider before your Italian beach wedding is what swimwear and shirts you will be wearing before the wedding. Being in a sunny destination you are bound to catch a bit of sun, make sure you avoid tan lines that do not fit your dress style.

Consider a spray tan if necessary, always have plenty of SPF on and avoid basking in the sun days before your wedding, you would hate to be burnt walking down the aisle.

Beach Wedding in Italy -Bride getting ready with hair updo

Brief your guests

When sending invitations out to your guests for your Italian beach wedding let them know the exact dress code for your big day. Depending on your location you may discourage heels and penguin suits.

Promate light flowing outfits to ensure everyone is comfortable throughout the day. You could even take it a step further and limit the colour pallet and aesthetic, this always results in having the most beautiful pictures.

Start Planning Your Beach Wedding in Italy

Beach weddings are always alluring and Italian beaches add that extra layer of romance and luxury with turquoise, blue waters and breathtaking views. The crisp air is transcending and you can not help but be infatuated with the whole experience of starting your next chapter together.

Italy is the perfect place to have a beach wedding and VB- Events is the perfect planner to help make your dream day a reality, stress-free. Book a free consultation now.

Beach Wedding in Itali, rings laid on the sand

Tuscany is a province in central Italy, encompassing breathtaking scenes of rolling hills, dotted with olive groves and vineyards. Beautiful beaches of crystal blue; and majestic towns and cities that are hubs of history, culture, cuisine and art. 

You are spoilt for choice, as Tuscany is known for its diverse natural landscape, if you are struggling to find the perfect place where to get married in Tuscany, here are some gorgeous places to make your Big Day even more magical.

5 Amazing places to get married in Tuscany:

1. Florence

2. Siena & Chianti area

3. Lucca

4. Versilia

5. Elba Island

Florence:

‘The City of Lilies' - The capital city of Tuscany, Florence, is the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to many masterpieces of art and architecture. Florence is an open-air museum, exploding with history.

Florence must-see:

· The Duomo

· The Galleria dell’Accademia - displaying Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture.

· The Uffizi Gallery - that exhibits Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.”

In Florence, you will experience not only Italian beauty in scenery but fashion too. You will be able also to walk by the iconic, luxury boutiques of the most famous brands like Gucci, Ferragamo, Emilio Pucci and so many others. 

Many of these brands were born in Florence and have unique flagship stores and museums here, that have unique and selected pieces only available these locations:

· Gucci Garden - Holding the brands most prised archives as well as unique collections available for purchase. The famed Gucci Osteria is also located in the garden.

· Salvatore Ferragamo Museum - is a fashion museum dedicated to the life and work of brilliant shoe designer Ferragamo, containing over 10,000 models of his work.

Florence has been the capital city of Italian fashion and its streets are the mirror of this. Together with the worldwide known brands, you can find typical boutiques that sell the finest jewellery or leather products that Florence is famed for.

Last but not least this city is packed with suggestive spots where to enjoy your time with a glass of wine and some typical Italian finger food. 

In the evenings the streets fill with music and people gather in the piazzas or along the magical River Arno to enjoy  an aperitivo and watch the sunset.

Florence is the perfect place to get married in Tuscany if you love art, culture and historical cities. Known for amazing villas with stunning panoramas a stone throw away from the historical centre, such as Villa Gamberaia and Villa la Fontanelle

Planning your magical day in Florence means being surrounded by Italian beauty. 

This city is nothing short of spectacular and every church, square or street will be the perfect backdrop to create indelible memories. 

Florence is known as "the city of dreams," the most idyllic place to have your dream day.

Photography: Photo Santucci

Siena & Chianti area:

If you love the idea of planning your magical day in a country rustic chic style, then Siena is the right place for you to get married in Tuscany. 

The city Siena lent inspiration to the naming of the reddish-brown hue due to the colour of the earth and its brick buildings. Globally known for its artistic treasures and medieval monuments this city is the perfect fusion of art and nature.

Siena Must see:

· Piazza del Campo - a square, shaped like a shell with scalloped edges square

· The Palio, the traditional horse race held in Siena twice a year.

· Antinori's estate

Bride and groom holding each other hands while walking in the Tuscan countryside.

Photo: David Bastianoni

The Chianti area is mostly known for its vineyards where it produces one of the most famous Italian wine that is adored all over the World: Chianti.  Historically bottled in a squat bottle and enclosed in a straw basket. 

The Antinori's estate is one of Italy's oldest wine producers and possibly the most indelibly linked to the Chianti region. It is not widely known that this place is also crawling with small historical hamlets with very typical boutiques and restaurants where you can taste the real Italian cuisine.

Planning a wedding in Siena and the Chianti region means plunge yourself into an idyllic atmosphere. You will Photo: David Bastianoni experience and see landscapes that belong in movies and storybooks. 

With beautiful Villas and venues, this area represents at the very best what is on offer, the gold of the wheat, the green of the cypresses trees and the blue of the sky.

It may be the best place to get married in Tuscany. 

View on the Tuscan countryside at sunset. The hills are full of green cypresses, typical trees from Italy

Luca Micheli

Lucca:

Lucca has many nicknames, from “the city of the walls” to “the city of the 100 churches”. 

Lucca lays on the Serchio River and is its historical old town is encircled by fantastic Renaissance walls

These massive 16th- and 17th-century ramparts are lined with majestic trees and are pedestrian zones, that are the most well preserved in all of Europe. 

Walking on the walls looking at the city from above is an experience that you’ll never forget. The historical town of Lucca is made up of astonishing architecture, full of majestic gardens and cobbled streets. 

Lucca is yet another city of such beauty that you would expect to see in a film. In fact, it was the backdrop to the award-winning film ‘Young Husbands' directed by Mauro Bolognini in 1958. 

Lucca is also the "City of Composers" being the birthplace of worldrenowned composes Giacomo Puccini, Nicalao Dorati, Francesco Geminiani, Gioseffo Guami, Luigi Boccherini and Alfredo Catalani.

Lucca has also an abundance of churches of different ages, amazing buildings for planning religious ceremonies or even just for a visit. 

It is the perfect place where to get married in Tuscany if you look for amazing palaces finely furnished following the Italian taste for elegance and charm

Like all the Italian cities, Lucca has a renowned cuisine tradition. 

The most famous local dish is the “Buccellato”, a sweet bread stuffed with raisins and served during special occasions. 

The craftsmanship is another feature that distinguishes this city. Via Fillungo, the shopping street, is full of small craft boutiques where you can find authentic products, which contribute to making unique this wonderful convey destination. 

Ancient and avant-garde at the same time Lucca is a city full of values and traditions. 

If you like food in music wrapped in beautiful history Lucca may be the perfect destination to get married in Tuscany. 

View over Torre Guinigi, a historical tower of the city of Lucca

Marian Brandt

Versilia:

Versilia, a place for fun and parties, is the area right along the Tuscan coast named after the Versilia river. 

Its iconic long, fine-sand beaches and coastal dunes run between the cities Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio.

Forte Dei Marmi, with its famous weekly market and its luxury stores located on the promenade in the centre of town, has always been the face of refined glamour.

Notorious for its nightclubs, like La Capannina, perfect for bachelor and bachelorettes.

Pietrasanta, located further inland a town of classic and contemporary arts. With beautiful cathedrals, baptistries and bell towners.

It was here that Michaelangelo found the marble of his dreams, he was one of the first to work with this marble, comparing it to sugar in the 1500s.

Camaiore, a Romanesque city, nestled at the foot of the Apuan Alps, is celebrated for its cast-iron artisanry. 

Finally, Viareggio is the carnival city since the 1800s. Today it is a romantic seaside hub, boasting elegant Art Nouveau constructions. 

It is young and trendy, comprised of fashionable restaurants and clubs.

Versilia is characterized by its golden beaches and nature reserves, this place has always been a symbol of the Italian good life, “La Dolce Vita.” 

Versilia is the perfect place to get married in Tuscany if you are planning to have a dreamy beach wedding facing the Tyrrhenian sea, followed by a party.

Aerial view over the Italian coastline at night.

Clay Banks

Elba Island:

Elba Island is in the Tyrrhenian Sea, and one of seven islands in the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, 10 Kilometers (6.2miles) from the coastal town of Piombino. 

Elba island is wrapped in beautiful beaches and surrounded by an aquamarine sea, sense to take your breath away. 

Like most of Tuscany, Elba has a rich and interesting history.

It is most well known for being Napoleon's place of exile in 1814-1815. 

It has been desired by many provinces and nations- being ruled by many Italian cities such as Pisa, Genoa and Florence; and being claimed by Spain and France, returning to unified Italy in 1860. 

While Napoleon was in exile he had two residences, his chief residence, the Mulini Palace and his summer residence, Villa San Martino, which is now a museum. There is a spring far west of the island named after Napoleon and is known for its mineral water and has been said to have healing properties.

Elba is rich in history and seeing its rich iron mountains and glowing coast, wrapped by the sea, it is easy to understand why so many have marvelled at it. 

Elba may just be the perfect spot for your destination wedding.

Final Thoughts:

Each and every location in Italy is infused with charm and romance. 

Deciding where to get married in Tuscany, however, will tick all your boxes; over-following with culture,art, music, cuisine and the most phenomenal views. 

Saying your “I Do’s” here and starting your new chapter as a couple could not be more perfect. 

VB- Events can help your Italian wedding dreams come true, from rehearsal dinners to sending you off on your honeymoon. 

Please get in touch and we can start writing your fairytale together.

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