Italy is one of the most beautiful and romantic places in the world – it's no surprise many couples choose to get married here! There are many stunning places to consider when you are planning a destination wedding in Italy, but for many (including us) Tuscany tops the list. Here are our top 7 reasons to celebrate your wedding in Tuscany.
1. BREATHTAKING VIEWS
If you are looking for a postcard view for the most important day in your life, Tuscany definitely has it. The rolling hills are so beautiful that they are a designated World Heritage Site, the historical towns with tiled roofs, the sunflower fields, the olive groves basking in sunlight – everywhere you look you encounter a breathtaking view. Your wedding photographer in Tuscany will capture these romantic surroundings and create memories that will always bring you back to this beautiful part of the world.
2. DELICIOUS FOOD
With its peasant origins, Tuscan food is simplicity at its best. Common ingredients are bread, mushrooms, legumes, vegetables, cheese, meat and seafood. Slow Food and Slow Wine movements are dear to Tuscany, and many stores and restaurants offer local ingredients from the surrounding farms and vineyards, calling it the “Km 0” produce. The abundance of food markets provide seasonal vegetables and fruit, and biological produce is favoured. Many popular wedding venues such as “AGRITURISMO” often serve their own wine and olive oil – in order to even be called agriturismo, the estate must use 90% of the used ingredients that come from the same region as the country house. Your wedding dinner can feature Tuscan dishes such as Panzanella (a popular summer salad of bread and tomatoes), or the famous Fiorentina T-bone steak. Whether gourmets ore just food lovers, your guests will enjoy every dish!
3. WONDERFUL WINE
We think that Italian wine deserves a separate entry from Italian food, because Tuscany is one of the most notable wine regions in the world. Boasting some of the best red wine, Tuscany is famous for Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. In line with the classics, other wines are getting more and more recognition, such as the cult “Super Tuscan” wines and the new Bolgheri wine region. In addition to the famous reds, Tuscany is also home to white wine Vernaccia and the popular dessert wine Vin Santo. Whatever your preferences, you will be spoilt for choice – and happy about the price tag of the local wine!
4. THE TUSCAN SUN
Want a beautiful outdoor ceremony or a garden reception in the evening sunlight? Chances are, the weather in Tuscany will be sunny and hot! With a long warm season, you can celebrate your outdoor wedding anytime from May untill October, making it a perfect wedding destination. Although short periods of rain are possible, the Italian climate is usually dry and mild, so you and your loved ones can enjoy being Under the Tuscan Sun! And your wedding photographer can capture those moments without needing to photoshop blue skies into the picture.
5. LA DOLCE VITA
Weddings can be a stressful time, so follow the Italians' example and have a riposino! The relaxed lifestyle of the Mediterranean will not leave you unaffected, and sooner or later you will forget about the numbers and deadlines, and start enjoying lazy conversations while sipping a glass of wine. Italian lifestyle and culture will ensure you have a relaxed and carefree wedding, so let your Tuscan wedding planner handle all the stressful organization and enjoy the famous Dolce Vita!
6. AMAZING VENUES
Whether you are dreaming of a real castle wedding or a romantic ceremony in a chapel, Tuscany has a variety of wedding venues to offer. You can tie the knot at a civil ceremony in the town hall of a historic village or you may choose a religious ceremony in one of Tuscany's beautiful churches. As for reception venues, the possibilities are endless: from charming farmhouses with a rustic feel to exclusive hotels that resemble palaces, from small villas that can host a magical intimate celebration to spacious country estates that can house a grand wedding party – whatever your requirements and budget, it will be easy to find your wedding venue in Tuscany!
7. FUN TRANSPORTATION
Iconic symbols of the Italian lifestyle, Italian cars are a cool and stylish transportation on your wedding day. You will feel every bit the movie star arriving at your ceremony venue in a vintage Alfa Romeo. And how about admiring your beautiful surroundings through the sunroof of the vintage Fiat 500? Or why not show your quirky side and choose a cute little Vespa - your wedding photographer will create lots of fun images with a prop like that! If you're brave enough you can go all the way and rent an ape – a less traditional wedding transportation, but every bit unique and memorable!