Italian wedding services
An important decision is whether you want a legally binding religious or civil service, or a purely symbolic service. Or perhaps you are planning to elope, need to arrange a last minute wedding, to renew your vows or want to plan a special anniversary celebration.
Catholic Church or Civil Ceremonies in Italy - Legally Binding Weddings
For a legally binding wedding in Italy there is a process to complete that I will guide you through to prepare the necessary legal paperwork. This isn't complicated but it takes time so it's important to allow at least six months to make sure everything goes smoothly. To get married in a Catholic church in Italy you must of course be Catholic and the service is legally binding.
Alternatively you can choose a civil ceremony which is also legally binding and which takes place with your guests and witnesses in a room at the local town hall (much like a registry office) or at a venue where civil services are permitted.
Symbolic Ceremony - Not Legally Binding
A symbolic wedding service isn't legally binding so there is no paperwork to prepare. This may suit you if you want to marry in the UK or elsewhere first and come to Abruzzo to celebrate your wedding in your own style with your family and friends.
Italian Food and Wine
Our venues have been carefully selected because of the quality of the food and wine and service that they provide, as well as the beauty of the venue itself. A variety of menus are offered to suit different tastes and budgets. The food and wine served is plentiful and usually includes starters (antipasti), pastas, meat or fish courses, desserts, wedding cake, coffee, as well as different wines for each course.
On your mini break you will also have the chance to sample the menu at your preferred venue and we'll fine tune the menu to your tastes.
Italian Wedding Dresses
You can have your very own Italian dress designed and made here. Then you won't have to worry about how you're going to transport your most precious piece of luggage - or what to do if it goes missing! During your mini break at our villa you can have your first consultation with the designer with the final fitting taking place whenever you choose before the wedding.
Wedding Transport and Travelling in Abruzzo
There are several types of special bridal cars and transport to choose from to suit all tastes. If you have something particular in mind we'll do our best to find it for you.
Transport for you and guests can also be arranged from your arrival at the airport and to and from venues and accommodation. There are also lots of lovely excursions we can arrange for you and your guests before or after the wedding, to create a memorable holiday.
Music at Your Wedding
The range of types of music is extensive, from classical, opera, piano, jazz to disco or even traditional local country music. We recommend a variety of music during both the ceremony and the reception to create a varied event that everyone enjoys.
Italian florists are highly creative and we use only the best local specialists who have intimate knowledge of your chosen venue. They will work to any requests to make sure everything is to your taste. Dressing your venue can also include displays with candles and lighting, drapes and all sorts of other beautiful decorations.
We have selected a professional English photographer based in Abruzzo who combines his experience of working with couples in England and Italy with his excellent familiarity with our venues. We'll be delighted to put you in touch with him so that you can discuss your requirements personally.
He'll capture unique and personal images in a way that is unobtrusive, having taken time to listen to exactly what you want. His style is natural and he excels at catching those wonderful "off-camera" moments that really capture the story of your day from start to finish.
During your mini break here you can meet our photographer to discuss your requirements and to get to know each other. After the wedding you'll receive a disc of hundreds of beautiful photographs to keep, print and share as you wish.
Check out his work J Hales Fotografia
The wedding cake can be an extravagance or a simple statement depending on your own personal style. We use only the best local cake specialists or the excellent chefs at the venues themselves to create the flavour and look that you're seeking.
Beauty Services and Spas
To make sure you feel totally pampered we can arrange for beauty treatments both before and on the morning of your wedding day. This includes excellent Italian hairstyling - amongst the best in the world.
There are some wonderful spas and beauty centres which can also cater for you and your guests on a daily basis during your stay in Abruzzo, if you want to spend time relaxing in total comfort.
Wedding Planning Mini Break
To get a taste of the sort of wedding you can enjoy in Rome why not take a mini break here? I will arrange for you to stay at one of the hotels I use for weddings, at a discounted rate and from there I'll take you to all the venues you are interested in to help you decide exactly where you want to spend your special day. We can also discuss details such as transport, flowers and photography, tailoring all elements to suit your tastes, using my local contacts with a range of excellent solutions. There will be a consultation fee which is deducted from the total cost of your wedding, if you decided to go ahead.
If you'd like to visit our rural locations in Abruzzo you're invited as a guest to enjoy a relaxing break, visiting locations. I'll also arrange visits to the florist, photographer and dress designer if you wish. I will arrange for you to stay in one of our lovely local Bed & Breakfast venues and in the evening you can enjoy a meal at one of the excellent local restaurants. We ask a consultation fee of Euro 400 which is deducted from the total cost of your wedding, if you decided to go ahead. This includes two nights bed and breakfast in an Italian villa, transport to and from our local Pescara Airport, transport during your stay and consultation with Emma for your entire stay.
Italian Wedding Gifts and Honeymoons
Your guests can also select tailor made wedding gifts for you as a unique and memorable way of remembering and enjoying your stay in Abruzzo. We have put together a special selection of gifts that vary in value. Or yu can also choose from a varied and exciting range of tours and experiences to make your stay here really memorable. You can also make the most of our local expertise to help co-ordinate your honeymoon in this beautiful part of Italy. We'll suggest hidden gems that offer relaxed luxury and we'll negotiate prices and additional extras on your behalf.
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