Impressive stone castles near Cortina d’Ampezzo, top ski resorts of Sestriere, Sauze d´Oulx, Sansicario and Clavierere or tiny chalets in the many little mountain villages that dot the Via Lattea (Milky Way) and Val Gardena make a perfect backdrop for a magical winter wedding surrounded by a fresh blanket of snow, icicles and fairy lights.
Exchange your vows in a cozy Alpine chapel in front of snow capped mountain peaks. Forget vintage cars or limos, you will be driven to the reception venue by a horse drawn sleigh!
Welcome guests with tasty soup shooters treating them with the most traditional and fine Italian cuisine based on precious local ingredients…truffle, mushrooms, fondue, raclette, spiced wine, eggnog and hot chocolate.
Your wedding planner will closely work with you to bring the beauty of the season indoors: candles, pinecones, scent of wood, glittery details, crystal accents and soft textures to recreate the same appeal of a mountain hut.
If you prefer something more removed from the hustle of the ski resorts, if you like tradition but also want something different, most Italian art cities offer the elegant and sophisticated tone you might be looking for. Rome, Florence, Verona and Venice are among the most chic winter destinations which offer a great value in winter times as well as off the beaten track metropolitan wedding destinations like Turin, Milan, Genoa or Padua.
The music of Vivaldi “Winter” will accompany your ceremony by the cozy fireplace in the elegant ballrooms of the finest Venetian, Roman or Florentine palaces. The choice of unique venues is endless; finely decorated ancient mansions, historical theaters, luxury hotels or converted monasteries.
Sparkling crystal chandeliers, rich red-rose Italian damasked drapes and fabrics, lavish paintings, gold leaf frescoes, fireplaces, sumptuous marble stairways, opulent period furniture decorate the impressive interiors of the most stylish buildings with international reputation that will transport you and your guests in a princely era.. Timeless and alluring.. just perfect for a winter wedding in Italy!