Sunday, January 26, 2014

Getting Married in Italy

 This sunny Sunday morning was  perfect  for a leisurely  walk through Viterbo's medieval quarter. 

12th century walls 
persimmon tree   

After a couple of stops  along the way, we  made our way into the cavernous  halls  beneath Viterbo's  12th century Papal Palace where  a wedding  show was being held.   
limo at entrance to the Wedding  exhibit

Antonella 's jewellery 

wedding dresses 
 After  two Italian  weddings  last summer    and  an American niece's  spectacular wedding in October,   I was curious  to see what  the  Salone del Wedding  had to offer.  

At dozens of  beautifully decorated stands  young couples   gathered information from   photographers , caterers, stylists and  jewelers and checked  out venues for their once in a lifetime ceremony.   

modeling the latest fashion
Restored monasteries,  abbeys, castles and country estates all make lovely locations and with  low cost flights , many couples   from Ireland and UK combine the ceremony  with a  honeymoon  and holiday in Italy.  
wedding at a convent ? 

While Sorrento  and Rome  are traditionally  leaders for foreigners getting married in Italy,  just  a short drive north from Rome   airports you can find many exclusive locations. 
..or  Antonella's  agriturismo?
These include   Convento di San Francesco  in Gallese, La Rocca in Orvieto, Podere la Branda in Vetralla  and Campo Antico  in Orte. 

The  Ramblers of Art  
dressed up for a wedding 
The novelties  this year? Wedding websites, dog sitters,  wedding coach and to spice up the wedding ceremony  the Ramblers of Art,  a live performance of acrobatic  pop art and music. 
Did you have an Italian wedding or are you planning one ?  
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