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Planning a Destination Wedding? Follow In the Footsteps of Your Favourite Celebrities in Italy

Italy has long played host to the wedding celebrations of Hollywood’s elite and international celebrities through the years. Not only is it popular with the rich and famous but also with the thousands of foreign couples who choose Italy as their destination wedding location too.

It is without doubt one of the favoured choices for its long-standing tradition of love, romance, the arts, historical architecture and unforgettable tastes.

Here is a look at some of the locations carefully selected by your favourite celebrities for their dream day.

The Kardashians

The phenomenally successful family have not celebrated one but two marriages in beautiful Italy.

Kim and Kanye may have begun the days long celebrations in Versailles, France but all was made official when they transported their guests to Florence and married in the Forte di Belvedere in May 2014, a charming fortress overlooking the ancient city.

If you too are looking for a venue with rustic charm, the area around Florence in the region of Tuscany is ideal. With plenty of privacy among the rolling hills, there are many small castles and traditional farmhouses that would make for a magical day.

More recently Kourtney and Travis Barker married in Portofino in May, 2022. The gothic theme ceremony may not be a usual choice for a quaint fishing town but shows just how flexible a beautiful Italian setting can be.

Portofino has long been connected to the rich and famous and boasts breath-taking vistas and colourful buildings unique to the coastal town. Ideal for the bride and groom who want a bohemian style wedding with a touch more elegance.

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

This power couple exchanged vows in September 2013 at the exclusive Villa Pizzo along Lake Como. It is a location that lends itself well to a lavish ceremony such is the elegance of the many private villas along the lake and the romantic views.

Situated around an hour north of Milan, it is a popular spot for destination weddings among couples.

Lake Como wedding venues can vary from villas, stylish hotels and palazzos so there is something for all tastes and budgets.

Chiara Ferragni and Fedez

In September, 2018, the fashion blogger and influencer Chiara Ferragni and rapper Fedez said “I do” at Dimora delle Balze, a traditional palazzo in Noto, Sicily. The venue was transformed into a magical paradise for the outdoor ceremony, imagine fairy lights and flower walls and arches.

If you too are seeking the ideal location for an outdoor wedding then look no further than Sicily. The island off the south west coast of Italy enjoys dry sunny weather from May to late October. This means you can plan a destination wedding during the typical tourism shoulder season but still be lucky enough to have pleasant weather.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

Despite now going their separate ways this once loved up couple were married in October 2012 at Borgo Egnazia in the southern Italian region of Puglia.

Until recent years, it was a relatively unexplored part of Italy for foreigners but it is currently experiencing a surge in popularity and there is no denying its charm and beauty.

The regional pasta dishes are exquisite, fresh caught fish and locally produced wine, for the couple who want the food to be the main event after the vows, of course, then this is the spot for you.

The region is dotted with old farmhouses which have been lovingly renovated into chic hotels. The clean whitewashed building would make the perfect backdrop to the wedding photos.

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin

George and Amal spent days celebrating their nuptials in Venice. It drew international media attention and showed off the magical city in the best possible way.

While not even budget can stretch to the 7-star Hotel Canal Grande, if you too dream of being married in a glamourous setting, then there are plenty of hotel options available.

Imagine the romance of floating along the canals between the church and reception and soaking up all the history and architecture Venice has to offer on your wedding day.

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