I still remember the big fuss around David Bowie and Iman wedding in Florence in 1992. At that time it was really weird that someone so famous could choose Florence to get married. The wedding tourism wasn’t so strong as it is now and seeing all the rich and famous strolling around the Renaissance capital was really amazing.
Photo taken from Hello Magazine, latest issue
After that wedding many others followed, and the last in order of time the Hollywood star (soon a politician?), George Clooney and his brunette bride, Amal Alamuddin, a lawyer based in London.
They tied the knot in a lavish three or four days party in Venice. More than a wedding was like going to see the red carpet at the Oscars, but even if Venezia stopped for a long week end and the venetian people were not so happy, the couple had their fairy tale wedding in one of the most romantic, dramatic and unique city in the world. And the list is long and let me tell you that not only the rich and famous choose Italy but also millions of couple around the world: american, british, northern european, japanese, brazilians, indians come in the Bel paese to wed, to renew vows, for a wedding honey moon, to elope etc….
Why everyone come in Italy to marry?
The question could be easy to answer: becasue Italy is the most beautiful country in the world but this answer could seem insignificant. Yes, the landscapes, the art cities, the cypresses, the vinyards, the olive trees, the blu sky and blue sea, the food, the wine, the atmosphere, and the people, of course. There is something more.
Weddings in Italy can cost much less than a wedding in your origin country, I dont want to say, that is cheap but unless you come with 100 guests and you pay for everybody, the cost is in proportion with what you have. Good value for good money.
I usually do weddings for a minimum of two people ( bride and groom) to a maximum of 60 people becasue I like that weddings remain a private thing.
To me weddings are a private issue, and I will never stop to act like this. If you decide to marry in Italy, you do it for several reason, but most of all, you just want to have an unforgettable experience, a memory that lasts forever and because you want to have a moment to share with your loved ones.
Rich and famous that tied the knot in Italy:
Tyron Power and Linda Cristian, Rome
David Bowie and Iman, Florence
Sophia Coppola and Thomas Mars, Bernalda (south Italy)
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Florence
Aradhana Lohia and Kevin Sharma, Florence
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin, Venice
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, Puglia
Ritika Agarwal e Rohan Mehta, Puglia
Charlie Gilkes and Anneka Von Trotha Taylor, Puglia
Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma, Marchioness of Sala, Duchess of Guernica and Albert Brenninkmeijer, Florence
And many others, not so rich and famous maybe, but to me, the most important .