The winding landscapes of Chianti host many several stunning locations for your wedding - both for the ceremony and for the reception. From small churches in the many villages to farmhouses, from luxury resorts to castles: whatever your dreams may be, Chianti will make them come true.
For example, if you have always wanted to get married with a moving religious ceremony, you will be able to choose from a variety of beautiful churches.
There is the Santa Maria Basilica in Impruneta, full of art pieces and ceramics that miraculously survived World War II bombings.
Or the Pieve di Santa Maria in Spaltenna a Gaiole del Chianti: its graceful Romanesque simplicity will be embellished by your floral decorations.
Or you could explore medieval villages like Colle Val d’Elsa, Poggibonsi or Greve in Chianti and stumble across many evocative locations for your marriage.
If you rather have a civil ceremony in Tuscany, just know that that you don’t necessarily have to marry inside a City Hall.
In the San Casciano area, for example, a legitimate announcement was issued to open historical villas to civil ceremonies. Just imagine the effect, on you and your guests, of exchanging vows inside dreamlike locations from a distant but evocative past. Other than in the Council Chamber, you could celebrate your marriage in Chianti inside Castello Il Palagio – yes, that means a castle! – at Villa Mangiacane – built by the Machiavelli family – or at Villa il Poggiale – an ancient Renaissance mansion surrounded by olive gardens and vineyards.
If you want the full list of “uncommon” wedding locations, just contact the local offices...after that: follow your imagination!
Believe me, you won’t lack sources of inspiration when thinking about getting married in Chianti!
WHERE TO SHOOT THE MOST EVOCATIVE PHOTOS
To make your wedding as special as ever, you need to carefully choose the location as well as find a way to turn the most emotional moments into images that last forever.
A wedding photographer - and it could be me - will suggest the perfect settings for truly evocative pictures, because he knows the area particularly well. You are lucky, because there is plenty of picturesque views in Chianti!
History lovers will surely be fascinated by the many parish churches on the hills, mounted inside the villages or even hidden in the woods. This ancient brick and stone buildings stand out against the surrounding landscape, bringing an ideal frame for your romantic wedding photos to life.
If you are full-blown nature lovers, instead, you could have your wedding photo shoot immersed in the Chianti fields. Vineyards and olive trees will be the background of your love and will look perfect at every time of the year. Imagine all their shades of color: the hues of flowers in spring, the bright summery green, the warm orange of autumn leaves and the soft and ethereal winter light. It’s always the right time to get married in Tuscany!
The energy of nature around your wedding will inspire you to freely express all the love that binds you together - and I’ll be honored to be with you, to tell everything through my photos.
My style is sincere and direct: I use momentum and the natural light to shoot truly unique photos. I want my pictures to look different from anybody else’s: they must be about you, only you and your love story!