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Wedding in San Galgano Abbey – Victoria and Joshua

Did you know that the legend of King Arthur and the sword in the stone originated in Tuscany? The real sword in the stone is located in Chiusdino, near Siena, in a chapel called Eremo or Rotonda di Montesiepi. Here’s a (really) quick synopsis of the legend: It starts with a boy named Galgano, who…
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Luxury Indian Weddings in Italy

Here at Distinctive Italy Weddings, you could say that we’ve seen (and done) it all, but one type of wedding that our agency has become specialized in is planning luxury Indian weddings in Italy, and let us just say that we thoroughly enjoy planning them! In the last few years, we have seen a growing…
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Romantic Lake Garda Wedding – Featured on Junebug!

Overlooking Lake Garda and the Veneto countrysie, sits a stunning hilltop villa where luxury garden meets rustic-chic. This venue is the perfect place for a romantic Lake Garda wedding. It should come as no surprise that Lisa and Charlie, an American/Italian couple chose this gorgeous venue to host their Italy wedding ceremony and reception. Their…
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Luxury wedding in Florence at Villa Cora – Samantha and Jonathan

A wedding in Tuscany already sounds amazing, but throw in the details of a wedding in Florence at Villa Cora which has unbeatable views of the renaissance city, and this just takes Italian wedding perfection to another level. Basically a mini Versailles, the villa overlooks Florence from the breathtaking Piazzale Macchiavelli area. Steps away from…
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Amalfi Coast wedding – Positano Glamour!

What a beautiful day! Melissa and Oliver’s October wedding in Positano could not have dreamed of more perfect weather. Positano is without a doubt the most picturesque of all of the Amalfi Coast towns with its brightly coloured houses built along the cliffs, the winding streets brightened by bougainvillea flowers which create gorgeous splashes of…
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Romantic Wedding in Tuscany – Paige and Lorenzo

Romantic wedding in Tuscany - Paige and Lorenzo Tuscany is famous for its unique hamlets which are basically miniature villages. These historic settlements are the ideal venue for an intimate wedding in Tuscany allowing you and your guests to take over exclusively the entire property and experience life in authentic surroundings. One of our favorites…
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Gorgeous Wedding in Tuscany – Deborah and Rafael

Tuscany. Tuscany. Tuscany.  So overexposed but never underestimated, so predictable and always full of surprises. A sure thing for a memorable wedding in Tuscany and that is why over and over again, couples getting married in Italy come to The Enchanted Hamlet in Val d’Orcia - Tuscany’s beating heartland - for an Italian wedding weekend.…
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Luxury wedding in Portofino!

When people hear “Portofino” the image of the glamorous 1960’s comes to mind: of luxury yachts moored in the harbor, pastel coloured houses, designer boutiques and seafood restaurants overlooking the cobbled stoned piazza. Portofino today is this and much more! What a backdrop for an Italian Riviera wedding. The splendid Castello Brown is a 16th…
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Jewish Wedding in Florence

Justine and Simon celebrated their Jewish wedding in Italy in the Sinagoga di Firenze. The Great Synagogue of Florence is possibly the most beautiful synagogue in Italy and one of the largest in Central Europe.  The interiors are stunning with exquisite mosaics and gilding. It was constructed in the late 1800’s.  The style is Moorish,…
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Lake Como wedding at Villa Balbianello

Another gorgeous Lake Como wedding at Villa Balbianello! Villa Balbianello is the ultimate Lake Como wedding venue and was chosen by Alainnah and Mark as the location for their wedding ceremony. The Villa is the most exclusive setting in the Italian lakes and is available for both civil ceremonies AND receptions. It has no equal!…
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Positano Wedding – Diana and Michael

Breathtaking – the couple. Breathtaking – the location. Diana and Michael’s wedding in Positano was held in one of the most spectacular Amalfi Coast venues.  This luxury villa, positioned at the highest point of the town with unbelievable views of Positano and its coastline, is a magical setting for an Amalfi Coast wedding. Positano is…
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Exclusive Verona Wedding – Nour and Nassim

Nour and Nassim’s Verona wedding  was one of our favorite weddings of the year! Celebrated in the glorious surroundings of one of the finest villas in the North of Italy – with one of the 10 most famous private Italian gardens in the country. 70+ guests flew in from Lebanon for a 3 day Italy…
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