Ask The Experts: Guide to Luxury Weddings in Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy

The picturesque Italian region of Emilia-Romagna is famous for its elegant medieval cities and sun-soaked Adriatic beaches, so it’s no wonder this region is becoming popular as a wedding destination. If you’re dreaming of a dolce vita wedding celebration, you should consider getting married in Emilia-Romagna.
Check out this guide to luxury weddings in Emilia-Romagna.

Guide to Luxury Weddings in Emilia-Romagna

Ask The Experts: Guide to Luxury Weddings in Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy

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Choose a Luxurious Venue

The first step to planning your luxury wedding in Emilia-Romagna is to look for a stunning wedding venue. As one of Italy’s most picturesque regions, you will find plenty of beautiful spots in the region to host your wedding. But because there are many to choose from, deciding the best amongst them can be overwhelming.

You may already have a vision of your wedding, so look for venues that reflect the theme that you want for your wedding. If you want something unique, consider getting married in a theatre. You will find plenty of theatres in Emilia-Romagna, from the Teatro Regio in Parma to the Municipal Theatre of Ferrara. For couples who want to get married like royalty, you can have your wedding in a castle. The top choices are the Ducal Castles of Parma and the Castel Sismondo in Rimini.

Make sure you choose the venue that suits your personality as a couple. No matter how stunning the venue is, if it doesn’t complement your personality, it will not do it justice. For instance, it’s a bit strange to hold a wedding in a ballroom with a formal theme when both of you have a more hipster lifestyle.

Ask The Experts: Guide to Luxury Weddings in Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy

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Find a High-End Photographer

Choosing a high-end photographer is one of the most significant decisions you’ll make when planning your luxury wedding in Emilia-Romagna. As one of Italy’s most popular wedding destinations, you will find several photographers to hire in the region. The key is in choosing the best amongst them. Allow yourself plenty of time to decide. Consider many factors before you choose since your wedding photos will be among those memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

When deciding who to hire, think of your photography style. What type of images do you want to portray in your wedding photos? Would you prefer something soft and romantic or dark and moody? Go online and search for inspiration. Knowing the photography style you want will make it easier to choose the right photographer. And once you find a photographer in Emilia-Romagna that you like, refer to the portfolio. Browse the wedding photo galleries and see if their works fit your style.

Make sure you work with someone you are comfortable dealing with. So, take the time to get to know your photographer and ask questions. You will spend plenty of time together, so you must get along well. Communicate regularly and make sure you agree with the kind of photos you want for your wedding.

Ask The Experts: Guide to Luxury Weddings in Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy

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Fine Dining for Guests

The dining aspect at your wedding is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of the event. Regardless of the style you choose – whether a cocktail reception or a formal plated dinner, it should reflect the two of you as a couple.

The plated sit-down dinner is the most traditional style of a wedding reception. It’s when guests are seated at a dining table while dinner is served. Usually, the menu consists of two courses, an appetizer and an entree, although you can also have dessert if you want. Another option is the buffet-style dinner, with long tables featuring a variety of food options, giving your guests varied food choices. The cocktail-style wedding reception is a more suitable option for weddings with a more casual theme. There will not be any seating charts or table arrangements. Your guests can walk around and mingle with everyone while snacking on small bites and drinking refreshing cocktails or wine.

If you need inspiration in choosing your wedding reception menu, consider joining the luxury hosted dining experience with Massimo Bottura, alongside the opportunity to eat at Osteria Francescana. It’s a fantastic option for those seeking insights into the beautiful world of Italian culinary creations and inspiration for your wedding menu.

Ask The Experts: Guide to Luxury Weddings in Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy

photo by M and G Photographic. – full wedding here 

Choose Decor Carefully

Another essential aspect to consider for your luxury wedding is the decor, which depends on the theme you and your partner have chosen. For instance, if you prefer a Bohemian luxe wedding, you can go for extravagant floral arrangements with beautiful detailing. You can also go for minimalist or understated if that’s the theme you want to achieve.

Just because you want a luxurious wedding doesn’t mean you can’t stick to simple decor. Simple doesn’t always equate to being cheap. You can go minimal while still exuding a luxurious vibe. Consider colours that complement each other. For instance, if you want gold to be your main colour, add pops of pink. You can have pink hues on the ceiling and in accessories like candles, chandeliers, lights, and floral arrangements.

Have a floral wall and replace a photo booth with a photo lounge. Also, make the dinner table a focus of your event. Decorate it with an array of extravagant centrepieces of gorgeous flowers and candles. You can also hang overhead hangings on the ceiling adjacent to the table.

Ask The Experts: Guide to Luxury Weddings in Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy

photo by  Serena Genovese – full wedding here 

Pick Flowers to Match your Theme

When decorating your wedding venue, flowers often take the limelight. There are several factors to consider when deciding the type of flowers to decorate your venue. Think of the colour scheme chosen for your luxury wedding, as well as the style and colour of your dress and your entourage.

Before you get in touch with potential florists in Emilia-Romagna, have a visual image of your venue and figure out what you are into – would you go for simple arrangements with neutral colours or the more extravagant ones with brighter hues?

You can get inspiration online or ask for suggestions from the florist. Florists are like artists, too. Some specialise in classic design, while others are known for the more lavish styles. So, choose someone who shares the same ideas as you. More importantly, ensure that the flowers complement the kind of theme or decor that you have visualised for your wedding venue.

Ask The Experts: Guide to Luxury Weddings in Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy

photo by  Benni and Carol – full wedding here 







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