A tailor made wedding in Italy is an event your guests will remember for the rest of their lives. Choosing a glamorous location is only part of creating a luxury event. It is the details that make an event a truly exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime experience, and this is especially true for an Italian style wedding.
Location, Location, Location
The Lombardy region is as diverse as it is breathtaking, and where you choose to hold your made in Italy wedding will influence the entire experience. If you have limited time then simplify the journey by choosing a venue on Lake Como. The town of Como is an easy train journey from Milan from which you can step on a ferry or charter a private boat to transfer your guests to one of a number of picturesque towns and villages.
Lake Como offers a variety of enjoyable activities for your guests including boat tour, day trips to Milan, fantastic sightseeing opportunities, and easy drives to the surrounding mountains where you will find charming restaurants serving mouthwatering local delicacies; while Lake Garda can offer impressive hotels with superb spa facilities, and day trips to Verona and Venice. Lake Maggiore has gorgeous islands that are perfect for a private wedding, and Lake Orta is the most intimate and romantic of all the Italian Lakes.
Food and Wine
The best way to experience a location to its fullest is to indulge in the local produce. Why serve your guests French wines when the Lombardy region produces excellent reds (Bonarda, Barbera and Pinot Noir), and whites (Franciacorta Spumante, Moscato di Scanzo, Chardonnay, Verdicchio, and Pinot Bianco). Lombardy cuisine is different to southern regions, featuring more rice, stuffed pasta and polenta. Classic dishes include the richly yellow risotto Milanese, goose salame, beef, and crayfish from the lakes. There are dozens of locally produced cheeses such as Bormio, Tombea, and Crescenza.
The Small Details
It is not only the magnificence of your surroundings and the quality of your food and entertainment which will set your luxury wedding apart, but the way you involve your guests and personalise the experience for them. Service is the most important element in how your guests feel about your day so choose suppliers who treat it as the only wedding in the world. Concentrate on creating the right atmosphere with your wedding planner, then relax and enjoy your day so your guests can relax and enjoy themselves as well.