The charm of the Italian Riviera is universally known and it is indeed what made Liguria one of the most desirable destination in the world: just think that since 1997 these places have been declared Unesco Heritage.
With the small coloured houses perched on the hills overlooking the sea, the quiet villages, the mediterranean greenery and the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks, all the serenity of these picturesque landscapes are the perfect scenery for weddings, elopements and engagements.
Getting married in Italian Riviera
Italian Riviera means history, culture and beauty, an intimate and romantic place with a touch of sophistication and elegance.
Portofino might be the best choice for those who are looking for a classy mood and a quieter sense of luxury.
Renowned beau-mond holidays’ destination, the unique scenery of Portfino can be perfect for a wedding, an elopement, an engagement or just a romantic trip.
This small moon-shaped village is all about its unique atmosphere, with beautiful views, perfect backdrops for a photoshoot.
Brown Castle, overlooking the island from the top of a hill, is one of the most fascinating places to celebrate marriages with a civil ceremony, enjoying its truly unique panoramic view.
Also, when in Portofino, you can reach the abbey of San Fruttuoso, surrounded by olive groves and old pine trees, where, underwater, lies the statue of the Christ of the Abyss, as protector of sailors and divers.
In Portovenere the legend has it that the goddess Venus was born from seaweed, abundant on this promontory.
Inspired by this legend and also by the indescribable beauty of those places, the Romans renamed this region as “Portus Veneris”.
Do you dream of a wedding at the seaside in a location that stands out for refinement and elegance?
Then in Portovenere you are in the right place.
Reaching the romantic island of Palmaria you will enjoy a splendid view across the promontory, a precious memory that you won’t forget.
In the castle of Portovenere, the ideal place to feel the romantic sense of sublime that might have fascinated the poets who gave the name to the gulf of La Spezia, such as Byron and Shelley, you can perform the civil ceremony and the reception too.
For the Catholic rite I suggest the gorgeous St. Peter’s Church.
Perched on a promontory overlooking the sea and in a perfect gothic style, scenery and views are so fascinating and will perform perfectly on your wedding pictures.
Let’s conclude this short tour (though the Italian Riviera certainly does not stop here!) with Santa Margherita Ligure in the Gulf Tigullio, one of the most popular resorts in Liguria.
This small town offers fashionable and elegant mood without sacrificing tranquility and intimacy.
The games of light in the green and crystal clear water, the bright blue sky, the elegant old town, the liberty style villas, are just some of the elements that will help to capture the most suggestive pictures for your wedding, your engagement or your romantic trip.
The Italian Riviera is also one of the favourite elopement destinations, due to its intimate and esclusive, yet stylish and sophisticated, mood, which gives you the chance to celebrate the most unforgettable ceremonies and events.
Also imagine how unforgettable could be declaring your love and getting engaged on a terrace overlooking the beautiful and intense ligurian panorama?
If you want the most pleasant match between nature and elegance, chances are that you might find the perfect setting here on the Italian Riviera, surrounded by the most typical sceneries of the Italian Seaside.
Italian Riviera Wedding Photography
On the Italian Riviera you will find the most suggestive and scenographic locations and glimpses to be included in your photoshoot.
My favorite places are the small, peaceful and wonderful coves, often populated by small cottages that overlook the sea.
These homes have intense colours that blend to the green of the hills and the warm brown of the rocks, making an irresistible mix, a very unique backdrop to
play with while shooting the loveliest portraits of yours.
Another interesting thing to include in photographs when you’re visiting these places are the small fishing villages that have remained unaltered over time, where you can breathe a placid and gentle atmosphere, a genuine flavor, a lure of other times.
The combination of nature, art and history is something precious and unique, jealously
preserved in this little gem that is the Italian Riviera.
Your photographs will be a triumph of colors and games of light, breathtaking landscapes and tender smiles on the promenades toward the sea.
It is surely clear why you’re choosing the Italian Riviera for your wedding, your elopement or your romantic trip: these places are pretty unique in the world and have that special flavour and poetry that you can’t help but fall in love with.