Every year, there are more and more people that choose to celebrate their love with a symbolic ceremony. If symbolic weddings are not legally binding, they have no restrictions and paperwork to do. In addition, they allow much more freedom when you have to choose the wedding location!
In fact, in Venice you can really have the wedding of your dreams… on a royal gondola! A romantic gondola ride floating down the Gran Canal can be the perfect scenario for your ceremony: imagine to be surrounded by historical palaces reflecting their lights on the water, when you will pronunce “yes I do” in a luxurious gondola stuck in time.
It is possible to add flowers, lights and live music, following your needs and your most romantic desires!
When we talk about weddings, the first thing that come to our minds is the wedding gown.
White, cream, ivory, rose or colourful, with different fabrics and details, we started to love wedding dresses since we were kids.
But what are the new trends for the 2016? Here below you can find a selection of our favourites!
After your touching wedding ceremony, you will want to remember the most important day of your life as a couple with the right soundtrack, that will be in your memories for all your life together.
Here below you can find a list of our favourite romantic songs, from the most common to the most unusual, to let yourself fall in love again and again while you and your beloved will dancing in front of your guests!
Thomas and Annie met each other 8 months ago.
As Annie replied to everyone asking if they weren’t getting married too early: “When you know you know”. And yes, we believe when you love someone, you just know.
Now matter what age you are and how long you have been together.
Tom & Annie started their journey together getting married in Venice.
Their intimate winter wedding has been a joyful breath of fresh air and our greatest satisfaction was seeing love and happiness in their eyes.
Annie was surrounded by her four beautiful sisters and arrived to the church after a luxurious gondola ride through the Grand Canal with her father.
The photographer caught a great picture of Annie’s father looking at her between her four sisters: there was so much complicity going on between those four fabulous girls!
When Annie arrived at the entrance of the church with her four sisters, she was radiant.
She entered the church without hesitation and she reached Tom’s side by walking on the red carpet full of rose petals.
The ceremony was intimate and touching, with some funny moments: the groom nearly tripped over the altar’s steps and everyone burst out laughing.
After the ceremony, Thomas and Annie took some time inside the church to talk on their own.
They took some time to talk about their feelings and their new adventure together, before exiting the church and start celebrating with their guests.
At the moment of the Wedding cake, fireworks illuminated the entire rooftop terrace with a terrific view on the city! We couldn’t think of anything more romantic than dancing on the top of the Venice skyline.
By looking at their wedding day’s pictures, their love and spontaneous joy truly stand out.
Every bride makes some small mistakes when she decides to get married.
With our advices, it will be easier to avoid them:
Weddings can be very boring for kids: uncomfortable clothes, never-ending ceremonies and a lot of waiting and standing while adults celebrate. By dinner time, kids tend to be exhausted and unhappy. With some little tricks you can turn your wedding into a dream party for both adults and kids!
1 - Kids’ welcome kit
In Venice, we love welcoming kids with a special kit: a gondolier’s hat and a striped t-shirt, a colouring book about the city, a Venetian mask, balloons.. and much more!
2 - Kids’ space
Let kids have their own dedicated space with cushions, games, candies, fresh fruit juices.
This way, they can relax anytime they want to.
3 - Baby sitters
Baby sitters will be a fundamental reference point for the kids: they will gain kids’ trust with kindness and beautiful games. This way, kids will not annoy the parents for every little thing.
4 - Allow them to join you anytime they want
kids should have a dedicated space with games and activities but they should feel free to join their parents anytime they want to!
This way, when your kids will come to your table they will always be smiling.
5 - Jongleur
A jongleur will gather all the guests: kids will take active part in the show and they will love it!
6 - Kids menu
Make sure kids have their own dedicated menu with french fries, small hamburgers, fresh fruit juices, and a lot of yummy things to nibble!
7 - Ice cream cart
Kids will not believe their own eyes: an ice-cream cart just for them!
8 - Barefoot!
Make sure the party venue have some open air space for kids! They will enjoy running and jumping and playing on the ground.
9 - Dive in!
If the venue has a swimming pool advise the kids to bring a swimming suit. Of course by the swimming pool there will be the baby sitter and a lifeguard. Children will have fun in complete safety.
10 - Give them responsibility
Include them in the ceremony, making them bring the rings or throw flower petals on the floor.
They will feel important and will put a lot of effort in their tasks… all the guests will love them!
Your wedding in Venice - the most romantic city in the world with the best high class wedding planner service that you can dream of!
Pronouncing “Yes, I do!” in the most beautiful and romantic city of the world means to choose to have one of the best experience that a couple can ever have! A historical and unique island, situated in the middle of the lagoon in the north of Italy, completed fulfilled with stunning Renaissance palazzos reflecting their elegant facade into the water…
We will guide you towards all the difficulties decisions related to the wedding ceremony, in order to fully enjoy your special day without a care! We will take care of every tiny detail, starting with the bureaucracy about the marriage documentations (that can be quite hard, specially if you are not from Italy). We want to listen to you carefully, to complete understand your explicit and implicit needs & dreams, to really give you a special day that you will always remember with your family and the people that you love most.
We will try (and succeed) to accomplish all your demands: location, celebrant, flower arrangements, table setting, lights, transportation, your dedicated internet web site… and whatever you have in mind! Even if you decided to be marry inside a real luxurious royal gondola, we will do it!
In addition to these, you may feel the necessity to be in contact with someone who really knows this incredible city to fully appreciate it, and to avoid all the problems that are usually linked with the particular configuration of Venice (for example, in Venice there are no cars, so for whom is not used to it, this unusual element can have a destabilising effect, as with the high water). Venice First will be here for you to give the best advices: from restaurants to clubs, passing through useful information, shopping experiences and great historical places to visit, we can guarantee you that you will fell comfortable in every situation, having the best high-end quality service ever.
I've decided to dedicate a brand new website and related blog to the magical world of Weddings in Venice.
My name is Eleonora Rioda and I'm the owner and founder of Venice First Events my company main website is www.venicefirst.com. We are specialized in Bespoke Events & luxury travel.
The aim of this blog is giving you inspirations and ideas for you dream wedding and post the fabulous wedding we organize for our clients in Venice.
With love, from the city of love,