Italy: A Favorite for Celebrity Destination Weddings
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Europe has long been a destination of choice for newly wedded couples to spend their honeymoons, but we have also seen a rise in European destination weddings, specifically in countries like Italy. With so much to offer, from castles to vineyards, it’s no surprise that Italy has branded itself as the go-to European country for a destination wedding, amongst celebrities and commoners alike.
As a source of inspiration, here are some of the most talked about celebrity Italian destination weddings in recent years:
KIM KARDASHIAN AND KANYE WEST
In the days leading up to their 2014 nuptials, Kimye spent time in Paris, leading papparrazzi and the world alike to believe that their wedding was happening in France. To their dismay, on the scheduled wedding date, Kimye chartered private planes and flew their guests from France to the actual wedding location: Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy. The ceremony and reception were ultra private, as expected, with one of the few known details of the event being that the couple exchanged vows in front of a massive flower wall.
GEORGE CLOONEY AND AMAL ALAMUDDIN
Months after the Kimye wedding hype subsided in Italy, this lovely pair also tied the knot in 2014, exchanging their vows at the Aman Canal Grande luxury resort in Venice, Italy. Amal and George reportedly arrived for their wedding, aboard a water taxiboat with family and friends.
JOHN LEGEND AND CHRISSY TEIGEN
This grammy award-winning singer and model duo wed in Italy’s Lake Como at Villa Pizzo back in 2013. John is said to have proposed to Chrissy in the Maldives, however when it came to deciding on a location for their wedding, the couple said that Lake Como was one of the first places they vacationed so it would be great to marry where they fell in love. Donning three Vera Wang gowns on her special day, Chrissy and John gave us a quick glimpse into the events of their special day, as actual wedding footage was featured in the visuals for John’s “All of Me” video.
KATE UPTON AND JUSTIN VERLANDER
Immediately after their 2017 World Series win, while the rest of the Houston Astros team was celebrating in the streets of Houston, star pitcher Justin Verlander and his model bride-to-be jetted off to Tuscany, Italy for their nuptials at the Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco. Verlander and Upton also chose Italy as their destination, as it was one of the first places they vacationed together and because of its amazing history and incredible scenery. Upton and Verlander had their wedding ceremony in the resort’s garden (the first wedding held in that location), celebrated with dinner and toasts, and closed out the night with a fireworks display and dancing into the night. Want to know more? See their wedding gallery here.