If you’re having a hard time deciding where to get married, have you considered a Winter Destination Wedding in the Italian Alps? Roberta Burcheri, Founder at Roberta Burcheri Events shares exclusively with 5 Star Weddings that most people think Italy is a seasonal wedding destination and that’s simply not true.
Yes, of course, destinations such as the Amalfi Coast or the lakes such as Lake Como and Lake Garda are more suited to late Spring and Summer weddings, if you have your heart set on a winter wedding that Italy has the Italian Alps and what could be a more romantic winter wedding setting that on the alps surrounded by snow-covered landscapes.
Almost three-quarters of weddings occur between May and October, so this is an unconventional option, but if executed well, a gorgeous one.
Roberta Burcheri Events explains why an Italian Alps wedding could be the most excellent solution for you and your partner.
With its stunning scenery, outstanding cuisine, and avowedly fascinating culture, the Alps provide on-the-spot romantic getaways for couples, and their guests, as well as themselves, being truly a heavenly little place.
Winter season, after all, comes with so many symbols of romance: roaring fireplaces, snow-covered landscapes, snug but stylish attire and warm burgundy blossoms.
Reason 1. Ethereal Winter Wedding Ceremony Views
Take the Dolomites, for example. The South Tyrolean Mountains have been nominated as UNESCO world heritage sites because of their jaw-dropping beauty.
They are abundant in stunning ceremony locations, and you can choose whether you want to say your vows on top of a mountain, next to a waterfall, in a forest or at an alpine lake.
If that is what you want, there is always the choice to have a traditional ceremony in a church, but why not have your unconventional wedding in the great outdoors?
You could have it on the hotel terrace overlooking the mountains, in the garden of a hotel, by the water, or even on a ski slope! No matter the mode of transportation, you can access various jaw-dropping spots, including chairlifts and the roads.
Reason 2. Unforgettable experiences
You may have the opportunity to have a few days to catch up with everyone indeed, have a drink with your family, and then go out for supper with your friends; rather than having that rushed day when you attempt to chat with every one, take photographs, and organise an event all in a few hours.
In addition, your guests will be in “vacation mode,” feeling calm, unhurried, and eager to have fun. This is, in our opinion, the best aspect of destination weddings.
A very earthy experience beyond your guests’ expectations.
To accommodate the less active members of the wedding party, such as the grandparents and young children, chairlifts can transport them to a mountain restaurant for the wedding lunch and back again.
Reason 3. Mouth-Watering ITALIAN CUISINE
Make the most of your Winter Wedding in the Italian Alps to embrace the finest Alpine cuisine and sublime wines, whilst at the very top of the world, you could have a one-of-a-kind welcome party with a ski and après-ski party.
Why not enjoy a fun night at the Col Pradat Lodge with your family and friends before the big day? Cheese and steak fondue followed by a party with live entertainment or DJ to then return to your hotel via snowmobile!
Reason 4. Say “I do” on the slopes
Ski enthusiasts may tie the knot in an alpine chalet or on the slopes, arriving at their ceremony venue via chairlifts or a cableway. Imagine having an outdoor wedding cocktail reception with mulled wine, Prosecco, hot chocolate, or breakfast before skiing or snowboarding down to the valley with your guests.
Serve hot drinks upon arrival and departure. Greet all your guests at winter weddings with a hot cider, toddy, or hot chocolate! This will help keep them warm during the ceremony (if outdoors).”
Reason 5. Romantic and intimate settings
If you’d like a more intimate wedding affair, you should consider hosting your wedding in a chalet. It doesn’t get more romantic and memorable than having a cosy wedding reception setting illuminated by the fireplace’s shimmering flames for your wedding day and additional events.
It’s all about being together, and a chalet offers a personal and private experience for friends or family.
Furthermore, chalets provide the bride and her attendants a quiet, private space to prepare before the big day.
For a romantic mountain wedding ceremony, choose a warm and inviting venues, such as a rustic wooden cabin or a classic Tyrol-style restaurant. You can treat your guests to welcome wedding gift bags, including a fleece blanket, scarf, and gloves to protect them from the cold, as well as a hot drink or their favourite tipple to keep them warm.
Reason 6. You can get to the Italian Alps quickly from anywhere
If your destination were the Dolomites, the nearest airports would be flying to one of Venice airports, Verona or Trieste or to Geneva. You and your guests can use private or public transfer services to your desired location.
Reason 7. A unique post-wedding party
After having the best party of your life, treat yourself and your guests to an exclusive spa day.
Like the one at the Chalet Rönn, where you´ll find a spa with a Finnish sauna, steam bath, a relaxing area with a modern and hot fireplace and an outdoor whirlpool with a wonderful view of Sassongher mountain.
(PS this could be perfect also for a last-minute bachelor/bachelorette party!)
Roberta Burcheri Event’s Top Tips to take away with you.
Just a few tips to remember if you decide to plan your exclusive Winter wedding in the Italian Alps to ensure that your wedding reflects the season, location, and design aesthetic.
Provide heaters and fire pits for your outdoor ceremony- the more, the better; shawls for ladies to embrace the mood and to guarantee that visitors will feel comfortable regardless of how they dress.
No need to go overboard with the winter or Holiday themes, but a subtle homage to the season through décor, flowers, or cuisine can tastefully honour the season’s spirit.
Be Adaptable Regarding the Date, and Plan Ahead if you decide on a date around the holidays, send out your save the dates as early as possible.