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Its as easy if not easier than getting married in the states
You are going to need somewhere to sleep while you are in Florence. The Hotel Lombardi is a family run establishment. They were fantastic. They provided rooms for all of the wedding guests. They also allowed us to use the breakfast room to have wedding cake and sambucca after the ceremony. When we returned for our Anniversary 5 years later they made sure we had the same room and even put complimentary wine in our room. Fantastic caring staff!
The Travel Chanel listed the Sala Rossa as number 9 in the top ten places to get married. Weddings here are legally recognized in the United States. We used Ben Singleton from Italyweddings.com to help plan all of the arrangements and legalities
If you have a destination wedding in Italy you still have to fill out the proper paperwork. This is an adventure in itself. The Atto Notorio makes the paperwork official. Then you get to go to the US Consulate.
Ciro and Sons is a restaurant close to the Duomo in Florence. The family that runs the restaurant are fantastic and the food is to die for. They took very good care of us and catered to our large group. Of course don't over do it on the Champagne because you don't want to be hungover for your own wedding!
When you are married in the Palazzo Vecchio people seems to think you are someone important. People come up and ask to have their photos made with you. It really makes it kind of fun.
From dancing in the Piazza Della Signoria to looking over the city from San Miniato el Monte a wedding in Italy is beautiful and different from anything you would do in the United States.
We were on our way to complete an Italian wedding tradition by leaving our wedding flowers at Santisima Annunciata when we stopped for a little shopping in a leather shop. Upon learning of our marriage that day the shop owner insisted on a toast. Then he sent one of the employees out for glasses and a bottle. He toasted us right there in the middle of the shop.
Italy is a beautiful location for a honeymoon. Enjoy the art of Florence, the history of Rome and Pompei, and the the beauty of Capri,
Cory and I went back to Florence for our 5 year anniversary. It was so romantic to see all of the places we enjoyed as a brand new bride and groom.
We were lucky enough to get to be witnesses at another wedding while we were in Florence. When we let our old wedding coordinator know we were going to be in town he asked if we would like to be witnesses for a wedding while we were in Florence. How romantic is that?