Why would you want to get married in Sicily?
Why do Italian couples choose to have a Sicily wedding? While foreign couples flock to destinations like Rome, Tuscany, The Amalfi Coast, and Venice, the rustic, cacti-covered, foodie paradise of Sicily as a destination for weddings remains relatively unknown.
Sicily is considered to be one of the most breathtaking and romantic islands in the world because of its culture, music, cuisine, and breathtaking landscapes. In addition to its beautiful, scenic landscapes, the sunny island is home to beautiful forests in the north, idyllic beaches in the south, hidden coves, and the mighty Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano.
You will simply be blown away by its unique landscapes and historical cities. The island of Sicily offers countless wedding venues, including castles and rural country estates, along with beaches and even Mount Etna.
Destination wedding in Sicily
Sicily is a place where you can get married, and you will never forget the experience. The island is simply brimming with romance. Having a wedding in Sicily can be a unique experience for couples who want to create everlasting memories of their special day. The island’s breathtaking landscapes and historical cities make it an ideal location for all brides and grooms who want to have an extraordinary wedding ceremony.
If you are planning on getting married in Italy, why not consider marrying in Sicily? It is a special place that will make your wedding day unforgettable!
Colorful Sicily wedding in Salina
I would like to show you this amazing southern, relaxed wedding in Salina, Capofaro Locanda & Malvasia Hotel. Meet Ophelia and Kaido. They are from the United Kingdom and Estonia. They chose Capofaro for their wedding ceremony because it is a special place. It’s not just a hotel, it’s an experience.
Capofaro Locanda & Malvasia Sicily wedding venue in Salina
The wedding took place in the beautiful Capofaro Hotel, which is located near the sea on the island of Salina. Thanks to its freshwater springs, Salina is the greenest island of the Aeolian archipelago. The diverse climate with millennia-old olive groves and prickly pear cactus means this fertile island produces tons of capers, chestnuts, high-quality low-acid olive oil, and more.
The Sicily wedding venue- Capofaro Locanda & Malvasia, a spectacular estate in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Aeolian Islands surrounded by vineyards and deep blue seas. The Aeolian breeze that guides all of our senses through a magical journey to discover the colors, fragrances, aromas, and flavors of Capofaro – a sanctuary of peace and relaxation nestled atop a gentle cliff facing the islands of Panarea and Stromboli.
Capofaro’s 27 elegant rooms and suites, with their bright, minimal architecture and design, express the Aeolian architectural style: whitewashed surfaces; white columns; dark patios overlooking the still expanse of the Mediterranean Sea dotted by other islands.
The property’s core is the generous freshwater pool and its spacious solarium terrace framed by vineyards and pinewood. Following a ‘zero kilometer’ approach, their organic garden provides 70% of the ingredients used by their kitchen brigade.
The Sicily wedding ceremony
The bride wore a beautiful ivory lace playsuit that caught the light perfectly. The groom had on a lightweight blue suit with a white linen shirt- he was in it most of the day because as it was summer, temperatures were breaking records.
The ceremony was held on a small natural terrace with an incredible view of the sea and a charming vineyard. The intimate ceremony was attended by only the closest family members and friends guests. The couple opted for a minimalistic approach in decorating their wedding ceremony. Decorated only by bouquets of baby breath and aromatic herbs like peppermints, rosemary, and catmint that aroma made the atmosphere incredible. The wedding ceremony was a very simple affair with a small group of guests and the couple exchanging vows in front of the guests and Volcano. The groom’s sister, who is an excellent singer, performed the song and it was just perfect. It was such a joyous event. Guests were so happy to celebrate the new couple’s union and they enthusiastically showered us with a confetti of all different colors after the ceremony. It looked like a rainbow had descended on them!
The Sicily wedding dinner
After the ceremony, they had dinner under the open sky by the pool overlooking the Salina Volcano.
Wedding guests were served delicious Sicilian dishes prepared with local ingredients like fish, seafood, and vegetables from their own garden. There were loads of colorful balloons as table cards for each guest, and they looked perfect. Reflections in the pools make it appear as if there are even more balloons.
The couple had the first dance and then the party began. It was a magical evening where the bride and groom danced into the night with their guests, enjoying every moment with them.
Sicily as a honeymoon destination
A few words about the honeymoon destination: Sicily is one of those places that you have to visit at least once in your life! There are so many things to do there: you can explore the charming towns or enjoy amazing food or go on some interesting tours around historical sites like Messina, Agrigento, and Taormina. It is a great place for active holidays as well. We went on a boat tour the day before the wedding, which was amazing! I suggest you visit the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, to see the stunning views of Mount Etna, to go on a wine tour in Marsala, and also to do some hiking around Mount Etna.
To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not having seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything. Goethe
Sicily wedding photographer in Salina
And if you are looking for a Sicily wedding photographer in Salina or anywhere else around the Mediterranean, please contact me at [email protected] or call +44 7979974527.
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