Lake Bracciano Weddings | Italian Lakes Wedding Planner https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-bracciano-weddings/ The insider's guide to wedding in Italy Sun, 02 Feb 2020 11:33:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 3251675 A romantic Elope at Odescalchi Castle on Lake Bracciano https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-bracciano-weddings/elope-at-odescalchi-castle-lake-bracciano/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=elope-at-odescalchi-castle-lake-bracciano https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-bracciano-weddings/elope-at-odescalchi-castle-lake-bracciano/#respond Sun, 02 Feb 2020 11:33:11 +0000 http://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/?p=47087 When Mariana and Paulo contacted me they wanted to plan a romantic elope overlooking a Lake close by the eternal city of Rome.
The wanted a unique venue in a unique setting with a unique atmosphere.
The place that came immediately in my mind was a castle. So we planned a romantic elope at Odescalchi Castle on lake Bracciano as there is no better venue in the area for such a very romantic event.

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elope at Odescalchi Castle on lake Bracciano

Odescalchi Castle on Lake Bracciano a stunning venue for your Italian Wedding

Castello Orsini-Odescalchi is a castle in Bracciano village. It is located not far from Rome. Castle leans on Southern shore of Lake Bracciano. It was built bank in 15th century and it combines the functions of military defence and the use of civilian residence of the feudal lords of that age: Orsini and famous Borgia, families, both papal heirs. 
As one of the largest and best-maintained castles in Italy, it also houses a museum. 

Being the a centre of many cultural events, Castello Odescalchi hosted several high-profile weddings like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’s destination wedding, Italian singer Eros Ramazzotti and Michelle Hunziker’s, and Petra Ecclestone and James Stunt’s special day.
But above all we need to remember one of the very first destination wedding of the history: Tyron Power and Linda Christian tied the knot just here back in 1949. Can you imagine? This is “story of destination weddings”!

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Getting ready for a romantic Elope at Odescalchi Castle on Lake Bracciano

But let’s go back to Paulo and Mariana’s romantic elope at Odescalchi Castle on Lake Bracciano. 
Bride and groom hired a private car to their hotel on Lake Bracciano in the early afternoon. They reached Odescalchi Castle coasting wonderful Lake Bracciano.

Once at they arrived they started their getting ready in the private rooms of Odescalchi Castle, where Odescalchi family used to live. Magic! All rooms are richly decorated featuring beautiful frescoes and ancient furnitures dated date back to Middle Age. It was an emotional experience for them. Imagine to get ready for your wedding surrounded by history and good taste.

Mariana chose a stunning lace dress. It was very simple but absolutely elegant. It underlined her beauty. She chose a colourful bridal bouquet in pink and orange shades that perfectly matched wedding dress style.

Getting ready in a stunnnig medieval castle in Italy

Getting ready in a stunnnig medieval castle in Italy

Getting ready in a stunnnig medieval castle in Italy

Getting ready in a stunnnig medieval castle in Italy

Getting ready in a stunnnig medieval castle in Italy

A romantic wedding ceremony at Odescalchi Castle on Lake Bracciano

We planned the wedding ceremony on the secret garden of the castle. The perfect setting for a romantic elope at Odescalchi Castle on Lake Bracciano. The garden has a stunning view over Lake Bracciano and its lush vegetations. Flower plants and two imposing ancient cedars of Lebanon complete the stunning frame.

As soon as Mariana started to walk down the aisle, the music of a romantic violin started to play and their wedding celebrant Clive Rich welcomed the couple. Ceremony could really start. The real begin of a Romantic Elope at Odescalchi Castle on Lake Bracciao.
It is always very emotional for me planning a romantic elope. On the day I really can see passion and love in the eyes of the couple who is fully concentrated on their union and their own relationship. Wedding ceremony in an elope becomes really meaningful and touchy. But when we are in a stunning venue like Odescalchi Castle everything is emphasised by the the beauty of the place.

Romantic wedding ceremony at Castello Odescalchi

Romantic wedding ceremony at Castello Odescalchi

Romantic wedding ceremony at Castello Odescalchi

Romantic wedding ceremony at Castello Odescalchi

Romantic wedding ceremony at Castello Odescalchi

Romantic wedding ceremony at Castello Odescalchi

Amazing wedding photos on Lake Bracciano

Once the ceremony was over, bride and groom took some wedding pictures all around the castle. 
They also reached the top towers of Odescalchi Castle. The view dominates whole Lake Bracciano and surroundings, such a great moment.
After some wedding pictures in the ancient roads of Bracciano village, bride and groom took a private car and they reached Rome for a romantic dinner in an elegant restaurant of the eternal city!

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wedding photos on Lake Bracciano

wedding photos on Lake Bracciano

wedding photos on Lake Bracciano

wedding photos on Lake Bracciano

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elope at Odescalchi Castle on lake Bracciano

elope at Odescalchi Castle on lake Bracciano

elope at Odescalchi Castle on lake Bracciano

I cannot imagine a best day for Mariana and Paulo and I thank them to let me share this personal moment with them.

We wish to thank Sam Sacramento for the beautiful pictures of this romantic elope at Odescalchi Castle on Lake Bracciano.

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oday we wish to tell you the story of Chiara and Massimo, a lovely couple from Italy who decided to get married on beautiful Lake Bracciano, just few steps from Rome!
They chose this destination instead of city center of the eternal city because the area of the lake is much more quiet and relaxing.

Lake Bracciano is a large fresh water lake located North of Rome in Lazio region.
The main town is Bracciano with its historical Odescalchi Castle, one of the most wanted and luxury wedding venues in the area.

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Despite its proximity to Rome, mass tourism has yet to discover Lake Bracciano. The unspoiled countryside around the lake is protected by a wide natural park which includes the smaller Lake Martignano (Lago di Martignano). Explore this lovely area on foot, by bike, on horseback or by car. It is just a perfect destination for a romantic wedding on the lake .Here you can try regional cuisine, and good local wines.

The crystal-clear waters of Lake Bracciano are the delight of sailors (small boats only, up to four people), wind surfers, canoeists, pedalò, anglers or those wanting to swim and sunbathe with no noisy motorboats. Motors can only be used by the fishermen who supply the restaurants with pike, whitefish, eel, whitebait and other freshwater specialties.
Let’s get back to the beautiful wedding of Chiara and Massimo that chose for their catholic wedding a beautiful church on the top of Trevignano village, the church of Santa Maria dell’Assunta.

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The church is located at the top of the old village and it is reachable walking along the narrow streets of the village.
Church of Assunta or Church of the Assumption, is a 16th century structure. It was built on the ruins of an earlier Gothic building. It contains a splendid frescoes inside.

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Chiara and Massimo chose a simple but elegant decoration in white, cream and soft pink which matched the style of the church which is all white with only the altar area decorated with paintings and frescoes.
Chiara arrived at the church in her stunning white wedding dress with the skirt made of soft tulle and the wait with glittering pearls, a very chic combination.
Her bouquet was a small informal one in the colours of cream and pink that perfectly matched the romantic bridal dress.
Once entered, the music of an harp together with the magic voice of a soprano, gave the wedding ceremony a magical and solemn atmosphere.

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Odescalchi Stables for a chic reception on Lake Bracciano

Once the wedding was ended, all guests moved to the wedding reception venue, while the couple went for some pictures by the lake, and in Bracciano, under the gorgeous Odescalchi Castle.
Wedding reception took place at Odescalchi horse stable, a beautiful venue located by the lake from which you may admire stunning nature and Bracciano village with huge Odescalchi Castle.

The venue is inserted in a lush garden that can be reached walking on a small wood bridge over the creek. The garden, that the princess Odescalchi cures in person with stone basins with red fishes and carps which really give a relaxing feel.

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The horse stable is composed of two large areas, one of them can be used for appetisers and after dinner moments and the second one for the wedding dinner placé.
As seating chart they decided for old vintage cases with small names of tables and guests attached to rustic wires.

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As centrepieces they chose silver candelabras surrounded by small glass vases and bottles with candles, always in the soft colours of cream, white and pink.
After the meal sweets buffet and the after party was set in the second hall which was decorated with pretty fairy lights that created a soft and warm setting.

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The peek moment of the wedding was the cut of the cake outside in the garden followed but the launch of led balloons that illuminated the sky, then party could begin to dance the night away!

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Thank you Nabis wedding photographers for these wonderful pictures of Chiara and Massimo’s wedding at Odescalchi Stables on Lake Bracciano.

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f on Lake Como we have stunning Villa del Balbiabello… on Lake Bracciano we have Odescalchi Castle.
Castello di Bracciano, known also as Odeschalchi Castle in Bracciano is one of the best and most wanted wedding venue all over Lakes Southern region. It is surely exclusive, enchanting and full of history!
Castello di Bracciano is located few kilometres from Rome and it has been built back in 1470 around an ancient medieval rock of 1200. Orsini family wanted the majestic castle for their residence.

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Nowadays many famous people choose it for their special Italian wedding such as Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Tyron Power and Linda Christian, Martin Scorzese and Isabella Rossellini and last but not least Ecclestone’s daughter.

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And we cannot forget that the Castle has been the set for many famous movies and documentaries. Names like Charlton Heston e Rex Harrison, Tony Curtis e Monica Vitti, Gina Lollobrigida e Sophia Loren acted here.

Castello di Bracciano is also part of FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano – to know more about Fai follow this link.
Villa del Balbianello on Lake Como is part of FAI too.

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Reaching Castello di Bracciano is not difficult at all.
Lake Bracciano where it lays it is located not far from International airport of Roma Fiumicino. It is well connected by train, public transfers and we can also arrange private transfers and shuttles for you and your guests.

Accommodation in the area are many for all budgets but you can also decide to spend your Italian days in Rome and reach the castle only for your special day.

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If you are keen for a legal civil ceremony Castello di Bracciano is located literally next door Bracciano town hall very easy. Same for a Catholic ceremony. Church of St. Stefano is located just by the castle and you can access to it thanks to a preferred path inside the castle.

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Bracciano Town Hall

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Church of St. Stefano in Bracciano

But if you are thinking about a wonderful outdoor ceremony overlooking Lake Bracciano terraced garden of the castle is the site for you!
A symbolic blessing can be arranged in the grounds of the castle overlooking a stunning view and if you want to make it legal afterwards, remember that town hall is just next door. While your guests are having their aperitif you can put your legal singnature with just your bridal party and get back in no time to the party.

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Aperitif is usually set in the so called Secret Garden a real enchanting, stunning garden inside the castle walls. Atmosphere her is simply amazing, so historical, Italian and incredibly elegant.
if you plan your ceremony at the town hall or the church close by, you can decide to set your aperitif on the terraced garden overlooking the lake and keep the secret garden as amazing setting for your al fresco dinner.

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If you rather prefer an elegant Italian style room for your elegant reception we have Sala dei Cesari available for you. Have a look to these amazing rooms, aren’t they a dream?

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Wedding cake cut will be held in internal court of the castle which is also the ideal place for your dances, bar and party!
There are not music limitations to the castle… you can go on partying up to 6am!

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If you are planing a winter wedding at Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano we have many solutions for your ceremony, aperitif and dinner to follow in all rooms available such as Sala delle Armi or Antica Torre.

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Castello di Bracciano can fit smaller groups or even bigger ones up to 300 guests.
There is not a banqueting company working at exclusive use at the castle.
Rental of the castle starts from 8000 euro.

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So are you looking for a real Italian experience in a wonderful 1400 castle close to the eternal city or Rome? And what about the stunning view over wonderful natural reserve on Lake Bracciano?
Castle Odescalchi on Lake Bracciano is the perfect amazing wedding venue for you!

Do not hesitate to ask for further information we will be pleased to make your dream wedding in a Castle close to Rome come true!

A special thank to Alessandro Zingone photographer for all these amazing shots of Odescalchi Castle!
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fter a long summer season with many weddings in Rome and surroundings I come back with pleasure to Lake Bracciano to tell you about a brand new venue that could be ideal for a wedding in this wonderful corner of Italy.

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As you know Lake Bracciano is not far from Rome. It could be the ideal destination if you are looking for a location that could offer a lot to do.
International airport of Rome Fiumicino is not far and very well connected. Rome is less then 30 minutes drive from here.
Your day before or day after events could be planned in the eternal city, your guests will love Rome!
Lake Bracciano is a Natural Reserve. It is peaceful, relaxing and most of all just simply beautiful.
Its authentic and traditional atmosphere makes it very special.

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A rustic venue on Lake Bracciano

The venue I’m going to introduce here is a wonderful ancient mansion – in Italian: Casale.
it was built back in 1800 and it still preserves its beauty. It is located on top of a green hill overlooking Lake Bracciano. The view is absolutely stunning! I’m sure you can imagine it.
You can see all Lake Bracciano from here.

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The ancient mansion is also a working farm that makes the atmosphere rustic and very authentic and bucolic. You should not be surprise to meet cows and sheep on the meadows while reaching the casale.

Welcome aperitif and a Catholic Ceremony overlooking Lake Bracciano

Once you reach the ancient Casale a wide yard will welcome you.
This is the place where you could welcome your guests before the ceremony with a refreshing drink or a cool lemonade.
There is a charming little church here dedicated to St. Rosary.
The church is actually working and you can celebrate your Catholic ceremony here with civil value.
A big plus if you do not want to plan many transfers from a venue to another for all your guests.
Hotels and B&B are all located close by and I will be happy to help you to find the perfect solution for you and your group.

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Outdoor reception with a magic sunset on Lake Bracciano

Side of the yard there is a wonderful area with stunning view over meadows and woods of Lake Bracciano. Here you can set the aperitif waiting for sunset and a magic dinner.

Backyard of the ancient Casale is the perfect area for an outdoor reception.
Scents of Natural Park of Bracciano will add a special touch to your evening reception.
Fairy lights between you and starred sky and country flowers on tables with candles will do the rest.

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The ancient Casale has also a wonderful and wide room indoor that could host your reception or dances and bar after the dinner.

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What about wedding photos? Wide park and view over the lake could be the the ideal backdrop for unforgettable wedding pictures.

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So, if you are looking for a romantic, bucolic, traditional and authentic wedding on Lake Bracciano, this is the right place for you.
For further information or details please do not hesitate to contact me.

Lake Bracciano wedding plannerMy name is Stefania and I work as wedding coordinator on Lake Bracciano and Rome area. I was born close to Northern Italian Lakes District in Piemonte region so I’ve always been enchanted by lakes atmosphere and I know the real appeal of it. I’ve been traveling a lot before becoming a wedding planner, all over the world I was a flight attendant. I developed a deep interest in people, customs and different country habits. This knowledge is helping me a lot in my actual job. When I moved to Rome years ago I decided to become a Wedding Planner and now I’m happy to be part of this wonderful Team.
I will be happy to guide you across Southern Lakes such as romantic Bracciano and rustic Bolsena which are both very close to eternal city of Rome. I will be pleased to help you find the best venues, charming solutions, lovely decorations, for your unique wedding on Lake Bracciano.
I will let you know the charm of this great spot of Italy being your guide and help throughout all your wedding planning.

For any information about weddings in Rome and Lake Bracciano please CONTACT ME

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ake Bracciano could be a wonderful destination for your Lake wedding close to Rome.
It is located just few kilometers from the eternal city and it can offer a lot of different solutions for your wedding. You can choose an elegant wedding in a Castle, a refined reception in a villa or even a country style reception in a local agriturismo.
You can host big groups up to 250 guests or small and intimate events or romantic elopes.
You can opt for a civil ceremony or a romantic Catholic ceremony in a wonderful church.
Lake Bracciano is all this and I’m pleased to tell you about it on our blog.

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Dee and Derek are both Irish. They chose Lake Bracciano for its versatility and they had one of the loveliest wedding I ever planned here.
They opted for an intimate wedding with few guests.
They wanted to stay all together for their lovely vacation on Lake Bracciano and for this reason they choose a very pretty Agriturismo in Trevignano village.

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The Agriturismo is completely immersed into Lake Bracciano Countryside. it also has a wonderful swimming pool and wonderful rooms that are simply perfect for a wedding reception!
A romantic and bucolic choice that all guests loved.

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As per Irish tradition Dee and Derek wanted a Catholic ceremony and after visiting some churches located on the Lake they chose Assunta Church of Anguillara.
Do you remember about Linda and Ciaran’s wedding?
As Linda and Ciaran did, Dee and Derek choose Assunta Church for its beautiful setting. It is located on top of the village hill overlooking the lake and you can reach it by the lovely little traditional roads of the village. Pure Italy!

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Dee made her entrance on a wonderful Triumph and once arrived at the entrance of the church a soprano started to sing accompanied by the sound of a string trio!
A great entrance for sure.

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The church is wonderful by itself but on Dee and Derek’s day was even prettier!
Dee wanted natural and loose floral compositions following country style idea she had.
Dee’s bouquet was really loose too made by Orange David Austin roses.
Flowers perfectly matched Dee’s wedding dress: simple but very elegant and chic.

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After a touching ceremony the group reached the shores of Lake Bracciano to take some group pictures and some other for only bride and groom.
A very special thanks to Alessandro Zingone photographer for these great shots!

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And then back to the Agriturismo…the reception and party can begin!
Rooms of the Agriturismo were all prepared to welcome the intimate group.

For the centrepieces Dee wanted shabby chic decorations: silver tuscan vases with loose and country flowers in them. A prefect choice to match the atmosphere of the venue.

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The dinner followed Roman traditions and cuisine. All courses were prepared with local ingredients accompanied by local wines too.
A Roman dinner requires a traditional Italian wedding cake and Dee and Derek could not miss the occasion to taste a delicious millefeuille with chantilly cream.
Theme flowers perfectly enriched it!

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Agriturismo allows music and party up to very late night and this is surely a big plus of this lovely reception venue! Dee and Derek party went on with drinks and dances up to early in the morning.
All guests were accommodated at the venue and this made the party a great success too.

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Congratulations Dee and Derek! I loved your style and your country wedding as much you loved beautiful Lake Bracciano!

Lake Bracciano wedding plannerMy name is Stefania and I work as wedding coordinator on Lake Bracciano and Rome area. I was born close to Northern Italian Lakes District in Piemonte region so I’ve always been enchanted by lakes atmosphere and I know the real appeal of it. I’ve been traveling a lot before becoming a wedding planner, all over the world I was a flight attendant. I developed a deep interest in people, customs and different country habits. This knowledge is helping me a lot in my actual job. When I moved to Rome years ago I decided to become a Wedding Planner and now I’m happy to be part of this wonderful Team.
I will be happy to guide you across Southern Lakes such as romantic Bracciano and rustic Bolsena which are both very close to eternal city of Rome. I will be pleased to help you find the best venues, charming solutions, lovely decorations, for your unique wedding on Lake Bracciano.
I will let you know the charm of this great spot of Italy being your guide and help throughout all your wedding planning.

For any information about weddings in Rome and Lake Bracciano please CONTACT ME

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s you know Lake Bracciano is a wonderful natural oasis very close to the eternal city of Rome.
If you are looking for a romantic intimate wedding with a lot to do and to see this match could be a perfect choice just like Charles and Tanya did.

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A romantic Blessing by the shores of Lake Bracciano

Charles and Tanya are a wonderful American couple they chose Bracciano for their intimate wedding in Italy. They had already got married in US with a big party but they wanted something more romantic and intimate to celebrate their special day with just few friends.
What’s better than Lake Bracciano and Rome for something like this?
Well, Charles is a Marines… I guess American officers have a special taste for romantic happy ends just like Richard Gere in An Officer and a Gentleman.

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Charles and Tanya came here from California for a very special vacation. They stayed in Tuscany but wanted Rome and surrounding for their wedding. So I planned for them a transfer to Lake Bracciano on their special day.
A romantic and moving religious blessing was planned in the gardens of a lovely restaurant on the shores.
Tanya was simply beautiful in her lovely laces wedding dress with a romantic red roses bouquet matching Charles’ buttonhole.
A very special atmosphere for a wonderful couple!

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Amazing wedding pictures in Rome

After the blessing and a lovely and relaxing aperitif on the shores of Lake Bracciano I planned for them a transfer to Rome.
It takes just few minutes to reach eternal city from Lake Bracciano so some photos there are just a must!
Alessandro Zingone Photographer did a great job guiding them in the most famous places of Italian capital such as Coliseum, Piazza del Popolo and Gianicolo Hill. You can see the result here!
Aren’t they some wonderful shots?

Click on the arrows on the right to see full screen images of the wedding pictures in Rome

Back to Lake Bracciano for a romantic Red themed wedding dinner

After the fun trip in Rome we got back to Lake Bracciano for a romantic celebratory dinner by the shores.
Dinner was planned in the same restaurant where Charles and Tanya had their blessing.
Tanya wanted a and red themed wedding in a very elegant and chic key and I created for her a very special setting.
So I planned for her a very special setting. Have a look at the table decorations!

Click on the arrows on the right to see full screen images of the decorations Some lovely red roses centrepieces in glass with water, Swarovski lanterns, red tea lights, a lovely withe table cloth with red wine glasses on and Swarovski napkin decorations. A little touch of black on the menus too just like Tanya wanted.
Creating special setting for my couples is surely one of my passions!

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After a gourmand dinner the group released some floating lanterns on the lake making wishes.
Can you imagine a more romantic way to close an amazing day like this?

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Congratulations guys and thanks for choosing Lake Bracciano for your romantic elope!

Stefania wedding planner for Rome and Lake BraccianoMy name is Stefania and I work as wedding coordinator on Lake Bracciano and Rome area. I was born close to Northern Italian Lakes District in Piemonte region so I’ve always been enchanted by lakes atmosphere and I know the real appeal of it. I’ve been traveling a lot before becoming a wedding planner, all over the world I was a flight attendant. I developed a deep interest in people, customs and different country habits.
This knowledge is helping me a lot in my actual job. When I moved to Rome years ago I decided to become a Wedding Planner and now I’m happy to be part of this wonderful Team.

I will be happy to guide you across Southern Lakes such as romantic Bracciano and rustic Bolsena which are both very close to eternal city of Rome. I will be pleased to help you find the best venues, charming solutions, lovely decorations, for your unique wedding on Lake Bracciano.

I will let you know the charm of this great spot of Italy being your guide and help throughout all your wedding planning.
For any information about wedding in Rome and Lake Bracciano CONTACT ME

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A relaxing restaurant on the shores of Lake Bracciano https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-bracciano-weddings/wedding-restaurant-shores-lake-bracciano/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=wedding-restaurant-shores-lake-bracciano https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-bracciano-weddings/wedding-restaurant-shores-lake-bracciano/#comments Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:56:57 +0000 http://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/?p=17115

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oday I would love to introduce a new venue for your wedding on the shores Lake Bracciano.
It is located just close by Trevignano inside a totally green area of Regional Park of Lake Bracciano.
You would surely appreciate its fun, relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere.

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Ceremony and boat trip on Lake Bracciano

After a civil ceremony in Trevignano or a religious ceremony in Anguillara church or Trevignano church you could plan to reach this lovely restaurant to celebrate your wedding reception in a relaxed atmosphere.
You can even decide to have a nice aperitif on board of motorboat Sabazia as I told you about in one of my previous posts.

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After the ceremony or the aperitif on board of the motorboat just on Lake Bracciano you can reach this lovely restaurant with a very short transfer or shuttle service that I can easily plan for you.

A relaxing restaurant by the shores of Lake Bracciano

The restaurant was build in the 50s. It used to be a country house on the shores, a little Teverna for travellers and hunters. The building was renovated and become a wonderful restaurant with a magical view on the Lake.

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There is a wide park that can host your aperitif at your arrival.
The big private jetty on the Lake could be the perfect set for your wedding photos with Lake Bracciano as backdrop.

Outdoor receptions and parties up to late at night

For your reception to follow your can choose between the wide canopy and the indoor restaurant.
I really do suggest the canopy… for a real Roman al fresco dinner.

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The restaurant is also idea for winter weddings. In this case the aperitif can be served under the canopy and dinner inside the lovely rooms of the restaurant itself.

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You can host up to 200 guests in this wonderful restaurant but it can be ideal also for small events.

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The restaurant can offer the possibility to have a fun party with bar and music afterwards.
After the cut of the wedding cake you can start the real party!
There are no limits with timings for a party you and your guests will never forget!

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Let’s not forget that Lake Bracciano is very close to Rome. Your staying can be really amazing.
Trips in Rome are so easy to arrange for you and your guests… and you can even decide to start your honeymoon in romantic Rome itself!

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So if you are interested in a fun, relaxing, and charming wedding just on the shores of Lake Bracciano, not far from Rome please do not hesitate to CONTACT ME.
I will be pleased to send you all information and details.

Stay turned I will come back soon to tell you about a lovely wedding I recently planned here….

Lake Bracciano wedding plannerMy name is Stefania and I work as wedding coordinator on Lake Bracciano and Rome area. I was born close to Northern Italian Lakes District in Piemonte region so I’ve always been enchanted by lakes atmosphere and I know the real appeal of it. I’ve been traveling a lot before becoming a wedding planner, all over the world I was a flight attendant. I developed a deep interest in people, customs and different country habits. This knowledge is helping me a lot in my actual job. When I moved to Rome years ago I decided to become a Wedding Planner and now I’m happy to be part of this wonderful Team.
I will be happy to guide you across Southern Lakes such as romantic Bracciano and rustic Bolsena which are both very close to eternal city of Rome. I will be pleased to help you find the best venues, charming solutions, lovely decorations, for your unique wedding on Lake Bracciano.

I will let you know the charm of this great spot of Italy being your guide and help throughout all your wedding planning.

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What about weddings? An interview with Stefania, our planner for Rome and Lake Bracciano https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-bracciano-weddings/wedding-planner-rome-lake-bracciano/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=wedding-planner-rome-lake-bracciano https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-bracciano-weddings/wedding-planner-rome-lake-bracciano/#respond Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:17:47 +0000 http://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/?p=15973

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oday we are here with Stefania our lovely planner for Lake Bracciano and Rome area. We’ve seen many weddings she planned on our blog that you hope you enjoyed.
We thought it could be a good idea knowing a little more about her and her job so you can find here a little interview with her we did in the last few days.

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  • Stefania, what made you decide to become a wedding planner and how did you become one?
    Actually it’s not easy to say why I started doing this job.
    There has been a moment in my live I needed to change my profession as my family needed my presence and I simply found the right people at the right time that introduced me to this wonderful experience which is my job. I started working with great enthusiasm as I felt this was really what I could do with passion.
    I have always been a “people” person, a good listener and I have always made jobs that could made me help people feeling better. I simply found a perfect way for me to express my care for people.
  • How would you describe your working style?
    As I was saying, I’m a good listener and I usually try to help the couple discover, implement and translate their idea of wedding into a real wedding.
  • What is your idea of an excellent /lovely marriage proposal?
    Can you imagine anything more romantic than a lake view proposal or a proposal with the view of Saint Peter’s dome at sunset?

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  • Favorite thing to do outside event planning?
    I love reading history books, I really enjoy them as if they were gossip magazines, then I love craft works, everything I can make with my hands is a great satisfaction for me and least but not last I love staying with my family and my ginger head evil daughter.
  • When you travel, what is one thing you can’t live without?

    I have travelled a lot in my “previous“ live as I have been working as a flight attendant for 12 years when I was younger.
    Actually I was quiet used to pack a very small luggage and leave, but in this very small bag the “must “ were: a good book, even more than one if there was time, a bathing suit, a good pair of sneakers and my Ipod.

  • What is your idea of a romantic destination?
    Well… Rome with its immense beauty for sure, a gorgeous place both for winter and summer weddings.

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  • You have been around for a few years, care to fill us in on a few of the trying obstacles you faced in the beginning stages??
    Rome has a very difficult market, it is plenty of options of any kind. Thousands of wedding venues and vendors.
    Only to be aware of all the possible venues took me weeks and months and the most difficult thing for me at the early stages of my job as a planner has been making a selection of all of them.
  • Reasons why prospective clients should choose you first and foremost?
    Because we are all very passionate and we really love what we do, we usually say that “we will organize your wedding as it is our own” and this is true. We put so much love into what we do that the result is always a great result and this is due to our deep diligence and to the high standard of all our colleagues.
  • Among all the wedding you planned during this year there is one that is particularly special for you?
    I really cannot say there has been a special one, all of them have have been special, from my sweet Margot that got married after having shared all her life with her beloved Serge,to the lovely Liora and her funny jewish wedding to my sweet Lene or Carol whose kind e-mails I still miss and these are only few examples. I really feel I miss all my brides.
  • And the one that made you worry?
    Actually maybe Liora’s wedding, which has been my first jewish wedding and I had to learn many different and interesting traditions, but it has been fun, fun, fun!
  • Is being a wedding planner very stressful?
    Well I have read in an american magazine that the job of the wedding planner is one of the 6th most stressful careers out of all careers and actually it is very stressful as it is both a physical and mental work with lots of emotional connections.

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  • Your agency manages wedding on lake Bracciano and Rome. Among all those destinations, what was the 2013 most wanted?
    I would say Rome for sure, the eternal city with all its romantic corners and amazing views, has always a great charm, but lake Bracciano is increasing the number of weddings as it is a beautiful and relaxing area.
  • From what part of the world came couples you planned the wedding for in 2013?
    There is not really a leading nationality, my couples usually are Anglo-saxon, but this year they are very well mixed and we have had also many couples from Norway and from Philippines as well.
  • Let’s go to present. It is quite early to say… how could you judge 2014 trend?

    I have to say that even if the period is a bit hard for everybody, this year has been a good year from this point of view and I already have few weddings and I’m working on for next year and this is a good point.

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  • Finally, what do you enjoy most about working with a bride and groom to plan their wedding?

    What I really like is to meet people in the most beautiful moment of their life and I love helping them to plan one of the biggest days of their life, this is what I enjoy most, I like try to translate their idea of wedding to reality.

Isn’t she lovely? She will be happy and pleased to help you planning your wedding on Lake Bracciano but even Lake Albano, Lake Bolsena and Rome area. She is great and very passionate with her job you will be in skillful and capable hands.
Do not hesitate to ask for further information to her if you are keen for a wedding in Rome, Lake Bracciano, Lake Albano or Lake Bolsena, or even wonderful Roman countryside. She will make your dreams come true.

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Just Married – On Lake Orta again and on Lake Bracciano too! https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-orta-weddings/getting-married-on-lake-orta-and-lake-bracciano-italy/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=getting-married-on-lake-orta-and-lake-bracciano-italy https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-orta-weddings/getting-married-on-lake-orta-and-lake-bracciano-italy/#respond Tue, 07 May 2013 20:05:33 +0000 http://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/?p=15225 We are back after a long and full week end!
For this reason our Just Married post is coming a little late, we hope you do not mind!

On Saturday our planner Valentina was on Lake Orta for Saoirse and Declan’s wedding.
They came for Northern Ireland for a wonderful small event on Lake Orta.
After a moving ceremony at Church of Assunta they had a nice aperitif on St. Julius Restaurant with lovely tour of the Island itself and then a fun party at Ustaria Ca dal Rat. They really had a great time!

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In the meanwhile our planner Stefania was busy on Lake Bracciano.
She planned just a very little intimate and private event.
Dave and Jing got married in the lovely town hall of Trevignano overlooking Lake Bracciano.
Then they move to a traditional country house just into Spring vegetation around the natural reserve of Bracciano-Trevignano.
A very private and intimate event that Stefania witnessed with some shots here.

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On Sunday it was Helen and Tom‘s turn.
They opted for a civil ceremony at Villa Bossi. It was a very releaxed event with country flowers Helen loved a lovely boat tour on the lake and a laid down dinner at Ustaria Ca dal Rat again.

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We collected some pictures here that we hope you could love and we will come back soon with more couples on other lakes! Stay tuned!

A very special thanks to our webmaster for the pictures and La Piccola Selva for flowers at Saoirse and Declan and Helen and Tom’s weddings.

Italian Wedding PlannersItalian Lakes Wedding Team is made up of several professional wedding planners and floral designers with a long experience on Italian Lakes locations.
The Team knows the territory in every single detail and will be able to follow you on every important choice you will take.
Our coordinators are based locally in the areas we serve so whether you decide for a wedding in Rome or Bracciano, a wedding in Como or Stresa, or a Wedding on lake Garda or Lake Orta, we will grant the same level of service.
Our Team will be able to provide you every kind of supplier, florist, photographers, musicians, designers celebrants, witnesses and help as far as your documents are concerned, and anything you may think of.
Italian Lakes Wedding Team will literally pamper you!

For any information about wedding on Lake Orta or Lake Bracciano please CONTACT US.

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Enchanted Borgo in Bracciano countryside https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-bracciano-weddings/wedding-at-borgo-le-grazie-in-bracciano/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=wedding-at-borgo-le-grazie-in-bracciano https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-bracciano-weddings/wedding-at-borgo-le-grazie-in-bracciano/#respond Thu, 07 Mar 2013 20:59:52 +0000 http://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/?p=14721 The hamlets, or the borghi, of Italy… the wonderful charming terrific hamlets of Italy… little build up areas abandoned then restored and finally open to the public. This is so peculiar in Italy, so lovely.
Borgo le Grazie is one of those. It immersed in the most-Etruscan-area-of-all, an area that goes from middle of Lazio region up to Grosseto in Tuscany. It is located near Manziana, very near to Lake Bracciano and ancient Stigliano thermal station.

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he hamlet has been totally restored, the garden is lush and full of secular trees and various kind of plants. Its ground around is made of volcanic rocks therefore is so fertile. Inside Borgo le Grazie there is the fully functional church of Madonna delle Grazie where you can celebrate your wedding ceremony.

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I will be pleased to help you to find all the services you may need to plan the best day of your life: florists, musicians, hairdressers, make up artists, light and sound designers.
Riona and Barry decided to tie the know just here!

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Bride got ready in a close by hotel and reached the church on a vintage car… it could be just ideal.
They got married in the church of Madonna delle Grazie decorated with lovely white roses round compositions.

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After the ceremony, outside the church, there was a great bag piper in full attire from the City of Rome Pipe Band, the first regimental Scottish band in Italy, that escorted them to the mansion, all adorned with bright elements.
The sound of the pipe filled the air around creating an enchanted atmosphere.  Even some other guests wore their kilt as well. A little touch of Scotland right beside Lake Bracciano.

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For their reception Riona and Barry wanted a lovely aperitif just by the beautiful pool.
A gourmand and elegant dinner to follow was served for all guests. A wonderful long table was set in the comfy lounge area. Riona had a special touch for decorative elements: Swarovski decorated menus, tall vases with amazing Hydrangeas and long calla lilies.
Everything was arranged in the shades of white, so pretty!

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After the dinner a great live band entertained bride and groom and their guests to dance the night away!
A piper, the lake, lovely Italian food and wines and the amazing landscape… there couldn’t be a better fairy tale than this.

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If you want to plan your wedding at Borgo le Grazie just like Riona and Barry did just get in touch with us and we will be pleased to help you plan your dream wedding just by Lake Bracciano!

Lake Bracciano wedding plannerMy name is Stefania and I work as wedding coordinator on Lake Bracciano and Rome area. I was born close to Northern Italian Lakes District in Piemonte region so I’ve always been enchanted by lakes atmosphere and I know the real appeal of it. I’ve been traveling a lot before becoming a wedding planner, all over the world I was a flight attendant. I developed a deep interest in people, customs and different country habits. This knowledge is helping me a lot in my actual job. When I moved to Rome years ago I decided to become a Wedding Planner and now I’m happy to be part of this wonderful Team.
I will be happy to guide you across Southern Lakes such as romantic Bracciano and rustic Bolsena which are both very close to eternal city of Rome. I will be pleased to help you find the best venues, charming solutions, lovely decorations, for your unique wedding on Lake Bracciano.
I will let you know the charm of this great spot of Italy being your guide and help throughout all your wedding planning.

For any information about wedding at Borgo Le Grazie in Bracciano please CONTACT ME

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