Tuscany Tag

A WINTER WEDDING IN TUSCANY

01 Dic 2013, Posted by Whitethings in Blog, Seasonal weddings

If you come this way in the winter, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. This is Tuscany as you wouldn’t expect it: snow-clad mountains, crisp air, morning hoarfrost gradually thawing in the daylight and…. no crowds. There are a lot of reasons to choose the winter, if you decide to have your wedding in Tuscany. Take the weather, for example. Tuscan winters are pleasantly dry, with average chances of rainfall of about 25% in December and around 12% in January and February. They are cold but not too cold: you may expect average temperatures of 6-7 degrees in the cities while only on the mountains it regularly gets below zero. The air is crisp, invigorating and crystal-clear and by mid-February, it starts getting mild again. There are many things to do, as well, for you and your loved ones. Admire the cities without too many people around, take thermal baths in some hot springs, go for inspiring walks along the beach and enjoy the sea with no crowds or, if you are feeling energetic, go skiing.  Everywhere, the atmosphere is soft and relaxed; almost intimate. Venues will be easier to find for your reception and ceremony (and less expensive!). You could choose…

3 Tuscan Weddings That Will Inspire You

21 Nov 2013, Posted by Whitethings in Blog, Wedding styles

If your dream wedding is set to the backdrop of rolling hills, winding olive groves and chiming church bells, you are not alone. So what makes nuptials Tuscan and how can you start planning your dream destination wedding in the land of romance? Here are three wedding themes on different budgets that might inspire you. The Fairy Tale Wedding To celebrate the love you have found in your very own prince charming, you need a wedding fit for a princess. Well. That’s what years of watching Disney will tell you and the truth is, the truth is Disney was right. You are a princess and a royal wedding is definitely on the cards, it just requires a little expert planning! Tuscany is home to a number of beautiful castles that are now used almost exclusively for wedding services and can be hired out exclusively for your special day. From luxury castles in the Chianti wine region to medieval ones in Florence or Sienna, you have a wide range of possible venues to choose from. You can also organise to celebrate your nuptials in a local church and save the castle for your reception. For a real black-tie feel, you will…

The perfect Italian wedding menu

14 Nov 2013, Posted by Whitethings in Wedding food

6 Steps to creating the perfect Italian wedding menu Italy’s mouth-watering cuisine is a favourite among brides and grooms around the world. So how do you turn your reception dinner into an Italian wedding banquet? To get started, you need to forget everything you thought you knew about Mediterranean cooking and discover Italy’s (generous) heart by tucking into its delicious food. Step 1: Eat & Think like an Italian To understand the culture, you need to understand the people. Thinking like an Italian will have its obvious advantages when you’re selecting which olives to use for your antipasti or negotiating prices, so try committing this to memory: perfect wedding = perfect food + perfect venue + perfect couple. Step 2: Starters (Antipasti) If you can pre-drink, you can definitely pre-eat. And this is where starters come into play. As we are based in Tuscany, we thought you might like to start your food journey with some of our local offerings. Traditional Tuscan favourites include crostini, unsalted bread with chicken liver pate, Italian “bruschette” with fresh tomatoes, basil and extra virgin olive oil fried sage leaves and a variety of cured meats. Serve with Italian dry champagne known as prosecco tkeep…

Autumn

14 Nov 2013, Posted by Whitethings in Seasonal weddings

Tuscany is a land of many souls whose landscapes vary dramatically with the seasons; if you are going to tie the knot here, you could do much worse than choosing autumn for your wedding. The weather is mild and you can enjoy most of your time outdoors. The Tuscan landscape is at its best in autumn: rich, magical and ….amazingly romantic. The light shines clear all day over red roofs and palaces, while at sunset everything takes on a golden hue; the woods are chestnut-brown and the vines are loaded with ripe, sweet grapes half-hidden by russet leaves. Just imagine holding your reception and having your pictures taken with such a backdrop! Autumn is a generous season, too. Tuscan people thankfully receive Nature’s bounty and store it for the coming months, with whole communities getting involved in picking and harvesting: chestnuts, walnuts, truffles, mushrooms, grapes, olives are but a few autumn treasures which could be featuring on your table in various forms. This is just a hint of what you will experience if you choose to get married in Tuscany in the autumn. If you like it so far, there will be more coming soon, here.