Italy is a popular location for celebrity weddings. Italy offers amazing scenery, romantic history, delicious cuisine and a vast array of fine wine making it a perfection backdrop for a lavish wedding. Since the word romantic comes from the word meaning “from Rome”, it’s no surprise Italy is such a popular wedding destination.
Here are some celebrity couples who celebrated their wedding in Italy:
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
Hollywood star George Clooney and British-Lebanese barrister Amal Alamuddin became man and wife at the end of a four-day Venetian extravaganza in September 2014. The couple and their guests arrived in style on boat taxis, followed by paparazzi, and tied the knot inside the luxurious sixteenth century Aman Venice hotel on the Grand Canal with a star-studded guest list.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Grammy award winning singer John Legend married celebrity model Chrissy Teigen in an intimate wedding at Villa Pizzo in Lake Como in September 2013, the place where they first fell in love. The couple were joined by a long list of A-list celebrity friends. The glamorous wedding saw the model wear not one, but three stunning Vera Wang dresses, buying a new one each time she went in for a fitting.
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
English beauty Emily Blunt and American actor John Krasinski tied the knot back in July 2010 in a private ceremony in Lake Como. Guests gathered at their friend George Clooney’s waterside Italian estate. Guests included Matt Damon and wife Luciana, Meryl Streep and David Schwimmer.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
In May 2014, this celebrity couple married in an extravagant wedding at the stunning Forti di Belvedere on a hilltop overlooking Florence in front of a 20ft-high wall of flowers and watched by over six-hundred guests. Andrea Bocelli serenaded the bride as she walked up the aisle on the arm of her stepfather, Bruce (now Caitlyn) Jenner.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
This Hollywood couple’s wedding in October 2012 was an intimate ceremony at the stunning Borgo Egnazia Resort in the Italian village of Savelletri de Fasano, Puglia. The groom serenaded his bride with a song specially written for her as she waltzed down the aisle in a spectacular pink Giambattista Valli gown.
Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault
Actress Salma Hayek married Francois-Henri Pinault on Valentine’s Day in a secret, low-key civil ceremony in Paris. Two days of celebrations followed at the Opera house La Fenice and the historic Punta Della Dogana in Venice, including a carnival-style masked ball.
Petra Ecclestone and James Stunt
Bernie Ecclestone, the boss of Formula One, spent a small part of his fortune when his daughter Petra married James Stunt in August 2011. The couple wed in the Odescalchi Castle, the same spectacular fifteenth century fort where Katie Holmes married Tom Cruise in 2006.
The medieval town of Bracciano welcomed over 250 high profile guests, including members of the British royal family the Duchess of York and her daughters Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice.
The wedding is said to have cost several million pounds, but it was not short of personal touches provided by friends of the couple, with Eric Clapton providing the music for the couple’s first dance.
Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLoughlin
Wayne Rooney married his childhood sweetheart in a lavish ceremony at the Villa Durazzo a seventeenth century palace in the Mediterranean resort of Santa Margherita Ligure on the Italian Riviera. The ceremony was performed in Italian by the town’s deputy mayor, Gianni Costa, and took place in front of close to a dozen of the couple’s closest family members.