Wedding planning in Milan with Alessia Santa
Italy’s leading wedding planner, Alessia Santa, takes time out of her busy schedule to chat about wedding trends and what makes Milanese weddings so memorable.
Dorchester COllection City Guides, Milan. Ph Elisa Maruca
Milan is a glorious city with so many things to see and do, making it a firm favourite for lots of my clients. They find the range of interests such shopping, art and entertainment really enticing, and wedding guests get to enjoy a wonderful city break as well as celebrating with the happy couple.
For wedding planners, Milan is ideal as the best suppliers and partners are also located here. The convenience of having three nearby airports makes the city centre easily accessible for family and friends flying in from different locations around the world. The ease of travel means everyone is more relaxed and has time to enjoy themselves.
After a decade of Milanese countryside weddings being in vogue, locals are turning their attention to hosting weddings at luxury hotels in the centre of Milan. Some of the most sought-after locations, including Hotel Principe di Savoia, offer a beautiful hidden garden or terrace with a view as far as the eye can see. This makes them popular with wedding photographers and florists too, as the same location offers a variety of beautiful backgrounds.
Italian weddings are known for being colourful and vibrant, and nowhere does this better than the country’s capital of fashion and design. Milan leads the way in the latest trends and at the moment it’s all about adding colour, from pretty pastels to bold hues of red and fuchsia. More than ever, couples want to throw a proper party for their guests. I’m definitely seeing less formality and more fun.
An iconic venue
Choosing a wonderful venue plays a vital part in ensuring your wedding is extraordinary. The newly restored event spaces at Hotel Principe di Savoia are a wonderful example of Italian sophistication. Their rooms feature opulent crystal chandeliers, hand-painted frescoes and plenty of natural light.
The Veranda ballroom has doors opening onto an Italian-style garden that’s a real oasis of elegance and charm for a truly memorable wedding.
If you’re looking for more wedding inspiration in Milan, be sure to take a look at Hotel Principe di Savoia
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