Today is a nod to the power of social media. With the waves of beautiful imagery found on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook, it is no wonder that Italy is topping trends for destination weddings for young lovers. The county is a legacy and the epitome of romantic destinations catering to all the needs of those looking to tie the knot. Topping the list of luxury tourism locations in 2018, this best-kept secret for exclusive weddings, are now becoming the "yes' location of choice for those that have done their homework. Quickly and steadily changing the course of a quest for the ultimate experience in a luxury wedding or elopement. Need further proof? Take the imagery of Chrissy Gilmartin Photography who set out to prove just how romantic Venice's renowned Scala Contarini Del Bovolo can truly be for a couple. Escape into this stunning glimpse at an Italian elopement that just so happened to be her dream come true as she connected with a plethora of A-list Venetian wedding vendors with Angel Lion Wedding and Events at the planning helm. Let the wedding wanderlust commence.

Italy is Topping Trends for Destination Weddings

While this country has long been an established destination for both luxury tourism and exclusive weddings, Italy is topping trends for destination weddings. Going beyond what is considered the standard wedding as industry leaders promote the allure to the masses. Without a doubt, you've seen the potential on our pages. Whether a grand affair, evening soiree, outdoor garden union or intimate elopement - we've been obsessed with what Italy offers couples for a romantic rendezvous and celebration of love in any form. With celebrities flocking to European destinations for their own luxury wedding, couples around the world are certainly following suit. Taking advantage of the sunny, mild climates and shorter flight times. As Italy is topping trends for destination weddings, one may ask why - if you've never been. The answer is not so complex when you consider the mixture of landscapes and perfect climate. Take into consideration the romantic canals of the floating city, Venice. Located in the North-East of Italy, this city of water touts the fact that there are no streets or cars and every building is surrounded by water. Where else can a bride arrive by gondolas and then have guests enjoy and amazing ride along the authentic Venetian callas for an unforgettable experience? With an expert planner in the area, you will have the insider knowledge discovering all the hidden Italian gems for your own fairytale version as this fabulous team showcases.

Photographer: Chrissy Gilmartin Photography Event Planner: Angel Lion Wedding and Events Jewelry: The Family Joolz DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Delovely Details, Inc. Favors and Gifts: The Painted Press Invitations & Stationery: Sablewood Paper Co. Location: Scala Contarini del Bovolo Bakery: Francesca Desideri Caterer: La Dogaressa Catering Floral Designer: LA DOGARESSA Apparel: Nicolao Atelier Dress Designer: Kate Edmondson Bridal Couture