An Amazing Wedding in Salento Castle – Apulia

We get back to Apulia to tell you about a romantic English wedding we planned last June. Emma and Salvatore got married in a towering Apulian castle.
The Castle is located in Salento region in Apulia. It is one of the most beautiful castle in Southern Italy. Bride and groom chose Puglia for their special wedding in Italy because Salvatore has his roots here. They chose it also for special Apulian charming and authentic atmosphere you can experience here.

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Salvatore, our groom is British with Italian heritage and Emma – our bride – is coming from London, UK.
Most of the guests came from England and some arrived directly from other areas of Apulia.
Emma and her pretty bridesmaids got ready in one of the most beautiful rooms of the castle.
Salvatore got ready in another room of the castle. They all spent their Italian days at the castle and some of other guests stayed in hotels very close by.
In the castle there are many suites and rooms but you can have also a wonderful staying in a beautiful and comfortable hotel very close to Lecce city, another beautiful city of Salento region.

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Your legal Civil ceremony can be arranged in the amazing garden of the castle. In case of bad weather – something we experience very rarely here in Apulia! – you can plan your legal civil ceremony a wonderful room inside the building.
For your wedding reception you have many options according the idea you have in mind. Castle can offer many possibilities and different wonderful areas.

Emma and Salvatore opted for a wonderful legal civil ceremony in the ground of the castle. It was performed by mayor and our professional celebrant Michela Solito performed their blessing. Bride and the groom will keep a very special memory of such a wonderful ceremony.

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Wonderful flowers arrangements were the frame of this precious moment: pastel peonies, roses, hydrangeas and greenery.

If you have a small number of guests you can opt for a wine museum for your wedding reception. But if you like to have some more guests you can choose an amazing indoor hall with chandeliers, tapestries, fireplaces and carpets.

Outdoor areas and wonderful halls inside this enchanting Apulian castle are perfect for a wedding reception every time of the year, also in the the warm Apulian winter.
The castle was build around 1500 with its great this fortification, to which history brought many theft.

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Here, among the centuries old olive trees and the ancient vineyards, white stones of castle rise up from the brown soil with its great towers covered with green ivy, palm trees and green gardens.
Emma was simply beautiful in her romantic wedding dress and her elegant bridal bouquet. Salvatore wore a very elegant blue suit with pearl grey tie.

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After an emotional civil ceremony and blessing the party had a rich aperitif in the grounds of the castle.
Salvatore planned a great surprise for Emma: he arrived on a wonderful vintage blue 500 car! Very Italian style!
For their reception they opted for a big garden with fountain in the opposite side of the castle. Simple courses of Apulian traditional cuisine with a touch of style. The main course was accompanied by best wines of castle vineyard : Negramaro and Salice Salentino. Such great wines for a wedding in Apulia.

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A great live band with talented singers was the background for the dinner, everybody loved it!
Right after some speeches a scenic wedding cake was served by castle swimming pool. Guests lit sparkles for all and the whole group enjoyed spectacular fireworks over Salento Countryside.
After the wedding cake the party started with the great music mixed by a fantastic DJ.

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Our best congratulations to Emma and Salvatore! Such a great day to remember!

Very special thanks to Francesco Gravina for these great photos you can see in this post!