Marriage is the commitment of a couple in love wanting to share life as if they were one person, both spiritually and physically, trying to reach the goal of happiness together.
An important constraint that involves hopes, dreams, projects, and prospects.
How to celebrate it?
Today, alongside the traditional religious and civil rites, the Blessing or symbolic marriage is becoming increasingly popular, a wedding ceremony with no legal and civil value, but symbolic for the contracting parties.
And the beauty of a Blessing is that you can celebrate it anywhere, choosing the place you prefer.
The candle ritual and the sand ceremony immersed in the beauty of Tuscany
The exchanging of promises of love with your partner in total freedom, away from the traditional locations, inserting the music and readings that you prefer in a dream setting, whether it’s a beach, an enchanted forest or a flourishing garden.
The Blessing allows you to customize your wedding day as you wish since it is subject neither to precise rules nor to bureaucratic constraints of any kind.
The couple, based on their preferences, can freely choose not only the setting but also the ritual.
The candle ceremony and the sand ceremony, highly suggestive rituals, acquire an entirely new and different charm in the magnificent landscape of Tuscany, more than anywhere else.
Thanks to the fabulous fairy-tale locations, whether it’s a village or a place immersed by nature.
The candle ritual is a classic at a Blessing: mothers, or the couple’s older family members, each light a candle and place it next to an unlit, larger, central candle.
Then the spouses light the central candle using smaller candles: the new union is thus sealed through a gesture strictly connected to the light.
Imagine the wonder of celebrating such an enchanting function in an ancient castle, by the sea, surrounded only by trees and flowers or inside an open-air church like San Galgano: The wonder of the surroundings greeting your guests will only be matched by your joy.
However, if you prefer, you can promise your love through the sand ritual.
A sizeable decorative glass container is filled gradually with sand of different colors found inside two smaller glass containers, which symbolize the spouses.
The result will be a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing mix.
This vase, with the names or initials of the couple engraved on it, will remain a tangible reminder of your Blessing in Tuscany.
Destination wedding in Tuscany: the most beautiful places in Tuscany to celebrate the Blessing
Among the destination wedding locations in Italy, Tuscany has always been one of the most popular destinations for couples from all over the world.
And how could it be otherwise?
The cities of art, the ancient villages, the breathtaking landscapes, and the excellent gastronomy are the perfect settings for a truly unforgettable wedding day.
The breathtaking Tuscan scenery is ideal for a fabulous Blessing day.
Exclusive enchanting wedding venues await couples from all over the world.
From this point of view, Tuscany boasts practically endless possibilities of choice.
A classic destination Blessing is a beach: a gazebo by the sea, perhaps illuminated by the bright colors of the sunset, is a magical location to exchange promises of love.
Castiglione della Pescaia, Punta Ala, Follonica, The Island of Elba, Forte dei Marmi, Marina di Pietrasanta, Viareggio… the choice is yours.
For a Blessing with a rustic taste, carried out in a natural breath-taking context, but combined with that wonderful historical sense that characterizes and permeates all of Tuscany, you can look towards an ancient villa with garden.
This region is home to some of the most beautiful luxury wedding venues in the world, available to all those who wish to spend the most important day in an unforgettable environment, enjoying impeccable services.
And who says that with a Blessing we must forsake the church?
The Romanesque Church of the Holy Trinity of Spineto still preserves the spirit of the monks who have lived there, in a context of absolute simplicity that gives the soul tremendous and intimate spirituality.
No coincidence that this ancient structure, dating back to the Middle Ages, is one of the most requested for the celebration of weddings of all kinds, including a Blessing.
And often those who get married here, remain so fascinated by it that they come back for the baptism of their children!
And how about an open-air cathedral?
That of San Galgano, near Siena, a site where mysticism, legend, and science merge, creating an environment with an indescribable charm.
Here you can celebrate a romantic Blessing under the stars two steps away from the sword that, according to tradition, San Galgano stuck into the rock when he decided to change his life and give himself to God.
For many, this is a magical place, certainly one of the most seductive on the planet.
But Tuscany also means a green and lush countryside: what do you think of a country-style Blessing to celebrate, for example, in the middle of a vineyard?
An alternative, and somewhat revolutionary choice, that is conquering more and more couples.
The sunset from spring to autumn is the most popular moment of the day, the one in which the typical Tuscan landscapes show the best of itself, bathed in the blinding light of the sun and the red that colors the sky above the hills, which, in this part of Italy, have gentle and sinuous slopes.
Do you dream of a Blessing in a castle?
Between Florence and Siena there are a lot of castles where is possible to celebrate a Blessing ceremony.
The bride and groom say “I will” surrounded by olive trees, vineyards, and cypresses.
And after the ceremony, the reception go ahead with family and friends in one of the many exclusive wedding venues that make Tuscany a destination wedding, and a Blessing wedding, among the most sought-after of all.