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Five tips for organising an Apulian wedding in spring
Wedding in Puglia: say yes in spring
Summer is the season that made Puglia famous all over the world. The tourist success of the seaside sector grows every year, confirming our region among the most popular and sought-after destinations by Italian tourists and by many foreign tourists.
The sea and the 940 kilometres of the shore have made Puglia famous, triggering a mechanism for the discovery of the whole region during the entire year. The trend of visiting Puglia in autumn, winter and spring is growing.
Spring in Puglia is flourishing, colourful, rich and abundant. The rebirth of nature gives new life to the whole region, making it as dynamic, attractive, and lively as the summer.
The Apulian success is characterised by landscapes, architectural beauties, and food. Three elements that have become a trademark of the Mediterranean region, existing both in tourism and in other sectors. That of weddings, for example.
Like tourism, spring weddings in Puglia have become a custom, a choice shared by various couples of spouses fascinated by the awesomeness of this region. The reasons for this choice are the temperate weather, the typical products of the months of April, May, and June, the blooming of almond trees, cherry trees, and wheat fields, the variety of locations available.
Getting married in Puglia in Spring is an experience of overwhelming beauty: here are five tips for an Apulian and spring wedding.
Spring wedding in Puglia: the mild weather
The organisation of the wedding always starts from the choice of the date and consequently of the period in which the couples want to celebrate the wedding.
Generally, autumn and winter are the two reasons that record the lowest number of weddings, as opposed to the summer months. Married couples prefer summer for the opportunity to take advantage of open spaces and ensure a serene climate, even though it is often too hot.
The mild climate is the first reason that pushes more and more spouses to organise a wedding in spring. Temperatures are warmer and days are brighter. Spring allows the spouses to organise a wedding by choosing the location they prefer without scarifying open spaces.
Even clothing becomes lighter and more colourful, for spouses and guests, free from the clutter of heavy fabrics.
Enjoying a moderate climate, a wedding in Spring allows the spouses to choose between locations by the sea and in the countryside without distinction, without having to make any kind of renunciation due to the climatic conditions.
Spring wedding in Puglia: the landscapes
The increase in Country chic and Eco – Friendly weddings (read our detailed study on weddings 2022 trends) has made nature and landscapes an increasingly important element for wedding parties and civil ceremonies.
The couples who decide to get married in Puglia in spring, besides the colours of the sea, can choose the lush Apulian countryside.
Looking at it from above, the countryside of our region is a real palette of colours. The green of olive trees mixes with the white of the almond blossoms, the first two trees to bloom and announce the summer.
But that’s not all: Apulian spring continues with the pink shades of peach and delicious cherries. While the fields are filled with the yellow of the wheat and the expanses of daisies, the intense red of the poppies and the green of the wild herbs, which it is customary to collect and bring to the table.
These landscapes so colourful and full of perfumes become real scenographies for wedding parties, photos of the spouses and the civil ceremony. Unforgettable memories made unique by the colourful explosion of nature that involves every corner of our Puglia.
Wherever you are, Puglia in spring offers unique landscapes: the lush woods of Gargano, the green hills of the Murgia, the red soil of the Itria Valley, and the clear shores of Salento.
If you are planning your wedding in Puglia, or you want to get married in Puglia, do not forget to enhance the landscape as well.
Spring wedding in Puglia: the location
Having overcome the idea of the classic banquet hall, the farm houses have become the symbol of weddings in Puglia. Historic dwellings and fortifies palaces, ancient places of peasant work now completely reconverted to host glamorous and elegant events, restructured with a conservative style able of combining modern comforts with their original appearance. The characteristic of these structures is the union between the indoor spaces and the wide outdoor gardens.
To get married in summer pushes the spouses to a wedding, almost always in the evening, all done outside: generally, in the farmyard and courtyard or on the wide expanses of white stone and green lawns. Winter weddings all take place inside, with little chance to involve the surrounding landscape.
On the contrary, spring is the season during which both spaces coexist: the reception starts outside, with the welcome of guests, it moves inside, for lunch or dinner, and returns outside for important moments such as cutting the wedding cake. This is also a reason that pushes many couples to choose spring. The result is a dynamic party that does not bore guests.
Spring wedding in Puglia: the menu
In a region as diverse as Puglia is, the wedding menu is one of the most distinctive and changing elements. The Apulian culinary traditions change a lot from one territory to another and, obviously, there is also variety between one season and another. A condition that is common to many Italian regions, which in Puglia is accentuated by the nearby coexistence of sea and countryside, with some timid hints of the mountainous landscape.
For this reason, to those who wish or have already decided to celebrate an Apulian wedding in spring, we recommend that you dedicate great care and attention to the wedding menu, choosing dishes and typical ingredients of the season. We are talking about the fresh catch of the Adriatic Sea, the wild herbs of the Murgia, and the sweet spring fruits such as cherries.
To respect the typical products of the territory, a spring wedding menu must contain all these typical specialities of the region.
Spring wedding in Puglia: the flowers
Flowers also follow the season and characterise the weddings. An idea of a bouquet or floral set-up for those who get married in spring could include the combination of Roses, Peonies, and Orchids with wildflowers, wild and aromatic herbs, and wild daisies.
Among these, we recommend above all choosing plants and aromatic herbs, especially if the wedding will be in a Country Chic style, because their scents help create a sensory atmosphere that also involves the sense of smell.
Wedding in Puglia: Olivetta in spring
Ours is a brand that is inspired by Puglia and the nature that surrounds us. Spouses who choose spring as the season for their wedding can find their wedding favour among the colours of the Classic collection.
Fourteen colours that recall all the shades of nature: from white to emerald green, from orange to deep blue.
We have always pursued the goal of making Olivetta a wedding favour that can accompany the spouses in their every decision and adapt to different wedding styles.
Discover Puglia in spring and say your yes
The territorial, cultural and food and wine variety of Puglia allows the spouses to organize characteristic and diversified weddings from one season to another.
We have listed five good reasons to get married in spring, but Puglia is a region to live, explore and discover in every season of the year, capable of always giving fairy-tale weddings.