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Puglia: an explosion of flavors, history and traditions

Puglia is a combination of art, history and nature. It is the land of the sun and hospitality, where centuries of history and wonderful landscapes make this region, the perfect place for unforgettable and unique destination weddings.

The Ionian Sea and the Adriatic embrace this land, creating a coast where cliffs overlook the crystal clear waters alternate to fine sandy beaches.

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Apulia

In the inland of this region, olive trees and vineyards are the protagonists of its landscape.

 

PUGLIA, BETWEEN CENTURIES OF HISTORY AND POPULAR TRADITIONS.

Many civilizations have passed through this land: from the ancient Greeks to the Romans, Byzantines and Normans. Witnesses to the passage of these civilizations are archaeological excavations and artistic and architectural treasures such as menhir, rock churches, medieval castles, Baroque cathedrals, noble palaces, art cities and country houses.

Apulia

 

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In Puglia, past and present coexist thanks to the popular and religious traditions that continue to be present in daily life. Religious traditions include festivities and celebrations for patron saints, some of them internationally famous.

Popular dance, the pizzica, is another element very present in the culture and traditions of this region, in the popular festivals and fairs dedicated exclusively to this dance. The pizzica is not a simple popular dance, but has been the object of study by anthropologists and ethnomusicologists, since it is said that it originates from a social problem of lower class women. Today it is a dance that transmits joy and fun, filling the squares of amateurs and curious tourists and lovers of this music.

bodas de destino en Apulia

 

THE GASTRONOMY

But the popular traditions are also linked to gastronomy. Many fairs revolve around some typical dish or product of this land: Olives, snails, wine, fish, homemade pasta, etc. Throughout the year there is a large calendar of these festivals dedicated to the enogastronomy of the region.

Talking about Puglia undoubtedly means talking about rich and varied gastronomy.

The secret is in the high quality products used in each recipe. From olive oil to pasta and best known wines such as Primitivo and Negramaro.

There are many fish recipes. But the interior of the region also offers excellent quality meats and delicious cheeses.

You can try any of the most typical dishes of this land in one of the “sagra” (popular festivals) that are celebrated in many villages and throughout the year, but which are mainly concetrated in the summer months.

A LAND WHERE YOU CAN CELEBRATE A DESTINATION WEDDING WITH MEDITERRANEAN ESSENCE

The well-known “heel of Italy’s boot” offers unique venues for destination weddings in Puglia. You can live unforgettable moments for your big day and offer your guests an experience that includes the flavors, colors, tradition and beauty of this land.

After this brief introduction to the magical region of Puglia, in the coming weeks I will tell you more about its beauty and the typical venues for exclusive weddings and with Mediterranean air.

 

 

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How to personalize your ceremony

Who said that a civil or symbolic ceremony cannot be emotive and 100% personalized?

THE ADVANTAGES OF CIVIL OR SYMBOLIC CEREMONIES

One of the advantages of choosing a civil or symbolic ceremony is that you can personalize the notes as you want.

You can also get married in dreamy places like gardens or historic palaces without being obliged to give the “I do” in a church.

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But how can you personalize the ceremony and create a magical and unforgettable atmosphere?

THE WEDDING OFFICIANT

If it is a civil ceremony, it must be officiated by a city councillor or a notary public. But if it is a symbolic ceremony, you can choose a professional wedding officiant or a family member or a friend.

I always like to advise couples to choose someone close and that know their history. But you should always keep in mind that the person you choose likes to speak in public and feels comfortable in their role.

But there is also the option of hiring a professional wedding officiant that together with the couple will personalize the whole ceremony and take care of officiating on their wedding day.

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READINGS AND MUSICS

Other important elements that will help to personalize your ceremony are the readings and the musics.

You can decide that some of your guests will take part to read some text written by themselves or simply poems or texts that talk about love, relationship, etc.

All these moments can be accompanied by background music chosen by the same couple and that will create an even more magical atmosphere. You can hire trios or string quartets or that the Dj puts the music previously chosen.

The entrance of the groom as well as that of the bride, and then the end can be accompanied by the favorite soundtracks of the couple.

RITUALS TO PERSONALIZE THE CEREMONY

In addition to the moments that can not be missed as the exchange of rings and votes, you can add a ritual that represents your union. It can be the sand ritual or the candles ritual or the handfasting ritual.

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As you can see there are different ways to personalize your ceremony and remember it as something special, emotional, fun and certainly unforgettable for you and your guests.

 

PHOTOS BY: Roxanne Turpen / Anna+Mateo / Doncel y Alcoba

 

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