Vintage Italian wedding inspiration we’re loving right now

Maddy Laurie
Updated on: May 12, 2024

Want to know a secret? We’ve been dreaming of an Italian escape. And what better occasion to escape for than a vintage-Italian-inspired wedding? The Italians are experts at romance and parties, so it follows that they host incredible celebrations.

 With rich history, exquisite art, and romantic landscapes, it’s no wonder Italy piques the interest of so many couples in their wedding planning journies.  Whether it’s the allure of rustic Tuscan villas, the opulence of Venetian palazzos, or the charming simplicity of Amalfi coast towns, Italy provides endless inspiration for a vintage-themed celebration.

Sign us up for Fiat 500 getaways and heartfelt family traditions as we explore the best ways to infuse your wedding with nostalgic charm and Italian flair. Consider this article a treasure trove of Italian-vintage-themed wedding inspiration.

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Vintage Italian Wedding - MK Pixels
Italian Vintage Wedding Inspiration
Italian Vintage Wedding Inspiration

Italian-vintage inspired photo-ops

Australia’s wine country, with its rolling vineyards and elegant architecture, can provide the perfect setting for Italian-inspired photo ops. Considering a wine country wedding? Use the rows of vines as a naturally beautiful backdrop.

Many Australian wineries feature Tuscan-inspired architecture. Capture moments in front of stone walls, under arches, or by rustic wooden doors for a look reminiscent of Italy’s countryside estates.

Park a vintage Fiat or an Alfa Romeo by the vineyard to create an effortlessly stylish, retro feel. Likewise, hidden nooks in winery gardens can evoke a sense of Mediterranean romance. Sit on an iron bench or stroll along stone pathways for a relaxed yet polished scene.


MK Pixels

5 (29) · New South Wales

MK Pixels’ M Khan is artistic, Sydney wedding photographer with a penchant for photojournalistic photography. He will tell your wedding day story in their signature laidback, authentic style, transporting you back in time every time you linger over your wedding photos. Your photos will be high-res, personal and unique, and convey the wonderful emotion and beauty of your wedding.

Estate Tuscany - Vintage Italian Wedding venue
Estate Tuscany - Vintage Italian Wedding inspiration
Estate Tuscany - Vintage Italian Wedding inspiration

A venue straight from your sun-soaked Tuscan dreams

Australia’s wine regions offer venues that capture the essence of Italy’s old-world charm, from Tuscan-style architecture to sprawling vineyard landscapes. Here are some venue ideas that seamlessly blend vintage Italian inspiration with the beauty of Australian wine country.

  • Vineyard estates. Look for estates nestled among rolling hills and surrounded by vines. Those with historic or stone buildings, perhaps with Italian cypress trees lining the entrance, can evoke the feel of a Tuscan vineyard. We adore Estate Tuscany.
  • Rustic farmhouses. Some venues feature restored barns or farmhouses, offering a relaxed yet refined atmosphere. Wooden beams, stone fireplaces, and antique décor provide that vintage touch while remaining rooted in the countryside. Brookleigh Estate, a European-inspired equestrian estate, is a charming option in Perth.
  • Garden villas. Opt for estates that offer lush, Mediterranean-style gardens with fountains, stone pathways, or olive groves, lending themselves to vintage-inspired wedding photo ops and intimate ceremonies. Caversham House is a top pick for our team.

Estate Tuscany

4.6 (30) · New South Wales

Estate Tuscany is a stunning private estate wedding venue nestled in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine country. This sprawling 26-acre estate boasts breathtaking views of vineyards and mountains, multiple ceremony locations, a beautiful Tuscan-inspired courtyard, an award-winning restaurant, and boutique onsite accommodation.

Amore Pizza Co
Amore Pizza Co
Amore Pizza Co

A little slice of Naples…

What’s more Italian than a rustic slice of pizza, wood-fired before your eyes? Consider a wood-fired pizza caterer like Amore Pizza Co. Not only do they deliver mouth-watering pizza, they also have a mobile bar perfect for slinging all of your old-school Italian cocktails. Our favourites? Aperol or Limoncello Spritz — bottoms up!

Before the main course, why not offer a beautifully arranged antipasti table featuring artisanal cheeses, cured meats like prosciutto and salami, marinated olives, roasted vegetables, and freshly baked focaccia?

And don’t forget the dolce table laden with Italian pastries like cannoli, tiramisu, and panna cotta, alongside fresh fruit and biscotti. Consider pairing these with dessert wines like Vin Santo for a sweet finish.

Amore Pizza Co

0 (0) · Queensland

Elevate your wedding celebration with Amore Pizza Co's exclusive mobile pizzeria and bar cart. This unique feature further cements our position as the Sunshine Coast's premier wood-fired pizza and bar cart catering service. Whether working alongside your existing caterers and bar team or operating independently, we tailor our services to meet your event's needs.

The Mobile Gelato Cart

… and the sweetest scoop to finish!

Vintage gelato carts bring a charming and playful touch to any wedding with an Italian theme. Stationed like a quaint street vendor from a sunlit piazza, these carts offer guests scoops of artisanal gelato in classic flavours like pistachio, stracciatella, and lemon. The Mobile Gelato Cart is a perfect option.

The Mobile Gelato Cart

0 (0) · Western Australia

The Mobile Gelato Cart offers a delectable and fun-filled experience for weddings in Perth. With authentic Italian gelato carts, premium flavours, and friendly service, their unique touch will delight your guests. If you want to add some extra spunk and charm to your wedding day, look no further than this premium gelato cart service!

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d'Italia dress. Sarah Godenzi Photography
d'Italia dress. Sarah Godenzi Photography
d'italia wedding dress - rustic Italian inspiratin

Luxury Italian lace and silk from the ateliers of Milan

d’Italia are the experts in Italian inspired wedding dresses and gowns. Picture delicate lace detailing, often handmade, flowing effortlessly over soft silk or satin. Many designs feature fitted bodices with full skirts for a dramatic silhouette or long sleeves and high necklines for a nod to old-world elegance. Some brides opt for more understated sheath dresses adorned with subtle beading or appliqué to capture an effortless Italian flair. These dresses are often paired with simple accessories like a lace-edged veil, pearl earrings, or a floral crown, embodying the romance of Italy’s classic bridal style.


4.94 (97) · Victoria

Welcome to d’Italia-- where brides can experience the world of artistry and craftsmanship. Established for over 20 years, our bridal designers still continue to push the boundaries of couture design with each and every wedding dress. Intricately designed and thoughtfully crafted from the finest fabrics, our Ready to Wear collection offers a selection of gowns for the romantic bride at heart.

Fable Studio Co - vintage Italian wedding inspiration
Fable Studio Co - vintage Italian wedding inspiration
Fable Studio Co - vintage Italian wedding inspiration

Tuscan-inspired styling with hues of terracotta

To achieve an authentic Tuscan-inspired table setting, embrace the warm, earthy terracotta tones that define the region. Begin with rustic wooden tables, left bare or lightly adorned with natural linens. Layer the setting with terracotta-hued pottery plates and bowls, creating a simple yet elegant base. Add pops of color with deep green glassware and rich, woven napkins.

Candlelight is essential for a romantic atmosphere; arrange clusters of candles in different shapes and sizes along the table, housed in vintage brass holders or placed directly on terracotta saucers. To enhance the Italian feel, mix in vintage bottles filled with olive branches, rosemary sprigs, and lush floral arrangements that mirror the local Tuscan countryside. Finally, scatter a few small bowls of olives, figs, and nuts to complete the convivial look, making your guests feel as though they’ve been welcomed into a rustic villa nestled among the rolling Tuscan hills.

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