Getting married in a medieval castle in one of the most beautiful “borgo” of Italy at a panoramic plaza overlooking the mountains and the sea – sounds beautiful, but it is even more fabulous in reality. This was the wedding in Abruzzo of Francesco and Irina. You could have seen their engagement photoshoot in Scotland here.

Castello Chiola is an ancient castle with more than a thousand years of history, located between the Gran Sasso National Park and the Adriatic Sea, in the village of Loreto Aprutino.

Nowadays, after exquisite restoration carried out by the Intendenza delle Belle Arti and the European Community, this hotel of the highest grade has preserved its charm, mystique and architectural characteristics in their original glory.

Apart from the wedding ceremony, there’s a possibility to stay at one of the luxurious suites on the eve or after the wedding. The L’Antico Torchio restaurant and the panoramic swimming pool make it possible to organize a wedding banquet and leisure activities for you and your guests. It’s a perfect solution when you prefer to spend entire wedding day at one place! The castle is only 20 minutes from Pescara airport and less than 2 hours from Rome.

A fairytale castle wedding requires a proper outfit! Irina picked an A-silhouette wedding dress with lace and a long veil, complemented by a sophisticated tiara and a gentle bouquet of lilies of the valley.

The wedding in Abruzzo of Francesco and Irina turned out to be very heart-warming and emotional. During the ceremony, when the couple exchanged a wedding speech, hardly anyone could hold back tears. Even the couple’s dog Indiha greeted them in a special way, barking.

Later, all headed to the halls of Castello Chiola, where a wedding dinner was served in a unique and gorgeous furnishing. Then we had a hot party and a wedding cake, waiting for us in the open-air area by the pool.