We can arrange either a religious Protestant blessing for any couple who has already married civilly in their home country, a Protestant ceremony with civil validity to be recognized in your home country or even a Protestant vow renewal ceremony. A Protestant Minister or Pastor can perform a religious ceremony outdoors in a beautiful garden, villa or castle in Tuscany or in the wonderful Protestant churches of St. James and St. Mark's in Florence.
Protestant ceremonies are performed by an English Minister or Pastor and can be personalized according to the Protestant variation. Besides the traditional mass that includes a congregational welcome, giving away of the bride and the declaration of consent, the ceremony may also include favorite scriptural readings chosen by the couple, a Unity candle ceremony, or personal responses for the exchange of vows and rings. After the nuptial blessing of the newly married couple, the signing of legal documents or religious parchment closes the ceremony.
Though planning a Protestant wedding is very easy, the process must be started well in advance. We will assist you with every step in organizing the legal documents for a Legal Protestant Ceremony at least 6 months before the wedding day and you will need to provide the certificate of the civil marriage. We will also provide you with all the details and contacts of the Church and Minister in Tuscany of your choosing, but they require you to call or email them personally. If you have already been civilly married in your own country the legal procedure is even easier, though you need to provide the civil marriage certificate.
We have knowledge and access to the most beautiful grand churches, intimate country chapels, historic villas, Medieval castles, panoramic gardens, luxurious hotels with vineyards immersed in olive groves among the rolling hills of Tuscany.
What we will do for your Protestant wedding:
- Provide you with the contact of the Pastor/Minster and Church in Tuscany
- Be present at the marriage ceremony and act as wedding coordinator
- Provide extra wedding services such as music and flowers