Vivere: An intimate wedding location in Trentino

Posted on April 18th, 2015 by Silvia

Hello sweeties!!

How are you today? I am a bit scatterbrain these days…I don’t know, maybe it’s the spring…..or maybe I just need a break!!
So let’s take five minutes from work and dream together about this stunning location.
Vivere is a beautiful and really elegant farmhouse in Trentino where you can have a super-relaxing intimate wedding surrounded by nature.
It is located in a fantastic position, not far from Lake Garda (only 5 kilometres) and from the mountains of Arco, perfect for those who either want to hike or swim.
Vivere is a modern and polished structure with four unique suites and two junior suites. They have a private entrance with a small garden and a furnished kitchenette.

So if you are planning an intimate wedding far from the most touristic paths this is the ideal place!!!

Piscina e veranda


Suite 4


Junior suite 6




What about chilling by this swimming pool drinking an aperitivo? Simply a dream…

Piscina e veranda





Vivere is also restaurant and farm. They produce high quality products such as olive oil, wine, honey and jams.



For more relax you can have a day in the wellness area and get a massage or an aromatherapy.



This place is just what I need….what about you?!

Facciata principale

Location: VIVERE suites and rooms


Raghav & Tatiana : A French-Indian symbolic wedding in Venice

Posted on April 13th, 2015 by Silvia

Hi darlings!
After writing about weddings and venues around Italy I want to bring you back in our beloved Venice with the special day of Raghav and Tatiana.
A hundred guests from all around the world came in Venice for the wedding of Raghav, a beautiful Indian Londoner, and Tatiana, a gorgeous and lovely French beauty.
They decided to have a symbolic ceremony in a beautiful Venetian old church, where they promised each other their never-ending love and happiness.
After the ceremony, the reception began at the magnificent Hotel Excelsior with lots of music, dancing and laughing.
I must say Raghav and Tatiana are a beautiful couple and their wedding in Venice was so magic!!
















Wedding Planner: My Italian Wedding Planner
Photographer: Cristiano Ostinelli
Venue: Hotel Excelsior

{ Mood board } – A “green” inspiration

Posted on April 7th, 2015 by Silvia

Hello darlings! Happy belated Easter!
I hope you all enjoyed a nice break!
I’m looking out of the window and I can see that spring has eventually reached the North Est of Italy! So I thought a nice inspirational post with an emerald green palette is the perfect match to start this week!
What’s more greener than this spectacular hillside fields in Torre a Castello in Tuscany?
I selected also three details of beautiful Italian places…from the left there is a green painted house in the colourful Burano, a mysterious lighthouse in Imperia (Liguria) and a almost perfect Italian style garden of an old villa…



the look

I really like this colour! Either you have dark or blonde hair, green makes pop your personality and give you at the same time a sophisticated look. The green lace of  both dresses is stuuning… 



What about the accessorizes?
I really like how just a little detail, like a necklace, a sash or just the shoes can change your look and make it unique.



the flowers
Green eye roses mixed with lots of different leaves and wild flower are perfect for a sophisticated rustic wedding….What do you think about this stunning arch?


on the table
Even though I chose three layered cake I tried to select different style.
I love the center one… so particular with those watercolour!!


the deco
I love the green glasses and the lace plates in the centre!



Credits: Hillside fields of Torre a Castello via Hubpages, Burano house via Ramblist, Lighthouse in Imperia via Flickr, Watercolour hairstyle via Green Wedding Shoes, Green dress via Pinterest, green bridesmaid dresses via Style Me Pretty, lace green dress via Ishari De Silva, see trough green lace dress via Weddings Online, green sash via Ruffled Blog, green necklace via Green Wedding Shoes, green earrings via Etsy, green shoes via Capitalbay, green inspiration palette via Green Wedding Shoes, leaves arch via Aisle Perfect, green eye roses bouquet via Green Wedding Shoes, green bouquet via Green Wedding Shoes, layered cake via Green Wedding Shoes, watercolour layered cake via Green Wedding Shoes, green and white layered cake via Ruffled Blog, Gatsby theme table via Green Wedding Shoes, green stationary via Snippet & Ink.

A charming venue in Tuscany

Posted on March 30th, 2015 by Silvia

Hello girls!

Did you see the trees blossoming and the yard full of flowers? I’m so happy spring is coming!!
With this mood I want to bring you in a wonderful place in the middle of Italy.

What is better than the Tuscan countryside?

venue in tuscany

Tenuta di Papena is a country resort in the middle of Tuscany, not far to Siena.
In the XIII century this resort was a monastery, it has been recently refurbished and turned into a beautiful venue for your holiday o for planning your wedding in pure Tuscan style!

I love the old stones and ceiling with the wooden girders….It makes you feel more the rustic atmosphere!






This setting is stunning! A long rustic table in the middle of the fields with hanging lights…


What about the swimming pool? Definitely a plus!



Nearby Tenuta di Papena you can also find the stunning Abbey of San Galgano. A roofless old church where you can have your civil ceremony….just magical!



This venue is absolutely gorgeous and perfect if you are planning a rustic, country chic wedding or just thinking of spending a relaxing holiday.

rustic venue in tuscany


Photography: Yuliya Bahr Photography Studio Bonon
Location: Tenuta di Papena

Violetta & Geremia: Autumnal wedding in Bologna

Posted on March 16th, 2015 by Silvia

Hello everyone!

Today I would like to share with you some pictures of a beautiful autumnal wedding.

Violetta and Geremia are Italians who live in London where they work as musicians in one of the most important orchestra in the world. They decided to plan their simple but elegant wedding in the Bologna’s countryside in a very sunny and warm day, I can’t believe it was autumn!!

The lace dress of Violetta was very elegant and her pink-white bouquet made her even more stunning.
I love the location, a beautiful vineyard surrounded by the Bologna’s hills which make you feel the nostalgic autumnal atmosphere!

A special thank you to Alice Coppola for sending us these beautiful pictures!

bride to be

bride make up

bride hairstyle



bride and groom

wedding in bologna

bride and groom in the vineyard

bride in bologna

ape car

wedding favors

sunset wedding

wedding in the vineyard


Photography: Alice Coppola Photography
Location: La cantina dei sapori, Monte San Pietro

Maria & Damiano: A sweet wedding in Ferrara

Posted on February 22nd, 2015 by Stefania Del Zotto

Hello lovely ladies!
Today we are sharing with you a super cute wedding!
Federica was so kind to send these photos through and when we saw them we simply felt in love with the whole thing!

I particularly love, in no specific order, the bride’s look – her adorable short dress as well as her hairdo! What about her bouquet?? I’m not a fan of callas…but together with peonies they were simply stunning!

Last but not least those romantic photos in the fields with their bicycle…you know I’m a vintage addict!

Enjoy the view!

bride preparation

bride in ferrara

bride and groom in ferrara

wedding with bicycle in italy


Photography: Federica Cavicchi Photography
Mise en place and wedding cake: Le ragazze di Flo
Bridal dress: Atelier Sposa d’Este
Bridal shoes: Bottega del Tacco di Fabrizio Ferrari

Fabiana & Matteo: A wedding in the rolling hills of Reggio Emilia

Posted on January 28th, 2015 by love & confetti

This is the romantic love story of Fabiana and Matteo’s wedding which took place on the gentle hills of Reggio Emilia in Emilia Romagna.

bride and groom in reggio emilia

Fabiana comes from Sicily and she’s got the sun inside and outside herself. She’s really beautiful with intense eyes and incredibly long hair. A typical beauty from South of Italy, with a strong personality and a proud smile, sporting a simple made-herself make-up, and hair-do in the shape of a beautiful plait.

Matteo is from Reggio Emilia, North of Italy, and wore a coppola hat and vintage cufflinks to feel a little Sicilian too, while smiling all the time with moving happiness.
A unique mix from Sicily and Emilia Romagna, to celebrate Italian tradition.

bride and groom in reggio emilia

bride in reggio emilia

wedding in reggio emilia

bride and groom in reggio emilia

bride and groom in reggio emilia



bride and groom in reggio emilia

bride and groom in reggio emilia

bride and groom

Their ceremony was simple and unconventional, with speeches from their best friends and families, at sunset, with a warm sunlight of rare beauty and a spectacular view on the hills. They wanted a small and elegant reception with closest friend and family with a modern, easy-going and fresh style. A shabby-chic, country house style adorned with little flowers and Jazz music all around, good food and happy people.


food wedding reggio emilia

ricotta cheese wedding reggio emilia

food wedding reggio emilia

Photographer: Annalisa Bombarda
Catering: Daele banqueting
Location: Parco di Montebello
Bride Dress: Atelier Aimèe
Hair and Make UP: Bride
Music: Alessandra Ferrari, jazz

Lingerie made in Italy – Grazia’lliani

Posted on December 7th, 2014 by Stefania Del Zotto

Hello lovely ladies!

Today I would like to introduce you Grazia’lliani, one of our new sponsors, a little Italian lingerie brand based in Bologna.

I completely felt in love with their Sleep & Loungewear collection…mohair knitted jumpers open on the back, lace shirts and trousers to wear on top of your lingerie…simple and sophisticated at the same time! Well, you can browse their full collection to see with your eyes!

lingerie made in italy



Its design is really unique and comes from their ability to underline the natural elegance and grace of the female form all while providing her with a sensual and yet sophisticated image. Each piece is made in their workshop in Italy using natural fabrics and dyes – you will know that you’re buying a piece of Italian high craftsmanship at first glance. The maison is also offering a 20% discount to all the MIWP readers – you can claim it by entering this code MIW2014 to the check out.

lingerie grazialliani
Photos 2, 3 and 4 by Monia Merlo


A couple of week ends ago in Milan…

Posted on November 9th, 2014 by Stefania Del Zotto

Well hello lovely people! It has been a while, hasn’t it? But I’m here now…
Some of you might have had an e-mail from us apologizing for the long delay in replying to you. Today I want to explain why, or even better show you were we were…

A couple of weeks ago we took part at The Love Affair, together with our friends at Noeliya and other cool people from all over Italy. The Love Affair is a clever project by Sofia and Cristina who created one of the first non traditional wedding fair in Italy…so we couldn’t miss it! We met so many people that we only know virtually…

And this is Noeliya’s stand where we worked…(thank L&V for this shoot!)


vintage table for wedding in italy

noleggio bicchieri e piatti vintage

We highly recommend a visit to this show to all the brides who are looking for something trendy for their wedding in Italy. From wedding dresses by Italian independent ateliers to small and creative graphic designers specialised in wedding stationery, to florists with an international style…you can find all you are looking for and even what you didn’t know could ever exist and be so cool! Sorry for being a bit unbiased but my eyes were heart shaped while I was going through the stands of the other exhibitors…

the love affair milano

Have a look at some of the shoots taken by Elisabetta Marzetti here below…

glass rental italy

the love affair milano

the love affair milano

the love affair milano

the love affair milano

the love affair milano

the love affair milano

And this is us…posing like kind of stars at a premiere…well, obviouly this photo was taken on the first day when we were still fresh and bright…luckily no one saw us at 3 am when we arrived home after having 1) uploaded a lorry with all our stuff, 2) fed a 4 months ol baby on the highway, 3) driven for three hours and half in the night after a two days exhibition…

noeliya staff

Alice & Thomas: Spring wedding in Venice

Posted on October 17th, 2014 by Stefania Del Zotto

Hi lovely ladies!

It’s harder and harder to find a quiet afternoon just to write…with Nora not around and without thinking of the long things-to-do list…well…it looks like today is one of those days…and for this special occasion I chose a Alice and Thomas’ wedding that we organised in May in Venice. You can’t miss Nastja and Nives‘ photos that as usual are so romantic and delicate!

It was a warm sunny day and Alice and Thomas were stunning! They chose two top locations for their big party, both Cipriani ans Bauer had gardens in bloom so you can see a different Venice today…more green and light pink…always unforgettable!

They had a religious ceremony at Redendore followed by a reception at hotel Cipriani where they enjoyed the view to San Marco at the sunset!

bauer in venice

bouquet for wedding in venice



bride in venice

religious wedding in venice

cipriani venice

stationery wedding in venice

religious wedding in venice

religious wedding in venice

religious wedding in venice

bride in venice

bride in venice

garden in venice


wedding reception in venice

wedding reception in venice


masquerade wedding party in venice

terrace in venice

Wedding Planner: My Italian Wedding Planner
Photographer: Nastja Kovacec
Church: Redentore
Venue: Hotel Cipriani
lowers: Munaretto