Wedding dresses: a bohemian-vintage inspired style for a modern bride

Posted on May 18th, 2015 by Silvia

Hi ladies!
After a couple of cold and rainy Sundays, the past weekend here in Italy was amazingly warm and sunny so I decided to seize the day by going to the seaside and have the first swim!! It was really relaxing but now we’re back to work…
I decided today to give you some inspiration for the choice of your wedding gown.
One of the most challenging but also fun aspect of planning your wedding, in fact, is pick out the perfect dress. So these past few weeks I completely focused ( I must say I got a little obsessed) with wedding dresses.
During the research I discover the amazing brand of Rue De Seine and I immediately wanted to tell you about it!
The name is referred to a peculiar street and neighborhood in Paris which inspired Rue De Seine’s designer to create the label after living and working on this beautiful Parisian street.
The dresses are simply beautiful with a unique style between bohemian, vintage but also luxury. The Rue De Seine brides are espirit libre…modern, romantic and very feminine.
As you can see the dresses are original and very elegant…I love all the low back or backless dresses, the keyhole front neckline and the use of the nude fabric and the magnificent Guipure Lace.

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“We believe that wedding gowns have become the ultimate form of fashion expression and every season we work towards pushing boundaries so our dresses are as unique as our brides.”


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“The current collection is called ‘Young Love’ and inspired by the modern bride. It has nothing to do with when we fall in love but more about the restless spirit of it.”


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Do you want to see more? Stay tuned…we have teamed up with them and we will soon show you what we did with Rue De Seine beautiful creations..

Credits: Rue De Seine

Julie and Jeremy: a dreaming Wedding in Rome

Posted on May 11th, 2015 by Silvia

Hi lovely people!!

Today I will share with you a beautiful wedding which took place in a Villa in Lazio, near the eternal city Rome.
When I saw these pictures, I immediately fell in love with this couple!

Julie is an art director and Jeremy is a designer: they both live in Canada and got engaged last year in Rome, during their trip to Italy. For their wedding they decided to come back in Italy where it all began.
The wedding venue is Villa Trinità, a stunning late 19th century historical manor house in Capranica, near Rome.
They share their day with their closest parents and friends who helped organizing the event… Julie and Jeremy did a great job and had a great care for every single detail.
What about the three dresses? I particularly love the second one with a low back and lace inserts.
I really like Julie and Jeremy’s wedding….It was so dreaming…
A really special thank you to Monica Leggio for sending us these beautiful pictures!

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Photography: Monica Leggio
Venue: Villa Trinità

Mood board: Yellow & Turquoise wedding inspiration

Posted on May 4th, 2015 by Silvia

Hi ladies!

Summer is finally coming so today I want to have a little fun with you getting inspired by the colours yellow and turquoise.
At first I was not completely sure these colours would be a perfect combination but at the end I changed my mind. The results are amazing!
If you are planning a spring or summer wedding, and you want be original and have fun, this inspirational post is for you!!
Look at this photo of an engagement in Burano we talked about a few years ago…so dreaming.
And what about the yellow boat in the spectacular turquoise sea of Cinque Terre?
Italy is a country full of colours and unexpecting treasure like this stairs decorated with ceramic in Sicily and the beautiful door in Venice.

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the look

For an eccentric bride who wants to amaze her soon to be husband and guests a coloured dress is perfect.
I selected a beautiful yellow lace gown by Hamda Al Fahim and a 50s inspired dress, ideal also for your bridesmaid!

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I especially love the Indian gown full of beading and with an unusual weave… Princess Kate is so elegant with this low back lace turquoise dress!!

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For those who wants a traditional wedding gown, coloured shoes or accessorize are ideal.

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the flowers

For the flowers here some stunning bouquet for her and boutonnière for him.
Billy balls are a unique component for your wedding flower decoration!!

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on the table
A few option for you… a classic layered cake decorating with flowers or a fun one with coordinated cupcakes.

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I love the table setting in the middle of the orchard…a perfect inspiration if you are planning a summer wedding in the south of Italy…

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the deco

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I’m super excited by this mood board, what about you? For more inspirational pictures, visit our Pinterest profile!

Follow My Italian Wedding’s board Yellow & Turquoise Wedding Ideas on Pinterest.

Credits: Engagement in Burano via My Italian Wedding, Sicilian stairs via Pinterest, boat in Cinque Terre via Huffingtonpost.com, door in Venice via Pinterest, 50’s yellow dress via Pinterest, lace yellow dress via aisleperfect, lace turquoise dress, Indian dress, yellow shoes via Style me Pretty, blue shoes via Style me Pretty, bracelet, hair comb via Etsy, ring, bouquet on the left via Ruffled, bouquet in the center, bouquet on the left via Love my dress,  boutonnière and papillon via Style me Pretty, African fabric via Pinterest,  boutonnière with billy balls via Etsy, layered cake with flowers via Love my Dress, layered cake with cupcakes, San Pellegrino lemonade via Style me Pretty, table in the orchard, table setting, table in the garden via Love my Dress, triangles invites, wedding favor.

Waiting for EXPO 2015: discovering Prosecco

Posted on April 27th, 2015 by Silvia

Hello everyone!
Expo Milano 2015 will start on May 1st , an historical event we cannot forget to talk about!
For those who are planning a journey in Italy in occasion of the EXPO Milano 2015, and who would love to spend a few more days to visit the country, we will give you some ideas in the next weeks.
Today  I want to talk you about the country of Prosecco…
Veneto is obviously in our hearts, our beautiful region in the North of Italy which has such a very important place for those who love Italian Food and Wine.

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It is the perfect region for visiting never-ending vineyards and taste amazing dishes and wines such as Porsecco and Soave.
If you will come in Veneto don’t forget to taste the classic Polenta with Baccala’ Mantecato (stockfish), the Radicchio from Treviso and of course our wines…

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Look at the itinerary of Prosecco from Conegliano to Valdobbiadene here!

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Visiting a vineyard is the best way to learn about wine and the region Veneto. The producers are always eager to discuss about their so tasteful passion!
At the weekends I love driving through these beautiful vineyards, feel the nature, discovering forgotten treasure…

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Between vineyards you could also visit a Venetian cheese factory, they will tell you all about it!!

What do you think of having a lunch in an old Venetian villa?
A great opportunity to learn also about the story of the old Venetian aristocracy and try some tasteful traditional dishes!

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Discover all the Villas and get in the Venetian atmosphere…

Hope you are interested….what are you waiting for? If you’d like some help organising a tour in the area feel free to contact us

Credits: Vineyard landscape, grapes, hanging grapes via Flickr, osteria via Pinterest, Prosecco traffic sign, Polenta with Radicchio, landscape via Flickr, wine storage, wine shop, landscape, old mill via Pinterest, Venetian Villa.

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!!!

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

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

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

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

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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!!

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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…

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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… 

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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.

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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?

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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!!

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

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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?

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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!

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

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What about the swimming pool? Definitely a plus!

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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!

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

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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!

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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!

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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