Engagement in Venice: Alessandra & Riccardo

Posted on June 12th, 2014 by Stefania Del Zotto

Hello ladies!

I found a few minutes to share this romantic and funny engagement shooting in Venice today (I felt really bad that our last post was a winter wedding!!!).

Alessandra and Riccardo are a lovely couple from Udine. They have been together for twenty years and in August they will get married in Castello di Buttrio in Friuli Venezia Giulia.
They contacted us because they wanted some help in the organisation of their big wedding. Among other we put them in touch with Nastja Kovacec who took these stunning photos in a sunny and busy Sunday afternoon in Venice.

They danced, kissed each other and laughed during the whole shooting as if they were on their own for a romantic day out in Venice!
Enjoy the view!

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{ Jasmine & Thibault } A winter wedding in Venice

Posted on April 8th, 2014 by Stefania Del Zotto

Hello lovelies!

This is my first post as a mum. It took me quite a while to get back on track…so many things to do…but today I’m here with a little wedding that we organised last winter…stunning colours and flowers! Enjoy the view of these photos by Peggy Pigot at Maison Pestea and stay tuned, another one will be live soon!

Jasmine and Thibault got married in Venice last December in a foggy and romantic day.
We helped them with the planning of the full wedding, including their civil ceremony at Palazzo Cavalli, and it was a great feast of joy, love and colours!

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Jasmine chose a red, pink, purple and gold palette for her baroque-vintage wedding. This was applied to all the decorations from the seasonal flowers of her bouquet, which stood up against her dark brown fur, to the stationery, chairs and pom poms at the venue.

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Originally from Bordeaux, they chose Venice because they wanted to have a ‘different’ wedding – four days to spend with their family and closest friends in a beautiful setting. So when they found that there was a direct flight from Bordeaux to Venice they thought it was the right place for them…so after four months of preparation, a lot of calls and a taste dinner delivered to Bordeaux by courrier they got married!

The hardest part for us? It was to find their dinner glasses..Jasmine didn’t want standard glasses but some old looking decorated china glasses that we eventually ordered from France after a very long research! All fun!!

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Six Italian favours ideas

Posted on February 5th, 2014 by Stefania Del Zotto

Hi ladies!

How are you today?!
I only have a few days before little baby Cocca arrives…I’m so excited to meet her and see how she looks like…and in the meanwhile I try to do one of the activities that I like most…keep our blog updated which has been quite a challenge recently…

In the last few months we had a few brides who asked us to come up with some ideas for their favours – they wanted something ‘Italian’ but at the same time original and with a nice design.
So I thought to put together some ideas that I had in mind as well as a couple of examples of what we did in the past!
Let me know if you have any other suggestions…I always try to do something different so it’s completely personalised and unique!

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{La Ciliegina sulla Torta & The Tasteful Life}

The idea behind this is to give your guests a taste of Italian sweet flavours. The first ones are the so called Baci di dama (literally Dame’s kiss), little one-bite biscuits made with nuts and chocolate…so yummy! I’ve not tried the second ones but I thought they would look really nice and elegant as wedding favours.

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{ Via Jac o’ Lyn Murphy }

I find this idea simply amazing! You can use basil plants and put them in simple tomato tins with a nice tag…they can be used on the tables and then your guests can take them home and use them (maybe not the best option if they have to flight back home)

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{ Martina Photo Marriage & My Italian Wedding Planner }

We made these little jars of honey for a couple who wanted to have a green wedding, which meant using local and bio suppliers as much as possible. So we bought the honey from a local farmer and we made the packaging using a stationery (tags) in line with the rest of the wedding design.

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{ Kokkino Photo & My Italian Wedding Planner }

For this wedding we were asked to come up with the idea of some ‘useful’ and yummy favours…so we thought about some local jam in different flavours. Our designers then realised some bespoke labels that matched the wedding stationery.

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{Via Pinterest & Pinterest }

Another idea could be to use local olive oil. I would recommend these favours only if you can find good olive oil, typically from Tuscany or the South regions. I love the idea of a thank you tag or a personalised label.

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{ Joie Lala }

Last but not least, I also like the idea of little bottles of Limoncello. This is a typical liquor from the South (specifically from the Amalfi coast well-known for its juicy lemon trees), so I would recommend that if you are planning a wedding in that region only.

A masquerade ball at the theatre for the Venice carnival

Posted on January 13th, 2014 by Stefania Del Zotto

Hello lovelies!

If you are planning a week end in Venice for the famous Carnival, which will keep the town busy from the 15th February to the 4th March, you can’t miss the experience of a masquerade ball in an old Venetian theatre not far from St Mark’s square!

A masks ball in a pretty different context, far from the private inaccessible palazzi, will take place on Saturday, March 1st 2014. This will be an exclusive and original way to experience the Venice Carnaval!

The dress code is Venetian ball costumes, but please don’t forget that the event’s motto is party, relax and free your fantasy/creativity!

Here some ideas to get the look!

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 { Pinterest }

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{ Elizabeth Messina }

The price of the mask ball entrance is definitely attractive too as the main purpose of the ball is to donate all the income from the event to a local charity.

There are two packages you can choose from:

Full Entrance Ticket Cost– 180€/person that covers:

  • Entrance to Theatre between 20:30 and 21:00
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala seated Dinner in the main Theatre Room
  • Ball, party and open bar until 4:00am!
  • Surprise entertainments along the night!
  • Dress code – Ball costume but keep in mind! Free up your fantasy!

After dinner entrance Cost – 90€/person that covers:

  • Entrance to Theatre after 23.30
  • Ball, party and open bar until 4:00am!
  • Surprise entertainments along the night!
  • Dress code – Ball Costume but keep in mind! Free up your fantasy!

For more information and booking, do not hesitate to contact us via email at loveandconfettiATgmail.coom!

Amandine & Nicolas: a wedding in a fairytale villa in Piedmont

Posted on January 5th, 2014 by Stefania Del Zotto

Hi lovely readers!

Happy New Year to all of you, I hope you had great season holidays and that your 2014 will be fabulous!
This is my first post of the year which is all about Amandine and Nicolas’ wedding, a lovely French couple who got married last July in Piedmont.

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Amandine and Nicolas are from Paris, but the groom’s family have Italian roots from the Piedmont region. For this reason it was natural for them to choose their stunning contryside villa as their wedding venue. A fabulous location in the middle of the Piemont mountains where around a hundred and fifty guests arrived from France in a hot summer day of July.

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Amandine got ready in the fairytale bishop’s bedroom with her closest friends all around…

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They had a religious wedding ceremony in the little family church closeby the wedding venue.

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The wedding theme was all about white and blue, with hydrangea and peonies as the main flowers and with a little touch of gentiana for Amandine’s bouquet. The colour palette was reflected in many elements of the wedding – from the groom’s bow tie and the flower girls’ belt to the stationery…

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The reception took place under a marquee which hosted a few old elms of the garden together with the guests! We decorated the trees with transparent glass balls which were also used as “table plan”.

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We also set up a welcome table with an unconventional hat hanger!

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We are honoured to be able to help Amandine and Nicolas in the organisation of their stunning wedding and to be part of an amazing party! We enjoyed discovering an unknown part of Italy which is still full of pure beauty…we will never forget the night before the wedding, when Sylvie and I were relaxing ouside our room, under a sky full of stars and we were capture by the view of fireflies that we had not seen for ages…

Wedding Planners: Sylvie & Stefania My Italian Wedding
Photographer: Costi Moicenau at Love Story Mariage
Venue: Private villa in Piedmont
Flowers: My Italian Wedding
Stationery: Ara Marvin at Caratterino

{ Mood board } – On a dark side

Posted on November 24th, 2013 by Stefania Del Zotto

Good morning all!

It’s getting really cold out there, isn’t it? It’s not just here in the UK but also in my beloved Italy…so I thought to take inspiration from this foggy photo of Bergamo, Northen Italy, to put together a mood board inspired by dusk purple and plum shades…what do you think? I’m quite intrigued by these colours as they are a bit unusual for a wedding palet, but elegant and even sophisticated…The other photos of Italy (a part from the first one which is from an unknown location) were taken in Volterra (the old door) and in the Como Lake (I love that hanging wisteria!).

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I’ve also choosen three dresses in thre different shades of puple…
The first one is an original vintage dress, I love the faded purple colour as well as the imbroidered details at the top and in the low part of the skirt. The second dress is simply stunning! I adore the sharp plum colour and the match with the emerald details (earings and bracelet) as well as the tulle sleaves and the plissé skirt. The third dress is very simple, but I like its semplicity which mainly works on the body’s curves…

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Plum colours are usually associated to dahlias and calla lilies…I chose both these flowers because I love dahlias in general and calla lilies in this specific colours are a bit more interesting the the usual white ones…

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A few options here…from an interesting lavender flavoured pudding to a home made plum cake (my prefered one!) to an American style ruffled cake!

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I chose something very simply for the table stationery, mainly hand written or resembling the hand writing…all in purple paper…

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Source: Bergamo; Table in a terrace via Maybe this weekend; Old door in Volterra via Flickr; Wisteria in Lake Como; Wisteria dress on the window via My ItalianWedding; Dark plum dress via The Pretty Blog, Plum dress by Watters; Sandals via Wedding Wonderland; Shoes with flowers via Style Me Pretty; Lavender ballerina via Polly Anna Pumpkin; Plum sandals via Elizabeth Anne Design; Plum bouquet by Katie Stoops; Flower arrangement via Sullivan Owen; Dark plum flowers via Pinterest; Flower placeholder by Corsets & Trains; Cake via Ana Rosa; Plum cake by Red Star to Lone Star; Ruffled cake via Stylish Eve; Place holder from Green Wedding Shoes; Menu via The Perfect Palette; Menu on the plate via Hey Wedding Lady.

Sabine & Dieter: An Intimate Autumn Wedding in Venice

Posted on November 14th, 2013 by Stefania Del Zotto

Hello girls!

I hope you are doing well!
We are nearly at the end of the wedding season…then a bit of rest for both me and Sylvie. The past ones have been really busy months with the wedding affairs and, for myself, with my private life getting ready to become a mum! My bump is growing quite quickly and we will soon have a little girl (provisionally called “Cocca”) screaming and keeping us asleep!

A part from this, today I would like to share some photos of this intimate Austrian wedding in Venice that we did a few weeks ago. I love the warm brown, cream and gold colours which make this wedding a real Autumnal feast!

We had a lot of fun working with Sabine and Dieter and organise their civil wedding in Venice in less that two months!

Thank you Serena and Francesco at Wedding City for sharing these romantic photos!

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Autumn wedding in Venice
Autumn wedding in Venice

Autumn wedding in Venice
Autumn wedding in Venice

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Autumn wedding in Venice
Autumn wedding in Venice
Autumn wedding in Venice
Autumn wedding in Venice

Wedding Planner: My Italian Wedding Planner
Photographer: Serena & Francesco – Wedding City
Stationery: Ara – Caratterino

Valeria & Stephen: An intimate garden wedding in Ravenna

Posted on October 22nd, 2013 by Stefania Del Zotto

Hello everyone!
Today I would like to share with with a fresh summer wedding by our friend Vanessa Repupilli.

Valeria and Stephen got married in Ravenna with a civil ceremony which was followed by a reception in a romantic medieval venue.
I simply love the Italian style garden with an enchanting arched path where the bride took a few photos surrounded by the green summer leaves of the trees. I adore her little embroidered parasol as well as her low cut back dress…

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Photographer: Vanessa Repupilli 
Location: Borgo Fregnano
Flowers: Fioreria Rondinini
Catering: La Fenice Catering and Banqueting

Beachwear made in Italy

Posted on October 21st, 2013 by Stefania Del Zotto

Hello girls!

I know you are probably already in an Autumn mood, but a few days ago I came across Marè Beachwear, an Italian brand specialised in beachwear, and I thought to post something about them as I found their collections contemporary and classy!
They are currently offering to all MIW readers a 10% discount on all their products – just use MIW2013 at the check-out!

So if you are heading somewhere warm now or you are planning a summer wedding in Italy you might want to have a look at their website! Here are some suggestions for a brilliant 100% made in Italy holiday wardrobe. I really like this exquisite Lycra and embroided bandeau bikini, with crochet edges and pearls designed by Emamò

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They also have a lingerie collection that is simply stunning! Have a look at this…you can relax in style, please your partner or just to get the chic look in your honeymoon private moments…

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If you’re travelling to a cold destination, then Marè’s new Autumn/Winter night-wear & lounge collection is all about feeling and looking great. This is a sneak pick of the collection…I love the warm yellow and green of this satin and lace dresses which can perfectly be worn during the winter with a thick half-leg long jumper…

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Spring red & white wedding in Padua

Posted on October 3rd, 2013 by Stefania Del Zotto

Hi ladies,

You can tell we have not disappeared! We have been simply surrounded by lovely couples lately! A lot of love, great fun…and work!

This is one the spring weddings we organised in Veneto, more precisely in Padua…red and white details everywhere for Stephanie and Aldric who were looking for a countryside wedding in Italy.

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They contacted us because they wanted a full wedding package which also included the floral design. We came up with the idea of using red carnation and a little touch of roses for the bride’s bouquet which had a nice ruffled pom pom shape – this is a very unusual flower to use for wedding bouquets in Italy, but it perfectly matched the theme of the deco inspired by paper pom poms and lanterns.

We also arranged a little welcome table with simple white hydrangeas in water bottles covered with lace. We use the welcome table against an old decadent water coloured wall which became a sort of table plan with stationery and a few pom poms around…

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This is our beautiful bride walking around the villa…a romantic place where you could easily get lost among wild roses, statues and peacocks…

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Finally a few details of the ceremony area, where we used again simple little vases with sprigs of hydrangea…
For the tables we thought to work using the same two types of flowers (carnations and hydrange) and play with different shapes of containers such as candy bowls, cake trays and bell jars in different sizes…

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Wedding Planner: My Italian Wedding Planner
Photographer: Marco Bau
Location: Dominio Bagnoli
Stationery: GB Illustrations