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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Photographer: Annalisa Bombarda
Catering: Daele banqueting
Location: Parco di Montebello http://www.parcodimontebello.it/Default.htm
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!

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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.

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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!)

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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…

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

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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…

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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!

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Wedding Planner: My Italian Wedding Planner
Photographer: Nastja Kovacec
Church: Redentore
Venue: Hotel Cipriani
F
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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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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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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!