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!
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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!)
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…
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…
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!
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!
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Amandine got ready in the fairytale bishop’s bedroom with her closest friends all around…
They had a religious wedding ceremony in the little family church closeby the wedding venue.
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…
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”.
We also set up a welcome table with an unconventional hat hanger!
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…
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!).
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…
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…
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!
I chose something very simply for the table stationery, mainly hand written or resembling the hand writing…all in purple paper…
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!