The most glamorous Ball of the Venice Carnival…

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Happy Wednesday everyone,

Got an email today from a French friend of mine asking me some tips about where her parents coming to the Venice Carnival in February 2012 could find some nice and cheap place where to sleep!

I took the opportunity to send her also some tips about where the Venice Carnival best private masquerade parties would be as well! The 2012 Venice Carnival programme is now live, and here I am with a list of must-be-there events!

The 2012 Venice Carnival will be launched on February 11th until February 21st… Weeks during which you have the opportunity to book your evening into a series of elegant masquerade private parties organized in some Venice famous palazzi!

Palazzo Pisani-Moretta overlooking Canal Grande is one of them! The Gala Dinner and ball organized there on Thursday, 16th February 2012 will allow guests to discover the magic world of the Venice 18th century! Baroque dances, historical costumes, elegant and gourmet menu! Everything will be organized so the guests will enjoy an evening described by BBC 1 as The most glamorous Ball of the Carnival of Venice!

Keep tuned as we’ll keep on informing you about some more events in our next posts!!!

Photographer: Mirco Toffolo

Your holiday house on a wild Venice island

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Hi everyone,

Long week-end is over! I spent the whole saturday in the Venice Biennale with Mr G and my Troussepinette who turned 11 months over the week-end and who enjoyed visiting the Arsenale and the Biennale gardens, following Mum and Dad without crying! Ah, ah, ah… Brava Maya!

Our day in Venice was so sunny and warm that I felt like being on holiday really!

Am happy to delight you in this autumn-not-so-bad-weather morning with a house I recently came across, lost on a quiet Venice Island, a peaceful place among the Venice laguna! A place I would strongly suggest for an intimate wedding in Venice, far from the crowd walking up and down among the city!

Here you are with a few pics of this wonderful villa, surrounded by a magnificent garden, secular trees, water and quiet… A place any nature lover would stay forever in…

Love the mix of decadent Venice architecture with the rich interiors that remind me of some old Italian movie set location…

But where is that? Shhhh… Some more details to come on our website!

A gothic glam pre-weddding session in Venice

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Hi there!

Have been looking for some Halloween inspiration today, but was not really convinced of publishing anything having to do with pumpkins, Tim Burton’s corpse brides style or skeleton grooms…

Was looking for something both gothic and glam, and I came across with wonderful sexy pix taken by Jose Begega in Venice! A fantastic shot idea any creative bride-to-be-in-Venice may think about as a gift for their future husband and themselves really!

Well, I know, there’s no pumpkin in here, nor autumn brown or orange colour inspiration! But pearl corset mixed in a glam and sexy way with dark old evergreen gothic Venice…

Photographer: Jose Begega

A movie set location…

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Hi girls!
How are you?
I’m back from a short holiday in Veneto, to visit my new little nephew and family. Italy was boiling last week and I have to admit I was glad, I needed some sun after a loong winter in the UK.

During this short visit I managed to find some free time to go around and discover new places and locations to offer to our couples…I managed to spot this wonderful liberty style villa in the Veneto countyside…I talked to the owner and she said it could be available for weddings! Yuppie!
While talking to her she mentioned the fact in the 70 s’ this house was the set of a famous Italian movie with Marcello Mastroianni! I can understand why…there was something magic while wondering around its rooms…beautiful retro wall paintings in the stairs leading to the first floor, wonderful art nouveau style furniture and vintage doors and decorations. I think I felt in love with it!

I will post more details on it on our wedding planner website. Enjoy the pictures now and have a nice starting of the week tomorrow!

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Photos: Stefania, Venice wedding planner

A yummy yummy address in Venice

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Hi there!

Guess where I was yesterday?
I give you a clue: what’s the most romantic city in the world?
Come on…of course it’s Venice! I was there on my own, for viewing some venues for some clients – no husband, no daughter…it was quite unusual, I have to confess and I missed them a bit!

I also treated myself with a nice meal. I guess everyone that has been in Venice before will agree: to find a really good quality restaurant or osteria in Venice at a convenient price is a real challenge. But I managed to find one which I’d like to recommend. In the three century old Ostaria Al Milion, you’ll feel the true taste of the Venice gastronomy as well as the old Venice osteria atmoshpere! The perfect place to organise an informal brunch with friends and family the day following your wedding!


The Osteria is located a few steps away from Ponte di Rialto, in one courtyard that was once property of Marco Polo’s family! Thus the name, Al Milion, that is the title given to Marco Polo’s adventures book.

A perfect address to taste the traditional Venice cucina, made of sardines in Saor, baccala mantecato (salt cod puree) or seppie alla veneziana (sautee cuttle fish with their ink) which you could combine with Veneto or Friuli wines!
Lunch starts from 35euro.

If you’d like to see where I’ve been you can also visit our wedding venues in Venice with a few new locations ideal for the couples who are planning a wedding in Venice.

Picture courtesy of: Dominique Robert Photography

Giulia + Nicola: Through a Burano Veil

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Giulia and Nicola got married in the Mendicoli Church (Chiesa dei Mendicoli), in Venice a few week ends ago.
What I love about this wedding is the location in Venice and the bride’s veil which recalls the broidering tradition of Burano, a tiny lovely island in the Venetian lagoon, famous for its coloured houses and..for its hand-made laces!
Thank you Barbara for these inspiring photos! It’s the end of the week end, so I need some encouragement to start the week!

The fairytail about the Burano laces is quite romantic…
Once upon a time a fisherman…it was his wedding eve and he was fishing in the lagoon when a siren tried to seduce him with her enchanting music. He resisted her and while she was leaving she bit his boat with her tail and from the foam of the water a wonderful veil came out. The fisherman decided to give it to his bride and the day of the wedding she was so beautiful that from that day on all the girls of Burano tried to make a veil as beautif as it was, starting the well-know tradition of Burano embroidery…



Chic wedding in Venice – Part 2

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Hello girls!
How are you after last rainy bank holiday week end?
As for me I spent my time with MrB paking and moving to our new house in Lincoln, tiring but wonderful! PLus I had a bit of time to write this post on the second part of that chic wedding in Venice we featured at the begining of last week, do you remember?

This lovely couple from France got married a while a go with a Jewish cerimony in La Giudecca, a Venice. I was letterally humble in from of this elegant event. Look at the decorations: yellow and pink roses (I like this match, it’s not so popular, probably because the yellow colour in flowers has never been associated to a “wedding colour”). I quite like the idea of wrapping then in a little rounded box…

What about the cake completely covered with the same roses! Very chic!

Photos courtesy of Morlotti Studio

Chic wedding in Venice – Part 1

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Happy Monday girls, how are you?
Today I’ve got one of those wedding which leaves you without words. Literally!
I think that getting married in Venice is already a romantic idea, but when it is organized in a stunning location and with perfect attention to details I get really excited…you know I’m a wedding geek!
I don’t know much about this wedding, but as soon as I get more details I will post them: I love the bride’s corset with laces and the elegant pink and white roses decorations. Plus the atmosphere actors with Venetian masks and costumes are great!
Keep tuned, the photos of the reception and of the dancing night are coming soon…


Photos courtesy of Morlotti Studio

My millionaire Indian wedding in Venice

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

I wish I had some 10 million euro to spend for my own wedding! This is exactly what Vinita’s father spent so she could get married in Venice over the last days… Indeed, a 72 hours amazing wedding that is now over, but that has seen the city in a great excitement!

A perfect bollywood style wedding with the only difference that it was held in Venice: 800 guests, elephants, horses taken to Venice for the occasion, Shakira and Gotan Project live performances, fireworks over the city, magic Venetian locations chosen for a wedding said to be by far more beautiful than Kate and William’s…

La Misericordia, San Clemente, l’Arsenale…We have to admit that thanks to Vanita’s father, the wedding guests could enjoy some Venice very special places that are not used to be weddings locations…


Think, the city could not even refuse to put in place for the occasion greater security measures as well as removing for the event the city noise limitation obligation that is in place in some areas of the city, or to permit bride and groom the day after the wedding to have the priority onto the whole Venice water traffic that is usually pretty messy… Well done Mr Mayor, and well done Mr Agarwal!

And you, what would you do if you had a few millions euros wedding budget?

Lost in Venice

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

When I was living in Italy I really liked going to Venice and getting lost around its little calles and old building which really look all the same. I usually had no destination, the pleasure was to take a new road and let it bring me somewhere I had never been before, better if in company of a good friend…

Yesterday, when I saw this video on some friends’ facebook page, I felt to be there in Venice… 
Have a look at it and I hope you can have a feeling of Venice’s magic spirit! 

Around Venezia from Icam on Vimeo.