Time really flies, I cannot believe it’s already February…It seems yesterday we were talking about the amazing summer we had here in Italy!! Even if winter is not a busy wedding period, it is a wonderful time to get married!
In Italy there are some really nice places you could have your special day…
Today we will travel to the amazing Dolomites panorama with the wedding in the snow of Iris and Werner who got married in Trentino Alto-Adige region.
This is our first real wedding feature of the year and we couldn’t begin in a better way!
A big thank you to Lene Photography for sharing with us these amazing pitures…
Happy Monday sweeties!
We are almost at the end of a fantastic year of weddings, inspirations and beautiful Italian venues! Did you enjoy our selection so far? It’s not finish yet! Today we will share with you the last real wedding of the year….and I’m warning you it is a super romantic one! A big thank you to Sandra Åberg who kindly shared with us these beautiful pictures.
Lenie and Francesco got married in a hot day of June at an amazing castle in the South Tyrol, an Italian region in the north of Italy, surrounded by the Dolomite mountains.
After an outside ceremony Bride and Groom with their guests moved to a panoramic terrace on the top of the Prosels Castle and enjoyed a spectacular view of the countryside nibbling on freshly cut speck, chunks of Parmigiano Reggiano, and sipping champagne, before moving inside to a ballroom in the castle for the formal dinner. The event was simple and elegant, the venue was spectacular – a majestic castle preserved in in its original format and dates back to 1279 – and based on the pictures I guess the food was really tasty…The right combination for a perfect wedding!
Find out all you need to plan a stunning wedding in the mountains on our inspirational mood board of the month!
Looking outside the window this morning I could see our stunning mountains all covered in snow and they got me thinking for a great idea for the last mood board of the year! A wedding characterized by wood, trees and a magical atmosphere of a mountain forest. I really like the idea of a wedding set in the woods near the mountains surrounded only by nature with a rustic and charming style. Check out all the pictures we selected to create an unique style for your Italian wedding into the wild!
Let’s start with some views of Italian Mountains….First a beautiful landscape in Friuli Venezia Giulia with the mountains on the back and an amazing fields of wild flowers. It would be amazing to take some wedding pictures here! And what about the Cime di Lavaredo and the lake Sorapis?!
For the wedding dress, a loose-long gown with lace or nature inspired inserts is a perfect choice. The accessorizes are always an important part of the outfit. A floral or green crown is an expected but proper element for a wedding into the wild!
Do you remember Silvia and Emanuele’s wedding in the Italian mountains? Well, this is the second part of it…their photos were so beautiful that I thought to post them in two separate posts…
After the preparation come the ceremony and the reception…a few details from Silvia here below…
Have a nice week end!
This is the beginning…Silvia holds her dad’s arm…have you noticed this amazing sunny brolly (Forst branded!) recycled for the occasion due to the unaspected rain? Love it!
We decided to go for DIY decorations and favours.
Our favors (DVD ‘The Notebook’) were nicely wrapped in white bread paper bags, decorated with a blue ribbon. They were given to our guests together with confetti – typical Italian candies (almonds covered with sugar) – and zuccherini (special hand made cookies, traditionally from Bologna and resembling the wedding bands in their ringlike shape).
We chose the dark blue colour because it’s the colour of gentian flowers which grow in the mountains in June, the month we got married. I wanted to include them in my bouquet too as well as for our table decorations. The venue’s owners organised all the rest – table cloth colour, candles, menu, position of the decorations…
My mum made the wedding cushion for the rings, using a raw Tyrolean white fabric. Its shape and the position of the ribbon recalled the way we made our save the dates and wedding invitations (a white envelope with a dark blue ribbon). We also had a wedding guest book where everyone could leave a message – the front cover was made of white hemp cloth framing a copy of our wedding invitation.
Today I’d like to bring a little bit of freshness from the stunning Dolomites green fields with Silvia and Emanuele’s wedding in the moutains!
I came across Lorenzo‘s photos by chance and I completely felt in love with them…then I got in contact with Silvia, the bride, who told me everything about their orginal wedding in the Dolomites, which took place last June.
Everything was planned and organised by the couple, well done guys!
Let’s start from the beginning…
What is a common place to start a wedding? My first choice would be at the bride and groom’s house, but also at the church or town hall…well, for this wedding the meeting point was at the beginning of the path to hit the wedding venue at Rifugio Fodara, in Marebbe valley (Alto Adige region) – everyone was there in the early morning (bride and groom included) with backpacks, confy snikers and shorts!
I would have loved to be there and walk through those green fields!
The bride and some friends arriving at the venue before the wedding…
My husband and I love the mountains, that’s why we decided we wanted to celebrate our wedding day in a location like this. Plus, it’s just here in San Vigilio di Marebbe that we met in 1994, thanks to our parents who loved to spend their holidays here when we were children.
This is a wonderful place, just in the middle of Fanes Senes Braies natural park, which you can reach only by walk (an hour). We arranged a shuttle service by jeep for those who weren’t able to walk up there and we also booked all the rooms at the venue: some guests used them to sleep that night, some others used them to change themselves after the long walk.
Since most of our guests were arriving from far away we wanted to give them a little treat – before the wedding we sent them a save the date and magnet asking them to be free for the whole week-end and after a few weeks we sent an unusual invitation: a little booklet containing a lot of information and map on the location and its surroundings. On the day we left a thank you card and brooch in each room.
Choosing the wedding dress was not that difficult. I really liked the idea of a mid lenght skirt – I had seen so many brides with long dresses who were not free in their movements…so I really wanted to feel confortable for my wedding day and I also thought it better represented my personality! With these clear ideas I went to the first atelier and I found my dress straight away! It had the right mix of extreme elegance (which is not my style really) and whimsical touch. Plus, my husband really likes my legs so to show them was a generous present to him too!!!
It was harder with the shoes. I needed something flat, so a pair of white pumps was the option number one. I also needed an alternative in case of bad weather, so I thought of a pair of white boots which was not that easy since we were at the beginning of the summer and all the windows were already showing sandals…anyway, I was lucky enough to come across these funny pair of boots for only 62 euro! That was the right choice since that day it was only 10 degrees!
I also went for a diy makeup and hairdo – for this last one I bought a white hair band with a little floral decoration.
I’m looking forward to (on order):
1. the week end. This one will be really special. An old friend of mine who I haven’t seen for more than two years is coming over for a couple of days, so I forecast a lot of chatting and laughting…
It’s also her birthday, so we will eat and drink like celebrities! Yes, a bit of posh!
2.going back to Italy. I can’t wait! I haven’t been home since last July and I’m already dreaming of nice glasses of spriz, chats with my lovely girlfriends and abundant dishes of my mum’s food…
Everytime I go back home it’s like a revelation…of something new or, most of the times, of something old I had forgotten…
Last Christmas I spent a lovely afternoon with my granny…MrB and I drove her to the little village she used to live when she was young and where she met my granpa.
This is a photo of the place in the Friuli mountains – it’s called Staligial and it’s almost abandoned now…
We had a nice walk through the village where I had been only twice before, while my granny started talking about old times…we couldn’t stop her she was walking and talking…we saw my granny’s old house (the one below is the entrance door)
and then we took the path to her old school which had plenty of some fluffy flowers (don’t know their name unfortunately).
I wish everyone could have such a granny!
3. getting something nice from Santa – Please Santa I’ve been so good, be good too!
How cold is it out there today? Here in Stamford is freeeeezing, so I thought of telling you the story of Stella and Rob, an American couple, and their winter wedding in the Italian mountains.
This is a story of a traditional winter wedding in the Italian Alps (near Passo dello Stelvio) made of snow, sledges, mull wine and a lot of love!
I want to thank Dan, their photographer, who posted these pics so that I could find them! Here their day through some amazing photos!
Stella and Rob wanted to get married in January in snow country. They wanted to ski an have fun with their friends and family and they choose the South Tyrol, the Italian Alps, to do it.
It was a winter wonderland. They had everybody hike up a mountain for an hour then watch their wedding ceremony, have a hot mull wine and dance. Then everyone hopped on a sled and flew down the mountain. It was fantastic and the weather was perfect.
Take a cold winter day, a wedding and an enchanted abbey in the pre Dolomites landscape. Mix them together and you will get the very best of romantic venues, Santa Maria Abbey in Follina (Veneto).
It may have been only the 12nd of December, almost two weeks before Christmas, and there was already a lot of happiness and joy all around! Paola and Angelo had been planning their wedding for months and the big Day had arrived!
There was no snow, but a cold winter sun which was giving the perfect light for some romantic pictures.
They had carefully chosen the location for their shoots with the photographer and Santa Maria Abbey seemed to be the right place: although the cloister’s garden was covered with a white biting frost and no roses brightened the location, the abbey was still preserving its beauty.
After their wedding ceremony Paola and Angelo reached the abbey where they started playing and running around the open gallery where this shoot was taken.
The weather was freazing but the atmosphere was great…I love this picture! (more…)