Friday, 30 December 2011

Looking back at 2011's celebrity brides!

As 2011 comes to an end it has been a bumper year for weddings. We gasped with joy when we finally saw the much awaited Kate Middleton step out in her Sarah Burton wedding dress at Westminster Abbey to marry her prince. It was undoubtedly  THE wedding of the year. 

Monday, 26 December 2011

Asking THE question...

The proposal picture posted on Twitter
Holly Valance gor engaged on the 23rd December 2011

Christmas is such a special time of year, maybe it is the magic in the air, around 26% of couples who got engaged this year did so in the month of December.  Guessing  by the increase of enquires,  most of the engagements in December  are entered in to around Christmas and New years eve!  Another peek time is during July and August when couples are enjoying a romantic holiday. 

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Riale, Italy 
The best of joy
the best of cheer for Christmas and the coming year.
Best wishes
The Italian Wedding Planner

Friday, 16 December 2011

Christmas greetings!

Wishing all our Brides and Grooms, past, present and future a very Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2012! 

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Its the time for destination wedding invitations!

You are making a list and checking it twice maybe not to see who is naughty or nice but to decide who is on the first list of invitees and who is on the second list....

Friday, 2 December 2011

The ultimate coastal wedding destination!

With pretty little Churches overlooking the azure waters, 2000km of beautiful coast line, history, culture, warm climate, divine food and wine oh and only 2 hours from the UK, Sardinia makes a wonderful coastal location 
for a wedding in Italy!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Breaking Dawn

As Twilight Breaking dawn has thousands of mainly women flocking to the cinemas to shed a tear at good old fashioned romance, umm with a twist, those of us in the industry are following with interest how the weddings design will affect trends this coming year. 

Friday, 18 November 2011


Pippa Middleton's stunning Alexander McQueen bridesmaid's dress which was designed to complement her sisters more elaborate lacy design is perfect for a bride with understated elegance. While there are copies out there, nothing can match the beauty of Alexander McQueen's design and as of next week it will be going on sale!! 

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Christmas in Italy

I know we are only at the start of November but the streets are decked out in Christmas lights, shop windows are displaying parcels wrapped up in pretty paper and there is a buzz of excitement in the air.
It really is the most wonderful time of year!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Our new website is coming soon!

I feel like a bride thinking of the colours for her stationary, which sets the tone for the wedding to come, as I look at the different colours for our new website. 

Friday, 4 November 2011


Today I am delighted to announce that Amber and Mikes wedding has been featured in the exclusive UK wedding blog  OMG I'M GETTING MARRIED. 

Audrey Hepburn a timeless beauty.

 Audrey Hepburn remains one of the greatest style icons, Audrey's timeless, iconic style made her famous beyond the big screen,  her wardrobe both in and out of the spotlight still influences brides to this day. 

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Jenny Packham delights once again!

Jenny Packham Fall 2012 collection is a feast for the eyes! Her vintage inspired designs are delicate, elegant and timeless...  

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Weddings in Italy 2012

Villa Cimbrone in Ravello 
You might not have set the date yet but are thinking of getting married in Italy in 2012, now is the time to start thinking location and venues! 

Monday, 31 October 2011


As it is the week of Halloween and Guy Falwkes celebrations, I decided to share something sweet to kick off the week!  Not only a great idea for a wedding but also a fun thing to make on Guy Falwkes night as you huddle by the bonfire!

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Fashion inspiration for a city chic bride.

Monochrome chic: Alexandra Richards wore a black dress while Rachael Taylor stuck to simple cream

As soon as I saw this stunning Chanel dress worn by Rachael Taylor at the 2011 Victoria Derby day in Melbourne, I thought add the right accessories and it is perfect for a style savvy bride! 

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Amalfi and her marvellous coast.

The Amalfi Coast, what can I say that has not been said already about this gem of an area? Maybe words can never express the beauty, so imagine my delight when I came across this you tube video. 

Friday, 28 October 2011

Top cities, towns and villages in Tuscany part 2


If we were to pick up Giacomo Lauro  guide book on Cortona printed in Rome in 1639 open it at any page and read its description of this elegant hill town, we would be hard pressed to find very many changes! 

Luxurious welcome to a white winter wedding

We are delighted to be working with a very elegant Bride and Groom,  styling their wedding this winter in the heart of the Dolomites. While we have put together the perfect welcome gift reflecting their personality and style for their guests, ideas have been flowing for the perfect winter wedding welcome gift . 

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Papermonkey's bespoke wedding stationery

When it comes to personalising your wedding and setting the scene, what could be better than bespoke hand painted wedding stationery? Straight off the bat with your 'save the date' cards, you have put your individuality stamp on your wedding celebrations.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

London Taxi in Italy

Wedding in Tuscany
I do have a bit of  soft spot for old cars, ever since my father came home with a bright red MG midget my love for cute soft tops sports cars  began.  I never in a billion years thought I would end up the proud owner of a vintage London taxi! 

Monday, 17 October 2011

Symbol of eternity

Paolo Marziali Arezzo

     The wedding ring, the most instantly recognisable symbol of the joining of a man and a woman as husband and wife has been traced back to North Africa and the ancient Egyptians. But while the shape being of course a circle and the symbol of eternity, it was the Italians who over time changed the ring in to the wedding ring we know recognise today. 

Friday, 14 October 2011

A museum with a difference in Florence!

Italy, the heart of romance, with a wealth of museums for lovers of history and art. Ferrari, Maserati, Fiat and Ducati for lovers of speed. Food and wine like for lovers of fine cuisine, Rome, Pisa, Venice, Milan, Tuscany for lovers of cities and finally we have something extra special for the lovers of fashion. GUCCI! 

Thursday, 13 October 2011

A marriage beyond words in Tuscany

Our stunning bride Lindsay and her handsome groom Ross's wedding in Tuscany, has been featured in the Blessings from Italy blog. 

Follow this link to view their very special wedding ceremony: A marriage beyond words in Tuscany

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Food for thought!

Villa San Paolo, Umbria, Italy
San Paolo,Castello di Reschio, Umbria, Italy

The heat of the summer is beginning to fade and with the arrival of Autumn comes blue skies, warm days, a blaze of autumnal colours and gastronomic delights!

Monday, 10 October 2011

Indian wedding in Italy

Inject some colour in to your wedding day! 

Sunday, 9 October 2011

All you need is love...

'I do': Couple pose in official wedding photograph from the wedding taken by photographer daughter Mary McCartney
Congratulations Sir Paul and his radiant wife Nancy! 

Friday, 7 October 2011

Something uniquely Italian

 If you are getting married in Italy, you might be thinking of a  fun way to include something uniquely Italian in your wedding day. After all you are getting married in Italy!

There are many icons of Italy from the coliseum to gelato and right up there at the top of that list,  the original Fiat 500.  Slightly quirky, the vintage Fiat 500 is an unique Italian car, with a huge personality and lots of charm. 

She never fails to bring a smile to wedding guests and passing locals! 

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Very fond memories!

As I prepare to launch our new web site, we have asked all the wonderful photographers to send over some of the photographs from weddings we have worked together on over the years.  Today I received a batch of photos from Edoardo Agresti and was transported back to Megan's wedding, which was such a wonderful wedding, it has brought back very fond memories! 

Romantic Tuscan wedding....

This evening I received a package from the talented David Bastianoni, with the raw photos of Jennifer and Ally's Wedding in Tuscany last month.

Jennifer looked beautiful and they both looked so very happy.  I cannot wait to see the post production photos, but for now enjoy this great photo preview of Jennifer and Ally's civil wedding in Italy!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

To wedge or not to wedge...

Kimberley Ivory Satin Peep Toe Wedge by Aruna Seth
I was going to write a blog on the question are wedges glamourise enough for a bride? While we all look lovingly at the Gina sandal and the delicate Jimmy Choo's but do we look lovingly at the Wedge? When I found Aruna Seths lovely designs! 

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Rich lush Reds...

While I think every colour scheme works 12 months of the year there is something very lush and cosy about richer deep colours. Velvet red roses make me think of Christmas and deep reds and oranges of Autumn...

Monday, 26 September 2011

Something blue!

I know this is from Christian Dior's 2010 fall collection but as soon as I saw it I thought how it is a perfect dress for a wedding on the the Amalfi coast! It is such a beautiful gown and with its blue floral underskirt it is a wonderful take on 'something blue'.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Cherish your special day...
A wedding  ~ it’s two people committing before each other,  before family and friends a life to each other... 

Here comes the bride: Elena is sitting in the vintage car as hundreds of people come out to help her carry the dress through the streets of Casal di Princice

In Italy it is the norm when a bride drives down the road or takes a walk through the sleepy Italian streets, for the locals to come out and shout best wishes and congratulations to her. Yesterday Elena De Angellis brought out the village of  Casal di Princice to cheer her on to her church wedding and to see her wedding dress...

Friday, 23 September 2011

Kate and Ben's wedding!

bride and groom wooden sign

 I am delighted to share with you the wedding of Katie and  Ben, Katie worked for The Italian Wedding Planner a few years ago and Stacey who has been working for us this summer went home to be the onsite coordinator on Katie's very special day! 

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Jenny Packham: 10% off all online purchases!

Jenny Packham Celebrates London Fashion week...

Personal Thank You cards

As the hight of the wedding season is coming to an end and our brides and grooms are starting their married life together, there is one final task for them to do... write their thank you cards!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

A little about how we work...

At The Italian Wedding planner, we start by getting to personally know you, your desires, your vision and your needs. Our aim is to make your event an unforgettable occasion and your vision successfully and exceptionally realised by helping you with all aspects of planning, design and coordination. 

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Wedding Celebrant in Italy

The concept of a symbolic blessing might be new to you, but there are many couples now opting for a beautiful wedding blessing ceremonies in Italy. Some get married in the town hall the day before, others before they arrive in Italy.  There are many reasons they chose to celebrate with a symbolic blessing from renewal of vows to wishing to host their wedding in an unusual location. 

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Green themed wedding

Green is one of my favourite colours, be it crisp white linens on tables set on a green lawn or a tease of green with green bridal shoes, there is just something very fresh and calming about this lovely colour.  Last week I did get a little carried away with olive green when I decided to paint my entrance hall by myself. There was a moment of doubt, but now I just love it! 

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Asian destination weddings in Italy

A big church wedding with close to two thousand of your families friends and relitiaves is not everyones idea of how to celebrate their special day. In Aisa large weddings filled with your parents friends and business associates is the norm.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Jenny Packham new collection Spring 2012

Jenny Packham
Something blue

Jenny Packham has presented her new collection at New Yorks fashion week and once again she has not disappointed! Her gowns are perfect for the destination bride looking for something a little different! 

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