Thursday, 17 March 2011

Happy birthday Italia!!

Googles Birthday wishes to Italy
Thursday March 17th has been declared a national holiday in celebration of 150 years of Italian unity.... Italy is rather divided about celebrating today but politics aside lets look at what will be happening today in Italy!

If you are in Italy today, a whirlwind tour of museums will be possible, and won’t cost you anything. Indeed, today, entry into many of Italy’s many museums and monuments, including those in Venice and Naples, will be free.
What’s going on elsewhere in Italy on the country’s 150th birthday?

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Summer Time Wedding...

Summer time in Italy can see temperatures rocket, especially in the mid day heat! When organising summer weddings we have to take into consideration the well-being and comfort of the wedding party.  

Here are our top tips to keeping everyone cool in the sun on your wedding day...

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Bridal sample sale: Jenny Packham

Jenny Packham designs are so beautiful and perfect for a destination wedding that I am delighted to inform you that  Jenny Packham is having a bridal sample sale with up to 70% off dresses, accessories, shoes & jewellery!
Not to be missed! Please see the invitation for details.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Invitations: Wedding in Rome!

Pamela and Alan are getting married in Rome this summer, I am sure it is going to be a very beautiful and stylish wedding. The attention to detail is already evident with their beautiful bespoke wedding invitations and information booklets. Although as the owners of Farrell and Chase, I would not have expected anything less from a couple who produce such stunning wedding stationary.  
Let's take a peek at what a bride, in the business of printing others wedding invitations, would choose for her destination wedding in Roma!

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Beautiful Irish wedding on Lake Orta

Andy and Pauline's wedding on  Lake Orta...
Typically after traveling from Ireland to escape the rain, it rained for three of the four days that they were there. “The three days in the run up to the wedding were filled with constant – and I do mean constant – rain. Which turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as it meant that the 40 or so members of the wedding party go to to spend a lot of time bumping into each other in the cafes, restaurants and pubs that were dotted around the village.”

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Positano: The Jewel of the Amalfi Coast

Positano is known as the Jewel of the Amalfi Coast and the destination of choice for those seeking the romance and the splendor of this magical seaside village. With a riot of colourful houses nestles in to the hillsides cascading down to the Mediterranean, it offers lots of choice for hosting your wedding celebrations.

The Amalfi Coast

Getting married on the Amalfi Coast? With so many different and amazing locations to choose from where do you start to plan your wedding? Maybe in Positano or Capri, or Amalfi or Ravello or ...

Dresses for the Modern Bride!

The trend continues in 2011 for the modern, contemporary wedding. Customs from a traditional wedding are being set aside for new, fresh ideas starting with the bride’s dress! From new silhouettes to refreshing colors, brides are making choices a little off the beaten path. While vintage styles remain popular, other brides are opting to wear dresses with non-traditional colors such as grays and pinks, and for the rebellious bride - prints. We are also seeing feathers as a major trend in bridal fashion, which adds a light, carefree touch to a bride’s look. Today’s brides are often even wearing two dresses on their special night! One dress is worn for the ceremony, and one later in the night for dancing at the reception- usually a shorter, cocktail dress.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Festivals in Italy

Italy throughout the year is filled with festivals.
 When you are planning your wedding in Italy you should take in to consideration any festivals taking place in the area on the same day or days of your wedding celebration. If you chose to get married in Venice in February there is a very big possibility that it will coincide with the Venice Carnival. If this is the case you should expect the cost of flights and accommodation to double even quadrupole! So research is imperative!Sometimes it is an unexpected pleasure for your guests if there are special events taking place in the town where your wedding is taking place, last year we organised for all the guests to attend one of Ravello's famous music festival concerts which was an unforgettable experience.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Italia Much More

In this season we spend a lot of our time meeting with our suppliers, meeting with our brides and grooms to finalise their forthcoming wedding and  showing future brides and grooms around possible venues for their wedding, so a lot of time is spent on the road! 
As we fly and drive the length and breadth of Italy we love seeing all the amazing differences we pass, the architecture and landscapes...
The Italian tourist board have released the above video capturing some of these amazing locations that Italy has to offer!  

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Is Sarah Burton Kate Middleton's dress designer???

As the day of the Royal wedding is fast approaching the speculation over who is designing Kate Middleton's wedding dress is mounting!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

La festa della donna!

1st row: bride bouquet via snippet & ink, mimosa branch, hair\flower via twigs & honey
2nd row: mimosa bouquet via amorology, skirt via zac posen, shoes via jcrew
3rd row: sash via jcrew, cupcake via cocoscupcake, table setting via the not wedding

Wishing you all a very


Festa della Donna!

Monday, 7 March 2011

Hand painted wedding invitations

My personal artist
One of my brides would like invitations that are a little bit more personal to her wedding day. She asked our team to take photographs of the village that is hosting her wedding so she can send them to her friend, Her friend will then paint the invitations for her special day and we are all waiting to see the final results!

Dont forget tomorrow is La festa della Donna!

La Festa della Donna

8th March 

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Puglia: White sands and iridescent sunsets

Getting Married in Puglia offers something totally different from the rest of Italy...A land of sun and sea, centuries-old olive trees,  baroque cities and white-washed towns, of ancient traditions and the mystic Taranta... 

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Location Location Location!

The idea of getting married in Italy is growing in your mind, for every individual Italy means so many different vistas... When you are just starting to think about getting married in Italy how do you know which one is right for your nuptials?

Friday, 4 March 2011

Last minute destination wedding in Italy

When is the right time to start planning a destination wedding in Italy? In an ideal world I would say give yourself  just over a year, that way you will get the opportunity to visit the venue at the same time of year your wedding will be celebrated.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

'What ever will they think of next!'

Throughout history the bride and groom have been showered with rice as a symbol of prosperity and fertility. Today I received  a link from a friend regarding  'designer wedding rice'. According to my friend the new craze is this heart shaped rice.
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