Friday, 7 December 2012

Giving back by Cinzia Bruschini

If you're getting married in Italy this January you could be in with a chance of having  Cinzia Bruschini as your wedding photographer for free!

Yes you did read correctly, one very lucky couple getting married this January could have their wedding photography covered by the very talented Miss Cinzia Bruschini for FREE! 
All you have to do to win this fabulous opportunity is write to Cinzia in 50 words or less and tell her your story! Check out Cinzia's blog for further information. Good luck! xxx

Deadline: 25th December 2012

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

If there was ever a inspirational marriage then this must be it.

 The Royal wedding was celebrated on the 20th November 1947 at Westminster Abbey followed by a opulent reception at Buckingham Palace. 65 years on The Queen and Prince Philip are an inspiration for a wonderful strong loving marriage. 

Congratulations HRH Queen Elisabeth and HRH Prince Philip on their wedding anniversary. 

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Photo of the day!

The richness and vibrance of a wedding in Venice beautifully captured by the talented Manuel Meszarovits  

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

A splendido wedding Portofino!

Portofino has a charm and elegance that has made it a favourite
wedding destination in Italy! Just feast your eyes on this Splendido
wedding captured by Jacqueline Schmitz Campbell, and you will
 see why!  Enjoy! x 

Friday, 2 November 2012

Photo of the day!

south asian, cultural, Tuscany
The most beautiful Mandaps I have ever seen! 

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Photo of the day!

Pink, sparkly, Valentino... Whats not to love! 

Venue of the month- November

When you come across a venue for the first time that has that wow effect you know you have found one of those perfect locations for a wedding and our venue of the month, truly is one of them! 

Monday, 22 October 2012

For our May brides!

Queen anne’s lace bouquets
I know our May brides are thinking about their bouquets and trying to decide do they go for the big bouquet, the small one, the tear drop or the round and on top of all of that what flowers are available and will work well in May.  So I have put together a few photos to hopefully inspire you ladies!

Friday, 19 October 2012

Venue of the month - October

Justin Timberlake  and Jessica Biel wedding in Italy

 Octobers venue of the month was scheduled for next week but in honour of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's wedding this weekend being hosted at the venue, we decided to bring it forward.  So with out further ado I am delighted to present Octobers Venue of the Month, Borgo Egnazia. 

Thursday, 18 October 2012

For a bride who thinks outside of the box...

Sometimes I like to see a dress that is different, a bride that thinks outside of the box and goes for a dress that is not an actual wedding dress.
Today on the British high street, top fashion designers are battling it out for the crown in the department store occasion wear department, delivering beautiful dresses that do not break the budget!

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Romantic Buddhist wedding in Rome - part two

After many requests for part two of this beautiful wedding in Rome, we are thrilled to share it with you today!  We have loved every memory of this elegant and romantic wedding captured by the very talented team at NPW Studio!  For those of you who missed part one please follow this link: Romantic Buddhist wedding in Rome  
With no further delay, feast your eyes on the happy couple and their special day! 

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Our guide for American citizen's getting married in Italy

Some couples are content to tie the knot at the courthouse down the road. But for those who are more adventurous, a destination wedding -- correction an international marriage -- are a must. Our guide for American citizen's getting married in Italy,  will tell you everything you need to know to get legally married in Italy, but the wonderful thing about our services is we will hold your hand all the way so you can relax and enjoy the experience! 

Monday, 8 October 2012

Whimsical natural wedding...

A wedding which reflects the delicate side of nature with a hint of fairy dust magic...

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Pin it!

Inspiration comes from many sources, so when you see something you like, Pinterest it! 

Friday, 5 October 2012

Beautiful romantic wedding in Portofino!

Lucye and Bernie’s wedding in Portofino  captured the personality of the happy couple and beautifully documented by the talented Jacqueline Campbell  Here are some of Jacqueline's favourite photos and comments from this lovely Italian affair…

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Rosemary, lavender, lemons, basil and sage....

Wonderful natural elements to incorporate in to a quintessentially Italian wedding! 

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The brighter the better!

I have always had a thing about brightly coloured socks = happy feet! So pay attention all you grooms out there as this one is for YOU! 

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Penny The Italian Wedding Planner's dog!

Penny is my dog, although she does not like to admit she is a dog and on this day she had been left at a wonderful B&B while I went off to work.  So imagine her delight when I arrived back with 3 other people (the bride, groom and photographer) to lavish attention on her. After all in her mind it is all about her! :) 


Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.

Dating back to the Victorian era, this good luck saying continues to be one of the most significant traditions followed by brides of today. Each item in this poem represents a good luck token for the bride. If she carries all of them on her wedding day, her marriage will be happy.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Meet the wedding dress designers behind the couture label J'Aton

Holly Valance at her wedding to Nick Candy yesterday.

Meet the men behind the couture fantasies that have had many celebrity endorsements! 
Jacob Luppino and Anthony Pittorino are the dynamic duo that have made their couture label J'Aton into a household name. Elana Bardetta talks to the men behind the couture fantasies.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Shoes glorious shoes!

There is something about hand crafted luxury shoes which have been lovingly created by someone who not only has a passion for the fine materials of silks, leathers, crystals and lace but understands the allure and glamour our fashion-forward brides are looking for.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Capture the magic- focus on Photographers Mauro Pozzer

Groom kissing bride at a wedding in VeniceChoosing a photographer is as hard as choosing the location for your wedding!  You want someone who's style captures the magic of your day, who's photographs frame a beautiful moment in your lives.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Top 5 winter wedding destinations!

As winter approaches and my friends in the UK inform me Christmas stock is already out in the shops my mind turns towards this magical time of year!  I have always loved the winter season, lots of candle light and roaring fires, lush rooms decorated in frescoes, warm red wines and rich dishes of food!
This year we have seen a noticeable increase of couples wishing to get married in the winter months and here are the top 5 winter wedding destinations in Italy!

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Traditional flower girl dresses

Nicki Macfarlane Summer Image

Flower girls and bridesmaids are big a delightful part of the wedding day. In recent years we have seen a move toward the traditional flower girl dresses and even more so after the Royal wedding last year.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

The joy is in the detail...

The Italian wedding planner

The wonderful thing about Italy is the backdrop speaks for itself. However don't be lulled in to thinking that is all you need to make your wedding POP! 

Sunday, 23 September 2012

A day in the life of a destination wedding planner in Italy!

The other week I was in Tuscany, I popped in to see one of my favourite florists,  who if I could take all over Italy with me to work on every wedding we plan, I would!

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Photo of the day!

Special memories inside this spectacular church! 

Friday, 21 September 2012

I love Cardigans!

As Autumn arrives and the cooler evenings draw close the comfort of a cardi is much welcomed! Brides often go for bridal shrugs and boleros and most of them wear it only once. but if you are like me and have a drawer full of cardigans just think how much more comfortable and fun a cashmere cardigan is! 

Thursday, 20 September 2012

All roads lead to Rome...

... I have followed the road and I am in Roma!
Ever time I come to the "The Eternal City," I am struck by the beauty, the grandeur and perseverance of the Romans, after all “Rome was not built in a day."

1940's vintage inspiration!

Tuesdays moving vow renewal in Venice,  after 70 years of married life, started me thinking what the bride and grooms first wedding would have been like in the 1940's...

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Downton Abbey Lady Mary's wedding dress

Yippy Downton Abbey is back and I am a big fan, also did I mention  that I like a good wedding... Oh the first episode did not disappoint!  So I have pushed the planned blog post to tomorrow,  to share the much awaited wedding of Lady Mary to Matthew Crawley and it was perfect! 
Her dress... 1920's understated elegance but the beautiful diamond-encrusted tiara in the shape of a garland of leaves with little floral buds was for me, the crowning glory!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012


Liliane Deauvergne and Jean Korde are an inspirational couple! Celebrating 70 years of marriage today, which they have called a 'marriage of iron!' by renewing their vows in the town hall of Venice. The groom who is about to celebrate his 92nd birthday and the bride aged 87, have travelled to Venice every year for the past 30 years, making it a very personal location for them to celebrate this special day! Every one here at TIWP wish them a beautiful day and many many more to come!

Imagine they tied the knot in 1942... 

Friday, 14 September 2012

A day in the life of a destination-wedding planner in Italy!

 Recently I saw this image on face book, that shows a pie chart of how a wedding photographer splits his or her time. It highlighted that only a very small % of the time is actually spent taking photos of the wedding. Whilst I often laugh with my wonderful photographers, as they sign off after the first dance or the cutting of the cake, that they are part timers, I think people forget all the work that goes in to their photographs. It made me wonder what the pie chart would look like for a wedding planner...

Monday, 10 September 2012

New style solution for protecting your heels!

You know the streets in the beautiful Italian town where you are getting married are cobbled, you also know your wedding reception is going to be hosted in a beautiful garden... You know you have to tell your guests to wear wedges or flats to your wedding, but you really want those pretty shoes! 

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Wedding Planner Internships

Stacey, one of our wonderful interns!
We're looking for a couple of great interns for the spring and summer 2013 wedding seasons here at The Italian Wedding Planner, could you be one of them? 

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Romantic Buddhist wedding ceremony in Rome part 1

We are delighted to be able to share with you Alessandro and Jacelyn's wedding in Rome. They wanted to celebrate their marriage in a way that represented both their cultures. Alessandro is Italian and his beautiful bride was born in Malaysia and grew up in Singapore and Australia. Now they live together in the historic heart of Rome...

Monday, 3 September 2012

Special offer winter weddings!


We are delighted to offer our bespoke wedding planning services at an exceptionally special rate for winter weddings, from December 2012 until April 2013! 

We only do a set amount of weddings a year, so in order to take advantage of this special offer, please get in touch to talk about your winter wedding in Italy! 

Kelly Hayes
The Italian Wedding Planner 

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