Saturday, 30 June 2012

Photo of the day!

This wedding invitation for a wedding on the Amalfi coast!

Friday, 29 June 2012

Photo of the day

Who says you must have a bridal bouquet? Just look at this beautiful Sandra Roberts beaded bull's eye clutch, perfect match for a beautiful vintage wedding dress! 

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Trends in 2012

Bride and Groom signs on chairs
The biggest trend so far this season has been the black board but many other trends are shinning through as we come to the end of June. Read on to find out more about the trends so far this season!

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Photo of the day

The smallest details make all the difference! 

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Photo of the day!

Eleonora arriving at the church to marry her husband Riccardo with hundreds of locals stopping to wish them well, calling out 'Auguri' as she entered the church! 

Wedding dresses The White Gallery 2012

Elizabeth Stuart | White Gallery London 2012 | Photography Credit: Christopher Dadey

As Bride and Grooms start thinking about their nuptuals in 2013 I thought we would share with you a few of the wedding dresses that were show cased at the White Gallery London. London has always been knows as a leader in fashion trends and this years show was no exception! 

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Photo of the day!

How beautiful is this cake! 

Monday, 25 June 2012


We, like so many, have fallen in love with Pinterest. It is a fantastic way to organise images, build inspiration boards, bookmark DIY projects, and share ideas with your wedding planner or bridesmaids. If you don’t have an account yet and need an invite, e-mail Kelly at

Sunday, 24 June 2012

A wedding in Umbria

Umbria is one of my favourite regions in Italy and as Castello di Monterone is this months vene of the month I thought I would share with you and hopefully inspire you, the wedding of  Joanne and Erik who's special day was captured by  Teresa of Iconoclash Photography… 

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Refreshing lakes of Italy

It is so hot here today that I wish I was at the lakes, where a light breeze would be much welcomed! So just to torture  myself I am going to share with you some of the most lovely lake side locations!  

Friday, 22 June 2012

Capture the magic focus on photographers - Alfonso Longobardi

You have chosen to get married in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Your wedding in Italy will be a unique, unforgettable, amazing experience. At The Italian Wedding Planner, we believe your wedding photographs should be as unique, unforgettable and as amazing as your wedding day and that is why we would like to showcase some of  Alfonso Longobardi work.

Capture the magic - focus on photographers

Not all photographers can take a good photo, you have to do a little research to find photographers who have an eye for the detail, who weave magic and capture the very essence of the day.

Don't allow a wedding planner to tell you to use one particular photographer, the chances are they are on commission and are not giving you an impartial opinion.  Ask to see about 10 different photographers,  so you can compaire their different styles and just like when you saw 'the dress' for the first time, you just know when you have found the wedding photographer with a style that would work best for you.

Your planner can tell you what it is like to work with that photographer, are they bossy, friendly, make people feel at ease, do they help set up a photo, are they still passionate about the job they do, do they capture all the details you worked hard on putting together and does the planner enjoy working with them.

Here at The Italian Wedding Planner, we like to send out a list of photographers with links to their web sites so you can see a portfolio of their work. If there is a chance to introduce you to the photographer during your visit then we ask that the photographer shows you an example of a complete wedding so you don't just get to see the best shots but how the photographer captured the wedding day.

Once you have made this little bit of an effort you will feel content that you have chosen the right person for your day!

Today we are starting a series of posts  'Capture the magic - focus on photographers' and look forward to introducing you to many wonderful photographers!


Kelly Hayes

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

The first dance...


The ceremony was beautiful, the meal out of this world, you got through the speeches with out too many embarrassing moments thanks to the best man and then there comes this moment when you are standing in the middle of the room and everyone have their eyes focused on you, watching you 'dance'... You hope that someone joins in, your eyes search for your parents, the best man and the bridesmaids begging them to get on the dance floor! About now is when you wish you took a few dance lesions...

Sunday, 17 June 2012

June: weddings in Umbria...

Helen and Ross were married in the grounds of the beautiful Torre di Moravola near Montone in Umbria. With a romantic ceremony in the garden and a delicious dinner celebration afterwards, their day was truly magical.  Take a look at the talented Leo Patrone photographs, who captured their day so perfectly! 

Friday, 15 June 2012

Divine flower girls dresses!

Wedding in Amalfi walking to the church
 I want to buy this flower girls dress in every size available, just so I am ready for when I get married! It is the most adorable dress. It has a timeless elegance, is perfect for a destination wedding in fact could not have been more perfect for the wedding in Amalfi last week,  honestly can not rave enough about this dress!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Still time to get married this summer in Italy

You want to get married and don't want all the months of fussing, you just want to get on with it! You are still in time to get married this summer!  Why not look at one of the most beautiful hill towns in Italy for a intimate and romantic wedding... Asolo 

Monday, 11 June 2012

Flirty, fun and very feminine!

Anneli Marinovich 
A veil is one of the main elements which transforms a bride in to a Bride! With lots of different options lengths, styles, colours and designs choosing the right one is very much a personal choice. The birdcage veil is popular with brides who may not want or suit the full veil but still want that romantic elegance of a veil.  Both modern and vintage rolled in to one, the birdcage veil makes a statement! 

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Hidden delights of Umbria

Ahh love this video showcasing some of the delights on offer in Umbria and this blog by (I think) one of the bloggers from this trip . Lets hope there will be many more blogs to come on this beautiful region! I know I am going to book the donkey trekking this summer :)

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Recessional tosses, Getaways, Exits & Sendoffs!

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The tradition of throwing rice at the bride and groom goes way back to the Romans and today in Italy it is still very much alive! While many bride and grooms keep with traditional rice many couples  (and their friends) have looked towards other items to use as confetti. I have rounded up my favourites and more to inspire you! 

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Lake Garda, a wedding with a view!

Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy sits nestles in the heart of the mountains, with sparkling blue water reflecting the dramatic hills at the foot of the mountains, covered in pale green olive trees and darker cypresses, while the scent of bougainvillea permeates the balmy air. So apart from all that what makes Lake Garda such a special location for a wedding?

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Stunning hats on show at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee!

The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at St Paul's today in Jane Taylor hat

How beautiful is this hat by Jane Taylor that The Duchess of Cambridge is wearing! So beautiful I just had to share it with you! 

Dress your wedding reception

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What makes staging a wedding so much fun? Details lots of details! From simple candles to name tags, every detail helps create the back drop for a special day!

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Sarah and Jonathan Italian wedding part 3

The last installment of this beautiful Tuscan wedding. This time it’s about the reception, speeches and well… dancing of course (with a few sunset portraits thrown in). Guests were treated to another surprise as a “secret room” was unveiled to be the location for the evening party. It was definitely my favourite room in the castle – with its arches and cave-like structure, accompanied by low seating furniture and hundreds of candles, it was simply magical. I won’t say too much more, I hope the pictures will speak for themselves.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Venue of the month - June

Venue of the month is this breathtaking castle in one of the most beautiful regions of Italy Castello di Monterone in Umbria. 

Friday, 1 June 2012

Sarah & Jonathan's Italian wedding Part 2

Sarah & Jonathan got married at Castello di Montegufoni, a lovely Tuscan castle half an hour away from Florence. It is such a great idea to have a “wedding weekend” instead of just a wedding day – their guests were treated to a tour of Siena and wine tasting before the welcome dinner the night before the wedding. On the morning of the wedding, everyone had breakfast al fresco and proceeded to relax by the pool or explore the ground, while the commotion of decoration and preparation began. The whole event was documented by the talented Shella from London. 
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