Friday, 31 August 2012

Hideaways in Italy!

As news breaks about Adele's secret wedding and information drips out about her vintage dress and other details,  we have been talking this morning about our favourite Italian hideaway, the list is long! But we put them in a hat and here are the first five we pulled out, all perfect for a private wedding in Italy! 

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Same-sex wedding in Italy...

 Italy is stunningly beautiful, has mouth watering cuisine and wines like nectar, villas, castles, palazzos and beaches, friendly locals and is one of the most romantic counties in the world... Italy is the perfect destination wedding location!  Whilst  the Italian government has not yet permit legally binding same-sex marriages,  you can still honour your love with a symbolic ceremony that reflects your commitment and personalities.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Golden Glow

As the sun set last night, turning everything a golden glow it inspired me to think about a gold wedding. I have in my head something elegant, a winter city wedding where the mix of history and beauty comes in touch with something chic and elegant.... 
Thinking gold and pale blue...

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Leah and Chris xxx

A few photos Kelly captured from the day, not nearly as good as the professionals!

Love in Montone


I am so excited to share a few of the photos from last weeks wedding in Umbria! 

Monday, 27 August 2012

Where does a man start when it comes to the engagement ring?

Tiffany diamond engagement rings 
If you are not lucky enough to have a beautiful ring that once belonged to your mother or grandmother which you know your bride to be will love, then it is quite  a overwhelming  task to get it right! 

A while ago a friend  asked me to help him pick the ring, while he had an idea in his mind he wanted, a) to make sure it was the right right for his future wife and b) that he could find 'this ring' he had in his minds eye! 

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Getting ready to be a bride!

As I sit here, my jaw still resting on my chest after reading The times of India 'Quick beauty tips for brides to be' I am pondering on how much pressure is put on brides to be their most beautiful on their wedding day. The tips I read were not quick and a lot of them were expensive, telling brides to get fillers and Botox to Glycolic acid peels! 

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Bridal trends!

Belle and Bunty

What are a large percentage of brides wearing this year? With the pressure on that no bumps or lumps or extra padding on those curves show, even if you are a size 10 let alone a size 16, under  your dress, brides are rushing out in the foot steps of the red carpet experts and snapping up spanx! 

Friday, 24 August 2012

Photo of the day!

Love this shot by Cristiano Ostinelli!

Peachy perfect wedding at Lake Garda

Beautiful wedding invitations inspired by the Jules Verne “Extraordinary Voyage” collection.
I may have mentioned that I am turning in to a BIG fan of peach and this is a wedding which has fed my love for this soft romantic wedding theme! Erica and Johan were married in the beautiful church of San Giovanni in Torri del Benaco on Lake Garda and celebrated at the lovely Ristorante al Beati. 

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Pretty in Pink...

Pink has long been associated with wedding and all things girly and so when one of our brides asked me 'how to do pink with out it becoming too sugary' the little girl and the grown up met in the middle!... Here are a few ideas, enjoy! 

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

A day at the office...

Wedding in Italy

Remember it is all in the detail... Today we have been busy with some DIY ribbon wands for when our lovely Bride and Groom exit their wedding! 

Italy- the perfect location for your wedding!

Today Kelly is driving from Venice to Milan and then from Milan to Montone in Umbria passing through so many different landscapes and regional cultures it could make your head spin! Is it possible to  sum up Italy in to a simple little package? I am sure others will try but after collectively more than 30 years of living here, we cant! Italy is a vast country made up of individual counties with their very own identities, architecture, cuisine and personalities!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

British national getting married in Italy

Bride signing the registry
British citizen wedding in Amalfi Photo by Marco Ficili 

One of the biggest concerns for couples dreaming of getting married in Italy, is the thought that the paperwork is going to be a nightmare! Well let me put your mind at rest! 

Monday, 20 August 2012

Photo of the day!

The Italian wedding planner
Loved putting together this pretty wedding in Tuscany! 

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Capture the magic focus on photographers: Cinzia Bruschini

Cinzia  Bruschini has a beautiful clear fresh style, add her eye for detail plus the delight of working with her and you have a breath of fresh air in the world of Italian wedding photographers . Her youth and energy shine on the day and she connects with the bride and groom making them feel relaxed. She also blends in with the guests and captures wonderful shots of the day. Later in the evening the wedding party can enjoy the photo booth that Cinzia can set up...I have LOVED every photo she has taken of our weddings and always get excited to see the finished product!  So feast your eyes on a selection of her wok and visit her site for more wonderful weddings! 

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Heads up 2013 trend!

Wedding planner in Italy
2013 is going to be a year full of beautiful weddings. I can already see the trend for more formal elegance.... Vintage is also running strong!

La Selva...

Today I am not going to share with you a photo I am going to share a lifestyle! 
To call it a venue would be a disservice to the love and care that has gone in to the restoration and daily running of this villa in Tuscany, you will understand once you have watched this video.... 

La Selva 

Candy for our eyes!

Yippy it is the start of the weekend! Lets take a moment to indulge with some of our favourites on Pinterest images this past week! 
If you don’t have an account yet and need an invite, e-mail Kelly at

Friday, 17 August 2012

Sometimes you see something so pretty you wish you could eat it...

I am lucky because I get to design and knit together weddings which tick every box. The chic city wedding, the country romantic wedding, the just the two of us wedding, the shabby chic wedding, the modern wedding and if I had to chose one design for myself I would be thrown and I would want  them all! Maybe that is why I love working on all styles and put my heart in to each one as if it were my own. 
Today is a classic example, I was looking at wedding cakes and suddenly thought how does one chose just one style? I had cuttings of modern cakes, funky cakes, chic cakes, romantic cakes, colourful cakes etc all open on my computer and loved them all. So I though focus on just one and I zoned in on Cotton and Crumbs cakes, only selecting my all time favourite out of all their designs... Thankfully I love cake tables and could have them all in all sorts of shapes and sizes! :) 

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Photo of the day!

Logo storico del Palio

Our top ten wedding table name ideas

Add a romantic and personal touch to your day with these wedding  table name ideas! 

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Photo of the day!

Ahh the beautiful Aurora and handsome Simon at their wedding in CastleBrando Veneto! 
Happy memories! 

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Photo of the day!

Tender moments x

Bridal make-up

The Italian wedding planner
Megan getting ready for her wedding in Florence
About 2 months ago I gave up wearing make up apart from the token mascara, as I am not great at getting the base right so that the make up stays on my face and in this heat, does not end up on my chest!  This is one of the main reasons I recomend brides getting married in Italy invest in a make up artist. The other reason is, its your wedding day and you want to look your best!

Monday, 13 August 2012

Photo of the day!

So simple...sand and a single flower in a vase!
Simple and effective single flower in a vase of sand...

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Photo of the day!

Photo booth giggles! 

Cute DIY paper cup light

These super cute dixie cup lights are too sweet not to share!  The lovely Rhi who blog
Hey Gorg is full of wonderful ideas put together this idea with her girlfriend and photographer extraordinaire, Jenna McKenzie after seeing it in Good Housekeeping for Halloween decor.  Using the idea and pretty paper  they created these easy, fun and super cute  Dixie Cup Light Garland!

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Photo of the day!

Spring, Summer, glamorous , Yorba Linda, California

Friday, 10 August 2012

Photo of the day!

Kelly  handing out the flowers to the bridesmaids in Siena.  

Elegant wedding in Venice!

 Venice is definitely one of the most romantic cities in which to marry and this beautiful bride and her handsome groom succeeded in bringing in to their wedding the marriage of a wealth of materials, fabrics, colours, traditions and elegance.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Alan Hannah Classic Beauty Collection!

Alan Hannah's collection has got me all loved up today! Love the full skirts, Love the chic draping of the fabrics, Love the French lace, Love the vintage inspired designs and Love the  coat! Love, love, love the Classic Beauty Collection

Photo of the day!

Just the 2 of us wedding in Umbria! 

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Photo of the day!

Glorious wedding in Tuscany! 

Make it personal from the start!

Passport Wedding Invitation Ideas
Passport invitations for a destination wedding in Rome by Wedding invitation designer 
When you start planning for your destination weddings the question of how to invite your guests will come to mind. Do you send a save the date, set up a website, post announcements in the Times, and send invitations?  Do you go traditional with an elegant cream card, embossed printing or look at a theme, maybe colours or the location? 
Paper Monkeys personal wedding invitations
Commission personalised art work for your wedding invitations, add a booklet with all the information and you could  add a hand painted map, itinerary for the weekend, invitations for any additional events and a RSVP card.  Framing this  original art is a wonderful keepsake of your day!

Bunny Delicious bespoke wedding invitations
Cut and Paste wedding stationary designer 
Have a wedding website built to give your guests all the information to make their journey for your wedding as smooth as possible. It wont stop all the questions being asked but it will reduce them! We offer this service complimentary to our clients.
Example of our Bride and Grooms wedding websites 

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Photo of the day!

A beautiful wedding in Siena! 

Monday, 6 August 2012

Photo of the day!

Loved working with this beautiful bride on her wedding in Siena! 

Venue of the month- August

This is a breathtakingly beautiful venue, perfect for a romantic wedding in Italy and our venue of the month! With 27 rooms this former Abbey dating back to the 6th century features an adorable chapel and the runes of the Abbey create a wonderful backdrop for a outdoor ceremony or the reception! You are spoilt for choice when it comes to La Badia in Orvieto

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Cut and Paste wedding stationary

Adore these beautiful invitations and wedding       
 by CUT and PASTE

Photo of the day!

With such a sweet wedding I had to share more than one photo today! 

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Photo fo the day!

The first dance...

Roopa and Mauro's wedding in Tuscany - part 2

On this beautiful Saturday morning I have a treat for you with part 2 of Roopa and Mauro's wedding, with a note from the bride at the end! 

Friday, 3 August 2012

Photo of the day!

Just the 2 of us... 

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Photo of the day!

Poor little fiat 500 in hiding! 

Roopa and Mauro's Hindu wedding in italy

The wedding ceremony of Roopa and Mauro at Villa le Corti in Tuscany, Italy was a very moving and personal affair.  Each and every image by Nabis Fotografia of their Hindu ceremony is absolutely breathtaking captured.   With one of the most gorgeous and elegant mandaps that I have ever seen, drenched in  beautiful rust orange and yellow flowers that matched Roopa's bouquet.  A unique blend of cultures and colors, this wedding captured hearts!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Photo of the day!

taglio torta matrimonio milano
Cutting the cake! 
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