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After just a couple of months of absolute, complete, total silence I’m back.
I’ve been SO BUSY running around the peninsula fixing weddings.
And it has been great being in contact with all those wonderful brides out there.
I’m sorry to having left you behind, but now I am back and big news are on their way!
It’s very early and I am preparing for today’s set-up of tomorrow’s wedding – and for tonight’s wine dinner…many things going on here, so better get up early to get something done…
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Oh, it’s Wednesday again, I am enjoying a hot and humid day in Wisconsin, US, and here comes one of my favorite posts, the one about travelling as a theme. You know how I love to take inspiration from anywhere I can – and as I am currently … Continue reading
Florence… (Or Firenze, if you want it the Italian way.)
Just the name of this place is able to make many perople sigh and want to come to Italy to get married in Florence at once.
Because Florence is, like Venice, one of the “must-see” places in the whole Italian peninsula.
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I think that we all know the importance of having a beautiful ceremony backdrop. Something unique that will make your guests go wow when they come to your wedding. In this sense for their backdrop, brides often ask for arbors, arches and panoramas. M… Continue reading
Well, this is the first post from overseas:
I’m in the US again to learn about the latest trends, get to meet awesome colleagues and vendors, chat with wonderful brides, get some wedding shopping done, promote the idea of “the luxury wedding in Italy” and, last but not least, learn more about how to serve my American clients better.
The first time I heard from Signe and Kasper I thought that it was going to be a very short acquaintance. The bride wrote a short wmail telling me that she needed advice on who to contact in the town hall of Alassio in Liguria in order to be able to get married. This was two months before the ceremony had to take place. I was intrigued – it isn’t often that a bride take that much initiative, so I wrote back to her asking for further details and wondering if she spoke any Italian. She didn’t. Actually she was in trouble as no one seemed anxious to answer her emails and phone calls… That is normal. To put it very simply, Italians are used to people speaking Italian, not to foreigners wanting to communicate in other languages And this was a problem. And a huge clash of cultures. (credits) So Signe soon realized that she couldn’t make it on her own, she was getting stressed about the wedding and she was relieved that I would take over and continue the planning for them. Because this wasn’t just any kind of wedding. It was a surprise wedding where no one, except the two witnesses, should know what was going on. Especially not the father of the groom, who is a police officer and therefore used to discovering facts far ahead of others. It had to be a huge secret, and the wedding would take place while the whole family was in Alassio for their usual September holidays. What a fun thing! Signe wasn’t the usual bride. She bought her gown on the internet without even trying it on, she didn’t want a bouquet and she surely wasn’t fond of any lush flower arrangements or decors. She wanted to focus on the ceremony, on getting married to Kasper that is, and on having a venue on the beach where they could sit out having their hors d’oeuvres and dinner afterwards. A business woman to her bones… (credits) So the fun started. I found the most beautiful venue situated right on the beach, with a wonderful outdoor lounge area featuring white sofas and candles, and where we were able to create a private area for bride, groom and their guests. The food and wines were excellent – another focal point for the bride, and the atmosphere so beach chic that everyone was wow’ed by the set-up. The tablescape was simple: A splash of turquoise tea light holders, some square vases with sand and sea shells, a little bling to the napkin rings and a small welcome gift, made with Italian sugar almonds. Guest favors were small turquoise candles formed as ships, just a little reminder of this special day that I’m sure that no one will ever forget. Because to the guests it was a huge surprise as Kasper got onto his feet during lunch and told them that three hours later we would all be attended by the mayor at the town […]
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