31 Oct 2012

Happy Halloween

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27 Oct 2012

Romantic Getaway in Italy

There are special places in Italy, hidden villages, where you can escape for a romantic getaway or you can choose for an intimate wedding or an elopement. Verrucchio is one of these places. Verrucchio is one of the most characteristic villages of the Emilia Romagna, between the sea and the Appenino hills, with a wonderful mediaval historic centre and preserved fortress that dominates the city in the highest point with amazing panorama.

The fortress is also a beautiful venue for civil weddings and the church on the collegiate a beautiful location for religious ceremonies.

If you are looking for an unforgettable honeymoon or just for a relaxing and romantic getaway, the charme old houses on this lovely village are the best accommodation for an original week-end or honeymoon. Let’s have a look at this special package, a good idea to surprise for your lover!

- 3 nights in the charming house in the Borgo
- Sparkling wine and fresh fruit at your arrival in room
- Candlelight dinner for 2 in the Cave restaurant in the historic centre
- Night guided tour of the Castle

25 Oct 2012


Are you bored of the classic rice ? It's funny to throw confetti outside the church or at the exit of bride and groom and  there are different alternatives at the classic rice!
Siete stanchi del solito riso? E' divertente lanciare i corandioli fuori dalla chiesa o all'uscita degli sposi e ci sono diverse  alternative al classico riso!
credit: Varese Wedding

1) romantic fresh flowers petals : from the classic roses to the colorful bouganvillea
    romantici petali di fiori freschi: dalle classiche rose al colorato bouganville
credit: Varese Wedding

2) beautiful natural preserved flowers, nowadays there are a great choice of flowers through the year
    bellissimi fiori naturali conservati, al giorno d'oggi vi è una grande scelta di fiori durante tutto l'anno
credits: Confetti Direct Uk - Nulki Nulks

3) for a rustic or a country wedding, try with aromatic herbs, lavander or dried baby rose buds
   per un matrimonio rustico o di campagna, provate le erbe aromatiche, la lavanda o i boccioli   secchi di roselline
credits: Save on Craft - Etsy- Raflesia wedding flowers - Pure petal power
4) for a fall wedding , what about dried flowers or leaves or even paper leaves
    per un matrimonio autunnale , che dire di fiori secchi , foglie secche oppure foglie di carta
credits: Heidi Ryder - Etsy

5) for a sweet wedding, try with sprinkles
   per un matrimonio dolce, provate i confettini colorati
credit: Bridal Musings

6) for a vintage wedding  these vintage book hearts will be perfect
    per un matrimonio d'epoca questi cuori di un libro vintage saranno perfetti
credit:  Etsy

7) there are some venues and churches that does not allow rice or confetti, so a good alternative is  the bubbles or the funny ribbon wands!
ci sono alcune locations e chiese che non permettono il lancio del riso o dei coriandoli, una buona alternativa sono le bolle di sapone o i divertenti bacchetti con i nastri!

credits: Varese Wedding - Factory direct craft
credits: Studio Fotografando- Varese Wedding

23 Oct 2012

The celebrities choose Puglia as wedding destination

As many celebrity couples, also Justine Timberlake and Jessica Biel chose Italy to tie the knot.
Instead of the famous Venice, Florence, Lake Como or Rome venues, they went for a private wedding party on the exclusive resort in the Southern Italian resort of Puglia ( Apulia).
Congratulation to this happy couple and thank you for choosing our Italy and  a such beautiful region ! Apulia is a great region, not so popular like the Campania (Amalfi Coast) and Tuscany, but rich of beautiful landscapes and historical monuments.

Apulia is a great location for an italian wedding:
- it's an ideal venue for a sunny and outdoor wedding, as the weather is fine for about 7-8 months per year; 
- for your wedding venue you have a great choice between historic farmhouses ( called Masseria) and baroque villas and palazzos;
- the typical food is natural and genuine ( thinking that Apulia is a major  producer of olive oil and what about the Mozzarella cheese?) and the local wine is well know around the world;
- the airports of Bari and Brindisi are connected to all major european cities, by schedule and low-cost flights
- beautiful beaches resorts and relaxed country villages to accomodate guests and to enjoy the holiday
- beautiful landscapes and romantic places for your wedding pictures

There are other good reasons to choose Apulia as wedding location, personally I love this region and I really suggest it to the couples, who love warm temperature and sunny days, good food and country chic venues.

 pictures from Borgo Egnazia, Masseria Alchimia and others

17 Oct 2012

Romantic Italian Lakes Wedding

Today I would like to share with you one of our weddings on the italian lakes. The peculiarity of this marriage is that it took place not on one, but rather on two lakes: Lake Orta and Lake Maggiore.
This lovely couple, coming from the U.S., was impressed by both lakes on their first visit in Italy . It was really difficult to choose between the enchanted atmosphere of the old village Orta San Giulio, the amazing view from the Sacro Monte Church, the charm of the belle époque villas on Lake Maggiore shores and the elegance of their gardens brimming with camellias, azaleas and rhododendros. So why not surprising their guests with a day trip on this two beautiful lakes?

The weather was really good and it was not so hot, the view from the terrace outside the Church was breathtaking: the deep blue of the lake, the picturesque San Julius island, the alps as background, an amazing location for a wedding in Italy. And which wedding color was more appropriate if not the blue?
After the ceremony the guests enjoed a walk on the Orta San Giulio village and than back to Lake Maggiore for a boat tour , before the welcome cocktail on  the italian gardens of the majestic 17th century villa.

We decorated the reception room with blue hydrangea hanging balls and hanging paper lanterns. Martini style vases with blue delphinium stood out on the elegant round tables. The cobalt blue color was present in every details from the  hanging escort cards to the favors tags. Everything  was combined with  the lake water and the wedding day sky.
It was a long day, but it was also a pleasure to work for this nice couple and to arrange a such beautiful wedding. Thanks also to Enrico and Roberto for capturing these magic moments.
photo credits: Varese Wedding - Artefoto Arona

12 Oct 2012


For a very limited time and for the first 15 couples we are offering a special price on the wedding photographer service. Our professional  photographer team, based in Milan, is creative, experienced and specialized in weddings on the Italian Lakes and on the Northern Italy.
If you are looking for a professional photographer for your wedding in Italy, we are happy to offer you these special package,  for a limited period ( for booking before the 31th of december 2012). Contact us for more informations!

BASIC PHOTO SERVICE : 550,00 euro ( standard rate 750,00 euro ) Professional photographer, three hours shooting , "getting ready", ceremony and 1 hours after the ceremony on the venue. High-quality postproducted digital pictures on

DVD MEDIUM PHOTO SERVICE: 750,00 euro ( standard rate 1000,00 euro) Professional photographer, from the getting ready to the end of the aperitif , approx. 4 hours. High-quality postproducted digital pictures on DVD. On line slide show with 65 best images to share with your family and friends

TOP PHOTO SERVICE: 1050,00 euro ( stardard rate 1300,00 euro) Professional photographer for about 6 hours. High-quality postproducted digital pictures on DVD. On line slide show with 65 best images to share with your family and friends

Extra hour: 100,00 euro

All prices don’t include: the V.a.t 21% - travel expenses and shipping

10 Oct 2012

Ideas for a fall unconventional wedding

Autumn is the time of brilliant foliage, warm color views and the grape harvest. This is the best time to decide to get married in the Italian countryside: few tourists around, warm , but not hot weather and amazing landscape. Instead of the traditional wedding reception an alternative option can be a wine tasting reception, where each course is accompanied by a specific wine.

First of all you need to choose the venue. Tuscany, known throughout the world for the Chianti wine region, offers a great choice farmhouses, villas and castles , by the way there are other regions in Italy where you can enjoy a great wedding day.

In Northern Italy , Piedmont is renowned for its wines, in particular the Monferrato and Langhe hills, where you can taste a delicious cuisine and good wines, as for example the truffle risotto or the beef braised in Barolo wine. From the lake garda shores to the Val di Cembra terraces and the Valdobbiadene Prosecco area, Trentino and Veneto offer good venues for an unforgettable fall weddings. On the gentle hills and luxuriant vineyards you can find medieval castles and wineries, where you can offer your guests a delicious wedding dinner.

Apulia and Sicilia regions have a milder climate and they are certainly most recommended for an outdoor lunch or dinner. Apulia is the oldest wine-growing region of Italy and disposes of the most grape varieties. Old farmhouses called “Masseria” are nowadays great venues for marriages, immersed in olive groves and vineyards can be charme venues for country style weddings.

The wine tasting reception can be arranged outdoor , if the weather will permits, may be on a terrace with view on the vineyard. In case of bad weather the wine cellars is a good option for a rustic style dinner or you can go for the frescoe room of an ancient villa or a medieval castle, if there is a fireplace the atmosphere would be absolutely romantic.

The buffet aperitif/antipasto can be a selection of local salami, cold meat and cheeses, accompanied by biologic mustards and marmelades and honey. Mushrooms or Pumpkin risotto can be a good option for a served first course, for the main course you can offer wild boar with Polenta or roasted veal with apples or with mushrooms. Instead of the classic dessert or sorbet a chocolate tasting with bitters and liqueurs or a chocolate fountain. The wedding cake can be a chocolate and walnuts cake or a mixed cheeses cake.
Bon Appetite!

Elopement in Florence

As the result of a pool of the magazine Travel & Leisure, Florence is in the first place as Best City in Europe and second place in the World; that's why many couples around the world choose this beautiful italian city to get married. Rich of history , culture, good food and of course good wine, Florence is an ideal location for elegant weddings, intimate elopements or country style receptions. We like weddings in all size, from the big celebration to the romantic elopements, as every couple is unique and every wedding is different . Kathy and Eddie chose to tie the knot ithe elegant Red Room in Palazzo Vecchio on a  sunny summer day. Amazing the post-ceremony  carriage-ride around the beautiful streets.
Photo credits: Stefano -  Varese Wedding

5 Oct 2012

La Dolce Vita - Wedding in Rome

Rome is one of the most romantic cities of the world and a perfect location for a destination wedding in Italy or for an honeymoon. The city is rich of amazing spots for your wedding pictures and offer romantic venues for your unique day.
For a civil wedding you can choose between 3 different venues. The most formal is the Red Room in the Campidoglio, an elegant square on “the Capitoline Hill”, one of the seven hills of Rome. The room is very elegant and the venue is central located , next to the Ruin of the Roman Forum. The small chapel of Villa Lais an ideal setting for an intimate wedding, the 19th century villa offer a frescoes chapel and a nice garden . Another option for large weddings is the deconsecrated church of S. Maria in Tempulo. The building is rustic and simple, but in a nice and tranquil area. Just outside Rome centre you can find also private villas and restaurants where it’s possible to have both civil ceremony and reception in the same place. Rome is also rich of beautiful and historic churches and it’s possible to get married also in the Saint Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.
In Rome you have too many locations for photos , so you are spoiled for choice. We can begin with the Trevi Fountain, the most famous and largest baroque fountain in Rome. It was made world-famous by the Italian movie Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita” and it became very popular among lovers and couples. According to the traditional legend, if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to this beautiful city.
What about the Spanish Steps? A long staircase of 138 steps, that connects the church of Trinità dei Monti to the square Piazza di Spagna. It’s a nice background for amazing pictures. Castel St. Angelo, the Coliseum and Villa Borghese are other perfect locations for a” pictures tour”, by the way you can consider also beautiful gardens for a lovely atmosphere and romantic portraits.
If you are visiting Rome and would like only to have some wedding pictures, we can arrange the bridal dress and tuxedo rental and other details like the bouquet , a vintage Fiat 500 or a Vespa and of course the photographer. We can arrange also a romantic dinner for 2 on a top terrace.
In Rome there are different romantic accommodation from the 5 stars hotel to the apartments. Personally we would like to suggest also lovely bed & breakfast with a good price and a great charme and elegance:
Centrally located in Spagna square, Trastevere, Navona square and St Peter Basilica : BdB Luxury Bed & Breakfast
In the famous shopping street, very close to St Peter Basilica and the Vatican :Iulia GuestHouse
Near trevi Fountain and Via Veneto : Daphne Inn

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