Posts made in July, 2013

If your veil is long: solutions!

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Decorations, General | Comments Off on If your veil is long: solutions!

For not losing your veil during the Big Day.. The following will give a precious touch and keep your veil down. On many occasions we have seen brides turning and turning to adjust their veil so as to stop it blowing away. Could be funny? Yes, but it’s better not to get mad with it. For any detail and pricing please email...

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Cheap and Chic Centerpieces

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Centerpieces, Decorations | Comments Off on Cheap and Chic Centerpieces

Cheap and Chic Centerpieces Choose a white tablecloth for your rectangular table, if possible similar to white linen or silk, then add a runner right in the middle of a darker color (cream, pink, purple, grey, green…). Then place tea lights as in the picture and some big Swaroski crystals around them. We suggest placing different size candles and candelabra: this will give a dynamic effect. P.S. Candelabra should be not taller than 20 cms, otherwise guests won’t be able to see each...

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Wedding Programs: nice idea

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Decorations, Favors | Comments Off on Wedding Programs: nice idea

For Your summer wedding These fans are the nice solution for combining your wedding program and favors for ladies. We have providers that are capable and will follow your directions and instructions about the shape, material, color you wish to have.  

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Love this flower

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Flowers | Comments Off on Love this flower

We just love this flower: it is well known as “cabbage rose”, common under the name of “peony”, but the real name is “David Austin Rose”. A very perfumed flower with different color shades, but this definitively is our favorite. We hope to see one of our brides with this one during the 2013 wedding...

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New Blog for www.italiandestinationweddings.com

Posted by on Jul 7, 2013 in General, Recipes | Comments Off on New Blog for www.italiandestinationweddings.com

We are very happy to introduce our new blog!!! In this initial post, we would like to take a minute thank all of our past couples, that in a bit over a decade have helped us grow, and create great experience in the Wedding planning…   We have started with knowledge of event planning, hospitality, flowers and decors, but it is only thanks to about one thousand brides and Grooms, that we have been challenged to always improve and to create something every time unique and beautiful for each of them. Today, we can proudly say, that for many of the Italian destinations, we are definitely the best connected, and wise, in the choice of the vendors, the locations, and the available services. You can simply ask us for your ideal ceremony, and layout of the day, and we will create it for you. We take time to listen to you, your ideas and goals, and from there, each one of us, in the field of expertee, will bring the Wedding to life. Following this initial introduction, you will find, in this blog, many hints, ideas, and curious facts for Weddings in Italy. We hope to be of help, and to put the spotlight on useful information. After all, this why we are here, not to try, but to successfully deliver the best.         Other than the blog, we are of course always available over the internet, or via phone to answer any question. Also, to meet you in person, whether you already have some ideas on the destination, or even if you are simply vacationing in Italy, let us know, and anywhere, we will be happy to meet and discuss with you in person over a nice cappuccino or a glass of wine if you prefer Now, since it is Sunday, and some of you might be home with a nice meal to prepare, why not try with a typical Italian dessert? PANNA COTTA I love this dessert and the great thing about Panna Cotta is that it demands to be made in advance. You can make them up to two days ahead and keep them well-covered and chilled. For gelatin-related questions, you can find instructions for using sheet gelatin at the end of the recipe. 4 cups (1l) heavy cream (or half-and-half) 1/2 cup (100g) sugar 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, or 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise 2 packets powdered gelatin (about 4 1/2 teaspoons) 6 tablespoons (90ml) cold water 1. Heat the heavy cream and sugar in a saucepan or microwave. Once the sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. (If using a vanilla bean, scrape the seeds from the bean into the cream and add the bean pod. Cover, and let infuse for 30 minutes. Remove the bean then rewarm the mixture before continuing.) 2. Lightly oil eight custard cups with a neutral-tasting oil. 3. Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water in a medium-sized bowl and let stand 5 to 10 minutes. 4. Pour the very warm Panna Cotta mixture over the gelatin and stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved. 5. Divide the Panna Cotta mixture into the prepared cups, then chill them until firm, which will take at least two hours but I let them stand at least four hours. (Please note that American refrigerators are colder than European ones. )   If you’re pressed for time, pour the Panna Cotta mixture into wine goblets so you can serve them in the glasses, without unmolding. 6. Run a sharp knife around the edge of...

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