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Wedding Venue – Val d’Orcia Country House

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tuscany is plenty of beauty, that’s for sure! Our team has just found a really great location in the Val d’Orcia area. This Country House can’t be defined just as a “HOUSE”; in fact the entire venue is part of an ancient Borgo established in the XI Century. The main building is the Villa, where there are 10 bedrooms. Just few steps away from the Villa there is the Canonica, a very big apartment with 5 double rooms (king size bed) and a room with twin beds; of course the Canonica building has a big sitting room, an equipped kitchen and a huge terrace overlooking the valley. There is also a private pool just outside the door. The Borgo has also other 7 buildings, ready to accommodate up to 20 people. Val d’Orcia Country House not only can be the perfect setting for holiday, but also a perfect wedding location! Both Catholic and Civil ceremony can be held on the ground. Meanwhile the reception can be set in all areas, since for your special day you will have the exclusive use.   For any further information or request about this Venue, please contact us at...

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Some lovely thoughts from Larissa and Mark

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Centerpieces, Decorations, Eventdesigner, Flowers, Settings, Wedding Location | 0 comments

Last week, our planner Martina celebrated the lovely and intimate Symbolic Wedding in the amazing town of Taormina. Larissa and Mark have dedicated this lovely words to Marti, right after their special day and we want to share them with you… “Dear Martina, We would both like to send you a very big thank you for making our wedding day so special. The effort and detail you put into our wedding was truly incredible, right down to the flowers. They were just perfect. You have done a fabulous job. Thank you for all you help with paperwork leading up to the wedding. I can assure you I would not have been able to do it with out your help. Our guests were truly amazed with the food. The menu was truly fantastic. I cannot fault the food. It was perfect. And the staff at the hotel have been more than helpful. So thank you for recommending this hotel to us. Our stay have been wonderful & very comfortable so far. And we are looking forward to the next few days here relaxing. We hope you managed to get home safe and well. Kind Regards, Mark and Larissa...

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The importance of being Bridesmaid

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Eventdesigner, Favors, Flowers | 0 comments

Being the Maid of honour could be a tough task, because this is a role that carries great responsibility both during the planning and on the wedding day. The bride normally chooses her sister, if she has one, or a very close friend for this important duty. Throughout the wedding preparations the chief bridesmaid offers support, advice; she will generally be the bride’s rock and party hearty at all bridal events! Here below a to do list for a perfect Maid of Honor: Offer to help with prewedding tasks. Try to be specific when you volunteer. Scout out bridesmaid dresses, shoes, jewelry, and other wedding accessories. Pay for the entire ensemble. Help to plan, co-host, and pay for the bridal shower and bachelorette party with other bridesmaids. If the maid of honor isn’t already handling this task, keep a record of all the gifts received at various parties and bridal showers (so that the bride/couple can write thank-you notes); maintain RSVP lists. Attend the ceremony rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. On the day of the wedding, be on hand to confirm flower delivery times, meet and greet the ceremony officiant, or satisfy junk food cravings. Stand in the receiving line at the bride’s request. Serve as auxiliary hostess at the reception by introducing guests, making sure they know where the bar is located, and inviting them to sign the guest book. Hit the dance floor when the music kicks in. Dance with groomsmen during the formal first-dance sequence.  Give the matron/maid of honor a break by helping to carry the bride’s wedding gown train whenever necessary. Bustle the train before dancing begins, and be ready to help fix it if it comes unhooked. Accompany the bride on visits to the restroom, if asked. Purchase a wedding present perhaps with one or several of the other bridesmaids. This provides more buying power, and two heads are better than one when it comes to wedding gift ideas. Sometimes the entire bridesmaid troupe pitches in for one knock-her-socks-off wedding gift. Be a trooper, no matter how stressful the ordeal becomes. Try not to complain about the bridesmaid dress — even if the color is horrendous. Be gracious and tactful. Provide plenty of emotional support during the planning and on the wedding...

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Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Centerpieces, Eventdesigner | Comments Off on Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe

One of the most well-known wedding traditions originating from a charming Victorian rhyme, dated to 1898, that says: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.“ Although this remains largely a British custom, for some times this has become increasingly important tradition for many Brides worldwide, especially in the US, as a symbol for good luck. According to the rhymes, and the tradition itself, a Bride must add these four objects to her wedding outfit or carries with her on the big day, to which it was later added the sixpence, and every single item represent a special wish for the new’s couple life: Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity. Traditions still remain, but there are new takes that modern Brides added to the old ones, which are the follows… Something Old: With the vintage trend looking like it’s not going anywhere anytime soon, there are quite a few ‘old’ items that you can stylishly incorporate into your wedding look. Many brides keep things traditional by wearing their mother’s or grandmother’s gems on the big day as it is both sentimental and practical. A new take on an old tradition: As your something old, use a photo locket to display antique photos of loved ones that are no longer with you or couldn’t attend your big day. Have the locket put on pearls that can be worn as a necklace close to your heart, or have your florist wrap it around your bridal bouquet. Something New: A bride’s wedding gown or jewelry is often chosen as the “new” item, conveying the message that the couple is creating a union that will endure forever ( i.e. till death do them part). A new take on an old tradition: For your something new, try having champagne flutes monogrammed with your initials and use them at your wedding to toast to your future as husband and wife. For the perfect gift, I love to have the couple’s wedding invitation engraved on a plate from Tiffany’s to display in their dining room. Something Blue: Blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. In fact, in ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, and fidelity. For modern brides that want their something blue to pop on their big day, try pairing your gorgeous wedding gown with royal blue Louboutin pumps. A new take on an old tradition: Use blue stitching to have your wedding date and initials monogrammed on the inside of your veil or dress. Something borrowed: Traditional finger-tip or church-length veils make for a wonderful “something borrowed” as they’re a good classic item that never goes out of style. A new take on an old tradition: For the modern bride, a vintage clutch can bring a little flare and sophistication to her wedding-day look. Try using one that belongs to someone in your family like your mother or grandmother. A Sixpence: The last part of the rhyme, is the sixpence. A sixpence was a form of British currency and was given to the bride to keep in her left shoe on the day of the wedding to symbolize great wealth for her and her future husband. A new take on an old tradition: Try having a hole made in the sixpence and thread it onto a strand of pearls to wrap around your...

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Wedding Shoes – How to choose the best

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Flowers, Uncategorized, Wedding Location | 0 comments

Wedding shoes are another fundamental thing for a bride (certainly the most important). Choosing wedding shoes is never easy. There are such a wide variety of shapes, sizes, styles and colors that finding the pair that will work perfectly with the dress you’ve chosen can seem like such a difficult decision. Let’s be honest, the ceremony aisle is basically the equivalent of the real girl’s runway. With all eyes on you, you’re going to want to totally rock your bridal look — and a killer pair of heels to put the finishing touch on that perfectly fitting gown will do just the trick . Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Stewart Weitzman, Aruna Seth, Giuseppe Zanotti are among the most popular shoe designers around the world and undoubtedly their creations are totally amazing. Not always beautiful shoes and comfort are synonymous, but after all no pain, no gain! Here below some useful advice, before you choose your perfect shoes! 1. Remember, you will be wearing your shoes from early in the morning until the last thing at night. Proper wedding shoes are specially designed with comfort in mind and have additional padding exactly for this purpose. Don’t make the mistake of buying cheap shoes that lack this padding and the extra support that makes wearing them not just tolerable, but comfortable, on your big day. 2. Pick wedding shoes that will allow flexibility, wear ability and most importantly stability! The best thing you can do is pick a shoe with a secure heel hold or a strap that will help it stay on your foot. If you have chosen to wear heeled shoes higher than you normally would, then we would highly recommend purchasing a strap shoe for comfort. Also, when trying on wedding shoes, make sure you try on several sizes to see which one fits you best.   3. High heels or medium? Every Brides must wear what they are used to and comfortable with on their wedding day. If you’re not used to wearing sky high heels but you want some height then great alternatives are available like platform heels or lower kitten heels, while satin ballet slippers make beautiful bridal shoes for those of us that prefer flats. 4. Consider the fabric and the color! Silk and satin are traditionally the two most popular choices for wedding shoes, but naturally your wedding dress and personal taste are going to have the greatest impact on the shoes you choose. Not only should you shoes be a great match for your dress, and do the setting, location and style of your wedding – but it’s very important that they reflect your personality. 5. VERY USEFUL SUGGESTION! Even if you’ll choose a comfortable pair of shoes, consider that they can pinch and cause soreness from rubbing, so it would be better if you pop your new wedding shoes and walk around for few minutes. By doing this, you will feel where the shoe is causing any rubbing and give you time to make any adjustments and stretch them out some more. Maybe you can consider to have two pairs of wedding shoes, one just for the Ceremony and photo shooting, and a pair of more comfortable flat ballet slippers to change into for later on (or just flip flop), so you can enjoy your dancing time!...

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