Flowers make the theme of your wedding

April 13, 2014

Flowers decorating the ceremony and the reception contribute massively to characterize the mood you are creating for your guests.


You may choose to follow a leitmotiv going throughout the day, from the ceremony to the reception, or create two different moments according to the peculiarities of the locations you have chosen, Church/Town Hall and reception venue. This is the case when you are getting married in a monumental church of a big city but inviting your guests to party at a beach venue.

If you do not want to spend a fortune my first suggestion is picking a seasonal flower, easy to find and inexpensive.

 

Ceremony

If the Church is ancient and monumental, there is no need to exaggerate. Minimal decorations will stress its beauty and solemnity.

Rich decorations at Town Halls are often out of place. The decoration of the desk used for the ceremony is usually enough. Here, chairs are much more important than flowers to get the right atmosphere - they should match the style of the location. Many south Italy’s Town Halls do not care for this detail and you may frequently find horrible plastic chairs. It is worth spending part of your budget on this!

Outdoor symbolic ceremonies are perfect to make all your decor ideas come true. No limits as long as you match the style of the location!

 


Reception

Table decoration is most of the work here. Develop your idea on the style of the location and your preferred color palette. Enjoy planning!


 

Puglia - The perfect setting for your wedding

March 13, 2014

Puglia is the heel of Italy, also called Apulia by foreigners - the land of olive trees, Trulli houses and Masserie

The best extra virgin olive oil in the Mediterranean area comes from the centuries-old trees and the red soil of this region.

This is the only place in the world where you find Trulli houses, ancient dry stone constructions with cone-shaped roofs that were used in the past as temporary field shelters and storehouses or as permanent dwellings. Many of them have whitewashed Chri...


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Italian confetti, same name different meaning

January 21, 2014

When we talk about confetti in Italy, we do not mean those small pieces or streamers of paper usually thrown during celebrations, that we call coriandoli.  

In the Italian language confetti  are sugar coated almonds offered to guests during all personal celebrations from birth to Phd graduation parties but especially for weddings. In ancient Roman times confetti, which is the plural of the world confetto from Latin confectum, were grains and only later small sweets. They were thrown to wish go...


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Choosing the week day for your wedding in Italy- costs and superstition

December 5, 2013

Town Hall’s fees for Civil Marriages in Italy vary according to the day of the week you pick for your wedding.

Monday
unpopular – good rates

Traditionally barbers and hairdressers’ day off is on Mondays and Italians use to say that only barbers get married on this day of the week. Rather snobbish but true – no Italians get married on Mondays unless they are barbers!

Tuesday
unpopular – good rates

There is a popular proverb in Italy saying: “never marry and travel on Tuesdays and...


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Choosing your wedding date in Italy

December 3, 2013

The planning of your wedding starts with choosing the date.

Many couples wish to marry in the day they first met or in the day they declared their love. If you don’t have such a wish, remember that the selection of the date can significantly affect the costs of your wedding up to 20%

Choosing the season


Summer
is the most popular season: from June to September wedding venues are quite busy 
in ItalyNo need to say that a strong demand increases costs. If you’re coming to Italy forget ...


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The wedding dress makes the bride!

November 27, 2013

All of us have been dreaming of it for ages and when the day comes, a few hours and it’s gone! But what an unforgettable day!

Before talking about how to select the right one for you, I’d like to draw your attention on two very interesting stylists. Their wedding gowns are for unconventional brides, no mass-production.

The first one is perfect for a shabby chic wedding.

The second one  for a neoclassic wedding .

Both will surprise your guests with something nobody would expect!       ...


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How to evaluate your wedding planner's expertise

November 23, 2013

You have decided to go for a wedding planner. Good!

You have selected a number of agencies and professional wedding planners. Good!

How to evaluate the WP’s expertise?

  • Visit his/her website; it will give you an idea of his/her personal tastes.
  • Send an e-mail. If they answer later than 24 hours, it is a bad sign…. a very bad sign!
  • Arrange a meeting and study their look, attire and approach. These will give you lots of clues. He/she will be with you on your wedding day, so has to be nice ...

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Wedding dress

November 17, 2013

This is my corner at a stunning catwalk organized by Idea Sposa, a huge atelier for brides and grooms in San Vito dei Normanni, a town 10 minutes from Ostuni.

If you are marrying in a foreign country, consider buying your wedding dress on site in order to have assistance in the days before the wedding.

In Italy the best ateliers have their own dressmakers who can make changes to your dress even the day before the wedding (many brides loose weight in the last month!)

If you're British, remember t...
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Big companies or freelance WPs?

November 15, 2013

Many couples believe that with a big company, offering tested packages, their event will be a success. It will! All weddings are a success, unless the bride runs away from the church or the groom doesn’t show up! So, what’s the difference between a big company and a freelance wp?

Big companies give you the certainty of packages tested over and over again but your wedding will be like many others! Moreover, you’ll pay the company for the service and, without even realizing it, you’ll pa...


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Do you really need a professional WP?

November 14, 2013

He proposed and you said YES, I DO!

And now you’re wondering if you’re able to manage the organization of the big day and any other pre-wedding event you’d like to share with the people you love.

“Do we need a WP?”

1 -If you both work and want to marry in a foreign country, the WP can really help you. You will save time, money and stress and the WP cost will be worth it! About 250 working hours are necessary to organize a wedding.

2- If you have plenty of time, definite ideas and negoti...


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About Me


Giusy D'Ambrosio I was born in the amazing and difficult city of Naples, Italy. I grew up on a land between the Volcano and the sea. Here I found my twin soul, my love, my husband and now business partner, Mimmo Morena. We married on a rainy Friday in May 1995 – against the will of our families. I was the too emancipated city girl, he was a country boy with a job that wasn’t a “true” job – professional basketball player. Anyway, we did it. Both families took part in the wedding, we had 280 guests. I didn’t care about anything but my dress and bouquet. The dress was designed and tailor-made for me by Nuage – Naples. As to flower decorations, I told the florist I loved red roses. The only thing I cared for was reaching the altar! Maybe this is why today I do love organising every single detail of a wedding – my brides and grooms get the best out of my time and expertise.