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Dora ♥ Marco

Posted by Giusy D'Ambrosio on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, In : real wedding 
Dora and Marco are Italians. They live in London and have two wonderful children. Dora comes from Puglia and when she first called me she was looking for the right venue to feel back home on her wedding day.



The easy country mood was what she had in mind but with style, the Italian style.
Masseria Lama di Coccaro was the best pick, the place is amazing and the charming owner Marialuce is the perfect lady of the house. The interior design is stunning and artworks decorate the oudoor area.



The pat...
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Laura ♥ Andrew

Posted by Giusy D'Ambrosio on Monday, November 2, 2015, In : real wedding 
When Laura first emailed me, I was thrilled! His brother Daniel got married with my help in October 2013, when I met the whole family except Laura, who was working in Australia and could not make it.
I was really honored that this nice family was entrusting me with another wedding.

The challenge was proposing the country style again but with a different approach!
Daniel got married at Ostuni Town Hall, Laura in an olive grove and I had the pleasure to officiate.

 

Daniel's tablescape was classic, ...
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Boyana & Rick's wedding weekend

Posted by Giusy D'Ambrosio on Sunday, October 25, 2015, In : real wedding 
Take a charming couple, different cultures and traditions from Australia, Bulgaria and Canada, two stunning masseria in Puglia, mix, shake and see what you get!



This brave couple has chosen Puglia for their wedding having never been here before.

Their wedding has been an exciting challenge from the very first day Boyana wrote me.


It took 8 months hard work, long emails and skype calls to plan a 3 day party with some very special requests:

1. No flowers for decorations, except the bride's bouquet....
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Autumn wedding, Cristina & Emanuele

Posted by Giusy D'Ambrosio on Friday, January 16, 2015, In : real wedding 
My heart is still full of joy for this stunning couple, who got married last October in a cloudy day full of romanticism.



Cristina's first enquiry arrived on May 31st 2014. It was my wedding anniversary and I was coordinating Jacqueline and Giorgio's wedding ..... quite a busy day!!

We met for the the first time on June 9th for a long Venue Tour to select the reception venue and ever since we've had an exciting time planning the wedding! 320 emails and hundreds of whatsapp messages and pinteres...
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Vintage wedding - Victoria and Ben's perfect day

Posted by Giusy D'Ambrosio on Monday, December 22, 2014, In : real wedding 

September is a magic month to get married in Puglia.
Blue sky, 25 degrees, terrific sunset!

A small wedding with an intimate atmosphere and a vintage mood inspired by the bride’s dress.

It is only a ten-minute walk from the venue to the ceremony location in the ancient courtyard of Ostuni Town Hall, where the Mayor celebrated and toasted with the newlyweds at the nearby bar in the main square. 


The audience was a party of old men that contributed happily to give a vintage look to some of th...


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Ashley & Joshua 's wedding week end

Posted by Giusy D'Ambrosio on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, In : real wedding 
Ashley and Joshua are from Los Angeles, California and have chosen Ostuni for their wedding day.
It was during Easter week, an unusually rainy week with 17°C that could not stop everybody's excitement for the forthcoming event!


A long wedding week end starting from Thursday with a guided tour for all guests to Grotte di Castellana and a light dinner with wine tasting in a local Enoteca.

On the Friday the party visited Polignano a mare and Alberobello, ending the day at the rehearsal dinner in o...
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Choosing your wedding date in Italy

Posted by Giusy D'Ambrosio on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, In : choosing wedding date 

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!

Posted by Giusy D'Ambrosio on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, In : wedding dress 

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

Posted by Giusy D'Ambrosio on Saturday, November 23, 2013, In : wedding planner selection 

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

Posted by Giusy D'Ambrosio on Sunday, November 17, 2013, In : wedding dress 

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?

Posted by Giusy D'Ambrosio on Friday, November 15, 2013, In : wedding planning 

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?

Posted by Giusy D'Ambrosio on Thursday, November 14, 2013, In : wedding planning 

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.