Flowers are a very important part of weddings in Italy, they are a symbolic thread throughout the wedding day, starting with the ceremony, continuing throughout the reception and cake-cutting, not to mention the famous throwing of the bouquet at the end of the reception. Flowers will fill your day with colour, fragrance, freshness and grace. In a country as colorful and sunny as Italy, flowers are the essence and joy of the wedding celebration; in fact it would be impossible to imagine an Italian wedding without flowers. Of course the bride’s bouquet, by no means a mere accessory, is the floral expressionpar excellenceof the spirit of the bride, reflecting her character, taste and emotions, the true centerpiece and crowning element of the bridal ensemble. As such, the composition of the bridal bouquet must be harmonious with the gownchosen for her marveolous wedding day. To assure such perfection, we have professional florists able to create the perfect bouquet based on every detail such as the style and color of the wedding dress, the physical stature of the bride as well as the colour of her hair.
Expert florists always recommend the choice of seasonal flowersto best enhance the atmosphere of the wedding; in fact, floral decorations for the ceremony and for the subsequent banquet are a determining factor for the style of your wedding. From classic, elegant roses to the sweet tulips, from glamorous orchids to cheerful sunflowers and romantic peonies, each flower conveys a particular spirit and, when prepared by a skilled florist, defines the mood of your celeration. Italy is a country full of flowers and colours, so treat yourself to the best, entrusting to expert hands the art of making the world of flowers yet another element guaranteed to adding a touch of magic to your wedding in Italy!
“Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” The reply must be “It is you, my beautiful bride!” We will be sure this is your response by offering you the service of estheticians and professional hair stylists who will create a perfect style for your wedding look. Wedding make-up must be a little different from your daily make-up: to begin with, you will be wearing it all day, it musn’t fade if you cry, and your skin should be bright and compact in order to obtain the best results from the photoshoot. Wedding make-up should be elegant and refined; it must be in tune with the style of the ceremony and the image you have chosen for yourself. At the same time it should not be too different from what you are accustomed to, because you need to feel at ease during such an emotionally-filled day. An expert esthetician will immediately recognize the most expressive features of your face and understand what kind of make-up will best highlight those features. Using only the most professional products, your already beautiful face will be perfectly accentuated for your big day.
There are no limits to your imagination when it comes to chosing your wedding hairstyle. On your wedding day you may finally indulge yourself and wear one of the elaborated hairstyles you have always admired but would be completely out of place in the everyday life. You may use fresh flowers, sparkling Swarovski, a crown or diadem…everything is allowed for the bride on her special day. The professional hairstylist will suggest a wedding hairstyle not only in relation to the length and to your particular type of hair, but also in harmony with your wedding dress and the chosen accessories as well as the tone and style of the reception. In addition, you may also request the presence of the hairstylist for the entire duration of the wedding day, especially important should you decide to wear something less formal after the ceremony and during the banquet and the party, without worrying about the integrity of a complicated hairstyle.
Manicures, pedicures, massages and beauty treatments may all be arranged for you and for your friends during the days before your wedding in Italy. Don’t forget, it is your special day and you must be, and feel, truly a shiny star! We will be glad to help you make this happen.
“Your wedding was incredible! Your wedding in Italy was trulyunforgettable: beautiful bride, handsome groom, romantic views and moving ceremony, delighted guests, fantastic party…” If this is how you wish to remember every moment of that fabulous day, recalling even the smallest detail of your wedding in Italy, you definitely need a professional photographer capable of capturing these moments, able to create a touching reportage of your wedding day.
Our professional photographer is Francesco Garufi, part of the My Italy and My Wedding’s team and ready to travel with us wherever we go thoughout Italy to create the most beautiful and romantic weddingphotoshoots. You can look at his exceptional work on his professional website www.francescogarufi.it
An essential means of capturing every moment of your wedding in Italy is the wedding video, which will be artfully edited with your chosen music, with your “I do” captured forever. My Italy and My Wedding works with several professional videographers in various parts of Italy. Once you have selected the area in Italy where you wish to organize your wedding, we will send you, upon request, videos of our operators.
The bride expresses herself in the choice of her wedding gown and its selection is surely one of the most significant decisions she will make for this very important day. The wedding dress must be in harmony with the personal style of the bride, her taste, the idea she has of herself, and it must be flattering to her figure. The season of the wedding ceremony must be considered, as well as the location –indoors, outdoors, in a church — and the hour of the ceremony. The arrival of the bride is one of the most memorable moments of the day: everyone’s eyes will be upon you and, of course, your dress. You will want to be nothing less than absolutely stunning!
Everyone knows that Italy is the capital of fashion and wedding fashion is no exception to this rule. Italy boasts numerous stylists of wedding attire, all of whom are famous throughout the world, but there are so many other lesser known Italian designers able to create masterpieces for bride as well as for the groom. We will be happy to become your guide in the fascinating world of wedding dressmakers, to help you create or select the gown you have always dreamed of, a dress which you will feel has been created especially for you. Whether you choose a lavish and elegant reception or an informal one in the countryside, we will help you find the appropriate dress, among brands and models, fabrics and cuts, perfect for your special occasion. We will also help you choose the right accessories and shoes so that everything will be in harmony with your image. The wedding day is your day and you must feel like a princess. The right choice of the wedding dress is a fondamental key to achieving this.
Let’s not forget the groom! We will be happy to arrange visits to the showrooms of Italian’s menswear for the ceremony, where it is guaranteed that the groom’s attire will be the utmost in quality, fit, and style.
Even wedding rings may be ordered and purchased in Italy, famous for its jewelry designers. In Italy it is traditional to engrave the inside of the wedding bands with the date of the wedding, with the name of the bride in the groom’s ring, and vice versa for the bride’s ring. We will be happy to introduce you to expert jewelers, capable of creating personalized wedding bands, nothing less than works of art which will endure a lifetime as an exempary symbol of your love and memento of your beautiful wedding in Italy.
In order to hold a civil ceremonyfor foreigners, a special permit to wed is required, released under the production of legal papers which vary from country to country. We will be happy to assist you in making this request for permission to marry: we will provide you with a list of required documents according to your country of origin. In addition, foreigners who do not reside in Italy must personally sign, in front of the public official, a document stating that there are no impediments for contracting the marriage. This statement is usually signed one or two days before the ceremony, according to the officiant municipality. Under Italian law, civil marriages celebrated in Italy must be performed in the Italian language and must also be translated into the language of both spouses, even if the couple understands Italian language. In addition, the spouses must have two witnesses, one for the bride and one for the groom. My Italy and My Wedding will provide all of this: the interpreter, witnesses if needed and, after the wedding in Italy, we will see to it that the marriage certificate is legalized, showing the name of the location of the ceremony.