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.
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.
Music plays an important part of every phase of our lifetimes: from the tender lullaby of a mother, to the first rock concert at the stadium. Obviously, an event as important as a wedding cannot help but be accompanied by music.
Wedding music is divided into two categories: the ceremony and the banquet. As these are two moments which elicit different types of emotions, so must the music be harmonious to the particular sensations evoked in each of these moments. The musical accompaniment during the ceremony should convey its importance and solemnity; for this reason a string trio or quartet is especially well-suited; the playing of classic pieces is perfect as the bride makes her entrance into the church or town hall, always an emotionally stirring moment. In the case of outdoor ceremonies, a harp is excellent for adding an inspiring touch to the ceremony, creating a poignant and memorable impact.
The wedding banquet is the crowning touch and true celebration of the wedding; as such, it is a cheerful and joyful event, and the music must convey these sensations. In this case there is nothing better than a live band or a light-jazz group, able to provide pleasant background music allowing for conversation and toasting during the cocktail party, lunch or dinner reception, and then unleashing after-dinner in a real discotheque. Another option which will guarantee an enjoyable celebration is the use of a good disco deejay, able to provide a rich and varied play list of current hits and all-time favourites, attracting guests of all ages who are certain to join in on the jovial merriment. In any case, the right choice of music and musicians is without a doubt the key to an enjoyable and successful event.
We work with professional musicians of various genres of music and we will be happy to introduce them to you to ensure that your wedding is truly memorable, even the music!