Category: weddings

What NOT to do at an Italian wedding

What NOT to do at an Italian wedding

Weddings are big business the world over but in Calabria weddings are huge.  Literally, some have 500 guests!  So as wedding season is upon us I’ve put together a list of what NOT to do at an Italian wedding.

Romantic places to get married in Calabria 

Romantic places to get married in Calabria 

Romance.  Derived from the Latin Romanicus meaning from Rome. Is it any wonder that Italy and love are so intrinsically linked?  Romeo and Juliet. Verona.  Amore.  If you’re thinking of tying the knot, there is little better than an Italian wedding. If you have your heart […]

Intriguing Italian wedding traditions 

Intriguing Italian wedding traditions 

Amore. Such a beautiful word. Even saying it feels romantic.  For me, when it came to choosing where to get married it went without saying that of course I’d marry here in Calabria. I had in my mind the image of a warm afternoon outdoors, the sweet smell of flowers and beautiful music playing. So that’s what I did.

Like every bride I’m sure, I spent hour after hour poring over wedding dresses,  flower arrangements and colour schemes. I Pinterest-ed to my heart’s content, contemplated the merits of different fonts for the invitations and wrote to-do list after to-do list. And I loved it.

While researching my perfect day I stumbled upon, well, tripped somewhat massively over a number of Italian wedding traditions, some of which were sweet and others which are downright bizarre. So if you’re thinking of having an Italian wedding or just want to introduce some Italian wedding traditions have a look at some of these. (more…)

Marrying an Italian : The legal stuff

Marrying an Italian : The legal stuff

As Shakespeare famously wrote, “The course of true love never did run smooth,” and never has this been truer if you are a foreigner who wants to marry an Italian in Italy.  During this process you will bear witness to Italian bureaucracy at its finest and […]

diy project: clay heart favours

diy project: clay heart favours

These gorgeous little clay hearts are perfect for weddings, room decorations or even adding love to your christmas tree. In this post I’ll show you how to make them and spread the love!

Reasons to get married in Italy

When it comes to planning your special day any bride (or long-suffering groom) will tell you; there’s no such thing as a quick decision.  Planning our wedding we ummed and ahhed about everything from the flowers to the songs to the table decorations, but one thing that did come easily was the decision to marry in Italy. (more…)