Archive for January, 2012

Country chic wedding in Umbria

Friday, January 27th, 2012

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One of the latest trends is to have a country chic wedding theme which is perfect for those couples that want to get married in the Umbria region in a villa or old hamlet as it makes the perfect back drop for this kind of wedding theme.

The location is the most important factor, you need to choose a wedding venue that is rustic with a lot of outdoor space with trees, a nice lawn where you could possibly have the reception if the weather is nice.

There are no strict rules and you can use vintage or used items, such as old jam pots filled with flowers, mason jars with candles hanging from trees, old buttons tied around vases with a small thank you card, very simple and rustic flowers as if they have just been picked as table centerpieces in all jars of all different sizes, mason jars hanging from the chairs as pews at the wedding ceremony and many other ideas… there are really no limits to your imagination!

Terracotta wedding centerpieces and wedding favors

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

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For those that want to use something eco-friendly and typical from the Umbria region, terracotta vases and favors are a great option for your wedding in Umbria.

Terracotta vases and favors come in different shapes and forms, therefore can be easily integrated into the wedding and can be used as centerpieces, wedding favors, candle holders, place names…

Dertuta is one of the most famous towns for ceramics and terracotta pottery in Umbria, Italy.

There are many local potteries that can make vases, candle holders, wedding favors the size and shape you want if ordered on time.

You can use small pots filled with flowers and aromatic herbs to create one big centerpiece which then can be used again as a wedding favor, be sure to have the exact amount of pots as guests at each table.

It’s nice to use different sizes of pots and fill them with different flowers or aromatic herbs to give some movement to the centerpiece. You can also put the table name in one of the pots with a small blackboard and colour each pot in a different colour.

If you use larger pots these can be filled with all kinds of flowers and you even dress them up with ribbons that match your overall wedding colour scheme.

For a nice garden wedding, pots hanging from trees together with some lanterns with candles in it make it a special and romantic atmosphere.

The terracotta can be coloured in different colours, depending on your wedding theme or left as they are for a more rustic and natural look.

For wedding favors it’s possible to buy some beautifully decorated coffee or thee cups, small vases and many other things.

Something Blue…

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

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Something old, something new,
Something borrowed, something blue,
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.

This rhyme comes from an old English poem and is the list of items a bride should carry or wear on her wedding day for good luck.

In ancient times “something blue” meant faithfulness, loyalty and purity.

Nowadays the most used item by brides is a blue garter, but if blue is one of your favorite colours, you can use it as the most important detail of your wedding, by having a blue bride’s bouquet with matching flower arrangements, blue and white place cards, blue wedding favors and many other matching details….as always my suggestion is “don’t overdo it” and pay attention to the shade of blue you decide to use, make sure all the blue details match perfectly together..and enjoy your blue wedding!