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Tuesday, February 24th, 2015


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With Rachel and Michael’s wedding planned last year in September, read the full blog post and see the pictures taken by Cinzia Bruschini of their wonderful Umbrian wedding here.

Italian weddings with baby’s breath are back in fashion!

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Baby’s Breath (or Gypsophila) is back in fashion and can be used in many ways for your wedding decorations.

I personally prefer to use it on its own, it gives a more contemporary and look, as it has been used a lot as a filler in the past, but if its coordinated with the proper flowers it’s also nice mixed together.

So why not use Baby’s breath for your wedding in Umbria?

Two useful notes: it’s not called Baby’s Breath because of its delicate form, but more because of its odour…and it’s not so inexpensive as many think, as you need large quantities of flowers…

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Mason Jars for a Vintage or Rustic wedding in Umbria

Monday, April 8th, 2013

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Mason Jars are great with the vintage and rustic wedding themes that are so in trend at the moment.
You can make beautiful centerpieces, candle holders, lanterns, wedding favors, hang them from trees for decoration and much more…

Have a look at some Umbrian weddings where I incorporated mason jars:

1 romantic wedding with mason jars, tea pots and mercury glasses

2 turquoise wedding with turquoise mason jars and paper lanterns

3 wedding with mason jars, tartan and lace

4 country chic wedding with mason jars, succulents and white flowers

I have also made a pinterest board for you with other ideas, get inspired by them!

New trend: succulents instead of flower arrangements

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

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Succulents are the new trend for weddings, from the bouquets to centerpieces, buttonholes, wedding favors, planted in small pots to double as seating cards and wedding favors, styled in to the bride’s hair and many other details…

Succulents come in several shades of green and purple and unlike flowers, which wilt and die shortly after the wedding celebration, succulents can live for years, earning them major points, as they can be used also during very hot days under the Italian sun and they are so beautiful!

They can stand either alone with little or no flowers accompanying them or mixed into flower arrangements as an accent note. Think about succulents for your wedding in Umbria, it might be a good altenrative to flowers!

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.