mercoledì 28 settembre 2011

Destination Wedding: What Goes in the Welcome Bag

Since you won't be able to greet all your guests personally upon arrival, a welcome bag (or basket) is a great way to touch base with them right away. Here are a few suggestions on what to include.


A Welcome Letter

Tell your guests how happy you are that they've made the trip with a short and sweet note. 



A Detailed Schedule

List all of the weekend's events, including any optional ones. Include the time, location, dress code, and any other important details for each. Be sure to mention any extra costs for activities such as tours, lessons, sports activities, and so on.



Key Contact Info

Tell your guests how to reach the people you've designated as go-to contacts (family members, wedding attendants, and your wedding planner). Include both their cell phone numbers (be sure to get ones that work locally, even if you have to rent) and the landline number for their hotel rooms. Don't include your contact info -- most people won't feel comfortable bothering you, and you'll have enough on your mind already.


Map of the Area

Ask the hotel to give you a reliable one -- don't trust something you find on the Internet unless it's posted by an authority like the chamber of commerce or visitor's bureau

Info on Local Transportation

Bus schedules and the phone numbers of local taxi companies and car services will help your guests get around when they're on their own.


Thematic Snacks

A taste of locally made food and drink will introduce your guests to the destination's delicacies and help them avoid raiding the minibar. Try to include both savory and sweet things to satisfy different cravings: plantain chips in Puerto Rico, Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee in Jamaica, macadamia nuts in Hawaii, Key lime cookies in Key West, or bagels in New York. And since your guests are on vacation too, it's nice to greet them with a celebratory drink -- a bottle of wine if you're in a region known for it, locally brewed beer, a mini bottle of the area's signature liquor, or a beautifully labeled bottle of lemonade.
          
From: http://www.mimiandkarl.com

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Photo: http://www.mywedding.com

sabato 24 settembre 2011

Wedding shots from Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence

Some days ago I was in Piazzale Michelangelo in Firenze (here the link of wikipedia with all the info about this fantastic terrace with view of Florence http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piazzale_Michelangelo) and I took pictures of a couple.... is always amazing to see couples getting married in Firenze! :)







Ahhhh Florence is so romantic! :)
    

venerdì 23 settembre 2011

Lavender moodboard

I'm in love with lavender, it's so nice and is a great colour for outdoor wedding... let's see some moodboards!



From dessy.com

From dessy.com



Happy planning with Lavender inspirations!


    

giovedì 22 settembre 2011

Just married... how to photo it with cars!


Yesterday I showed different and new ways to say Just Married... but what about the traditional car??
From wedding-cheesecake.com






From etsy.com

    

lunedì 19 settembre 2011

Hochzeit in der Toskana


Perfekte Details fuer Ihre Traumhochzeit in der Toskana!! :) Fuer weitere Anregungen besuchen Sie unsere Webseite www.lovely-tuscany.com

    





    

sabato 17 settembre 2011

Green fields moodboard

Fields in Tuscany are just gorgeous, so I thought to give you examples of moodboard with nice colors as light green, white and the color of hay.




From dessy.com
    

venerdì 16 settembre 2011

Wedding color combinations – Basics of color combinations and how to find the best mix for your wedding
Colors are the first element you need to decide on when planning your wedding. Colors contribute greatly to the whole theme and atmosphere of any event. Thus choosing the right wedding color scheme is very important. Many brides tend to hesitate to combine colors themselves and stay in the safe side: going for all whites and pales or combining their favorite colors with whites. However combining colors for your wedding should not be seen as a challenge, you should be able to have fun with it and be confident with your choice.
You don’t have to learn all of the color schemes basics like a designer but a little knowledge does go a long way in this game. The color wheel below will help you with your wedding color ideas. It is pretty simplified easy to start with and gives you a feel of how to combine colors.
Text and photo: http://www.budgetbridesguide.com
    

mercoledì 14 settembre 2011

"Wedding Beverage Station" idea

I was looking for a nice "Wedding Beverage Station" idea and I found these nice pictures.
Think they perfectly fit in our location for wedding in Tuscany!


From google.com
From 100layercake.com
by Sammie Ludin
From blog.amyatlas.com
From thelane.com

           From carterandcookeventco.com
    

domenica 11 settembre 2011

hanging Lanterns


Tutorial on how to make these hanging lanterns and planters.
Begin by gathering your supplies.
You will need:
  1. A wire cutter (Make sure it has a blade for steel if you use steel wire)
  2. A roll of wire (I used 26g jewelry wire for some, 10g wire for others, and green floral wire to give different look to a few of my lanterns)
  3. A cleaned out glass jar with a lip (usually any jar that originally had a lid will have a lip on top)
  4. If using thick wire, you might also need needle nose pliers.
  5. Upside-down Crate and Barrel box as a work surface. Cat helpers are not necessary but offer an added touch of fun!
Tutorial: Recycled Jar Lanterns! :  wedding decor diy tutorial Dsc 021  Unroll your wire and cut off a length. I didn’t measure my lengths but they were all about as long as my two hands could stretch apart. It is fun to use different lengths if you are making a bunch of these.
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Your length of wire should look like this:
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Holding both ends of the wire, loop it just under the top lip of the jar. If you are using a very thin or floral wire, you may want to loop it twice:
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Cross one side over the other:
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Twist the wire together as if you are twisting one of those trash bag or produce bag ties shut (If you are using a very thick wire you may need to use the pliers for this step):
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Twist it at least 2 or 3 times:
Tutorial: Recycled Jar Lanterns! :  wedding decor diy tutorial Dsc 02203  Here is the fun part: you can either keep twisting it in the same fashion until the entire length of wire is all twisted up together, or you can go the easy way! Pick up your wire in one hand and spin the jar with your other hand:
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Keep spinning it in the same direction until all of the wire is twisted together. This takes a couple of twists and your cat may or may not get really excited.
Finished wire should look like a simple braided wire:
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Take the free end of the newly twisted wire and loop it around the to the other side of the jar:
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Now the tricky part: you need to wiggle this wire through that original loop of wire, which is under the lip of the jar. It might take a few tries to get it under there:
Tutorial: Recycled Jar Lanterns! :  wedding decor diy tutorial Dsc 02303  Now you need to twist these two wires together to secure it. Just twist the free end around the handle of twisted wire:
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Twist it up as far as it will go and then trim any loose ends:
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YAY! YOU DID IT! You now have a recycled jar lantern or planter. I have also been hanging these in my office to hold supplies. The possibilities are endless.
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Text and Photos: weddingbee 




    
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