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The Italian & American Wedding Cake

In addition to the bride and groom, one of the most important elements of a wedding is the wedding cake. The significance of the wedding cake surpasses its’ incredible taste and beauty, it has ties that date back to the Roman Empire. Wedding cakes were not originally edible and were broken over the brides’ head for fertility and good fortune. The first modern wedding cake that was completely edible emerged in 1882 at the wedding of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany.


Italian and American wedding cakes share a common trait: they are absolutely delicious! However, there are a few differences. The Italian wedding cake is multilayered and served with espresso and coffee; it normally appears flat like a pancake and is prepared at the reception in front of the bride and groom. On the contrary, American wedding cake normally has a topper with a bride and groom piece, and the average amount of tiers on top is three. Neither type cake is better, they both simply have different elements that make them unqiue. Image Traditional Italian wedding cake made with sunflowers*

Image Italian Wedding Cake made completely with fruit*

Image Traditional three-tiered American style wedding cake with cake topper 

Image Extravagant wedding cake from Donald Trump’s wedding*


Tuscan Treats

There’s no better way to end a multi-coursed meal than with dessert! In addition to the wedding cake, some of the most common deserts at Italian weddings are: Pesche, Biscotti, Gelato, Cannoli Tiers, Panna Cotta, Zabaione, Torta Barozzi, , and Sugar Almonds to name a few. Each dessert is rich in color as flavor with simple recipes!

Whether your desert preference is a cookie or a cake, there’s definitely an Italian recipe that will suit your sweet appetite on your wedding day.


Italian wedding desert recipes can be found at: 

Image Pesche*Image Image Gelato*Image CannoliImageImage sugar almonds*

Image Cassata Siciliana*

Tuscan mood

Source: via Kaleb on Pinterest

Tuscany is the reign of olive trees and cypress trees.
Both trees are very special: the olive tree is very handsome tree that symbolizes peace. Its silvery grey-green foliage is amazing mixed with yellow, nude and pale pink English roses that are particularly romantic but it is also very interesting to use olive branches on tables when you want to achieve the very rustic feel of Tuscany….

Mismatched bridesmaids dresses!

We love this wonderful set of perfect pink pastels of these custom-made dresses AND we particularly love the fact they vary in shape and design. In fact mismatched bridesmaids dresses is the latest trend in weddings.

These will have to be ordered on line and a few months in advance, as it takes from a minimum of three to five months to get them tailored for you.

Welcome to the “Wedding International” Blog!

Here we are ! In the end we decided to take the leap into the world of bloggers! and opened our page on how to get married in Italy.

Through the pages of this blog and through our web site we will help your arrange your perfect ITALIAN WEDDING throughout Italy: the Chianti region, Florence, Siena, Tuscany, but also the north of Italy: Lake Como, Lake Garda Venice, as well as the colourful Amalfi Coast with its natural jewels like Positano,
Sorrento and Capri !

We are Barbara & Stefania two native Florentines we know Italy like the back of our hands, because of the love we have for our “Belpaese” and curiosity of discovering new places for your dream wedding in Italy.

Stay tuned … much much more to come !