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Elizabeth and Zach in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style

Weddings International was proudly featured in well renowned luxury bridal publication grace ormonde Wedding Style! The article profiled the romantic Borgo a Mozzano wedding of American actress Elizabeth Shapiro and groom Zach Sinick. Elizabeth describes the couple’s wedding theme, “Miss Havisham meets Florence + The Machine,” as more than a little unusual. Miss Havisham, the infamous spinster from Great Expectations who refuses to remove her mansion’s wedding decorations years after being left at the altar, represents Elizabeth’s idea of extravagant vintage glamour. While indie band Florence + The Machine represents Zach’s laid back, artistic style.

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With the coordinating help of Weddings International, the couple was able to combine both elements successfully through unique decorative details and color schemes. The elaborate mixture of decrepit, elegant, rustic, and glitzy created a truly spectacular effect with a Tuscan villa as the perfect backdrop. Weddings International was able to completely transform the space to fit Elizabeth and Zach’s vision, incorporating chic furniture, lighting, and décor into an otherwise plain part of the venue.

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Their vintage cake was created by designer Melanie Secciani, and included ivory hand-piped decorations inspired by ancient cameo carvings. Its base resembled worn stone architecture with overgrown moss to incorporate the Miss Havisham theme.Image

Read more details in the grace ormonde article here:

Elizabeth and Zach in grace ormonde Wedding Style

Escort Card Tables

“Escort card tables serve several purposes depending on the flow of your reception.  They are a great way to identify what meal option your guests have chosen in order to assist the servers with the main course.  They help with the flow of conversation at the tables as all guests seated at the same table may not know each other.  They also help to identify any guests who have not shown up or who could possibly be running late (your coordinator will appreciate this information).  Place cards can also serve as wedding favors for your guests.”

 

Information provided by: www.weddinghow.com

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Kate & Michele’s Wedding

Kate is a New York City native, and Michele is originally a Florentine that later moved to New York City. The couple  had a beautiful ceremony on the seaside at Forte De Marmi under the Tuscan sun of Italy. Forte De Marmi is a comune in the province of Lucca named after the fort that lies at the heart of the city. It is an elegant location for a seaside wedding!

            The bride wore a beautiful lace gown with a sweetheart neckline and the bridesmaids were dressed in black a-line gowns. The groom’s suit and grey tie complimented the bride and bridesmaids perfectly.

 

Check out pictures of Kate & Michele’s stunning day below: 

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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:  www.ehow.uk 

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Tuscan mood

Source: flowerwildevents.blogspot.com 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….

De-contsructed bouquet

I’m a big fan of the vintage and I love the super romantic vibe of this very natural looking, organic and de-constructed floral arrangement in a vase. It looks like a painting!

Source: designsponge.com via Gena on Pinterest