Someone who speaks your same language and understands your expectations; someone who makes you and your guests comfortable; someone who knows the local ins and outs to get the job done … I’m Bonnie Marie, I’m American, and I create weddings in Italy.
Surrounded by crystalline Mediterranean waters and speckled with magnificent villas and castles, Portofino is an Italy wedding destination that has enchanted Italy lovers for decades. A mild micro-climate blesses this coastline just south of Genova making it the perfect place for winter weddings in Italy.
For those who prefer to hit the slopes with their bouquet, Courmayeur is a favorite Italian Alps wedding destination. Heavy snow and sunny days plus delicious Italian food and wine to warm the spirit.
For more information on getting married in Italy in winter contact us here.
This week there was a lot of buzz about punching sharks (#1 bookmark on Digg yesterday) and Italian cruise liner captains (the unfortunate shipwreck in Tuscany last year). Sometimes punching sharks can save your life, and sometimes Italian captains do too. Here’s a true story that proves them both.
Italy is the undeniable mecca for bonding. There must be something in the art, in the architecture, in the food, or maybe it’s just in the Mediterranean air you breathe while you’re there that makes it a place where people go from the most unthinkable corners of the world to share a piece of themselves with others in a common circumstance.
Last year that circumstance was Florens 2012, a conference gathering top-notch figures in Italian cultural and political circles to discuss the varied roles culture may plan in economic progress and productivity. As any well-organized conference boasts nowadays, there was a dynamic team of bloggers covering who had been awarded participation for the week and who boosted the online presence of conference sessions – at one point hitting one million simultaneous ‘tweeters’ - as never before seen in the renaissance capitol of the world, Florence.
As an American wedding planner in Tuscany with no background whatsoever in art history, I try to follow as many of the cultural events as I am intellectually able to handle in an attempt to get to know Italy and its nuances better and to mingle with the community members where I am privileged to live. I am sure my lack of expertise is apparent and I might still feel a little self-conscious about it had I not encountered Hasan Niyazi.
Close to 30,000 people will be running through the awe-inspiring streets of Florence, Italy on a drive to raise funds for breast cancer initiatives which include rehabilitation support facility Ce.Ri.On Villa delle Rose, the ‘Across the Bridge’ Day Hospital, a new diagnostic software for the Careggi Hospital laboratory, and two scholarships for 6 months study abroad under the Vito Distante Project in Breast Cancer Clinical Research.
While talking to a young bride and groom on skype the other day – who by the way have NEVER been abroad – I asked them why they wanted to get married in Italy. Here’s what they answered.
Easy to make and super healthy, orecchiette (little ears of semolina) and southern Italian broccoli (cime di rapa) is a quick dish that will definitely impress even your vegetarian friends. Here’s how to whip it up.
Finalmente! A location in Tuscany that offers the whole nine yards … actually the whole 7,000 yards.
Superior standards are a given when you say ‘Four Seasons‘ but the Four Seasons Firenze is an exception to the rule as the standards are far superior than any other …. here’s why.
Your own medieval castle in the Tuscan countryside and a 27 hole golf course. Who said there’s no heaven on earth?
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While talking to a young bride and groom on skype the other day – who by the way have NEVER been abroad – I asked them why they wanted to get married in Italy. Here’s what they answered. ‘We know that Italy has the
Off-the-beaten-path wedding in Italy destinations are sometimes hard to find. Right on the doorstep of world reknowned renaissance capitol Florence, is a town with a duomo from the middle ages, a royal castle, and an art-packed wedding hall.
Mamma … Mommy … Maman … Haha (that’s Japanese for mom) … however you say it, today is the day we honor mothers around the world and I would like to pay tribute to some of the brides who got married in Italy with us
How much would you pay for a breathtaking view, Tuscan ambiance, and master chef to prepare your wedding dinner in Italy? Peter set no limits to what he would do for Ophelia. I love it when it’s the groom planning the wedding.
Bellissimo! Decorating is my favorite part of the wedding, it’s where there are no guests milling around and you get to dress up a bare space with your – I mean the bride’s – favorite things. For this Wedding in a
Our fave Italian rocker Jovanotti and our fave videographers at Studio Fotografico Righi – this is totally MTV worthy! The Tuscan countryside is more than a backdrop for these funloving natives of the most breathtaking and magical area in
Think Splendid will surely come out with the statistics and Martha Stewart Weddings will boast all the captures as a new trend in weddings silently takes the scene. It’s not about decor, although it does involve the king of
This was not the first time I had a romance-filled groom planning not only a surprise proposal but also an awesome wedding day in Tuscany (read about Luis and Jessica’s wedding in Siena). I’m always a little on edge until I hear the
All the way from Hawaii came Jonathan Brousseau to film our wedding in Positano, from oceanside to seaside wedding in Italy. Bravissimo!
Way too much going on today: meeting Madonna, new family, posting on the blog, …. Here’s Day 2 of Catherine and Jon’s location tours to find their Perfect Italy Wedding location for their Tuscany wedding
Catherine and John are visiting locations for their wedding in Tuscany, June 2013. Here’s their first location inspection: 1. at the door to their castle wedding in Italy 2. with a Tuscan wedding backdrop 3. their apartments overlooking
So how does Disney get hitched with KOST 103.5? By setting up the most romantic proposal ever in the country known for love that is Italy! Take it from an American Wedding Planner in Italy Gerard and Klaudia!