Italian Wedding Tradition: Confetti

By: Bonnie Marie

For Italians 'confetti' are not what you throw in the air at parties – those are called 'coriandoli'. In Italy, confetti are candy-covered almonds that Italians give out at weddings. They put an odd number of them in a little sack and tie it to a wedding favor for each guest to take home. They … Read More »

Roberto Cavalli closes down Florence

By: Bonnie Marie

Targeting a more prosperous Chinese marketplace, Roberto Cavalli is closing down his boutique and cafè near via Tornabuoni in Florence’s main shopping district.  If you’re looking for Cavalli fashion you’ll have to go to Rome, Milan, or beach resort cities Forte dei Marmi or Porto Cervo, Sardinia.

3 Travel Alerts for Florence, Italy

By: Bonnie Marie

Coming to a wedding in Tuscany this year? If you’re travelling by train to get to the wedding venue or leaving for a day trip to Venice, Rome, Pisa, or Cinque Terre, here are 3 travel alerts when coming in or going out of Florence main train station, Santa Maria Novella. 1.  Don’t drive to … Read More »

DIY Wedding in Italy Warning

By: Bonnie Marie

A couple of weddings in Tuscany this week showed a common frenzy due to not one, not two, but a series of mishaps that could have been avoided.  The winner was on Saturday, a DIY wedding at a farm-to-table venue near Siena.  Here are their stories (dun dun):  I don’t want to say I told … Read More »

Top 10 Reasons Why Hiring an Italian Wedding Photographer for Your Wedding in Italy is a MUST

By: Bonnie Marie

A photographer is the most important vendor you will hire for your wedding day.  Once the party is over and you fly back home, all your memories and emotions will be locked into the images that remain.  Since you only have one shot at picking someone who will be able to capture those feelings the … Read More »