Published on September 26, 2013 | By Elisa | 0 comments

Creative wedding centerpieces

Today’s post has the aim of spring out some original centrepieces ideas – something that can complement flower compositions with an original touch. Choosing the right centerpiece it is not an easy task. The same word “centerpiece” evokes a focal point – the main decoration that will be seen by every single guest during your wedding dinner. Following some inspirational ideas!

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1 Details, details, details! It’s always about that when planning your wedding; but trust me, the simple arrangement of small details is what will make your centerpiece special and beautiful. Personalize them with your unique touch and style, use items that are part of your life and love story, your family vintage lace tablecloth, meaningful objects from your parent’s house..

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2 Use what the season has to offer in terms of materials, flowers, fruits, veggies… and be creative when composing them!

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3 If you can use the ceiling or an holding structure just above your tables, consider the option of decorating a bit less the table itself and use this floating part for hang jars with candles, flowers, crystals, chandeliers.. Like in the photo below – hanging crystals and colored elegant pieces of glass from rustic branches or other decorative elements can give an elegant look and nice reflections when hitting the sunlight or the candlelight.

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4 Use vintage cages/lanterns/trays to decorate with any element that can match your taste and wedding theme. I though about that for example – if you like animals – can be a good idea to have a transparent holder with some small colored fishes, corals and starfish.. or some colored birds/butterfly on cages.. They can turn onto a nice present at the end of the dinner!

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5 An idea can be to create a zen garden as centrepiece. Use white sand and shape some drawings, have some lotus floating with candles, use stones, shells or any minimal element.

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All depends on the theme you are following and on the care you want to put in personalize your tables. Here the ultimate goal it is not just to decorate – but to make feel special your guests. Surprise them !

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Published on September 17, 2013 | By Elisa | 0 comments

Fall wedding inspirations

Its happening.. the summer is getting close to its end and a new season is about to start with plenty of good things to get inspired from! I personally love this period of the year – the romanticism and unwind atmosphere that brings with its colors, fruits and typical foods. Here in Italy we are pretty lucky because all over the coastline and south the autumn is still very pleasant – with a warm sun, fresh nights and a new beautiful landscape color palette.

In the western cultures the “temperate season” has always been celebrated with gladness for the fruits of the earth – It’s the  time of fecundity, bright colors – personified usually with pretty well-fed females adorned with fruits, vegetables and grains.

So its now time to think about fall – and all the rustic wedding inspiration that comes with it!

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The first autumnal sign is given by the change in the colors. Everything is getting a warm tonality – shading between deep reds, oranges, yellows, gold.. When planning your fall wedding play with those beautiful seasonal colors, use what the nature has to offer and embrace this cozy and inviting atmosphere. The beautiful tepid light that characterize this part of the year will fit perfectly for your creative and romantic photos!

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Choose a rustic romantic chic style for you and your guests! The decorations should connect with the natural atmosphere that the nature provides. Mix up different ingredients and play with rustic and elegant elements. Make it chic but with some vintage details. If you are having an outside reception use some barrels of whiskey/wine, wild flowers, stones/metals/woods, birch trees, vintage carts mixed with elegant table settings and decorations..

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On this season its also a great idea to think in decorating with food. That’s the period of abundance of fruits – some of them can be great components if used as decorative material. I love pomegranate for its beautiful red and its small fruits, nuts/hazelnuts, grapes, chestnuts, wild berries. wild pumpkins with weird shapes, persimmons.. Its also a good idea to set up a corner with local handmade foods and a hot apple cider bar or vin brule ( tipical italian warm wine) to warm up your guests and decorate at the same time.

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Don’t forget to include some fun activities into your wedding day or welcome dinner! Arriving by horse is very romantic, or why not – involve your guests in the harvest or press with your feet the grapes can be a lot of fun!

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At the end this season can give a lot to your wedding day and make it unforgettable as any other season. Play with your childhoods memories and remember how good it was to jump over the dry oak leaves, get hypnotized in front of the new colorful face of the nature, get intrigued by the scent of warm pies and delicious food.. the secret its always to be spontaneous and follow your heart.

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Published on September 9, 2013 | By Elisa | 0 comments

A marriage in Montpellier

There are many weddings to get inspired from – we particularly loved this one for its simplicity of good taste, style and real beauty.  This gorgeous 50’s marriage has been organized in Montpellier – south France – in a location that recalls the retro style that Mary and Armand – the bride and groom – wanted to bring up.

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It really feels like living those times just by having a look at the stunning pictures shoot by Priscilla Guilbaund. Both the reharsal dinner and the wedding are following the same theme – the first in a gorgeous informal way and the wedding itself with an elegant 50’s style.

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Every detail is authentic: a magic spot surrounded by old stones, vintages bikes, the choice to have an old French car, friends in vintage bicycles, berets and pretty dresses, retro dress code for all the guests, a lot of flowers, a creative/fun photo booth vintage corner, a rustic guestbook placed onto an old stones wall..

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A beautiful procession accompanying the couple to bike to the town hall, added a touch of fun to this 50’s style!

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A beautiful “secular ceremony” has been organized  outside – a true celebration of love where family and friendship are the protagonists. Authentic feelings are spotted in every corner.. that’s what I call “love is in the air”.

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Published on August 28, 2013 | By Elisa | 0 comments

Wedding welcome dinners!

Besides the all-important wedding day, there are a few other events surrounding your wedding that will need planning, and they can be just as fun, unforgettable, and beautiful as the big day! One such event, is the rehearsal or welcome dinner. 

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Traditionally held the evening before the wedding, it’s the perfect occasion to introduce all your guests – especially now with families living far apart and more and more wedding guests travelling from some distances. This is the opportunity to welcome everyone, spend some quality time together, thank your loved ones, get acquainted and kick off the festivities one day earlier than the wedding itself!!

Here I have a few planning tips and ideas to get you started:

1 Because it comes right on the heels of the wedding reception, the rehearsal dinner should be less elaborate and more informal, so as not to overshadow the main event. Choose a simple style that reflects you and a table choice that make you feel like “at home”. You can opt for a welcome informal sit down dinner, an interactive dinner pic nic style, a bbq, a pizza party..


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2 Also food and atmosphere should complement that – reflecting a relaxed moment of sharing. The rehearsal dinner is in fact a great opportunity to introduce out-of-town guests to one of your favorite local spots. You could hold your event at one of your preferred date restaurants,  include local products and wine tasting with food itineraries/experiences or have a local food show like an acrobatic pizza chef! Consider also to include some team activities to create your own food.. just to facilitate some interaction and fun moments!!

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3 Choose a theme and play with it! You should involve the 5 senses – getting a costume, have correlated food experiences, decorate accordingly, have games and music that reflect your theme choice and style. For example for a dinner by the beach or by the pool – you should get some vintage swimwear, cushions and carpets to display under the sand with low tables, an ice cream corner.. something very informal, elegant and relaxed.

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50’s costume idea

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4 Get personal and involve friends in silly games, remember good times passed together, have a photo corner to laugh at… Take advantage of the relaxed environment – and enjoy some quality time with your loved ones. The ultimate goal here is to relieve some prewedding tension and make everyone invited feel comfortable with the impending nuptials while not upstaging the big event.

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Remember the welcome dinner should be unique and different from the wedding and reception and it is a time to unwind and enjoy the anticipation of the next day! Include things that you really love but you cannot list on your wedding day activities and enjoy them with simplicity :)

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Published on August 21, 2013 | By Elisa | 0 comments

Wedding table – Decorate it with some creative design!

Today we will center our attention on the decorative aspects that are related with the table setting. Wedding tables are usually filled with flower arrangements and candles, maybe mixed with seasonal fruits; but we should not forget that also non floral elements can provide great shape, texture, and color to the table. That’s why the idea of using something that will last also after the wedding can be a good solution to complement your flower arrangement decoration, have a creative approach, and to re-use cool items on a different occasion!

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You should create a personalized look, use different shapes, designs and objects. Vary the selection – give a visual rhythm to your space.

Remember that the most important function of the arrangement is to complement the décor of your celebration. Be sure that everyone can make eye contact, engage in conversation across the table, and easily connect. A centerpiece evokes a focal point – and the idea is always to make it special and different. Here are just some ideas.

1. Use elegant items with different shapes styles like stunning vases, glass cylinders, handmade glasses, vases or urns from the families’ collections, mismatched vintage coffee pots, ice buckets, and other serving pieces that you can find on flea markets.

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2. Use precious details like: silver trays, jeweled containers, corals or rare stones/shells, crystal holders, beautiful decanters or seltzers, vintage small mirrors maybe to be placed under the candle holder to play with light reflections..

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3. Be creative and use things that will add YOUR unique touch – it is your wedding and should reflect your style as much as possible.

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4. If you are on budget there are simple solutions like cover inexpensive wood boxes with lace or other fabrics to coordinate with the tablecloth and your color scheme, recycle old stuff that your family owns, play with the texture, use candelabras, hanging lanterns, glass holders for floating candles.. and of course buy items that you will need after the reception!

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5. A personal tip is to rely on what’s local if you are overseas, and to find a local artist/artisan that have particular items you love ( like beautiful vintage chairs or artwork) and that you will need on your new house.

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Your guests will spend most of the time at the dinner table – so make it interesting and creative is one of your musts.

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Decorating the table will be so much fun with some unusual design – inform your florist so he can study the best way to valorize it.

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You can find countless ways to use and re -use objects.

It’s symple, fun and gives you the opportunity to bring home tangible reminders of your beautiful wedding!

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Published on August 4, 2013 | By Elisa | 0 comments

Creative Chic Weddings engagement photo shoot session!

Today we are focusing our attention on a special photo shooting session published also on Utterly Engaged last July 17- where Eva, our Chic weddings co-founder – is the beautiful protagonist with her partner. 

New York is such a creative and stunning city that inspires many and can easily make true dreams that your mind is secretly hiding because they look too odd or difficult to be created. Walking along those streets and stores reminds us that everything it is possible – here the words elegance, creativity and style can have different meanings and can be placed into unusual contexts. Spread your creativity and follow the example of Eva! She dreamt about a special and unique engagement party – something that you’ve NEVER seen before, something that reflects her personal style, expression of what she really loves.

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Eva’s style is so exclusive and so, so innovative. She felt in love with a shop called Evolution – a wonderful place where you can find all the species of animals, colors and bones. She describes it as “a magical place, a cabinet of curiosities”. Get ready to fall into a real “WOW” factor with those photos!

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Amanda, of of art. The bouquet was incorporating: a turtle shell, a fake peacock bird, one small horn, a pelvis animal bone, colorful flowers  – and yes.. a piece of heart!

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When posing for this photo shoot Eva was projecting into her mind the perfect design for hold a reception inside those walls – how impressive it would be? How creative and stunning the photos would appear with those colors, strange objects, the texture..For this occasion we chose our selection of clothes accordingly. I wanted something which could fit into the mood or give a “let’s go hunting” feeling. A sort of hunting feast, while tables had the colours of feathers, earth and where butterflies embraced our souls” – says Eva.

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I see in this “let’s go hunting feeling” the perfect synonymous for the natural and uncontrolled attraction the we feel for the love of our life. We go “hunting” every day with simple sights, smiles, kisses.. its the perfect metaphor of a spontaneous feeling of love research (great idea Eva!).

I hope that this potential engagement idea will inspire you and your partner!

Find your special and unusual space. Be alternative. Dare. Play with details. Shape your dreams with enthusiasm and compose something extraordinary. Inspire others on express their true self and passions.

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Published on August 1, 2013 | By Elisa | One comment

Kids at your wedding!

Having kids at your wedding? That’s awesome news! It might take some extra work on your planning phase but their presence will add a special touch of pureness, beauty and simplicity to your celebration.

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Their happiness will be contagious – and with their cute outfits the photographer will have more fun pictures to add to your wedding photo album. Awake the kid that’s inside you and plan the perfect child friendly wedding! Here are some helpful tips:

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Involve them!

We love to see them involved as much as possible. During the ceremony they can be engaged as flower girl or page boy, bringing the rings or helping in distribute cones with rice and petals. Another very cute idea would be to have a poetry written and read by one of the kids during the ceremony or as one of the official speeches – this will surely make shine your eyes and your heart.

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Create an “art and craft area”!

You should plan this artistic area with something that the kids have to craft for the bride and the groom. For example – if you are celebrating in Italy you should have someone teaching them how to create small pizzas with heart shape, your initials, something that you really love.. (you get the idea)!

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Kids games area

A games area with age appropriate “activity bags” is also a good solution. This personalized goodie bag should include a juice box, fruit bar, snacks, mini puzzles, retro toys, bubbles, coloring book, word search, connect-the –dots, tic-tac-toe..

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Games or team competitions can also be organized. Remember that a baby sitting service it’s a good choice for having their parents more relaxed and involved with your wedding celebration.

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Special food

Have tables or a kids area with activities/special food is a great solution to keep them entertained and make sure that they will enjoy! Why not –  think about having customized child friendly drinks like milk with cookies – they will love it ;)

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If you have a kids table you should add coloring space mats and personalize them with the bride and the groom’s names, wedding date, a caricature of the couple, games..

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Entertainment

Hire a professional entertainer like a face painting artist, a magician, a balloon artist, have a dance show… this will be surely a great choice that can also entertain adults!

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Photos/photo booth area

Kids are perfect for cute photos and they add additional sparkles of happiness. Having a photo booth corner it is also an easy way to capture memories while keep kids happy. Stock it with heaps of props, cute signs, hats, dress up items, mustache sticks..! You can also engage them as “offical” mine photographers with just some creative guidelines..

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Kids are simple and see the world with a pure sight.

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Having them at your reception will remind you that “the more the hearth is able to get close to simplicity, the more is capable of loving freely and deeply”.

 

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Published on July 29, 2013 | By Elisa | 0 comments

Save your wedding from the rain!

It will be a rainy day. This is the final response that you were trying to avoid with all your positive thoughts. Thinking optimistic its not enough. When hosting an outdoor event you always need a Plan B, a second map of your event in case of unpleasant meteorological conditions. Taking the right precautions in case of rain is the smartest route you’ll ever take. Brief in and start thinking on the positive things that are related with the rain. You must turn this “adverse” condition it into an advantage!

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Focus on the positive meaning of the rain

The rain is symbolically described as the nourishment for the earth, is known as the water of life. Has means like cleansing, renewal and vital energy of the soul. We rarely think about those good characteristics when we wake up and the sky is dark. This can help you in getting into the appropriate mood for create solutions that will make you wedding fabulous.

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Check your indoor spaces

Double check the suitability of your indoor spaces for dinner, dancing, cocktail, ceremony.. if you have the smallest doubt you should hire a tent or big outdoor umbrellas – this will save you from a big stress.

Embrace the rain

Think bright umbrellas for you, your wedding party and guests, adorable booties for your attendants (and a pair of white ones for you) and other stormy weather preparations that make light of the dark weather ahead.

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Get into creative photography and spontaneous poses!

Speaking of photography, if it’s raining, it is easier for the photographer to take creative shots, like capturing reflections or raindrops, and incorporate them in the wedding photos.  Plus, an overcast day offers some of the best lighting for picture taking. Without the harsh light of a sunny day, the softer, more diffused light will make all your photos better.

For creative photographs use water surfaces and lighting effects, add colorful umbrellas/galoshes as props, consider making cute signs to hold up during your photography session, and have lots spontaneous moments!!

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Entertainment ideas!

Book out a street art show or a theatrical show/dance to be performed under the rain to set off emotions on a key moment! My personal advice if you are not too afraid of getting wet is to dance too under the rain, or, if you are having a beach wedding – invite all guests to bring a swimwear so you can all jump on the sea and enjoy the rain. It feels amazing.

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Collect the drops of rain!

Buy some cute jars with the name of your guests and tell them to collect some drops!

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Wait for the rainbow..

And after all this rain always wait for the rainbow.. with its beauty and colors will make your day even more pretty.

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 .. “Life is not about waiting for the tempest to go away; but its about learning to dance under the rain” (Gandhi)

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Published on July 24, 2013 | By Elisa | 0 comments

A “magic dinner” idea..

Imagine wandering around an enchanted medieval picture, into the time of superstitions. Step back in epic battles, swept away to an age of bravery, and plunge yourself into the magic world of secret rituals. You are surrounded by magicians, fortune tellers that want to reveal you the secrets of your future, mentalists, alchemists that show how to convert metals into gold…

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I’ve asked to picture this because today we would like to suggest an event template, a “magic dinner” where superstition, entertainment and mystery will be protagonists. Here the highlights.

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The location

First, you need to decide where to organize the dinner. The location can vary from an old castle, vintage or haunted house, a deconsecrated church, a circus tent, an old arena or theatre, a hidden historical square of a medieval village… Anything that will create a sort of mystery, that can set off curiosity and make you feel like experiencing ancient times! ( My personal advice its also to choose a venue that allows open flames).

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Costume

The waiters will be dressed up as medieval gentlemen/dames, and the performers will wear clothes that will match with the theme and the colors decided for the dinner.

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The idea here is to involve 100% the guests by asking them to dress up too. A suggestion would be to choose costumes inspired on Tarot cards. There are many original to choose: the magician, the high priestess, the empress, the emperor, the hierophant, the lovers, the chariot, strength, the hermit, wheel of fortune, justice, the hanged man, death, temperance, the devil, the tower, the moon, the sun, judgment, the world, the fool. Important: no one can dress up as “the fool” ( I will explain why after!).

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Arrival

We will delight the guests with a pre-dinner cocktail party hosted into an open space with a chic lounge area, some live music and entertainment. To add a sort of secrecy and curiosity - the main location will be closed to the guest’s access until the dinner will be ready. Dressed up waiters will serve canapés and a welcome drink called “elixir of long life”…. just for getting into the mood! The customized cocktail will be served by a scary witch that will serve the secret elixir ingredients from a supplements testosterone human growth hormone hgh big vintage pot. We will have wandering around some magicians, a mentalist and a fire eater/show entertaining the guests for about half an hour – 45 minutes.

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Dinner

To add a magic touch and some show – before opening the undisclosed dinner location we will have an extravagant medieval flag waving/throwing show that will set the ending of the cocktail and will open the doors to the main location.

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The atmosphere delivered in the venue will be with a medieval look, with drapes, carpets, big pots, flags, old chandeliers, a lot of candles, velvet cushions, mercury glasses, menu on parchment..The decoration colors can vary depending on your tonality preference. They should be dark tonalities like black, purple, blue ..

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We will evoke an authentic magic atmosphere also with foods ancient names, like “ dragon meat”- and “longevity water”, “bloody wine” and “spiritual digestive” as drinks.

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Entertainment during the dinner

The guests will have a sort of “mystery game” during their dinner. The aim is to mask off the “liar” – that in this case is The Fool – secretly played by one of the attendees. The game goal is to determine who among them is “The Fool”. It’s a turn-based game played in teams that work by releasing information over the course of the dinner. As the game progresses, each character learns something new about the plot and their involvement. Each turn players are prompted to ask specific questions, or perhaps read from a script. It is like a “murder mystery game” – but with the fool replacing the criminal.

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After Dinner

Following the dinner a medieval dance show or an elegant sword flight will be performed for start off the post dinner dances. To add some extra activities a magic photo booth corner and a real fortune teller will entertain the guests.

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Add some wish dust jars as memorabilia and ask to your guests to use some when they really wish something.. will be a way to remember this magic night!

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This is a cool way to celebrate a special occasion with a different atmosphere, to enjoy being a bit superstitious, to set your mind free into a enchanted world where anything can happen…

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Published on July 19, 2013 | By Elisa | 0 comments

Unforgettable guestbooks

You are about to do a big step into a new life experience and what you need and want is to be surrounded by your family and the people that really mean something for you.

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That’s why it is very important to have a guestbook idea. A memorabilia that collects meaningful messages, few significant and evocative words that will last forever and will help you feeling even more loved when thinking on your marriage.

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It’s a personal item that should be crafted as something that will not be forgotten in a corner after that the celebration will be over. Make it special with an unusual design, employ objects that have importance for you, and why not, make it fun and creative.

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Boost your imagination. Anything can be used as guestbook and maybe re-used after a while as piece of furniture in you new house. Fingerprints books, globes, boards, musical instruments, puzzles..

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DIY Polaroid picture wedding guestbook

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Trust me – you will need the support of those friends during this new chapter of your story – and  this simple guestbook will make you smile thousands of times.

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