Today I would like to talk about a most likely uncommon topic: the parade that follows the exit of the bride and the groom after the wedding ceremony. Since you brides are getting married in Italy – it would be cool to step into some local traditions of our beautiful country.
Next to your “Yes, I do” it is ordinary to walk out of the church/ceremony area and after the bouquet, rice&petals tossing, few photos, the bride and groom car will head toward the wedding venue guiding a “corteo” ( parade) of cars through a nice route – most likely hitting the main streets of the town.
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Each one of the guests cars ( or other transports) is decorated with a simple white ribbon – symbolizing that a new marriage has been just signed off.
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This is not part of the galateo rule but everybody does it: during the corteo all the cars will use their horn constantly – especially when close to a bunch of people..! Even completely strangers will understand the meaning of all this noise and will jump curiously out of their windows to see who’s got married, spot a new beautiful bride, applaude and give away smiles and blessings..
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This is typically done in order to show off that you’ve got married – spreading out your happiness throughout the world.. It’s a nice cheerful way to make your first steps together and start a new journey with your partner and guests.
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What I would recommend here is to celebrative creatively and maybe use instead of just cars some vintage transports like vespas, old trolleys, trains, vans, old bicycles.. These options are all perfect choices depending always on the style&theme of your wedding.
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What is a lovely and charming choice for a true Italian style is to use vintage vespas and the original 500.. But the options are plenty and you can even opt for horses or any other animal able to cruise you around!
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The parade can also be very entertaining with some surprises or jokes on the way!
For instance once during a parade we organized a “aperitif” on the street: a small elegant table with two glasses and a bottle of champagne has been placed in the middle of the road in order to “obligate” the new couple to have a first toast on the middle of the road in front of an endless number of smiling faces.
This short moment will surely add a touch of extra fun to your day. Enjoy every single second of it!
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We are proud to have appeared on 100LayerCake again this week with Olga & Sende’s wedding anniversary party!
Here are the fantastic photos of the event:
The party was very different from their wedding day, still very elegant but crazier. We organised a gyspy style banquet, with bongos for the aperitif and a make over corner. Everything was set up among the vineyards, with ancient rugs on the grass, mismatched chairs, centrepieces rich of fruit and flowers, old maroccan teapots and church candelabras. It was too beautiful to be real…and all of a sudden, before they even started to eat it rained! Strong rain that wiped out the whole setting…but the atmosphere was just too great to be ruined and we decided to continue partying inside. In 10 minutes we moved all the decor in the ancient mill room where they ended up having dinner. After hours of delicious homemade food, they then moved outside again for the dessert corner and to dance until morning.
Photography: Studio AQ / Location: Veneto, near Treviso / Venue & Catering: Locanda Rosa Rosae / Planning + Design + Florals: Chic Weddings in Italy / Videography: Origami / Make Up & Hair: Francesca / Music: Flavio Di Nardo / Olga’s blue dress: Matthew Williamson / Olga’s shoes: Jimmy Choo / Sende’s suit: Lanvin
There have been times when the heat was so warm that we thought that our head was going to explode. Without a hat we could have not survived.
There have been times when we were eager to see the result of our photographers, to see the colours of our projects and the beauty of our brides….unfortunately we must be patient!
Days where we thought that our team was great, and others where we felt extremely under pressure, anxious and tired from the amount of hours spent in front of our laptop.
Wedding days showing grey clouds and when the fears that a heavy rain was going to destroy all our precious work….days where, instead, we have hoped for a draft, some wind, just wished for some fresh air! Hide the sun please! :)
Nights when the sky was beautifully decorated with shining stars, where, in a remote silent corner far from the wedding festivities, we could just admire the landscape and feel this immense beauty inside of us. When, in the middle of the pressure, we simply felt connected and happy for an unknown reason.
Moments where we flew, weeks after weeks, drove, day after day, our cars packed with ribbons and decorations, mobile in one hand, and eyes on the highway on the others, when we felt reassured by the precious presence of our teams, our helpers and all our collaborators. Days when we had just discovered something which surprised us, or when (in deep honesty) we just were looking forward to be back and see the face of our lovers and friends or the smile of our children.
Some internal joy or doubtfulness cannot be described in a few words , rather for me, the images are just bringing some memories and feelings alive.
I want to share some pictures of some of the events of the past season. Each one of those gathers colours and decorations but for me a special meaning is hidden behind each picture. Either was the sky, or the clouds, or the special friendship with a bride, her tears, I must admit this summer brought, after all, many smiles and when I look back, many many good memories.
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A crazy chef, and the heat during of the month of October…
The big news discovered a bit before this wedding day.
A lovely bride, her friendship and the breeze of the sea
The clouds of a rainy day, and the help of a great team.
Oh what a season…Chic Weddings is currently on holiday after such a succesfull summer, full of surprises and beautiful events. In the next few weeks, our team will share with our readers the highlights of our work in the past months. I would like to take the opportunity to thank our beautiful brides, my business partner and creative mind Eva, our lovely stylist and producer Francesca, our new entry Nur, our super event coordinator Martina, our blog contributor Giulia and last but not least Joelle.
A big thank you to all the photographers, videographers, musicians, DJs, caterers, venues that worked with us this summer.
The celebration will start today with images of a September event in Capri, the island of romance, entertainment, limoncello, the famous Caprese cake, gorgeous handcrafted sandals, Carthusia parfumes and luxury shopping.
Reception venue: Il Riccio beach club
Day at the beach: Bagni Internazionali
Stay at:Capri Suite
Welcome dinner: Da Paolino
Farewell seaside lunch: Fontelina
A black gondola offers the perfect background for the classic white wedding dress, and what about cafe Florian in St. Mark’s square with its antique furniture and amazing ceiling? It’s a must see!
Images by Leo Krumbacher photography, Farm3, Rainbowswithinreach and Vmburkhardt
Because of the glimpses from bridges and architecture,
because of the polished black gondolas,
because of the night fog that gives the city a magical atmosphere,
because of the cafe where to have a Bellini with fresh peaches…
Images by Ollyn Glindo, Vivrearia, O Korea, Robert Evans
“La Serenissima” was the name Venice had when it was a Republic.
It means the most serene.
Here some pics of the most serene city in the world!
Images via Alexa23, Momentals design and Lund Lund
Today I would like to share these beautiful images of this inspirational Sicilian wedding. I hope that all our brides feel inspired from those asking us to organise a southern wedding between the olive grove, the panama hats and the old style chignons!
Images by Signe Vilstrup
The posts for the following weeks will be dedicated to the beautiful, romantic, eternal city of Venice.
I used to live there during my studies and in those years I’ve seen people from all over the world come to get married in this city . I am sure they will never forget that day not just because of the event but also because of the atmosphere, the light, the lagoon and the amazing glimpses Venice has to offer.
So, if you are thinking about where to get married in Italy, Venice is one of the places you must keep in your mind. Following our posts you will discover more about the beautiful locations available in one of the best italian cities.
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All our followers might have realised that the wedding season has started for Chic Weddings as we haven’t found the time to sit down in front of the screen and report on what’s happening around us.
Be patient and you will get all the previews on our events…what’s new, what’s cool, what’s romantic, what’s groovy…and I could go on forever.
Our team has already witnessed a lot of fabulous special days since the end of May and this week we will share with you our latest news from Umbria and Ponza. Stay tuned!
Here are a few images to awake your appetite for gorgeous details. All shots by us with our iPhone while styling the breathtaking venues chosen by our wonderful couples. :-)