Well, Christmas time is definitely coming. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, you must love the atmosphere around it.
So what makes Christmas so special, what makes us feel in the “Christmas mood”?
For some of us, it’s the hustle and bustle of cities with a backdrop of Christmas lights, the smell of roasted chestnuts and mulled wine. For others, the crowded vintage markets, people walking home carrying a Christmas tree and the radio playing “Let It Snow”. Then it is time. Every year it ‘s the same and every year it is so special and different at the same time.
Nice decors at Desdemyventana
First, it is not Christmas without a Christmas tree or festive home décor. Choose the colours you prefer, remember it can simply match with a winter mood, choose some neutral notes like grey or taupe and add some Christmas colours like green or reds, even oranges, or some fruit for a special touch and never, never forget the lights! Lights, candles and fairy lights, anything on that kind, is good to create a magical atmosphere.
Personalize everything: a mirror, a door, a window, small details… what else?
Christmas can be very special for our brides to be and those who have recently tied the knot or have just moved into the new house!
Courtesy images by Pinterest
If your count down has started, discover ways to make it really special. Here are some ideas to spend fashionable days and buy fashionable things for less!
-Buying local, from markets and charity shops is a good way to feel close with our community, sharing something with them and helping people.
-Go to a vintage market on a cold and crisp Winter’s Sunday. This can really help you to feel the Christmas spirit. If you are lucky and if you have an eye for good bargains, markets are the right place for you.
-High street shopping can also be a possibility. Keep an eye on prices but for your Christmas shopping and atmosphere, it is definitely worth a try.
Some colourful ideas for your home from Notting Hill Market in London, images by Chic Weddings
Sweet, nice and soft ideas at Selfridges
Images by Chic Weddings
Online shopping can be easier and cheaper if you haven’t got much time , it can be helpful, but of course you don’t get the same feeling.
Here some ideas for presents: books you can find online, prices from £15 up to £70. Very stylish!
Images by Chic Weddings
Not all of us feel the same at Christmas, but for those people who love it , well there’s nothing better than spending time shopping, decorating or doing Christmas activities: cooking, visiting relatives or travelling. Whatever you are going to do, choose what makes you feel good, enjoy it and we wish it to be special for you.
From sweet veils to romantic gowns, and vintage decors: brides have fallen for lace!
Every Winter and Spring, metres of beautiful lace make an appearance on the catwalks of the world.
It has been popular for over a hundred years, but never that glamorous. It is definitely trendy to say I DO with some lace on!
Romantic, sexy, classic, sophisticated, vintage or baby. Chantilly, macramé, rebrodé, in white and ivory with a pastel touch. Ornate and delicate: designers definitely know that lace is the perfect feminine touch.
Courtesy image: matrimonio.it , sposalicious and wedding click
Also very versatile, whilst lace is romantic in style, it can easily surprise you and turn into a something new.
Carefully mixed to make sure its not too much but also not to minimal. Choose soft colours, more towards pastels or vintage palette, like greens for more nostalgic themes or pinks and greys to evoke a vintage theme.
A very delicate and almost baby looking style this version from Chanel, sexy and romantic the one on the left by Valentino.
Courtesy image Helloonline and In Style
Dress Alfred Angelo at Brides.com, The Knuckle duster clutch by Alexander McQueen at Stylosophy
LACE IS ALSO the perfect choice for a vintage wedding DÉCOR: our brides know that we love it!
We love these lace table runner for your reception.
With Flowers you should go for very soft colours selection of wild flowers to reflect your theme. Consider using baby’s breath, orange blossoms, hydrangea, for example, and why not some fruit for an extra touch.
Table runners at Weddbook
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
I’ve never thought about bringing my dogs at my wedding (if I ever get married) but I think it would be lovely to have my little family with me… :)
During last years, bringing pets to weddings has become very common. People bring their horses, cats, dogs, goats and even owls and snakes to their wedding. Anyway dogs are the most common at all!
images by 1Wedding
images by Lovely Planning and Bridal Guide
images by The Examiner, Bridal Occasion,Easy Care. Inc
image by London Bride
Walking around Angel area in London, I discovered Home and Pantry, a little shop where to find some interesting decorations for your wedding!
Here some of their items… Hope you like them as I do!
If you are looking for a pair of shoes for your wedding and you want something very unconventional you can’t miss United Nude shoes! The brand is founded on conceptual design, elegance and innovation, was launched in 2002 and its stores always can capture my attention!
Here the shoes I would like to suggest you for the big event…
These classy and comfortable pumps have the surface cut like a diamond. The strap is removable.
Inspired to nature these laser cut leather and metal heel shoes are a Web one would like to get caught in.
Hand made ankle boots by Iris Van Herpen. For fashionista brides!
Again Iris Van Herpen for United Nude. 100% hand made with Italian Nappa.
Just a small post today as time is running before my new events to attend. I love these small details on food, the tiny daisy on cheese canapes and the scent of purple lavendel on welcome drinks. Every wedding should have those touches!
From top to button credits are:
Lavendel on glasses: everythingfab
Strawberry on bags: intimateweddings
Rosemary on canapes: Style me Pretty
Daisies on cheese: MarthaStewart
Images by Chicweddings
I am obsessed, I see them everywhere and every time I want to possess them.
I want to create a wedding table with those, white materials taken from the past. I want to use statues and bustos, antique folklore of the ancient history!
The use of statues is underestimated, in my opinion. You always seems too old ( by the eyes of those evil friends) if you dare to use them as decorative objects, while instead I find them rather elegant!
Below some objects which caught my attention recently. I would like to have them all in my house.
Image by Chicweddingsinitaly
A short post for tonight, unfortunately, we have been too busy in helping our lovely brides… the wedding season is approaching!!!
The past week end I have been accompanying my clients to Florence and while walking and strolling after a day with them, I bumped into this beautiful creation! I love these cactus shaped vases, and I love even more the contrast with the orchids…it made me think about the difference between men and women, their strong contrasting personalities which complement themselves adding harmony to their relationship. One is harsh, sometimes aggressive, or defensive, white and pure as a man often can be, the other one delicate, beautiful with soft skin, colourful as our gender can be.
Two opposite elements, in the world of plants… isn’t nature just perfect?
Images by Clara, styling by Chic Weddings in Italy
A beach wedding is beautiful in winter as well. Think of deserted coastal villages, long stretches of sand with nobody around, fur coats and straw baskets, a lighthouse, warm blue blankets and soft striped cushions on a hot February morning. I was born by the sea and of course got married right by the sea. I could not think of a BETTER place to tie the knot, I could not think of ANOTHER place. For me, my special day had to be all about swimming, enjoying the calm Mediterannean waters, drinking Malvasia and feeling the warm sun on my skin.
My sister though likes cold weather, she loves when the northern breeze caresses her cheeks in wintertime. She likes to cycle along the shore wearing thick jumpers and confy cashmere hats, boots and velvet trousers. She is probably the kind of person who would choose a winter month for her wedding celebrations.
Thinking about that…about the fact that not everybody likes to get married when it’s hot and sticky, I have created this February beach setting for a lovely, seaside wedding breakfast. I can picture the guests arriving at the church, located right on the beach, with their bicycle and a pic nic basket full of tasty delicacies to be enjoyed after the ceremony. A light breakfast, followed by a stroll on the beach where laid back pictures are taken while the bride and groom play in shallow water with their rain boots. Then, after sunset, everyone reaches the fishing village for a superb meal at the local “Osteria”.
What would the perfect attire for such an informal authentic wedding day be?
- A fur coat
- A chiffon dress
- A pair of Hunter boots
- A cashmere hat
VIVE LA MER….
Images by Clara, styling by Chic Weddings in Italy