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    La Bomboniera
    This traditional keepsake is given to guests in appreciation of their attendance to your special occasion. Included you will find the significance of the confetti and the number used for each gift.

    Dream Wedding Dresses From Italy -- Almost! Our Paesani -
    No one does up a wedding - and especially bridal fashion - quite like the Italians.

    Francesca's Italian Wedding Diary Our Paesani -
    Wedding season has pretty much arrived. The invitations have already arrived, and the brides are heading off to their final wedding dress fitting. Just a year ago at this time, I was happily planning my October wedding in Italy and November vow renewal in the United States. I married an Italian, Antonio Gerenini, not once but twice because our families, though both originally from Ischia, Italy, live in different countries. Learn about Italian wedding traditions from my experiences getting married to an Italian in Italy.

    Fresh Ideas for Wedding Flowers Our Paesani -
    June is wedding season - even in Italy. As you might imagine, most Italian weddings are full of romance. The extraordinary use of flowers only enhances this ambiance. Whether you are getting wed in Italy or not, you can get inspired by the bridal bouquets, centerpieces and church flowers that have a starring role in most Italian ceremonies and receptions. Here are some ideas.

    Fuse Italian Tradition into Your Wedding Our Paesani -
    If you are planning your nuptials, consider including authentic Italian tradition into your ceremony and reception. Here are some of the more well-known ones.

    How to Make a Bomboniere
    Use these step by step instructions to make your own bomboniere to hand out at your next special occasion.

    I Now Pronounce You - i sposati My Italian Life -
    When I was 10 years old I got to experience my first Italian wedding while visiting my Father's hometown of Alessandria del Carretto. Some 40 years later I find myself back in Italy going to two weddings. It truly does seem that the more things change, the more they stay the same because these weddings, although somewhat more modern, were very reminiscent of my first Italian wedding experience.

    Italian Wedding Customs & Traditions
    What makes Italian weddings so intriguing is that the customs and traditions vary from region to region as well as town to town. This will give you a great look at the traditions and customs that occur during the engagement, mass and reception and whether they are still carried on today.

    Italian Weddings on YouTube Our Paesani -
    As many of you know, I'm preparing to marry my love Antonio, an Italian, in Ischia, an island off the coast of Napoli, in the fall. I just booked my ticket to visit Italy for a month in June, so I can actually plan the event and get married in a civil service (a requirement to marry legally in church in Italy). Even though I have been a bridesmaid or flower girl in about 13 Italian American weddings, I have never been to a wedding in Italy. For kicks today, I headed to YouTube to see what some weddings in Italy look like. Here's what I discovered.

    The Legend of the Tarantella
    Join me as I uncover the legend behind this popular wedding dance.

    Planning an Italian Wedding in Italy? Our Paesani -
    I'm back in Ischia, Italy, home of my ancestors and my soon-to-be husband Antonio. With just a few weeks until our Italian wedding ceremony, I spent the weekened fulfilling the duties of an Italian bride. Here are some must-have tips for brides and grooms who want to get through a wedding in the homeland.

    These proverbs focus on weddings and married couples. Each proverb is in Italian and English.

    7 Unique Italian Wedding Favors Our Paesani -
    When Italians attend a wedding, baptism, communion, or other formal family affair, they expect bomboniere, or Italian wedding favors. This is serious business. People need to show off their goodies in their China closet for years to come. Many Americans have adopted the tradition, but they have mostly gone the route of edible treats.

    Should You Change Your Last Name If You're a Married Italian Woman? Our Paesani -
    I have covered love and marriage as a reporter for more than a decade now. People are always asking about whether, in this day and age, women should change their name after the wedding. It is among the top searched subjects related to being newlyweds on Google, in fact. Of course, the answer is more complicated than merely yes or no. Of course, it depends on who you are and what makes you most comfortable. Of course, your spouse might have an opinion, too. This is relevant to gay couples, too, who might be considering changing to one name or combining both their surnames to make one.

    A Sicilian Wedding Tradition Our Paesani -
    The Cunzata del Letto is a Sicilian wedding tradition in which the bride and groom each choose a young girl to prepare the matrimonial bed, where they will spend their first night as a married couple. The catch is that the girls must be virgins, so they are usually fairly young, around 12 or 13, in this day and age.

    Boutique Weddings
    Boutique Weddings is an Italian agency specialized in the organization of exquisite and romantic boutique weddings in spectacular locations in Italy.

    Camera Chiara Studio
    They specialize in shooting and recording weddings for young couples that choose to wed in Italy.

    Exclusive Italy Weddings
    Italian based planners arrange civil and religious weddings throughout Italy in Venice, Rome, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Italian Riviera and Lake District.

    Getting Married in Italy
    The U.S. Mission to Italy has provided general guidelines for those who want to get married in Italy.

    Italian Wedding Photographer
    Rochelle Cheever, is an award-winning photographer who specializes in fine art wedding photography and portraitures throughout Italy.

    Italy Italian Weddings
    They are a special wedding and events planning agency based in Rome and Pisa. They organize weddings throughout Italy specializing in the Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio regions and the Amalfi Coast.

    Italy Weddings
    Your dream of getting married in Italy can become a reality with the help of these professionals.

    Marriage Sicilian Style
    This is a nice guide to some of the traditions and customs associated with Sicilian weddings.

    My Italian Favors
    With 20 years of experience My Italian Favors can give you some great ideas to find the right favor for your special event.

    My Italian Wedding
    They are experienced Italian wedding planners based in Venice and UK.

    Orange Blossom Wedding Planner
    Based in Sorrento this agency will organize tailor made weddings, packages, honeymoons and anniversary for couples who love Italy and wish to get married in Italy.

    Perfect Wedding Italy
    Their team provides a personal, bespoke service for weddings in the most charming, quirky or remarkable locations in Italy.

    Romeo and Juliet - Quality Weddings in Italy
    They exclusively focus on weddings in Italy and they operate all over the country.
    This is an excellent resource, which is currently in Italian only, that will help you plan every aspect of your marriage. Whether you are looking for a restaurant or how to organize your wedding can help.

    Studio Fotografico Anglisani e Randi
    In addition to being professional photographers they can also organize your marriage ceremony in Rome and Milan.

    Sugokuii Events
    They design intimate weddings on the island of Capri and most of Italy.

    Tuscandream - Weddings in Tuscany
    Full wedding planning and travel agency specialized in destination weddings in Tuscany.� Dedicated to design bespoke weddings & events.

    Varese Wedding
    They plan religious, civil and symbolic weddings on the Lake District in Northern Italy, especially on Lake Maggiore, Lake Garda, Lake Como and Lake Varese.

    Veneto Wedding
    If you are dreaming of a wedding event that exceeds your expectations, then the heart of the Venetian countryside is where you can enjoy your perfect day in beautiful surroundings far from the crowds and tourist trails.

    Wagner Tours
    They offer a variety of packages and services for those wishing to get married in Italy. They also have photo books of weddings they have arranged.

    Wedding Gay
    They can arrange a Symbolic ceremony that can be performed in the most spectacular settings of Italy without restriction with regard to the venue: Luxury Hotels, Historical palaces, Dreaming Villas, Roof Terraces, Gardens, Castles, Boats and even in a gondola to name a few.

    Wedding In Tuscany
    Have you ever thought of how fascinating your wedding can be if you choose to celebrate it in a Tuscan villa?

    Wedding Photographer Venice Italy
    Wedding photographer based in Venice Italy.

    Wedding Planner Italy
    Italia Celebrations is a wedding and event planning service for foreigners getting married or just celebrating in Italy"

    Weddings in Italy
    Weddings Italy specializes in destination weddings in Italy. They have been arranging legal and religious weddings in Italy since 1990.

    Weddings in Tuscany
    They are dedicated to providing an unforgettable wedding celebration for those couples who desire a destination with a charm that only Tuscany may offer.

    Weddings on the Amalfi Coast
    ExclusiveItaly arranges luxury and exclusive destination weddings in Italy, on the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Civil, religious and symbolic ceremonies in the seaside villages of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello.


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