The Italian Destination Wedding Show presents the amazing Tenuta Monacelle and Masseria San Nicola, Wedding Venues

Hello everyone!

The Italian Destination Wedding Show is just around the corner and we cannot wait for you to meet us and all our wonderful exhibitors!

We continue our series of blogs today by presenting to you Tenuta Monacelle and Masseria San Nicola, two ancient mansions amongst the most beautiful in Puglia.

Both are situated in the gentle hills of the Selva di Fasano, overlooking the transparent Adriatic sea and surrounded by cherry trees, oaks and olive groves. The estate extends over twenty hectares of land, an oasis in the heart of the Itria Valley where everything is authentic and timeless. A true treat for you and your guest.

Tenuta Monacelle is an ancient village of trulli, traditional houses dating back to 1790, which was a monastery of Benedectine Sisters. A dream come true…low stone walls, white pinnacles, for you to experience the authentic Puglia.

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Tenuta Monacelle offers seven trulli, each of them unique, furnished in traditional style, with every comfort. For you and your wedding guests it will be like waking up in a fairytale.

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Not too far from the trulli village you can find Masseria San Nicola, a building realised in “tufo”, a traditional building material used in ancient times in this region. Masseria San Nicola was Prince Carbonelli residence back in 1600. Surrounded by hundred years old olive groves and “tratturi”, it consists of a central building and four masserias and exudes the essence of agricultural Puglia. Rich in glorious colours and amazing scents, from the Bouganville to the citrus trees, aromatic plants and the scented roses.

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Masseria San Nicola is decorated in contemporary design and without excess, in perfect agreement with the traditional architecture. The suites are equipped with a jacuzzi in the bathrooms, ideal for relaxing before the wedding in total privacy.

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The restaurant Il Ciliegeto, situated in the Trulli village, offers a great variety of choices for your wedding menu, from traditional to more modern dishes, in an elegant and refined athmosphere, using only fresh local products. You will be able to enjoy your wedding reception in the restaurants’ 4 halls, or why not, on the terrace, with beautiful views. A sommelier is avaliable to guide you through the prestigious selection of wines, to ensure everything will be just perceft on your wedding day.

If you are looking for a more informal reception, why not heading to the Pizzeria la Piazzetta, open from May to September.

 

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Restaurant Il Ciliegeto

For your after wedding party there are two amazing pool, surrounded by nature. The sea is only 15 km away, with a private shuttle service operating between the estate and the beach, if you do not fancy a scenografic ride on the bikes avaliable for you at Tenuta Monacelle.

There are plenty of things to entertain your guests with at Tenuta Monacelle and Masseria San Nicola, from a day spent at the Spa to a zoosafari by night, cooking lessons or the opportunity to visit Alberobello, a Unesco World Heritage site, or the famous Caves of Castellana, and of course, much much more.

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All photos courtesy of Tenuta Monacelle and Masseria San Nicola.

We are sure you will love this venue just as much as we do!

We are looking forward to meeting you at The Italian Destination Wedding Show this Sunday, 26th October, to help you plan the most amazing wedding you have always dreamt of.

To register and book your ticker, please click here.

Love,

The Stylish events and Will Be Wedding and Event team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s happening at The Italian Destination Wedding Show?

With less than a week to go till our amazing show, we thought it was time to give you a full run down about what’s going on at The Italian Destination Wedding Show this Sunday, 26th October 2014.

Our event is being held at the 5 star Sofitel in St James.  Doors open at 11.00 am and close at 4.00 pm. You are welcome to arrive anytime after 11.00 am and stay for as long as you wish.

It has been a joy to jointly organise this event with the lovely Italian wedding planner Francesca Negro of Will Be Wedding & Events.

This is London‘s only wedding show dedicated to Italy as a wedding destination.

We hope you will join us to celebrate this wonderful country and all that is has to offer UK couples on their wedding day.

In addition to meeting our wonderful exhibitors, the £5.00 entry fee includes a complimentary glass of Prosecco on arrival, canapés and a luxury goody bag – we have some fantastic gifts and discounts available for you.

We only have a small number of tickets remaining, so if you’re thinking about Italy for your dream wedding, or just love all things Italian, please visit The Italian Destination Wedding Show to regisiter and get your ticket.

We are thrilled to let you know that everyone who attends on the day will be entered into a draw to win some amazing prizes. The draw will take place at 3.00 pm, so please ensure you arrive before then to be eligible.

Our amazing prizes are:

*See below for terms and conditions

So, what’s going on at the show? Take a look.

Our Exhibitors

We are so delighted with the quality of the exhibitors who are joining us for this event. There will still be one or two more announcements this week, but we’re so pleased to let you see the list of our amazing exhibitors.

First up, it’s the stunning venues. We have worked very hard to ensure we have venues from all over Italy, from the North, South, East, West, and even in the middle; there is a venue here to suit all tastes and wedding budgets.

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But it’s not just the venues you will meet;

  • There will be something for the guys too as we will be joined by Stowers Bespoke, with their impeccably tailored suits and accessories.
  • Italian shoe designer Loriblu will be showcasing their stunning wedding shoes, ahead of the London opening of their New Bond Street store next week.

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  • The amazing team from Marryoke will be on hand to chat to you about videoing your wedding, a must for any destination wedding!
  • Every wedding needs a cake and we have invited one of the very best and most sought after cakes designers in the UK. The wonderful Elizabeth Solaru of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium will be bringing her stunning cake designs to our event.

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    Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium

  • It wouldn’t be an Italian event without wine, and we were so pleased when Cantina Coppola 1489 agreed to join us and bring along some stunning wines for you to taste. There will be a Sommelier on hand to talk you through all you need to know about Italian wine.
  • We hope you will visit our Inspiration Room to be inspired to add that extra bit of creativity to your wedding day:12.20 pm – Join Gemma Milly for her Calligraphy Workshop
    1.20 pm – Join Marina from Stylish Events for her Confetti by Design Workshop
    2.20 pm – Italian Food Workshop

Remember, our prize draw will take place at 3.00 pm, so please ensure you arrive before then to be eligible to win one of our amazing prizes.

This is a ticketed event, so you must get your ticket before the show.

Oh, and please don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook so that you can see the latest news on the event.

Love,

The team at Stylish Events and Will Be Wedding & Events

To book and register your ticket for The Italian Destination Wedding Show please click here.

 

* Flights not included. Other terms and conditions apply and will be available to view on the day of the event.

 

The Italian Wedding Destination Show presents the stunning IL BORRO, Relais & Chateaux

Hello everyone,

Our wonderful event, The Italian Destination Wedding Show is this Sunday, 26th October at The Sofitel, St James from 11am to 4pm! We are so excited and can’t wait to share this special day with you!!!

Today’s blog post is about another great venue joining us, a magic place in the heart of Tuscany, Il Borro. This is simply a unique wedding location, a superb 700 hectare Tuscan estate enclosing a village of medieval origins with its 19th century villa, farm and farm buildings, which appear to have stood still in time. Every alley, every stone speaks of a time that once was, every flavour and scent recall the memory of a rare and more authentic Tuscany.

The medici dynasty, the Savoia family and now the Ferragamo family have safeguarded and preserved this precious oasis making this place a sanctuary dedicated to wellbeing and the art of hospitality.

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Il Borro offers a series of exclusive locations, outdoors and indoors, for your wedding. Each of them has different characteristics and is designed to suit every taste. You can choose between the nineteenth-century manor house for a refined and romantic ceremony, the private garden in the Renaissance style for an outdoor function or the stunning old Orangerie for your reception. If you wish to add authenticity and charm to your ceremony, why not choose the medieval village with its narrow streets and centuries-old church?

And, let’s not forget, you could have all your guests staying at Il Borro, which can sleep up to 160 people.

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You have plenty of choice at Il Borro for you wedding reception: why not head to the Osteria del Borro, where chef Andrea Campani uses only local ingredients to create a contemporary interpretation of culinary traditions; or to Il Borro Tuscan Bistro’, a restaurant, wine bar and shop, maybe for a day after the wedding lunch?

For something more casual, the Vin Café’, nestled in the historic structure of Il Borro and overlooking the landscape of the medieval village, is just perfect.

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It’s not just the food that will be absolutely perfect on you wedding day, Il Borro is in fact surrounded by vineyards and wines, from autochthon grape varieties as Sangiovese and Tuscan traditional varieties as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, is produced here by traditional methods – vineyards are an integral part of the characteristic landscape of the area and create a peaceful and harmonious environment. Your wedding menu will definitely have the best wines to accompany any of your choices!

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The Il Borro experience does not stop here. Before or after your wedding day you will be able to relax around two stunning swimming pools. Oh, we forgot to mention, they both are infinity pools, with views to die for! Or, why not head off with your girlfriends, just before the wedding, to La Corte Spa? Its modern facilities are housed in a classical Tuscan building and its vast range of treatments and beauty, training and nutrition plans are individually tailored to meet your needs. The perfect setting for your hen-do!

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Il Borro offers also a variety of different activities, amongst which nature walks, horse riding or a round of golf, mountain biking, trekking…something for every taste to keep yourself and your guests entertained.

Situated close to Florence, Arezzo and Siena, cities of rare beauty and rich in art and hyistory, Il Borro is a perfect place to stay while exploring Tuscany, so why not prolonging you stay for the honeymoon too? There are plenty of different rooms and suites in the medieval village, including the royal suite, which comes with its own private pool. Or, if you prefer, you could be staying at any of the amazing farmhouses!

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All photos courtesy of Il Borro

We are so pleased you will be able to meet the team from Il Borro at the Italian Destination Wedding Show next Sunday, 26th October.

Love,

The team at Stylish Events and Will Be Wedding & Events

To book and register your ticket for The Italian Destination Wedding Show please click here.

The Italian Destination Wedding Show presents Paula Wratten of Amara Ceremonies, Wedding Celebrant

We are so delighted that Paula Wratten will be joining us for The Italian Destination Wedding Show. Paula is a specialist celebrant who delivers custom made, unique ceremonies designed the way you wish your ceremony to be.

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Paula will be able to talk you through all the options for your ceremony in Italy, but we thought that we would give you some ideas and details prior to our event so that you can start thinking about what your dream ceremony in Italy will be.

So you’ve set a date for your Italian destination wedding.

Of course, finding the perfect venue is one of the first things you need to do, but in conjunction with this you should also consider what sort ceremony you want to have.

Below are a few options for your ceremony in Italy. Now, we don’t want you to be bamboozled by all this information, but it is important to know what your options are so you can make the right decision for you and your partner.

There are legal requirements to consider for any destination wedding and a good wedding planner, such as our lovely Francesca from Will Be Wedding & Events, can assist you with submitting the documentation to the Italian authorities. Depending on your nationality you may also need to visit an Embassy Office in Italy.

Once the legalities are taken care of, then there are a number of options open to you for where your ceremony can take place.

  • Church ceremony
  • Civil ceremony
  • A symbolic ceremony with a Celebrant

Church Ceremony

Italy is a Catholic country and there are some amazing churches in just about every Region, City and Town in Italy. You will need to contact your priest at home first as you will require their assistance to put together the documentation. Not all churches will marry non residents, so we suggest you make some inquiries at your dream venue (before booking) as they will know which local churches will be delighted to have you.

Italy also has a number of English churches and it may be you can have a blessing ceremony, however, you will need to have a civil ceremony before the church service. You can do this in the UK or in Italy. Your wedding planner or venue should be able to assist you with this process.

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Civil Ceremonies

This is very popular option for UK couples getting married in Italy. The ceremony will take place in a Town Hall or public space owned by the Town Hall. There are some procedures to follow, of course, and the procedures and costs can vary from region to region. Again, your venue or wedding planner will be able to assist you through this process.

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A symbolic ceremony with a Celebrant

A celebrant is simply someone who can perform ceremonies for you the way you want it to be. They are becoming increasing popular in the UK and internationally for destination weddings.

Using a wedding celebrant allows you complete flexibility – you can have your wedding wherever you choose, at any time you want. You can choose your own vows, readings, poems, music, absolutely everything. It can have elements of a religious ceremony or nothing religious at all. It really is up to you.

You will still need to have a civil ceremony, in either the UK or Italy, but this could be quite a small event with just close friends and family. Then, on your wedding day, pull out all the stops and have your ceremony at your dream venue or location.

You can of course, hire an Italian celebrant, but we believe you need to choose a celebrant who you connect with – you should like them immediately and as it’s such an important part of your wedding, it is a huge advantage to have someone who speaks your language and you can have several face to face meetings with in the UK.

And we believe we have the perfect person to introduce you to at the Italian Destination Wedding Show – Paula Wratten of Amara Ceremonies. She will be able to help you create your bespoke ceremony and more importantly in the style of your choice.

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Imagine getting married under a starry night, near a mountain, or on a beach. Done, done and done. The ceremony is tailored to your needs. So if you are looking for a religious or non religious ceremony Paula can do either. Paula has great experience and she would be an essential asset to your destination wedding in Italy. She has celebrated ceremonies on beach locations, helicopter rides, outdoor settings and far away villas.

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Paula is really looking forward to chatting with our guests at The Italian Destination Wedding Show and we are so delighted she will be there.

So what are you waiting for? Make sure to book your ticket today!

Special thanks to Alex Kais for contributing to this blog

Love, the Stylish Events and Will Be Wedding & Events team.

The Italian Destination Wedding Show presents Villa Balke

Hello everyone!

Today we present to you another of the venues that you will meet at The Italian Destination Wedding Show. We really have venues from every part of Italy; our virtual trip today brings us to Naples and the beautiful Amalfi coast.

We are delighted to introduce you to Villa Balke and its charming owner, Adelaide Palomba, who makes it a personal task to take care of her guests, with her warm approach and deep love for her Villa.

Here is a video tour of this stunning venue!

Villa Balke is just 20 minutes from the more touristy areas of this busy part of Italy, in a quiet and beautiful location, which offers stunning views of Mount Vesuvius, Capri and the Italian coastline.

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Villa Balke opened in 1985 and, from the very beginning, focused on banqueting and high quality service. In 2003 the Villa underwent restoration, and is now a modern but welcoming, comfortable mansion, with antique furniture, warm colouring and refined details.

The Villa, surrounded by a 15,000 square metre elegant park, has two swimming pools and even a private beach for you to enjoy. Just imagine being able to have a swim in the transparent sea with your loved ones on the morning after the wedding, in total privacy!

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You will have the choice of three different halls for your wedding reception or any other event you plan to have before or after your wedding day. Villa Balke’s halls are licensed for civil and religious ceremonies, or you could instead choose to have a symbolic ceremony on the terrace, with stunning views of the sea. Or, why not choose to have a symbolic celebration on the beach, once the legal requirements are taken care of?

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One of the strengths and pride of Vila Balke is its cuisine and patisserie. The chefs only use local and seasonal ingredients to create delicate dishes, spanning from more traditional to modern and creative recipes. The team of Villa Balke will be very pleased to help you put together a bespoke menu that perfectly reflects your taste and style. They can also prepare your wedding cake.

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All photos courtesy of Villa Balke

For the team of Villa Balke, nothing is more important than making sure your wedding day is simply perfect and that your dreams come true. She will make sure everything is taken care of with the greatest attention to detail, style and originality.

We are so pleased that the lovely team from Villa Balke are joining us at The Italian Destination Wedding Show!

Love,

The Stylish Events and Will Be Wedding & Events team.

To book and register click here

 

The Italian Destination Wedding Show presents Kate Nielen, wedding photographer

Hello everyone,

We are so excited to introduce you to another one of our wonderful exhibitors who you will meet at The Italian Destination Wedding Show on Sunday 26th October at The Sofitel.

An amazing wedding photographer – Kate Nielen.

Kate is a fine art wedding and portrait photographer based in London, working worldwide, collecting all things pretty. Kate is inspired by love, light and beauty of life. Her signature dreamy and luminous style is perfect to capture the memories which last beyond a lifetime.

If you are looking for someone who will tell your story, capturing a mixture of candid shots and gently styled images with an organic and editorial feel – this might well be your perfect match.

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All photographs courtesy of Kate Nielen

We are so excited for you to meet the lovely  Kate at The Italian Destination Wedding Show. See you on Sunday 26th October!

Love,

the Stylish Events and Will Be Wedding & Events team.

To book and register please click here

from head to…toes! Meet our Amazing Beauty Experts at The Italian Destination Wedding Show

Hello brides!

Today’s post is dedicated to you. We know how important it is to feel beautiful, confident, relaxed and most of all to feel like you, but the very best you, on your wedding day.

That’s why we have invited some of the best Italian suppliers in the beauty department to join us at the Italian Destination Wedding Show. You deserve it!

You will have the unique opportunity to meet them and have a personal consultation with them. They will listen to your dreams, advise you and transform you to be absolute best you can be, without making you feel like someone else!

The relationship you create with your wedding hairstylist, make up artist and nail technician is one of the most important ones, as they need to understand your desires and your style to enhance your beauty.

The first person we have the pleasure to introduce you to is Daniela Grava, hairstylist and owner of Il Pettine Hairstyling salon in Veneto. Daniela is always up to date with the latest trends in bridal hair and will help you to create a complete look, working together with your dress designer and florist and researching the hair accessories for your hairstyle. Her philosophy is to create a bespoke style so that your taste, beauty and personality shine on your wedding day.

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Taking great care of your make up is Marcela Bantea of MB Makeup in Veneto. Marcela has an impressive knowledge, skills, creativity and professionalism. After the “Bantea treatment”, you will feel like one of the supermodels she usually works with at fashion shows. In fact, Marcela works routinely with the best fashion houses as Just Cavalli, Replay and Erika Cavallini.

Marcela loves a working with sophisticated and modern brides, with make up to enhance your eyes or, if you prefer, be more focused on the lips, for a very glam effect. Her choices are always guided by the desire to mirror your personality and enhance your natural beauty. We suspect her stand is going to be quite crowded!

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And we cannot forget your nails! Many of the pictures of your wedding will have your hands as the main character, whether you are hand in hand with your new husband, cutting the cake, receiving the congratulations of your loved ones, holding your bouquet or showing off your wedding ring! Which means, your hands (and toes, of course) will need to be in tip-top shape. Angelique Franklin, renowned nail technician and owner of I Love Nails UK will be giving you a free manicure with a feature nail during the event, and you will be able to discuss with her the style of manicure you want for your wedding.

Angelique has worked with many different clients from pamper parties to Bridal Clients, Events and photo shoots. She even designed nails for fashion and bridal publications such as ‘Jute’ magazine and ‘Your London Wedding’ magazine! This year Angelique worked at London Fashion Week and is in great demand for her amazing work.

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So, please come and meet Daniela, Marcela and Angelique at The Italian Destination Wedding Show and take a moment to pamper yourself – you deserve it!

Love, the Stylish Events and Will Be Wedding & Events team.

To book and register please click here

What’s your choice? Doing your own bridal make-up or hiring a professional make-up artist?

Hello everyone!

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of being invited to a bridal makeup masterclass by Tori Harris at The Bingham Hotel, which I felt I needed a lot! So, I thought, it would be great idea to talk about bridal make up and share my experience with you.

Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day and, in most cases, would hire a professional to apply her make-up. Professionals will make sure you look stunning from every angle the camera captures and make your make-up last all day so you won’t have any reason to be stressed.

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Photographers courtesy of Tony Pick, Caroline Hancox and Matthew Bishop

However, some wedding budgets won’t stretch enough to afford a professional artist, perhaps, for all your bridesmaid’s. And some brides would simply prefer to apply their make-up themselves. In this case I would highly recommend you have an application lesson well before the wedding day.

You can attend the lesson on your own or ask all your bridesmaids to come and have fun creating hen party.

So, to cut a long story short, I wanted to tell you about my lovely day out with Tori Harris:

As soon as I stepped off the train in Richmond, the sunshine lightened the street and I knew it’s going to be an amazing day for all of us who decided to spend Sunday at the bridal make up lesson organised by Propose PR and Sweetpea PR.

Before our master class started, we had a light breakfast provided by The Bingham.

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While enjoying my fruit salad and drinking green tea I was chatting with the girls: Natasha Colyer and Zoe Liddiard from Seen in the City, Alexandra Merri from Bijous Bride, Sara at Darling Lovely Life blog, Grace from Chartwell Magazine, Patricia from ELLE Magazine, Louise Beukes from Bloved and Yasmine from 5 Star Weddings.

Once everyone arrived and got to know each other, we relocated downstairs to a beautiful room, which was filled with fragrance. There were lovely small arrangements full of pink David Austin roses, soft pink and pastel roses, sweet peas and amazing green hydrangeas. The David Austin roses reminded me about my very special bride whose wedding was organised by Stylish Events this summer.

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The beauty masterclass set up was spotless. Each of us got a mirror and useful information sheet. Then Tori (make-up artist and our teacher) asked us to remove our make-up to prepare our faces for application but I thought I would need to introduce myself to every one again as I felt naked with no make-up on…

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Then Tori explained step by step how to apply make-up. The session lasted four hours. Tori was extremely inspirational and totally dedicated at her job. All of us girls had a wonderful experience. Tori is an exceptional make-up artist who also pays much attention to detail from the shapes of our faces to our skin tones.

bridal make-up lessonOn the day we were treated with a Wedding Tapas Taster Lunch which I really loved, thank you The Bingham for the vegetarian options for me.

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After an amazing lunch, we were escorted to the bridal suite which was really nice with grand views of the estate.

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We also were treated to a little photo shoot on the terrace of The Bingham by the lovely photographer Gary Nunn

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In short my day was exceptional and I want to give a special thanks to Tori Harris, make-up and hair artist, Nicola at Propose PR, Gabi at SweetpeaPR, the team at The Bingham Hotel and Nicolas de Chiara, Relationship Manager of The Bingham.

Thank you for reading our blog,

Marina,

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Win a pair of designer shoes by attending The Italian Destination Wedding show

“A girl can never have too many shoes”. This is an expression I have always heard. However, it does ring true. When it comes to your special day you want the right pair of wedding shoes for you. They must be elegant, stylish, and not only compliment your wedding dress but enhance its over all look.

Loriblu wedding shoes answer all of these requirements and much, much more. Loriblu describes their brides as stunning, having a fairy-tale style and radiating elegance. The intricate detail in their shoes will have any bride literally head over heels in just one look. These delicate creations feature an array of precious materials such as satin and suede as well as prized lace effect laser processing. Not to mention these shoes are stunning and embellished with Swarovski elements to look as though you have the night sky on your feet.

I think what makes these shoes so special is the cutting edge design and minute attention to detail which is a hallmark of this collection. A pervasive theme of seduction, elegance and exclusivity allies with Italian high craftsmanship, guaranteeing a constant search for quality.

The company has just celebrated 40 years in the business. Recently they have opened a boutique in London on the famous Bond Street.

During our Italian Destination Wedding show, on Sunday the 26th October 2014, we will be giving away two pairs of these amazing shoes to two lucky people (valued at €800 each). So, if you want a chance to win the perfect footwear for your wedding day, make sure to get your tickets today and come along to The Italian Destination Wedding Show!

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Loriblu was founded by Graziano Cuccù in 1974. Today it is lead by the designer and his wife Annarita Pilotti. She is one of the most shining examples of fashion Made in Italy manufacturing all over the world.

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We are so delighted that the team from Loriblu will be presenting their stunning shoes at The Italian Destination Wedding Show. Not only will you be able to see their gorgeous wedding collection, but you can have a private consultation with their experts. To see more of the exquisite Loriblu range please click here.

Tempted? We hope to see you there!

This blog post was written by Alex Kais

The Italian Destination Wedding Show presents Hotel Villa Luppis

Hello everyone,

Today we are introducing you to another amazing venue you will meet at The Italian Destination Wedding Show. The aim of our show is to present the best that Italy can offer to UK couples thinking about this beautiful country for their wedding and we are so pleased with the lovely venues that will be there on the day.

When we speak about Italy, I’m sure many of you know about Tuscany as a stunning wedding or holiday destination. Today, however,  is all about a part of Italy you might be less familiar with, but has much to envy with many of other regions of Italy.

Let us introduce you to Hotel Villa Luppis, a little gem in the North East of the country, so strategically positioned that you will be close to many historical and art rich cities, the breathtaking Dolomites, Venice, one of the best Italian wine regions and the stunning Italian coast line.

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If you are an art, history or architecture aficionado, love hiking, climbing, nature, soaking in the sun on the beach or visiting castles and villas…this is the place for your wedding.

Anna, one of our current interns, is originally from this part of Italy and deeply misses it every day. What she misses most is the beautiful light and sceneries (which have inspired so many great painters and artists) and the atmosphere of this part of Italy, which is quite different from what the Italian stereotype can be.

Sounds interesting…? Read on!

Hotel Villa Luppis is not only a very romantic 4 star Hotel, it is a green oasis. The stunning Villa is, in fact, surrounded by a 5 hectares parkland.

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Villa Luppis was acquired by the Chiozza-Luppis family at the beginning of 1800, but the history of the estate goes way back to the beginning of the XI century. The building was originally an old monastery built by the Camaldolite monks, which underwent complete rebuilding in 1500 and major restoration in 1800, when the Chiozza-Luppis family turned it into a superbly elegant country house, used by the family ancestors as a place where to carry out the public relations for their industrial and diplomatic activities.

Today, the Villa still recalls past times’ splendour and atmosphere. With an accurate renovation aiming at maintaining everything unaltered, it has been turned it into a 39-bedroom 4 star hotel with period furnishing. Every detail here tells you a story, and Villa Luppis offers hospitality typical of first-class hotels while priding itself of a warm and friendly approach.

You will be welcomed by colourful and sweet smelling orange flowers while walking under the antique “Portico” leading up to the Villa entrance. In Italy, orange flowers are a symbol of nuptials, from the tradition of brides to wear them in their hair and of the groom to present his bride-to-be with a bouquet of orange flowers on the morning of the wedding.

From the Portico your eyes will span from the park surrounding the Villa on one side, to the terrace on the other side, which brings to the Hotel main hall, decorated with seventeenth century furniture and adorned with a sixteenth century altar piece, a painting of San Gregorio Magno.

The Hotel Villa Luppis’ main restaurant, Carpe Luppis, is always ready to cater for your needs. The dishes, inspired by the tradition of the region and rigorously prepared with local produce, are aesthetically stunning. Villa Luppis’ head Chef strives to present his guests with striking and innovative flavours.

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For a more relaxed and young atmosphere, why not head instead to the smaller restaurant of the Estate, Lupus in Tabula, great for any occasion.

Before, after and during your wedding reception you are welcome to Villa Luppis piano bar, were the expert and creative barman mixes, shakes and stirs new exciting cocktails and any drink you might like. And remember, one of the best wine regions in Italy, is just around the corner from Villa Luppis!

The piano bar is also the perfect setting for your romantic first dance and for showing off your moves with your friends later in the evening.

But let’s take you on a tour around the estate: surrounding the beautiful Villa is an amazing park, which includes a rose garden you can also admire from one of the suites, a tennis court (on top of the Villa’s gym facilities) and of course…a swimming pool. You can even rent a bike to have a relaxing stroll in the park!

At Villa Luppis there is the possibility to enjoy drinks and a dinner in the park, so if you are thinking about having your reception outdoors, why not have it with a backdrop of trees which are centuries old?

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If you are short of ideas on how to entertain your guests during their stay, Villa Luppis offers a “cooking school program”, divided into 3 day or 4-5 days long cooking classes. If you do not feel up for the task, don’t worry, they also have a one day wine tasting class, during which you will be introduced to the world of Italian wines. And, of course, you will taste several wines on your wedding day, in combination with local regional produce, to accompany your drinks reception, during dinner, dessert and at your after party.

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If you are thinking about a destination wedding extending for more than one or two days, Villa Luppis will also be a perfect base to explore the surrounding cities and regions. Whether you are an art lover, into hiking and biking or just wish to relax on the seaside, there is something for every taste and the Hotel staff will be happy to assist you with organising excursions.

We are sure you’ll love this venue as much as we love it.

We are looking forward to introducing you to the great team from Hotel Villa Luppis at The Italian Destination Wedding Show!

Love,

The Stylish Events and Will Be Wedding & Events team.

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