Our Gourmet Selection in Florence: Pane & Olio

In order to spotlight our favorite places all over Italy which we truly adore, we created this section as a celebration of innovative new cuisine in the city. Si mangia?!   Our first stop in this gourmet mouthwatering world is Pane e Olio in Florence. Discovering unbeaten paths in Florence is never an easy task. Especially when it comes to food. But here we are to share with you a place we went with a beloved bride-to-be from Brasil, to get her foodie cuddles before locking her (and her bridesmaids) out in a luxury spa for an exclusive and regenerating pre-nuptial retreat.  Pane_e_Olio_Firenze_4___Wedding_Date_in_Italy Pane_e_Olio_Firenze_8___Wedding_Date_in_Italy

Bringing our Brasilian Bride-To-Be to a Secret Gourmet Place in Florence

Located just a stone thrown from the very center of Florence by the charming banks of the Mugnone’s river and of “Ponte Rosso”, Pane & Olio turns an old-fashioned historical Florentine restaurant into a newly renovated Bistrot. Its 16-seats policy provides an intimate and exclusive experience, where the cozy atmosphere will set the perfect framework for a unique and satisfying wine and food experience. Here, everything follows the seasonality of the products, and there is a love for handmade products such as pasta you have always dreamed about. During the lovely spring in Florence, we will be delighted to book for you a table in the romantic dehors, lit by candlelight for an unforgettable dinner. Pane_e_Olio_Firenze_7___Wedding_Date_in_Italy Pane_e_Olio_Firenze_11___Wedding_Date_in_Italy

Who is behind the project of Pane e Olio

An authentic foodie experience in that heavenly place called Florence. Here, you may have the privilege of observing your meal prepared by two young people symbols of the Florentine nouvelle vague cuisine: Gianluca Gafforio and Aldo Ventre. These two young Italian entrepreneurs and chefs have been dedicating their  “body and soul” in this project, sharing the Italian art of conviviality through a kind and attentive service. Pane & Olio is a place where the tradition of wines and food hospitality has been a value since 1988. Pane_e_Olio_Firenze_3___Wedding_Date_in_Italy Pane_e_Olio_Firenze_4___Wedding_Date_in_Italy

What to Eat at Pane & Olio in Florence

Unexpected, captivating and tasty: Pane & Olio's offer won't disappoint you at all. Every single dish is prepared with great dedication and passion, choosing only the best ingredients following seasonalities and freshness. The wine list is very curated (with a predisposition towards Champagne and bio wine) and constantly updated by Gianluca, also a Sommelier. Every bottle of wine will give you an unexpected emotion at every sip, allowing you developing deeper sensations while time goes by. Pane_e_Olio_Firenze_6___Wedding_Date_in_Italy

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The tip

Never ask just wine!

Address

Pane e Olio s.a.s. via Faentina, 2 – 50133 Firenze Zona Ponte Rosso info@paneeolio.it T +39 055 488381  

A Charming Wedding in the Italian Riviera

When Love Strikes, It Knows No Border

This is the story about a special couple, who met in Geneva, fell in love in the luscious Swiss countryside, and got married by the Mediterranean Sea. She is Italian, he is Swedish, and they decided to celebrate the most important day of their lives in a place with a special meaning to her: Villa Ormond in Sanremo. But what we found extremely fascinating about this project, was all the path leading to this day.
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The Bride's smile always makes us happy @Joyphotographers

A path made out of the organization and extreme attention to details. The bride-to-be was determined to give the best Italian hospitality experience to both her international and close Italian guests. For this reason in the previous months, she wanted us to show them all the best venues and perches of Italian culture as well first in her second hometown: Turin.
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Piazza Carignano: The Perfect Place for an Exclusive Apero @Joyphotographers

 

The Bride's Exclusive Pre-Wedding Events in Turin: A Twist of Royalty

With its elegant tastes, historic cafes and its tree-lined boulevards, Turin is the perfect venue where to host unforgettable events, also with different flairs. So, when it came to designing the perfect events for the bride-to-be, we had the most intriguing of the ideas: showing what the best Turin has to offer. An aristocratic and unforgettable dinner in an exclusive Count Cavour-founded gentlemen’s club,  and unique aperos in two of the most charming squares: Piazza della Consolata and Piazza Carignano, offering a curated selection of the best Piedmontese wines and food delicacies were set out to rock.
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Cristina Artana – Wedding Date In Italy's Founder – with the bride @Joyphotographers

 

The Day Before the Wedding Day in Sanremo: The Bridal Room at the Hotel Miramare, And The Apero Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea

The day before the wedding is always delicate: the wedding couple and their guests are arriving, ready to celebrate properly. While we accommodated the latter in carefully selected hotels, where the shuttle service was assured by a punctual logistic plan, we welcomed the former into a spacious, luxurious bridal room in the prestigious Hotel Miramare, Sanremo, Liguria. Talking about the bridal room is talking about something we really care about. Choosing the perfect one is very delicate, as it will be the bride’s second home in Italy. Here, the most important moments of her life are filled with all kinds of emotions and desires, expectations and love. That is the reason why we made it as much welcoming as possible, filled with fresh fruits, champagne and all the treats she requested.
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Bridal Room details ©Joyphotographers

Besides, we made her a special surprise gift: a precious corsage made of David Austin cut roses called Patience, we made arrive straight from South Africa. In the same venue, we choose to host an apero by the pool overlooking the sea, under a romantic starry sky. Here, uniformed waiters served a selected finger food menu with a carefully paired wine tasting. With a surprise here as well: the pasta della mezzanotte was offered with the unique goal of delighting our international guests.
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Hotel Miramare in Sanremo, Liguria

 

Meet our Professional Wedding Purveyors in Liguria

In the meantime, the venue is being prepared, the scenographer and the flowers designer start to do their magic, the catering is arriving and the special lights technicians test their unique light designs.  As we have been knowing each one of these handpicked contractors for a long time, believe us when we say that, despite the natural pressure a wedding planner is under the day before the wedding, meeting again made us all very happy and motivated to reach the goal of making the event perfect.
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Luxury Wedding Backstage: Guido Toschi with Cristina Artana

Take as an example the scenographer. More than a designer, Guido Toschi is a true artist. Involved in the organization of the most exclusive weddings worldwide, Guido is an eclectic man who prides himself to design unique marquees for the exteriors. Also, the floral designer, Giulia from Opificio Floreale, gave a natural yet elegant touch to the ensemble, striving to find the best balance between being organic and harmonious. For the catering, we choose Roland’s Florence: a solid long-lasting partnership we tied with since the destination weddings we organized in Florence. With him, not only we share years of common projects, but also the same view about the highest quality of Italian food and beverage. Last but not least, the Kaleydo light designers: also from Florence, they have long expertise in dressing venues with jaw-dropping lights. The night before the wedding is sweet. The summer is ended, but not the pleasant weather.
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Luxury Wedding Catering by Roland's Florence and Floral Design by Opificio Floreale

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Our Marquee Wedding in Villa Ormond ©Joyphotographers

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Our Sweet Wedding Nursery Setting © Joyohotographers

 

The Wedding Day in Villa Ormond, Sanremo

On September 22nd, everywhere is buzzing. The bride and her beloved guests are been treated like royals. A special beauty room is set up with the best hairdressers and the makeup artists while we are finalizing all the details. We are also ready to deliver the bride a special treat: a unique bouquet. Not an average one: a precious rigid structure where pressed hand-painted hydrangea petals are assembled to compose a stunning wedding accessory. Designed expressly by us, realized by an incredible artisan, loved by our bride.
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An Exclusively Bespoke Wedding Accessory: The Wedding Bouquet Floral Fan ©Joyphotographers

Before the civil ceremony starts, we helped in setting up the special nursery room, where the little guests were welcomed by professional nannies, while we took care of the necessary logistics. Wedding_Nurseries_Ideas_from_Wedding_Date_in_Italy-min The ceremony then takes place smoothly and, we may add, heartwarmingly. Looking the unspeakable happiness in the eyes of this couple and of their guests, surrounded by the elegant setting of this scenographic villa, is priceless.
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The Newlywed couple's first kiss ©Joyohotographers

The cut of the wedding cake, a unique and tasty fruit cakes – perfect for the summer weather –, was really touching. This, also thanks to a well-designed floral contour and light design.
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The cut of the wedding cake in Villa Ormond, Sanremo © Joyphotographers

Ending up with a night-late disco, with the newlywed couple's first dance with the chosen music and the DJs set, was super!
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The newlywed couple's first dance in Sanremo © Joyphotographers

                We are very grateful for the job done and we thank warmly our purveyors. We are also proud of having made this couple’s most important day so special. Cristina and Ela
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A Charming Wedding in the Italian Riviera by Wedding Date in Italy

 

L’Etat Libre d’Orange | Fragrance Day 2019

Everything You Need To Know on How To Choose Your Wedding Fragrance

“What perfume should I wear on my wedding day?” asked us a bride a few days before her destination wedding in Liguria. Of course, the amazing floral decorations and the pine maritime smell wouldn’t have been enough. This question is very common amongst our bride-to-be: the perfume plays an important role as the flowers do. Choosing one fragrance especially will help her remember this important day, like a wedding Proustian madeleine! The important is to choose something exuding the emotions of love and romance. But taking at the same time into consideration something to lower stress levels would be wise as well. A kind of expertise we are truly fond of because it shows the perfect attention to details.

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Top Tips For Choosing Your Wedding Fragrance

As today is the Perfume Day, we wanted to share with you some tips, especially for your special day:
  1. Be aware of the perfume glossary: perfume differs from Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette, Eau de Cologne and Body Splash. Read this sequence from the most potent to the lighter scent.
  2. Choose a new scent looking back at your previous ones you’ve enjoyed wearing and see what ingredients they have in common, as if you pick something with similar notes then it’s almost guaranteed to be a winner. Be careful not to spray too many!
  3. Try new scents in advance: to experience the chemistry of the fragrances on the skin.
  4. It should be the perfect fit with the bride’s personal style and the ceremony.
  5. We recommend delicate scents according to the season: more sultry during fall/winter, more delicate, floral, fruity to stay light and refreshed for spring and summer.
  6. Don’t forget your groom.

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Our First Selection For Your Wedding Perfume: L’Etat Libre D’Orange

We are so in love with the matching of surprisingly olfactory compositions with our bride-to-be’s essence, her wedding theme and season. It’s a challenge that requires no limits in terms of creativity and expertise. And choosing the right brand is not an easy task. Beyond taste, we love brands with an interesting history behind, like L’Etat Libre d’Orange. We discovered it during our endless wanderings in la Ville Lumiére, during a Paris Fashion Week of a few years ago. Pretty close to l’Hotel de Ville and the Marais chic neighborhood, 69, rue des Archives is the perfect place where to find some emancipated juices from traditional restrictions. Perfect, scandalous, delicious fragrances presented in a simple (yet instagrammable) bottles with a three-colored rosette logo on top, as a symbol of freedom. Here, unity, beauty, and conflict are the backbones of a place creating perfumes for life, and love, for making love. Perfect for a bride-to-be! Any questions? Write to us to info@weddingdateinitaly.com Perfume_Day_2019_Wedding_Date_In_Italy_Etat_Libre_d_Orange_2

Your Luxury Wedding Bedrooms & Suites in Italy

 

Why is the choice of the perfect Bridal Suite so important?

Far away from an average hotel room, the Bridal suite should be a place of pure indulgence, where you can laugh, drink, play with your bridesmaids but also dream and cry. For you, our dear Bride-to-be, the choice of the bedroom for the night before and after the wedding is crucial because the Bridal room will be at the same time: Your headquarter, Your refuge, Your wardrobe en plein air to change your carefully selected outfits, A sophisticated place you will long to return to, for all the beautiful memories it is going to encapsulate. Luxury_Bridal_Room_Inspiration___Wedding_Date_in_Italy-min

Our Exclusive Selection for Your Stay in Italy

But, most of all, the Bridal Room will be your second home in Italy. Whether you will choose amongst our collection of luxury resorts and villas, boutique hotels, medieval castles, private and exclusive mansions, we are going to help you planning also this part of your stay in our wonderful Italy in every single detail.
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Discover our exclusive luxury selection for Florence

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Discover our exclusive luxury selection with a view for Florence

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Discover our exclusive luxury selection for the Costiera Amalfitana

Essentials and Luxurious Treats We Can provide for your Bridal Suite

According to our experience, you will have so many needs for your bridal suite: from the water and gourmet and healthy sneaks – possibly following the local food traditions – to fresh rare flowers delivered as a surprise on your wedding room’s footsteps. Like we did for Erik and Elisabetta’s Wedding. Or a chilled prosecco for an exclusive toast between the bride and her beloved bridesmaid, or the groom with his trusted best men, or after the wedding for a first, special toast with the newlywed couple. champagne for your wedding room-min 2 From things filled with romance to more practical ones – like hangers, flat ballerinas, extra chairs and of course, a steamer – we’ll get you covered. Besides, we of Wedding Date in Italy will provide a secret nest for a “boudoir” photo service, a delightful expression of sensuality and a revelation of what is deeply hidden in your inside. Or we can arrange an exclusive wedding brunch for just the two of you or with your beloved guests. Luxury Wedding Private Brunch Inspiration | Wedding Date in Italy a_Tea_in_The_Bridal_Room___Wedding_Date_in_Italy-min Discover more about the endless options we can arrange for your exclusive wedding in Italy and write us to info@weddingdateinitaly.com! Cristina and Ela