Kerry and Arwyn
Civil Wedding in Cortina d’Ampezzo
"The flowers were perfect, I can't believe that they were able to produce exactly what I wanted just from the small description I gave you!"
Heather and Doug
Wedding in Capri
What style wedding are you planning? Is it an over the top event in a Tuscan castle or will it be an intimate elopement ceremony on the Amalfi Coast? Your choice of flowers will depend on the style of wedding you envision and final location.
Time of Year
One of the first issues to consider is the time of year and how hot it will be on your wedding day. If you choose to marry in Italy during the Springtime any type of flower will retain its freshness easily but if your wedding abroad is in July or August, some flowers such as tulips may be too fragile to withstand the event. Ask your wedding planner for advice on selecting a bouquet that will last for your entire event!
The color scheme of your ceremony and reception including bridesmaids dresses will also be a key criteria in selecting the right bouquets, table centerpieces and ceremony arrangements. A rustic wedding in the Tuscan wine country will certainly require a different floral look compared to a luxurious Venice wedding ceremony in an ancient Palazzo.
Kathleen & Michael
Married in Florence
The most popular shape for a wedding bouquet is still a round shape in varying sizes ranging from a petite nosegay to a luxurious selection of roses. The nosegay originated during the Victorian area and today is enjoying a comeback.
Catherine & Phil
Civil Wedding at Caracalla Wedding Hall, Rome
The flowers are arranged as in a waterfall and the length of the bouquet can vary considerably. When particularly long it is often combined with ivy. The cascading bouquet is a very dramatic look and particularly suited for brides who are planning an elaborate Italian wedding event. This shape is advised for taller brides.
Inverted Teardrop Cascade
Another spectacular form which can vary in size and is particularly beautiful when made out of a combination of flowers.
Tulips come in a selection of riotous colours and are a bright addition to any wedding bouquet. Exotic Parrot tulips with their exquisite lacy tips are among the most colourful variety of all. In general, the tulip is a thirsty flower and tends to have a short life span if exposed to high temperatures. Not advised for July and August weddings.
The lily, particularly the Calla lily, is a favorite flower of Italian brides, a symbol of purity and elegance and can be a single lily flower or arranged in a longer bouquet form.
Other popular flowers for wedding bouquets: orchids, carnations, peony's, Stargazer Lilly.
Ceremony and Reception Arrangements
Distinctive Italy Weddings works only with the finest floral artists. Italians are steeped in beauty and art and our florists will create stunning and imaginative designs for your wedding ceremony and reception inclusive of candles and special effects. For a Castle, Villa or Palace wedding we will match the appropriate table linens and accessories with your arrangements to create a one of a kind ambiance. Tell us your dream and we will make it happen!