09 July 2010
Posted in WEDDING IDEAS
If one of your reasons for choosing to get married in Italy is your love of the vivid colours, warm atmosphere, sights, sounds and smells of the Mediterranean then a wedding based around this theme is likely to be just the kind of thing you are looking for in the wedding of your dreams.
A Mediterranean wedding will likely take place in an incredible venue by the sea, overlooking the beach or right on the sea. Just imagine a moving symbolic ceremony in the glimmering light of the blue grotto of Capri, a relaxed wedding reception on the white sands of Apulia, or a breathtaking wedding day on a terrace overlooking the dramatic rocky coastline of Ischia.
The colour palette and the decoration
The colours used in this theme will be bright, bold and contrasting. Crisp white and vivid sea blue make for an elegant, fresh look perfect for a wedding on the sea, whether the reception take place on incredible sea view terraces or right on the beach itself. This colour scheme also looks incredible when punctuated by splashes of yellow, such as sunflower bouquets and centrepieces.
Further decoration can be added with flowing fabrics in blue and white, blowing gently in the sea breeze, sea-based centrepieces using shells, starfish, sand and delicate netting as well as shimmering candles encased in blue and white glass, creating light and a truly magical atmosphere as the sun begins to go down.
The food for your wedding day
Food will be easy to match to this theme in Italy, with plenty of fresh fish, roasted vegetables, olive oil, bread and wine. Pasta dishes, cold meats, assorted cheeses, fresh fruit, Italian ice-cream and delicious deserts all combine to make an attractive and mouth-wateringly delicious spread, ensuring the scents and flavours of the Mediterranean envelop the entire event.
The wedding favours
Favours and placecards can be combined by personalising miniature bottles of wine, limoncello liqueur or olive oil and laying them out to help guests find their way to the tables and to take home as a reminder of your special day. You could also look at using natural sponges, seashells or little jars of aromatic sea salt.
If you can imagine this theme at your wedding, then you will absolutely love our venues on the sea. From 5 star masserias in Apulia, to quaint villas on the Sorrento Coast and chic restaurants in Capri, there is a great deal to chose from. So why not browse through them and see if there is something you might like?
Wedding venues you may like:
- Orsa Maggiore
- Cefalicchio Country House
- Villa Angelina
- Borgo Egnazia
- Masseria Torre Coccaro
- Regina Isabella
- Palazzo Belmonte