The color was a straightforward decision given my 50 shades of grey challenge. And the husband …well, of course he had been chosen beforehand!
All other decisions: the guest list, location, date, the menu, the wedding outfit, the rings, the decorations were taken pretty easily and rather quickly…all to have a minimalistic, no fuss but nice wedding…just like we were hoping for. June 1, 2013 was our big day.
And I made my wedding outfit…Giorgio Armani was too busy on such a short notice so I thought I might as well do it myself, right?
The rosettes were an unplanned add-on. My mom gave me the idea. I like how it turned out.
On your right is my wedding band…and on the left my 30th birthday present from my parents. Though it may come as a surprise, in Italy engagement rings are not very common nor is being engaged as such. Some people get an engagement ring early on in the relationship or never. It’s quite flexible. The more formal ‘engagement’ got lost in the 60s…those days people even arranged to go out for lunch so that both families could meet. People do propose in Italy and it can be more or less choreographed depending on the situation.
I was very proud of how the handbag turned out…the instructions really helped.
Wedding favors are normally a big thing in Italy…I went for the minimal route… got all my supplies online and made the little name cards to match the invitations. The tradition is to fill them with confetti, e.g. sugar-coated almond sweets…I went for sugar based candies typical of my childhood.
Food is a big thing at wedding in Italy…unless you try it once it’s very hard to imagine how big…ours wasn’t too large but what you see on the menu are different courses.
I guess you can’t say it unless you try it for yourself…but I was happy to find out that you can have a stress-less partly-homemade wedding and even get to eat the food at your own wedding…my love for food will never change!
I want to thank my mom, my husband, my sewing instructor and you, my lovely readers, for making this possible: you made this Mrs Grey – Sewing Princess Wedding possible.