Orange & Chocolate: warm wedding colors

Will your Wedding Day take place in autumn?

Lots of colors can be suitable; this post is focused on two warm autumnal colors: brown chocolate and orange.

You’ll have orange gerebera daisies everywhere, a bouquet like a beautiful orange pomander and beautiful orange roses petals to be spread!

You can tie some little orange balloons to your wedding car.

For your Wedding Party, you can alternate brown and orange runners and put a bowl of orange gerebera daisies, in the center of each table.

A surprise for your guests: orange confettis and candied orange zests!! Truly delicious. scorze arancia

The right wedding cake could be a double chocolate cake with orange jam.

Don’t forget your Tableau! Choose some brown and orange materials (felt, cardboard,textile fabric) to plan it and then choose the names of your tables: some recipes based on chocolate or orange: brownies, chocolate salami, chocolate muffins, chocolate buiscuits, crépes filled with chocolate, mousse au chocolat, sachertorte, risotto with shrimps and red oranges, chicken with orange sauce, cold salad of oranges and fennels, duck à l’orange, orange and ginger soup of muscles, fish with orange sauce, candied orange zests covered with chocolate, orange tarte, orange mousse with chocolate chips, orange sorbet, cream puffes filled with orange cream, orange cheesecake, orange punch and so on.
And what about showing the recipe on each table?
And above all, what about entertaining all your guest with a little cooking challenge of one of the above mentioned recipes? The restaurant has to be equiped properly for this kind of activity, it will be amazing!
The gift for yuor guests? Orange jam (the label has to be customized with your names and the date of your Big Day), or a chocolate praline kit.

But it doesn’t end here…



Ceremony details in September

For a Wedding in September, as I suggested with the previous post, you could choose between two pairs of colors: Green & Cream or Bordeaux & Ivory.

Let’s start with the Green & Cream version.

The Bride can wear a total green dress, or a white (or white-cream) dress with green garnish, and a white/green bouquet made of beautiful freesias (lovely!):

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The Groom can wear a dark outfit with a green shirt or a white shirt and a silk green tie, a little green pocket-handkerchief and he could add green cufflinks:



You might add white-cream bows and green and white balloons to your White-Cream Wedding Car. white cream bow





Those who prefer a Bordeaux & Ivory version should consider how dark bordeaux is and never overdo with it. White dress with bordeaux embroidery and a bouquet with bordeaux roses for the Bride; bordeaux tie for the Groom.

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 This is only the first ideas for your Wedding Day!

Claudine 🙂

Weddings in September

Dear All,

Welcome to the first post about handy suggestions for your Wedding Day… in September 2015!  There’s still 1 year to organize everything!

Above all, the proper location for your Wedding Party is a Wine Farm on grape harvest time.

What about colors? Two options: Green & Cream or Bordeaux & Ivory colored.

Wine tasting under Sommelliers’s guidance will clearly drive the wedding reception, but you might pay close attention to those who don’t drink spirits: you might consider soft drinks too.

Choose then your colors in order to adorn the tables and chairs. Your centerpieces will be a fish bowl filled with corks.
lampadina Fill glass vases with green or bordeaux sugared almonds (delicious Italian “confetti”!!) They will look like berries of grape! 🙂

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A simple tableau de mariage can be barrel-shaped using cardboard and spray paint. Pin green or bordeaux tags with the names of your tables, using wine names: Champagne or New Wine for the Newlyweds. Then Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon, Riesling, Rioja, Pinot, Merlot, Cabernet, Cirò, Lagrein, Sauternes, Chardonnay, Syrah, Moscato, Malvasia, etc etc.

A bottle of red or white wine could be the proper party favor of this Wedding theme. A bottle opener is an alternative.

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See you again for Green & Cream or Bordeaux & Ivory suggestions about Ceremony 🙂

Bye Bye


Weddings & Weddings

Dear All,

every Country has its own customs and traditions… nothing could be more true than this, talking about Weddings!

On Italy for example we don’t have Bridesmaids. Italy can be considered the Home of Confetti ‘s tradition but it is not spread all over the world…

So this blog of mine doesn’ t want to enter into the merits of cultural habits and/or faith, but it suggests creative ideas to organize a memorable Wedding Day for you – Brides and Grooms to be – focusing on Wedding Dresses, Wedding invitations, Wedding Day’s themes, colours and Honey Moon!!

Let’s start with Preparations! See you soon.