Getting legally married in Italy can be a bit of an Odyssey. What may seem obvious in your country isn't so in Italy. The most obvious answer is to choose a lovely city hall, follow directions, and set a date. You will have to pay a fee to the municipality that is normally around €400. Some more famous city halls, such as Florence's Palazzo Vecchio can cost thousands of euro for a ceremony lasting about 15 minutes---but come on, it's Palazzo Vecchio.
Another option is to legally marry directly at the venue of your choice---there is a catch. Not all venues are authorised for legally binding ceremonies. The ceremony is still performed by an official from the municipality in which the venue is geographically located and the venue has to be registered to do so. Make sure you check with your wedding planner or with the venue directly to guarantee this type of ceremony is possible which will help avoid disappointment later on. You will have to pay an extra fee to the venue, similar to that of the municipality in order to legally marry at your chosen venue.
Same-sex unions have been legal since 2016 in Italy and the procedure is the same as above.
I admit I am not a baker---but I sure had a lot of fun styling, and photographing...and not to mention sampling the icing :D Enjoy our vanilla and buttercream naked cake!
I love artichokes---they are beautiful to look at and yummy to eat! This blog post is inspired by all the times I passed by my local market and saw heaps of delicious artichokes! Enjoy!
One of my husband and I's favourite pastimes is to drive through the countryside at the weekend! I guess you could call us Sunday Drivers. I always find it a delight to see the family 'orti' or vegetable gardens nestled between the acres and acres of vineyards. We sometimes pop into a local trattoria and enjoy some yummy treats from those same gardens I had admired earlier. Leafy and green is in this year and we thought ...what better way than with leafy greens, while also honouring local Tuscan spirit and tradition. Our centre piece has been made use organic vegetables bought fresh from the market this morning---and are all fruits of the season! Enjoy our centrepiece created from the Tuscan orto!
Italian appetisers are not only beautiful to look at but tasty to eat! Let your eyes feast on one of our delicious Appetisers for your special day!
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