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A few more days in the countryside before fly away again, being an housewife full time, still baking a lot and…being obsessed with my new iPhone!

24 Oct

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Hello readers

If I could just speak with hash tags this post will be called #annainherwonderland #hasdiscovered #newhorizons ….yes I finally stepped into the future…I gave up my Blackberry for the new iPhone 5s and I absolutely love it!!!

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My poor husband is quite traditional and not as open as me to change phones, to use tablets and general technology speaking… after a few looks at the iPhone and after a few touches of the screen said: It’s like a mini iPad!

My reply was a bit like “which came first, the chicken or the egg?”

The iPhone clearly! 🙂

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Anyway, apart play all day with my iThings (still a definition from my husband) I am working on another wedding in Tuscany, which makes me really excited, we are changing a few bits around at home and I am intrigued by interior design, furniture shops and so on…I keep busy with the dog, as usual, and my food and baking obsession hasn’t stopped…luckily I am still firm on my 50 kilos! I am trying to enjoy the time here as much as I can, until the next trip planned in a few weeks, which I can’t wait for! Ten days in Miami with our good friends, it’s going to be good!

Plus I have so many things to look forward to

  • Miami trip
  • My best friend is coming to visit
  • 10 days in Italy for Christmas

I love the Christmas season, I am already thinking which decorations to go for the tree, I have already made a list of presents for family and friends, and I must be honest, I have already the Christmas cards sorted…call me super organized…or say that I haven’t got a damn to do all day, your choice!!!

xxx

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For once it’s not all about me: my first wedding planning job! Congratulations to my bride and groom Charlotte and Guy on their wedding day!

3 Jul

Italian wedding in wonderland I am so proud to have organized the wedding of Charlotte and Guy, a lovely couple who contacted me back in November last year. We have been working closely together in the past 8 months with daily emails ad phone calls; I am so pleased to have had Charlotte and Guy as my first clients on my new venture Italian Wedding in Wonderland, I couldn’t have had better clients.

For their wedding venue they have chosen Villa del Lupo, a gorgeous Villa in the heart of Tuscany, in the middle of the Pisa province, really close to Pisa Airport. The bride and the groom spent some days there two years ago in holiday and they fell in love for it and they decided they big day was going to be there.

The owners of the Villa, Paolo and Elisa, have been very friendly, very kind and available at any time of the day to reply to questions about details and I am really pleased to have worked with them.

The catering has been provided by Barbara and her company Infinity Ricevimenti based in Florence, another lovely person to work with, very switched on and ready to accommodate every single detail requested. (I must admit as a foodie I loved spending my time translating wedding menus for my client…and Barbara gave me some really good menus!)

For the music entertainment I have worked with the company Affetti Sonori and I must say, I am really pleased to have chosen Federico Bianca, very professional, very friendly and his DJ set will go down a storm tonight, making the bride, groom and guests to dance all night…or at least until midnight.

The photographer who worked closely with Charlotte and Guy is the Italian photographer Domenico Costabile based in Siena, he is very professional and he has been working with Italian clients and clients worldwide, his English is perfect so the bride and groom dealt straight with him and I look forward to see all the amazing pictures of the big day.

A big thank you for the flowers arrangement made by Michela Grassotti flower designer, the colours chosen by us are enhancing the beauty of the Villa even more, so I am really pleased with the results.

A big thanks to the Ufficio di stato civile at San Giuliano Terme town hall, thanks to have been so understanding and thanks for all your help with the wedding procedure.

I must mentioned the Una Hotel Versilia located in Lido di Camaiore that welcomed the groom and the best man the day before the wedding, where the groom enjoyed his last dinner with a group of friends in the roof terrace restaurant

Transfer service has been done by the company Rental Driver owned by Fabrizio del Chicca, the company is based in Tuscany, Rental Driver took care of the British guests the night before the wedding.

I am sure I have forgotten someone and if I did please forgive me, I am so pleased about how this wedding worked out, I am so pleased to have met and I am now in contact with so many nice people, all so helpful and friendly, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience…I am so happy today and I am proud of my first proper wedding!!!

italian wedding in wonderland by anna

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Wedding planning or not wedding planning? This is the dilemma! Busy working and taking care of my pooch…and try to get everything sorted!

23 Mar

Dear readers

As usual I can keep the blog updated very well and I apologize for my delay on posting, I have been busy recently with Coco, sweet and naughty puppy dog, I have been busy writing articles for a new project I am working on…and I am so excited about!!!! I can’t tell much right now but Anna in her wonderland is going to become a sort of …. The sex and the city column written by Carrie Bradshaw!

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Keep reading my blog and you will discover more soon…

Anyway I was saying that I have been busy recently with my dear client to organize her perfect dream wedding in Tuscany for the summer, I have seen so many flowers, dresses, table settings, food menus, catering companies…that I feel like I am getting married myself again…which will be nice as well!

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I discovered a cool American based website for biodegradable tableware called Restaurant Ware (http://www.restaurantware.com/) , my client and I for the Tuscany summer  wedding we are thinking about their porcelain collection to keep the wedding low key and cool….but I cannot wait to throw a party at our Miami house with friends with some of the Restaurant Ware products…I wouldn’t worry anymore about broken champagne glasses!

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Talking about Miami…only 3 weeks to go for the next trip…anticipated by an Italian Easter trip for next week!

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I am sorry I completely forgot….hello from Coco!

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xxx

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