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Feeling weak but on way to recovery, remembering the nice time we had to a friend’s wedding last week! And countdown to Miami again, only 13 days!

3 Sep

Hello readers

I haven’t been the best this weekend and I am on the way to recovery now luckily, I got a stomach bug that gave me nausea and painful stomach cramps…and it stopped me eating for 3 days, not like me at all! I have started again to feel a bit better today, and I look forward to cook again instead than eat one spoon of rice or mash potatoes, or porridge even! (just pleased to have lost some weight without have to worry about diet!)

Last week we attended a friend’s wedding in Surrey, where we had a great time, and I just want to share with you all some pictures. I start to feel the pressure…I can’t wait to fly again to Miami in 13 days…England is treating me well right now that I can’t complain at all, gorgeous weather, still warm temperatures…but still…my heart is not here!!

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xxx

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Family reunion in London town, an amazing friend’s wedding and the birthday of my gorgeous husband! Countdown to my birthday and to the Italian Riviera!

13 Aug

Hello dear readers

I had such a nice few days last week and over the weekend that for a moment I nearly forgot I have been back in the Kingdom for 8 days…scary thought! Last week my cousin that is more like a brother to me came to London for a few days so we had a chance to meet up and catch up and I finally had a chance to visit the Italian consulate in London to renew my passport…my husband can be happy now that my married surname is printed on!

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London during a sunny day is one of the most beautiful city ever, we walked miles everywhere…why the hell did I pay for the travel card I still don’t know!

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At the weekend  we had a friend’s wedding that I loved and enjoyed so much, see these amazing good friends getting married was emotional and exciting at the same time…I love weddings there is nothing else to say!!! Here you can see some snaps of the ceremony and party…love is in the air and I am so happy for them!!

Sunday was the day after the wedding and for someone the hangover kicked in…but it was my husband’s birthday as well, so more celebration went on…now I am counting the day till the 19th, my birthday!!! Next weekend we will celebrate with my parents in the Italian Riviera and I seriously can’t wait to go there!!

Have a great week you all!

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The style challenge, I have a wedding coming up and the Beach Polo to attend…#millagracestyleme might help me!

5 Jul

Hello dear readers

I received an email yesterday from Milla Grace boutique in the lanes in Brighton,they contacted me to give me the chance to participate to the #millagracestyleme competition and I couldn’t miss this opportunity!!

The aim is to create a look from the products featured on the Milla Grace site or in their store in Dukes Lane, Brighton; the winning blog will win their favorite piece from their look…

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Well I am working on now! I am going to attend the Beach Polo on Sandbanks next Saturday and I really don’t know what to wear, I am not normally a person that dress up in pretty summery dresses, I am more the type “skinny jeans, white shirt and leather jacket combo”, but let’s try to make an effort for this event. I have chosen the light blue colour for my possible outfit:

trim detail jacket in mint Almost Famous Drew dress in aqua Virginie Castaway Aldo shoes BuitoNail Varnish in GommeI am always cold, and the weather is rather unpredictable in England isn’t it? That’s why I added the Almost Famous Trim detail jacket in Mint colour, the drew dress  in Aqua is really pretty but elegant at the same time, and to keep the theme I love the light blue nail varnish to brighten up your mani-pedi! The shoes are from Aldo shoes, white, simple, with a heel that should support me on the sand and from 1pm to 1am!

I forgot to say that I am going to the Beach Polo to celebrate the combined stag/hen do of a lovely couple of friends of mine, and of course my next big event to attend is their wedding in Southampton, where I need another outfit for!

I know one of the first rules of a wedding is…only the bride can wear white, right? Ok I understand, but as you all know me I love breaking rules and make up my own ones, so can I wear this outfit please?

trim detail jacket in jellow Almost Famous Irregular hem dress in white Almost Famous

Christian Louboutin yellow peep-toe pumps Nail Varnish in Message in a Bottle

I love that white dress…and what better than a yellow jacket and yellow heels to make it “less white” but still bright and funny? With a touch of colour with that nail varnish to make the outfit more sophisticated… I cannot afford Louboutin shoes at all but my birthday is coming up…so husband read here please! 😉

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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!!!

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Life according to Anna, weddings, pets, friends and travelling…that’s all I care about!

13 Apr

Dear readers

It has been a while since my last post and a busy week has just gone by, last weekend we attended a friend’s wedding in York and I was so impressed by the town, by the friendliness of the people, by the venue, by the wedding and especially by the kilts..yes it was a Scottish wedding and I absolutely loved it!

I can show some snaps of the wedding weekend…I am sure the bride and groom wouldn’t mind (hopefully!). To see my first church wedding in England gave me even more inspiration for my wedding planning adventure…now I just need the weekend to go by and wait for Monday morning, when we will fly to Miami for two weeks with friends…and we all can’t wait!

Have a good weekend everyone and I’ll keep you posted soon!

Xxx

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Happy Valentine’s day from a new pets lover, and from Coco of course! Let’s celebrate and why not plan a wedding…LOVE IS IN THE AIR!

14 Feb

love is in the airDear readers

I just wanted to wish you happy Valentine’s day. Ok, I do agree sometimes that Valentine’s day is a commercial thing, it’s all about spend money on flowers and chocolate to make the retailers rich…whatever, when you are in love you feel it today more than ever! My gorgeous Coco wanted to say Happy Valentine’s to everyone…and let’s all celebrate tonight…

And for the newly engaged…remember my Italian wedding planning services as well! www.italianweddinginwonderland.com

Have a great day everyone, love is in the air!!!

xxx

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FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS AND YOU WILL BE HAPPY….that’s what I am doing and I am so proud of myself today! Anna in her wonderland is launching Italian wedding in wonderland!

28 Nov

I haven’t felt that happy and satisfied for a while. I mean, workwise. I have finally pulled myself together and I have followed my dreams and now my perseverance is paying off. I am so proud to announce that Anna has created Italian Wedding in Wonderland…I even designed the website on my own! I feel so pleased with myself and I am so happy that at the moment I have two lovely clients who are helping me every day to build the strength to carry on and do what I really want to do, be an Italian wedding planner.

If you want to have a look at my website, this is the address

www.italianweddinginwonderland.com

Any comment, positive or even negative will be appreciated.

Thanks a lot to all my readers…Buena Suerte to me!!!

Xxx

Every day is a new day and a new start, whatever you are going to do to be happy!

16 Oct

I have been struggling for a long time in a work situation that wasn’t ideal and that wasn’t make me happy, I mean there was and there isn’t nothing wrong with that but I just felt constantly anxious and frustrated about (and I was starting to annoy the people around me as well with my unhappiness) so today I finally said that’s enough…and I feel so much better and relieved.

No matter what you do if you don’t feel in the right place and if you don’t feel it right it’s better get out before the situation can “ruin” you and try to do something that will make you happy, whatever it’s going to be! Do you want to be a mother? Well time to get pregnant then…do you want to be a housewife? Be a housewife then…do you want to start a new career? Go for it and do well with it.

I am not sure what I want to do with my life yet, I just maybe want to take it easy to start to sort my head out and keep on thinking, I want to walk in the fields and feel the wind and sunshine on my face, I want to enjoy more family and friends and… I would love to work in an environment where I can help people to organize events and weddings…as I am doing right now while helping out a friend… Life is too short to be frustrated and unhappy, just live and enjoy!!!

Enjoyed an Italian wedding at the weekend and now off again, living the American Dream for a few days!

19 Sep

I cannot believe how much I travel, sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and, panic….where am I?? Just came back from the wedding of my lovely cousin in Italy, I enjoyed so much spending time with my family and relatives that I nearly didn’t want to come back, but I had to, full on 3 days at work and here I am, off again in the morning, destination Miami!

I’d like to show you some pictures of the weekend, and congratulations again to Barbara&Roberto, l love Italian weddings!!!

My cousin is getting married, so another weekend in Italy for me!! This is love week in my family

14 Sep

I cannot believe my alarm went off at 4.50am this morning, but I am always so please so fly back home and for an occasion like a cousin’s wedding how could I dare to say no? This week in my family my parents celebrated 38 years of marriage, other relatives had their anniversary celebration as well, my cousin is getting married, Sunday is going to be 1year and 2months wedding anniversary for us…the question is, who’s next? I love being back even for a short time just to enjoy family and friends, and I can’t wait to attend a big fat Italian wedding!! X

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