Archive for December, 2011
France, the country that hosts so many romantic places filled with history and artistic life, especially Paris that is the European capital of artists – painters, sculptors, musicians, fashion designers, everything that is related to art finds its way on Montmartre, the famous hill on which the popular cabaret Moulin Rouge was built gathering famous singers and performers to appear in its shows. The 19th century and the beginning of the 20th have brought together artists that included Van Gogh, Renoir, Degas, Utrillo, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Modigliani only to number a few of those who were inspired from the life of beautiful Paris.
To celebrate a romantic wedding, couples can choose Paris for their wedding location where with a help of a professional wedding planner they can get the best assistance in organizing their wedding. The attire is not that hard to find, considering that Paris is the capital of fashion as well and the planners are familiar to the places where you can find either the most exquisite wedding dress or one less expensive but having the same great effect as the one previously mentioned. The reception hall can differ according to every couple budget limits that can be either a French castle or a restaurant with traditional French food and drinks. › Continue reading
As in many other countries around the world, in Italy the wedding cake has a very special meaning. It is probably the highlight of the event and it is always sliced by both the bride and the groom, symbolizing the start of a life together, as husband and wife. What makes the Italian cake so special is that the tradition is being kept alive for centuries and they taste absolutely delicious.
To be more specific, the cake tradition dates back to the Roman Empire. Then, the groom used to break the cake over the bride’s head. This symbolized the end of the bride’s virginal state and the groom’s dominance over her. This tradition is no longer practiced. Another belief in the roman culture was that if the guests and the groom threw pieces of cake in the bride, the couple would have had many children. Nowadays, the wedding cake in Italy is a multi-layered cake with two little figures on top representing the bride and the groom. They smile and look over with approval in the direction of the guests. On the other hand, in some areas of Italy the cake is not served. There are served, instead, sugar almond wrapped up in tulle bags or decorative boxes. This is a symbol of accepting the new life as a couple, with good and bad, a “union between bitter and sweet”. › Continue reading