Deciding to plan a wedding abroad is one thing, but getting creative and adding personal touches to that wedding can be difficult when it’s far from home and in an area you don’t know too well. That’s why, at Zankyou, we always recommend that destination wedding couples seek the help of a wedding planner who is local to that destination. They will be able to listen to your every desire, and use their network of local wedding suppliers (cake bakers, florists, decorators etc.) to turn those dreams into a reality.
So, if you’re getting married in Italy, or looking for tips to make sure your destination wedding is unique, creative and personal, let us introduce you to Anna Teresa Laudato. This wedding planner has been planning the most vibrant and unique luxury events for years, operating in Salerno, around Italy, and around the world.
Anna Teresa knows how to have fun when it comes to planning weddings, advising couples with an artistic vision that is perfectly in line with their own style and personality. So here’s five creative tips from Anna herself for making your destination wedding the best it can be.
1. Coherent color scheme
Your color scheme is easy to choose even from the comfort of back home. Just think about the venue you have chosen, is it indoors or outdoors? If it is a lovely Italian garden venue then Anna Teresa works wonders incorporating natural colors through the floral decor and table centrepieces. Blooming white roses also make for an elegant display, perfect for an indoor wedding in a grand ballroom.
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Remember that even the furniture in your reception contributes to the overall color scheme of the event. Wooden chairs add to a rustic-chic feel, a style that Anna Teresa will enable you to incorporate throughout the room through carefully chosen flowers and table decor.
2. Coherent theme/style
Your color scheme and theme go hand in hand, but make sure it is consistent, even part of your wedding invitations and stationary! So, if you’re having a tropical beach wedding, have your invitations covered in bright exotic flowers, and then use similar flowers to decorate your ceremony.
You don’t have to go overboard, though. Anna Teresa knows how to achieve each theme most subtly and effectively without bombarding your guests with too much to look at. Simple, elegant and fun.
3. Fun party touches
You’re wedding is a party, of course. Perhaps the most important one of your lives together! So make it count. Anna Teresa has so many fun party additions to make sure your guests have a memorable night. From photo props to delicious party favours, or the addition of live music and fireworks, it’s best to count on a wedding planner to make it all happen.
Party favours really say something about the couple, so make them personal. If you’re a couple that loves food, then use the idea pictured below of gifting everyone an authentic bottle of Italian olive oil. Alternatively, if you’re music lovers, then we love the idea of making CDs of your wedding playlist so that every guest can relive the memories.
4. Seasonal decor
Another thing Anna Teresa is good at is incorporating the season into wedding decor. There must be a reason you chose to have a Christmas wedding, right?
So show it off! Flowers change with the seasons, and so do colors. From tropical bright colors in Summer, fresh pastels in Spring, and richer, deeper hues in Fall through to Winter. We love the wintery cake and table decoration pictured below, with the incorporation of Christmas berries and deep green foliage.
5. Love is sweet
There’s no party without dessert. Allow your guests to indulge in delicious donuts and colorful sweets, especially if there will be children attending. Getting creative with your wedding cake and having abundant dessert tables on display looks great too.
Anna Teresa knows exactly what makes a scrumptious wedding party, so you can count on her to source local delicacies to delight your guests!
Planning a destination wedding should be a fun process for everyone involved. It’s an opportunity to celebrate your love story with your close friends and family in a beautiful location, so reward them for making the journey with lots of fun and creative additions to the party.
With this in mind, if Italy is the place for your destination wedding, then give Anna Teresa Laudato – Luxury Events a call!