In November, I blogged about my favorite Italian wedding tradition, jordan almonds. As I love finding ways for couples to honor their heritage, there was a whole series of traditions from other cultures to come, right? Apparently, I spaced out and got off my mental “It’s A Small World” ride, but never fear, I’m getting back on. Since we’re starting over, here’s the Italian info that started us off. More to come this time around.
When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pizza
Pie…Our Favorite Italian Wedding Detail
That’s Amore! Love! Amore! (let’s keep it true amore as opposed to the kind that is likely about to kill the political career of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi).
The Italian culture is passionate, full of beautiful art, fashion and design. The food? Don’t get me started. What better place to find wedding inspiration? You could go a hundred directions with this – and we say run with it, FloJo – let that imagination loose. Our favorite Italian wedding detail, suitable for any wedding, very pretty, and very easy: Jordan almonds.
Jordan almonds are candy coated almonds that you’ll find at any traditional Italian wedding. Sometimes in little dishes on the tables at the reception, others cleverly packaged as favors (traditionally small tulle bags), or even sprinkled directly on a dessert buffet as part of the decor. Used in groups of five, almonds signify five wishes for the bride and groom: health, wealth, happiness, fertility, and longevity. Design bonus: they are available in any color of the rainbow, even silver and gold, so they can be perfectly blended with any decor.
Can’t say that about big pizza pies, can you?
Keep an eye on that moon.
- Would You Rather: Jordan Almonds or an Online Dating Subscription? (katrichterwrites.wordpress.com)
- An Italian Wedding (arunnerslife.wordpress.com)
- Workin’ 9 to 5 – At Something Other Than Planning Your Wedding (mylittleflowershop.wordpress.com)