When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pizza Pie…Our Favorite Italian Wedding Detail

A form of dragée: Jordan almonds (a.k.a. confe...
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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.

Read more: Wedding Favors: All About Jordan Almonds – TheKnot.com http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding-favors/articles/all-about-jordan-almonds.aspx#ixzz1d50VE7Tl

Does your podiatrist have a foot fetish? (and is that a good thing)?

Does your podiatrist have a foot fetish? He’s looking a little flushed as he addresses your ingrown toenail. Ponder it for a moment. Why does he have a job where he touches feet all day long?

Chances are, (love you Dr. Fielding- mean it), that he’s just super passionate about his work in a perfectly healthy way. From our wacky blogs and tweets about our passion for parties and deep connection to flowers, you might think we’re a little cuckoo for cocoa puffs ourselves.

Pretty Feet - Photo by Cheryl McPherson

When it comes down to it, do you want your wedding vendors to be a little obsessive and nutso about their art? You better believe it! And if they don’t consider their work “art,” (especially where cake, decor, flowers, music, photography etc. is concerned) then RUN for the hills. Fast! Like a…crazy person.

Unity candle? Candles in the centerpieces? Nope. Hint: cake, wishes, and little cone shaped hats

So many celebrations the year before a wedding! Engagement shindig, showers, bachelor and ette, rehearsal dinner, boy that’s quite a calendar! what’s missing from that list? Hint: think cake, wishes and little pointy hats. Birthdays. Yours, your fiancé’s, your mother’s…don’t forget life’s regularly scheduled special events. Non wedding related celebrations keep your feet on the ground – and your spirits up when stress gets to you. Put on that pointy hat, and be the birthday girl, not the bride.