Fall in Love in Cortona

18 Jun

IMG_0006Italy is a popular destination for weddings, and Cortona ranks second, behind Venice, as the city of choice. Not difficult to see, as this lovely Etruscan town offers an incredible historic and romantic setting. I have written about weddings in the past, including one local wedding where the bride and her father arrived at the church in a horse-drawn carriage and another, a military wedding at the Municipio. Lovely.

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This past weekend, wedding planners hosted the first annual Fall in Love in Cortona weekend. Festivities included a broad display in the park of everything needed for a destination wedding including clothes for the bride, groom, attendees, and children; table settings; floral arrangements; make-up; honeymoon locations; food service; bar service, etc. On Saturday night, a speed dating event took place in the piazza. On Sunday night, a fashion show graced the steps of the municipal building. Wonder if any of the speed daters bought a dress on Sunday???

Not sure why the planners felt the need to make the steps of the Municipio look like the Arizona desert, but they did. They were filled with palms, sand, large pieces of drift wood, etc. It took several men all day. Oh, well, not my choice but the bridal dresses were beautiful.

From the first annual Fall in Love in Cortona:

In the Park:

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Sunday Evening Fashion Show

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As the sign says:

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Get married in style! Why not Cortona?

Ciao,

Judy

12 Responses to “Fall in Love in Cortona”

  1. Judy Iantosca June 18, 2013 at 5:17 PM #

    Beautiful!

    Sent from my iPad

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  2. Sandy Holswade June 18, 2013 at 6:52 PM #

    Lovely!

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  3. yvonne wilson June 18, 2013 at 8:49 PM #

    Beautiful, haven’t experienced this one yet! I remember one year they celebrated Olympic winners and the steps were transformed into a winter wonderland with a snow blowing machine at the top!

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    • blogginginitaly June 19, 2013 at 1:30 AM #

      As you know, always a new “first” here. I would have loved to see the snow on the steps! Do you have photos?

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      • yvonne wilson June 21, 2013 at 9:20 AM #

        I do! It was – as always in Cortona – a real experience!

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  4. cappannelle June 19, 2013 at 12:47 AM #

    Reblogged this on Cappannelle and commented:
    Cortona is a wonderful city!!!! I Love it!!!

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  5. AuraNobolo (@auranobolo) July 12, 2013 at 11:02 AM #

    Dear Blogginginitaly, what a wonderful surprise! Thank you very much for your report.
    Love to announce that next year we have 4 days of exposition, workshops, make up real time. cake designer, speed date again, fashion show (not located in ….Arizona) and a wonderful concert of classic music. The perfect situation for pronouncing 3 perfect words: Yes, I will. The team of Fall in love in Cortona #FilCortona13

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