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  • A Blog dedicated to the Bride and Groom!

    Welcome to The Blessings Blog, which is written by us for YOU, our valued couples. We hope that the articles featured will be informative, entertain and guide you. In order to access some of the posts you will need to apply for a password, sadly due to the increase of plagiarism and website hackers.

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    If you value the actual ceremony and hope it will live on in the hearts and minds of others too, then pay close attention to the information you provide us with. The most pleasurable and creative aspect of our service is in the transformation of your words into beautifully flowing prose, which will accurately and touchingly reflect your feelings for one another.

    We have become adept at ascertaining the style and manner in which we should formulate ceremonies to reflect your wishes. We are never sugary and over romantic but represent genuine sentiments, expressed as you would wish them to be…. and judging by recent feedback, most couples feel that this makes all the difference to the experience of being joined together symbolically forever. After all your intention to marry will affect the rest of your lives and with this in mind, we will leave you with an inspirational thought, simply but powerfully expressed by one of the wisest men ever to have lived…Mahatma Gandhi.

    Keep your thoughts positive,
    because your thoughts become your words.
    Keep your words positive,
    because your words become your behaviours.
    Keep your behaviours positive,
    because your behaviours become your habits.
    Keep your habits positive,
    because your habits become your values.
    Keep your values positive,
    because your values become your destiny.

    Diane
    International Civil Celebrants

A Perfectly Private Affair in Val D’Orcia

  Tarma and Dale’s heartfelt desire from the outset was to realize an unforgettable wedding experience in Tuscany, which would be shared only with their nearest and dearest in the merry month of May. They rented a perfectly private Tuscan Villa, complete with swimming pool, in the splendid undulating countryside of the timelessly stunning Val […]

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Carnival Unmasked

Imagine a romantic escape with a difference this winter and even better, one including a blessing ceremony held during the period of Carnival! If you would enjoy an opportunity to dress in costume and relish taking part in the festivities then Italy is certainly the destination for you from 15th February to the 4th March […]

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Vowing To Grow Together

  Marriage Vows are the beating heart of a wedding ceremony. Originally composed sentiments are a rare opportunity to publicly express those feelings that are usually shared in private. Laura and James considered their choice of words with due care and attention and surprised one another with personal vows. The result was an eloquently expressed, […]

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Laura Jane Pardoe - October 2, 2013 - 1:27 pm

Our wedding was in Castello di Vincigliata a month ago and thinking back, I have such fond memories of dealing with Diane and Giuseppe. (Blessings From Italy) From the very first communication, they were professional and knowledgeable and understood our needs entirely. We had Skype conversations with Giuseppe and he gave us wonderful ideas for hymns and readings. He then sent over copious amounts of material that would help shape the ceremony. Diane then sent over the final order of service in a timely manner which enabled us to create our “order of service fans.” Such fast email response is rare in Italy, my husband and I found it very refreshing.

On the day of the wedding, the ceremony they conducted was fantastic, its execution from the word go was perfect, it all fell into place. They even went above and beyond, and read out a poem after my name – I nearly cried! It was absolutely beautiful and all my family and friends said so. You can see from the word go that they are very kind and loving people, passionate about their work.

Future brides, I recommend them fully – you won’t be disappointed!

Diane and Giuseppe, we miss you already! Thank you from the bottom of our heart,

Love Laura and James xx
Wedding: 07/15/2013

A Whimsical Wedding in Monteriggioni

  When I spoke to Sarah and Matthew at length via our introductory skype meeting, I soon realised that their main concern was that their ceremony should be ‘’understated, romantic but not overly so… or gushy!’ A Whimsical Wedding featured on Style Me Pretty Finding out more about them and how they viewed one another […]

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