I love hearing about different wedding themes, so when Roberta Sabbatini offered to write a guest post for my blog, I was excited about the ideas she had to offer. I loved the sound of a cherry themed wedding and it sounds like these venues and the chefs are wonderful! My mind immediately conjured up an image of the sweet smell of cherries in the Italian sun. Roberta paints a wonderful picture of just what these weddings are like.
So, how does one have a cherry themed wedding? Over to Roberta…
They have the colour of passion, love, energy, power. Their shape has a positive emotional message; one of harmony and protection. They are cherries: red and round. In the South of Italy, especially Apulia (the third in Europe for their production), cherry trees are all over. They are beautifully stunning in their blossom season.
Your guests can pick them, put them in their baskets and join the fun activities that many wedding venues organise for them. Picked in the morning, they are carefully washed. They are then used to make soaps, candles and creams by lovers of art and crafts. If your friends are more into culinary experiences, they are shown how to make cherry jams and spirits. All classes are hands-on. The end product? They can be labelled and used as wedding favours.
You might be surprised when you sit down and start eating your wedding dinner. It consists of bruschetta with mascarpone cheese and cherries; rice with cherries and bacon; pork cutlets cooked in cherry and rose wine. Of course, there is the most amazing wedding cake! It’s a naked cake as icing is not really used in Italy. It is made of whipped cream and decorated with cherries, strawberries and blueberries.
Surprised? That ’s how it works: the sweet of the cherries combines well with the sweet aftertaste of pork meat; ‘neutral’ ingredients that combine well with this fruit are also bread and rice. Italian chefs make the cooking a real art. For your cherry-themed wedding they will make tailored cherry-themed wedding food.
The table will showcase amazing little cherry blossom trees with pink chair covers and complimentary napkins If white is not a must for you, then what about considering a red wedding dress? It will compliment your cherry-theme wedding perfectly, matching it with a blooming pink and white bouquet.
It sounds wonderful to me! If I could travel to Italy and have a cherry themed vow renewal, I definitely would. What do you think of cherry themed weddings?
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