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Your Adventure Wedding

If the idea of having an out-of-this-world, unforgettable wedding experience is a personal dream, there are few people more adept to help make that dream a reality than Your Adventure Wedding. Based in Iceland, with the opportunity of travel never dismissed, this duo of highly experienced and energetic ladies live and breathe wanderlust and adventure.

Hiring this team ensures a stress-free, adventure-focused experience for each and every couple. No matter the logistics, ever-changing weather, or difficult details, Ann Peters is able to be prepared and professional every step of the way. With smiles and enthusiasm, Your Adventure Wedding will take your wedding and make it a true adventure of a lifetime!

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How To Get Engaged In Rome

Romantic Rome Engagement

There are no words to describe how totally smitten we are over this engagement shoot by Kairos Events and Wedding Scenario. Inspired by Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck’s enchanting vespa ride through the bustling streets of Rome in the beloved classic, Roman Holiday.

Among all the sweet moments captured by Roberto Candido, we cannot get enough of the vintage mint vespa from Nozze Auto d’Epoca and the oh-so-adorable floral wreath from Flor Eventi! This visual extravaganza is meant to be relished, so keep scrolling for more! Oh and be sure to visit the full gallery, where you can see the full day in its entirety.

Engagement box idea

Enchanting city

From Wedding ScenarioWho doesn’t love the atmosphere of the Rome of the ‘50s, the Rome Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn explored on board a Vespa, her enchanted look while admiring every corner and the city, knowing she is experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? Well, in the marriage proposal shooting with Chiara and Eddie we wanted to bring back to life those emotions, wandering through the streets and stopping in the most enchanting locations of the city to the lesser known but equally fascinating spots. After all, a marriage proposal deserves some privacy, doesn’t it?

Rome engagement

Engagement photography ideas

Fashionable style

Full circle red skirt and white top for Chiara, who completely identified with the timeless and fashionable style of the ‘50s, which was adapted to our modern taste thanks to the details added by Marco Fava and Mila Gaudenzi, who designed her look. For the groom-to-be a flawless suit, symbol of Italian elegance, that granted him Gregory Peck’s seductive charm.

Engagement photo idea with balloons

Rome engagement ideas

Vintage vespa engagement photo idea

Vintage vespa

One essential element in order to live fully the atmospheres of the movie “Roman Holiday” was the unforgettable Vespa, made available by Nozze Auto d’Epoca. It was the exact same model used in the movie, although in a very light pastel green that perfectly matched the floral decoration realized by Flor Eventi.

Italy engagement shoot

Save the date banner

Save the date card idea

Home-made decor

One more evidence of the beauty of the made in Italy are the home-made decorations by Impronte Events Design, made of wood and natural fabrics. I really wouldn’t know what detail is more charming, if the heart-shaped wooden ring box or the banner announcing the wedding date!

Romantic engagement in Rome

Engagement photo prop idea

How To Get Engaged In Rome

Coordinators & Stylists: Kairos Events
Wedding Planner: Wedding Scenario
Venues & Officiants: Hotel Bernini Bristol
Photographers: Roberto Candido
Fashion: Maison Renato Balestra & Sartoria Antichi Telai
Flowers: Flor Eventi
Favors & Details: Impronte Events Design
Rentals: Nozze Auto d’Epoca
Hair & Beauty: Marco Fava & Mila Gaudenzi

Don Bellisario’s Swanky 80th Birthday Party

Vintage black red and gold outdoor party

Magnolia Event Design and Planning put together one of THE most exciting and glamorous parties for Don Bellisario. Not sure who that is? Let us just tell you. Mr. Bellisario was the creator/co-creator for projects such as Magnum, P.I., Airwolf, Quantum Leap, JAG, and NCIS and wrote/produced and/or directed Black Sheep Squadron, the original Battlestar Galactica and Last Rites. Trust us his IMDB page is huge!!!

So when we heard about Don Bellisario’s swanky 80th birthday party with a 1940’s theme, we knew it could not be missed! With cocktails we can’t wait to try and guests fully dressed for the theme you will definitely want to hit up the full gallery of photos from Melissa Musgrove Photography after this one!

the fabulous home of Don Bellisario

telegram inspired invitations

Don Bellisario and wife Vivienne

Now That Is Some Sort Of Service

From Magnolia Event Design and Planning: Since we were celebrating Don’s 80th Birthday, the 40’s seemed fitting- it was an era that he loved and looked back on fondly. Guests were greeted in the valet circle by valets dressed as Military Police. They then stood for a formal portrait with a World War II armored vehicle complete with military actors in the background.

Once inside the Bellisario’s newly renovated home, cigarette girls escorted guests to the terrace where they sipped on Aviations, Vodka Collins’, Pink Gin Fizz’s, Old Fashioned and many more custom cocktails created by Grand Bevy.

1940s military police inspired welcome table

valets dressed as military police

guests dressed according to the 1940s theme

guests were greeted by cigarette girls with candy cigars and cigarettes

watresses dressed as cigarette girls

vintage bar with cocktail watresses in red

Pink Fizz

2 oz Gin,
  1 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice,  
1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice,  
1/2 oz Simple Syrup,  
1 egg white  &  
3 mint leaves, bruised

  1. First rub the mint leaves between your palms a couple times to release the oils
Drop them in your shaker tins and add the other ingredients, starting with the egg whites and finishing with the Gin
  2. Any Gin can be used in this cocktail, and you can experiment and try different variations to see how their distilled botanicals shine alongside the other ingredients.
  3. Give the cocktail a few hearty shakes WITHOUT ice first, this will emulsify those egg whites and make for a much more velvety cocktail in the end.
  4. Crack your tins open, add ice, and shake hard until your tins are ice cold.
  5. Strain the cocktail into a chilled glass and garnish with a few dashes of your favorite bitters

signiture cocktails for the evening

gold and white vintage bar

cocktail bar number two

Dressing the Part

We just cannot get over the elaborate outfits everyone wore to this fabulous 1940’s party! Even Don Bellisario’s grandchildren were all dressed up as newsies and Rockford Peaches! Be sure to take a look at the full gallery here to take in all of the amazing events from this spectacular evening and see what everyone was wearing!

even the kids were all dressed up

fun themed photobooth

old fashioned candy bar

old timey candy bar

Food That Follows You

From Magnolia Event Design and Planning: We introduced a small plates menu. Placed at each table and high boy (cocktail table) it let guests know that they didn’t need to worry about staying in the same seat, that we would make sure that every course found its way to them, no matter where they were- guests loved this concept!

They moved about, chatted with lots of different groups of friends, switched seats, danced, grabbed a drink, took photos in the photo booth with an authentic military fighter jet backdrop and were still offered the next course and a fork to go with it.

elegant vintage dinner decor

dinner table menu

black white and red dinner and dancing

vintage inspired cake

A Testimonial From Don

Form Don Bellisario: Whenever I see anyone who was at my spectacular 80th birthday party this past August, they inevitably start the conversation with “That was the best party I ever attended!” And my reply is always, “Me, too!” Thanks to Lindsey Hartsough and her crew from Magnolia Event Design and Planning, it will always be a very special night to remember.

big band stage and dance floor

swing dancing entertainment during dinner

live music and big band entertainment

lightup the night and dance until dawn

Don Bellisario's Swanky 80th Birthday Party

Lighting & Entertainment: West Coast MusicBella Vista Designs
Cakes & Catering: Sweet and Saucy ShopThe Grand Bevy
Flowers: NLC Productions
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals- Santa Barbara
Photo Booth: Open Air Photobooth
Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Lazaro Press and Design
Valet: Blue Star Parking