Italiano   English
              
Flowers and colors for a bucolic wedding

I have met Valentina, an enthusiastic young but expert wedding florist and we have discussed about the trends of 2018 and about brides preferences.

Valentina tells me that we will see a natural and bucolic style, composed by wildflowers: lots of flowers, lots of colors but also harmony. We could describe it as "messy and neat". It must give the idea of the freshness and richness of nature.

Violet, the color of the year, will influence trends of weddings. Not really the ultra-violet tonality but its lightest shades, such as lilac, lavender and light blue. The flowers of these colours give a note of sweetness to the vivacity of wildflowers.

The peony is still quite sought after, but the flower that will never miss is the rose.
Often along with other flowers, the rose gives a touch of elegance and romanticism. It is versatile and it has a wide range of colours. That will allow floral designers to use roses to create any kind of ambiance.

On the other hand, there are beautiful flowers that brides usually mistrust: among them, the Japanese chrisantemum.
I must add that, in Japan, this flower was the source of inspiriration for poems, it is associated to rejuvenation and to longevity. Poems, rejuvenation, and longevity: aren't these the metaphor of the married life?
Not to mention that the Chrisantemum has been adopted by the Japanese Imperial Family as their seal. Finally, a curiosity: the "Supreme Order of Chrysanthemum" is the most important recognition that the Japanese Emperor can grant. So, why don't we take it into consideration?

Back to wedding flower arrangements, fruits and vegetables will be increasingly used (we talk about nature, once more), always following the seasons. Hence, strawberries, apples and cherries in Spring-Summer, chili peppers, cabbages, artichokes and pomegranates in Winter.

Have you noticed how many times nature was mentionned? And in fact, there will be an immersion in nature. Green and flowered plants will be more and more used, making the backdrop to create a lush green atmosphere.

As for supports, mirrors, ceramics and metals will leave room for glass in all its forms and al types: smooth or worked vases to have an elegant atmosphere, glass jars to have a more country and natural atmosphere. Always to stay in contact with nature, big and small wooden crates will be used, from the buffet tables, to the dessert corner and everywhere it could give its country ambiance.

The flower "symbol of the wedding": the one preferred by the bride, the first one that her fiancé offered her, will be seen everywhere: besides the bouquet and the installations at the venues, it will be the flower in the boutonnière (we remind that the etiquette recommend it for the groom, the best man, the brothers and the fathers of the bride and of the groom), in the corsages, on the wedding cake and now it is also used as escort card, to leave guests a memory of the wedding day, that they can bring back home and let them grow.

Valentina recommends to always use seasonal flowers. That will allow you to have a wider choice of flowers. They will have their natural life cycle and will not stay in the fridge for a long time, hence their duration will be longer. It is essential that they look beautiful when we take pictures towards the end of the party.

Before leaving you, we would like to give you a suggestion to have a nice touch of blossom at home, that your friends will see when they pay visit to you before the wedding (the wedding day leave it to your wedding planner and enjoy your day fully).

Take a glass jug or a preserves jar: add some water and put in some branches of rosemary, of sage, of thyme and any aromatic plants that you can find in the garden. Then, add some wildflowers: chamomile, alstroemeria, lisianthus, etc. Everyday you can add wildflowers, that you can find in the countryside, or in a field: poppies for instance. You will have a fresh, joyful and scented corner.

 

 

Thank you for reading my article.
If you enjoyed it, and you want to read it again, please consider sharing it!

 

 Get in touch, click here!

So happy you are here, let this initial contact be the beginning of your Italian Dream Wedding!
Can't wait to hear from you!

 

 

 

               

 

 

 

GDPR Privacy Notice
 
This notice provides certain required information to persons located in the European Union ("EU"), a European Economic Area ("EAA") member state, or Switzerland. Before ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS BY CARLA PAZZAGLIA collects any "personal data" from you, you are entitled under Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (commonly known as the EU General Data Protection Regulation, or the "GDPR"), to the information in this notice. The GDPR does not apply to the processing of personal data from data subjects prior to May 25, 2018.
The GDPR defines (a) "personal data" as information that identifies you, or may be used to identify you, such as your name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or factors specific to your physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity, (b) "controller" as the entity that determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data, (c) "processor" as the entity that processes personal data on behalf of the controller, and (d) "data subject" as a natural person who is identified, or can be identified, by reference to his or her personal data.
If you would like to review the GDPR Articles cited in this notice, please click here, https://www.eugdpr.org/.
 
The Identity and Contact Details of the Controller
Under the GDPR, ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS BY CARLA PAZZAGLIA will be deemed the "controller" of your personal data. If you would like to contact ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS in its capacity as controller, please contact:
ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS BY CARLA PAZZAGLIA
Piazza Elio Mandini 6
40055 Castenaso - Bologna
Italy
Tel. +39.339.3622952
e-mail: info@italiandreamweddings.it

Data Protection Officer
ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS is not a public authority or body. At present, the ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS's core activities do not include the regular and systematic monitoring of data subjects on a large scale, nor does it process on a large scale either special categories of data (as described in GDPR Article 9) or personal data relating to criminal convictions and offenses (as described in GDPR Article 10). For these reasons, the GDPR does not obligate ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS to designate a data protection officer ("DPO"). If, in the future, ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS voluntarily designates a DPO, this notice shall be updated to identify and include contact information for the DPO.

ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS BY CARLA PAZZAGLIA's Purposes and Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data
ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS will only process your personal data for lawful purposes under the GDPR related to the organisation and management of your wedding, and arising from your relationship with the ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS.
ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS will ordinarily collect and process your personal data because it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or because ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS has another legitimate interest in doing so. When ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS cannot rely on either of such legal grounds, it will seek your prior consent. For example, GDPR Article 9 generally requiresITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS to obtain your prior consent if it collects special categories of personal data protected under the GDPR (e.g., racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, the processing of genetic or biometric data to uniquely identify a natural person, health data, or data related to one's sexual activities or orientation).
The purposes for which ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS collects personal data, and the legal bases for processing such personal data, are summarized in the chart that appears below.
In the chart: each reference to (a) "necessary for the performance of a contract" shall be deemed to mean, "Necessary for the performance of a contract or agreement to which you are a party, or preliminary steps leading up to such a contract or agreement;" (b) ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS 's "legitimate interest" shall require a prior "balancing test" determination by the ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS that its legitimate interest in processing your personal data is not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms in protecting such personal data; and (c) your "prior consent" shall mean your voluntarily consent, given prior to the processing of your personal data.  If you would like additional information as to ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS 's legitimate interest "balancing test" determination under clause (b), please contact the Controller at: info@italiandreamweddings.it
 
Purpose for Processing
Legal Basis for Processing
Managing Participants and Attendees of your weddings – wedding proposal - anniversary
Couple/Guests/Paricipants/Attendes and Accounts: Establishing and administering accounts, issuing invoices, processing payments, preparing related correspondence, and, if necessary, pursuing collection efforts
Such processing is necessary for the performance of a contract
ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS as a legitimate interest in in collecting necessary information so that the ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS can, in a timely and accurate manner, and in compliance with applicable laws for the event's management.
Operating Dining Halls and Other Food Service Facilities:  Running cafeterias, restaurants, snack bars, and convenience stores.
 
Such processing is necessary to the performance of a contract
ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS as a legitimate interest in confirming that only authorized persons use food service facilities, in verifying that such use conforms to meal plan and in identifying personal dietary constraints and preferences in order to offer appropriate food options
Accomodation Mangament for Event's attendes: manage attendee housing for weddings and related event's

Such processing is necessary for the performance of a contract
ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS as a legitimate interest in managing access to accomodation so that housing facilities are occupied only by eligible persons and accessed only by permitted persons at permitted times in order to safely and securely operate such facilities, and in collecting and maintaining personal information for use in cases of emergencies
Your prior consent
Providing Attendees Support Services:  Providing accommodations under disabilities laws
Such processing is necessary for the performance of a contract
ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS as a legitimate interest in promoting, assisting, and monitoring event's attendees accessibility
Your prior consent
 

Categories of Personal Data Collected
In certain instances, ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS, in its capacity as a controller, may acquire your personal data from a third party, and not directly from you.  If this occurs, then within a reasonable period of time, but not later than the earlier to occur of (a) the first time ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS communicates with you, and (b) one month after ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS acquires such personal data, ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS will advise you of the categories of personal data collected, the source from which ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS acquired such personal data, and certain additional information required under GDPR Article 14.
 
Recipients/Categories of Recipients Who May Receive Your Personal Data
The specific categories of recipients who will receive your information depend on the service you have chosen from ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS.  The categories of recipients are likely to include one or more of the following:
As to theITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS data collection activities described in the preceding chart, suppliers hired to provide goods or services to your wedding and their staff involved in such activities may receive your personal data; such persons will generally be located in Italy;
If you would like more detailed information as to the specific identify of recipients receiving particular personal data, please contact the Controller at info@italiandreamweddings.it

Transfer of Personal Data to the Extra UE states
Personal data that you provide while in the EU, an EAA member state, or Switzerland will not be transferred to the Extra UE states. The GDPR permits such transfer when necessary for the performance of a contract between you and ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS or if ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS obtains your explicit consent to such transfer. In transferring your personal data to a processor, ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS will employ suitable safeguards, including those described in the Information Security section below, to protect the privacy and security of your personal data so that it is only used in a manner consistent with your relationship with the university and this privacy notice.
 
How Long Will Your Personal Data Be Stored?
The GDPR requires that your personal data be kept no longer than necessary. The applicable time period will depend on the nature of such personal data and will also be determined by legal requirements imposed under applicable laws and regulations. If you have specific questions concerning how long a certain type of personal data will be retained, please contact the Controller at info@italiandreamweddings.it

You Have Certain Rights to Control Your Personal Data
Articles 15-21 of the GDPR give you the right to control your personal data by directing ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS, as controller, to do one or more of the following, subject to certain conditions and limitations:
 
(a) allow you to access your personal data to see what information ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS has collected concerning you;
(b) correct (rectify) any inaccuracy in your personal data;
(c) delete (erase) your personal data, unless ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS can demonstrate that retention is necessary or that ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS has other overriding legitimate grounds for retention;
(d) restrict the processing of your personal data;
(e) transfer your personal data to a third party (portability); and
(f) upon your objection, stop processing personal data when ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS is relying on a legitimate interest basis for processing such data unless ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that override your interests in prohibiting such processing.
If You Consent to the Processing of Your Data, You Can Withdraw Such Consent
If ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS obtains your written consent to collect and process your personal data, you can subsequently withdraw such consent as to any further processing of such data by contacting the Controller.
 
GDPR Remedies Include the Right to File A Complaint With The Supervisory Authority
If you believe your privacy rights under the GDPR have been violated, the GDPR gives you the rights and remedies set forth in GDPR Articles 77-82. These include the right to file a complaint with the Italian data protection supervisory authority:
 
Garante Per La Protezione Dei Dati Personali
Piazza di Monte Citorio, 121
00186 Roma
Tel. + 39 06 69677 1
Fax. + 39 06 69677 785
Email: garante@garanteprivacy.it
Website:  http://www.garanteprivacy.it
 
Are You Obligated to Provide Personal Data?
As discussed above, ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS will sometimes ask you to provide information necessary to perform contracts to which you are a party, or to satisfy certain legal requirements binding upon the university.  If you do not provide such information, ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS will not be able to process such contracts or comply with such legal requirements, and you will not be eligible to receive the benefits that may result from the processing of such contracts, or compliance with such requirements.
 
You Have The Right to Know If ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS Uses Your Personal Data In Automated Decision-Making, Including Profiling
The GDPR limits ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS's right to use your personal data for predictive purposes as part of an automated decision-making process, including profiling. Such a process uses your personal data, such as preferences, interests, behavior, locations, and personal movement, to make an analytically-determined decision, instead of a personalized, individual decision. The GDPR limitation does not apply when such automated decision-making is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are, or will be, a party. ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS does not intend to use personal data in an automated decision-making process, except in the context of such a contract. However, if it does, it will seek your consent for such use. 
 
Information Security
ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS, by design, works to take necessary steps to protect personal data from unauthorized access, unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information. In particular, ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS :
 
uses encryption both in transit and at rest to protect personal data;
requires log-in authentication for accessing services related to a data subject's ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS Account;
reviews its information collection, storage and processing practices, perimeter security and physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to systems;
restricts access to personal data on a "need to know" basis so that only authorized personnel and contractors have access to personal data and only for the permitted purpose
ITALIAN DREAM WEDDINGS employees and contractors are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations; and
employs technical and organizational measures, such as pseudonymization and data minimization, to structurally reduce the risk of data breaches and unauthorized disclosures of personal data.

I hereby authorise use of my personal data, as per Italian law D.Lgs 196/03
Refresh