Here are some ideas for planning a wedding (or other event) with an Italian theme or motif.
The photos above include: elegant flower arrangements and centerpieces with pale pink and creme roses with grapes and cascading ivy make for a Tuscan vineyard motif; a beautiful invitation features a bride and groom on a Venetian gondola. It’s called Gondola Newlyweds, or Les Maries En Gondole, by Marie Versailles (I ordered this online a few years back, but now can’t locate the source); instead of assigning numbers to guest tables, you could name each table after an Italian city and/or region; although it’s out of print now, you can still find my book Abbondanza! Planning an Italian Wedding by Lori Granieri from various online vendors. It features numerous ideas for Italian weddings (traditions, food, decor, etc.). Also, feel free to contact me for further ideas.
For additional ideas for a Venetian themed wedding, see https://tastylittlemorsels.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/venetian-wedding-motiftheme/
Also, below are some ideas for food to add to the Italian Wedding menu (mostly as appetizers). Bon Apetito!
Recipes for some of the above dishes:
Italian White Bean and Vegetable Salad
Mini Italian Appetizers
Prosciutto Wrapped Melon
Roasted Garlic and Focaccia Bites
Also (not pictured):
Mini Crab Meatballs