Symbolic Ceremony | Italian Lakes Wedding Planner https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/wedding-ceremonies/symbolic-ceremony-wedding-ceremonies/ The insider's guide to wedding in Italy Tue, 17 Dec 2019 16:33:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 3251675 Rossana Trabattoni Symbolic Wedding Celebrant https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/wedding-ceremonies/symbolic-ceremony-wedding-ceremonies/symbolic-wedding-celebrant/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=symbolic-wedding-celebrant https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/wedding-ceremonies/symbolic-ceremony-wedding-ceremonies/symbolic-wedding-celebrant/#respond Sun, 27 Nov 2016 07:41:59 +0000 http://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/?p=25762

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ymbolic Weddings Ceremonies are growing in popularity both in Italy and abroad. More and more couples are choosing a wedding celebrant to organise their own special and romantic ceremony. Let us introduce you to Rossana Trabattoni, symbolic wedding celebrant specialising in ceremonies on Lake Maggiore (in particular Pallanza, Stresa and Arona), on the Lombard side of Lake Maggiore, and in the Varese area.

Rossana Trabattoni Symbolic Wedding Celebrant

Rossana Trabattoni Symbolic Wedding Celebrant

The symbolic ceremony is free of religious content, and is based on universally recognised ideals and principles. By getting married in a symbolic way the bride and groom choose to underline the important values on which their life together will be built.
The symbolic ceremony has no legal value, and so the civil celebration, which has only a legal function, will take place on a different day from that chosen for the symbolic ceremony.

Rossana Trabattoni Symbolic Wedding Celebrant

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  • There are many reasons why a bride and a groom choose a symbolic wedding ceremony:
    They may wish to add warmth, intimacy, and emotion to the celebration, and to personalise it according to their wishes. The couple may choose readings, poems, and the wording of their vows. They may also include details, which are significant for them, as well as special rituals: Candle Lighting Ritual, Sand Ritual, Memory Box Ritual.
  • Some couples may prefer to get married and hold their reception in the same place. In such cases the ceremony will be set up at the chosen location, in an atmospheric place such as the garden of a villa, in the shade of a tree, on a beautiful terrace, or on the side of the lake.
  • The bride and groom may wish to get married at their dream Italian location. In fact, many couples from abroad choose the magnificent settings around Lake Maggiore and lake Orta for an unforgettable symbolic wedding, in a place such as one of the luxurious lakeside hotels in Stresa or at Villa Gippini in Orta, among others.

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The video below is a beautiful example of a symbolic wedding conducted by Rossana Trabattoni at Tenuta La Quassa in Ispra, on Lake Maggiore.
The video shows the various stages of a symbolic wedding: the arrival of the bride, the ceremony on the grounds of the location, the violin which accompanies significant moments of the ceremony, the Candle Lighting Ritual, the rose petals thrown by the guests, and the final moments in the garden of the location.

Music is a fundamental part of the ceremony; the instruments could include: violin, harp, strings duo, trio or quartet, saxophone, trumpet, piano, soprano, to name a few.
The bride and groom may choose the most suitable music to accompany their wedding with an intense and captivating soundtrack.
Rossana Trabattoni, celebrant for symbolic weddings, offers her creativity and professional experience to couples who desire to make their wedding day stylish, elegant, and memorable.

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Rossana has celebrated in numerous prestigious locations on Lake Orta and Lake Maggiore, and in the Varese area, including: Orta Town Hall, Villa Claudia in Belgirate, the Fort of Arona, Tenuta La Quassa and Villa Rocchetta in Ispra, Cascina Diodona in Malnate.

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Rossana organises symbolic wedding ceremonies in Varese, Lombardy and Piedmont, and is willing to travel.
Rossana, who has a degree in psychology and is a yoga teacher, has been organising music for weddings and events for a number of years for the agency Ariel Jazz, which she owns along with Achille Giglio, musician.

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Rossana conducts ceremonies in Italian and in English, and in any other language with a translator.

Please use the form below to contact the celebrant Rossana Trabattoni for more information, to request an estimate or to find out her availability.

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Encounter with Elegance at Villa Rusconi https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/wedding-ceremonies/encounter-with-elegance-at-villa-rusconi/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=encounter-with-elegance-at-villa-rusconi https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/wedding-ceremonies/encounter-with-elegance-at-villa-rusconi/#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2010 12:51:17 +0000 http://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/?p=1841

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illa Rusconi in Pallanza, is a beautiful setting by any standards for a Blessing Celebration. The famous and stunning Lago Maggiore glistened in the warmth of an exceptionally strong September sun on the day, much to the delight of the wedding party from England, who had been suffering from a washed out summer!

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Nicky and Chris appeared perfectly matched bright young things. The groom had previously written to us, describing his bride as a typically English Rose and when Nicky arrived by boat to greet an eager crowd our first impression was just that. Tall, slim and blonde, Nicky looked stunning in a simple but elegant dress worthy of a film star… talking of which, the groom reminded us of a younger dashing English actor named Charles Dance!

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An expert guitarist performed the Wedding March and the ceremony was beautifully punctuated by an original poem composed and recited by Amy, a dear friend of the happy couple. The weather was beautiful, the grounds of the Villa absolutely gorgeous and the guests elegantly attired. A curious Italian boat crew waved and cheered ‘Auguri’ (an Italian wish for happiness).

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What a relief from the heat a boat trip on the lake was for the guests, as well as a fabulously fitting end to a perfect day. Nicky and Chris’s ceremony was our first at what has now become a much sought after location. We are thrilled that we have been called upon to return several times in 2010.

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The Romance of a Pregnant Bride on Lake Varese https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/wedding-ceremonies/the-romance-of-a-pregnant-bride-on-lake-varese/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-romance-of-a-pregnant-bride-on-lake-varese https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/wedding-ceremonies/the-romance-of-a-pregnant-bride-on-lake-varese/#respond Tue, 06 Oct 2009 19:49:34 +0000 http://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/?p=1332 Lake-Varese-Wedding-Florist

Italian Lakes are simply magic: their atmosphere, their surroundings cannot be compared to other places in the world.
Many towns and villages are very famous already but the area still hold lot of surprises.

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We’re very proud to introduce you a magnificent private Villa, called Villa San Martino, which is located on Lake Varese (the Lumbardy side of Maggiore Lake).

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This venue is very particular due to its Liberty architecture style, absolutely unusual for the area.

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The place is breathtaking from your arrival: the ancient gate opens the view on a large tree – lined promenade hiding the beautiful venue.

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Once arrived up on the hill you’ll be surprised by an enchanting park and swimming pool overlooking the lake.

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The outdoor area is perfect for a spring / summer wedding since this is so spacious and with such a lovely view.

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This is the location chosen by a romantic pregnant bride in the last August month.

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The romance began with a stunning symbolic celebration lake view and continued with an elegant party around the pool and then inside the splendid rooms.

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Florist and catering helped us realize a great setting and the moment of the cut of the cake have been incredibly touching!

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After the cake the dances continued in the particular courtyard held in the Villa walls which was covered with a white marquise and arranged with open bar, special lights and a live band.

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For more information about weddings on Lake Varese, please contact us.

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The Luck of the Irish! https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-orta-weddings/the-luck-of-the-irish/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-luck-of-the-irish https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-orta-weddings/the-luck-of-the-irish/#respond Tue, 19 May 2009 20:38:50 +0000 http://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/?p=948 Maybe it was because the party were mostly Irish that the sun made un- seasonal appearance, thus providing a summery feel to an early April blessing at Villa Gippini. A few female guests kicked off their heels to enjoy the soft grass and the shade of a nearby tree. The Irish groom and American bride were thrilled about the clement weather as a few days before it had been raining hard.

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The beautiful villa garden adjoins a jetty by the picturesque Lake Orta. This was a lush and sophisticated setting for a beautiful blessing ceremony performed by main Celebrant Giuseppe and assisted by Co-Celebrant Diane.

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The groom awaited the arrival of the blushing bride while managing to hide his nervousness admirably, aided by a little Irish humour on the part of some of the male contingent. The lake provided the perfect background for professional photos against the descending sun. The musicians performed Corale dalla cantata n.147 (Bach) for an entrance with strings, initiated by the ‘women in red’ (several stunning bridesmaids) plus a couple of small adorable Irish boys who were the all important ring bearers.

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Bevin was led by her father down the aisle of red carpet adorned with petals and looked stunning. She was overcome with emotion during the vows. The couple had requested a relatively brief ceremony but were pleasantly surprised when the proceedings were concluded with an unexpected performance by the Celebrants of an antique Italian love Sonnet…. a romantic ending to a perfect memory… 

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The intimate wedding party enjoyed a celebration at the villa together in the evening during which there were surely many shouts of Slàinte (Irish for Cheers!).

 All Images © Estella & Diego, Photo27.com – Milan

diane_ilwDiane Wheeler is an English Literature graduate and ex-teacher who has lived in Italy for many years. She has considerable experience of scripting and performing blessing ceremonies and will individualise your blessing by composing a script especially for and in close dialogue with you. Diane takes great care to ensure that every couple feel supported and guided through the process. It is more a passion than a job for her as you will soon see! Diane also complements the ceremony with expert recitation of some of the most beautiful poetry and moving readings of the English language.

For more information about blessing ceremonies on Lake Orta please contact us.

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The irresistible charm of a blessing at Villa d’Este https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/wedding-ceremonies/the-irresistible-charm-of-a-blessing-at-villa-d%e2%80%99este/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-irresistible-charm-of-a-blessing-at-villa-d%25e2%2580%2599este https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/wedding-ceremonies/the-irresistible-charm-of-a-blessing-at-villa-d%e2%80%99este/#respond Thu, 30 Apr 2009 22:02:31 +0000 http://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/?p=869 Villa D’Este… it’s impossible to utter the name without a wistful sigh.
Apart from being stupendous and undeniably the epitome of Italian sophistication, this villa is world famous. It has literally witnessed history, being well known as one of Mussolini’s preferred locations in which to receive important guests.

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So it was with great excitement and anticipation that I met Janet and Ian, who were staying at the Villa before and after their ceremony. To be there in the evening was an experience reminiscent of a Hollywood film from the 1950’s. A jazz pianist and singer serenaded snappily dressed clientele sipping cocktails in the beautiful grounds while gazing dreamily out towards a lake illuminated by fireworks. A newly married couple waltzed romantically around a large interior ballroom beneath the gaze of a thousand crystal eyes of an antique chandelier… It was the stuff that dreams are made of and the ceremony was still to come!

The day of the blessing boasted perfect weather conditions with glorious sunshine and heat relieved by a fresh breeze. The blessing took place in the latter part of the afternoon, always a good time for photographs. The floral arrangement was simply stunning with lemons and sunflowers as the dominant theme. The most amazing mosaics I had ever seen decorated the entrance to expertly manicured gardens, much loved by Sir Winston Churchill during his many holidays spent at the villa during his career as English PM. He spent many hours on the veranda engaged in his passion for painting. He would have loved the scene that day.

 

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As the guests arrived to take their seats I wondered about the many historic public figures and famous celebrities that had also been spellbound by this enchanting and majestic villa. It was a very surreal moment… ‘The Flower Duet’ from Lakme initiated the proceedings, which was a fitting accompaniment to such a creative floral arrangement. Janet began to make her way towards me accompanied by her father. Her hairstyle was captivating and creative, reflecting the bride’s personality and was the subject of much discussion amongst the guests. The groom was without doubt one of the most relaxed I have ever seen! However he was clearly moved and I found myself also overcome with emotion during the mutual swearing of their vows. The bride had told me that they had chosen the villa because they had fallen in love with one another here during an early trip taken together, thus proving that Villa D’Este casts a powerful spell…

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Both Janet and Ian had confessed previously to being emotional types and so a little humour was welcomed during the introduction, enabling the couple to relax.  The first reading was the popular ‘Blessing For A Marriage’ and the second ‘Marriage Advice’, performed by one of the guests.

 

The wedding party were wonderfully warm and appreciative of the ceremony. The happy couple’s generosity knew no bounds and I was invited to attend the wedding dinner and festivities later in the evening. This was a lovely surprise and an experience I will forever cherish. I was so proud to have been a part of such a special day especially since Janet and Ian are one of the sweetest couples I have ever composed a blessing script for. I was even treated to a round of applause at the wedding table! Their humour, warmth and enthusiasm made the job not only straightforward but a pleasure too.

 

I couldn’t recommend Villa D’Este enough as a wedding or blessing location. This was certainly the blessing highlight of 2008 for me personally and I remained so enchanted that I found myself returning only a few weeks later…just to make sure it had all been real!

diane_ilwDiane Wheeler is an English Literature graduate and ex-teacher who has lived in Italy for many years. She has considerable experience of scripting and performing blessing ceremonies and will individualise your blessing by composing a script especially for and in close dialogue with you. Diane takes great care to ensure that every couple feel supported and guided through the process. It is more a passion than a job for her as you will soon see! Diane also complements the ceremony with expert recitation of some of the most beautiful poetry and moving readings of the English language.

For more information about blessing ceremonies on Lake Como please contact us.

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Introducing Diane Wheeler, Blessing Celebrant https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/wedding-ceremonies/introducing-diane-wheeler-blessing-celebrant/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=introducing-diane-wheeler-blessing-celebrant https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/wedding-ceremonies/introducing-diane-wheeler-blessing-celebrant/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2009 14:20:11 +0000 http://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/?p=865 It is our great pleasure to welcome and introduce Diane Wheeler as a new author to our blog. She is an English Literature graduate and ex-teacher who has lived in Italy for many years.

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Diane is a co celebrant and works with us, arranging blessings and symbolic ceremonies liaising with Italian Lakes Wedding. She has a gentle manner, a good sense of humour and is very passionate about her work. She demonstrates great skill in collaborating with the bride and groom, constructing their dream ceremony in close dialogue with them. She has considerable experience of scripting and performing blessing ceremonies in Italy.
Diane takes great care to ensure that every couple feels supported and guided every step of the way. She also complements the ceremony with expert recitation of some of the most beautiful poetry and moving readings of the English language.

All that remains is for us to welcome Diane to our team and wish her the best for future blessings!

Contact Diane Wheeler, blessing celebrant in Italy.

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