love thursday: remnants of a wedding

Weddings are normally a big affair in southern Italy–think several *hundred* people invited–but sometimes couples choose to get married just in the comune in a simple ceremony. In mid-August, we had one of those here in the village, and this is what was left afterwards.

Lots of (heart-shaped) confetti:

Candy on the street:

And one little girl doing her part to clean the place up:

Yes, she’s using her skirt to hold the candies:

How cute is she?!

Happy Love Thursday everyone!

26 Beans of Wisdom to “love thursday: remnants of a wedding”
  1. 09.04.2008

    I’m glad you show someone cleaning up…otherwise I was going to feel obliged to talk about typical Italian attitudes to letting things lie where they fall and littering in general! And, yes, she is cute!

    Saretta’s last blog post..What is It?

    Well, it *is* an issue, and I was thinking the same thing…that if *I* had gotten married and done that, I’d make sure someone was there cleaning up (this little girl was really only grabbing candy!). Luckily we have great netturbini here who do a great job of keeping our streets clean, otherwise that stuff could’ve been around for weeks…..

  2. 09.04.2008

    What a beautiful set of pictures! They paint the scene perfectly.

    casalba’s last blog post..Gelato

    This scene was too precious to *not* immortalize in photos. I actually stumbled across it on my way home and then returned with my camera πŸ™‚

  3. Gil

    The little girl is just sooo cute! Holding her skirt to store the candy reminds me of one of my Mother’s old Sicilian aunts holding eggs as she took the eggs from the nests in the coops at her home in Upstate NY.

    My neighbor uses her apron to bring figs, etc., to me πŸ™‚

  4. Maryann

    What a cutie!
    I do the same thing when gathering up stringbeans! I hold them in my shirt or apron..haha
    Hope you are well!
    Maryann xox

    Maryann’s last blog post..I’m Not Your Bitch, Bitch

    Hee hee…inherited habits die hard Maryann πŸ™‚

  5. 09.04.2008

    She is cute… and looking at you wondering what in the world is Shell up to?

    Hearts and candy are welcomed any day… especially – oh – right about now πŸ™‚
    (catching a funny something called newsjunkitis -know the cure? Plz!)

    Happy love Thursday!

    After that last photo, she actually kind of scurried away…I think she thought I was taking evidence photos or something even though I tried to reassure her that it was just an adorable scene πŸ˜‰

  6. great photo of the little girl. too cute.

    I agree with Roam2Rome…hearts and candy are a good thing. πŸ™‚

    nyc/caribbean ragazza’s last blog post..I heart SKY TV

    She was a reluctant subject, but too cute not to click the photos πŸ˜‰

  7. 09.04.2008

    That is SUPER sweet !! That girl is adorable!

    Aren’t those curls just too precious?!

  8. 09.04.2008

    Hi!! In Spain, we do the same, and when i was child, I like to do it. Remenbers… HLT!!

    Conchi’s last blog post..Love Thursday: Verano

    Happy to bring up happy memories for you Conchi!

  9. 09.04.2008

    michelle this is charming ~ hope your day is sweet HLT

    ELK’s last blog post..sisters of wood

    Thanks, same to you πŸ™‚

  10. 09.04.2008

    Sigh . . .so sweet! We’re lucky you always have your eyes open! And your camera nearby.

    Kim B.’s last blog post..I’m So One-Sided

    Glad you enjoyed πŸ™‚

  11. 09.04.2008

    Love…ly as always!

    children are beautiful like love and sweet like candy!

    lucy’s last blog post..SEPTEMBER – IS SUMMER TECHNICALLY OVER?

    So true!

  12. I love how there is always heart-confetti in the streets after a wedding in Italy

    erin :: the olive notes’s last blog year ago

    This is actually the first I’ve seen it! They don’t normally do confetti down here I guess?

  13. 09.04.2008

    Fabulous photos!!

    Wendy’s last blog post..Love Thursday

    Thanks Wendy!

  14. 09.04.2008

    Is the confetti giving you and P any ideas???
    Your Live Feed keeps showing me as arriving from Belgium. Luxembourg is NOT in BELGIUM !!
    Grrrr : -)

    Scintilla’s last blog post..Breakfast at Positano

    No ideas, and don’t worry–I sometimes come up as being in Sicily on that feed on others’ sites, which is *so* not the same as Calabria πŸ˜‰

  15. 09.04.2008

    Great pics! In the last one the girl looks a bit peeved, like you caught her out. Adorable!

    Milanese Masala’s last blog post..The centre of the universe, man!

    She was definitely not happy with me….

  16. 09.04.2008

    cute cute cute

    AscenderRisesAbove’s last blog post..laugh dance express; Photos

    Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  17. Awww! How cute! What great photos! Did you see any of the wedding?

    JennDZ_The LeftoverQueen’s last blog post..New Foodie Blogroll Launch!!!!!!

    Only from the outside, and actually, that’s how most of the actual guests saw it. The comune is tiny inside, so there were actually probably 50 people outside just waiting for the ceremony to be over so they could continue on to the reception.

  18. 09.04.2008

    Hi Michelle, thanks for stopping by my blog! I love Italy and would move there in a heart beat!

    Deb R’s last blog post..My heart belongs in Italy

    Come on over Deb πŸ˜‰

  19. 09.04.2008

    How awesome! I like the idea of a simple ceremony. I’ve done the big one once. I’m set to get married again in September 2009 and I think I like the idea of a small, private ceremony the 2nd time around.

    Jane’s last blog post..Favorite collections and a bunch of red dots

    Jane! I had no idea! I’m a big fan of the simple ceremony myself…I mean, to each her own, of course, but for me, the fewer people the better. I like the intimacy of it πŸ™‚

  20. 09.05.2008

    Come on, now… you’ve gathered candy in your skirt before, right? πŸ™‚

    Chel’s last blog post..Homesickness … seems to be enjoying my hospitality

    Hah, not lately unfortunately….

  21. Susan

    One of my cousins in Casabona just married a few weeks ago, unfortunately we could not attend, but I was told her Mother and all the Aunt’s and both Nonna’s cooked all the feast for well over a hundred guests…remarkable! Simple, delicious and healthy Calabrian fare; what could nicer to share with your loved ones?

    Sounds great to me Susan! Sorry you couldn’t make it this time, but I’m sure someone else will be getting married again soon enough πŸ˜‰

  22. 09.06.2008

    I like the heart confetti idea- so much more original than birdseed.

    Louise’s last blog post..Cold Crawfish Dip Great Appetizer Recipe

    I think it’s rather adorable too πŸ™‚

  23. 09.06.2008

    She’s got great hair! Using your skirt to hold more candy – so wise, so young πŸ™‚

    Delina’s last blog post..Naples in August

    Taking after Nonna I’m sure πŸ˜‰

  24. 09.07.2008

    I haven’t seen confetti at a wedding in years! The little girl is a adorable and one smart cookie too.

    Shan’s last blog post..giddy up

    I love the cleverness too πŸ™‚

  25. I totally didn’t mean to post that comment just above. aHEM.

    But she is adorable! πŸ™‚

    Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba)’s last blog post..Show Me… Project Day 1

    I don’t think I got an errant comment, but thanks for stopping by πŸ˜‰

  26. 09.11.2008

    Oh…. so, so, so cute!!!

    jen of a2eatwrite’s last blog post..What’s Cooking Wednesday: Fran’s Chicken

    Love is all around!

Michelle KaminskyMichelle Kaminsky is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer who lived in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy for 15 years. This blog is now archived. 

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