Part of our catering work is the flower decoration of the table. In particular, centrepieces are placed on the table of guests, on the table of the couple and in service tables, for example for the spectacular buffet aperitif that Albatros organises in the reception.
The head of wedding choreography is our Rosy Cartocci, a great expert in trends.
For years Rosy chooses flowers with couples who rely on her for advice on the type and budget, essential in a marriage.
Recall that the choice of the flower, must be inspired by the theme of marriage, the bride's dress, the Leggi tutto...
The sunset dinner, during the marriage has now become an element much appreciated by couples. It is very elegant.
Actually, this fashion has been inspired by couples of foreigners, often coming from cold, sun-drenched countries. What we consider fresh, ventilated, is an idyllic climate for them. Nothing is more satisfying and a sunset in the Tuscan hills: foreigners know it well since they have chosen us for years.
Why the Tableau
Is the Tableau essential?
The tableau has been in use in Italy for about ten years, approximately.
Curiosity and attractiveness at the beginning, then became fundamental over the years.
In fact, in table service, where a good allocation of seats is essential for a successful lunch, the tableau is an irreplaceable element to avoid confusion at the last moment.
We already know that the guest list is often a source of stress. Relatives, friends, colleagues, happily coupled or separated: new relationships, old frictions. It is today's society, enlarged, beaut Leggi tutto...
The lanterns are adorable during the day or in the evening, suitable for all styles of weddings. You can hang them from trees or ceilings; use them on windowsills and steps, walls, accesses and centerpieces. They seem to create a fairytale effect at night. They have a double use: both as decoration and as lighting.
Albatros Ristorazione will support you in the specific project of decoration with lanterns based on the theme of marriage, location, budget. We will help you in the combination of colors and we will offer you a step-by-step guide to set up the lanterns. We have expe Leggi tutto...
Cool Open Bars
Cool Open Bar, always trendy for a pleasant stop to taste and sight.
Our typical open bar should include the basics, beer , wine, and some basic liquors such as whiskey, bourbon, vodka, rum, gin, scotch. Our Open bar can be simple or more complicated with crafted cocktails.
Among the most requested cocktails?
Rum & coke, Gin & Toni, Mojito, Spritz, Gin Martini, Vodka ... ..
We tend to advise our couples to select a dozen or so cocktails for the guests, in order to make the work better organised. This is especially important for foreigners, who tend to be b Leggi tutto...
Green location. In the new year the green of plants and nature will be the favorite backgrounds for a less artificial marriage. Not only. The green mood will also be the chosen to create simpler and more tailor-made bouquets. Ultimately, the 2019 wedding trends recommend us the simplicity and freshness of the "spontaneous effect" in the realization of the floral decorations chosen to set up this important day.
5 good reason to get married in Italy
Italy is one of the most enchanting destination Wedding in the world for its lakes, coasts, monuments and historical location. Whether couples search for a traditional wedding or an unconventional event, Italy offers the ideal settings for all needs and wishes.
A trip to Italy is not just for the wedding but it is a fantastic holiday itself. So your guests will appreciate very much you wedding tour.
Tuscany is famous for its rolling hills, the ancient walled cities, leaning tower, vineyards and agriturismo (rustic farmhouse): the mild weather allows organising wed Leggi tutto...
When to choose a catering?
When to choose a catering?
Dear friends, we come to a fundamental question. The choice of Catering is very linked to the date. The classic summer weekends are very, very popular. And that's why they get first.
For this reason we always recommend a year and a half in advance, to be sure. In fact, three elements are binding between them: location, catering, ceremony. It is not always easy to have them combined.
For autumn and winter weddings there is a little more availability: sometimes you can also have discounts.
Indigo blue still very much requested.
An amazing color, bright, the indigo blue as the Anglo-Saxons call it. A vibrant color to be dosed with elegance due to the dominant effect it brings. Ask Rosy some photos with this choreography. The elegance with which it was dosed will surprise you.
Italian style Wedding
A perfect wedding scenario in Italian style? Here we are:
1)choose the relevant location, linked to the belpaese, such as traditional reception rooms and locations overlooking scenic urban landscapes of historic cities or countryside, as well as our fantastic sea, beloved throughout the world.
2)In Italian culture, extreme importance is given to the dinner (or dinner) of the wedding reception that can easily arrive at about fifteen courses that are structured in appetizers composed of purely Italian specialties such as olives, cold cuts, cheeses, pickled vegetables and shellfi Leggi tutto...
2019 Boho-chic Wedding
So many colors and patterns in our gypsy wedding. Yes, the 2019 proposes a false neglected style, hippie, which we have called in the past boho-chic.
In a naturalistic location like Podere Pendolino or in the numerous country locations that surround us, this bohemian style is very suitable. The wedding will be less classic and traditional, but closer to a cheerful village party.Leggi tutto...
Kind of Receptions
Types of reception
Couples ask us for the receptions of 2019
Young, coupled, divorced who still believe in conjugal love: we have all sorts of them, not to mention the numerous foreigners who contact us.
A brief explanation of the type of reception provided by Albatros Ristorazione
The most traditional, linked to our parents' past. Formal, elegant, complete dinner from first to second. The buffet desserts and the wedding cake are later. A tableau is useful.
Certainly more informal, structured with table Leggi tutto...
Even if your wedding guests will be very satisfied after this delicious dinner you have planned for them, there is still plenty to drink and dance. And it can produce another appetite!
Our wedding menus now include a rich buffet dessert until late at night. We see the guests willingly approaching our table desserts: there are finger food or desserts, in small and delicious portions: they literally snapped up. Others even require pasta or pizza late at night. We can evaluate it together with the spouses, especially if we have many hours of Open Bar.
Some good reasons to insert a gazebo in the wedding choreography
The gazebo is an intimate corner, a dream.
It can be adorned with tulle, coloured ribbons, flowers and lanterns on the feet.
Couples can use it to celebrate their symbolic ceremony, or as a special corner for their most romantic photos. The gazebo undoubtedly offers a corner of intimacy.
Moreover, always inside the gazebo, it can be used for the important moment of the couple's kisses exchange or the cutting of the cake. The moment of the cake cutting will be increasingly enhanced in this 2018.Leggi tutto...
Look Wedding 2018
Another year, another trends for 2018.
1)A return to classic wedding
2)We are seeing classic florals, formal mise en place with a hint of sparkle. So a strong presence of elegant wedding in 2018.
3)Wellcome to “woodsy” look.
Many wooden details in your country wedding: invitation, table numbers, seating card, chairs and tables.This includes a lot of greenery in the florals and green as the wedding’s main color.
4)ok to Photo booth concept
5)Color is back n a big way. No more total white but colourful arrangement
Opena air Wedding
Wedding in the open air
The locations of a wedding makes the difference in 2018. The trend will be that of outdoor ceremonies but also banquets, where nature will be the protagonist. A few decorations that will only serve to enhance the natural beauty of the places, to make the atmosphere even more romantic and welcoming.
Gray in the wedding
Gray is an elegant color and suitable for many styles, perfect for decorating your wedding and easy to combine with other shades. Sober and neutral, it is ideal for the fabrics of the reception, for the look of newlyweds and guests or to create original centerpieces. Gray can turn towards silver, for a precious and chic style, to adapt to a vintage style, or to a more minimalist mood.Even the table service, with plates, cutlery and glasses, can have touches of gray or silver, for a minimal and very elegant style.
Marrying in the winter is very beautiful, because the time, itself, is loaded with a magical atmosphere.
The climate is familiar, Christmas is basically the family feast.
Why not take advantage of the family reunion, someone come from far away, to celebrate the birth of a new family together?
It is all permissible for what is the typical Christmas atmosphere.
No Aperitif, no wedding
Italian aperitif is so rich; it is the first dish served at the tables, can be a single course or a mix of different food. Depending on the season appetizers may include bruschette, mushrooms, shrimp cocktail, ham and melon, smoked salmon or grilled seafood.
Hors d’Oeuvres are usually served during the welcome cocktail: usually people speak about ceremony and know each others. Aperitifs are left on tables or passed around to guests on trays by waiters. They can include simple salted bites like olives, crisps and nuts, or include some old cheese like Parmesan Cheese, mozzarellas and Leggi tutto...
Spritz, most popular italian aperitif
According to a research at the Wine Observatory, Spritz is the most popular aperitif of Italians. It is consumed especially in bars, restaurants, wine bars and parties. On a sample of 1,700 respondents, which shows that Spritz is 84 percent of the favorite beverage for aperitifs. Prosecco follows (63%) even with meals, Pinot Grigio and Franciacorta. Resist the lovers of the Chianti. Among youngs, wine is associated with the aperitif and youngs prefer the glass to the bottle. 46% of respondents who drink wine are between the ages of 18 and 35. 35% of out-of-home wine consumers are between Leggi tutto...
Symbology in marriage.
Symbology in marriage.
Fresh fruit is not only fashionable but enriches your feast of symbolic meanings.
Figs are a symbol of prosperity. They were considered a sacred fruit by the Romans, a symbol of fertility and life. They also represent an erotic symbol. Generally, it gives a positive meaning to that dream: the figs indicate that there will be a better change in the fate of the dreamer.
In Scripture, the Vine is a symbol of well-being, fertility, blessing; The wine is also connected to it, a symbol of joy, a wedding party, an alliance. Vine is a plan Leggi tutto...
The most striking location for a wedding is nature: a park, a Renaissance garden, a beach of the sea, a forest.
As long as it is outdoors, the ceremony seduces the naturalness of the atmosphere.
The natural choreography awakens feelings of peace and serenity.
Flowers, simple dry leaves, green lashes and sand.
Turquoise color for 2018
Color 2018, there is already some anticipation.
For wedding in summer months, turquoise palettes will revert to tropical and Caribbean atmospheres.
It is directly related to communication, creativity: The dolphin symbolizes the turquoise because it expresses freedom, playfulness in the ocean, the place we came from.
The confetti is a must to the Italian Wedding.
Here's trends for 2018
1) The Millennials love the minimal look, inspired by simple elegance. White is the color that most meets this taste. Takes place of the 2016 Harlequin confetti
2) Wealth of tastes. Most loved: Chocolate, Tiramisu, Cappuccino, Pistaccio ......
3) Ok the fruit, perfect Sicilian and Neapolitan tradition of cedar, lemon, cherry, tangerine and so on.
Gazebo for outdoor ceremony.
It never goes out of fashion, but is always reinvented in new styles: wrought-iron square gazebo, flower bow, tulle-covered structure and flowers.
It can be sumptuous or minimal.
The essential thing is that it is present, as an element that enriches and creates a delightful picture at a poetic moment such as ceremony.
Be clear: the gazebo as in the picture, they do not offer shelter from the sun or from the water. They are purely decorative. But they make a difference.
Candlesticks in wedding
Our couples love candlesticks on the wedding table.
Sometimes it is chosen for the only table of couples; or for all tables.
The candelabrum in the wedding gives a touch of refined elegance, adds wealth to the romantic table. It is not suitable for a country style unless there are rusty iron wrought iron candlesticks.
They are decorations that are hired and usually have an important cost. Remember, however, that the centerpiece should not prevent a serene and easy dialogue between the guests. That's why we prefer the decorations to the base, to leave space for candle Leggi tutto...
Beer in the wedding
Are you organizing your wedding and want to give a touch country, easy?
Do you love hops and its main derivative, beer?
No problem, beer is welcome in your wedding, of course, presented at the right time and in a certain style.
For example, keep it cool in an original way so that guests can use it freely.
Better during aperitif, on hot summer days. Possibly not during dinner served, for example with great tuscan menu.
Many foreigners want to have it in the table, even with a menu combined with the great Tuscan wines. Patience, we have to support it a Leggi tutto...
The guest book is increasingly loved.
Just take a moment to fill it with phrases, jokes, wishes, thoughts ..... the couple will appreciate it especially in time, browsing it with friends to remember that beautiful shared moment. Many enrich him with the photos of the wedding, done in moments of cheerfulness, maybe a little drunk.
The Guest Book is more and more welcome in modern weddings.
Professional Barman: Why?
The professional Barman, for a complete open bar service, is increasingly a must.
The goal is to have a private party, business, and even more a perfectly successful marriage.
The barman accompanies guests during the most loved time of the party: dancing time.
The bartender will prepare a cocktail list based on the wishes of the bridal couple.
They will select all their ingredients for them: Albatros Ristorazione service always selects the best liqueur brands for a top bar service.
It is a show to admire the work of a professional barma Leggi tutto...
Shabby Chic Wedding
We've been talking for years; there must be a reason.
It's simple: shabby chic wedding is not fashionable, but it's reinventing continually, blending in with our rustic style, Tuscan in particular.
Let's talk about choreography, for example.
Natural colors that recall the environment, better with some ecological reference.
The flowers, furnishings generally have to be fairly simple and comfortable, but not scruffy.
There are antique cards, hand-made tulle or handmade bombs, pastel-colored flowers.
So much straw and wicker for tables and ga Leggi tutto...
The Orange in the wedding
Born from the union of red and yellow, orange symbolizes wisdom, understanding, as well as ambition and vitality. This color, thanks to its vibrant tonality, is usually chosen by the bridal weddings that are celebrated in summer.
5 reasons to put the candles in the centerpiece of the wedding table:
1) they light up the table
2) it make the mise en place more precious
3) enrich the table of magic, fairy tale, especially in evening dinners in ancient locations, often with small windows and frescoed walls, so little enlighted
4) candles are definitely fashionable: you can not celebrate a wedding without them
5) Contrary to the tall and bulky centerpiece, the candles enrich the atmosphere without hindering guest speaches during dinner
Green water color
Green water color
It is a very popular color in marriage because it is well-matched with white.
Green water is a Mediterranean color, perfect for marriages to the sea.
Its brighter declination is blue tiffany. Do you remember it?
It was very fashionable three or four years ago: American origin, it was inspired by the boxes of famous jewelery that became famous in Audrey Hapburn's film, "Breakfast at Tiffany's", in which, among other things, born the fashion of the black tube robe .
May be the blue Tiffany is a bit demodé, but the green water w Leggi tutto...
For the love of sugar
The great recipes of Italian pastries, continuous research in our laboratories, attention to fashion and trends has prompted our company to further strengthen its internal bakery workshop.
There is no cake or sweet buffet which our pastry chef can not repeat.
People specialized for years in the processing of creams, pastries, cupcakes etc.
Customer listening: Every detail can be personalized.
Traditions and recipes handed down jealously
Cooking technologies that together with savoir faire allow real sculptu Leggi tutto...
The cut of the wedding cake
Cutting the wedding cake is definitely along with the wedding ceremony, the moment of utmost emotion of a wedding.
All guests turn to the bride and groom to share the joy of the moment.
The modern wedding cake has its origins in the nineteenth century: white to remember virgin purity. Symbol of wealth, because it is covered with white sugar still very expensive for the time. The name, "royal icing", seems to be due to the immense Queen Victoria's white wedding cake: almost three meters in diameter for 140 kilograms. Along with Queen Victoria, she has to use the white Leggi tutto...
Lace on the Banquet
Lace in marriage is a timeless fashion. There is no tendency to overcome it with the details loved by brides. Not only in the wedding dress but also in the banquet. Our responsible wedding choreographer, Rosy, loves the lace in particular and often portrays it in her own tables. The lace dones traditional elegance, romance, refinement. However lace does not accept compromises: either you love or hate it.
Summer 2017 for wedding
What is IN in the marriage of 2017
We love to remember that happiness deriving from true love is the main ingredient.
We tell you the MUST of the 2017 wedding:
1. Great attention to the colors of nature environment, uncontaminated landscapes, seedlings everywhere: Eco Wedding is very trendy.
2. The aperitif is always the most loved by the Italians, better if by the pool with the various islands of taste spread around.
Chefs everywhere, making the reception a real cooking show
Informal does not mean picnic. Even the most modern couples se Leggi tutto...
A fairy tale wedding
The ingredients for a fairy tale wedding.
The location: it certainly helps, best if immersed in the countryside, in lonely loneliness, not contaminated with lights or noises
A beautiful outdoor lighting, capable of enhancing the environment
Precious interior rooms, perhaps with frescoes and charming furnishings
Candlelight: You can not create a fairy-tale wedding without candles.
Specially romantic angles to create magical moments
True love makes every wedding a fairy tale
Wedding as fashion is made of returns.
Vintage does not get away on the most beautiful day, indeed!
Furnishings, equipment, flowers everything that is retro is very requested.
Rosy, the Choreography Manager of Albatros Catering is always looking for materials, objects, and accessories that can create the atmosphere of the old times so demanded.
Bright light green greenery that makes immediately spring: very requested in our wedding. It is technically a shade yellow - green that gives strength and renews. We like to arrenge mise en place, bouquet flowers, tableclothes, with greenery nuances
If it's raining
The choice of location is always a highly debated issue. Albatros Catering, believes that the trend in 2017 confirms the search for an outdoor location: large terraces, garden, parks, ancient courtyards, front of house, pool. The important thing is to carry out part of the Outdoor reception. The recent springs and especially summers in Tuscany was characterized by unexpected rainfall, sudden rain storms that can ruin any party. That requires, in the choice of location the following requirements: covered inner space, preferably double or very large capable of accommodating the various mo Leggi tutto...
The Italian bubbles, in 2016, showed a gratifying 23% of exported bottles.
The French are enthusiastic consumers of toast Made in Italy: Stable the Arrival in Italy of French Champagne.
In Italy, every bottle of champagne uncorked, we have over 6 of Italian sparkling wine exported across the Alps.
The reasons? We have exceptional quality sparkling wines, with an unbeatable value for money.
The main customers of Italian Bubbles? Great Britain, USA and France that's incredible.
Flower DesignerThe choice of flowers in your centerpieces is crucial to the visual effect on the entire banquet. It 'important to know the tastes of the couple, their color of the heart, the style of the event and the setting. They 'also important to the
The choice of flowers in your centerpieces is crucial to the visual effect on the entire banquet. It 'important to know the tastes of the couple, their color of the heart, the style of the event and the setting.
They 'also important to the season: not all flowers are available "always" less than significant costs due to imports, mainly from Holland.
Our Flower Designer for floral centerpieces is Rosy. For those not familiar is the wife of Patrick Cartocci, our owner with Claudio Bracelets.
For years Rosy studies the most original choreography, visiting old Leggi tutto...
Wedding Trends 2017
Wedding trends 2017
For Albatros, there is a strong interest for outdoor weddings. Much attention to detail, with rich buffet appetizers and a dinner / lunch placée.
Elegance is a must: picnics with bbq are best suited for welcome receptions, the day before the event for guests who come from far away or after wedding parties. Perfect a very nice pizza party to greet the distant relatives, the day after the event.
The marriages with relatives who come from far places: it can be itself a mini holiday. It’s nice to offer them the different reception partie Leggi tutto...
The cutting of the wedding cake is an event within the event. At the end of the dinner, the couple with the guests usually it move to a different area, dedicated exclusively to this special moment. Music, equipment, choreography, photo shoot, lights, everything is designed to make this special “cut” an unforgettable moment.
Crucial then not go wrong in choosing the wedding cake.
Albatros Catering has its own in-house pastry laboratory: so nothing surprises. We follow the customer step by step drawing inspiration from designs provided by clients, ensuring the same hi Leggi tutto...
Fish appetizers for a cocktail with perfumes of summer. Albatros Ristorazione Catering offers a rich selection of recipes for happy hour modern, tastyful, colorful. Finger Food, the food mignon, which enriches the creativity of your wedding table.
In Albatros wedding menu, we have a wide selection of buffet trays, collected in spectacular angles: The table of the butchery, the cheese corner, the white corner (cream cheese) the table of the fried and the angle of the fish, of course. The corner is served with fresh fish, tasty tidbits style finger food, seafood salads, fried fish an Leggi tutto...
Imperial Style Table
Imperial Style Table is more and more loved by Italians and foreigners. Famously used for elegant weddings, today the Imperial Style Table is also increasingly required in rural environments such as our beautiful Podere Pendolino.
This style reminds some marriages of the past in which they did not know the round table: rural people and bourgeois came together at long tables, the legendary Horseshoe table.
Il Matrimonio all'Italiana
We are Italian and we pride at least as concerns the world of marriage. It 'well known that many people take the Italian Marriage as an example.
Let's see in detail:
The Marriage Italian Style is made up of many people.
The food is the main thing to welcome guests from all over.
Ceremony, is normally religious: Our churces are the most beautiful in the world.
The preparation of an Italian wedding takes a long time: catering, ceremony lo Leggi tutto...
We start the planning for the next summer events. Our manager wedding Rosy, goes about selecting new suppliers, materials, researching trends for new combinations. Accommodate all the couples you know it's hard, but this is the challenge of catering as our many years of experience.
Let the party begin
Let the party begin
Open bar wedding enriched with delicious pastries angles: served in the bar.
After dinner must take place in a sheltered corner, usually candlelit
Okay the edge swimming pools, where we played previously the appetizer of marriage. A great Open Bar Wedding requires a great professional in the liquor desk: training, sophisticated techniques, knowledge of classic cocktails but also the most modern. The open bar of Albatros basic usually has a rich selection of bitters and digestives, beloved limoncello, grappa, a list of cocktails and spumante for the bride Leggi tutto...
For the love of honey
Our catering is deeply rooted in the Tuscan countryside, so we love all our typical products. Honey is one of these. For years, we serve on the boards of our customers to Podere Pendolino, the restaurant headquarters of our company. Honey is never lacking in cheese buffet, for example.
It's possible, upon request, order and serve in your buffet receptions the comb honey or bee bread. It contains all precious hive products; honey, pollen, propolis.
The imperial table
The imperial table
The imperial table is very much required in scene of important weddings. It 's really fashionable, and beloved by foreigners attracted much by American influence. And it is perfect for location and elegant atmosphere, both for the country chic style.
Our Stylist, Rosy will find with you the perfect mise en place.
Italia Sole Cuore Amore
According to some data collected by Federturismo on data JFC & Tourism Management Italy it is the favorite destination in the world for wedding tourism and records an average annual growth estimated at + 10%.
About 8% of the tourists who visit our country do it to get married, celebrate anniversaries or honeymoons; just think that in 2014 were 6,724 weddings of foreigners celebrated in Italy, showing a growth of 42% over the previous year.
These are very important data that confirm the Italian ability to attract, enchant and welcome people from all over the world even to sa Leggi tutto...
Chiavari chair, also called chiavarina, was created in 1807 dall'ebanista Chiavari Giuseppe Gaetano Descalzi (called "Campanino" because it came from a family of bell ringers).
It was the reworking of some of the French Empire style chairs models. The chiavarina was very successful from the start and was praised by people such as Carlo Alberto of Savoy, by Napoleon and by the sculptor Antonio Canova.
It was the star of the famous wedding of Jackie Onassis and JFK.
Winter Wedding Fairs, what an experience
How to choose a good catering
How to choose a good catering
We are Italians: the most vivid memory of a wedding is the bride's dress and how we have eaten.
Can you get married almost everywhere: villas, cottages, home gardens, on the beach and in the mountains. The important thing is to choose a Catering that can handle the logistical problems of transport and the cuisine perfectly.
Not just a good menu to set up the perfect party. Just because we work in various locations, it is critical to organize banquets, tensile structures everywhere.
Relying on Catering known by close friend or fami Leggi tutto...
Colors 2016 for modern bride
We suggest our couples fashion colors in the year to come.
Surely the peach, sunny color that recalls the summer.
The green apple, even for the wedding dresses.
The pink in all its vibrant colors.
Modernity and joy on your table.
The Christmas Table
The Christmas Table
We are in December, and our catering Albatros Catering is engaged in the preparation of numerous business dinners, cocktails of Christmas greetings, dinners and lunches with friends. The Christmas Table is an art and must certainly remember the colors of the Christmas season: our designer table and mise en place is Rosy, always engaged in the search for materials and decorations of all kinds. Gold, red, silver: these are the traditional colors that must have The Christmas Table. Candles are a must in all tables but especially in The Christmas Table. Get married i Leggi tutto...
Renaissance Style is perfect for elegant location, rich of history like pur prestijous Villa Fontarronco.