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22 February 2019

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Wedding confetti, between history and tradition

What makes a wedding special, in addition to the choice of a unique location like Villa Gervasio, are the details, which will allow guests to experience, together with the spouses, a memorable experience. For this reason, in a marriage that respects itself, you can’t miss the sugared almond: a table prepared with care and imagination that welcomes confetti of every type and taste.

At Villa Gervasio great attention is paid to the preparation of the sugared almonds: ampoules, candles, glass containers alternate with floral compositions in theme with your event, without ever forgetting good taste and elegance. You can play with the elements and give space to the imagination: from the marine theme to the shabby chic theme, or even to the living coral, the Love Events wedding planners will amaze you with special and high-class arrangements, satisfying all your wishes. Everything will be studied in detail and the evocative rooms of Villa Gervasio, with their breathtaking views, will be the backdrop, making your candy a very special moment.

Today there is indeed an infinite selection of confetti: the more traditional version, characterized by the typical sugar shell that covers a precious almond of Avola, has been flanked by many variations, declined in the most unusual tastes. From the candy filled with chocolate (sometimes white, sometimes dark) to the pistachio flavored candy, up to the fruity declinations, there is really something for everyone.

In addition to delighting the palate with the most different aromas, the sugared almond embodies a magical symbolism, handed down for centuries. In fact, confetti have always been a symbol of prosperity, happiness and abundance. The first evidences related to the existence of these exquisite delicacies date back to Ancient Rome, when the customs of the time wanted the party guests to pay homage to the celebrated bringing to the event small hard candies as a sign of good omen and as a prediction of wealth. Another ancient tradition, always linked to confetti, consisted in throwing them at the end of the ceremony, at the end of the ceremony, at their exit from the church, as a wish for fertility. The custom of preserving sugared almonds in precious caskets dates back to the 13th century, a custom that will give life to the “bomboniera” about two centuries later. The term, in fact, derives from the French “bon bon”, and indicated a small and precious container that noble men and women brought with them exhibiting it with pride, an object so important that it accompanied happy events such as births, weddings and celebrations.

Instead, we will have to wait for the years of the Middle Ages to meet the traditional confetto that sees its origins in the distant 400s, with the advent of the first imports of sugar from India. The manufacture of modern confetti began in Sulmona, Abruzzo, in the fifteenth century. For centuries the confetti, engaged as a propitiatory element to mark the important moments of life, were the undisputed protagonists of weddings and ceremonies, however the classic sugared almond, intended as a table laden with sweet delicacies is a recent custom, typical of our days.

Traditionally, in the favor the confetti must be five, odd as a wish for fertility to the couple, which does not last long for only two, and like the gifts of life: health, fertility, longevity, happiness, wealth. The etiquette also wants the confetti to be packaged in a small bag of tulle or lace, which perhaps recalls the bride’s dress, in which to insert a card with the name of the bride and groom and the date of the wedding.