Unique masks for unique events
Why is Venice a unique city?
Venice isn’t just the city of masks. The popularity heatmap Sightsmap has recently published the list of the most frequently photographed cities around the world: Venice is the sixth. The reason? Well, maybe you simply can’t resist the uniqueness of this city, grown above the water and still unbelievably connected to its past.
And I don’t mean just its palaces along the Grand Canal, the absence of cars or Carnival. I’m thinking about events which aren’t chiefly touristic, like the Salute Celebration, but still beloved. And about the hardships Venetian craftspeople suffer when trying to keep centuries-old traditions alive.
Our city is, in a word, peerless: people love it and fall in love while in it. That’s why it’s one of the most romantic cities worldwide. Maybe that’s the reason why so many people choose it as the setting for their wedding?
Who’s got married in Venice?
The list of those who’ve decided to get married in Venice doesn’t contain just the names of mere mortals, but of some biggies, too. Just to name a few:
- Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault, in 2009;
- Vinita Agarwal and Muquit Taje, children of two Indian entrepreneurs with deep pockets, in 2011.
Two of them included a masked party. Guess who supplied the masks.
Handmade masks for masked themed events (for stars and mortals)
You got it, we did. We’ve already told you about the Indian wedding. But not about George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s.
Two years ago, at the end of September, the lagoon got crowded with celebrities. You can see the name of one of them in this photo. How many stars called Bono do you know, apart from Bono Vox, the lead singer of U2?
The photos of this page show a little game we’ve engaged in: since the celebration’s weekend was absolutely off-limits to the public, we’ve decided to put the masks with our names next to those of the stars, and to take some pictures. Before sending them to the Aman Venice Hotel, where the parties took place.
So, our production isn’t only made up of traditional Venetian masks, typical Italian masks or with various handmade decorations.
A major part of our work consists in supplying this kind of masks, for big events, for theatres or other kinds of shows.
Because the world of masks isn’t limited to Carnival only. And we love all of its sides.