Destination Wedding

Two months ago my best friend got married in Italy 🇮🇹.

A lot of people assumed it was because she or her husband had some ties to the country. Nope. They just wanted a destination wedding.

I’ve been to several weddings in my lifetime. I can honestly say this was the most beautiful one I’ve attended.

Wedding day at dawn

The ceremony was outside on a 95 degree day. It was hot and dry, but thankfully there was a divine breeze keeping us cool.

Groom Jeremy waiting at the arch for his bride

The backdrop for the ceremony was the beautiful rolling Tuscan hills. The view was breathtaking. The officiant was wise and comical. And the bride and groom looked so happy.

First kiss

After the ceremony, we spent about an hour taking pictures and enjoying cocktail hour while the staff set up for dinner. We enjoyed a lovely 3 course authentic Italian meal of eggplant Parmesan, vegetable lasagna, and then beef. My mouth is watering thinking about that eggplant parmigiana.

Place setting

Before we were served our last course, the bride and groom had returned from their photo shoot in the sunset and it was time for the dances. First it was the bride and her dad. This was the only time I really lost it at the wedding. The song was so beautiful and it was so touching to see my best friend and her dad sharing that moment. A lot of people were crying now that I think about it. Then the groom and his mom shared a dance. Lastly the bride and groom had their first dance.

Cake cutting

Before we knew it, it was time to cut the cake and dance the night away. The DJ was on point. Everyone had such a good time.

There were only 35 guests. So this made it a small and intimate celebration of family and close friends. Just as the bride and groom wanted.

Most of the guests made a trip out of it and stayed in Italy a few more days after the wedding. Since I lost my travel buddy, I only stayed one additional day in Rome, alone.

I’ll tell you about that experience in my next post.

Cheers!

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