The next time Jonathan and I get married, I think we’ll do it the way Mara and Fabri did.
At a castle. In Italy.
Of course, Mara and Fabri are Italian, so a castle in Italy was probably a bit easier from them than it would be for us.
Their wedding was amazing from start to finish. Jonathan and I got to see both Fabri and Mara prepare for the wedding, since we were staying with Fabri’s parents (Thank you Luisa and Gigi!).
The ceremony itself was held outside the townhall in a lovely garden.
After the ceremony, they took pictures with the guests.
And were treated to surprise showers of flower petals and streamers.
Then it was off to the castle for the reception.
At the castle, Mara and Fabri organized tours of the castle so that guests could know a little about the history of the castle and the area.
The tour was fantastic. (They even made sure to offer one in English for us English speaking guests!) I learned a lot about the area, and the history of Italy as well.
It was really amazing. The castle has not been restored, for the most part. The paintings are as they were in the 1490s. Stunning.
Now I need to say a little about the food. It was some of the best food I’ve ever eaten. The starter course was a buffet, and it lasted for about 2 hours.
There were meats, cheeses, olives, sushi, fresh vegetables, quiche, polenta, bruschetta, and so much more. I wish I’d gotten more pictures.
Then there were 3 courses of plated dinner service. Delicious.
And then, there was dessert.
They had cake:
And a dessert buffet
Then there was dancing.
Jonathan made sure everyone got the chance to dance. Even Fabri’s great aunt (who is in her 80s).
We had a wonderful time, and we wish all the best to Mara and Fabri!