An Italian Wedding

All guests dressed in white, a little granita cart waiting at the church perched on a cliff face, the local families wandering up to catch a glimpse of the Wedding Ceremony of my Brother and his Wife to be!

The guests entered watching an emotional groom waiting for his true love! The bridal party arrived on the back of golf carts and in walked the beautiful bride to the tune of Linger by the Cranberries.

The most beautiful service, with the strong reminder of forgiveness for one another and to be each others ‘heros’. I was honoured to do a reading and also brought to tears when the most stunning Opera voice starting singing Hallelujah (I felt like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman at the Opera for the first time)!

After one of the most beautiful services I have been to, we all mingled in the Church for some pics with spectacular ocean views and then made our way down the cobbled lanes to the Reception.

The Bride and Groom were serenaded with a Mariachi Band and locals followed them down to the entrance of Lisca Bianca.

We started with drinks on the rooftop terrace, tea light candles lighting the way as the sun was setting over the water. We enjoyed a live band and some lovely nibbles as all the guests arrived and settled in for the night.

We were then escorted to our seats – a spectacular table for 80 drenched in hydrangeas and an mix of stunning white roses right down the centre of the table. There were hanging chandeliers and twinkling lights looking out to the bobbing sailing boats behind…. magical!

All the little touches were perfect, the acrylic place cards, little limoncello bottles as take home favours, beautiful white linen and elegant menus.

We enjoyed delicious food and wine (a lot), lit sparklers and danced to the new bride and groom as they cut their cake and enjoyed dessert back on the rooftop.

The evening was faultless, the drinks kept flowing and I danced til 5.30am (crazy I know)!!!

So there you have it, as best as I can describe as it is all still so dreamlike in my head! The most perfect Wedding came together on the other side of the world and the only thing missing was my husband (everyone kept saying how much he would have loved it) and kids but I really hope in my hearts we can all go back at some point and they can share a bit of the magic too!

Congrats Blake and Jess! You are perfect for each other and I loved every minute xxx b

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