As most of you have probably seen from my previous posts, the main reason that we went to Italy for our summer holiday this year was to take part in my friend’s wedding. The venue was amazing! The ceremony was held under a large oak and the mayor of the town preformed the ceremony. It was then translated into norwegian by a norwegian woman who has lived in the area for 16 years and now plans weddings and events there. Luckily the oak provided some shadow as it was 40 degrees that day and it can be a bit warm with formal clothes on.
The ones arranging the wedding had done a wonderful job with the decorations. There was flowers, candles and photos of the lovely couple everywhere.
After the ceremony the guest was served Prosecco and canapees and asked to take a funny polaroid photo of themselves to glue into a book and write a greeting to the bride and groom that was off for a photo shoot.
When they arrived back it was time for a wonderful dinner and speeches. For a starter we got an antipasti plate with loads of nice local food. I left the anchovies alone, but everything else was really tasty. The first course was a lovely risotto with truffles.The main course was a lovely slow cooked pork and for dessert we got ice cream. All of the food was local and so was the wines that got served with them. Then it was time for the traditional cutting of the wedding cake and serving of cake and coffee.
After dinner we headed down to the pool area where a bar and dance floor had magically appeared and it was time for the first dance for the newly wedded couple. And then everyone joined in and danced and laughed on to the wee small hours of the morning.