It's more than 2 weeks since our beautiful wedding day and it's time I wrote a few posts about the celebrations while everything is still fresh in my memory. It's amazing how quickly things start to go a bit foggy.
After a months build up including dress fittings, hair appointments, a wedding shower, hen party, stag party and family and friends arriving from around the world, the main celebrations started on the night before the wedding with 'La Serenata.' This is an Italian tradition where the groom goes to the bride's house and serenades her from below her window. All of our Italian guests, friends, family and neighbours came to watch and Matteo's family cooked up a feast. The garden was decorated with candles in jars hanging from the trees and it was magical to look down on from my bedroom window. Matteo sang several songs in Italian, including my favourite La Donna Canone and a Scottish song, Caledonia all accompanied by his friend Lucio on the keyboard or my mum on the guitar. It was a wonderfully romantic start to our perfect wedding weekend.