Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Wedding Report Part I - La Serenata

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.


Razmataz said...

Now the Italians do know romance don't they?

LindyLouMac said...

What a truly romantic start to your wedding weekend.

As for Marcus of Umbria I would be very happy to add your name to the so far short reading list for my copy, just let me know.

McCarthy Designs said...

That is so romantic and so memorable. What a great tradition. Your wedding photo from your last post looks fabulous.

aud* said...

That tradition would stay in your memory for a long time, i am sure! what a romantic tradition.
you looked both stunning on your pictures! thank you for sharing, i really enjoy wedding stories :) and thank you for your message on my blog, sweet... à bientôt

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Makey Cakey said...

What a special start to the wedding-ness - hope you both had a wonderful day - the photos on fb are beautiful - congratulations :o)

LindyLouMac said...

Me again as I just saw this comment you made elsewhere! ( I went to uni in St Andrews) What a small world as so did our eldest daughter!! I wonder if you were there at the same time? After four years she graduated in 2002.

Sarah B said...

How romantic!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

LindyLouMac - I graduated in 2004 after a 5 year BSc. I studied Biology with French. What did your daughter study?

LindyLouMac said...

English so I doubt your paths would have ever crossed. It is such a beautiful place to have been to uni at.

Sara Louise said...

My heart is all a flutter!! What an amazing tradition and wonderful memory to have :-)