Yesterday, Carlo and I had the pleasure of attending the wedding of our friends Fabio and Mary. Since I took 161, I narrowed it down to 50 that I’ll post.
It was my first Italian wedding and it was exactly what Carlo said it would be. I definitely was not disappointed… or bored!
Parrocchia San Francesco D’Assisi
Fabio and his aunt
I was lucky enough to get a front row seat… right next to Mary’s Mom
Carlo was one of Mary’s Witnesses
Once the ceremony was over, I went outside to wait for the happy couple.
At the bottom of the church steps were baskets with bags of rice.
Once Carlo came out of the church, he took control of the camera so that I could throw rice.
After the ceremony, it was time to leave for the reception.. (which was an hour away)
Ristorante Principe Eugenio
One of the many great views from the Restaurant
The happy couple are going on a cruise for their Honeymoon so, each table was “labeled” as a city they will stop at during the cruise.
While we waited for the couple, we snacked on some appetizers
We (Carlo and I) hadn’t eaten since Breakfast (@9am) so, we were pretty hungry when we got to the reception. (6:30pm) Carlo said we were going to eat a lot… and that.. we did!!
Finally at 8:20pm, Fabio and Mary arrive at the Restaurant
Now.. it’s time to eat the Main Courses
Raw Beef with a celery & Parmigiano salad and balsamic vinegar
Duck with apple, tomato, raisins & pine nuts salad
Sea Bass, Salmon & Spinah roll with creamed Zucchini
Tagliolini with shrimp and zucchini
Potato Gnocchi with Castelmagno cheese
Beef with herbs, oven baked potatoes and grilled vegetables
Now…… It’s cake time!
After cutting the cake, Fabio and Mary had their first dance
before we have cake…
Now.. it’s time for cake…
The bride tosses her bouquet
And also sings a song to her hubby
After all of that food.. they even had cookies… just incase you wanted some with your coffee
We had a great time and were one of the last to leave.. but we managed to make it home at a reasonable hour…. 2am!
To Fabio & Mary…