A wedding in the grove….
Just over one year ago, the love of my life and I were married in the olive groves of Olearia San Giorgio just outside of San Giorgio Morgeto, Italy.
I’m all choked up right now thinking about the day…well the week…of festivities. Everything, and I mean everything was absolutely perfect. Even the weather was a sunny 22 degrees instead of the typical rainy, chilly weather southern Italy gets in January.
56 Canadians and 2 two Australians stayed right in the mountainside town of San Giorgio – Vincenzo and Canadina Tramonti’s hometown! No hotels or motels to speak of either. Our guests stayed in authentic houses….small hot water tanks, no such thing as a double mattress, damp nights, church bells dinging well through the night, San Giorgesi people helping out in EVERY way possible, lots of laughs, lots of vino, lots of pictures!
As a wedding planner it was definitely tough to let go of the control. It definitely taught me a lot though. Surprises on your wedding day can be a good thing – as I rounded the side of the old frantoia mill to walk down the aisle the red carpet spread before me brought a tear to my eye!
Below are a few of my blog posts I made upon returning from our adventure.
I’m a married women!!!
Photography that really stands out!
We chose different backgrounds for a lot of our photos. It adds such a different element to the photos.
Oh the Tarantella!
Don’t be afraid to look like a dork! Andrea and I were doing the Tarantella (a traditional Italian dance) even though we had never done it before!
I chose a super long aisle-way and I am sure glad I did! It gave me time to let it all sink in.Red carpet! This was a complete surprise to me when I walked around the corner. A nice surprise though!
The final days….
I am not nervous at all which is kind of scary…. I have come to realize that is no need to worry about anything until I get there. Then I can freak out!
Hopefully the weather cooperates! It seems Mother Nature is trying to make us Canadians feel welcome in Europe
I wanted to post a list of the AMAZING vendors that I have used to date –
Invitations, Save the Dates, Ceremony Programs and Favour Tags – Sandy Wang at Koket Design
Ceremony Decor – www.etsy.com – Party Poms
Wedding Dress – Mona Richie Boutique
Day of Jewellery – Tara Fava Jewellery
Flowers – From The Stem Up
Wedding Website, Guest List, Budget Tracker etc. –
Place Cards –
Honeymoon and Travel Plans –
Uxbridge Travel – Brandy
Favours – Olive Oil and Maple Syrup
Wedding Veil –
Hope this helps with your planning!!!
I will post pictures when I return