At the end of August 2014, I had the pleasure to fly to Italy for a Destination Wedding in Ravenna, a city located by the Adriatic sea in the Emilia-Romagna region. Silvana + Matteo have been together for more than 20 years, since High School, how great is that?! They finally decided to tie the knot along with their two super cute children. For this important occasion their little girl became the flower girl, while their little boy walked with his mommy and his grandfather to the altar. It was such an emotional moment.
The couple was surrounded by their families and their huge group of friends with over 40 children. Almost 200 guests! No wonder why the theme of this Destination Wedding was, as a matter of fact, ‘Children’.
The beautiful bride decided to get ready in her beach house in Ravenna, along with her little girl, her mom, her sister and her niece. The ceremony took place at the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, in the historic centre of Ravenna, in a typical Italian style majestic church.
The groom was possibly the coolest groom ever, having arrived at the church with his bicycle!!
After the ceremony, we drove down to another city called Cesena for Silvana + Matteo’s Wedding Reception. The couple choose a rustic / chic Villa in Cesena called Villa Margherita. The Italian aperitivo was hosted in this Italian Villa’s spacious gardens and the dinner took place in the nearby open veranda. It’s the perfect Italian villa for a romantic and relaxing wedding in the countryside. Not to mention the unbeatable Italian food…
To fit with the theme, the bride & groom’s children have been involved in the Wedding plans and they entirely designed and coloured the Wedding Tableau and the tables numbers. This is great tip for all of you lovely brides to involve your children and get them even more excited about your Wedding celebrations!!
Not to mention the fun all these kids had during the day, having their faces painted & playing with soap bubbles.
Music, dances and typical Italian games organised for the couple accompanied all the 200 guests until late in the evening.
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Enjoy Silvana + Matteo’s lovely Destination Wedding in Italy :)
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Couple: Silvana + Matteo | | Bride’s Dress: Tosca Spose | Wedding Ceremony: Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Ravenna, Italy | Reception Venue: Villa Margherita in Cesena, Italy | Catering: La Rosa Rossa Catering