Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Nicki & Ed

On behalf of Love & Lord the leading Italian Wedding Planning company I had the pleasure of working with Nicki & Ed to create an amazing and fun wedding in Tuscany.

After a year of planning and with many last minute dotting I's and crossing T' by the Italians on paperwork the day had finally come and it was a lovely day. Nicki had family and friends fly in all the way from New Zealand and England and Ed, well he had friends fly all the way from England and Wales!

The couple had a civil ceremony in Certaldo Commune, Nicki looked so beautiful and radiant and Ed was speechless almost. After there Ceremony the couple drove off with their champagne and Ed shouting out the car window "I am so happy" and it was back to Villa Vignamaggio for the Wedding Breakfast.

Villa Vignamaggio is a stunning Villa in Greve, Chianti.

The Villa of Vignamaggio, surrounded by an elegant Italian garden in a stunningly beautiful corner of the Chianti countryside, offers an authentic testimony of country life during the Renaissance period. The main part of the villa dates back to the 14th century. The Gherardi family who bought the villa from the Gherardini at the end of the 16th century, were responsible for its present appearance.

Mona Lisa, the daughter of Anton Maria Gherardini, was born at Vignamaggio in 1479. It is rumoured that Leonardo's Mona Lisa painting was of her in fact those are Tuscan hills in the background.

Due to the weather being a little unpredictable dinner was served in the Mona Lisa room, the speeches were brilliant with Ed stating he had to caveats to his marriage to Nikki, that they are always happy together and all their children get her looks!

It was then time for the dancing, and of course that was going to be a fun time as well.

With Ed being a fanatic Welsh Rugby fan it was not long before those Welsh Boys were singing not only their National Anthem but also a few other 'songs'.

Not to be outdone, Nicki and the New Zealand Ladies who are staunch supports of the NZ Rugby Team carried out their own version of a 'haka' which was awesome!

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