05-09-2012, 11:31 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
| | Re: What kind of a wedding did you have?
It was about as small as you can get. We didn't invite a single soul to our wedding. We married in a castle in Mercatale, a very small town in Tuscany.
The ceremony took place in an intimate, five hundred year old chapel in the courtyard. Our only "guests" were the minster, violin player, photographer, and wedding planner. We had a five course meal alone in the castle courtyard, complete with a wine tasting, and private service. We spent the rest of our wedding day in our clothes, driving around Tuscany, enjoying one another and basking in joy.
It was the perfect day. And extremely practical. By eliminating all guests, we were able to do a dream wedding in a castle in Italy (with wedding planner, music, photographer, reception, and flowers), complete with two weeks honeymoon in a private cottage in the hills, car rental, spending money, and airfare, all for less than half the cost of what a single day in the states would have been for us to have the kind of wedding we wanted.