As you might know I am now a married woman. I got married last summer in a small family wedding but very significant as we had been together for 12 years and have two children so getting married made perfect sense.
We started off at home with a homemade buffet. My sister and her boyfriend helped a great deal with it. Laura made an easy frittata with spinach and Parmesan which she cut into cubes making it an ideal finger food and some puff pastry appetizers.
There were also mini pizzas, focaccia, stuffed mini panini, prosciutto and grissini and melon balls, filo pastry parcels, salami canapes and Prosecco to accompany the food.
Then we headed to the register office, I collected my bouquet so did my daughter whose bouquet was a mini version of mine.
My dad walked me to the registrar with my children. My heart was pounding. So exciting! I could not believe I was actually getting married.
Our children carried the rings. They were all smiles, a little nervous but very excited.
Yes! Mummy and daddy are getting married!
And here we were in front of the registrar. It all felt surreal.
And finally we were married! All smiles!
And in typically Italian fashion a rain of arborio rice! I had so much inside my dress then when I got home and as I took the dress off… whoosh what a lot of rice was dropped on the floor!
The reception was in a local hotel at a walking distance. We started off with nibbles and a glass of Prosecco and followed by a meal.
And this is the wedding cake which I made! I must say I was more worried about creating a nice cake rather than my dress and make up! I was very pleased at how it turned out: a light sponge with fresh fruit, creme patissiere, and lots of fresh cream. Simple and refreshing.
The cake was decorated with fresh flowers in tune with my dress and my bouquet.
Both my sisters were of course at the wedding. On the left Ivana and Laura on the right.
With my mum whom I have mentioned many times on this blog.
It was a truly amazing and emotional day, I was skeptical about marriage and never quite believed in it before but your wedding day is indeed a magical day and one you will never ever forget!
I am thanking my sister in law Rosie for the photos. Rosie has a professional photo studio “Photos For You” in New Zealand and she came over to the UK to attend our wedding. You can find her Facebook page here.