Last sunday was a very happy day for my family…..I know that these faces mean nothing to my readers and followers, but they mean the world to me, and using this blog mainly as a life diary, I like to have this kind of memories fixed forever…..
The set was in Genoa and the family member who tied the knot was my cousin Giulia, here arriving at the City Hall, happy, smiling and screaming….not the kind of bride you might be used to, but Giulia being Giulia well…we knew it would have been different, hipster style…
Waiting for her, there were her soon-to-be-husband Matteo and their little man Ernesto, crying and confused by all this noisy crowd and by this mom, who looks so different today….
Different starting from the dress, handmade by a very talented friend of her, with the bustier made from shirt collars and the shrug is a man’s shirt, cut and reversed….
Family and friends waiting for the couple to enter in the ceremony hall….
Finally it was time for them to exchange their vows…….
while little Ernesto couldn’t care less…..it’s just mom and dad dressed strangely and doing a strange thing…
And here they are, Mr and Mrs….
…and there’s a ring proving it, obviously not the classic wedding ring…
Tradition is that the bride must go down the stairs from the left and the groom from the right before rejoin for descending the main staircase, and hubby was there to lend a hand….or an arm in this case. My daughter (on her right) was wiser enough to wear flats….
Striking a pose….
With my mom….
The balloon says “here’s to the bride and groom” and being held by Ernesto it really means it!
After the customary photoshooting, here we are, at the “Porto Antico” (old port) for the buffet lunch at the couple favourite place…
The buffet was good, plentiful, exotic, and so appetizing….
After lunch it was time for some drinks (for someone too many…) a little dance, some jokes…
and of course for the traditional tossing of the bouquet, catched by young Sofia (9 years old)…..I guess the others girls were not so happy about this, too much to wait!
Little relax time for the bride….
…or maybe not….
It was really a beautiful day, full of love, laughs, hugs, kisses, celebrating just the joy to be all together….the forecast were bad for the day, windy and cloudy, but instead the sun was shining and hot….. maybe a little intercession from up above. Your mom would have been so proud of you Giulia, and we all love you so much…..