Stephanie and Mark got Married


My short-lived career as a wedding planner came to an end on Saturday, June 6th when my youngest daughter Stephanie married Mark at an outdoor ceremony at Le Vescovane, a celebrated restaurant on the grounds of a restored 15th century country villa in the Berici Hills just above the City of Palladio, Vicenza, Italy.

Friends and family from both sides of the pond — North, Central and South America and from around Europe — came together in this idyllic setting overlooking a valley filled with vineyards to wish the newlyweds well.


In the words of one of the guests, “I felt like I was on the set of a Hollywood movie.”

The reception — aperitifs, appetizers and desserts served out in the spacious garden; the sit-down dinner savored inside the stone-walled and wooden-beamed barchessa — was simply amazing, and the venue staff were nothing short of spectacular.

And, the event, from start to finish, was well-documented by international wedding photographer extraordinaire Mauro Pozzer.


Now, if you’ll raise your virtual glasses, I’d like to make a brindisi. To Stephanie and Mark: A toast to love and laughter, and, fingers crossed, happily ever after.


©The Palladian Traveler

Borsalino w/ props SMALL | ©Tom Palladio Images



Written by The Palladian Traveler

Tom traded his hometown St. Louis Cardinals' baseball cap in the United States for a Borsalino and he now hangs his "capello" in the Puglia region of southeastern Italy. A veteran print and broadcast journalist, with well-worn passports that have got him into and out of 50 countries and counting, Tom fell in love with the "Bel Paese" years ago. As he notes, "I'm inspired by the beauty I find in all things that are very, very old, and reliving history, or at least meandering along the travertine and cobblestone that were laid down over a thousand years ago and just looking up and marveling at what occupies the space still today, really gets my 'Vespa' running." Tom has a good eye behind the lens and is a graphic storyteller, but he'll let you decide as he keeps his camera batteries fully charged and the posts flowing from his creative hideaway in the hills overlooking Ostuni. You can also follow his dispatches via and Anthology Magazine Ireland.


  1. Congratulations to them, and to you for setting up and pulling off the event (with the help of a few other people!) Many blessings to them and prayers for a long, happy marriage.



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