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