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Bam! Long over due wedding pics - Italy "destination" diy Micro-wedding + virtual (27 Aug 2020)

Stevania, on February 16, 2021 at 12:47 PM Posted in Married Life 0 24
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My wedding album arrived last week and that, along with the excitement of my first Valentine's Day as a Mrs just passing has gotten me into the mood to share my wedding pics!

We had our wedding in Italy (where hubby is from) in August and it was attended by just 19 people including us - only close family and 2 friends each. Of course, Covid made us change some of our plans so in addition to the small in person gathering we also had a Zoom so we could include family (especially my dad!) and friends from afar. We only had a professional photographer for the first look and the ceremony, so our reception pics are from people's phones!

Date: August 27, 2020

Ceremony Venue: Parco Pandora, Capannori (Tuscany), Italy

Reception venue: Hotel Country Club, Capannori

Planner: Me! #DIYBride

Decorations: Many Etsy purchases, put up by the guests!!

Flowers: Etsy - LiteraryBouquets and PaperBeeUK

Dresses: Chi Chi Clothing

Cake: My amazing husband!


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Latest activity by MIWM, on February 19, 2021 at 11:38 AM
  • Melle
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    Melle ·
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    Congratulations
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  • Lisa
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    Lisa ·
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    Congratulations!! Beautiful pictures!
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  • Shelly
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    Shelly ·
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    Congratulations!! How romantic!!

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  • Rebelle Fleur
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    Rebelle Fleur ·
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    Congratulations!!!


    That’s a cute cake! What flavor was it ?
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  • Katie
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    Congratulations!! I am so happy you were able to go forward with your plans. We were supposed to get married in Tuscany (Siena) on Sept 1. We had to postpone to October of 2021. We are hopeful we can still have our wedding in Italy! Seeing this gives me a little more hope ❤️
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  • Meghan
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    Congratulations! It looks like a beautiful wedding.

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  • Molly
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    Wow that's amazing you were able to pull off a wedding in Italy during these times! Congrats!

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  • Stevania
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    It is cute. My husband did a really good job with it! It was lemon drizzle, made with almond flour, with raspberry jam :-)

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  • Rebelle Fleur
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    I gotta look up this recipe. I love lemon flavored anything! How was your honeymoon in Italy ? We are considering going there as well.
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  • Stevania
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    We went to Siena in September as part of our mini-moon! It's lovely!!

    I hope everything goes smoothly for you and your plans go ahead this October.

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  • Stevania
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    We were very lucky to manage it!!

    Fortunately, we did not have to travel far to get there (we live in Spain) but I kept worrying that something might happen to prevent us going. In the end, we went well before the wedding date just to make sure we were in the country and out of any quarantine that may be required (it wasn't in the end). We stayed at my in-laws' and my job let me work from there for a couple of weeks before the wedding day (since everyone was, and still is, working from home). Then I was worried that my family and bridesmaids wouldn't make it over from England, but they did. Everyone else, including my dad, joined by the Zoom - we actually had more people "at the wedding" than planned because we added the Zoom.

    We went at a time were many restrictions were relaxed but Covid case numbers started creeping up again at the end of August so we really were just so lucky to get there and get it done in the small window of summer when things weren't so bad.

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  • M
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    Congrats! I love your dress! Smiley love

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  • Stevania
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    Lemons were a theme of our wedding 9in a nod to my husband's Sicilian roots) - my brother in law made limoncello for the occasion and we gave bottles away as one of our favours.

    The honeymoon was lovely. Short and sweet (5 nights away) - we went just over the border from Tuscany to Umbria and stayed by Lake Trasimeno. We then used that as a base to visit nearby towns (including Assisi, which is awesome!) and stopped in Siena on our way back to Capannori (where our family live). Before we went off alone for our honeymoon, we also visited Pisa and Florence on day trips with my family while they were in Italy. It was a great trip, absolutely beautiful and I would recommend a visit to Tuscany if you ever get the chance

    Lake Trasimeno

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    Assisi

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    The view once you get to the centre of Perugia

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    Siena

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  • Rebelle Fleur
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    The views are breathtaking!!!! I’ll definitely add Tuscany on my “places to go” list.
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  • Mrs. Spring
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    Congratulations! You look super happy.
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  • Yasmine
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    Congratulations, such beautiful pictures!

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  • Cyndy
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    Cyndy ·
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    Congratulations! Beautiful pictures!
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  • Jai
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    Congrats very beautiful!
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  • Rebecca
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    Congrats! How beautiful! I'm so glad you were able to make it happen.

    (DH is Italian-American, so there's a joke about how men of Italian extraction are the best, somewhere.)

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  • Krystyna
    Dedicated October 2021
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    Congrats!! So beautiful!! Smiley love

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