When it comes to arranging a wedding, no matter how long it took or how well-organised your preparation was, NOTHING actually prepares you for the day itself. If I were to describe our wedding in one single description, the right way to describe it is that... it was full of emotions. A 7-year worth of relationship, packed into 2 beautiful Italian summer days, to commemorate a lifetime commitment.
Riesky and I have always known we wanted a small, intimate wedding. We just never knew it would be this small and intimate, 25 people to be exact, and it was nothing if not perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better group of people - family, friends that are pretty much family, vendors that are pretty much friends, everything seems to agree with us on that day. If you ask me if it was difficult to arrange the wedding from overseas, you can ask anyone I know that I'm probably the most stress-free bride. Drama-free? Of course not, it was a wedding - you do expect some dramas and last minute surprises. For us, the drama was not being able to do a civil signing in Venice although we've planned months ahead for it. But I believe that everything happens for a reason. And at the end of the day, we don't even remember that drama because everything else was just beyond our imagination - and most importantly, nothing made us happier than to have the company and full support of those 25 people, even when we ridiculously decided to get married 5000 miles away from home.
Have you ever opened a beautifully designed coffee table book and felt your heart beat faster with excitement? To touch a paper, to gaze upon the pictures, and to dream of the stories behind it is truly an exhilarating feeling to me. Call me old and sentimental, but even in these digital times, printed books still have my heart.