This was such a pretty, pretty wedding and Style Me Pretty thought so too!
After a long search for the ideal location they knew that this castle in Umbria was everything that they were looking for. It just felt right for how they imagined their three day wedding celebration.
The celebration began on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. After everyone arrived and settled in we had organized a welcome pasta party in the garden. The castle has an excellent kitchen and the offerings were ample and delicious traditional Umbrian specialties. The second day we organized a vineyard tour in jeeps. Umbria, just like Tuscany. is an important wine region of Italy and we went for a tour of the vines in jeeps followed by a tasting of the vineyards offerings afterward in their wine cellar. In the evening there was a pizza party around the pool followed by outdoor movies on the lawn. We rented a real movie theater style popcorn maker and the guests were served little buckets of popcorn as they lounged on the pool chaises and watched the double feature.
The wedding day began in the afternoon with the bride’s special preparations for the wedding. There was a symbolic ceremony in the borgo (hamlet) behind the castle. The cocktail hour was around the pool area.
For cocktail hour I like jazz since it is lively and celebratory and puts everyone in a partying mood. The guests were seated for dinner at one long table with a spectacular view of the countryside. Ten vintage chandeliers were hung overhead in the pergola which gave the dinner an opulent, other worldly atmosphere.
From the dinner they moved on to the dance area where a dj was spinning their requested playlist. This was a fun group and they were ready to let loose on the dance floor. To make the dance area more intimate we hung a wall of small fairy lights which puddled on the ground.
The whole mood and wedding were intimate, fun and special. They wedding celebration was everything they had imagined and more. Tanti auguri (best wishes) to Jackie and Paul for a long and happy marriage!
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