Dear Michela, everything was absolutely perfect. Our wedding day in Capri was perfect.
As you know, we spent the first week of our trip travelling through Italy. We started in Rome, which we enjoyed very much.
The weather was beautiful. Our coordinator, Stephanie, met us in our hotel lobby an hour before the service. The photographer also met us there. As we walked through the town to the church, people called out their best wishes to us. A small crowd followed along to the church. Along the way, we encountered the priest drinking espresso in a sidewalk cafe, and he joined our little procession. The priest was very charming and an interesting fellow. The Lutheran church in which we were married was tiny and beautiful. A violinist played softly during the service. Our service was very moving. We corresponded with the priest in advance about Bible readings, and he added many of his own special touches.
After the service we walked to a nearby hotel, where Stephanie, Father Murray, and the photographer joined us for a post-wedding cocktail and conversation. Although our photographer spoke no English, he did a great job directing us to various spots for additional photos and letting us know just what he wanted us to do.
That evening we had a wonderful dinner at the Villa Brunella. Both food and service were excellent, and the view was magnificent.
We spent the remainder of our time in Capri lounging around by the pool and, again, eating far too much. When we departed, our tour guide, Marcello, picked us up in Naples and drove us back to Rome for our flight home.
This was my first trip to Italy, and my husband's fourth. We can't wait to return! And, based on our wonderful experience, one of our trips may some day include a renewal of our wedding vows.
Thank you so much for making our wedding day one that we will never forget. I can't wait to see the pictures.
Lisa and Ray Giudice