Ciao Bella! A Beautiful Italian Wedding

July 20, 2012

Last Sunday we catered for a wonderful wedding, held at the beautiful, Heaton House Farm. The styling was so pretty, we loved the birdcage floral table decorations and fantastic mint green birdcage wedding cake!

The lovely couple, Jennie and Tom, are of Italian descent and we experienced some true Italian traditions we had not seen before. We found this quite fascinating! Traditionally, marriages held on a Sunday are considered by the Italians to be the luckiest, so our lovely bride and groom certainly got off on the right footing. Green is also considered to be very lucky, so that gorgeous cake had that one covered.

What we found most intriguing was the reception traditions, over dinner the guests shouted for the Bride and Groom to kiss. Shouts of “Evviva gli sposi” – (“hurray for the newlyweds.”) were toasted regularly and responded to with thundering applause!

It is also traditional for guests to bang glasses with spoons to encourage the Bride and Groom to kiss several times. This was very rowdy, some glasses were broken! The atmosphere was wonderful and everyone seemed to have great fun. We did too! We loved watching it all.

We consider ourselves very lucky that our work allows us to be part of such special occasions. We take great pride in being instrumental in ensuring these happy events run smoothly and that all the guests enjoy something extra special. A huge congratulations to Tom and Jennie, thanks for making us a part of your fantastic day.

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