Lavinia and Marco's Wedding Story
Lavinia and Marco's story sounds like something out of a book or a movie: they missed each other in time and space always by a little, and then finally met in Barcelona, during an electronic music concert! And, from that moment on, they have not let each other slip away, even though for a time they lived their romance at a distance.
Lavinia, optimist and extrovert by nature, has blunted Marco's serious and solitary nature a bit. Together they are a wonderful couple in which, as in the best situations, each helps the other in difficult times.
Then little Matilda arrived, sweet and jaunty, and their life changed as only a child can change it (and I write this from experience): first there is elation, then the feeling of being inadequate at parenting, then slowly you grow with him/her and learn so many things together. An experience certainly not easy, but unique and always evolving.
All this could only be crowned with an Abbey Wedding in San Giusto Abbey in Italy! A place that oozes history and has its roots even in the 10th century, when it was a simple Benedictine parish church.
Now restored, the entire monastery can be used for events: Lavinia got ready in the largest room on the second floor, lit by narrow windows typical of the architecture of the time, which created plays of light and shadow that we largely took advantage of; Marco, on the other hand, got ready in the monastery tower: climbing the narrow steps leads to much brighter rooms, but still evocative, also because they are furnished with very good taste; the ancient church served as the backdrop for the ceremony, while the inner courtyard welcomed guests for the reception.
Of course, all outdoor spaces were also used during the Abbey Wedding: the large lawn in front of the abbey for the aperitif and desserts and the panoramic terrace for the cake cutting.
It was a wedding without pomp and circumstance, understated and elegant, but above all, it was a wedding that was also heartfelt on the part of the guests, who participated with transport in the celebration of Lavinia and Marco's union.
Photographer: Francesco Galdieri