Behind the lens: Italian photographer Paola Calamará.
With this page, I want to tell you more about civil weddings in taly. In fact, I perform not only symbolic weddings, but I am an interpreter in English, Spanish and German. As such, I can help couples from all over the world get civilly married in Tuscany.
I’ve decided to tell you more about civil weddings in Italy through the lovely wedding of Karen and John, who decided to have an intimate wedding in Tuscany with about 20 guests. Not a fancy one but with the small things, those that really matter! And also of course, with their beloved ones all around to witness the special moment of their “I do’s”. I had the privilege to be there and made my part. As I was saying, this time, not as celebrant but as interpreter for their civil wedding in Tuscany. An important role though, and I love it as mush as I love being a symbolic celebrant in Tuscany! 🙂
I arrived already in the morning so to give my contribution with the preparations. My friend, the Italian wedding planner Danila from Dama Wedding was already at this lovelyTuscan wedding villa taking care of all the details that really make the difference on a wedding day. Those details that can turn a small thing into perfection. The weather was also simply splendid with a beautiful sun that enriched even more the enchanting nature all around the villa. All seemed like staying still with this lovely country house in the midst of nature, a soft breeze and a delicate music coming from the bride’s room upstairs. Can you imagine that?
The getting ready was just started. Karen was enjoying her time together with her mom, sis and the other members of the family. John was instead relaxing with his “boys” in another corner of the house. You know time flies in such occasions.. me, Danila and the other vendors were taking care of everything on behalf of this lovely couple. In fact, Danila, their Italian wedding planner, didn’t want them to take care of anything except enjoying their guests’s company. Karen and John just needed to relax now. THAT was their day and Danila was there to make everything happen smoothly as they had planned for months.
The time for the ceremony to start arrived soon (you cannot imagine how time flies fast on a wedding day!). Being it a civil wedding celebrated on the grounds of the venue, we waited for the officer of the civil state of Castiglion Fiorentino to arrive. It’s easy to recognize him.. He’s the one with the tri-colored sash 🙂 And I was right next to him waiting for John’s bride to come. This is the moment I love the most during weddings!
Me and the officer were standing in front of a beautiful arch that made the olive grove were the ceremony took place, even more beautiful. All guests were seated and our lovely bride waited for her music to start from the back of the olive groves. Finally, the pianist started to play a gentle melody…that was the bride’s song telling her the moment was arrived.
It’s so beautiful for me to watch the groom’s moved eyes and shaking legs (although they don’t want to admit it and try to hide it – but most of them cannot) while waiting for his bride. And then, he finally turns back and sees her.. That moment is simply amazing..
Finally, Karen reached the altar and the officer and I could then, start the ceremony.