Dolce Vita agency planned and arranged a civil wedding for Marina and Liberato in San Francesco, Sorrento. They share their impressions and memories of how they got married in one of the best wedding venues of Italy.
Our fairytale civil wedding took place in San Francesco, Sorrento in September 2014. It was an unforgettable day filled with joy, merriment and an excellent atmosphere.
That day we were completely relaxed, calm and enjoyed every minute, since Margarita took charge of all organisational questions.
Though we live in Italy (albeit 400km from the wedding venue), we were looking for a reliable and responsible assistant in the organisation of our wedding. Since we are an international couple (groom is Italian, bride is Russian) we needed someone who has been living in Italy for a few years and knows firsthand the mentality and wedding traditions of both nations. Because we wanted all our guests to feel comfortable and at ease.
Margarita coped with this difficult task in first-rate fashion, from the selection of a restaurant with a splendid rich menu (since Italians assess the wedding by the quality and amount of dishes offered!), to the solution of routine organisational questions such as the submission of documents to the Comuna and the payment of tax on music, to many other important and time-consuming things (decoration of the church yard where the official ceremony took place, organisation of the buffet dinner, transportation of Russian guests and so on).
At the civil ceremony in San Francesco Margarita acted as translator during the speeches of our parents and guests and explained to our foreign guests the meaning of some native wedding customs.
Margarita, thank you very much, the most important day of our life was ideal, just as we dreamed it would be.
Marina and Liberato
Official civil wedding ceremony of this unusual Italian-Russian couple took place in Sorrento in the ancient yard of Saint Francesco. Here under the age-old arches, among medieval plants Marina and Liberato said “Si”, accompanied by traditional Italian mandolins. After the ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests proceeded to the famous seaside of Sorrento, where Caruso himself held lyric parties that became known all over Italy. There the guests raised their glasses of bubbly to the long and happy marriage of Marina and Liberato. Later the couple left their guests and went on a photo walk around Sorrento.
This wedding was different from others, the combination of Russian and Italian traditions touched the feelings of everyone invited.
The wedding dinner had elements of Russian and Italian culture. The round loaf and Russian sweet table impressed Italian guests, while the Russian party was pleasantly surprised by the most delicious dishes cooked in Italian traditions and joyful dances to Neapolitan songs.
Marina prepared a surprise for Liberato – matreshki dolls with the faces of the couple, painted on them for the occasion. There were a lot of other surprises for every guest including the video that had been shot for the wedding, presenting the love story of the newlyweds. This was a touchy and romantic moment.
During the wedding reception, a caricaturist drew funny sketches of all the guests, the youngest of them were especially happy to see that) Live music performed by Italian singers was absolutely marvelous.
The highlight of the evening was a snow-white wedding cake decorated by flags of the two countries, which was served on a wonderful terrace with amazing view of the sea and grand Vesuvius.