That’s Amore, when my friends Eimear and Niall decided to tie the knot Italiano style in the stunning backdrop of Tuscany, Italy.
Eimear and Niall are a creative couple with Niall owning the Bedford Stuy Barbers in Temple Bar, check it out! and Eimear always been involved in the world of fashion and merchandising.
Eimear and Niall met in Lillies and agreed to go on a hot date the next week, Eimear told me she turned up dressed like Sandy from Grease, it must have worked as Niall popped the question a few years later. The two of them are well matched for each other. Niall adores her craziness, individuality and sense of fun and Eimear thinks he is always supportive and kind!
We all turned up at the amazing Castle in the Tuscan Hills the night before the wedding for an amazing welcome dinner under the stars. The castle is amazing and very old with apartments for all the guests with each bedroom different with amazing frescoes on the ceiling. But the bridal suite was to die for, the main room when you entered was like the palace of versailles, absolutely huge. Upstairs there were so many bedrooms, I lost count.
The ceremony was stunning, in an inner courtyard under the shade with the orchestra playing Madonna from an overhead balcony. Everyone was shedding a tear so the box of tissues was popular.
Champagne and real Italian food – proscuitto, melon and pizza were served overlooking the hills. Later, we sat down to an amazing Italian dinner in the central cobblestone courtyard with amazing floral centrepieces on the tables. But, the highlight were the speeches, especially Shauna, Eimear’s daughter telling Niall she was so happy that her mum found him. We were all crying again!
The Italian flat cake was typical Eimear Style, with ‘You Idiot’ written on the top (think she must call him that a lot). After the amazing dinner and toast to the two of them, we headed down to the dj to drink mojitos and dance the night away.
The next day a little worse for wear, we had a sad parting lunch and Eimear, in true Irish style threw her bouquet to all the single people! Being in Italy, we could all be in bikinis in the pool for that. How better can it get?
When is the renewal of the vows? I want to book the flight already to go back…….