Joanna and Erik - Wedding in Perugia, Italy

Joanna and Erik got married in the beautiful Castello di Monterone in Perugia, in July last year. It must have been one of the hottest days of the year, but that certainly didn´t dampen the spirits of the two, or of any of their guests who had flown in from the UK, Norway, Canada and the U.S.!

The ceremony was held on a platform overlooking the valley, and combined traditions from Jo´s Jewish and Erik´s Catholic background, which made for a very special and moving celebration. They also read vows to each other that they had written themselves, and their friends read texts from sources as different as Walt Whitman´s poetry and "When Harry Met Sally". The loud and joyous "Mazel Tov" from all the guests together ended the ceremony - and ever since I think every wedding should include this!

The party in the evening was one of the most joyful we´ve ever been present at, and I think there was NOBODY - old, young, man, woman - who didn´t join in the dance! Part of this was certainly thanks to the wonderful band, the Jake Goss Quartet from London - they played the finest jazz during the ceremony and at the reception, and in the evening helped filled the dancefloor in seconds with Klezmer Music (which they told us is usually not really in their repertoire!)
What a great day, thanks Joanna and Erik for having us!

Location: Castello di Monterone - http://www.castellomonterone.com/
Flowers: Cristina Faluomi - http://www.addobbimatrimoni.net/
Dress: Jerez from Suzanne Neville - http://www.suzanneneville.com/
Band: Jake Goss Quartet - http://www.myspace.com/ajakegoss
 

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