Thursday September 3, 2015. Sicily.
Richard and Emma were quite young when they first met, but did not start dating until a few years later. They got engaged in New York where Richard proposed to Emma on Bow Bridge with a beautiful diamond ring. The date and "NYC" were engraved in the ring as a keepsake.
The bride describes her wedding as "truly magical" and if you look at the pictures, we're sure you will understand what she means. Richard and Emma got married in beautiful Sicily, surrounded by their family and loved ones. As they walked from the church where they had their ceremony to the reception venue, they were treated like movie stars with everyone stopping to congratulate them and taking pictures.
Emma had been dreaming of getting married in the beautiful Chiesa San Giuseppe since she was a little girl. The couple wanted to have a catholic ceremony so the choice of venue was quickly decided. That left them searching for a location for the reception. When they first entered Grand Hotel Timeo they knew they didn't need to look any further. The location was everything they were looking for, with lots of the traditional Italian style and elegance.
Their whole day was filled with personal touches and special moments, going from their wedding cake which was shaped like Mount Etna, over their wedding guest book full of their guests' photographs and personal messages, totheir personalised limoncello favours, to their friends who went on stage to perform all of their favourite songs, to the father of the bride who sang his daughter "My Girl" at the end of his speech.
The couple also has some advice for couples who are still planning their wedding: "Enjoy every second of your day, but after you have made your vows make sure you take 5-10 minutes with just you two, somewhere private away from everyone, to smale and talk about what you have just done..."
Venue (ceremony): Chiesa San Giuseppe Taormina // Venue (reception): Grand Hotel Timeo // Videography & Photography: Fotografo Professionale // Wedding Dress: Brides Dream Newcastle - brand: Mori Lee // Bridesmaids dresses: Brides Dream Newcastle // Shoes: Selfridges - brand: Jimmy Choo // Flowers: Petali e Capricci // Groom's suit: Hugo Boss // Groomsmen's suits: Reiss // Groom's shoes: Churchs // Stationery: Calm Digital (Danielle) // Printer: Potts Print Newcastle // Make-up & Hair: Bellezza & Benessere Taormina // Entertainment (music): Chicky Mo swing band