When Lucie and Marcus met, they stood immediately side by side… at court! Although they are both important lawyers in England and had friends in common, they had never met before the case that brought them together. They may have lost that case, but they surely won the lottery of life. “A few days later, Marcus contacted a colleague of mine at the office to ask for my number and we started dating from there… it was a novel introduction!”
And just as in a novel, came the proposal: “I have been learning Italian since 2012 and had decided to take a sabbatical from work to travel the country. Marcus flew out to meet me in Sicily. He had sneakily been meeting with my Italian teacher to practice his proposal speech in Italian, and when we met, it all came tumbling out in the airport bus station!”.
Little wonder the next days in Sicily were spent weaving a vision of the perfect wedding. The threads were all there: the sunshine, the warm, soft air, the solid, reliable earth under their feet, the views and the architectural beauty of the towns and villages: just the right balance of solemnity and joy, of significance and relaxation. Lucie and Marcus knew they were all in together in this adventure: “it was really important to us that the ceremony felt like the main event – we wanted it to be clear that we were not taking our promises lightly!”
And then, magic was indeed at work: one step after the other, their vision became real. They looked around and realised they were in the right place: Sicily was there, offering just everything they needed. When they were shown Baglio Siciliano, “the first (and only) venue we saw, we knew it was perfect for us. We cancelled all our other 4 viewings and stayed for lunch – the sausage and broccoli pasta sealed the deal!”. The ceremony? Palazzo Nicolaci was there with “the perfect balance of feeling quite formal (with its amazing frescos) but with the joy of the Sicilian sunshine and the views over Noto baroque town”. Then came the details: flowers from Careno Piante, cake by Caffé Sicilia, music by DJ Luciano Camarata and Folk Trio, a roaring vintage car from Sicilie Per Klassiker, and a touch of vanity by Eidolon and Marco & Michela for make-up and hairdos. “We were so sure about our choices that we booked them then and there (on our engagement trip) and didn’t go back to Sicily until our wedding week. Sometimes you just know!”.
Did Lucie and Marcus’ magic work? See for yourselves by checking out Romina Costantino’s amazing pictures!
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