O.k. let's get serious here. I know you all give a monkeys butt about the wedding. Let's talk about something sewing related. My mom made the dress and the veil. The dress is made in dupioni silk with the bodice hand beaded by yours truly. I never counted how many buttons go down the back, but my mom was meticulous in the detail. The mantilla style veil is made with silk chiffon and it must have been 8 feet long. I bought the lace that edged the veil in a French lace shop in San Francisco. We hand stitched it to a hair comb. Turned out a m a z i n g if I say so myself.
So if you ever get the chance to travel to Europe and you are wondering which country to pick. Duh. ITALY!!!
p.s. My parents are from the Netherlands and all of my family still lives in Holland so Italy was a natural place for me to get married to my Italian-American fiance. It was a short distance for most of my relatives to travel. I mean really.... No offense to the Northern European countries, but we were in it for some sunshine.