A grande Italian wedding
Hey! Me again. It is a bit late update, but not an easy preparing could be applied to a grande wedding, especially a Southern Italian one! I was so excited to share with you about my one night experience of this wedding!
We drove half day from Montefiascone to Puglia for this wedding of my boyfriend’s good friend. I was told before our journey, that an empty stomach should be well-prepared for this party, because it’s Italian wedding! And it turns out to be even a bit struggling throughout the night even we only have a simply breakfast at home and a coffee break before the wedding.
The wedding was held in the biggest (I guess) church in the beautiful city on the sea, Monopoli. As tradition, the bride arrived late for a courtesy and all the guests were chatting all the time under the warm Southern Italian sunset in the big square in front of the Church. The wedding ceremony in the church went slow for everyone was lead by the Bishop to give their best wishes and blessing. Well, the most excitement would be the moment when the bride was walking into the church!
After the church, we drove about 20km to the wedding dinner venue which is located in Bari. The place is absolutely stunning like an old castle. Everywhere was decorated in white, floral and floral aroma could be caught each corner. Amazing! Before the dinner, all the guests enjoyed the causal warm-up with traditional Italian bites, bubbles and spritz! Of course, they arranged the traditional music as well. The dinner followed by, was “horrible”. We were thinking that those 4 tables of starters and seafood table were everything about the dinner. We almost lost our jaw by reading the menu and noticed there were still two pastas and one fish main course and the free-flow dessert bar after it. It was a tough night for my stomach, but thanks for this, I knew Southern Italian’s grande wedding by heart!

Hey我又回来了!意大利之旅的更新很慢,希望大家不要介意,每一天的行程都排的太满了,意大利民族慢悠悠的生活方式也逼得我没办法正常工作。前几天参加了南意大利的一场盛大婚礼,这架势不必中式的差,我这是迫不及待的要跟大家分享!
接到新郎的邀请,我们驾车大半天时间,从Montefiascone一路横跨意大利到达Puglia,参加这场婚礼。出发之前,就已经被告知要好好准备下自己的肚子,意大利的婚礼重点在于吃!婚礼前还特地只吃了早餐和下午茶时间的那杯咖啡,结果那一晚还是把肚子撑的相当纠结。
婚礼仪式在美丽的海边城市Monopoli里的一所教堂举行(估计是城里最大的教堂)。依照惯例,新娘晚了半个小时才到,宾客在教堂前的大广场上聊得欢,新郎倒是几个电话催下去,担心“落跑新娘”了。教堂里举行的仪式有点冗长,神父解毒圣经里关于婚姻的内容,祝福这对新婚儿之余,也领着宾客给予祝福。不懂意大利文的我,只能呆呆的坐等,不过仪式一开始,新娘步入教堂的那一刻还是美美的。
教堂仪式之后,大家驱车来到20公里之外的Bari,参加婚礼晚会。这里好像古老城堡一般,每一处都被细心布置成婚礼的颜色,白纱随风飘舞、鲜花簇拥,还有每一个角落里散发出来的花香。正式晚餐前是鸡尾酒会,宾客全部在花园广场上享受日落后的凉意,香槟、鸡尾酒和传统意大利小食不断,特别安排的小乐队也特别有意思,演奏的全部都是意大利风情的小区,很有点诙谐幽默的感觉。之后的晚餐称之为“恐怖”!起初看到四张长桌和摆满海鲜的圆桌,就已经心满意足的觉得是整晚的伙食了。入席之后才看到正儿八经的菜单,两道意粉、一道鱼料理,外加甜品自助,看得我们差点下巴没掉下来。这一晚对我们空间有限的胃来说,绝对是个噩梦,我也算是亲身经历所谓的,南意大利的盛大婚礼!

 

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