30 Mar Sabrina and Jarrad’s Cinque Terre Wedding
Real Wedding Feature: Five Lands, Five Tips and Five and a bit Pics!
Australians Sabrina and Jarrad, met eight years ago at the birthday party of a friend who would one day become their Maid-of-Honor.
As a second generation Italian, Sabrina and her fiancé Jarrad, decided to return to her family’s homeland to celebrate their wedding. And how excited we and the locals were when this beautiful couple brought a bit of the Great Gatsby Glamour to the old world of Vernazza.
And not only did they bring glamour they also brought their best friends.
Six Friends and an Italian Wedding!
Sabrina and Jarrad and their friends were travelling together and had travelled together before and so there was a beautiful strong bond between them. Wherever they went during the pre/post wedding activities and the wedding they had a ball. And because it was just their best friends they were able to treat everyone to the best of the Cinque Terre, with their ceremony on a cliff top terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the reception on a private terrace in one of the best restaurants and a private boat trip with top Cinque Terre wine and music from local artists who have performed with Sting and Robbie Williams!
It made for a very intimate, emotional and special day where they laughed from start to finish – and so did we!
Why a destination wedding? We didn’t initially know we wanted a destination wedding however we wanted to make it the most memorable for us and after doing the research, we knew it was exactly what we wanted.
Why the Cinque Terre in Italy? We didn’t have anything in mind till my Maid-of-Honor showed us pictures of the Cinque Terre but more specifically Vernazza. Let me just say “we fell in love”.
How was the planning process? Trying to find a wedding planner was easy, but a planner that would make our wedding a Fairytale was hard. Until we found Cinque Terre wedding. I knew from the first email that Melina was going to make that happen. The process was easier than planning the holiday/honeymoon we had before and after it. She knew exactly what we wanted and went above and beyond to make it a dream.
What was the best part of your Cinque Terre Wedding in Italy? Hard to say as it was all amazing, even the wine tasting we did the day before that Melina organised was incredible. The reception we choose provided the most exquisite food that no one will be able to replicate and not to mention the venue which overlooked the five towns and the beautiful sea. Everyone who was part of the day made it the best.
Top Tip for future Cinque Terre Wedding Brides and Grooms? No need to stress, Cinque Terre wedding will ensure that everything is planned to a T and any changes can be dealt with quickly. I asked the band to sing only traditional Italian music after hearing them on the day, which was not planned. They were delighted at the request.
Photos by Miriam Rossignoli
Written by Melina Nicholson