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Anastasia & Gennady


Selection of a villa with accommodation for all guests, where it would be possible to host also a wedding dinner with a photoshoot and a disco. Developing a mixed meat and fish menu for guests. The bride did not want any roses in bouquets and compositions, we should find a worthy replacement. A bouquet should have been necessarily done with orchids. Among the guests was a DJ, so only a console rental was required. And surely Sicilian spirit as a must!


The villa was selected between Taormina and Catania, overlooking Mount Etna and the sea. The villa allowed both the accommodation of the whole group of 14 people and a wedding banquet both outside and in the internal hand-painted room. The table decor was dominated by Sicilian motives, blooming la zagara – flowers of lemons and oranges,   lisianthus instead of roses, and lemons. A combination of fruits and flowers was fashionable at that time. In the bride’s bouquet, a rare and complex combination of expensive flowers – orchids, orange blossom and hydrangeas – was selected. The newlyweds were greeted by the Sicilian folk quartet, who sang Sicilian folk songs throughout the evening, the celebration ended traditionally with cutting the cake and a disco in the garden.


The Sicilian folk quartet won the hearts of the couple and guests! Their soulful songs created a special atmosphere during the dinner, many guests sang along with them and recorded them as a keepsake. The day was sunny and warm, but in the evening because of the sharp temperature difference, it was decided to transfer the banquet to the inner room from the lawn, so I always advise you to hold weddings in spring in locations with the designated place for “Plan B”. The day before the event, the couple took a wedding photoshoot at the locations of the “The Godfather” film – Savoca and Forza d’Agro, and at the evening beach near Taormina. You can read the review of the couple in our special section.

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