Rachel & Vito

American couple Rachel & Vito held their fabulous traditional Jewish blessing ceremony in the lush ‘English Garden’ of the stunning Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea by the sea in Taormina Mare. The entire day was just so much fun from start to finish.

Rachel chose white phalaenopsis orchids for her bridal flowers. The wedding chuppah was especially made from natural white birch wood decorated with trailing white Singapore orchids, ruscus & eucalyptus.

The guests enjoyed some lively musical entertainment and dancing during the aperitif on the upper ‘Mazzaro Terrace’ including the traditional Jewish ‘Hora’ chair lift.

A draping canopy of warm white string lights hung above the entire length of an amazing white and gold Imperial dinner table in ‘La Pergola’ and hand painted seashells marked each of the place settings.

The wedding came to a fabulous conclusion with a naked and gold wedding cake, dessert buffet and open bar with a DJ for a lively after party on the beach.

Photos by Marco Ficili

Bouquets and Bows “Experience Shows”