31 day challenge day 21


The best thing to happen this year?

wedding flowers

This is a difficult choice as two of my daughters got married (one in Mexico and one in Italy). I have to go with the Italy one because of the beautiful story it entails.

My eldest daughter fought through difficulties to hold her marriage together for the sake of their two children only for her husband to suddenly leave her for a Brazilian lady. She went through hell feeling unwanted and deserted. Finally she went on the attack to regain her confidence, regained her figure, dried her eyes and started dating again. Though she got many offers in the two years she spent alone (she’s smart and extremely pretty) no one won her heart till she met a handsome “Italian stud” at a party. Just two problems he’d been through a very bad marriage experience also and didn’t want a long term relationship and they lived over 800 miles apart!

The first problem was solved on her first visit to see him in Venice (in his own words he saw her smile at the airport and he was a “gonner”). Both smitten they traveled back and forth for almost a year till finally he moved to England so they could be together and proposed in the beautiful Italian castle where they had their first date. They married there in June after a 3 year wait for divorce papers etc. in a beautiful fairy tale wedding (see my post on real life fairy tales). There were many wet eyes of friends and families as they are both known for their big hearts and it seemed like we were living a fairy-tale that they had found each other.

Their 20’s style wedding video went viral so I can’t post a picture of them ( photos are friends and family only now). The photo above is just of the table decor, but I can only say they looked every big as beautiful as the arrangement.