Today I have an extraordinary story to tell you. It is 2019 when Gavin, during a trip to South Africa, gets down on his knees and asks Emma the famous words “will you marry me?“. Obviously the answer was “Yes I will!” and of course (kidding!) they immediately chose the best wedding videographer in the world: Dolcevita Wedding Cinema 😉 as well as one of the most beautiful wedding location in Ireland for their destination wedding, Adare Manor.
Unfortunately, we all know what happened a few months later. Covid19 came to upset our lives and Emma and Gavin were forced to postpone their destination wedding to 2021. But not on a random day, perhaps as a good omen and a symbol of rebirth, or perhaps as Gavin said, impossible to forget it, they chose New Year’s Eve. Also for me this event was the first destination wedding abroad after two years of forced inactivity. Two difficult years, during which I experienced deep moments of despair where I came to wonder if it was still worthwhile to continue my work in the wedding industry or to change my life definitely. And I have to thank Emma and Gavin for their tenacity, their respect, their love for my work and their trust in me. This wedding has given me hope and energy to start again and I can say now I can’t wait to start working and traveling again for making this fantastic job I love.
Returning to the wedding, Adare Manor is in the top 5 luxury hotel in Ireland and easily the most prestigious wedding venue in the country. It is surrounded by one of the most important gold course in the world, immersed in the green of the Irish countryside. The ceremony was officiated in the Catholic church of the village of Adare by Father Dominic, who came from England for the event. Outstanding was Shannon Gospel Choir that I used for the wedding film intro.
The rest of the day was a party, opting for Irish tradition with creamy Guinness, Irish coffee and local whiskey. The day could not end with the countdown to New Year under the cascade of balloons, kisses and toasts. We are in 2022, a new year, a new beginning. And like Gavin … sorry, Tony Blair said: “Things can only get better!“
A special thanks to Stephen Warker Photography who I hope to see soon in Italy for some stunning destination wedding in Italy.