If you’ve dreamt of getting married abroad, then our latest #InOurVeils blog will leave you in awe. Karalynn and her now husband, James, married at the remote Castello di Petrata in Assisi, Italy. The stunning views across Perugia allow for creative, yet, traditional photography.
How did you and your partner meet?
James proposed to me at Dubai Opera House on October 12th, 2017. We’d been to see The Jersey Boys and at the end of the show James had arranged a tour of the Opera House. As part of the tour we were taken into a private room where a sliding door was pulled back and the Jersey Boys appeared to serenade us with ‘Beggin’ as James got down on one knee. It was such a lovely unexpected surprise.
When and where did you get married?
At Castello di Petrata on top of a hill in Assisi, Italy on April 6th, 2019
Did you have a specific theme or colour scheme?
Our colour scheme was originally green, grey and blush pink, however it all changed when James found a light blue jacket he liked when we were on holiday in France so we ended up adding in blue and dropping the pink but it all seemed to work okay.
In terms of decoration we went with a greenery theme, sticking with mainly white flowers and plenty of green leaves.
I’m Scottish so there were a few Scottish touches throughout the day. We had a piper who piped us down the aisle and into the reception and our bouquets and buttonholes included thistles.
How did you feel when you said yes to the dress?
The dress was everything I’d initially said I didn’t want. I was adamant I didn’t want a fitted dress or a long train but when I saw my dress hanging up in the shop I fell in love with it. I tried it on but as it was out of my budget and not what I’d initially planned to wear I didn’t buy it that day, but after two weeks of thinking about it I knew it was the one.
How did you choose your veil?
I found my dress at Apple Blossom Time Bridal Studio in Glencarse, Scotland. Karen and Jolene from Apple Blossom Time were so helpful, as soon as I found my dress they brought in the veil and shoes for me to try on with it. I planned to wear statement earrings so wanted a simple veil and the Thani Cathedral veil complimented the dress and earrings perfectly.
What was your most favourite and memorable part of the day?
We named all our tables after dance moves, after dinner and before the speeches began we went round the room and each table had to a few seconds to show off their dance move. It really broke the ice and got everyone into a party mood ready for the rest of the evening.
Do you have any advice for brides to be?
Don’t sweat the small stuff. In the days leading up to the wedding we had a number of things go wrong, our celebrant dropped out a couple of days before the wedding, I burst the blood vessels in my eye which looked awful and we had a number of issues with our wedding planner, but you realise none of it matters. As long as everyone you care about is there to celebrate your big day and there’s music, food and drinks everyone will have a great time.