We met almost 9 years ago at Anni's house. She needed a bartender for a big party, and I'm also quite a good bar-lady. We become a couple a few months later.
Before becoming a couple, Anni and Silvia were both passionate explorers and enjoyed spending time together, travelling in the great outdoors.
On our last trip honeymooning in the USA, we spent twelve days in a tiny van, visiting the national parks of California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona.
We also love spending time with our friends and family, with our beagle Postilla always by our side.
With the help of illustrator and graphic designer Cecilia Botta.Silvi created a small picture book of their story together as a couple: how they met, their life together, their routine and their adventures.
The book ends with me asking to marry her. Anni said yes as you can imagine.
After spending 6 years together as a couple, keen travel buddies Anni and Silvia decided to tie the knot at their gorgeous lesbian wedding in a remote Italian village where Silvia had actually proposed.
Proposing in a restaurant located just ahead of their soon-to-be wedding venue, Borromeo Castle, a stunning castle located in Milan, Italy, Silvia shares with us how their magical day unfolded.
We love the small village where our lesbian wedding venueis located. The restaurant where I Silvia proposed to Anni is just in front of the Borromeo Castle, where we held our wedding ceremony.
We just wanted something simple and welcoming, where any one of our guests could feel at ease and be pleased.
Wanting to keep things elegant but simple for their 145 guests, Anni and Silvia opted for a white and deep blue colour scheme, incorporating rosemary, sage, and lavender as their wedding scents.
We arranged the table decorations ourselves, creating the centrepieces as well as our lesbian wedding pins.
We entered the ceremony with Harry Belafonte - Jump In The Line and when we cut the cake we played Rossetto e Cioccolato: a song which speaks about preparing a cake as a metaphor for preparing' love!
Everything was just great. We were overwhelmed by love and everyone was so happy. The catering was perfect, except for the cake. The waiters brought out the cake before the chef could add the fruit decoration.
Anyone else would have gone mad, but we found it hilarious. The cake was delicious by the way!
I would say matching and staying true to our own individuality was the hardest part. My mom (Silvia's) suggested we ask the tailor to create two different wedding skirts using the same fabric.
Overall, Silvia is pleased with how their lesbian wedding day turned out and their decision to keep things simple.
I'm glad we dared to have a simple yet big party, with a quality open bar.
One piece of advice Silvia would give other same-sex couples who are planning their own lesbian wedding is:
Don't listen to your anxious straight friends!