Author Archives: Justina
Wow, six months already… we still need to write a testimonial for Gabriella. The more I look back the more I see just how vital she was and how lovely it was to have her in our corner. On October … Continue reading
It’s been quite a month. All the waiting and secret keeping ended up being well worth it. Reactions have been positive. My parents are thrilled; they basically said, “We don’t have to worry about the ceremony and can go straight … Continue reading
Leaving for Italy this afternoon. Joe and I are bouncing with excitement. We’d better get to the airport soon so we can be bored for a few hours. Passport, tickets, money, papers, dress, rings… oy. Here we go!
One more snafu to report that could have been avoided with a bit more effort. I’d called to cancel this dress on June 2nd, after they recommended that I do so. But a couple days ago I got an e-mail … Continue reading
Joe’s ring fits around mine perfectly. :) It was meant to be. Or it’s just coincidence. :)
In spite of my leaning towards white, the dress is lilac. In spite of my wanting tea length, it is floor length. In spite of my not wanting a train, it has one. In spite of my intending to find … Continue reading
So it looks as if I will not be wearing this dress after all. I got a phone call this afternoon from Metrofashion informing me that they were having difficulties with their distributor for that dress and couldn’t guarantee delivery … Continue reading
Finally got my Atto Notorio from the local Italian consulate. Our two witnesses, Joe, and I went in this morning to sign it. Halfway through the process I was told I needed to get another apostille for the translation of … Continue reading
While I’m waiting for my tea kettle to boil, I’ll vent a little about international paperwork. Geh. It’s about as much fun as you’d expect it to be. I need to get my birth certificate translated into Italian and French … Continue reading
July 20th at 11:30 am… Venice time. We’ve signed up with Wedding in Rome and have started down the road which involves money, specifically nonrefundable money, so it’s real now. Somehow getting the rings doesn’t quite have the impact as … Continue reading
So we will be getting married in July. In Italy. Venice specifically. Right now, we’re leaning towards going with this group for organizational and planning purposes. Getting married in another country requires a bit of paperwork. Is this really happening?!
Here are some reviews of local jewelers that we went to in our search for wedding rings. Freedman Jewelers: Really didn’t like these guys. They were pushy and didn’t seem to listen. When I said I wanted sapphires instead of … Continue reading
I’m a liberal girl. I also have a healthy dose of white guilt. There’s no way for me as an American to be completely sure that I’ve removed all sources of cruelty to others, short of going completely off the … Continue reading