That’s right! Stacey and I are getting married!
She has been in Salzburg, Austria for the past six weeks as part of a study abroad program. Originally, we were going to marry on May 26, but decided to call it off for various reasons (and she would have been gone because of the study abroad program).
I fly out to visit her in Salzburg on Wednesday. We will stay for a few days and then head to Florence, Italy and later to Rome for several days.
After talking about it, we decided to get married while in Florence. I found a wedding planner http://www.italianwedding.com/ to handle all the documenation, and we are now set to marry on June 29 (or possibly the 28 or 30th at the Palazzo Vecchio). It will be a civil ceremony, but it will be in a beautiful setting in Florence.
Here’s some info about the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence:
One of the most beautiful things about an Italian wedding is the ceremony itself. Most clients have a civil ceremony, which is far more beautiful than it sounds. The city hall of Florence is the 15th century Palazzo Vecchio, where weddings take place in the magnificent “Red Room,” festooned with tapestries and noted paintings.
We’ll be staying at this hotel while in Florence: http://www.hotelvillaliberty.com/
We will probably have another ceremony or reception for family and friends at some point in the future, but for now, we will be legally married in one of the most romantic cities in Italy.