i'm a pretty lucky girl.
for many, many reasons
one of which, is that i happen to be married to a man
who is half-Italian
and whose family still owns a house in Tuscany
it's the house Nick's Nonno Lino grew up in
Lino is the grandfather Nicholas Lino Fleming was named for
and to this day, if you ask Nick one of his most significant life events,
he will tell you it was when he was 7 years old and his Nonno Lino died.
they were very close.
even though Lino only spoke Italian,
he came up with games to play with Nick that didn't require words.
so when Nick said he wanted to get married in Italy,
i knew why.
and i was okay with it. (:
we got engaged on december 25, 2009
and decided to get married on may 28, 2010
...5 short months...
but it was all the time we had off
just two weeks...between 3rd year and 4th year of med school
we decided to get legally married in Italy too
both because, initially, i was all hung up on having my marriage certificate state the date i actually got married...which i now feel was a completely ridiculous thing to be picky about, btw.
and because Nick was on his general surgery rotation right before we left
and we didn't have time to go to the courthouse in Chicago.
it was a process.
i won't even go into all the details.
it involved a lot of stress and tears and general freaking out.
but we pulled it off.
which was nice,
because then we got to have our photographer take these amazing pics
of our civil ceremony
|our dads. mine on the left, nick's on the right.|
he got a tibial plateau fracture
while playing soccer with Nick the day before.
Nick broke my dad.
|wedding kiss #1|
i threw up at 3am the night before our wedding
a bad combination of too-little-sleep, too-much-wine, and nerves.
also, the next morning, the power went out.
apparently it was scheduled maintenance, but they forgot to tell anyone.
fortunately, i had blow-dried my hair post-shower
but i did not, however, have the ability to curl or style it in any way.
hence the hair-do you see here.
dress- anthro; shoes- nine west; hair flower- anthro; belt- etsy; birdcage veil- etsy
we got legally married
in Lucca, Italy
at 10am on friday, may 28, 2010
we had a rehearsal dinner of sorts, the night before
and the "real" wedding was yet to come...
to be continued...again!