On July 2nd 2004, Mira Sorvino and Christopher Backus tied the knot on the Italian island of Capri; the two actors had actually made their love legal three weeks before in Santa Barbara, CA but wanted to mark their nuptials with a more neoclassical ceremony. The wedding took place at sunset at Villa Parente’s hilltop temple, where over 100 guests joined the couple; the entire bridal party was dressed in Armani and the bridesmaids donned some blue-green spaghetti strap gowns inspired by the colours of the Mediterranean Sea! After the fateful “yes”, the guests sat down with the newlywed pair and enjoyed the dinner; the wedding reception lasted well into the night, with Mira’s father singing a Neapolitan song and the two lovebirds dancing the Tarantella. You may not have the budget to have all your friends and family dress in Giorgio Armani, but you can surely arrange your big day in Capri and perhaps spend your honeymoon there too!
July 19, 2004 – Ex-Teenage enchantress Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Wilkerson tied the knot in Florence, in the marvellous setting of Grand Hotel Villa Cora, surrounded by sycamore tress and century-old gardens; the sunset ceremony began at 6 p.m. and was followed by an outdoor reception held at the magnificent poolside. Before dining with friends and family, the couple performed Never Tear Us Apart by INXS and afterwards took to the dancefloor until late into the night. You can also book a luxury 5-star hotel in Florence as part of your wedding package. Or, if you prefer, you can choose to stay in a cozy and exclusive agritourisim in the Tuscan countryside!
So now let’s switch to another famous boot-shaped wedding: Mena Suvari and Simone Sestito‘s nuptials in Rome, which were celebrated in June 2010 in a very traditional and romantic ceremony in a private chapel located in Vatican City, and later left for the wedding reception held at Odescalchi Castle, the same venue chosen by Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise for their wedding celebration in November 2006. Suvari and Sestito told People Magazine that they couldn’t have asked more for their big day because “Rome is the true city of romance…”