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”, everybody sat down with the 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 families dressed in Giorgio Armani, but you can surely arrange your big day in Capri and perhaps spend your honeymoon there
July 19, 2004 – Ex Teenage Witch Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Wilkerson got hitched in Florence, in the marvellous setting of Grand Hotel Villa Cora, surrounded by sycamore woods and century-old gardens; the ceremony took place at 6:00 p.m. and was followed by an outdoor reception held by the magnificent poolside. Before dining with friends and families, the couple performed Never Tear Us Apart by INXS and afterwards hit the dancefloor until late into the night. Do you think a luxury 5-star hotel in Florence can be included in your wedding budget? If your answer is yes just go ahead and book your favourite one, otherwise choose an agritourism in the countryside and spend more on your Italian or European honeymoon
So now let’s switch to another famous boot-shaped wedding: Mena Suvari and Simone Sestito‘s nuptials in Rome (ok, they’re not a couple anymore…); in June 2010 by the way, the pair had a very traditional and romantic ceremony in a private chapel located in Vatican City and later left for its wedding reception at Odescalchi Castle, the same venue Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise had chosen for their marriage in Italy in November 2006. Suvari and Sestito told People that they couldn’t have asked more for their big day ’cause “Rome is the true city of romance…” … We’re not even thinking of calling this into question but some doubts have started arising concerning the Fortress: does it cause bad luck???