Yesterday I spent the day at the wedding of two dear friends. And when I say "I spent the day," I mean *all* day. The ceremony in church started at 11 a.m. and ended around 1 p.m. The wedding party then moved to La Perla del Doge (click on the name for more photos and info), a wedding reception hall on the sea.
The aperitifs began at 1:30 on the roof terrace and continued until about 3 p.m. We then all moved down into a different room where appetizers were served. Three first courses (pasta, rice, etc.) were served, then lobster, followed by sorbet, then two meat courses. All of this eating was broken up by dancing and various photo opportunities.
Just when everyone felt they could eat no more...we were guided down to another terrace, this time on the sea, where the wedding cake, a dessert buffet, after-dinner drinks and cigars were served. During this phase, we were entertained by the bride and groom arriving "by sea" on an elaborately decorated rowboat and, later, fireworks. Then more dancing.
The party was still in full swing at 11 p.m. when my family and I left...exhausted!
p.s. Yesterday was the first anniversary of Molfetta Daily Photo! I just realised now!
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