Camilla and Luke’s public acknowledgement of their very ‘Real Love’ was made at the splendid Tuscan Villa Il Poggiale, in the presence of 150 enthusiastic guests.
Luke’s parents had emigrated from Italy to Australia many years ago where he was born. Many had therefore travelled far to attend the bi lingual outdoor Wedding Ceremony and reconnect with family members.
I was thrilled that Luke’s favourite Beatle was also John Lennon! His dream of finding an equal who would love and support him just as Yoko did John was realised when he fell madly in love with the beautiful and intelligent Camilla.
Luke’s touching vows were partly inspired by Lennon’s persuasive ‘Grow Old With Me’ and as a seasoned admirer, I was able to incorporate a few Lennon touches within the ceremony to highlight the profundity of the couple’s unique relationship.
Camilla and Luke believe that a marriage partner is ‘someone you choose consciously and rationally to share and navigate all aspects of love and life’… but as closet romantics will happily admit “that’s just banal stuff to justify your behaviour, having been infected by the subconscious desires and intuition of the heart.”
A lively combination of Aussie humour and Calabrian colour ensured that the day was an unforgettable mixture of laughter, tambourines and dance. John and Yoko would have loved it…
Original text by Diane Rossi – Copyright © Blessings From Italy BFI European Independent Celebrants ®
Photos courtesy of Paola Colleoni