A Beautiful Italian Wedding

Clare and Reg, the happy couple.

Together with their beautiful bridesmaids, Carlotta and Jessica

Best Man, Bridesmaids and Page Boy

After a 24 hour turn around, in between arriving from Australia and flying to Italy, I was delighted to attend the wedding celebrations of our daughter, Clare. Festivities kicked off with a dinner for guests on the Friday evening, followed by the wedding on the Saturday.

All the guests were invited to dine at a nearby restaurant on the Friday night.

We were thrilled to see Bettina, a friend of Clare's from the time they were 15 years old, living in Spain.

The nuptials were to take place at the Laguna Blu Restaurant, on the banks of Lake Maggiore in Reno, Leggiuno. To give the restaurant time to recover from their lunch time clientele, all the wedding guests packed into two ferry boats and crossed the lake to Isola Pescatore, the Fisherman's Island in the lake. There we commandeered a restaurant, and enjoyed a drink or two as we chatted, and caught up with news of friends and family.

The wedding party sailed off to Isola Pescatore.

Reg's Dad, and Cathy, flew in all the way from Australia...

...as did his sister, Lee-Anne; while his brother, Steven, flew in from the States.

On Isola di Pescatore, we caught up with friends and family

Once back at the restaurant, the ceremony began, with Giuliano as the official celebrant.

Coughlan Girls

The Lads

Important People! Bernard, Margy, David and me.

As we sat down to eat, Jessica played the flute for us.

The meal was perfect, as dish after dish was brought to the table. We love Laguna Blu, everything about it is wonderful, the food, the service, the decorations! No wonder it is usually fully booked!

First dance!!!

Karaoke was really popular. That's Reg's Dad in the middle!

Even Hugo, Jessica and Emma, were brave enough to join in!

All too soon came the cutting of the cake... 

...and the end of a perfect wedding, as the happy couple serenaded the guests!


  1. Fabulous, Liz, really fabulous!! It looks as if the wedding went off beautifully! Here's wishing happiness and long life to the happy couple!

    1. Thank you, Claudia. It was such a happy day, so full of laughter and love. We had an absolute ball!

  2. Dear Liz,
    I love your photographs and this blog! It was so wonderful seeing you and David after so many years!!! If you ever fancy a visit to Switzerland, please do let me know. You are always more than welcome to stay with us!
    Lots of love to you and David,

  3. Dear Bettina, It was such a fun day, and we were so delighted to meet up with you and your family after all these years. I am so glad you enjoyed being there with us, even though Emma had such a ball, she will never be the same again!!! We will definitely put you on our travel list!

    Love and kisses to you all, xxxx

    1. Dear Liz,
      ".... even though Emma had such a ball, she will never be the same again!!!"
      That is so true! And yes, she did indeed have such a ball :-)!
      "We will definitely put you on our travel list!"


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