What a lovely weekend this has been at Bellaugello Gay Guest House as we hosted our first Gay Wedding Party.
For the guys it all started many years ago, but the Bellaugello involvement began just last September when during a private candle-lit dinner on a secluded terrace here down deep in the garden, one guy got down on one knee and asked his partner to marry him. Yes! the obvious answer
Back in their home country they were officially married
and determined to return with their families and close friends, they rented Bellaugello celebrate their wedding. So it was on Friday afternoon the car park was suddenly filled with Fiat 500s, and out tumbled the guests. The hosts were so organised, everyone was soon in their allocated suite, in time for tea and home made cake before a dip in the infinity pool. In the evening we lit the barbecue and the guys cooked under the stars for their guests.
Saturday, a blue sky dotted with clouds did not deter the celebrations or an excuse for a swim in the infinity pool at Bellaugello.
Hairdone, the girls headed out to join the others and catch some rays. Early afternoon two of the guys friends set up for the ceremony on the lawn overlooked by heady lavender crowning the south facing view over the Chiascio valley. It was truly lovely, one of the grooms standing waiting whilst the other was brought down arm in arm by his mother really romantic, and very personal to all present.
A passing cloud decided to donate some rain to the proceedings which were hastily continued on the covered terrace of the Diva Suite – everyone carrying their own chair! and then back on the sun drenched lawn, time for the Aperitivo and music by Melissa on her accordion, whom you might remember from my post on Canta Maggio – singing in the month of May. Whilst not a professional Melissa is fabulous and was accompanied by her cousin who is a professional musician and member of the choir at the Basilica in Assisi it was a grey mix of traditional Italian folk and up to date chart music. Hear her play here by clicking this link: Melissa playing at the wedding celebration at Bellaugello
And so it was to the dinner held in the dining room at BellaugelloDancing on the terrace under the stars until the wee sma’ hours, and then Sunday, sun shining brightly a late brunch before everybody headed to the swimming pool.
An evening reservation at their choice of restaurant in Gubbio, also my favourite, a chance for the family to see a fraction of the enchanting city in this beautiful corner of Umbria.
It has been a busy weekend, my team here pulled out all the stops, let’s face it the guys were worth it, they are such a lovely couple, and my team had great fun making the weekend very special, personal to Bellaugello, for which I thank them, and of course in the best Italian fashion a very festive weekend.