I’m happy to share the news that we’ve eloped!! The ceremony was brief & emotional (that’s me) at Manhattan’s City Hall, followed by a street vendor pretzel snack and walk across our favorite bridge to the cheers and congrats from other bridge walkers.
Our wedding day was laid back, fairy tale perfect…an NYC fairy tale. Sunny, blue sky, warm April tax day. We started planning a week in advance and picked the date by the weather forecast and availability of the photographer. My groom was sexy as hell in his suit. How much do I love him for picking out a new tie to match my Armani dress without me having to ask? Shush you – I’m not label dropping, the Armani was my shout out to Italy on our all-American day.
Possibly even bigger news…the day of our wedding, Fabio accepted a job in Italy. We’re moving to Italy. One more time for emphasis in all caps…WE’RE MOVING TO ITALY!
Have you ever wanted something so badly, for a long time, and then when you get it, you hardly know what to do with yourself? That’s kind of how the past 3 weeks have been since the wedding. A lot of ‘ohmygodohmygodohmygod’ in my head, breath holding and wheels turning. There are a lot of fish to fry.
I thought I knew how much logistical contortion the international move would take, but my knowledge was really a teaspoon of salt water compared to the oceans of what need to get done. Luckily, my sweet new husband was detained due to the Icelandic volcano for an extra week of ‘honeymoon’ AKA running-all-over-NYC-to-various-government-buildings with his new wife. Step 1 complete: marriage is registered in Italy. Super excited.
Steps 2 through 842: to be completed. There is a lot to do. Passports to be renewed, visa interviews with the Italian Consulate, contents of entire apartments to sell… Okay, there aren’t really 842 steps. That’s our lucky number from the City Hall ceremony! They give you a ticket like at the meat counter and when it’s called, the happy couple gets married.
I blissfully digress and I’m just going to keep digressing. We closed the our wedding day with a quiet champagne toast and dinner under the Brooklyn Bridge, the city lights gradually popping on across the river. The wait was so worth it.