Sally Ann's Wedding
The 8th October was a very special day for all of us at La Preghiera. It was the wedding day of our manager Sally Ann Lucock, now Mrs Marconi, and we were all involved in preparations for the big day! Sally Ann married in a civil wedding ceremony in the ancient Comune (Town hall) in Città di Castello, a medieval building with an elegant Sala di Consiglio in gothic style, large enough to hold the 150 guests!!! The civil ceremony was enhanced with friends reading poetry and a brass quartet played Handel and Purcell. An extra surprise, the town band of Città di Castello was waiting to serenade the newlyweds as they came down the stairs after the ceremony! Great friend and world champion ice cream maker, Palmiro Bruschi of Ghignoni Ice Creams, made a fabulous wedding cake (see the photo) for the reception.