The Big Day
You're invited! Come inside Rachael and John's wedding and Tuscan feast.
Rach says, "A cozy, peaceful place, Castello di Velona has beautiful 360-degree views. From every location you look out over cultivated, manicured land, dotted with grapevines. Each morning, hundreds of darting, soaring swallows sing arias. The air smells sweet and rich. Everything you see, taste and feel seems more intense here."
On Top of the World
Rach and her friend Hiroko soak up the Tuscan sun before the ceremony.
Guests and the couple entered the castle, Castello di Velona, through this beautiful arched doorway.
Rach in her beautiful flowing wedding dress on top of the Tuscan castle, Castello di Velona, where the wedding was held.
Rach and John share their first kiss as husband and wife.
Rach and John embrace at the altar after they've recited their vows.
Rachael with her mom Elsa and sister Maria, moments after the ceremony.
John and Rach rock out at the reception while guests look on. After dancing, everyone enjoyed a Tuscan feast menu.
To plan the wedding dinner, Rachael's mom Elsa and good friend Gloria Gilman made a list of their favorite dishes, and John and Rachael made the cuts. But the cake was a surprise!
Guests of the happy couple mingle with John during the reception.
Mother and Son
John dances with his mom at the reception.
All in the Family
Rach poses with her mom Elsa, and friends Emily (left) and Jess.
Rach shares a dance with her nephew, Nicholas.
Rach and John, happy together!
Cut the Cake
Rach and John get ready to cut the cake, while Rach's mom Elsa looks on.
Rach dances with her friend, Hiroko.
Dancing the Night Away
Get down! Rach grooves with her guests at the reception.
Rach and John wave good-bye to their guests, on their way to the honeymoon in Africa.