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Firenze, Italia

Duomo in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFest

Bonjourno Italia, you’ve got it goin’ on! To celebrate our one year anniversary that we’ve been going on and on about, we booked a trip to Tuscany. And this little corner of the world completely stole our hearts (and stomachs). The beautiful narrow streets that open up to gorgeous pops of color. Europe is filled with grand, historic cathedrals and palaces with ornate details and gold trimmings, so much that we’ve become a little numb to it. But, Florence brought it with the Wow Factor. The green and white marble that you just can’t stop looking at. The details even had details. We split our time meandering through the streets and patio-ing – which, I had to describe to my mom as ‘sitting on a patio drinking’ and we’re very good at it, to which we received a shocked, ‘Anne!’ Don’t worry, there was enough ravioli and gelato to soak it up. Mamma Mia!

Duomo ceiling in Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFest
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^ This adorable group of Italian men. Y’all. The cool cat in all black – yes, that’s a black leather hat to go with his black leather jacket and shades – rides up on his fancy two-wheels and throws down that kickstand. His friends all stand around admiring and you know we were thankful to have the best patio spot in that piazza.

The view overlooking Florence, Italy via MontgomeryFest
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Aside from our much needed dose of sun after the Belgian winter, we couldn’t get enough of the pasta, wine and gelato. Delicious. I can’t tell you how fun it was to break out some of the dresses that had been locked up for months. I was maybe a little overeager with the flip-flops..Ouch. It was painful for J to watch, mostly. So many hills. So much walking. But we wouldn’t have traded it for anything. Best vacation of our lives.

On the last night, we sat on a dinner terrace talking about before we were married and how fun the engagement was like his conversation with the first person he told he bought the ring. Oh, and we tried grappa for the first time.. That last photo up there was after the grappa. I know my writing has been a little way sappy-centric lately, but I had to get it out. I’ll try to keep the sappy to a yearly thing/minimum and get us back on regularly scheduled programming..try. So with that said, the rest of our trip which included an amazing wine tour through Tuscany and a ginormous garden will be making an appearance in the coming days. Arrivederci!

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The Bride Wore Saab

we haven’t received our thank you note yet, but we figured once they get back from their honeymoon

It was a big weekend. For us, we were busy bees setting up our new home. But, for Luxembourg, they had quite an exciting two day fest celebrating the nuptials of the heir to the throne, Prince Guillaume, and his beautiful bride, Princess Stephanie. The Princess, born a Belgian, wore a stunning Elie Saab gown with a 13 foot train. wowza! And I thought OUR aisle was long…sheesh! I should probably invest in a fancy hat in the event that we are cordially invited to one of these royal affairs.

Don’t worry, we sent our handwritten well wishes..(Thanks mom for Southern manners!) While we were visiting Luxembourg, there was a large gathering in the square surrounding a huge greeting card, so, of course, I just had to wait in line to sign it.  Having royals is fun!

Have fun on your surprise destination honeymoon, Guillaume and Stephanie! If you go to Jamaica, tell the beach waitress we said hi!

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