Cleo and Jon’s Beach Blessing in Portofino was relaxed and fun with guests attending in beach style flip flops. There was definitely an air of celebration, also because it was the Father of The Groom’s birthday and the ceremony was the perfect present.
We corresponded at length before the day of the ceremony about the multi cultural and lingual aspect of the welcome speech. Cleo requested that we learn a Vietnamese greeting to welcome her parents (and her mother in particular) and we were more than happy to oblige. It is always such a pleasure for us to learn new foreign phrases of welcome and to witness the joining together of two young people from different cultural origins.
The Bridesmaids each held oriental parasols and with their dresses of various hues of red, yellow and orange, they looked like a collection of colourful flowers, forming a beautiful human bouquet to complement the Bride’s soft white, lacy dress. The effect, offset by the setting sun was breathtaking, as you can see by these great photos.