In weddings, like in art, "no such thing, and the proof was an Italian piazza that came to life in the heart of Tel-Aviv for an unforgettable romantic wedding. Never would I have imagined that a visit to the Israel Fair and Convention Center in Tel-Aviv would transport me to Italy, or that an invitation to an Israeli wedding, would end in a romantic Italian piazza where I would dance the night away, alongside the bride's granny. Apparently, all it takes is a dream and someone to make it all com

The Event Began Early

The Event Began Early

Sunrays danced gently across the lawn and a soft breeze swayed the sheer drapes hanging from the reception-area arbors that elegantly stood out in stark whiteness against the green grass. Campari in hand, we lounged on the sofa and winked at the stone Cupids which stared back at us seductively.

Clearly, someone had given careful thought to every detail, from the color scheme to the architecture; the ceremonial canopy was covered in greenery and sophisticated lighting created the ambiance of a midnight wedding in an enchanted forest. The screen fluttering in the breeze behind the couple as they exchanged vows and rings was eventually drawn to let the surprised guests into the heart of the affair: an Italian piazza with a dance floor and a lively ristorante.

The indoor décor echoed the cocktail

The indoor décor echoed the cocktail

The tables were adorned with decorative napkins and striking flower arrangements in equally elegant vases. The pièce de résistance were the Italian shop façades which stood amid striped awnings and stone arches, illuminated by street lamps. The setting was so authentic, that I nearly walked into one of the shops to buy some Chianti. Later, I learned that a photographer was sent to Italy to photograph the piazzas that inspired the wedding's decor.

Clearly, someone had given careful thought to every detail, from the color scheme to the architecture; the ceremonial canopy was covered in greenery and sophisticated lighting created the ambiance of a midnight wedding in an enchanted forest. The screen fluttering in the bre

Fueled with good food and fine alcohol, the guests took to the dance floor and kicked up their heels to the beat of renowned duo Pablo Rosenberg and Shlomi Shabat and an electrifying D.J., V.J. and cover-band trio had the guests dancing like there was no tomorrow.

But alas, morning began to dawn, and just before sunrise, with high spirits and sore feet, each guest received a pair of flip-flops monogrammed with the couple's initials, leaving them with more than just memories of an unforgettable piazza wedding.

Italian Piazza