Ever after

Maggie Sottero Isadora Ann with bolero


And just like that, we are married!

We had such a wonderful time. The set-up day was exhausting but I felt so loved as my friends laid tables, painted signs, carried heavy boxes and did a million other tasks just for us. The rain held off until well after dinner. My bridesmaids looked gorgeous. The speeches were heartfelt, yet hilarious (there wasn’t a dry eye in the marquee by the time Mr V finished his). The bouncy castle was a huge, huge success. We forgot to cut the cake until after half the guests had left, but it didn’t matter. My groom wore a three-piece tweed suit and we both wore green shoes (by chance!). Everyone loved the ceilidh and danced their little hearts out. There were just enough babies to be passed around for cuddles.  I had made the perfect amount of bunting and it looked great. My brother’s puppy caused small pockets of mayhem at the reception. Our tiny flower girl niece walked down the aisle with my best friend. My husband carried me over the threshold that evening. The next day we were sent off with tin cans on the car and had two glorious weeks in sunny Italy for our honeymoon.

There will be more about all of this, in time, when the photographs come in and there is more to share.

Right now I am still feeling so loved, so spoilt, so blessed. This has been an incredible season of my life, and I keep telling myself that the wedding is just the beginning of what I intend to be a long and happy marriage.



  • July 8, 2013 - 5:27 pm | Permalink

    congratulations you look gorgeous, can’t wait to read all about it! xox

    • Annabel Vita
      July 8, 2013 - 5:35 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Ashleigh! I’m looking forward to reading more about yours too!!

  • July 8, 2013 - 7:31 pm | Permalink

    Aww.. Congratulations!! You look beautiful and so so so happy!! All the best!

  • July 8, 2013 - 8:05 pm | Permalink

    I can’t even handle how beautiful you are! Can’t wait to see the details, and CONGRATS!! :)

    • Annabel Vita
      July 9, 2013 - 12:00 pm | Permalink

      Aww thanks Amelia! It was a very happy day.

  • July 8, 2013 - 8:34 pm | Permalink

    You look gorgeous – Congrats, again!
    I can’t wait to hear the rest of the details :)

    • Annabel Vita
      July 9, 2013 - 11:59 am | Permalink

      Thanks Kristen! I’ll share as soon as I get the pics back.

  • July 9, 2013 - 12:38 am | Permalink

    love, love, love to you! and a resounding yay!!!!!

    • Annabel Vita
      July 9, 2013 - 11:59 am | Permalink

      SAADIA! Yay! Hi! Lots of love xx

  • July 9, 2013 - 8:40 am | Permalink

    Congratulations, you look amazing and so, so happy!!

    • July 9, 2013 - 8:41 am | Permalink

      Woops, Andoni must have been using my computer and I didn’t notice it :D. Anyway, congrats again!!

      • Annabel Vita
        July 9, 2013 - 11:54 am | Permalink

        Aww, haha I love the idea of Andoni commenting on all your friends’ blogs! (Thanks!)

  • Jo
    July 9, 2013 - 10:25 am | Permalink

    Congratulations! You look gorgeous :) Looking forward to seeing more pics and hearing how it all came together :)

    • Annabel Vita
      July 9, 2013 - 11:59 am | Permalink

      Thanks Jo! I’ll share everything as soon as I get our pictures!

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  • July 9, 2013 - 1:28 pm | Permalink

    You look so gorgeous! & I love that bouquet. Can’t wait until the pictures come in!

  • Kim
    July 10, 2013 - 2:02 am | Permalink

    Congratulations! Glad it went so well for you!

  • July 11, 2013 - 11:34 pm | Permalink

    Your day sounds perfect and you look stunning! Congratulations!

    • Annabel Vita
      July 17, 2013 - 3:06 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Kelly!

  • July 12, 2013 - 5:23 pm | Permalink

    I’m so late to this! You look gorgeous. Congrats! Can’t wait to hear all the details.

    • Annabel Vita
      July 17, 2013 - 3:02 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Katie! Slowly getting back on top of real life so blogging the details should come soon!

  • July 14, 2013 - 8:32 am | Permalink

    Congrats! You look lovely.

  • July 19, 2013 - 12:06 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations!!! And what a gorgeous picture! Can’t wait to see the rest :) Enjoy life as a newlywed. It’s a wonderful time xxx

    • Annabel Vita
      July 24, 2013 - 11:52 am | Permalink

      Thanks Karen! So far it’s great (but a bit hot!)

  • July 19, 2013 - 9:18 pm | Permalink

    Oh congratulations!! You looked absolutely beyond gorgeous!

    • Annabel Vita
      July 24, 2013 - 11:53 am | Permalink

      Oh thank you Ashley!

  • July 22, 2013 - 10:33 pm | Permalink

    You. Are. Gorgeous. I am so thrilled to read that your day was perfect. Congratulations!

    • Annabel Vita
      July 24, 2013 - 11:54 am | Permalink

      Aww thanks Amy!

  • July 23, 2013 - 9:41 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations! Yay for everything being absolutely perfect! And I love your bouquet. :)

    • Annabel Vita
      July 24, 2013 - 11:59 am | Permalink

      Thanks Erin!

  • July 24, 2013 - 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations! What a gorgeous dress and what fabulous hair…

    Thanks for your comment on my blog — am also very pleased to find yours too! I’m getting married in just over a month as well, so am going to have a good look through all your wedding posts for reminders on anything I might have forgotten to do, ha ha. Absolutely love your invitations as well, they are just perfect!


    • Annabel Vita
      July 25, 2013 - 3:50 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Sabrina! Good luck with the wedding, the last month is pretty crazy – but in a good way!

  • July 29, 2013 - 6:37 pm | Permalink

    I cant wait to see/read more about it! You look lovely!

  • Ms.Vox
    October 5, 2013 - 9:22 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations on your wedding!! You looked absolutely stunning and radiant. I haven’t managed to keep up with blogs much these past months, but sat down to do a bit of reading here and there and am glad I caught this post and was able to (belatedly but not too crazy after the fact heh) with your marriage:)

    • Annabel Vita
      October 7, 2013 - 10:12 am | Permalink

      Thanks Ms Vox! What a lovely comment :)

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