Maya & Patrick were married in the historical city of Perugia in the Umbria region of central Italy.
Perugia is a cultural and artistic centre of note and the historical centre of the city sits upon a high hilltop. Maya, Patrick and their guests stayed in the wonderful Castello dell’Oscano, in the village of Cenerente. The first written reports on Oscano go back to 1364 and the remains of a fort with a square tower can still be seen in the lower stairs of the castle. Oscano features elegant rooms and halls with antique furnishings and a charming library. Its historic park has paths lined with lindens, oaks, ancient pines, cypresses and olives.
From Oscano, Maya and Patrick travelled to the nearby Castello di Rosciano a magnificently imposing and austere sandstone castle structure built during the Longobardo period, the 5th Century AD, which sits on the crest of a hill between Torgiano and Bettona offering superb panoramic views of Perugia, Assisi and the Umbrian countryside.
Maya & Patrick’s symbolic wedding ceremony was celebrated by a close friend in the castle gardens.
After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a delicious buffet of aperitifs and starters in the castle courtyard overlooking the gardens and the Umbrian countryside.
Maya & Patrick took the opportunity to capture photographs in some of the castle’s loveliest setting before joining their guests in the magnificent and atmospheric Lingarda dining room for the wedding banquet.
After dinner, Maya changed into a beautiful second dress for the cutting of the wedding cake which took place on the castle’s pool terrace.
After a champagne toast guests lit paper lanterns with the names of Maya & Patrick’s dearly departed loved ones which were then released into the night sky.
The couple and their guests then moved to the Sale delle Armi, the Arms Room, for the spectacular dessert buffet. After a fun and emotional surprise photo projection specially prepared by Maya’s sister, the couple and their guests danced and partied the night away.