After both being engaged before, they were pretty certain very early on what they both did and did not want from a new relationship.
They kept things small and they spent only €1000 on the day.“Our colours were white, black and dark green with elements of wood, jute and lace”, said the bride.“We wanted to mix the Cowboy Psychedelia mood with a warehouse venue.
Whenever I reveal I was young in the 1960s, people’s eyes grow round with envy. ’ Well, I was there and I can, unfortunately, remember the 60s all too well.
And if we’d got pregnant then of course we might have been thrown out of our parents’ home, or forced to give the baby up for adoption.
Before the law changed in 1967 there were abortionists around, but they were illegal, and you couldn’t go to one without paying a lot of money in used notes to a dodgy doctor off Harley Street. It’s worth remembering, too, that feminists at that time were not even a glimmer in their father’s eyes.
If you can imagine emerging from this repressed background into the swinging 60s, equipped with a contraceptive pill that had only recently become the hugely popular and completely reliable form of birth control, you can also imagine how ill-prepared we all were for what was to follow.
True, we’d been brought up to say ‘no’ to sex, but the only reason for that was because we might get pregnant.
We also love art, fashion, vintage, festival and films so we brought all those things into the theme of the day too.
When it came to styling the day we both agreed we wanted a small, yet very relaxed wedding.And although I’ve no doubt it was a fantastic – or ‘fab’ as we used to say – time for men, for women (or young girls as we were then) it was absolutely grisly.Because when it came to sex, we were, of course, the trailblazers for a completely new attitude, and blazing trails is always horribly uncomfortable.Firefly Path was absolutely amazing and their work is impeccable.” Continue reading Giulia and Fabio were married in Cesena, northern Italy.Forty years before Mark Zuckerberg came up with Facebook, a few Harvard students created Operation Match, the precursor to online dating.