It was a Sunday lovely Sunday that I won’t soon forget. We are on the grooms side of the family and keeping with the traditions, all friends and family of the groom gather at his house to begin the morning festivities. The morning started out just right with a mixture of prosecco and peach juice and traditional Sardinian sweets.
Sunday Lovely Sunday | A Traditional Sardinian Wedding
After the greeting of the groom we made our way to the bride’s house in Viddalba; where a long string of cars honked their horns throughout every passing village.
Viddalba is a small comune in the province of Sassari and it was the perfect setting for a traditional Sunday Sardinian wedding.
We greeted the bride; plates were smashed and the groom handed over the bouquet to his waiting bride to be. We then gathered in our cars and made a honking procession to the church in Viddalba … an angle of paradise between culture, sea, hot-springs and nature.
The service lasted over an hour and was one of the most beautiful church wedding services I have seen. There was traditional singing in Gallurese, confetti, more smashing of plates and the long-awaited … kiss.
It was a strange day weather wise; it rained, the sun shone and even a rainbow made a brief colourful appearance.
After the church service the long line of cars wound their way to Castlesardo for an afternoon lunch service which lasted 5 hours! It was spectacularly divine.
The view of Castlesardo from the restaurant was priceless as the sun lit up the afternoon sky.
And just when I thought I couldn’t stomach any more delicious food, along came the cake(s). Yes, plural. There were 7 in total but I only managed to snap 4 of the hand-made cakes.
And of course more sweets … each one carefully hand crafted for excellence.
This was one Sunday Lovely Sunday that I won’t soon forget.
What are some wedding traditions from your culture?
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Hi there! Would you be able to connect me to the couple whose wedding you went to? 🙂 I’m planning my wedding in Sardinia for August and need some tips 🙂
Hello, I am compiling a small list as per your last email and will get back to you soon. 🙂
I’m attending a wedding in Sardinia in April, and not sure what to wear!
I’m from the U.S., and want to make sure I dress appropriately for the occasion.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Wonderful shots of an old church. Lots of character in old stone buildings.
And a stunning view of the water. Nice.
OH! You asked for wedding traditions from different parts of the world.
Ontario, Canada. The groom MUST arrive sober, LOL.
The first wedding I was involved in (my best friend’s, when I was 17) was not a good example. We were misbehaving all morning, before he said “I do”.
I was not surprised, when that marriage didn’t last long. He was not ready.
Best wishes for the bride & groom, Jenny. -David.
Arriving sober should be number one on the list, or even arriving on time …
I’ve been to a wedding of my niece in Sardegna, so I recognize your story 😀 Lovely!!
Gorgeous post! It’s so interesting seeing different wedding traditions around the world. I particularly love your cake and sweet photos!
Sounds like a wonderful day, Jennifer. I wish the newly-married couple every happiness in the world 🙂
Very beautiful, their customs are fascinating. When we were in Sardinia, my cousins showed me their wedding outfits, just beautiful. Here in the states no Italian-American wedding would be complete without the Tarantella folk dance, a staple of Italian wedding music. That’s amore! These pictures are wonderful, thanks for sharing! HAve a beautiful day!
SEVEN cales? Wow, who would have guessed? I can only imagine what that 5 hour meal must have been like. I’m salivating just thinking about it. Great post, my friend.
wow!! I love this! and the photos are all terrific, thanks for sharing!!
Glad you liked it, I can’t wait to attend another wedding!
They weren’t exactly crammed in like Sardinians, although it seems the food was!
Lovely post and pics!
What a delightful wedding it must have been – much like a fairy tale in all those wonderfully old locales!
It really was magical. I told my hubby that I want to do it all over again! 😉
Lovely post and photos.
Well thank you fellow Canadian! 🙂
So beautiful, thank you for sharing!
What a great day.