• Romantic, glamorous Italian destination wedding in Sicily
  • Mock Boarding Pass Wedding Invitation
  • Amsale blue floor-length bridesmaid dresses
  • Amsale blue, floor-length bridesmaid dresses
  • Classic white wedding bouquet with roses and orchids
  • Pink and white bridesmaid bouquet
  • Pink and white wedding bouquet
  • Christian Dior gold, jewel-encrusted wedding shoes
  • White flowergirl dress
  • Classic, traditional wedding portrait of the bride arriving at church
  • Vera Wang ballgown wedding dress
  • Traditional Italian church wedding ceremony in Siracusa, Sicily
  • Traditional Italian church wedding ceremony in Siracusa, Sicily
  • Pink flower wedding ceremony decor with orchids and roses
  • Romantic, glamorous Italian destination wedding in Sicily
  • Romantic Italian destination wedding in a Sicilian vineyard
  • Wine and Granitas
  • Wedding cocktail hour idea
  • fruit and cheese appetizer
  • Outdoor reception seating for destination wedding at Italian castle
  • Classic wedding reception table decor
  • Outdoor reception for destination wedding at Italian castle
  • Classic wedding menu card
  • Groom's chair at Italian destination wedding reception in Sicily
  • Round, three-tiered wedding cake with strawberries
  • Wine wedding favors from Italian vineyard
  • Classic bride and groom first-dance portrait

A Romantic Italian Destination Wedding in Sicily

One couple invites their guests to a glamorous destination wedding in the Italian town of Siracusa, Sicily, with a traditional cathedral ceremony and reception at an ancient castle.

Pei Pei Chan and Christian Mirabella of Washington, D.C., are an international couple with a passion for travel. So what better way to celebrate than with a romantic destination wedding—in a 12th-century Italian castle, to boot? On June 22, 2012, the couple tied the knot in the groom's small island hometown of Siracusa, Sicily.

"I'm Chinese-American, and he's Italian," Pei Pei says. "We wanted an international wedding, and Sicily is so romantic. We got married at the Cathedral of Siracusa, the most important church in the city. The reception was at Azienda Agricola Pupillo, a vineyard owned by Christian's friends, which has a castle on the grounds."

Photo: Kate Headley