The most romantic wedding spot on earth?

June 2, 2009

I guess every couple in love wants to be Romeo and Juliet. To refresh your memory, Juliet was a 13-year-old girl who couldn’t marry her boyfriend, so she takes a potion that makes her seem dead, then he finds her and takes poison, and when she wakes up and sees his body she stabs herself to death.

What young love bugs wouldn’t want a relationship like that?

Now modern lovers can have the ultimate romantic thrill, getting married on the balcony in the 13th century mansion thought to be the home of the Capulets of Shakespeare’s tragedy, ‘West Side Story.’

This is big stuff for incurable romantics. If it’s a success, there’s no end to the mawkishly tragic romantic shrines of pop culture that can offer the same deal.

“Honey, have you thought about where we should hold the wedding? I want someplace really romantic!

“I’m thinking like that air strip in ‘Casablanca.’ Or the cave in ‘The English Patient.’ Or you know, that Moscow tram from ‘Dr. Zhivago.”’

“Well wait, sweetie, don’t forget that covered bridge in Madison County… Or the Titanic. Is that still around?”

Video clip of the wedding

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Luca Ceccarelli kisses his wife Irene Lanforti after getting married at Casa di Giulietta in Verona, Italy, June 1, 2009. Casa di Giulietta, or Juliet’s House, is a museum dedicated to Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” play. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

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here they were taking a photograph all together on the balcony.. bride,groom, in laws, cousins….etc all together like 50 of them on a small balcony and balcony fell down coz of the heavy weight… some of them died :-(

Posted by caglar | Report as abusive

Well, not the Titanic but perhaps its iceberg…

Posted by Bandage | Report as abusive

I’vet that beat, in spades!

My wife and I got married by a Justice of the Peace, at a county jail.

Now, talk about romantic?

And no, we weren’t even prisoners.

Posted by tim | Report as abusive

Ummm, Shakespeare’s tragedy was called “Romeo and Juliet.”

“West Side Story” was an American musical based (loosely) on the play.

Posted by thefaderjockey | Report as abusive

… Sigh… As part of the wedding planning, did it come with two free vials of poison?

Posted by Flopsy and Mopsy | Report as abusive

My wife and I got married in a 12th century castle in Austria in a chapel without electricity so it was lit up by a 100 candles. I’d take that over Verona any day. Poison was optional.

Posted by Rich | Report as abusive

i’m with you… logistically speaking, romeo and juliet could be the WORST love story ever. haha! love love love the post :)

Posted by Mary Kidwell | Report as abusive