How It Was
I wanted to give all of me to that moment. I chose to prepare a special dinner for her, specifically because I am not even close to a good chef. I wanted to show myself first that for her I am willing to face everything outside my comfort zone, starting from the very basics: cooking!
It was a deep, timeless moment when after the dinner I asked her to draw with me our Family vision board. Then we meditated, eye-to-eye on our ideal life vision. It was at that very moment with the Lion king theme (“Remember who you are”) in the background that I gave her the ring… and after that in 12 hours we were watching the real Lion King show, in Broadway - NY!
She Said YES!
It was December the 7th of 2016 and when I walked through our door, I immediately realized that something special was about to happen: one of Velio's special surprises for me! Roses everywhere, nice music and tea light were spread around our comfy living-room. We really had a lot of fun while Velio was preparing the dinner, and I was sincerely convinced it was a great way to celebrate how wonderful our life is. But the feeling in the room moved towards. A magic and intimate connection led us to drafting our very first vision board; our life was heavenly and clearly planned.
I will never forget his eyes looking into mine so deeply, because in those moments I was able to see my entire life with him in a time lapse. In that very moment he proposed to me; then he started laughing and crying. Those were the same glorious and powerful eyes that I now recognize in him every time he feels so confident and powerful and able to turn all his strongest desires into reality. <3
During the last years spent together, life gave us so many inspiring moments that shaped our couple as it is – please grab some of those here below and recall them with us in joy and gratitude – as for sure you have been part of this amazing journey up to our big day and forward ☺.
FIRST DATE AND KISS – WE’RE STILL WEARING THAT SMILE
Our first date led to a second and then we kissed. We were close to Velio’s home, at the sunset on the Castelgandolfo’s Lake when we clearly realized that if we had kissed, that moment would have changed everything… and so we did! It was like… take the risk or lose the chance! ☺
NEW MINDSET – THE HERE AND NOW
We started learning how important is paying attention to the present moment, non-judgmentally and being grateful for all the things that happen for us in life. We came across one of our most inspiring training: a Master in Mindfulness, in Milan. Attended with purpose and passion this 2-years class, we learnt to train our mind to give others unconditional love and acceptance in a given situation. We are incredibly thankful to all those people we met during those years of training that opened our eyes and encourage us in developing an attitude of gratitude – this changed completely our future <3.
SELF AWARENESS AND CLEAR GOALS – COUNSELING AND MBA
Finally we became familiar with the curious paradox that when you accept yourself just as you are, then you can change: this was the first feeling attending the Process Counseling class! This has been the right year for us to dedicate all our efforts to go sincerely through ourselves, to feel what really stroked our chords, shift perspective and focus on the deepen purpose like create new goals and to go for it!
Then it comes the Executive MBA, another adventure carried out together. During this chapter we appreciated the time spent together playing and having fun in a working-class environment and especially our ability to support each other in staying focus, consistent and push ourselves in order to accomplish new great and outstanding goals!
NEW HOME – MOVING TO NEW ADVENTURES
October is a month in which, over the years, many important things happened in our lives, including our first moving carried out together – our apartment literally attracted us and suddenly we understood it was the time to live the stage to something new and trust again the magic of a new beginning – so we moved to our current flat in Trieste. Leaving the one where we start living together has been tough but we trusted the process and opened our hearts to new memories as we always believe that something wonderful is about to happen ☺. Here we arranged so many parties with friends and families, we studied hard for the Counseling and MBA classes and right here the proposal comes <3.
NEW YORK, NEW BEGINNING – OUR OWN LIFE PLAN
Clear visions, backed by always more definite plans, gave us a strong feeling of confidence as well as personal power. Hence, we realized we were one decision away from a completely different life and so we started working on it.. Velio set the kick-off of this new chapter of our life by planning the most amazing proposal ever <3 he surprised by arranging the trip to New York and that meant so much: we remember it as the difference between a dream and a goal: taking action you can turn a dream into reality! And this is why we chose New York as the theme of our wedding <3.
LIVING WITH PURPOSE
This year started with the vision of a heavenly life together forever and ever, starting from our first vision board drafted the night of the proposal. Right back from New York, so charged-up we devoted these months preparing our souls to the best upcoming day of our life and we are reaching that moment even more aware of how important is to live with purpose and nourish our hearts with the things that really mean for us. We are so much grateful for all the powerful moments we experienced and that we are still experiencing during this year as we are getting married with a much more and outstanding, lasting and consistent energy as a brand new family with new habits and mindset, far clearer than ever before and this would not be possible without the inspiring support of all the people we met along the way and that we faithfully thanks for being part of our story and forever will.
“What you think you become, what you feel you attract and what you imagine you create.” – Buddha
“We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.” - M. Montessori
We are pleased to share with you some of our most beautiful little moments together that made and are making our life a big adventure!