Lindsay and Jordan flew into Florence airport from Charlotte, NC for and when the luggage carousel was empty and came to a sudden halt they knew: LOST LUGGAGE!
The long wait
Florence is a good 2 hour drive from the Cinque Terre coastal town of Manarola where the happily engaged couple were staying with their entire family for a seaside wedding in Italy, so when the clerk said their bags would be delivered later that day Lindsay and Jordan made sure they stayed up to wait for the delivery. And they waited …. and they waited …. and they waited….
Drink wine and be merry
An exciting vineyard excursion was booked for the following day with their 20 some family members who travelled all the way from the North and South Carolinas, so the nearly-newlyweds apologized for their wrinkled t-shirts and shorts and traipsed through the grapevines for a glorious day of trekking and winetasting. The terraced vineyards in the Cinque Terra area are uber-steep so machinery is out of the question, everything is harvested by hand.
The wedding must go on!
Lindsay and Jordan received their luggage A WEEK LATER, two days after they were married on a boat off the shores of the Cinque Terre. Jordan went shopping for an Italian suit (not too shabby!) and shoes to match. Lindsay bought a couple of outfits to last for a few days but she was happy as a lark that she had carried her Monique Lhuiller wedding dress on board the plane to wear on her big wedding day in Italy!
ITALY WEDDING TIP: CARRY YOUR WEDDING GOWN ON THE PLANE!