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Wedding at Ottimo Cibo

We went to one of the loveliest afternoon weddings on the weekend and I couldn’t help but take hundreds of photos of the gorgeous setting and all the details. Steve and Debbie wanted a casual wedding for just their close friends and family and they got it 100% right! They had their ceremony at a pretty stone chapel in Tokai and then their reception at Ottimo Cibo in Bishopscourt which is the perfect place for a small and intimate wedding. It’s a beautiful Tuscan style house set in a magical garden and owner and chef Nikki Booth and her team cater totally to your needs, serving the most divine and beautifully presented food.

The couple chose not to have a sit down meal to make it more informal, so we enjoyed heavenly snacks and platters of food and mingled and chatted out on the patio and garden. It was a perfect afternoon with guests wearing summer dresses and enjoying the last of the summer sunshine. Steve and Debbie, thank you for a wonderful day, I wish you all the happiness in the world for your new venture together!

Photography: by me

You can contact Nikki of Ottimo Cibo at the following email address: [email protected]


  1. Rose

    20 April

    Hey there- yes I have been to one of the most awesome baby showers at Nicki's venue. High- tea it was called. it is such a totally unique experience. Decor – I would sum up as tasteful upmarket country style living.

  2. Megan

    20 April

    SUCH stunning photos, looked like it was a gorgeous wedding! The house is to die for and that cat is the cutest thing ever!

  3. Cara

    20 April

    what beautiful details! Lovely photos and that venue looks spectacular!

  4. Tania

    20 April

    what a beautiful venue, never knew!~ thanks for sharing Lana

  5. Tracy Hancock

    20 April

    Love the photo of the kitty! The venue looks magical. Great photos.

  6. Georgianna

    20 April

    A beautiful wedding and your photos, Lana, are really FABULOUS! Seriously, they should be on the top wedding blogs

  7. Big Hug Studio

    20 April

    Wow, what a beautiful venue. I love the orange cat, it's so furry.


    20 April

    What an utterly gorgeous wedding, Lana! I just love all of the details. Gorgeous πŸ™‚

  9. Once upon a Time

    20 April

    Gorgeous venue!Fab photos.

  10. Joyforhome

    20 April

    stunning pictures! what a talent you are!

  11. gail.k

    20 April

    Wow! What an incredible house which you have shown to perfection!Really stunning!
    What a wonderful start to a happy marriage.

  12. Lana

    21 April

    Ah thanks for all the lovely comments my friends!

    Georgianna, good luck with the checkerboard patio and thanks for the kind words!xx

  13. Love and Stuff

    21 April

    Such a stunning venue. And the pic of the ginger cat, priceless.

  14. Monique @Oh Darling Bride

    21 April

    It looks like a wedding in Italy! How beautiful… and those interiors! *sigh* Too beautiful. Thanks for sharing your lovely pics πŸ™‚

  15. Splendid Willow

    22 April

    Now that is one classy and beautiful wedding setting. (And lovely couple). Perfection. I would have been purring like that cute cat if I was a guest!

    ox, Mon

  16. Kate/MagnoliaRouge

    23 April

    What a gorgeous looking venue!

  17. amy

    12 May

    My fiance and I are having our weding at this venue in November. We have attended many functions and lunches at Nikki's home- it truely is beautiful – it was so lovely to see pictures of this wedding πŸ™‚

  18. Lana

    12 May

    Oh lucky you Amy, I'm sure it will be incredible!:)

  19. craig olckers

    29 September

    please could you send me details on your wedding packages | rates | amount of guests catered for, etc.

    much appreciated, craig

    • Lana

      30 September

      Hi Craig

      I am not affiliated with Ottimocibo.
      You will need to contact Nikki directly.
      [email protected]


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