The history of the symbolic wedding
Did you know that the first symbolic wedding was celebrated on Capri?
In 1952, the poet Pablo Neruda fled Chile's dictatorship and settled on Capri. With him was Matilde Urrutia, the love of his life whom he was not able to wed due to a previous marriage.
During their days on Capri, their bond continued to deepen. To honor their love, Neruda decided to celebrate a symbolic wedding on the island.
Years later, the couple were "legally" married, but their exchange of vows under the island moon was what they considered their true wedding for the rest of their lives.