She didn't speak Italian, and his English was spotty at best. But thanks to a bilingual dictionary—and, of course, the universal language of flirting- Watchmen star Malin Akerman and Petalstones drummer Roberto Zincone made their feelings clear. "I knew she was a beautiful person without understanding all of her words," says Zincone, who met his future bride in 2003.
Two years afterward, over dinner in Los Angeles, Zincone told Akerman, "I don't ever want to be apart from you," and presented her with a diamond-studded white-gold band. Later he gave her a diamond solitaire. "I got two proposals!" says Akerman.
For the June 20 outdoor event, held at the Grand Hotel Moon Valley near Sorrento, Italy, "we wanted the two most special people in our lives, our fathers, to join us in marriage," says the bride. "My dad read from a love poem in English and Roberto's father read from the same poem in Italian." The bride and groom then swapped self-written vows. Jokes Akerman, "There was no priest up there, so the Italian guests were a bit nervous!"