This year summer is really popping here in Italy and I’m so happy about it. It makes you want to stay outside, feeling the sun, enjoy the sounds of nature. In one word: holiday!
So today I will share with you a stunning summer wedding which took place in Ravello, a little town in Campania region on the Amalfi Coast, UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for the panoramic view on the Salerno bay.
The bride Rosie and the groom Tony got married in a beautiful terrace with an amazing view of the bay. Searching for the perfect wedding photographer in Ravello they fell in love with the talented Gianluca Adovasio. Thank you for sending us these beautifull pictures!
The bride’s dress is stunning with a lace see-trough bustier and a semi long train, the groom also really elegant with a blue and black suit and bow tie.
I really love this lovely couple, you feel all the emotion and love of their special day…
Today I feel particularly romantic so I will share with you a beautiful love story.
Remko and Roger are Dutch and this is their wedding…
They got married in Puglia last July after a long and accurate planning. Surrounded by the nature they promised their eternal love in front of friends and family.
What’s more romantic than having your wedding surrounded by secular olive trees?
It feels like being in a dream…
They started the day in a Palazzo de Mori in Otranto accompanied by their sweet three nieces and their trusted Labrador! With a vintage spider car, all five arrived at the wedding ceremony location, a stunning olive tree grove.
The celebration continued in a stunning venue in the beautiful countryside of Salento, the Tenuta Centoporte.
I really love the long table, its setting and all the decoration in the garden…
Remko and Roger are a beautiful couple and their love transpire from these amazing pictures taken by Andrea Antohi and Francesco Gravina!
A few weddings back to Italy and nearly a month has gone without me posting anything on the blog…no good!
Today I’ve got a real wedding which will make you dream of a relaxing holiday in our wonderful Amalfi coast! Thanks to Alessandro & Veronica Roncaglione for sharing their photos with us!
Leslie and Justin are from Australia and got married last year in the Amalfi coast. An intimate wedding with the closest friend and family. I love the location, a decadent but elegant hotel right on the Amalfi coast (the terrace is simply stunning!) as well as the bride look: a long lenght dress with a delicate low and open back. I love her gypsophilia and lilly white bouquet!
That’s probably why I completely felt in love with this wedding. Plus it was shot by Milos and Natasa Horvat who I had the pleasure to meet in person last May for a wedding in Venice (where we had a lot of rain!).
Erin and Brand got married at the beginning of May in a sunny Sorrento, surrounded by lemon trees and the beautiful view of the Naple gulf!
They stayed at the 5 start Hotel de le Syrenewith a spectacular view to the Naples gulf and Vesuvio vulcan.
The civil ceremony was held in a ancient cloister with their family and closest friends. They had their reception at Ristorante Parrucchiano Favoritawith a cozy table under the lemon trees where they taste the local fresh cusine.
Many rumours about Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s top secret Italian wedding have circulated in the last couple of weeks, with many questions about the location and the date.
It now appears, as you can read in many Italian newspapers such as Repubblica, that the fairy tail wedding of the vip couple will take place this week end in the exclusive resort Borgo Egnazia in Fasano, in the Puglia region.
All the 28 villas and 63 rooms are booked and a lot of bodyguards are already around the resort which seem to confirm the news published by many Italian newspapers.
I’m usually not that bothered by Vip’s wedding unless they are getting married in a location that I really like. Which is the case of Borgo Egnazia and in general of the Puglia region!
I already knew this stunning place, but never had the chance to write anything about it. So I’ve decided to include a few photos that took my attention…I wish I could spend a short holiday there…
And some pictures from the outside…
I would love organising a wedding in this beautiful locations!
This post is for all of you who haven’t decided where to get married in Italy. There is no mistery we love Puglia, so again we’d like to recommend this region for a real alternative wedding! You should be tempted by these lovely pics! The location has all you would expect to find in a traditional building in Puglia, with the addition of a contemporary design that make it the ideal place for a chic and elegant wedding.
A big thank you to Antonella Francese, who sent over these gorgeous photos!
Katrina and Jaffar live in LA and wanted to get married in Italy – they were not sure about the location, so they started their own research on the country to end up discovering that Italy is not just Tuscany! Each reagion has its own features which make it unique.
See below what the bride has to say about her big day!
Me and my husband we ended up deciding to have our wedding in Italy because we love Italy and wanted our wedding to be small and intimate. We had a total of twenty-four wedding guests. That was the easy decision. Deciding WHERE in Italy proved to be much harder. We initially thought of Tuscany but I couldn’t find a hotel I was passionate about. Months and months of research later I came across Masseria Cimino in Puglia and there began my wedding planning with Anny who runs the hotel. I had struck gold again by finding the Francese sisters (Antonella & Claudia Francese Photography) online. I looked through their portfolio and instantly knew I didn’t want to hire anyone else. The quality of their work was second to none.(more…)
Ever heard about Bernalda?! Honestly I never…And I guess I would never have come across this small town in South Italy if Sofia Coppola, always elegant in her Vuitton black dresses and accessories, would not have made the decision to tie the knot with her rocker boyfriend, Thomas Mars, in August this year.
Well, an easy decision actually! Sofia and Tom will celebrate their union at Palazzo Margherita, Francis Ford Coppola’s 19th century villa in Bernalda! The small town is in great excitement for the coming forward event!!! Guess how many VIPs will travel over there for the occasion!
The Coppola family has roots in this region of Italy, and Bernalda is the city where Sofia grand-father’s grew before he moved to America…
Keep tuned, more to come on this soooo VIP event in such a soooo small village like Bernalda…
Summer is almost arrived here in Italy and people start heading to the seaside for an early sun bathing. So I thought to post something about a wedding at the seaside of this lovely Irish couple.
This is a very classic and elegant wedding in Ravello – the venue is Villa Cimbrone, a fairytale location for a wedding which has hosted many illustrious names from science and the arts, including Ava Gardner, Greta Garbo, D.H Lawrence, Eliot and many more. A special thanks to Carlo Carletti for these wonderful photos!
The wedding season has started so we have less time to post (sorry!), but I’ve got a nice real wedding story to end this busy week with: a Jewish wedding in Amalfi!
I’m pretty curious about everything that has something to do with wedding paperwork and burocracy and I realized that I’ve never written anything about Jewish wedding ceremonies in Italy.
That’s the story of Emily and Peter, both from US, and of their wonderful wedding captured by Claudia and Antonella Francese Photographers (thanks for submitting your pictures!).
I will let Emily talk about the wedding cerimony procedure, but before that have a look at these inspiring pictures! I love the location (Villa Santa Maria) and the bride’s tiaras!
Their wedding was at first sight pretty simple, but their celebration was pretty long because it was celebrated in hebrew language and then in English and Italian (Peter’s relatives are from Amalfi)
Pete and I had a symbolic religious ceremony. In Italy, for a Jewish wedding to be recognized, you have to get married inside a synagogue (just like for a catholic ceremony you have to get married inside a church). In Italy the Jewish synagogues are Orthodox. I am a reform Jew and Pete is Catholic so we could not get married inside a synagogue. There is no procedure for having an outdoor symbolic religious ceremony. You only have to organize it with your religious officiant. We started planning our wedding about 12 months in advance. I had to book the villa, find a photographer, DJ, catering etc.
We had the symbolic religious ceremony at the Villa and then we had a “civil” ceremony in Amalfi to get the marriage license. There was a lot of paperwork to have the civil ceremony and get the marriage license in Italy.
What better than some lovely photos to cheer me up during a freezing raining day? While I was online looking for some inspirational ideas I came across some great shoots of Masseria Cimino(masseria is a XVIII century fortified farm) in Puglia, South of Italy, which I thought could be the ideal place for a spring wedding in Italy.
I have to admit that I’m particularly attached to this less known territory of our country; it reminds of the good old time when I was at Uni and I spent a wonderful year over there! People are so charming and welcoming!
Over the recent years masserie have been completely renewed and turned into luxurious hotels which still preserve the original character of the building and the place: rurality, architecture, sense of nature and agriculture.
As you can see in these photos nature is all around: olive trees acres, wonderful blue sky, wild beaches all in one!