Chic Weddings/Destination Weddings

Dramatic & Luxurious Capri Destination Wedding

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The dramatic cliffs of the Amalfi Coast are a scene to behold, no matter what village or viewpoint you’re lucky enough to find yourself. But Capri – oh Capri – might be the peak of Amalfi luxury, making it quite the destination for Italian brides and grooms.

Amy and Steve knew that their international crew of friends and family – who flew across the globe, hopped on a ferry, and climbed up the hills to their little, Italian paradise – deserved a little pampering and a real show. From the food to the florals to the view and even the fireworks, everything about their wedding was lavish, elegant, and best of all dripping with romance.

Continuing a theme we’ve found on a number of Italian weddings we’ve adored lately, the couple had their guests all sit together at one lengthy family table. We’re absolutely digging on this trend, giving guests the feeling of togetherness, and closeness to the bride and groom.

The splendid scene of the (super fabulous) cliffside pool, sparkling seaCapri Moments and berry-hued florals was captured by the talented Purewhite Photography.

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Our Love Story

Six months into mine and Steve’s relationship, we went on holiday to Rome, Florence and Positano. I had been to Italy as a teenager with my Mom, while it was Steve’s first time there. I quickly figured out Italy is better with a significant other!

While in Positano, we had planned a day trip to Capri via boat but due to rough seas, the captain cancelled the trip, so we never got to experience the magic and beauty of this island we had heard so much about. But we vowed to come back one day.

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The Destination

A week after we got engaged in December 2016, we looked at each other and said “destination wedding?” We both concurred, and from there, Italy was a natural choice because everywhere you turn, there is history, architecture, amazing food and wine, and old world charm. We toyed with the idea of a northern Italy wedding but given we wanted to marry in fall 2017 and we wanted all the wedding events to be outdoors so we decided on southern Italy.

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The Venue

Lido del Faro popped into my head as a venue because I recalled Giovanna Battaglia got married there the previous summer. I reached out and booked the venue, sight unseen. About three months later, I had a work trip to London so I tacked on a visit to Capri to meet with our planners and see the venues for the first time.

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The Planning

We knew getting friends and family who live in the US, China and UK to Capri was going to be an undertaking. We were asking a lot of them. So we wanted to prioritize our wedding around the things that would make the guests have an unforgettable experience.

We opted to hire a local folk band, Scialapopolo, now famous for being featured in the Dolce & Gabbana ads, to surprise all our guests in the Piazzetta before our Welcome Dinner. We wanted to have the most delicious food (Italian is Amy’s favorite) so we asked Lido to come up with an elegant multi-course meal, with fresh local seafood and of course, pasta!

We also surprised guest with a fireworks show to coincide with the cake-cutting because…who doesn’t love fireworks on a clear night with a full moon?

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