Katie & James, Intimate Vintage wedding

Katie & James, Intimate Vintage wedding

Not just lavish events, Exclusive Italy Weddings loves to plan also intimate and small events, like the one we organized last October for Katie and James a very romantic American couple from San Antonio, Texas. A unique, private and luxury wedding planned in Ravello, Southern Italy.

Katie wrote me 6 months prior the intended wedding date. She wanted to organize an intimate ceremony in a spectacular location with closest family members and friends, 13 people in total including B & G. The couple was already legally married and they desired to exchange their vows again in a romantic symbolic ceremony.
After looking through all venues  available they decided to have both their ceremony and reception  in a very spectacular property located in Ravello: an  Exclusive Villa with a luxuriant Mediterranean Park overlooking the Amalfi Coast.

This Villa was simply perfect for the classy visions Katie and James had in mind… A unique timeless wedding with a special vintage taste.

Bride and Groom and their friends rented a Villa in Positano and travelled to Ravello on their wedding day. All ladies left first and reached the Villa where we reserved an enchanting Suite in the antique part of the property, a special room with frescoed ceiling,  large enough to hold all of them while getting ready!

Enjoy the schedule of Katie and James’ wedding day:

10:30 Transfer for 5 ladies from Positano to Ravello
13:00 Expected arrival at the ceremony venue and check-in in a special suite hired just for the wedding night.
14:00 Hairstylist starts bride service
15:00 Make-up artist starts bride service
15:00 Transfer for 8 gentlemen from Positano to Ravello, with expected arrival at 16:00 in town.
16:00 Florist delivers flowers for the bridal party at bride’s room
17:00  Ceremony starts performed by our celebrant Giuseppe,  in the impressive Moorish Temple surrounded by roses in bloom
The famous love song “Con Te Partirò” played by a classic string Quartet announced the  entrance of a very enchanting bride!

17:30 After the ceremony a beautiful photo session was organized in the panoramic gardens of the property.
18:30 Private cocktail time in a panoramic area of the villa, serving fresh seasonal cocktails with Italian Prosecco and delicious canapes

Prosecco di Valdobbiadene 
Alcoholic Cocktail (Rossini)
Non-alcoholic Cocktail
Orange juices
Lemon juice
Mineral water

Selection of delicious canapes:
Blue fish mousse          
Tiny Buffalo mozzarella balls served on oregano and tomato sauce
Creamed white beans seasoned with clams
Fried pancakes
Rice croquettes 
Selection of salted puff Pastries 
Potato croquettes  
Focaccia flavoured with salt and rosemary
Anchovies served on fresella bread with buffalo milk butter
Ricotta mousse flavoured with lemon
Small sesame seed Panbrioché served with salami and lattuce
Slivers of Parmesan cheese

19:30 Wedding dinner , they had a fabulous multi course dinner…

Beef Carpacio sweved with rocket salada, sliver of Parmesian cheese flavoured with lemon & olive oil sauce
Pennoni pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese, mushrooms, peas & ham on cream of mushroom
Beef Fillet flavoured with Taurasi red wine served wtih mushrooms & potatoes
Chocolate creme brulee carmalized with cocoa butter and served with “catafi” crunchy biscuit


A local Aglianico wine throughout the meal and French Champagne for toasting and cake cutting

21:30 Cake cutting, a delicious 3 layer cake, made with white cake with vanilla cream covered with icing.

The end of the evening followed inside an intimate Pink Hall

23:30 End of event

All the amazing images contained on this article were photographed  by Koby Brown & Terilyn Brown of Archetype Studio Inc..
Thank you Terilyn and Koby, your pictures are amazing, they really captured the essence of a truly magical day!

Enjoy the fabulous video of their wedding day filmed by Weiss Eubanks & Genie Eubanks of Weiss Eubanks Films.


James + Katie Highlight Film from Weiss Eubanks Films on Vimeo.

Image Credits: Archetype Photography ©.


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