Every year we plan a number of weddings on the Amalfi Coast but some of them remain in our heart and mind for ages because of their beauty but most of all because of the relationship we establish with some special brides!
Sweet Katrina contacted us in October 2012 to plan her civil wedding with Ricky in Italy. She told us they had been together for 9 years, almost a lifetime considering their age of 26 and 28! I really believe in long lasting relationships and this is the proof they still exist!
She was very sweet indeed but at same time she was really focused. She and Ricky had clear in mind from the beginning what they wanted for their wedding: a civil wedding in July followed by an outdoor reception with a very vintage look with modern feel. The colours they had in mind were pinks creams and lime greens. “Pretty, relaxed, music and fun” were their keywords for the wedding and of course this is what they got: an outdoor civil ceremony in the beautiful gardens of Principessa di Piemonte in Ravello – Amalfi Coast – followed by a toast on Ravello main square and a relaxing alfresco dinner for them and their 40 guests in an enchanting Villa with a wonderful view accompanied by the elegant sound of piano!
This is a brief summary of their lovely wedding and some stunning pictures of their event:
12 noon – Bridal hairdo
2:30 pm – Delivery of flowers for the wedding party
3:00 pm – Beginning of photo service
3:45 pm – Guests begin to arrive at the Principessa di Piemonte Garden
3:50 pm – Bride and Bridesmaids walk to the Gardens
3:58 pm – Arrival of Bride and Bridesmaids
4:00 pm – Civil Ceremony at the Gardens of Principessa di Piemonte
4:40 pm – The group walks down to the main square
5:00 pm – Toast at the Bar in Ravello main square
6:30 pm – End of toast. Procession to the Villa
6:45 pm – Arrival of guests at the Villa
7:00/8:00 pm – Cocktails on the Belvedere – I-pod playing soft background music
8:15/10:30 pm – Dinner under the Gazebo – Piano music
10:35 pm – Guests move to the Belvedere
10:45 pm – Cake cutting on the Belvedere
10:55 pm – First Dance under the Gazebo
11:05 pm – Waiters serve the cake to guests
11:59 pm – Guests move to the inner hall for dancing
2:00 am – End of Event
After the ceremony, the whole group walked down to the piazza for a lovely photo session before going to Villa Eva.
So much fun with photo booth… A truly special Italian feel! :)
Katrina and Ricky’s Wedding Menu
Champagne Cocktail, Bellini/Rossini/Mimosa, Fruit Juices
Salty Snacks, Olives, Peanuts, Crisps, Chef’s Baby Pizzas
Bruschette with Cherry Tomatoes, Puff Pastry Appetizers
Canapés Assortment, Seaweeds Fritters, Battered Vegetables
San Daniele Ham with Buffalo’s Milk Mozzarella and Fiordilatte Mozzarella Cheese
Fusilli Pasta with Wheels of Zucchini, Sautéed Aubergines and Slices of Local Kneaded-paste Cheese
Homemade Ravioli in Pork Ribs Sauce
Baked Veal Escalope with a Flan of Spinach and Fennel
Nougat Parfait in Pistachios Sauce
The pianist entertained the wedding party with this sophisticated repertory:
Just the way you are
The way we were
I say a little prayer
Walk on by
The look of love
You are the sunshine of my life
Ribbon in the sky
Way over yonder
Time after time
You’ve got a friend
That’s what friends are for
Let it be
Here comes the sun
Have I told you lately
What a wonderful world
After the wedding Katrina wrote me these lovely words:
Wow what can I say!!! We had the most amazing day ever!!! Our friends and family cannot stop talking about it and how amazing it was, they also fell in love with Ravello and can’t wait to go back :)
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything!! If it wasn’t for you it wouldn’t have been possible to happen! The manager at the Villa was amazing too and words cannot describe! It took our breath away walking into the villa it was better than expected… the whole day exceeded our expectations so thank you!!!
Meeting Anna again was great: she is just brilliant, she has an air of kindness. She just made everything run smoothly and made sure everything was perfect, so thank you Anna! It was lovely to meet you and share the best of Ravello which you get to see always!
The photographer was just fantastic! He really made me feel at ease the first moment he walked into the hotel! He took some amazing photos which wowed us and he also had another photographer with him who was great!
With love xx
Thank you Katrina! It was a pleasure working for you!
Image Credits: David Bastianoni ©.