Let's face it, in these times, the idea of eloping sounds better than ever! Once you see today's inspiration shoot for Ben and Holly wedding, you'll certainly be packing your bags, for the Amalfi Coast!
The carefully selected team of suppliers worked together to deliver the ultimate dream. Mr and Mrs Wedding in Italy as the Wedding planners, Emiliano Russo as the photographer, Carmela Cesarano as the officiant, Rosalinda as the florist, Becky Nathan as the hairdresser and Zoe for the make-up artist. This Italian inspired chic wedding was the perfect combination of elegance and romance.
During this Covid period, an increasing amount of couples are choosing to share their most important day in their lives with their closest friends and family. Sharing these special moments amongst the beautiful backdrop of the Italian coastline.
Bride and groom fell in love with Maiori
Ben and Holly visited Maiori for their 5-year anniversary together as a couple in 2016 and immediately fell in love with the coastline, the relaxed atmosphere and the beauty of the country deciding to get married here. However, it goes without saying that the biggest challenge was the COVID 19 pandemic. They were determined to get married in 2020 after 9 years together and following a challenging year in 2019. But at the end they were right and realized their dream.
The bride and her bridesmaids
The preparation of the couple took place in a hotel in Maiori, Hotel Club Due Torri. The hotel is positioned overlooking the sea and so it immediately steals your breath away. From its terraces you can see the whole coast and inside it is finely furnished to reflect the local style with beautiful hand-painted ceramics. The hotel provides a perfect place for the bride who, together with her bridesmaids, began to get ready to be the queen of this big day.
Our bride wore a glamorous Maggie Sottero dress and Charlotte Mills wedding heels with stunning jewelry made by Carrie Elizabeth Jewelry.
The makeup with pink and peach tones truly highlighted the beauty in the dress embellishments and gorgeous florals!
The blooms curated by Rosalinda Flowers Weddings Lab, were tones of pink, blush, peach, and white and were the perfect contrast to blue components used throughout.
The intimate ceremony, celebrated by Carmela Italy celebrant, took place in a beautiful garden in Ravello, in a luxurious 5-star hotel, Palazzo Confalone, overlooking the coast with a sea view, as if in a true paradise. Many hanging flowers in purple, pink and white colors filled the sky of the garden, while a carpet of petals marked the bride's passage.
The groom looked sharp in all-blue classic clothing made by Next and his shoes from Ted Baker with accessories purchased from Hugo Boss.
Calligrapher, stationer and details, created by Abi Smith an invitation suite for guests that was the perfect preview into the day full of thoughtful Mathematical-inspired design, like the groom’s job.
The gorgeous bridesmaids completed the dream scenery created for Holly and Ben, in their blush pink dresses. A dream that finally came true after so many adversities that faced the couple in 2020 with the pandemic which struck the world.
After this magical ceremony, all the guests and the couple continued to take pictures in the garden and they enjoyed a toast of prosecco on the terrace overlooking the sea.
The reception dinner
The reception dinner, on the other hand, took place in Maiori on the terrace of a tower bathed by the sea, offering the best atmosphere for guests.
The bride and groom's table facing their loved ones allowed guests to enjoy the wonderful view of the coast illuminated by a thousand lights as if they were in a fairy tale.
The beautiful flowers and candles on the table made this evening even more special and unique.
The wedding cake
One of the most awaited moments of the entire wedding, the cutting of the cake by Sal De Riso, took place on the upper terrace of the tower, accompanied by beautiful fireworks that shone in the sky and offered to all guests exclusive emotions.
What they say about us: Perfect, professional, caring
I cannot think of the words to describe how thankful we are for Ines and Adriano. We were so nervous planning an overseas wedding as we did not speak the Italian language but the second we found Ines my fears melted away. Not only was Ines so professional (and knew all the best suppliers!) she was so kind and caring.
However, it goes without saying that the biggest challenge and one that I am sure makes these pair the best wedding planners not only on the Amalfi Coast but in the entire world was that they managed to plan a wedding in the middle of a pandemic! It is true that they encountered problems along the way with some suppliers cancelling but these were kept away from Ben and I to minimise the stress on us.
Ben and I will forever be grateful to Ines and Adriano. They made our dreams come true, they are our friends and we would never have managed to marry in a different country, in the middle of a pandemic, with 65 guests by our side (without any problems on the day!) without them.
I will always recommend Ines and Adriano to anyone getting married in Italy. They are professional, kind, always at the end of the phone whenever I needed them and above all our day was perfect.
In a shot captured by the talented Emiliano Russo Photographers, we can see the gratitude and excitement of this very young couple who, despite everything, managed to realize their destination wedding dream in Italy ... A dream that has come true.
Thank you friends for sharing with me the moments of love and joy .. thank you for choosing me to accompany you to begin your new life together.
If you also dream of a fairytale wedding on the Amalfi Coast, get in touch for a complimentary quote, I'm here to help you!
Wedding planner and design: Mr and Mrs Wedding in Italy
Photo: Emiliano Russo Photographers
Celebrant: Carmela Italy Celebrant
Flowers: Rosalinda Flowers Weddings Lab
Bride's wedding dress: Maggie Sottero
Bride's wedding shoes: Charlotte Mills
Bride's wedding accessories - SJ jewellery: Carrie Elizabeth
Wedding cake: Sal De Riso
Hair: Becky Nathan Hairdressing
Makeup: Zoe. Amalfi make up
Calligraphy: Abi Smith
Accomodation venue: Hotel Club Due Torri, Maiori
Ceremony venue: Palazzo Confalone, Ravello
Wedding venue: Torre Normanna, Maiori
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Groom's wedding suit: Next
Groom's wedding shoes: Ted Baker
Groom's wedding accessories: Hugo Boss