Is there any wedding destination more romantic than Italy? In particular, the Amalfi Coast is perfect for a luxurious destination wedding, thanks to the region's incredible views, architecture and dolce vita lifestyle. With stunning areas like Amalfi, Positano and Ravello, as well as hidden gems like Capri, Praiano and Atrani, you're spoilt for choice.
International wedding planner Matthew Oliver has planned many stunning weddings in Italy, including this alfresco wedding in Praino. We spoke to Matthew to find out more about the event...
An Amalfi coast wedding
"We're incredibly lucky to be able to travel the world and plan magical moments for our couples, and this wedding was nothing short of that. The Amalfi Coast in particular is one of the most beautiful wedding destinations we have ever visited, and creating this wedding was one of those special moments we have as international planners.
As a wedding planner, I like to add to the venue in a very natural way. We do this by using the influences from the venue, couple and surroundings to tie together the design. We wanted to create something that looked like it was part of the venue, instead of creating something that changes the environment too much. Casa Privata in Praino is a hidden gem, and the whole feeling for the wedding was natural and organic, using earthy colour tones.
We decorated the tables with plant pots intermingled with lots of candles, and draped fabric for table runners. Folded garden chairs with cushions, glass charger plates, and hemstitch blue napkins added pops of colour. This all added another dimension to the overall design. The the very talented Happy Menacol, who uses watercolour designs in each of her commissions, designed the beautiful menus.
The overall result was the warmth and atmosphere of a trendy restaurant. Atmosphere is one of the most important elements of an amazing wedding. This can be created by using lighting, music, and just great people!"
Thank you so much to Matthew Oliver for sharing this dreamy Italian wedding with us. Thanks also to wedding photographers bubblerock for the stunning images.
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