Today we are delighted to be featuring this incredible intimate wedding in Sorrento, Italy. We just love a wedding abroad where the beautiful sunny glow creates wonderful light for pictures.
Emma and Adam had a beautiful wedding overlooking the Bay of Naples and the Italian scenery, giving them the perfect backdrop to their laid-back wedding. As well as the incredible setting, the couple looked stunning too; Emma in her ethereal Justin Alexander dress, and Adam in his rather dapper DKYN suit.
Fiona Kelly has captured this wedding in all its glory, and we are thrilled to be sharing it with you today.
“We both love eating, drinking and travelling, and have always wanted to get married abroad. The moment Adam proposed in Barcelona we were already discussing our options to get hitched somewhere warm and sunny, and with my Italian and Adam’s Jamaican backgrounds we had two very good potential locations for a destination wedding. In the end we decided that Italy would be the most practical option for travelling guests (and their bank balances), and our love of Italian food (and Prosecco) swayed it.
“We decided to have an intimate wedding with just close friends and family, and so we wanted to keep the wedding relaxed and laid-back and let the stunning Italian scenery do the talking. We opted for an ivory, champagne and blush colour scheme, with a touch of glittery gold!
“We originally wanted to get married in the Cloisters in Sorrento but we found out it was fully booked. We didn’t find out until we had returned home from our visit to Italy last year to look at venues, and we were initially a bit disappointed. Then we found out about the option to marry at the Museo Correale; it looked beautiful and we booked it straight away. We didn’t see the venue until the day before the wedding and we were really happy with our choice.
“We had a wonderful day. The ceremony in the museum was followed by a Prosecco toast in the gardens with the accompaniment of a guitar and mandolin duo, and then our guests went onto Relais Blu for drinks and canapés while we went to a few different locations for photos. Clambering up the dusty mounds of a lemon grove in a wedding dress to get the perfect shot was made much more pleasant with a free shot of limoncello!
“We then joined our guests at Relais Blu for delicious canapés, free flowing wine and a four course meal, with jaw dropping views of Capri in the background. After hours of eating and drinking the Italian way we hopped on some buses to our final destination, the Castore. Up in the hills with views of Capri and the Bay of Naples we carried on with more drinking, eating and dancing as the sun set. Adam put many hours into creating the perfect playlist for our wedding, which ranged from jazz, reggae, soul and rock ‘n’ roll, to drum ‘n’ bass, jungle and dubstep in the early hours! Some of our best memories are of Adam’s grandparents really getting into the D’n’B on the dance floor! For our first dance we chose Etta James ‘At Last’.
“We continued our Italian love affair with a honeymoon travelling to Positano, Rome and Puglia, and I’m sure there will be many more Italian holidays to come.”
Photography: Fiona Kelly Photography
Ceremony Venue: Museo Correale, Sorrento
Reception Venue: Relais Blu, Massa Lubrense
Evening Venue: Castore, Sorrento
Shoes: Nine West
Groom’s Suit: DKNY
Bridesmaid Dresses: Coast
Cake: Relais Blu
Catering: Relais Blu