Allison and Will, Positano, April 2017
Allison and Will travelled from their home in Charlotte, USA and married on a beautiful sunny April day in the stunning location of Positano.
Positano is undoubtedly one of the most striking destinations in the whole of Italy and is set in a dramatic vertical landscape of colours; the green of the Monti Lattari, the sun kissed peach, pink and terracotta of the houses and the blue of the sea. The streets of Positano share the same explosion of colour and the town bustles with luxury hotels, boutiques, shops, bars and restaurants.
Allison and Will chose the incredible sea view terrace of Hotel Marincanto as the location for their ceremony. The ceremony featured an ancient Cherokee wedding prayer chosen by the bride and groom to bless their wedding, as well as a dove release. For centuries white doves have been the symbol of new beginnings, friendship, love, peace, prosperity, fidelity, and goodwill. Doves share a commitment and a love of being home together. It is said that if white doves are seen on your wedding day, a happy home is assured and good fortune will come to all who witness their release.
Following the ceremony the wedding party enjoyed a prosecco reception whilst the very talented Rob and Sarah Jones of Pure Creations captured some incredible wedding images.
The traditional guitar and mandolin musicians then led the wedding guests and bridal party through the streets of Positano down to the reception venue, the Rada Restaurant and everyone enjoyed the accompaniment of traditional Neopolitan songs as the bride and groom were greeted by well-wishers with cheers of ‘Auguri!’
The Rada Restaurant is located in a prominent position right on the beach front of Positano and has breath-taking views overlooking the sea. On arrival the wedding party enjoyed a traditional Italian aperitif and were then seated for a sumptuous four course menu. The sophisticated and elegant floral design was masterminded by Armando Malafronte and featured ranunculus, freesias, roses and astilbe in pale pink and white tones.
After the cutting of the cake, the wedding party headed down to Music on The Rocks to dance the night away and continue the celebrations into the early hours.
Thank you Allison and Will for letting us share in your very special day.
Celebrant: Walt Sherlin
Florist: Armando Malafronte
Hair: Jimena Puy
Photography: Pure Creations – Rob and Sarah Jones
Music: Marco Cantarella