Beware, total eye candy ahead…and Style Me Pretty agreed.
I just love this spartan, medieval Catholic church in a hidden corner of Ravello. As simple as it was it was the perfect canvas for the lemon trees and myriad of mismatched blue carpets that decorated the church.
While scouring every flea market in Rome looking for blue and white Chinese print vases and dinner plates we couldn’t believe our luck when we came across these blue and white patterned chairs for the bride and groom. They were just perfect!
Allie knew that she wanted a large, dramatic, trailing bouquet for herself. When the florist delivered the bouquet to the room her eyes lit up, she couldn’t believe that it was more beautiful than even she had imagined. The ceremony is now about to begin…
Love, love, love the juxtaposition of the Chinese vases with the lemon trees and the carpets. It was even better than I had even hoped.
A mandolin and guitar greeted the newlyweds and guests with classic Neopolitan folk music as they exited the church. When the festivities were finished at the church the duo lead everyone to the cocktail hour garden to begin the celebration.
The reception location is on top of a cliff overlooking the sea, the mountains and the Amalfi Coast. They have an amazing infinity pool which allowed for such stunning photos. It looks as if the couple is floating somewhere between the water and the sky.
Allie Bertram, the bride, is an actress and a dancer on “So You Think You Can Dance Canada” and from the Netflix series “Mako Mermaids“.
Mismatched blue and white patterned porcelain plates were used for the dinner tables. These in turn echoed the Chinese ginger jars and vases of the centerpieces. I felt that we needed to bring a little of the color from the floral centerpieces to the plate level which was the inspiration for the pink water tumblers. In my mind boho feels collected, mismatched and found.
The table runner was originally a light weight cotton bed throw. The moment I saw it I knew that it had to be the runner for the table, that it would be the element that pulled everything together. I cut up the bed throws into strips. Since the fabric is double faced, the light grey border is actually just the fabric turned over to form the border and stitched.
The wedding table was set under a canopy of olive trees. We added string lights and cascading flowers which gave it an ethereal and otherworldly vibe.
Below are a few pics from an Engagement Session photo shoot the day before the wedding. Ravello has infinite photo op possibilities and I think it is nice to have professional photos of the couple in every day clothing as well, not just their wedding attire.
I met Allie and Andrew the prior year at the wedding of a friend of their’s in Tuscany. They were very impressed and knew that that was exactly how they wanted to have their own wedding. They called me six months later to begin planning a big wedding for them in Tuscany. The wedding date was 17 months. We slowly began planning when Allie sent me an email titled “Call Me Crazy”! Allie and Andrew did not want to wait that long to be married.
In her email she wanted to know if we could pull a wedding together for them in late July or early August, only four months away. Given the short notice they wanted something more intimate. They wanted to invite only fifty of their closest family and friends. They also decided to have it on the water.
PLANNING A WEDDING ON SHORT NOTICE
We can easily plan a wedding in 4 months. But this request hit right as our busy summer wedding season was getting underway which added an additional degree of difficulty. In the end it was amazing, so beautiful, so creative and fun. A joyous celebration for a wonderful couple with equally lovely families, as well. Tanti auguri (many good wishes) Allie and Andrew.
Click HERE to see what Allie and Andrew had to say about their wedding day.