Wedding perfection is a place in Italy... wanna see? Okay maybe not literally, but this next couples international nuptials really feel nearly too good to be true. Originally from Ireland and wishing for a bit more sunshine that could be expected on their home turf they chose to tie the knot on the sunny shoreline of Sorento Italy. The end results are more than just stunning they will have you believing in fairytales and happily ever afters!
Warm glowing sun dapples this entire day in a romantic atmosphere that seems to be a specialty of Italy's. Each heart melting moment was captured by the talented Julia Kaptelova Photography so be sure to check out the full gallery here. Plus you can watch the magic unfold in a wedding film clip shot by Studio Moments below.
From the bride: I met Shane back in 2011 on his graduation day from Dublin Institute of Technology, where he attended the same course as one of my close friends. The attraction between us was instant but the timing wasn't right for us so we remained just friends until 2014, when we bumped into each other again at one of the late bars in Dublin. From that day on we have become inseparable and he proposed to me on our holiday in Dubai a year later.
Shane and I always have dreamed of an outdoor summer wedding. Because the weather in Ireland is very unpredictable and it rains a lot, we decided to have a wedding abroad where the sunshine is guaranteed. Italy seemed like a perfect choice because we both love Italian landscape, foods and wines. I speak a small bit of Italian so that helped me a little bit during the planning process.
During the planning process I was trying to accommodate for the guests from Ireland and guest from Russia, two different cultures but both very traditional. So as a compromise we had classic Sorrentian food and drink, a mixture of music styles, ranging from Harpist playing Celtic music, to a String Quartet playing classic music (from Russian composers) and a live Jazz band. I had no wedding planner so for the decorations and wedding supplies I relied on online wedding blogs, Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration and through some online research I was able to find suppliers for the weddings. The process wasn't easy but the hard work was definitely worth it in the end.
I changed my mind on the theme of the wedding numerous times. My final decision was to go with an elegant outdoor summer wedding theme. The colour scheme was white and blush, with a small touch of gold. The wedding villa was located on top of the cliff overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, with the amazing view of Naples, Vesuvius and the Isle of Capri in the background, so I felt the place didn't need too many decorations. I had large flower centerpieces on every table with white and blush roses, surrounded by gold candle holders. The surrounding trees had beautiful light and lanterns that came on in the evening time.
The day went in a heartbeat! I am glad for the photographic evidence of my wedding day, because it was all over in a flash. I was glad for picking Villa Antiche Mura for my wedding venue because we were able to have a wedding ceremony on the White terrace with the backdrop of the blue sea and sky, then have our Aperitif there too.
Dinner was in their Red terrace with the same beautiful view but with the cover of the trees for shade. So logistically it work just perfectly. The best decision I made during the wedding was to plan it exactly how we wanted. We thought about what our dream wedding would be and we worked off that idea. A good photographer and videographer are a must, because these are the memories you will have left after the day is over.
You simply must watch the entire video from Studio Moments. A breathtaking and memorable wedding film that we could watch over and over.