Ravello, 8th June 2017

It is a particular pleasure to photograph young couples with an enthusiasm and zest for life. It gives the photographer a really positive feeling, allowing one to go about their tasks with a smile on one’s face.

Our couple, Danielle and Michael reached Italy from England and chose one of the most spectacular and impressive venues for their wedding- the Villa Cimbrone here in Ravello.

The wedding itself took place in the Santa Maria di Gradillo a church built during the 11th century where Byzantine and Arab styles are in evidence. The church has historic links with events in medieval times when the investiture of the Duke of Amalfi took place whose responsibility was the governance of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi. It was in this chuch where the parliament of the time met.

In the 18th century there was some refurbishment in a Baroque style but this was later removed and it was returned to its former splendor.The interior of the chuch is enhanced by a beautiful mosaic floor which is now carefully protected by glass panels.

After some refreshment in the nearby main square, the wedding party walked up to the historic and very beautiful Villa Cimbrone. The group went through the gardens to one of the most spectacular terraces on the Amalfi Coast- the “Terraza Infinito” which overlooks the sea and has views of the towns spread out along the coast with their white houses built into the vertiginious mountain sides.

After enjoying the sunset the party went to the inaptly named “Crypt” for dinner, followed by dancing by everybody young and old.

the gardens of villa cimbrone in ravello
a fondain in the gardens of villa cimbrone
an amphora covered by ivy at villa cimbrone in ravello
a marble statue in villa cimbrone
colored flowers in villa cimbrone
the bride's dress
the bride with the bridesmaids during the preparation
details of the bride dress and shoes on a maiolica floor
the bride's shoes
the bride standing in the suite of villa cimbrone and talking with her mother during the preparation
black and white photo of the bride with the bridesmaids during the preparation
landscape of amalfi coast
the best man helps the groom with his bowtie
grooms' portrait
the groom walking with his best men in black and white
wolfswagen van ready for the groom
the groom with his best men in the mini van going to the ceremony
the bride walking together with the bridesmaids
holy bible detail
the bridesmaids outside the church
portrait of the groom inside the church
candid portrait of the groom inside the church
best men on the church door waiting for the guests
the bride walking down the aisle with her brothers
the groom sees the bride
a picture from the back of the bride and the groom sitting during the catholic ceremony
the bride and the groom looking at each other
the exchange of rings
the bride and the groom inside the church
bride and groom's portrait inside the church in black and white
the bride and the groom walking hand in hand inside the church
the bride and the groom outside the church
details of the church
wedding guests in the main square of ravello

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