A wedding with a stellar vistas of Positano
Visiting Positano in 1953, John Steinbeck enthused: ‘It bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone”. No wonder why an American beauty who’s spent most of her summers in Meta di Sorrento, and her Italian borne sweetheart whose heartstrings are closely attached to this beautiful land chose to jet off and tie the knot at one of the prettiest spots in the Amalfi Coast. Dramatic, deluxe and more than a little dashing, with vertiginous homes tumbling down to the sea in a cascade of peach and terracottas soaked in glorious morning light greeted the big day at Hotel Marincanto, where the couple began their wedding preparations amidst family and friends. Alessandro Mancino, makeup artist and hairstylist to the stars worked on Francesca’s classic, dewy looks readying her to slip into her luxurious Carla gown, while the lads got to spend some time prepping the groom. First look images are hands down some of the most tear-jerking moments captured during a special day and these two lovebirds made it to the terrace where Daniel got to meet his bride au privee. With the stellar vistas of Positano on their feet, flanked by wisteria-draped gardens and ivy-clad mansions we walked around Positano’s best to shoot their portraits while soon after a red 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider, steered by Francesca’s father honked its horn to take the bride to the ceremony. Like a treehouse perched on top of the mountain, La Tagliata is Don Luigi’s prestigious brainchild, a veritable legend where international jet-setters, artists and Hollywood stars have dinned over the years. Trimmed to perfection by the talents of Rosalinda, the rustic-chic aesthetic was brought in potted native herbs, lush white blooms, and La Tagliata’s signature art de la table where mini calligraphed tambourines in lieu of place cards awaited for the couple’s guests. Following heart-warming duo’s vows, we chased the sunset for one more portrait session at dusk with the sweeping views casting their beauty on the scenic Strada Statale.
Upon our return to the reception, dinner was served La Tagliata style. Mr and Mrs cut a classic Southern Italian cake while live Italian music had everyone dance and sing till the wee hours. Although it is hard to resist the charm of Positano as a wedding destination I couldn’t help but fall for the emotions running through Francesca and Daniel’s entire day and how contagious their happiness was. The Whole event was planned by the local wedding planner agency La Calla.
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