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Dreamy Nuptials in Positano

Words by Kinsley Brown
Photos courtesy of Kay English Photography

It was after a trip in 2010, that Rachel and Jason’s love affair with Italy began. “It was our first big trip, just the two of us and we had a blast,” says Rachel. “Italy is rich in history and culture and everyone was incredibly welcoming.” Once they were engaged, the two knew they wanted to introduce their loved ones to Italy and the “adventure that travel brings out in everyone.”

The couple decided on Italy’s iconic Amalfi Coast for their destination wedding after seeing photos online. “Even though we’d never been to Positano, as soon as I saw photos of the incredible cliff side and idyllic beach, I was smitten,” recalls the bride. “Positano was the perfect combination of the fun and relaxed atmosphere of a beachfront venue, while still having all the culture and history that Europe has to offer.”

Come W-Day, Rachel got the traditional Catholic ceremony she had always wanted which included a full Mass. Walking to their reception venue with their 30 guests is one of the couple’s favorite memories. “Because Positano is such a small town…everywhere we went people were cheering “auguri” (Italian for congratulations/best wishes) and it was such a warm and welcoming experience we’ll never forget.”

The couple chose to hold their reception at a local restaurant which boasted stunning views – letting Mother Nature do the decorating. “When you’re getting married in one of the most beautiful places on earth, let the natural beauty of your location shine for itself,” says Rachel. “Your guests flew around the world to see you on your wedding. Everyone will be so in awe of you and your gorgeous locale that they won’t even notice if you didn’t have a signature drink or the trendiest, Pinterest-worthy favors.”

“All our planning, all our hard work had finally paid off. We had an amazing wedding our guests couldn’t stop raving about, and to see everyone truly enjoying themselves was the best feeling.”

Vendors: Photographer: Kay English Photography, Wedding Planner: The Amalfi Experience, Ceremony Site: La Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, Reception Site: Rada Restaurant, Florist: Florist Amalfi Coast, Music: Le Muse Societa Cooperativa, Cinematography: Alfonso Longobardi, Hair: Piero Mansi, Makeup: Zoe Graham, Gown Designer: Danielle Caprese for Kleinfeld Bridal, Groom’s Clothing Designer: Jos. A. Bank, Bridesmaids/Groomsmens’ Clothing Designer: Allure Bridals/Jos. A. Bank.


This article first appeared in Destination I Do's Spring/Summer 2015 issue. You can order a copy here.

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