Talia and Randy

Wedding at Hotel Belmond Caruso on the Amalfi Coast

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December 27, 2023
Words by Kinsley Brown
Photos courtesy of Michelle Sobel Photo

Picture this: a romance that started six years ago blossomed and led to the most stunning Amalfi Coast wedding. Talia and Randy spill all the deets to us on their magical day in Ravello!

Collage of photos including wedding invitations, a bride getting ready for her wedding in Italy and cufflinks

Flashback to Talia’s solo trip to Italy six years ago, right after a not-so-great breakup. “I flew to Naples and rented a car and took a road trip to Sicily. Along the way, I stopped and visited the Amalfi Coast and just absolutely fell in love with the place,” Talia says. Despite feeling a bit jaded about relationships at the time, she boldly declared, “I’m going to get married here one day.” Fast forward to now, and Randy happily obliged.

Bride and groom in front of church in Italy with wedding party

Their wedding date marked not only the celebration of their union but also the sixth anniversary of Talia’s declaration in Ravello. “I’m a big believer in the power of manifestation,” Talia shares. Ravello, with its unique energy perched high above the coast, became the chosen destination, and the Belmont Caruso, an 11th-century palace turned hotel, set the stage for their romantic nuptials.

Wedding ceremony set up with roses and bride and groom under arch.

A stunning arch crafted for the ceremony adorned with petals and flanked by floral urns framed the picturesque landscape. The reception? An imperial table under olive trees, twinkling lights, and crystal chandeliers. “I wanted to be really careful to only add just enough, and not too much to take away from the beauty that’s already here,” Talia says. And oh boy, did they nail it!

Collage of photos of bride and groom under arch of roses during their wedding ceremony.

The florals? A dream! White English roses with a hint of blush, Sweet Peas, and Ranunculus – all delicately arranged to perfection. Talia couldn’t stop gushing about Malafronte Fiori‘s work, “I could stare at the photos of my wedding flowers for hours!”

But what’s a celebration without personal touches? Talia and Randy’s custom wedding invitations by Atelier Isabey featured a watercolor of the venue and a week-long celebration schedule. “Our wedding week had a lot of incorporations of the famous Amalfi lemon, which I subtly brought into the wedding day,” Talia adds.

 

Bride and groom at wedding ceremony in Amalfi Coast in Italy.

Now, let’s talk fashion. Talia rocked an off-white tulle dress from Muse by BERTA, while Rand

 

y slayed in a custom-designed dark blue tux. The result? A match made in fashion heaven against the romantic backdrop of Ravello.

“Seeing our families come together from all over the world to watch us celebrate was so special,” Talia gushes about the most anticipated moment of their day.

Collage of photos from Italian wedding. Band of musicians play at wedding reception and dinner.

As for celebration advice? Talia keeps it real, “I started planning early and I’m grateful I did. It all ramps up the last four months so as much as you can get off your plate early, the better!”

Bride and groom pose at infinity pool with Italian mountain range behind them.

Talia and Randy’s Ravello celebration was a whimsical manifestation of their vision, blending romance, whimsy, and personal touches against the jaw-dropping backdrop of the Amalfi Coast. So, if you’re dreaming of an Amalfi adventure, take notes, party enthusiasts – this one’s for you!

Wedding couple at their cake, posing for photos during reception.

Vendors: Photographer: Michelle Sobel Photo; Event Planner: Sophisticated Weddings; Venue: Hotel Belmond Caruso; Invitation Designer: Atelier Isabey; Floral Designer: Malafronte Fiori; Makeup Artist: The Awakened Creative Photography; Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Q Clothier; Dress Designer: BERTA

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