Stephanie and Barry’s Destination Wedding Italy: Santa Maria di Castellabate

Wow where to start with this fabulous destination beach wedding in Santa Maria di Castellabate, an idyllic authentic part of Italy.  A little  known seaside town in comapison to the Amalfi coast but just what Barry and Stephanie wanted.  A laid back affair with the closest of their friends (some whose weddings we had covered in the uk) and family.  They thought Italy would be too expensive and they wanted a lovely beach …..so I showed them Santa Maria and they fell in love with the place!
The number 19 is an important date for Steph and Barry – they met on the 19th, one of their daughters was born on a 19th, somehow their wedding in Santa Maria was booked for the 19th May They even chose row 19 on the plane out to Naples! It was meant to be!
The family stayed in the humunous Villa Virginia up in the hills overlooking Santa Maria.  Lost count of the number of bedrooms!

Bridal preps were in the local hair dressers – Angela’s in the main street, before heading back to the Villa for final preps and dressing.  Stephanie chose a gorgeous Italian design from Tina Louise for her lace bridal gown.  Soon time for the taxi and cars to wish the bride and bridal party to the Lido Azzurro for the beautiful beach ceremony.  So touching at the end when Stephanie and her Dad linked by phone to her sister, who unfortuantely could not be with them.
The customary walk through the town to sign papers at the Town Hall, taking pics as we went along and then back for the Lido Reception to enjoy a fine meal, hilarious speeches with Barry demonstating his chat up moves, dancing and fireworks on the beach for a spectacular end to a most memorable day.
Thank you Steph and arry for our personalised favours, a lovely touch with the poem , so happy you an amazing time here and know you will be back!

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Venue: Lido Azzurro Di Sessa
Wedding Planner: Slow Dreams
Photography: Pixsmiths Creative Photography