We are so thrilled to have our Capri Wedding featured in a 2 page spread, in the newest edition of Italian Vogue – Sposa.
This was a beautiful Capri wedding, that took place in June 2010. It was a 4 day wedding weekend, with the couple inviting guests from all over the US for a special celebration in Capri.
The bride and groom where a gorgeous couple – and had heads turning everywhere they went! Guests stayed at the beautiful JK Capri Hotel & Quisisana, where they had chic Capri wedding bags filled with local delicacies upon arrival, in addition to a beautiful hand drawn map featuring all the venues guests would be visiting throughout the weekend, designed by Laura Hooper.
The inviation was designed in white shiny plexi, with grey lettering and a special logo designed for the entire wedding, in addition to special printed menus for each restaurant — all designed with an Italian influence to emphasize the Italian influence the entire wedding had. We also designed a special gelato coupon that could be used at the local gelateria. All stationery was designed by Delapresse www.delapresse.com
Each day the guests were treated to the best Capri had to offer…a private boat trip around the island..a relaxing luncheon at a beach side resort…an evening of Neapolitan dancing & singing with Guido at Anema e Core…spa appointments at JK Capri..a rustic evening of fun and good Neapolitan style pizza and Caprese beer the eve before the wedding..
The wedding took place in the beautiful tiny church on the pictureque Via Tragara where many artists have once lived. Floral was intentionally kept simple and local. We wanted only to use floral that was typical or local to Capri — to keep with the local flavor. The florist was Domenico Ruggiero from Capri Flor www.capriflor.com who assisted us with the most amazing floral that fit perfectly in the church. We used primarily olive branches, rosemary, olive trees and white peonies. Arches were bulit on all sides using the same olive branches and white peonies everywhere. Rosemary was used on the aisle pews and tied with a white ribbon. The scent of rosemary where you walked in the church was AMAZING.
The flower girls, had baskets made with white peonies and white petals and each bridesmaid (the couples children) held a simple but beautiful white peonie bouquet and had a white peonie in their hair.
The bride and bridesmaids had to be transported by special transportation throughout Capri (which is a pedestrian zone) in order to reach the church.
Before and during the ceremony, the music was intentionally kept simple and local, with the music of a single local mandolinist playing Neapolitan love songs. The bride walked down the aisle to the mandolinist playing Ave Maria. There was not a single dry eye in the church! It was SO lovely.
The bride was dressed in an amazing wedding dress which she found at Amsale in New York and the groom and groomsmen were outfited by 100% Capri boutique.Weddings programs were tied with a single strand of rosemary around the program.
After the wedding, the endearing local folk band in traditional costume met the guests outside the church and guests threw rice that were placed at the exit in cones made of green leaves. The Scialapopolo formed a corteo and walked with guests until the piazzetta. People everywhere came out onto the streets to give congratulations to the couple and shouted auguri over and over again. The photographer, took some amazing photos along the way as the couple and their guests walked through Capri.
At the piazzetta, the folk group danced the tarantella around the couple and music and dancing ensured in the middle of Capri.
Later, Capri’s charming open air taxis were reserved to meet all the guests and transport them to their reception venue. Special designed signage was placed along the long path — that showed guests the way to the venue.
The amazing venue, a 3 level venue — with in and outdoor terraces overlooked the sea and provided the perfect venue for a wedding.
The guests started with Caprese inspired cocktails at sunset on the lower level. We created a special Italian-Caprese’esque cocktail bar for the evening and started with a Caprito made with Limoncello & Cranberry Juice and continued with a large selection of cocktails using local ingredients and regional Italian licquer only while guests enjoyed the beautiful sunset.
Guests found their escort card by opening tiny plexi glass boxes filled with almond confetti and their seating card — and at the beautiful long tables found their places by following the initials on the linen napkins.
The entire venue which is normally blue and white, became mostly white for the evening, which we draped in beautiful white linen everywhere, forming flowing white curtains and linen dividers.
The menu was also kept local or regional — and among other things, we served Italian caviar — a Italian caviar bruschetta with a shot of Italian vodka as well as grilled fish all aquapazza and an amazing Millefoglie wedding cake.
After dinner, the party continued to the roof level, where the roof level had been transformed to a dance floor and long Italian bar. Special lounge furniture was rented for the evening from Rome — and all furniture and linen was in white. Tiny transparent string lights lit up the entire top level and guests danced on a continuous slide show projected on the dance floor area, showing pics that were taken from the days before of all the guests.
For refreshements, mini gelati were served, as well as mini frullati and mini cotton candy while guests doanced the night away to the music of a professional DJ.
Guests later went home with small bags of freshly made homemade biscotti which they muched on, on the way back to their hotels.
All in all, it was a dream wedding to remember! Please see more in Italian Vogue.