If you’re looking for an adventurous wedding and you are in love with Italy, look no further than Villa Cimbrone. It’s the jewel of Ravello, Italy along the Amalfi Coast. It is an enchanting 12th-century building nestled on cliffs overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. It’s only accessible by foot along a panoramic stone path from the center of Ravello. This enchanting villa has castle-like architecture, stone fireplaces, tiled floors, antiques, oil paintings, cliff-side gardens, and friendly faces that greet you with the most exquisite feeling. The ambiance here is like stepping into a medieval poem. Having your reception dinner in their medieval Crypt will transport you and your guests back in time. Villa Cimbrone is a sublime location for a destination Ravello wedding or elopement. The breath-taking belvedere from the cliff-side terrace overlooking the dramatic blue ocean waters 1200 feet down will make you understand why Ravello habitué Gore Vidal said: “this is one of the most beautiful views in the world.” 

Emily and Pete’s private Ravello wedding elopement was one of the most unique and meaningful weddings we’ve photographed. When we arrived we had a chilled bottle of champagne in our room with a note saying, “Welcome Tree and Jos. We are honored to share this experience with you.” We were speechless. We poured our hearts into capturing every moment with these two as they lead us on a journey that we will never forget. Witnessing Emily and Pete’s love taught us about an inner spirit and strength of character that has deepened our understanding of what marriage means. “La vita e un sogno.” (Life is a dream).

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This gorgeous venue, Hotel Villa Cimbrone, is located at Via Santa Chiara, 26 84010 Ravello (SA) Italy: Tel +39 089 85 74 559.  Event coordination by the lovely Simona Apicella. Emily’s beautiful dress and the veil was designed by Suzanne Hanley with Atelier des Modistes. Pete’s tuxedo was by J Crew. All flowers provided by Villa Cimbrone. Their Matrodi, Baldo Durazzo, also did the catering and provided the finest personal touches and impeccable communication. The ceremony violinist was by Giovanni and officiant was Giuseppe. And the dinner wine was Costa d’Amalfi, per Eva, Tenuta San Francesco and reception dinner in the Crypt was provided by the Micheline star restaurant, Il Flauto de Pan.

Accolades and Recognition:
Layers of Lux published Emily and Pete’s full Hotel Villa Cimbrone full story. Fearless Photographers congratulated the photograph of Emily and Pete walking along the stone path with Ravello in the backdrop as a Right On photo. Fearless Photographers also gave Emily’s bride portrait a Fearless Photo of the Day recognition and ISPWP awarded it in their Winter 2018 contest under the “Wedding Day Bridal Portrait” category.  International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers also awarded the fun black and white photo of Emily and Pete with hats on sailing along the Amalfi Coast under the “non-wedding day portrait” category.

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