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Villa Cimbrone Elopement in Ravello, Italy by 2 Brides Photography

With the love and support from family and friends, Kelly and Poston married in a private ceremony at the Villa Cimbrone in Ravello, Italy. Just the two of them, the officiant and I, taking photos. They exchanged vows in the morning, which left the entire day to enjoy being newlyweds. Drinking champagne in the town square, having ice cream and taking beautiful photographs around Ravello. The inspiration for the wedding was “La Dolce Vita”. Creating a day that was all about their relationship and represented the romance they share. Read more from the bride Kelly about planning a destination wedding so far from home below.

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From the bride:

What do you love about your destination that was specific only to that place?

The view of the Amalfi Coast!  We wanted romance, and the destination did not disappoint. Ravello is a small, beautiful town that feels like it is another place and time. Our wedding day truly felt like a dream.  From the incredible gardens to the cobblestone streets, Ravello had all the natural beauty and romance a couple would want on their wedding day. 

What was the best idea you had for planning your destination wedding?
Honestly, picking our amazing photographer, 2 Brides Photography.  I found Isabelle before we decided on a destination.  She helped narrow down the options and gave so much input on where would be the best for pictures and the vibe we wanted on our day.  It is a little daunting investing so much time and money in something you’ll never see until it actually happens and she really gave us the confidence that the arrangements we made would actually happen based on her experience with those venues. I also loved that we still found a way to include our family and friends in our big day by mailing out the wedding gift boxes with Italian prosecco to toast our marriage and little Italian wedding favors. 

Best advice to future brides and grooms of destination weddings:
Splurge on a great photographer that is familiar with your destination.  Also, if you can visit the venue in person research social media to get a better idea of what it looks like. We were not able to visit Italy prior to the wedding to see everything. I researched Instagram and Facebook a lot to see candid photos of our venue that people (not professional photographers) would tag. It helped us get an idea of what it looked like outside of the pictures posted on the venue’s website.

Best memory of the wedding:Aside from saying “I Do”, our favorite memory from our wedding day was spending an unplanned afternoon wandering around and exploring the town of Ravello in our wedding attire. We were able to relax and take in the beauty of the moment and day and just have fun! Did you use a wedding planner? If yes, how did he or she contribute to the event? If no, how did you organize a wedding that was so far from your hometown?We did not hire an official wedding planner in Italy, but our sister-in-law Tiffany Pritchett of Hart & Co. in Charlotte, NC, is an experienced event planner that helped us outline the major decisions associated with destinations and a timeline for completing them, as well as vetting the vendors we used. After we hired Isabelle at 2 Brides Photography, we relied heavily on her for recommendations for flowers, hair, and venue selection since she was experienced in the area (well beyond her photography duties).  Between these two professionals, I felt very confident about the decisions we made for our wedding day.  If we had actual guests, I would have hired a local wedding planner to help with logistics and day of events. 

In retrospect, is there anything you would have done differently in the planning?

The only thing I would have done differently was to stay a few more days in Ravello because it was so amazing! 

Reception Venue: Villa Cimbrone | Getting ready venue: Belmondo Caruso Ravello | MUA: Manola Spaziani | Wedding Gown: Truvelle Bridal | Florals: Malafronte | Planning services: Hart & Co. in Charlotte

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Having an outdoor winter wedding in Sweden is pretty bold. I love it when our clients go for what they dream of instead of what’s considered safe or easy. Safe would have been to have the wedding ceremony inside since it was February. Easy would have been not draping the entire reception area in white fabric. But since Amanda and Jesper picked Hedenlunda Slott for the beautiful surroundings, they chose to declare their vows under the bleak winter sun and party the night away under meter upon meters of flowy white textile.

Hedenlunda Slott Brides wedding gown during getting ready The bride with her bridesmaids having champagne dressed in cute pink silk robes Bride getting into her Provonias wedding dress Green and white winter wedding bouquet with blue silk ribbon Buttonnieres for a winter wedding, with tiny blue berries and white silk ribbon Big and asymetric winter wedding bouquet in green, white and with blue silk ribbion Bridesmaids in grey gowns with cute grey mini ponhcos. Perfect for a winter wedding. Bridal party inspiration in black, grey and blue for winter wedding winter outdoor wedding arbour Outdoor February winter wedding Sweden first kiss as husband and wife bride and groom share a kiss under their winter white wedding arbor winter wedding at sunset time in February, Sweden

An arbor resembling freshly fallen snow decorated ceremony scene as guests were served hot apple cider before finding their seats. The cider made from Hedenlunda Castle’s own orchard was perfect to warm up the guests on this chilly afternoon. Amanda and Jesper thoroughly embraced the season in the best way possible. Inspired by ice, snow, and the beauty of wintertime. We are very happy to have had this wedding published on Style Me Pretty’s front page a while back. It is always a proud moment to see our client’s celebrations published. Thanks to the team of vendors hard work that landed us there.

The bride and her bridesmaids prepared in one of Hedenlunda Castles’s many exquisitely decorated rooms. Antique furniture and rugs together with large chandeliers created a distinct atmosphere. I wish that every bride got such an exceptional start to their wedding day as Amanda had. Meanwhile, the guys played snooker and enjoyed a glass of whiskey as they helped each other tying their bowties.

Hundreds of candles lit up the stairs leading down to the old Orangerie as guests entered the space. All decorated to create the sense of an imaginary winter wonderland. Draped in flowing fabrics, branches of pine suspended glass lanterns and lush winter greens, wedding planner Fanny and her team had transformed the downstairs area. As closest family and friends held heartwarming speeches laughter filled the room. The newlyweds were challenged to play fun games, one of the games including schnapps. The Swedish way. Straight up. (big ones!) For us, it was an exceptional celebration that we will never forget. Who knows when we get to shoot another outdoors winter wedding in Sweden.


Vendors: Planning & Floral Design: Fanny Staaf Events | Stationery: Elins Art Studio | Venue & Catering: Hedenlunda Castle | Bridal gown: Provonias 



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Winter wedding Holmenkollen Norway

Here in Scandinavia, winter is around the corner. So today seems like it’s the perfect time to show you a sparkling wintertime wedding. This wedding overlooking the ski slopes in Norway won our hearts. We’re so happy to finally find time to blog it and there are many more weddings in the pipeline. From outdoor winter wedding in Sweden to Italian al fresco style weddings and a destination wedding in Spain (that took place at an old casino!!) So a fair amount of incredible nuptials we’ve been fortunate to photograph during this year. But first, read more about Cai and Ole’s snowy bash below!

View over the mountain tops of Oslo NorwayNorwegian flag agains the February sky The groom getting ready with a little help from his best man Pink letterpress wedding invite Lace wedding gown waiting for the bride Letterpress wedding invitation in pink The bride has her makeup done, beautiful sheer lipgloss Full wedding invitation stationary for a wedding wedding in Norway Watercolor Save the date card in pink tones Bridal shoes in soft blush with sparkle The unveiling of the bride Final touch up before the wedding ceremony Closeup of ride in veil Holmenkollen Kirke in snow Inside Holmenkollen Kirke Oslo Norway Destination winter wedding in Norway The bride arriving at Holmenkollen kapell Bride and groom in prayer inside Holmenkollen's Chapel Bridal party in the snow in Norway Winter Wedding Overlooking Ski Slopes Norway the bride with her bridesmaids in the snow Winter Wedding Overlooking Ski Slopes Norway Holmenkollen Holmenkollen winter wedding Winter Wedding Norway Winter Wedding Overlooking Ski Slopes Norway 2 Brides Photography 2 Brides Photography Winter Wedding Norway Winter Wedding Overlooking Ski Slopes Norway Norwegian chalet in the winter next to the ski slopes

The bride about their winter destination wedding in Norway:

Cai and Olé’s wedding was an intimate celebration and the very first time Cai‘s family from the Philippines visited this part of the world. Norway did not disappoint. It snowed the night before, and the ski slopes looked powdery as we drove up the mountain to Luseby Hotel. The hotel is beautifully situated near the famous Holmenkollen, about 30 minutes outside of Oslo. It resembles a Norwegian folktale royal palace from an early time. This very day it was a rather big skiing contest that took place and large crowds gathered to enjoy the festivities and to cheer for their favorite contestants. They also cheered for the newlyweds when they excited Holmenkollen‘s chapel at the foot of the mountain. 

Everything from the blush bridesmaids dresses to the matching soft pink invites and the gorgeous florals perfectly framed Cai and Olé’s wedding day. Florals were created by Finn Scholl and Eucalyptus BlomsterWe had such a great time in Norway and can highly recommend a visit during winter. That is to if you love snow and if you’re looking for a breathtaking but cold experience. Considering a winter wedding? Go for it! It can be fairytale-like and as long as you prepare your guests we’re positive they will love it too!

  1. Andrea Brandt

    November 12th, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    These are breathtakingly gorgeous! You did an amazing job capturing this beautiful wedding!

  2. isabelle

    November 12th, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Andrea, heaps of thanks for your kind words!

  3. Elisebeth

    November 12th, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Wow, these winter weddings just keep getting better. Your photos are stand out among them! Thanks for the share!

  4. isabelle

    November 12th, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Thanks a bunch Elisebeth, appreciate your kind feedback!

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  6. Joab Woodger-Smith

    November 13th, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Oh wow, snow’s an incredible backdrop! You’ve balanced everything so wonderfully too, stunning!

  7. isabelle

    November 24th, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Thanks so much!! xx

  8. Georgina Harrison

    November 13th, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Just wow, what a setting. Beautiful images and tones as always xx

  9. isabelle

    November 24th, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Thank you sweet Georgina!! 🙂

  10. Shaina DeCiryan

    November 15th, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    What a romantic snowy wonderland wedding! The bride was styled so beautifully, I can’t think of a more romantic setting to tie the knot in than the ski slopes of Norway. I loved the ceremony kids in their little fur and tulle. Beautiful work!

  11. isabelle

    November 24th, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Thanks so much, yes isn’t the bride gorgeous!And her hair & makeup beautifully done!

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