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.
From the bride:
What do you love about your destination that was specific only to that place?
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
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.
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.
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!
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 Blomster. We 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!
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