Shades of copper and blush and a tiny hint of sage green. The perfectly matched color palette for Jocelyn and Ben’s July wedding at Villa Eva in Ravello. It was an intimate wedding. With just the closest family and friends that flew into Italy for a week of celebrating together with the bride and groom. I love photographing intimate weddings and elopements, and this was no exception.
I met up with the groom Ben as he was getting ready together with his father on the morning of the wedding. Ben started the day at Hotel Villa Maria. Fastening the little flower on the lapel of Ben’s jacket was quite a challenge for the two. Ben and his dad were laughing as they were trying to figure out how it was supposed to get on. So it was a great start to the day, I really enjoy capturing those special moments between a son and his father.
After I walked the short distance between Villa Maria and Villa Eva, to where the girls were getting ready. In the large white villa, it was a flurry of activity. The floral designer creating elaborate arrangements and staff were setting up tables. Guests started to arrive from all corners the world. The bride Jocely was getting ready upstairs and the makeup artist was finishing her makeup with a last touchup.
The wedding ceremony in the pretty little garden was quite emotional. As I photographed the bride and groom exchange vows I thought to myself; wow what a perfect spot to get married on. Taking in the backdrop of blue mountains and the glittering blue shoreline of the Amalfi Coast. They are so lucky, and I am so fortunate to be able to capture it for them. This is really the best job in the world!
After hugs and congratulations from everyone, we walked down to the little piazza in the middle of Ravello Town Center. We took photos as we walked and even stopped for a drink, I think we went all over Ravello that evening. When came back to the Villa Eva we went up on the rooftop. Just in time to catch the last rays of light as the sun slowly sank into the sea. Ben took Jocelyn’s hand and twirled her into a little dance, and they just look so happy and in love.
Everybody was waiting to see the newlyweds when they finally joined their guests. The couple embraced in a first dance, and the festivities then went on late into the night.
Jocely & Ben’s wedding has previously been published on Destination Wedding Details. Had the pleasure to work alongside The Amalfi Experience at Villa Eva Ravello – wedding venue on the Amalfi Coast Italia. Floral arrangements were made by Francesco Di Bianco
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2 BRIDES PHOTOGRAPHY 2020