Amalfi Coast wedding at Gran Hotel Convento
Jessica and Thomas’s romantic Amalfi Coast Wedding was one of our favorite weddings of the year.
Celebrated in a spectacular, one-of-a-kind venue - the luxury Gran Convento di Amalfi.
This picturesque 5-star luxury hotel is one of the most distinctive landmarks on the Amalfi coast and a perfect Italy wedding location offering a breathtaking view of the Amalfi Coast. It was once the home of Capuchin monks and its rich history dates back to the 13th century. Many legendary names have stayed here – from Victor Hugo to Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor to Greta Garbo.
This perfect Amalfi Coast wedding venue enjoys a dramatic location on a cliff-edge overlooking the famous coastline.
The Gran Hotel Convento is also the only location in the entire Amalfi Coast able to organize and host a Catholic, civil ceremony or symbolic wedding ceremony on site – boasting a beautiful Catholic church.
Most of the hotel’s 53 rooms also offer breathtaking sea views for a perfect stay for bride and groom. There are two Junior Suites – one offers a four-poster bed and panoramic views, the other offers you panoramic views even from the shower!
The bride and the groom said their “I do’s” in the spectacular church of Santa Maria Assunta in Positano.
After the ceremony Jessica and Thomas had their pictures taken on the local beach with the famous background of steep cliffs dotted with the typical pastel colored houses.
Jessica wore a stunning white mermaid wedding dress and Thomas went with traditional Italian style; dark blue suit.
The bridesmaids opted for different color dresses which complimented the overall wedding palette of ivory, pink, soft greens, yellow, blue and white.
The couple and all the guests headed to the Gran Convento afterwards where the celebrations continued.
The cocktail hour was held in the enchanting cloister of the hotel. Everyone could savor various finger food and canapes from the aperitif buffet; beignet filled with smoked salmon and caprino cheese and tartufini with caprino cheese and pistachios were just one of many delightful bites.
To recreate a truly authentic local atmosphere the couple decided for a traditional Napolitano quintet; which is definitely a highlight of every Amalfi coast wedding!
The day turned into the night and all the guests moved to the “Walk of Monks” terrace, overlooking the sea to savor the wedding dinner. The decoration was impeccable. Traditional Amalfitano ceramic coasters were available as name cards and gifts on the table.
Crystal chandeliers magically draped over the guests. Compositions of mini bouquets of flowers and greenery in silver vases decorated the imperial dinner table together with majestic silver candle holders and small tea lights. The twinkling fairy tale like atmosphere bathed the entire evening.
Cake cutting took place at the Locanda terrace, next to the pool, and the party followed up. Dancing under the stars with a beautifully lit terrace was the crowning moment to this perfect Amalfi Coast wedding day.
PHOTOGRAPHY By Aberrazioni Cromatiche : http://www.aberrazionicromatiche.com