Magical Villa Cimbrone wedding in Ravello
It did not take Janelle and Chris long to fall in love with the ultimate Amalfi Coast wedding venue?. There are few locations in Italy that can match the beauty and splendor of Villa Cimbrone. Certainly in the Amalfi Coast it has no contenders!
The first mention of the villa dates back to the 11th century and the setting is steeped in history. Visitors from all over the world come to experience its magnificent park and botanical gardens (over eight hectares) mingled with ancient statues and stunning architecture. Every part of the estate is unique and different; allowing guests to explore its wonders and the heart stopping views over the sea.
Janelle and Chris' Ravello wedding 2 day celebration kicked off with a poolside welcome buffet of local specialties. The event coincided with the nearby village of Torello's patron saint day which every year is celebrated with fireworks. Guests were able to admire the spectacular displays over the moonlit bay. What a way to start your wedding!
On the big day Janelle and her bridal party prepared for the wedding in Villa Cimbrone’s famous "Camelias" suite; a masterpiece of frescoes and works of art overlooking the sea.
Janelle looked as if she had stepped off of Vogue Brides…..absolutely stunning in a masterpiece lace gown. A sophisticated palette of acqua and white was reflected in the florals and bridesmaids elegant gowns.
The ceremony was held , overlooking the enthralling views of the bay – at sunset of course! Vows were exchange under a romantic canopy.
Aperitifs were served in the gardens while a traditional Amalfi Coast trio serenaded guests with Neapolitan songs.
Chris and Janelle chose to host their seated reception outside with a menu that featured Villa Cimbrone’s unforgettable Michelin starred cuisine.
Smoked risotto with lobster, lime and jasmine
Paccheri with tomato, fried eggplant
Sliced “Laticauda” lamb stuffed with foie gras with layers of potatoes
Dark chocolate fudge cake with a melted heart, white chocolate sauce and caramel
White - Fiano Paestum Pian di Stio – tenuta San Salvatore
Red - Costa d’Amalfi Ravello Selva delle Monache – Cantine San Marco
And then the party! A big band flew in from the UK and quickly had everyone off their feet dancing the night away! But before that Chris and Janelle showed everyone how it is done, with a solo dance worthy of “Dancing with the Stars”. It was one of the many “wow” moments of a perfect Amalfi Coast wedding!
PHOTOS by DAVID BASTIANONI
Wow wow wow. What an incredible wedding. Thank you so much for all of your help and patience the past year to pull of a magical event. It was truly spectacular.
Everything was perfect and we couldn't have done it without you.
We will complete that survey email this weekend but I wanted to personally reach out to say what a night!!! What a great couple of nights even the welcome drinks were superb.
The staff at Cimbrone were amazing. We will be back for sure.
Thank you again for all of your support. You're incredible.
Love Janelle xx