Arranging the wedding of Jeanna and Nikita, a young and handsome couple, was actually easy and pleasant. This is not because there was nothing to arrange – it’s just that from the very start the couple knew what kind of wedding they want and where it should take place – Amalfi coast, an ideal site for a fantasy wedding and an unforgettable honeymoon.
Photo by Alena Evteeeva
We set off to prepare our September wedding in January, enthusiastically thinking of ourselves as seasoned travelers. Say, what is so difficult in finding a site, catering and musicians and arranging them all together, even if from Moscow? But we failed with our very first steps – it turned out second to impossible to remotely put all the different Italian professionals together, let alone to answer our confused questions from some distant and obscure Nordic country. It was becoming clear that we cannot go without some assistance. After a careful study, we picked WedPlace agency. The puzzle was assembled quickly – an area of magic beauty, a small yet excellent choice of sites, and the wonderful Margarita. Totally unobtrusive, very comfortable in the best sense of the word, she did not actually “sell” but was always helpful in case of doubts, did not bother us with excessive communication, still she answered any question at any time of the day. She was honest as to what she can or cannot do, and what she deemed a good idea or not.
All the six months of preparations we kind of doubted whether the whole idea makes sense. But the great experience we took with our closest people turned out to be worth every penny and minute spent, with all the hassle and the number of alternatives. For the ceremony we picked villa Eva on the mountain top of Ravello. From its rooftop there is a clear view of entire rocky Amalfi coast with its road spirals and strikingly turquoise sea. The villa’s coordinator – a small dainty Italian belle – turned out to be a super professional. Two days before the wedding she insisted on going through a huge meticulous checklist not to overlook a single detail. With all her work together with Margarita and her team all I had to do was to get myself ready and … talk the groom into a photo shoot. To think of all the work and professionalism behind all of this!
After looking through our wedding site database, Jeanna and Nikita immediately decided that they want their celebration to take place at the luxurious villa Eva, at one of the Italy’s most beautiful towns, Ravello.
We had prepared for the date for a long time, and the celebration lived up to our expectations, we should say even exceed them!
The ceremony itself was performed on a magnificent green lawn with a fantastic view on the coast, high mountains and bright blue sea. The place, decorated with elegant ivy-cloaked columns and marvelous compositions of natural white flowers, the path covered with white rose petals – everything was just perfect!
In such romantic atmosphere, to the music of a mandolin and a guitar, the Neapolitan classic, Nikita and Jeanna exchanged rings and sealed their union with a kiss.
Following the scenario, after the traditional photo shoot with relatives and friends appetizers were served for the guests to enjoy a variety of Italian specialties and refreshments.
And this was not the end – the wedding lunch was lying ahead! Tables dressed up in natural white flowers, unforgettable meals from the best chefs of the coast, compelling music performed by a well-known local band – the evening was amazing!
But the highlight of the celebration was definitely the cutting of the wedding cake on the viewpoint of villa Eva, with its fabulous view of the coast gleaming with thousands of sparks…
Dear Jeanna and Nikita, thank you so much for entrusting us with your celebration!