SONIA AND MARK - MAY 10TH, 2013.
Sonia and Mark have chosen Spring to tie the knot at St. Francis Cloister in Sorrento.. and avoid the heat of Amalfi Coast summer.
The only little concern was that spring can be a bit rainy in Amalfi Coast but on the other hand colors are so beautiful and sharp and temperatures are already warm. If you don't want to take any risks and be sure to avoid a rainy day go for July and August, but Amalfi Coast can be really hot in summer!
Anyway no rain happened on the day and the event run smoothly, full of joy and romance. The civil marriage was celebrated in the suggestive Sorrento cloister. Sonia and Mark didn't like the standard dark chairs offered by the town hall and therefore we arranged more elegant white cover chairs with a local supplier.
While Mark and the wedding party was waiting for the bride, Sonia arrived at the cloister in a splendid total white strapless gown with her bridesmaids in aubergine dresses.
Sonia walked down the aisle with her father and it was a very touching moment when she met Mark at the ceremony table. A mandolin and guitar duo accompanied the civil service and, even if, expected I think that this traditional Amalfi Coast duo is ideal for a Sorrento wedding.
After the civil service you can't lose the opportunity of a splendid photo shooting with the stunning backdrop of the Gulf of Naples and the Vesuvio volcano..and they didn't! The postcard view of Sorrento is just a few steps from the Cloisters and all guests took part in the shooting.
The bride and groom photoshooting was fun and memorable. Mark and Sonia were very relaxed and complied with Fabio (the photographer) creativity.
The wedding reception was designed at Grand Hotel La Favorita, an elegant and finely decorated hotel in downtown Sorrento. The service was brilliant and the meal delicious like you always expect in Italy: the perfect ending of a fantastic spring wedding in Sorrento.
We have just arrived back from our honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, we would like to thank you so much for organising our wedding in Sorrento, it was absolutely perfect and we really couldn't have wished for a more lovely day.
We really cant say a bad word about anything or anybody involved. St. Francis cloister was so beautiful, the chair covers, the flowers the mandolin duo just everything. Feel free to Cc: people into this email so they know how much we appreciated everyone.
Special Thanks to Carmela on the day she was prolific in her job and an absolute credit to have on your team, such a lovely woman and her calming influences on Sonia where brilliant. Also Agnello Galano for her lovely gift in our marriage certificate, its going to take pride of place in our home.
Grand Hotel La Favorita did us proud there services and every last detail with the reception, food, wine, music etc was paramount to make our day special. The cake got the biggest round of applause of the day :-) they were fantastic and treated us like royalty. The restaurant manager was lovely and very very helpful in setting up and seeing out the day.
Sorrento is a very special place and will have a spot in ours and our friends/familys hearts forever. We will definitely look forward to going back on our wedding anniversary. Little unplanned things went our way to make the day even more special, on our final day before we came home we went to the foreigners club that you recommended and we were lucky enough to see a huge firework display celebrating italian mothers day, nobody could believe it.
The Photographers paraded us through the Sorrento bazar style streets and took pictures of us playing Neapolitan cards with a local it was amazing and we cant wait to see all of the pictures.
Again Marco Thank you so much