18 September 2007

Dave and Sandy Part 2

Venue: Castellabate, Cilento Coast, Italy
Honeymoon Location: Amalfi Coast, Italy
Wedding Co-ordinator: Julie McKenzie, Honeymoon Heaven

I've just had the most amazing 5 days out in Italy, in Castellabate, on the Cilento Coast of Italy, just south of Naples. Dave and Sandy are a great couple who really know how to organise an amazing wedding, surrounded by a large group of family and friends who showered them with love in the beautiful Italian town.

The ceremony was a traditional Italian civil ceremony, serenaded by the most gorgeous opera singer who welcomed Sandy, her bridesmaids and her father into the Castle with Ave Maria - I don't think there was a dry eye to be had! We then walked down to the Piazza in the town where everyone enjoyed cakes and champagne, before walking back up the hill to the Belvedere restaurant for a great Italian wedding breakfast - although the DJ with Club Tropicana made it a bit difficult for the main course to be served, as everyone was having such a great time dancing.

Castellabate by day, from Parnaso, where Geradina and Costantino welcomed me into their home and apartments in the mountains. And Castellabate by night - I didn't have a tripod with me, so this is just a little shaky!
Sandy got ready at Hotel 1861 in Santa Maria before making the journey up to the castle in an old Lancia. She wore a beautiful Pronuptia dress that was full of classical elegance - it was perfect for her.

Dave and his bestman Billy, along with the groomsmen, Steve, Dean and Jamie all wore black tails and all looked pretty handsome!
Sandy's sisters lead her and her father into the castle, passed the most aromatic flowers I have ever seen - or should I say smelt?

In Italy it is traditional to cut the ribbon at the entrance to the castle before the bride and groom leave.

The sunsets at Castellabate were beautiful, and we were lucky enough to end the day looking over the sea and watching the sun go down.
So, who was the lucky girl who caught the bouquet - which Sandy launched with some force!

I have had such a great summer photographing beautiful weddings all over the UK - this wedding was my last of the year, and it was an absolute pleasure to spend it in Italy with Dave, Sandy and their families and friends - everything was perfect.

More photographs (somewhere in the region of 400!) will be online next week!


  1. Morning Zoe, Julie here, wedding planner.. What can I say..? the photos really capture the spirit of the wedding day and the village. Was a pleasure working with you and look forward to working with you in Italy in 2008. Sandy and Dave's wedding for me was wonderful and I thank you for your amazing photographs that I am sure we will all enjoy for years to come. Julie - Italian Wedding Planner x

  2. What amazing photo's......the day was perfect and it has to be "The Best Wedding" I have ever been to! (excluding my own of course)
    Sandy looked beautiful and Wilfy scrubbed up pretty gorgeous too!
    Cant wait to see the rest of the photo's.

  3. i've only just noticed how much sandy looks like the nurse whos marryed to turk from scrubs!!!
    i think thats fantastic, will you tell her for me?
    good photos mum!