Hello beautiful people!
Stephi here, your favourite dreamer extraordinaire. Today I'm deviating a bit from the usual fashion and lifestyle posts. Instead, I'll be delving into my deepest, most romantic dreams—my vision for an idyllic Amalfi Coast wedding.
One cannot think of the Amalfi Coast without envisioning the breathtaking landscape—azure waters set against dramatic cliffs, buildings cascading down the hillside like a vibrant artist's palette, the scent of lemon blossoms permeating the air. For years, I've been head over heels in love with this Italian paradise, and it has always been my dream to tie the knot in this picturesque setting.
What's not to love about this dreamy destination? It boasts an exceptional blend of natural beauty, historical architecture, mouth-watering cuisine and, of course, la dolce vita. It's a place that, once visited, claims a piece of your heart forever—and what better location to say 'I do'?
Imagine this: A small, centuries-old church nestled atop the cliffs, offering a panoramic view of the turquoise sea below. I would walk down the aisle, my dress trailing behind me, the notes of a string quartet echoing through the space. My heart would echo with the harmonious chords of joy and anticipation. It would be a magical moment, frozen in time amidst the Mediterranean breeze and the soft hum of the sea.
Then, think of the reception—a stunning seaside villa, illuminated by the warm hues of sunset, where the tinkling laughter of loved ones mingles with the melodies of a live band. There'd be long tables dressed in white linen, decorated with locally-grown flowers and clusters of lemons—symbolising the sweetness and zest of life. And naturally, there would be an endless supply of Prosecco, because what is an Italian wedding without a toast or ten?
When it comes to the menu, the region’s culinary wonders would feature prominently. From the freshest seafood to homemade pasta adorned with ripe tomatoes and basil, every dish would celebrate the incredible gastronomy the Amalfi Coast is renowned for. And for dessert? Delizioso lemon delights, of course!
In my vision, the celebration would extend beyond the wedding day itself. The festivities would include a welcome boat ride along the coast, a beach day, an alfresco rehearsal dinner, and a relaxed brunch post-wedding. We'd create a mini-holiday for our guests, allowing everyone to savour the Italian charm of the Amalfi Coast.
Before plunging into the whirlwind of the actual wedding, I'd love to make the most of being in such an extraordinary location. Here's how I picture spending a few days in the heart of Italy's sun-kissed Amalfi Coast, absorbing the culture and making memories to last a lifetime.
Day 1: Sorrento – The Gateway to Amalfi
A trip to the Amalfi Coast isn’t complete without experiencing Sorrento. This town is a charming blend of lemon-scented lanes, clifftop views, and delightful cafes. I'd love to start the day with an alfresco breakfast at one of the quaint cafes in the piazza, indulging in a creamy cappuccino and cornetto. The afternoon would be perfect for exploring the artisanal shops, maybe even picking up a pair of handmade sandals—an authentic Sorrento keepsake!
Day 2: Positano – The Vertical City
As a fashion enthusiast, Positano, with its boutiques boasting of exclusive, colourful Positano fashion, is a must-visit. The day would involve wandering the town's narrow, winding streets, stopping by the fashionable boutiques, and marvelling at the vertically stacked houses - each a unique shade of pastel. As the day winds down, a relaxing dinner on the beach, with the waves lapping at the shore and the twinkling lights of Positano as the backdrop, would be just perfect.
Day 3: Capri – The Island Paradise
A boat trip to the Island of Capri would be an adventure not to be missed. The morning would be perfect for a visit to the Blue Grotto, a sea cave that is illuminated in an ethereal blue light. Later, a funicular ride up to Capri town to wander its stylish streets, visit the Gardens of Augustus, and soak up the stunning sea views. And of course, a taste of the famous Caprese salad in its hometown is a must!
Day 4: Ravello – The Hidden Gem
Last but certainly not least, a day in Ravello, a town nestled high above the sea, offering unparalleled views. Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone, both famed for their panoramic gardens, would be on the agenda. I can imagine ending the day with a divine al fresco dinner at one of Ravello's cliffside restaurants, the setting sun bathing the coast in a warm, golden glow.
While these are my plans, who knows what spontaneous adventures might come our way! The beauty of Italy is in its charm and unpredictability. As they say, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do," so I am all in for embracing the Italian way of life and savouring every moment in this dream destination.
Now, that's enough dreaming for one day. If there's one thing I hope you take away from this post, it's the importance of dreaming big and daring to imagine your perfect day, your way. Your wedding, like any other significant life event, should be a reflection of who you are.
So, whether you dream of an intimate rustic wedding in the English countryside, a glamorous event in the heart of London, or, like me, a romantic celebration on the Amalfi Coast, remember—it's your dream. Cherish it, plan it, and let it guide you.
Until next time,