An intimate and emotional destination wedding at Marincanto Hotel
This gorgeous Positano wedding has been featured on Wedding Sparrow and, soon, on Style Me Pretty.
As a wedding planner in Amalfi Coast, outdoor weddings are my preferites, and Positano, with its amazing wedding venues and exclusive private villas, is one of the most popular wedding location in Italy and in Europe.
When you say “the wedding of… your dreams”!
The two met when Makenna was at her last year of college, as her parents decided to sell their house. “Cody is in real estate and it was he who negotiated the deal. After the contract was signed, he impressed my parents enough to get a first date with their daughter! Needless to say, he sold the home and got the daughter with it! ” Makenna told.
Makenna and Cody, the sweet couple protagonist of this event, has traveled for 9000 km, from the sunny Arizona to Positano, on the Amalfi Coast, in order to celebrate their union in the place that the bride had – literally – dreamed of.
At the time the two lovers lived in two different states, but this didn’t keep them apart. “Cody was selling a home in Sedona, Arizona and flew me out to visit him. That night, he surprised me with dinner reservations at a beautiful resort in the mountains. I wasn’t expecting a proposal because we hadn’t been dating very long. But when you know, you know. He brought me aside and asked me to marry him. It was the easiest “YES!” I had ever said. The rest is history!”
“After a little over a year of being engaged, I had a dream one night that we got married in Italy. I got so excited at the thought that I woke Cody up at 3am to tell him about the idea of having an intimate wedding in Italy! He loved the idea as well, and we turned that dream into reality in less than 4 months. “
The wedding inspiration came from the bridal dress, a delightful mermaid gown from Rue De Sein Bridal embellished with delicate French lace alternating with guipure lace, with a romantic off-shoulder neckline, perfectly matched with the accessories designed by Lindsay Marie Design. A floral crown made by the bride completed the look. The groom wore an elegant suit and classic Italian-style moccasins.
On their wedding day, Sergio Sorrentino joined them with his Hasselblad to capture the joyful moments of the celebration, in the picturesque setting of the Hotel Marincanto.
The effortless bohemian beauty of the wedding theme has been translated by Rosalinda Flowers Wedding Lab into sumptuous compositions of dahlias, roses and carnations enriched with Pyracantha Navaho berries, pink astilbe and dried flowers.
While the sun was setting over the pastel-colored town accompanied by the sweet melodies played by Sorrento Live Music, Cody and Makenna exchanged their vows, in the presence of their respective families and their little son, causing many happy tears.
Wedding abroad, with a baby!
“The experience of getting married in a country where we had never been before and traveling with a 17 month old baby made us a bit anxious, but our parents were very helpful. They even took the baby for 5 days so Cody and I could have a romantic honeymoon on the Amalfi coast. It was a trip of a lifetime, and one that we will never forget.”
After the emotional symbolic ceremony, the bridal party moved at the private sea-view terrace, where Monica from Amalfi Soirée had set up an inviting table full of unique details.
Good Italian food was served in an unforgettable candlelight dinner under the stars while Dean Martin’s recorded voice was spreading in the air, running on the waves below until it became a whisper on the horizon.
Photography: Sergio Sorrentino | Styling and Planning: Amalfi Soirée | Venue: Hotel Marincanto | Second photographer: Yana Schicht | Floral Designer: Rosalinda Flowers Wedding Lab | Wedding Dress: Rue De Seine | Accessories: Lindsay Marie Design |
Music: Sorrento Live Music | Film Lab: Malvarrosa Film Lab