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Romantic garden wedding off the Amalfi coast

January 31, 2017

Isn’t this setting magical? With olive trees, a pink glittery tablescape, and Belmond Hotel Caruso off the Amalfi coast, there’s no shortage of details to swoon over in Leslie + Roy’s intimate destination wedding. Carla Gates captured the elements Eva Clark helped them bring together below:

Leslie explains, Our style was simple, romantic and seasonal. Using my intricate lace Claire Pettibone gown as inspiration, we chose elements that worked with this and the setting: an olive orchard overlooking the cobalt blue sea. Soft pastels and rose gold echoed the gorgeous surroundings and were in line with my favorite color palette. See her Pinterest board here.

And did we mention all the photo opps? Their venue had so many dreamy backdrops.

A few words from their planner, Eva of of Belle of the BallTo say that Texans Leslie + Roy are adventure seekers would be an understatement. He proposed on Mount Kilimanjaro! They wanted their wedding to reflect this carpe diem spirit… On the wedding day, an intimate gathering of their closest family and friends joined them as exchanged vows then dined in a candle lit olive orchard. It was a sheer delight to see these two business execs all-in during their reception, where the danced merrily to the music of an Italian quintette, accordion and all.

15 of their loved ones traveled to Italy to celebrate with them, and during their 5-course meal, guests intermittently stood up to give toasts around this table. It was a fave moment for them!

I walked down the aisle to Canon in D. Our 1st dance was spontaneous. We had just finished with pictures, and the Italian quintet was putting on a lively show. Roy grabbed my hand, and before I had a chance to bustle my train, began to twirl me in the grass.

Congratulations, Leslie and Roy!

Photographer: Carla Gates / Venue, Cake, & Catering: Belmond Hotel Caruso in Ravello, Italy / Wedding Planner: Eva Clark Events / Floral: Mary Mcleod / Hair & Makeup: Belmond Hotel Caruso / Invitations: Signora e Mare / Groom’s Cake: Jofre Diaz / Bride’s Dress: Claire Pettibone Romantique from Unbridaled in Austin, Texas / Shoes: Custom Sandals made in Ravello / Tanzanite Necklace: Gift / Bridesmaids Dresses: Aidan Mattox / Groom’s Suit: Ted Baker / Travel agent: The Honeymoon Co.