Sorrento Sunset Wedding at Relais Blu
Below, Wedding Planner Jo Daye of Accent Events, continues the story of Matt and Emma’s dream wedding in Italy, accompanied by Italian photographer Livio Laccure’s stunning imagery. In case you missed it, make sure you read Part 1 The Getting Ready Shots first.
From: United Kingdom
Nearest Airport: Naples International Airport
To create a magical atmosphere for their civil wedding ceremony Matt & Emma asked us to organise live musicians. The harp and flute duo provided a delightfully serene and melodic musical background, ideally suited to the blissful environment of the Cloisters and to Matt & Emma‘s romantic and personal civil ceremony. The duo also arranged and performed three pieces of music specially requested by Matt & Emma for their ceremony.
We understood just how important the ceremony itself was to Emma & Matt and we knew that our wonderful celebrant would guide them expertly with personalising the civil ceremony format. Matt & Emma chose to write their own personal vows to one another, which they read out during the ceremony. They invited two of their friends to give readings and I have to say that the particular readings chosen were so in tune with Matt & Emma’s relationship that they could not possibly have been more perfect.
Immediately after the ceremony, guests had the opportunity to offer their congratulations to the newly married couple during celebratory drinks at a nearby bar. As guests enjoyed the stunning views and soaked up the charming Mediterranean atmosphere, Matt & Emma slipped away briefly to spend a little time alone together in the company of Livio, to capture the all–important couple shots. This short period of time is not only a wonderful ‘catch up and catch a breath’ opportunity for a bride and groom but also a wonderful chance to capture a selection of intimate moments against beautiful backdrops.
Following drinks at the bar, guests were then taken up through the ruggedly beautifully hilly landscape for their first view of the top-secret reception venue, the Relais Blu.
A fabulous jazz trio played during delicious aperitivi while everyone relaxed and marveled at the spectacular panoramic views this venue boasts across the deep blue sea to Capri.
Matt & Emma joined their guests shortly afterwards, entering to a standing ovation.
The evening reception took place on the privacy of the venue’s Capri terrace, named for its magnificent view of the island. The jazz trio changed to a more mellow sound as guests were invited to sit down to dine.
The sunset at Relais Blu – always stunning – was spectacular on the evening of Matt & Emma’s wedding, guests were drawn to the ‘chill out’ area to take in the magic of mother nature.
One of Emma’s requests was to have sparklers at her wedding. We arranged with Emma’s brother to gather guests together to form a walk-way each holding sparklers which lit Matt & Emma ‘s path as they walked up to the terrace for their first dance to Adele’s “Someone Like You”. Utterly special and utterly perfect.
The creative wedding team
Wedding Planner: Jo Daye – Accent Events
In order to ensure Matt & Emma’s wedding day wishes came true, Jo and her team offered their personal knowledge and experience to ensure each and every aspect of their wedding was memorable. With careful attention to detail, using the very best services and suppliers, a caring approach and a passion for all things wedding and all things Italy, Jo and the team ensured Matt & Emma’s wedding was a unique and unforgettable experience.
For translation, interpreter & personalised symbolic services contact Accent Events Limited. Carmela assisted Matt & Emma in adding personal elements to their civil wedding ceremony and celebrated the English part of the ceremony itself.
Photographer: Livio Lacurre
Fabulously gifted photographer Livio was Matt & Emma’s photographer of choice and he travelled to Sorrento from his base in Tuscany to capture the couple’s wedding day. Livio has worked with Accent Events for several years and is one of our most trusted suppliers – he is guaranteed to capture the most magical moments and the true essence of a wedding day!
Reception venue: Relais Blu
This lovely boutique hotel is situated high above Sorrento near the mountaintop town of Massa Lubrense. Nestled in a naturally beautiful landscape a wedding at Relais Blu boasts chic, modern interiors and exteriors, delicious dining and spectacular and expansive sea and coastal views.
Flowers: Giuseppe Terrecuso – Fiori Sorrento
Floral artist Giuseppe’s creations are utterly wonderful, from the smallest buttonhole to the most elaborate bouquet, using the freshest flowers and a huge dollop of creativity.
Make-up: Nicki Storey
Super talented make-up artist Nicki worked her style of personal magic on the wedding day, producing natural looking make-up that makes every bride look like a princess and that stays put even in the most tryingly hot Southern Italian weather conditions.
Hairdresser: Bride flew out her UK hairdresser
Music: Mario Generali
Mario’s talented group of musicians offer a whole range of musical styles and combinations to suit all and any type of event…from classical duos or trios to traditional Neapolitan music and from soft jazz or blues to a dance dj they will turn your music wishes into a reality.
Wedding Car: Exclusive Dreams
Suppliers of beautiful modern and vintage cars to suit the wishes and requests of bridal couples…so you really can arrive in style!
How can Jo Daye Help You
In a bid to to keep wedding planning simple, affordable, supportive and easy, Weddings Abroad Guide is collaborating with Jo to offer a “Virtual Wedding Planning Service” including 90 minute Personalised Wedding Consultations.
The service is suitable for all stages of the planning process and is extremely helpful for those couples just getting started or planning their own wedding abroad. With over 14 years experience of designing bespoke weddings for international clients, Jo’s approach is to get you focused and to prioritise what’s important to you, guiding you on how to get the wedding you truly want.
Having researched, planned and overseen many requests Jo is able to tap into a deep well of knowledge and actual experience, to explain with clarity what is involved and what things to consider. (We think her advice is absolutely brilliant and not to be missed)!
To find our more about the services Jo provides or how she can help you bring your dream wedding at the Relais Blu or any other destination in Italy to life, please use the form below as a quick and easy way to contact her.
Don’t miss Part 1 of Matt & Emma’s Sorrento wedding, Jo takes us on a journey with Matt and Emma and their initial planning stages together with some of the most creative “getting ready” shots I’ve ever seen.
The Perfect Partners
Wedding Planner: Jo Daye – Accent Events Limited // Photographer: Livio Lacurre // Wedding Celebrant: Camela // Civil Ceremony: Monastery Cloisters of the Church of San Francesco // Reception Venue: Relais Blu, Massa Lubrense, Italy // Flowers: Giuseppe Terrecuso, Fiori Sorrento // Bridal Make-up: Nicki Storey // Bridal Hair: Bride flew out her UK hairdresser // Music: Mario Generali // Wedding Car: Exclusive Dreams
Jo Daye (Virtual Planning Consultations)
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