Wedding Photographer: Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy – Church of Santa Maria a Gradillo & Mamma Agata: Sam & Lea

Amy was the wedding photographer at the Church of Santa Maria a Gradillo & Mamma Agata’s in Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy for Sam & Lea’s Wedding.

Just 16 guests, a huge storm, awe-inspiring views, the beauty of Ravello, one very classy hotel and THE best food EVER. Here’s the story of the day for the wedding of Sam & Lea. What rain! It didn’t just rain, it poured down and it didn’t just last for a little while, it poured down all day long. Nevertheless, no spirits were dampened. An intimate occasion & the guests smiled all day long :-) How could they not? They were in Ravello! Not only that but they got to eat and drink at Mamma Agata’s. Honestly, I’m not just saying this – I have simply never eaten food quite like it (…and neither has Andy who came to pick me up and ended up having a feast!)

Am I going on a bit about the food? I haven’t finished. I am so lucky that I get to sample scrumptious, tasty wedding menus week-in week-out throughout Italy and the UK (Italy normally has the slight edge!) but at Sam & Lea’s wedding, they chose the fabulous reception venue of Mamma Agata’s ‘Hidden Treasure’ Cookery School. I can not find the words … Scrummy, yummy, sensational tasting food. It looked good but the taste was … well, I bought the cookbook before I left. Unfortunately, Sam & Lea’s wedding was one of the last that they will host at the Hidden Treasure, but don’t worry, you can enroll for one of their cookery schools – Pierce Brosnan did last year so why not! Otherwise, find their cookbook online and buy it. It would make a great Christmas present too!

Take a peek:

Lea got ready in a very beautiful villa: Villa Scarpiarello. It was like entering a lost garden:

Wedding Photographer Italy - Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Final touches to Lea’s lovely dress:

Wedding Photographer Italy - Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Do you remember Sam? You could hardly stay upright, your shoes were so slippery – lol!

Wedding Photographer Italy - Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Sneaky cuddles:

Wedding Photographer Italy - Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy

One of my favourite images of the whole year. Thanks for being game for getting wet folks! I LOVE this:

Wedding Photographer Italy - Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy

That view’ll do ey?

Wedding Photographer Italy - Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy

The tables at Mamma Agata’s looked stunning:

Wedding Photographer Italy - Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Laughs around the table. Getting full yet? There’s more!

Wedding Photographer Italy - Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Mamma Agata’s Cookery school literally hangs off the cliff. The views from the terrace were to die for. Please visit – you’ll love it.

Wedding Photographer Italy - Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy

So colourful:

Wedding Photographer Italy - Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Is that storm still hanging around? Let’s photograph it then:

Wedding Photographer Italy - Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Folks, you were such good fun. Thanks for not minding getting wet and thank you for allowing me to sample such amazing food and wine. Shannon, your wedding planner from The Amalfi Experience, was a joy to work with and did a fabulous job, adjusting your plans to allow for the weather brilliantly. I will be talking about your wedding at Mamma Agata’s for a long time to come. Full wedding to follow very shortly.

4 thoughts on “Wedding Photographer: Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy – Church of Santa Maria a Gradillo & Mamma Agata: Sam & Lea”

  1. Hi Amy,
    Just wanted to say WOW what amazing photos of Lea and Sam’s wedding day!! I am sure they will be delighted with these. And I completely agree with your comments on the food at Mamma Agata’s – it is just amazing…….it is a shame we wont be able to arrange weddings there anymore but i always recommend her wonderful cooking classes to clients!!
    Thanks for another great wedding together. Hope to see you on the Amalfi Coast in 2011 for some more weddings :)
    Best Wishes,

    Jacquie Coppola
    Managing Director
    The Amalfi Experience

  2. Hi Amy – Just to say what great photos – I especially like the one of Sam & Lea in the rain, sums up the whole occasion. It was a shame about the weather but hey who cared! It was an amazing day, so relaxed and easy, everything just flowed (due I am sure to all the hard work from Jacquie, Chiara, and yourself) – I can’t wait to see the whole album.
    Best wishes – Ann George

  3. Thank you Ann,

    You’re right, it was such a lovely day despite the rain. You laughed all day long – I have photographic evidence!

    Can you still taste that phenomenal food? I can!
    Amy x

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