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:
Final touches to Lea’s lovely dress:
Do you remember Sam? You could hardly stay upright, your shoes were so slippery – lol!
One of my favourite images of the whole year. Thanks for being game for getting wet folks! I LOVE this:
That view’ll do ey?
The tables at Mamma Agata’s looked stunning:
Laughs around the table. Getting full yet? There’s more!
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.
Is that storm still hanging around? Let’s photograph it then:
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.