In 2017, my husband and I visited Praiano, a small village along the Amalfi Coast of Italy. It was blue Mediterranean seas and fresh lemon and olive trees as far as the eye could see. When this wedding at The Pennsylvanian came across my desk, it gave me some serious throwback vibes. Staying true to their Italian roots, Anna and Christopher planned a day inspired by a large, family dinner party. A neutral and chic palette of navy blue and gold was accented by greenSinner with lots of fresh olive leaves and other foliage and plenty of fresh lemons and grapes. Guests even took home bottles of olive oil as a way to remember the fete. If you’re never been to Italy, YOU MUST GO. At the very least, prepare for a major case of Italian wanderlust with these images from Leeann Marie Photography.
About the Couple
Anna and Chris met in 2011 during their senior year of college when Chris came to visit some friends at the University of Arizona. They kept in touch and after graduating, and Chris moved to Texas for work. The weeks of talking and weekend visits turned into months, and soon the two were “Facebook official”. The rest, as they say, is history.
Five years later, the two decided to explore the coast of Maine in October of 2016. One early morning, after the short drive up to Portland from Boston, Chris surprised Anna by proposing on a cliff overlooking the Portland headlight, followed by a lobster catching tour and candlelit dinner.
About the Wedding
We are both Italian and so we wanted our wedding to feel like a big Italian dinner party, decorated with wine, scattered candles, fresh lemons and grapes, and plenty of greenery and olive branches.
The fresh fruit used as décor and the unique location of the ceremony really made our vision come together. My aunt also hand-painted the olive branch tags for all of the olive oil take-home gifts – that was pretty special. The whole wedding was classic and traditional, but modern as well.