A gorgeous intimate ceremony at Hotel Marincanto

dreaming of a destination wedding in Positano

This Destination Wedding in Positano at Hotel Marincanto was featured on Wedding Sparrow and Style Me Pretty.

Makenna and Cody, the sweet couple of this event, traveled for 9000 km, from Arizona to Positano, in the Amalfi Coast, in order to celebrate their union in the place that the bride had - literally - dreamed of.

The two met when Makenna was in her last year of college, as her parents decided to sell their house. “Cody is in real estate and it was he who negotiated the deal. After the contract was signed, he impressed my parents enough to get a first date with their daughter! Needless to say, he sold the home and got the daughter with it!” Makenna told.

At the time the two lovers lived in two different states, but this didn’t keep them apart. “Cody was selling a home in Sedona, Arizona, and flew me out to visit him. That night, he surprised me with dinner reservations at a beautiful resort in the mountains. I wasn’t expecting a proposal because we hadn’t been dating very long. But when you know, you know. He brought me aside and asked me to marry him. It was the easiest “YES!” I had ever said. The rest is history!”

“After a little over a year of being engaged, I had a dream one night that we got married in Italy. I got so excited at the thought that I woke Cody up at 3 am to tell him about the idea of having an intimate wedding in Italy! He loved the idea as well, and we turned that dream into reality in less than 4 months.”

The intimate ceremony at hotel marincanto

The wedding inspiration came from the bridal dress. A delightful mermaid gown from Rue De Seine Bridal. A wedding dress enriched by a delicate French lace alternating with guipure lace, with a romantic off-shoulder neckline. The accessories designed by Lindsay Marie Design perfectly complete the match. Finally, a floral crown made by the bride completed the look. The groom wore an elegant suit and classic Italian-style moccasins.

Rosalinda Flowers Wedding Lab gave her flower interpretation of the effortless bohemian beauty wedding theme. Therefore she presented a sumptuous dahlias, roses and carnations composition enriched with Pyracantha Navaho berries, pink astilbe and dried flowers. While the sun was setting over the pastel-colored town accompanied by the sweet melodies played by Sorrento Live Music, Makenna and Cody exchanged their vows. This in the presence of their respective families and their little son, causing many happy tears.

After the emotional ceremony, the bridal party moved at the private sea-view terrace. While Monica from Amalfi Soirée had set up an extraordinary table full of unique details. Therefore excellent Italian food was served in an unforgettable candlelit dinner under the stars. Meanwhile Dean Martin’s recorded voice was spreading in the air. Then running on the waves below until it became a whisper on the horizon.

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Photography: Sergio Sorrentino | Styling and Planning: Amalfi Soirée | Venue: Hotel Marincanto | Second Photographer: Yana Schicht | Floral Designer: Rosalinda Flowers Wedding Lab | Wedding Dress: Rue De Seine | Accessories: Lindsay Marie Design | Music: Sorrento Live Music | Film Lab: Malvarrosa Film Lab