The Isle of Capri // Monica + Stephen
M O N I C A + S T E P H E N
Capri // Italy
If ever there was a saying more fitting for this day it was this : “Sposa bagnata, sposa fortunate,” translated as “A wet bride, is a lucky bride” for if you had seen the day that faced us on what should have been a perfect sunny day, you would understand why. Despite the heaviest downpour in what could have been Capri’s history, 30 minutes before the ceremony the skies cleared and blessed our beautiful couple with the most amazing sunset and incredible dinner reception at one of the coolest beach clubs on the island. The 3 day celebration started at Monica + Stephen’s incredible Capri villa (hey, if it’s good enough for Mariah Carey, it’s good enough for our loves) with a pizza and Nonna cooking cocktail party with Capri’s best DJ and mesmerising balloon pool installation. It was seriously the most fabulous food I have ever eaten and the most fabulous event too! You know it’s an incredible party when their beautifully turned out neighbour pulled me to one side the next day, complete with stylish great dane puppy (where I always hold my breath in case they scold me for the riot of a party that happened the night before) and begged me for the DJ contact after dancing all night on her adjacent terrace! The following day, a lunch party at the most iconic beach club on the island ensued featuring bespoke hand drawn table settings, before the special day arrived, complete with spectacular floral displays dripping from the ceiling in an explosion of mouth watering Capri colours. Italy’s best Neapolitan quintet raised the roof for arrival cocktails and canapés as the sun sunk below the horizon, before guests were dazzled by hundreds of candles and a divine champagne feast on the lower deck at nightfall. What. A . Day.
Captured by : Bottega 53 (instagram photos from Isla & Smith)
The bride wore : Pallas Couture and Gucci for night
They ate : Seafood canapés, pasta and fish, followed by an insanely good dessert room (yes…a whole room). Pre wedding, the best pizza I’ve ever tasted in my life!!!
They drank : Ruinart Champagne