Alyssa + Pat | Yaki Ravid Real Wedding From Enzo Campitelli


Wanting to host an intimate and meaningful celebration, Alyssa and Pat held their wedding in picturesque Positano.  With only their immediate families in attendance, they spent a week at a beautiful villa then ended the trip with their marriage.  The backdrop is breaktaking, Alyssa’s Yaki Ravid is gorgeous and sensual, and their wedding was exactly as they envisioned.  If you’re planning a destination wedding, this inspiration is not to be missed.

Alyssa + Pat | August 10, 2015 |  Positano, Italy

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The Ceremony
It was really important for us that our wedding was small and intimate. Too often, I feel weddings become about the guests, about a party, and less about the couple and a celebration of the marriage. Therefore our ceremony and reception only had 9 people, including us! Our families flew out to Positano, Italy for the week to stay at Villa Oliviero, which is also where the wedding was held. The villa has three balconies that overlook the beach and the town of Positano. The ceremony took place on the highest balcony at dusk. We wanted to just focus on the natural beauty and not detract with lots of décor, so we had flower petals on the ground, candles, and a small table with more flowers. The ceremony was non denominational and we exchanged our own vows. My husband’s vows were incredible, and left me wiping away tears!


 The Reception
The reception started with drinks and a table of cheese and meat platters. We then moved to one long dinner table, where we had a formal sit down dinner. My favorite flower is orchids, so we used orchids, hydrangeas, roses, candles, and mirrors to decorate the dining space. Unfortunately, it started to rain so we had to cover the terrace, otherwise the terrace had a lovely ivy overgrowth. After that we moved to another lounge area with more candles and flowers to have some drinks, and cut the cake! The cake was a limoncello cake filled with limoncello and marscapone cream and jam, topped with berries. The Campania area of Italy is known for their limoncello, so we wanted to use ingredients and flavors that were local. It was delicious!

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Alyssa’s Wedding Dress Search
I only tried on 5 dresses! I first started off at a bridal boutique in Philadelphia that only sells Berta dresses. I wanted to try a few more, so I went to New York. When I saw my Yaki Ravid dress, I knew it was perfect! For me, the dress should not be a huge departure from your style or something you would normally wear. I love this dress because the lace and the beading is exquisite, the sleeves make it have a timeless and classic look, yet the sheer overlay and the plunging neckline make it just sexy enough. There were some changes I did make to the dress, including adding lace to the hips to make the dress have more of a flowy and curvy feel, as well as taking the dress in under the butt to add more curves.


How She Felt In Her Yaki Ravid Wedding Dress
Classy, beautiful, happy

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Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Dress
I LOVE this dress. Honestly, it is so beautiful in pictures and in person, but I will never wear it again. The dress is in perfect condition, and it’s very expensive new. Hopefully, someone else can get a beautiful day with this dress, but with the lower price tag!


Wedding Dress: Yaki Ravid | Photography: Enzo Campitelli | Venue:   Villa Oliviero |Event Planning:  Weddings Italy by Regency |Floral Design: Malafronte

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9 Of The Most Gorgeous Wedding Tables. Ever.

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If you are looking to wow your wedding guests, look no further than this post for some gorgeous wedding table decor. From dramatic design to floral overload, here are some super pretty, fresh and modern wedding ideas for tablescapes designed to inspire you and leave your wedding guests breathless.

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Go green and gold for a vibrant wedding tablescape. Foliage, in the form of succulents and eucalyptus, as far as the eye can see tops these rustic wood tables. Charming burlap napkins and chipboard menus with gold cutlery keeps things simple. As close to dining in a secret garden as you might get. Photography: Hikari, Event Design + Florist: The Style Co

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Cascading roses and orchids, glam golden chargers to match the stationery and an incredible all-white palette lit with candles make these wedding tables showshowstoppers. Photo: Duke Photo, Styling + Floral: Fancy That Events

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Green on white provides a fresh perspective for these botanical-inspired long tables at a wedding on the French Riviera. Isn’t the chandelier of foliage and glowing candles overhead stunning? Photography: Greg Finck, Design: Lavender & Rose, Florals: Miss Rose by Perrine

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This gorgeous al fresco wedding used bold colors and interesting table shapes to create an amazing wedding scene. We love the combination of lace, roses and those pewter goblets which gave everything an antique vibe. And the bistro lights under an open sky? So romantic. Photography: Adam Trujillo, Floral: Layers of Lovely, Design: Scheme Events

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An elegant cream and pink palette make this wedding tablescape a dream for Southern brides. Long tables dressed in linen and ribbons with tall floral centerpieces are the focus, and the tent feels cozy thanks to chandeliers and soft draping. {Via: Tara Guerard Soirees}

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Absolutely exquisite. Fabric draping almost steals the show at this romantic wedding reception. Long lace runners decorate the tables, along with incredible lush floral details in a blush and cream palette spilling over with greenery. Calligraphed place cards were masquerading trifolded menus on the perfectly embellished china. Photography: Mi Belle, Planning and Design: La Fete Weddings, Florist: Camellia Floral Design

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Glittering gold with bold geometric shapes give this wedding tablescape a fresh, modern feel. The blush pink and fluffy floral centerpieces keep everything feminine and completes the scene. Photography: M. K. Sadler Photography, Event Design + Florist: Jesi Haack Design

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Come through the curtains and peek at these beautiful tables with us, won’t you? Blush pinks and cream were the standout colors for this romantic tablescape. The long, low centerpieces of roses, peonies and hydrangea dotted by candles create an intimate, cozy atmosphere. Photography: Mike Larson, Planning and Design: Danae Grace, Florist: Fluid Bloom Designs

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Not much can hold a candle to the incredible historical venue, but these vintage-glam tables do an amazing job. The mirrored tables just seem to glow and exude warmth. Crystal accents, candles and high centerpieces complete the long tables. Immaculate, this dramatic and elegant wedding highlights the gothic elements of the setting appropriately. Photography: Lemonade Pictures, Florist: The Urban Flower Firm

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Vera Wang | Spring 2017 Bridal


Describing her wedding dresses as “not trendy, but highly personal” Vera Wang once again pushed the boundaries of bridal with her latest collection, Spring 2017.

The gowns debuted via a short via entitled “Désir à L’Anglaise” which according to Wang “celebrate the profound restraint of the British monarchy, the grandeur of English aristocracy, and the drama of real ball gowns within the context of today.”

These gowns are dramatic, sexy and modern.  Perfect for the bride who wants to be on the cutting edge of bridal fashion.

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Looking for PreOwned Vera Wang gowns.  See all listings here.

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Galia Lahav | Spring 2017 Bridal


Galia Lahav’s Spring 2017 bridal collection did not disappoint. Her latest gowns showcased her signature dramatic style complete with intricate beading and delicate embroidery.

If you’re a bride seeking the spotlight on your wedding day, these gorgeous gowns might be just what you are looking for.

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Want more? See all Galia Lahav gowns currently available PreOwned.


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