Ravello, Italy Wedding Destination

From our bride:

“Our Italian love journey began 10 years ago when we both worked in an Italian restaurant in Osthofen (Germany) – Alex as a pizza driver, I as a waitress. Never being in Italy before, I was really happy when we decided to travel through Italy in 2016. Alex couldn’t wait to show me la dolce vita with all its facets. The incomparable food, history, wines and landscapes. The last stop of our first Italy journey was at the Amalfi Coast and we were absolutely amazed by the beauty of this coast. Shortly before leaving the small town of Vietri Sul Mare for our flight back to Munich, we saw some well dressed people arriving in our hotel. Watching the Italian women in beautiful long dresses and their well dressed husbands Alex and I joked about marrying someday in Italy. After Alex went down on one knee in September 2018, we cried, laughed and immediately knew: we will marry at the Amalfi Coast!

Being on our emotional rollercoaster we firstly tried to organize the destination wedding by ourselves until we decided to get some professional help by the wedding planner Das Hochzeitswerk from Munich. Looking back, this was, besides the fact of marrying in Italy, the best decision we could have made concerning our wedding. During the planning period, we were soooo relaxed and could enjoy this very special time, totally looking forward marrying each other because Duska from Das Hochzeitswerk had absolutely everything under control. Immediately, Duska presented us a summary of possible wedding venues. In December we flew to Naples, rented a car and checked our favored venue. Finally, one year after Alex’ proposal we married at Villa Eva in Ravello. (Ravello should definitely be on everyone’s bucket list as THE hidden treasure of the Amalfi Coast with its beautiful gardens and unforgettable view.) 🙂

The wedding day started (as the rest of the wedding journey) really relaxed. We slept at Villa Maria which is located in the same street as Villa Eva. We did not sleep in the same room the night before the wedding. The girls had the suite, of course. Breakfast was served on the beautiful suite-terrace with a spectacular ocean view. It was really windy the days before and I was praying for good weather. Seemed like god heard my prayers since the sun was shining, the sky was blue and there was no wind at all on our wedding day. So, here’s an advice for all wedding people out there: don’t panic about the weather on your wedding day. Always have a backup plan in case of rain, but you definitely cannot plan or change the weather. So, be relaxed at that point.

Alessandro Mancini and his team, our stylists from Salerno arrived punctually at 12 pm. They did a perfect job, me and my girls felt beautiful. Perfect choice with the result of feeling absolutely comfortable, extravagant and special on my wedding day. Next perfect choice were our photographer and videographer from Mihoci, also organized by our wedding planner. They were professional and sympathetic at the same time – at all times they gave us a good feeling and the results are amazing, we love our wedding videos and photos.

Looking back, we knew from the start that it was somehow brave to plan a destination wedding also concerning our guests that all had to book flights and hotels etc. However, with the right people around you (wedding planner, photographers, stylists, band, wedding speaker, etc.) who know how to do their job, you can really enjoy your special day without being worried of something going wrong.

We don’t regret a single decision we made and we absolutely love remembering our wedding.”


Wedding venue: Villa Eva
Wedding planner: Das Hochzeitswerk
Wedding florist: Malafronte
Wedding dress: Pronovias
Wedding hair & makeup: Alessandro Mancino