This summer Co-Founder of Boudoir PR Sally-Anne Shrimpton married her beau Leon Stevens. The happy couple wanted to ensure the sun shone, so chose the Amalfi Coast as the backdrop to their 3 day wedding.
Everyone met in Sorrento Harbour early evening to board a boat which sailed around the Sorrento Peninsula mooring at Conca Del Sogno (the bay of dreams). A stunning family run restaurant positioned on the rocks looking out to Ischia and Capri where the wedding party ate and ate and ate some more before partying until midnight before sailing back. There the grooms party and bridal party said their good byes…the next time they would meet would be at the church!!
Sally-Anne decided to keep the style simple and her palette ivory and silver. Her ivory silk chiffon dress encrusted with Swarovski crystals was designed by Jenny Packham. “I had appointments with Browns Brides, Harrods and some boutiques and had a lot of fun trying on many dresses with my bridesmaids from a crazy Oscar De La Renta meringue with layers and layers of organza to a 1920s style flapper dress, dresses neck to hem in French lace and even one with a giant bow. After much research I met with Petra from Jenny Packham and fell in love with the dress she found for me, I truly believe every new bride needs a Petra in their life!” she laughed.
Sally-Anne wore a Butler and Wilson head piece, Jenny Packham floor length veil, Giuseppe Zanotti ivory and crystal heels, and a Tiffany diamond key which was sent to her room on the wedding morning by her romantic husband to be…aww!
The 4 beautiful bridesmaids, all Sally-Anne’s dearest girlfriends JoJo, Charlotte S, Marie and Charlotte M, wore ivory and sequin dresses that hit just above the knee with a diamonte head piece by Rock N’ Rose http://shop.rocknrose.co.uk/product/annalise and the flower girl and mini star of the weekend was Gracie Mae, Sally-Anne’s God-Daughter…age 4…Gracie wore an adorable ivory and sequin dress she had picked out herself…a style diva in training. The handsome groom wore a black bespoke Brioni suit paired with an ivory and silver Duchamp tie; the 6 ushers all looked very dapper in their black suits and Duchamp silver ties.
Sally-Anne opted for a hand tied bouquet of white peonies, roses and hydrangea, and added sophisticated touches of glamour with a classic Rolls-Royce Excalibur for her and her father and a Vintage Bentley for Leon and his best man Daniel. Once at The Cloisters in Sorrento, Sally-Anne walked down the white carpeted aisle to a string trio playing ‘Canon in D’ surrounded by ivory roses and peonies to her husband to be Leon, the service read both in Italian and English was indeed very special as their close friend Daniele Sismondi translated into English reading the service to the couple and congregation.
After the service everyone travelled back to Relais Blu to eat, drink and dance until the early hours…oh and eat the biggest cake in the world!! A big thank you to our wonderful photographer Amanda Clay who travelled from UK for the 3 days to capture all the memories. http://www.clayphotography.co.uk/
We wish Sally-Anne and Leon a long and happy marriage!! Congratulations Mr and Mrs Stevens!!