The last time I had been to Sorrento it was already summer and it was two American guys who had wanted it as a location. These, on the other hand, are Irish, Danielle and Hugh, very young, very cheerful and also seduced by the charm and beauty of this gulf that, when it comes to light, colors, landscapes, has very few rivals. Undoubtedly, the Sorrento Peninsula, guarantees, regardless of the season and climate, the success of any event, in short, an almost certain success. Danielle and Hugh, chose a Wedding at Villa Silvana, a splendid early 20th century mansion, overlooking with its large three-level terraces, the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, almost overlooking the sea, because it was built on a tuffaceous ridge close to the gulf.
With a vaguely Art Nouveau flavor, the villa, with its large, bright halls furnished in Mediterranean color tones, its terraces and an unexpected hanging garden suspended between sky and sea and filled with exotic plants, is surely a place of such seduction that a wedding at Villa Silvana is even for foreigners an almost obligatory choice.
For the ceremony, Danielle and Hugh preferred Positano, considered the true pearl of the Amalfi Coast. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, it needs no introduction, such is its notoriety in the world and the attraction it exerts on the thousands of tourists who visit it every year. In addition to the splendor of the Gulf and its enchanting beaches, it is the magnificent village climbed vertically along the rock, almost overlooking the sea, that makes this place unique and ideal as a backdrop for couples’ photos. I think there are few newlyweds who would not dream of a wedding in Positano, even those who do not particularly like the sea. After the ceremony and photo shoot, it was back to Villa Silvana to welcome bride and groom and guests for the reception, set up on the terrace overlooking the sea and beauty.
Unfortunately, the weather, in spite of the weather statistics, was not too benevolent and friendly, and in the middle of the banquet so much water came down that would have discouraged and disappointed any newlywed couple. Not Danielle and Hugh though, and not even the family and friends who were there to celebrate them. Party it was, and party, even in the downpour, it had to be. So here they were in the rain, amused, not at all surprised, joking, laughing, dancing, knowing that a little rain, however unexpected, would not be able to tarnish all the beauty they were experiencing. Almost as a consolation, a chilling sunset, with the sky split in half between gray and deep red, made this wedding at Villa Silvana unforgettable.
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