Ravello, Italy – June 2012
In June 2012, my wife Lindsey and I got married in Ravello, Italy, high above the Amalfi Coast on one of the most beautiful days we’ll ever spend anywhere in our lives. It was just the two of us and was a day we’ll never forget. Our wedding took place outside, with the mountains and coast behind us. We spent five days in Ravello before leaving for a week in Paris, and these are some of my favorite photos I took while we were there. We stayed at Palazzo Avino – built as a private villa in the 12th century for an Italian noble family, and reopened in 1997 as a hotel. Our wedding took place directly next-door in a courtyard with sunning views of the Mediterranean from Ravello’s 1,000 foot elevation above the sea. Everything there was exceptional beyond words – the food, the atmosphere, the hotel, the people, and the private sea-side beach club on the coast were phenomenal.
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Palazzo Avino, built in the 12th century and opened as a hotel in 1997.
A balcony view down to the pool and outdoor area.
The incredible view from our hotel room, looking out on the Mediterranean. It was tough to leave!
Some of the gardens around the hotel.
The “street” outside Palazzo Avino; there was only a small road about 50 yards away from the hotel entrance, and walking paths like this led to a plaza further down the hill.
This is the courtyard where we got married. We will never forget the breathtaking views and how great that day was for us.
There were cats everywhere in Ravello, and believe me, they seem all the more special since they’re Italian cats…
A view of the mountains surrounding Ravello.
The plaza a bit downhill from Palazzo Avino.
The hotel’s private ocean-side area.
An equally great view each night after the sun went down.
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The venue is one that is amazing not just for the two of you but for all of your family. How lucky you are to have celebrated the beginning of your married life in such an enchanted place.