David arranged the cutest proposal for Olivia – read on to hear all about it! They were married in August 2011…
Who: Olivia & David
When: August 2011
Where:Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte and Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Italy
Photographer: Mark Fagelson
“Our eldest daughter, Isabel, was just 10 weeks old when David took us all away for a weekend break to the Manor House Hotel in Castle Combe,” remembers Olivia. “While I was getting ready in the bathroom, David changed our little girl into a babygro that had the words: ‘Will you marry my Daddy?’ on the front. When I came out the bathroom, she was lying on the bed and David was down on one knee. It took us four years and another daughter later to finally get married!”
The bride’s outfit
Olivia looked sublime in her satin organza gown from Divine Gowns in Chelmsford, Essex. We particularly love the open heart-shaped back – just perfect for the couple’s outdoor wedding ceremony.
The groom’s outfit
Gorgeous groom David looked flawless in his slim-fit, shorn-wool grey suit from hugoboss.com.
“I had two bridesmaids; my sister, Cassandra and my best friend, Rebecca,” remembers Olivia. “Our daughters Isabel and Evie, and my two nieces Imogen and Brooke were our oh-so-sweet flowergirls.” The older girls wore purple-taffeta gowns from Debut at Debenhams, while the little ones wore dresses by Lela Butterfly for BHS.
The couple married at 5pm at the Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte. “The mayor of the town also conducted our service in Italian which really added to the romance,” smiles Olivia.
“My bouquet, bridesmaids’ bouquets, flowergirl wands and buttonholes were handmade by Silk Blooms. I wanted a keepsake of our wedding to take home, and these were perfect,” remembers Olivia
The couple’s evening party took place back at Hotel Caruso. A traditional Italian buffet was served, followed by a jazz duo Amalfi Coast Music who entertained everyone right through to the end of the night. Favours were mini bottle of Limoncello or Italian chocolates, and the couple’s first dance was to That’s Amore – in keeping with the Italian theme!