Today we’re back with another fantastic re-run with one of our favorite events of the year. The lovely and talented Diana Sorensen of Sugokuii Events produced this fabulously lavish yet intimate event for a celebrity couple (who shall remain nameless – sorry readers!). You won’t see the bride or groom in this story, but there’s plenty of eye-popping decor and eye candy to enjoy instead!
This destination wedding took place on the island of Capri in Italy at the famed J. K. Place Hotel (which the couple rented out entirely for the weekend’s festivities). Sugokuii Events transformed the space around the pool into a magical candlelit wonderland with a cabana style dinner party. Diana shared with us just a little of the behind the scenes that went into creating this evening, “we worked with floral typical for Capri, linens made and embroidered in Capri, glassware made specifically for the table from Murano, and we brought in rental furniture from Milano to create the look. From the columns above, we had tiny glasses made for us in Venice that we filled with tea lights (430 were handing) and on the side of the columns we had white linen curtains made – so they were flowing in the wind around the perimeter of the location.” “In between the glasses, we had our florist in Capri hang about 200 white Jasmine – to make it resemble a beautiful Italian garden – as if the flowers had been growing there for years. It took a team of four about six hours to hang all the glasses and flowers — and another two hours just to light all the candles hanging from the column and ceiling — and around the pool, where another 1000 candles were lined up all around, giving it a beautiful ambiance from far away.”
During dinner, guests sat at high bar tables and stools custom designed to function for a dinner setting specifically for this event. No table linens were needed here – Sugokuii Events made a mirror custom fit to flank the entire table. Wow! To finish off the look, “On top of the mirror we had tiny vases in various sizes made, and in these vases, we gave the only pop of color to the entire party — a fuchsia single flower in each one. Then we added more candles, which gave a magnificent reflection together with the candlelight hanging above.” As if that wasn’t enough, each guest’s place setting was adorned with a custom made linen napkin with their name embroidered on it to serve as a place card!The dinner menu was locally inspired with Capri fare with a hint of a Northern Italian twist. Guests partook in a Limoncello Bar, a Capri Candy Bar (complete with Limoncello candies), and even got to indulge in a custom Italian Perfume Bar! “Guests could create their own perfume by choosing and mixing scents local to Capri. Later these scents were transformed into a perfume and beautifully packaged and put into the room of each guest, so when they returned, they had their own personal perfume including their name engraved onto the bottle.” What a special treat to give your loved ones!After enjoying the sights and sounds of famed musicians and even an illusionist; guests ended the evening with Neapolitan cigars (rolled on the spot by a local cigar roller) and mini midnight snacks including mini gelati and mini Italian milkshakes…and then, fireworks! The perfect end to a perfect event. Thanks Diana for sharing this Italian island magic – a perfect end to our year!
Destination Wedding Photographer: Andrea Salvia Photography