Leanne and Chris’s Italian Real Wedding

Written by    Last updated: January 26, 2015

We have another amazing destination real wedding for you. This week we travel to Italy for Leanne and Chris’s pastel themed wedding. The small and intimate wedding is brought to life by the talented Debbi Sanderson wedding photography. With the breathtaking views of Italy and the beautiful newlyweds this is one wedding you don’t want to miss.

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Bride and Groom… Leanne and Chris

Wedding date… Friday 6th June 2014

We met…On holiday in Rye when we were teenagers.

The proposal…Chris popped the question in Brighton at Hotel Du Vin.

I knew he was ‘the one’… Straight away. It was love at first sight.

Length of engagement… 14 months.

Our wedding photographer was… Debbie Sanderson Wedding Photography. They are local to Rye and we really wanted them to shoot our wedding in Italy. They were amazing to work with, it felt like they were guests. Everyone loved them and the pictures are amazing. We were over the moon.

 Ravello | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
My dress was… Mandy by Augusta Jones. I tried a few dresses in several shops before I tried a couple in Bath in a shop called Crystal Brides. It was the first one I tried and I just knew.

My hair and make-up… I wanted my hair up, a stylist called Lauren Louise Hair and Design did my trail in England and I took the pictures so a stylist in Italy could copy it. I did my own make-up.

White bridal heels with flora engagement ring | Brides lace wedding dress, bridesmaid dress and hanging from the window | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Bride getting ready for her big day| Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Bride and the bridesmaids getting ready together for the wedding day | DIY wedding ideas | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Bridesmaids getting ready for the big day | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Hair stylist adding diamante clip to the brides hair | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Bride doing her own make up for her big day | DIY wedding ideas | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Bridesmaid helping the bride with her dress | Wedding moments you want to capture | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
The bridesmaids in her Augusta Jones wedding dress | Wedding moments you want to capture | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
The bride and bridesmaid hugging | Wedding moments you want to capture | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
The bridesmaids helping the bride with her garter | Wedding moments you want to capture | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk

My two bridesmaids wore… Lace vintage style dresses from Monsoon and Coast; nothing too hot but pretty.

The bridesmaids in white lace dresses | Wedding moments you want to capture | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
The bride with her female wedding guests | Wedding moments you want to capture | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Wedding ceremony at Ravello, Italy | Wedding moments you want to capture | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
The bride and her bridesmaids walking through the town of Ravello, Italy | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
The bride and her bridesmaids walking through the town of Ravello, Italy | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk

Our wedding ceremony was… In the town hall gardens at Ravello in Italy. It was a civil ceremony with close friends and family, around 30 guests. It was the most beautiful setting overlooking the sea, the weather was amazing. It was just perfect!

The groom waiting for the bride at the ceremony in Ravello, Italy | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk

The best man…  And the groom wore blue made to measure suits from Moss Bros.

The groom and best man waiting for the bride at the ceremony in Ravello, Italy | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
The groom and bride together at the ceremony in Ravello, Italy | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
The bride and groom together at the ceremony in Ravello, Italy | Outside wedding ceremony ideas | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Emotional wedding guests  at the ceremony in Ravello, Italy | Outside wedding ceremony ideas | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
The bride and groom exchanging wedding rings | Outside wedding ceremony ideas | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
The newlyweds shaking the hands of the registrar |  Outside wedding ceremony ideas | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Wedding guests throwing confetti to celebrating the marriage | Outside wedding ceremony ideas | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Bride and groom with their wedding guest | Wedding photo you have to take | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Younger wedding guests playing on the grass | Wedding moments you have to capture | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Official wedding shoot by Debbie Sanderson Wedding Photography| Bride and groom in the garden | Wedding moments you have to capture | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Official wedding shoot by Debbie Sanderson Wedding Photography| Bride and groom kissing in the garden | Wedding moments you have to capture | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Official wedding shoot by Debbie Sanderson Wedding Photography| Bride and groom in the garden at the Ravello, Italy | Wedding moments you have to capture | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Official wedding shoot by Debbie Sanderson Wedding Photography| Bride and groom in the garden at the Ravello, Italy | Wedding moments you have to capture | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Official wedding shoot by Debbie Sanderson Wedding Photography| Bride and groom kissing on the staircase at Ravello, Italy | Wedding moments you have to capture | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Official wedding shoot by Debbie Sanderson Wedding Photography| Bride in her lace Augusta Jones dress in Ravello, Italy | Wedding moments you have to capture | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Official wedding shoot by Debbie Sanderson Wedding Photography| The bride and groom in Ravello, Italy | Wedding moments you have to capture | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Group photo of the wedding guests and the bride and groom | Wedding moments you have to capture | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Official wedding shoot by Debbie Sanderson Wedding Photography| Bride in her lace Augusta Jones dress sitting on the footsteps outside Ravello, Italy | Wedding moments you have to capture | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk

Did anything funny or unusual happen at your wedding? Lots of things I can’t repeat. But one funny thing was when a group of Irish lads in the square wanted me to to throw my bouquet for them, which made an amusing photograph.

Bride throwing her bouquet | Funny wedding moments | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Bride throwing her bouquet | Funny wedding moments | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk

Our favourite part of the wedding was… Walking through the streets and market square of Ravello to the town hall. All the locals wishing me well and smiling, it was magical.

Bride and the wedding guests walking through the streets of Ravello to the wedding reception | Funny wedding moments | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk

Our wedding reception was… On a balcony overlooking the coast at Villa Maria. Our wedding coordinator in England recommended it.

Our wedding theme was… Pastel colours with a slightly vintage look.

Wedding reception at Villa Maria, Italy | Destination weddings | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Wedding reception at Villa Maria, Italy | Long table wedding table ideas | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk

Our wedding was unique and special because… Being in Ravello was just amazing and the fact that it was just close friends and family, I could really enjoy the day with no pressure.

Wedding reception at Villa Maria, Italy Wedding guest holding a comedy moustache| Funny wedding moments to capture | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Wedding reception at Villa Maria, Italy | bride and groom holding  comedy moustache| Funny wedding moments to capture | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Wedding reception at Villa Maria, Italy | Wedding guests enjoying the reception at Villa Maria | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Wedding reception at Villa Maria, Italy | Bride and groom enjoying the reception at Villa Maria | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Wedding reception at Villa Maria, Italy | Bride and groom holding comedy Mickey and Minnie mouse props | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk

Our first dance was… Stay with me by John Legend

First dance to Stay with me by John Legend | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk
Wedding guests with sparklers | Fun wedding ideas | Leanne and Chris's Real Italian Wedding | Confetti.co.uk

What is your advice for other brides? Go abroad and make it small and intimate.

Our honeymoon was… To San Fransico, we travelled down to the west coast. I would highly recommend.

Suppliers

Wedding Dress: Augusta Jones | Wedding Shoes: New Look | Wedding Suits: Moss Bros | Bridesmaid Dresses: Monsoon and Coast | Wedding Photographer: Debbie Sanderson Wedding Photography | Wedding Venue: Villa Maria | Ceremony Venue: Ravello town hall gardens | Wedding Venue stylist/planner: Rosa at Weddings made in Italy in Hasting East Sussex

This article was written by

Sahdia Qayyum
Sahdia Qayyum has over six years experience in the wedding industry as a planner and designer; she has a clear vision of what brides are looking for.

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