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A Stunning Destination Wedding In Italy

  |   By Rachel Cravit

High school sweethearts Janice Dewick and Davin Mortier chose one of the most romantic locales in the world to host their stunning destination wedding in Italy: The Amalfi Coast. With just 20 guests in tow, the pair -- who first met when they were 14 -- exchanged vows at the Santa Maria Maddalena Church in Atrani, a tiny fishing village on the coast. Janie, dressed in a classic A-line gown from Alfred Angelo, walked down the aisle to Pachelbel's Canon in D. Her bouquet of all-white roses featured her father's ring, a sentimental touch to the destination wedding in Italy. "Just having our closest family and friends together in such a beautiful place was all we wanted," says Janie. Following the ceremony, the celebrants retreated to Gemma -- a nearby trattoria -- where the couple reserved a private terrace for the occasion. With every guest seated around the same table, the intimate reception featured "by far the best meal we’ve ever had," says Janie; the sumptuous Italian feast included smoked mozzarella grilled in lemon leaves, fried pizzetta and Parma ham plus fillet of beef  “au gratin” in a crust of herbs with mixed vegetables and fresh tomatoes. In lieu of traditional wedding cake, Janie and Davin served their guests tiramisu, a sweet finale to this destination wedding in Italy.

Janice Dewick and Davin Mortier, May 17, 2012, Atrani, Amalfi Coast, Italy.

Photography courtesy of Belle Momenti Photography (www.onlinepictureproof.com/bmp)

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Ceremony location: Santa Maria Maddalena Church Reception location: Trattoria da Gemma
Wedding planner: Lucy Masserini from Wedding & Event Designer ([email protected]) Dress: Alfred Angelo from Champagne & Lace
Groom's tux: Tip Top Tailors
Hair: Piero Mansi Makeup: Zoe Graham
Cake: Trattoria da Gemma
Caterer: Trattoria da Gemma
Flowers: Francesco Di Bianco Il Fiorista Stationery: DIY, supplies from Be Creative Rubber Stamps

See more photos of this stunning destination wedding in Italy here.

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This article was originally published on Oct 10, 2012
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