Traditionally a wedding day is perceived as being predominantly the bride’s day. Generally, grooms tend to prefer to take a less prominent role during the day as a whole, insisting on less fuss.

Her wedding day is an extremely important event in a girl’s life and as the bride is frequently much more involved in the planning and creation of the day, for many brides the day of the wedding is also the realization of all of her dreams and hard work. So, it’s only right that much attention is focused on the bride.

The bride and groom have quite different perspectives on – and approaches to – their wedding day and it’s probably during the getting ready stage that the differences between the boys and the girls are most apparent.

Many grooms believe the getting ready stage is all about the bride and her preparations.  And, whether to limit the prominence of their role, due to reticence or simply because they feel they are less interesting photo-fodder, grooms often opt not to capture ‘getting ready’ photographs.

It’s also worth remembering that these are important moments at the beginning of the groom’s wedding day that the bride will never otherwise see. A bride likes to see how her groom’s day began and it’s wonderful for the couple to be able to sit together after the wedding and reminisce about their thoughts, emotions and actions during those crucial pre-wedding moments.

Getting ready photographs capture not only the moments and the details of your preparations, but they also capture the mood and sentiment of the day, the sense of nervous excitement and anticipation, the moments of fun, laughter and high emotion between the bride and groom and those special people they have chosen to be with them while they get ready.

Australian couple Margaret and Elias eloped to the Amalfi Coast. The lovely couple said ‘I do’ in the charming and bustling town of Amalfi with a wedding ceremony in the majestic Duomo di Sant’Andrea, Amalfi’s Cathedral.

Reached by a long staircase leading up from the lively main square, the Amalfi Duomo elegantly dominates its surroundings.

After the ceremony the bride and groom visited the nearby hamlet of Atrani, a tiny and bijou fishing village, where they strolled along the characteristic, winding passages and staircases, stopping in the picturesque main square and beach area.

Margaret and Elias then returned to Amalfi where they enjoyed the spectacular sea views from the main promenade before celebrating their marriage with an intimate wedding dinner at the Eolo restaurant. Margaret and Elias’ exquisite Amalfi Coast elopement was created for them by the very talented wedding planning team at The Amalfi Experience.

You can see further examples of Amalfi, Atrani and Amalfi Coast weddings in our wedding galleries. Here are just some of Margaret and Elias’ most memorable wedding moments.

Meridith and Brett were married on the Amalfi Coast on an beautiful early-October day.  The couple shared their intimate and idyllic wedding day in the charming and picturesque settings of Amalfi and Ravello with their parents.The bride and groom and their nearest and dearest prepared for the wedding at the NH Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi, a luxurious hotel perched on a cliff-side in the vibrant seaside town of Amalfi.

The Grand Hotel Convento seamlessly and stunningly blends modern comforts and design with the 12th Century building’s history as a monastery. While Meridith made her final wedding day preparations in one of the hotel’s stylish suites, Brett met the couple’s parents in the hotel lounge before capturing pre-wedding photographs against the picturesque surroundings. Beautiful bride Meridith visited the hotel’s atmospheric 13th Century Norman-Arab cloister for pre-wedding pictures before travelling to the mountaintop town of Ravello, accompanied by her father, for the couple’s wedding ceremony.

Dashing groom Brett, accompanied by his parents, awaited Meridith’s arrival in the sunny, lush, flower-filled gardens of the Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte, sitting 350 metres above seal level and offering spectacular mountain and coastal views.Meridith and Brett exchanged their vows and wedding rings against the breathtaking panorama of the Amalfi Coast, accompanied by the soft and romantic strains of a harp.

After the ceremony, the newly-weds took a little time to wander through the town for photographs along the characteristic picturesque pathways and in the most scenic spots of Ravello.Meridith and Brett joined their parents for celebratory al-fresco aperitifs at the bar Duomo in Piazza Duomo, Ravello’s charming main square, before continuing their wedding celebrations with a delicious dinner at the Palazzo Avino, an exquisite hotel housed in a 12th Century nobleman’s villa.

Meridith and Brett’s intimate wedding events were planned and coordinated for them by Amalfi Wedding Planner Linda Gatto

Trey and PJ exchanged beautiful personal promises and words of love in the delightful seaside setting of Amalfi, during a crisp and bright October day. After which, the newly-weds’ celebratory champagne toast, on the sea-view terrace of their suite at the NH Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi , was set against a stunning skyline. The hotel perches on a cliff, 80 metres above sea-level and, notably, offers stunning views of the Amalfi Coast.

Later, Trey and PJ visited the atmospheric and enchanting cloister. Then, they wandered along the pretty bougainvillea-draped walk of the monks, before leaving the hotel for the picturesque nearby town of Atrani. Atrani is an enchanting little fishing village, which has notably retained its authentic traditional character and appeal. As such, it features narrow alleyways, climbing staircases and pretty antique houses On arrival, the couple enjoyed a refreshing cup of espresso on Atrani’s main square.

Then, Trey and PJ wandered through the streets of the tiny town, soaking up the local atmosphere. Afterward, they headed to the pretty little beach and jetty. Then the dapper grooms ended their romantic passeggiata (stroll) in the bustling town of Amalfi.The town was once a powerful Maritime Republic – the Duchy of Amalfi.

The centre of the town is full of vibrant colour and surrounded by dramatic cliffs and spectacular coastal scenery. The majestic Duomo di Amalfi (the Cathedral of St. Andrew) overlooks Amalfi’s main square, the Piazza del Duomo. Trey and PJ walked up the steep and sweeping 62-step staircase to the Duomo.

The cathedral’s facade is of striped marble and stone with open arches and lace detailing.Finally, the couple walked, hand-in-hand, down to the seafront, then onto the promenade, to enjoy the spectacular and romantic views.

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