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While researching locations for their upcoming “I do”, Cassandra + Andrew first set their sites on California. However, when they discovered that a destination wedding could be the same cost of what they might spend locally, they decided to host an intimate ceremony thousands of miles away from home in Positano. They wanted their wedding to be simple, yet classic to allow the beauty and magnificence of Positano to speak to for itself. This allowed them to design their wedding day to make it so personal and specific to who they are as a couple!

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One of their favorite details was the wedding certificate that they had commissioned and designed together. It featured symbols of California on one side (her home state), Oregon on the other (his home state), Positano at the top, and their pup, Ella, at the bottom. It was all woven together in a circle by roses and poppies (OR and CA state flowers) and artfully represented their coming together as one. Each of their guests signed it as a sign of their love and support for their marriage. What a special piece to hang in their home as a constant reminder of the love they felt on their wedding day. The bride also designed a few banners, the programs, and the menus to help tie their vision together.

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To further add a personal touch, they wrote their own vows and each chose a reading that they felt described their love. Andrew chose an excerpt from the book The Alchemist by Paulo Cohelo and Cassandra chose Sonnet XVII­ by Pablo Neruda. There couldn’t have been a more perfect way to remind them how deep their run loves, even when things aren’t going “perfectly”.

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Their reception consisted of an intimate candlelight dinner party, celebrated at a single long estate table. Guests shared a farm-to-table Italian family-style meal and laughed, cried – and even broke out into song! Topping their amazing tiramisu wedding cake was a handmade “Mr. & Mrs.” banner and tiny wooden figurines that they ordered from Etsy of the two of them plus their dog, since she couldn’t make it on their Italian adventure.

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Photography: Rochelle Cheever // Wedding Planner: Romeo and Juliet Weddings // Wedding Dress: Pronovias Atelier // Florist: Floragarden Positano // Groom’s Attire: J.Crew & Banana Republic // Bride’s Shoes: Sole Society // Rings: INTA Gems and Diamonds // Beauty: Silvia Gerzeli // Videography: Paolo Manzi // Invitations: The Woolberry Press // Venue & Catering: La Tagliata and Postiano City Hall in Italy.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.