The Italian Riviera is dotted with spectacular locations where to celebrate your dream wedding in a true “La Dolce Vita” style. From the opulence of Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure to the world heritage wonders of Cinque Terre, you are really spoilt for choices here! One of my favorite places in the area is the coastal town of Sestri Levante, an enchanting peninsula situated between two beautiful bays. I am never tired of taking photos here…I love to walk by the pastel-tinted houses on the eastern beach, breathe in the warm atmosphere of the Caruggio and watch the incredible sunsets on the western Bay. This less known hidden gem is the ideal setting for a romantic wedding in the Eastern Side of the Riviera.
Enjoy our recent styled wedding photoshoot in Sestri Levante, organized with the help of trusted local wedding suppliers to highlight the benefits for potential newlyweds wishing to marry here.
Stefano and his team at Ferrari Hair Studio are the Bridal Hair & Make Up specialist in the area. Highly professional and creative, Stefano trained in London and has worked for the fashion industry all over Europe. I loved the way they styled my couple on our shooting day!
Sestri Levante is filled with options for your wedding ceremony, from the elegant room of the “Comune” to stunning villas immersed in the Mediterranean flora, what’s new here is that you can now exchange your vows on the gorgeous arch-shaped beach in the “Bay of Silence”. The Mediterranean planted backdrop, the shallow blue waters of the shore and the light colored houses surrounding the beach strip, making it a perfect scenario for an intimate ceremony in the open air. Elena, your exclusive wedding planner at Elena Corradi will help you to organize your wedding to perfection here, including a pampering arrival on a boat that will awe your guests and family. For the flower arrangements, you can rely on the delicate taste of Fioridee, I was blown away at the beautiful arch-shaped flower setup created for us at the ceremony site!
The inhabitants of Sestri Levante are used to tourism, they are friendly and they love to see newlyweds walking about! After the ceremony on the beach, I photographed my couple along the bay, before heading with them to the Caruggio for a fun-based photography session.. and of course for well-deserved gelato and coffee!
Situated on the top of the peninsula, overlooking on the two Gulfs, this stunning medieval Castle turned into a Four Star Hotel is the most exclusive wedding venue in Sestri Levante. I have photographed weddings here before and I cannot recommend them enough, for the delicious food, the stunning location and the warm hospitality of their staff. Featuring its own private park and access to a natural swimming pool, yourselves and your guests will have a wonderful experience at the Grand Hotel dei Castelli anytime!
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Marta has been working as a portraiture, lifestyle and wedding photographer for over 15 years. At Demartini Weddings, her mission is to capture the love and happiness of your wedding day and help you to relive those magic moments for years to come with plenty of beautiful memories.