"We knew right away we wanted to be married in Amalfi," says Sarah, who is American. Francesco's family has deep roots in the area, and his parents are the proprietors of two of the town's hotels, including the world-renowned Santa Caterina.

Sarah wanted to play up Amalfi's natural assets, so she had her wedding stationery printed on the beautiful handmade paper produced in the town. The region is also famous for lemons and limoncello, so Sarah incorporated the fruits in her decor. After dessert of torta nuziale, Italian wedding cake, a fireworks display illuminated the Mediterranean.

A spectacular setting is the backdrop for an international celebration

"We knew right away we wanted to be married in Amalfi," says Sarah, who is American. Francesco's family has deep roots in the area, and his parents are the proprietors of two of the town's hotels, including the world-renowned Santa Caterina.

Sarah wanted to play up Amalfi's natural assets, so she had her wedding stationery printed on the beautiful handmade paper produced in the town. The region is also famous for lemons and limoncello, so Sarah incorporated the fruits in her decor. After dessert of torta nuziale, Italian wedding cake, a fireworks display illuminated the Mediterranean.

Honoring a Southern Italian tradition, Francesco's mother created the bridal bouquet of bright pink peonies and presented it to Sarah at the ceremony, symbolizing Sarah's induction into the family. Francesco’s wedding suit was custom made by a tailor in Naples.

Location: Amalfi, Italy