Inside was a map of the area with some of our favorite places, a day-to-day run of show, and a personal note to our guests.
We all rode over, and I took the last and final boat.
It was surreal pulling up to the Tre Ville Beach Club—we had transformed it into a festival of lights for our rehearsal dinner, and I loved watching all of our family and friends taking in the surprise.
Some of them had tiny string lights attached to them, and others were decorated with bougainvillea and lemons.
Our planner searched high and low to make sure all the boats had brightly colored striped awnings, and each day the wooden “fish” attached to the top of each boat changed according to which venue it was going to that night.
The bags had our monogram embroidered on one side and Positano on the other.
They were made by a local grandmother who still does this by hand!When opened, they contained lemon seeds—so all our guests could plant the lemon seeds and grow their own Capri lemon tree when they got home!We had beautiful iron candelabras hanging above the tables that were covered with greenery and bougainvillea and lots of tea lights, which gave a warm glow to the tables.It is really the epitome of la dolce vita and has an intimate feel, which is exactly what we wanted all our guests to experience on the first night. Since it was a restaurant filled with lemon trees, we naturally had to fill it with even more lemons and added fresh bougainvillea in between.Our event planner found these beautiful straw placemats with different floral motifs that are made in Italy, along with the most beautiful hand-painted plates.When our guests arrived in Positano, we arranged for vintage Italian cars, buses, and taxis in different colors to bring them to Da Paolino. Each one had a big bouquet of balloons attached to it.