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C California Style

The Bay of Naples.
Erica and Louis share their first kiss as husband and wife under a lemon tree—Capri is famous for its femminello crop.
The bridal party lunch.
The bride’s daytime looks include a Topshop bathing suit.
Views from the J.K. Place suite.
Buccellati jewels.
Erica catching up on some reading.
Louis on the big day.
A nearby swimming beach.
Erica also wore Pucci to the rehearsal.
On the balcony of the J.K. Place hotel.
The tablescape at Da Paolino.
Something blue: Erica’s Casadei sandals (right).
Louis and Erica at Da Paolino.
A late-night bite.
Dancing at Anema e Core.
Erica’s bridesmaids wore custom Emilio Pucci gowns.
A sweet daisy bouquet.
Riding through town to the ceremony.
Husband and wife.
Erica walks down the aisle with her father, Alessandro Pelosini.
Louis (right) with guests Johannes Huebl, Jake Deutsch and Brian Atwood.
Erica’s dress was handmade using Emilio Pucci’s “applique and cut” embroidery technique. Antique Italian woven cotton tulle was applied to silk organza and embellished with Japanese cut beads. The bust features cut-glass mirrors and handcrafted silk tassels.

That’s Amore

by C California Style

For jet-setting fashion duo Erica Pelosini and Louis Leeman, the island of Capri was the perfect landing spot for their whirlwind weekend affair.

The sartorial higher powers were clearly at work bringing fashion plate Erica Pelosini and shoe designer Louis Leeman together. The pair met in Pelosini’s native Florence at the iconic Polimoda fashion institute. An international courtship ensued with a trip to Paris (where they lived before moving to L.A.), an engagement in St. Barths and, this past summer, a wedding in Capri. “Actually how we decided on a date was by looking to see when couture week ended in Milan,” says Pelosini, who decamped to the island with Leeman and 80 of their well-heeled friends—including Emilio Pucci’s Peter Dundas, who designed Erica’s wedding gown as well as the bridesmaids’ dresses.

“I wanted a fairy-tale wedding, traditional [but] in my own way,” the bride explains. Friday night’s celebratory rehearsal dinner took place at the legendary Da Paolino, where long tables were strewn with lemons before the group danced the night away at Anema e Core. The next day, Pelosini gifted her bridesmaids custom Mary Katrantzou floral dresses for the bridal lunch (the couple also gave custom Louis Leeman espadrilles to each guest, inscribed with the wedding date).

The rest of the afternoon was spent getting ready before the bridal party rode through the streets of Capri atop converted construction buggies to the bucolic Certosa di San Giacomo. Erica walked down the aisle, which was covered in daisies, to a piano rendition of “Streets of Love” by The Rolling Stones. After the religious ceremony, guests released white balloons that were tied to the pews.

Back at the J.K. Place hotel, an al fresco dinner was served under a full moon and a Baccarat chandelier that friend DJ Greg Boust had delivered from Le Baron in Paris. “The location was magic, above the sea with the view of the Faraglioni,” Pelosini recalls, referring to Capri’s iconic rock pinnacles. Friend Jake Rosenberg from The Coveteur was on hand to capture every fun-filled moment.

In lieu of the traditional morning-after brunch, the group dined on seafood risotto at the famous Il Riccio Beach Club before heading out for a boat ride around the Bay of Naples. The next destination for these jet-setting Angelenos? Honeymooning in Africa.

By Kelsey McKinnon.
Photographed by The Coveteur.


VENUE J.K. Place Capri MENU/CAKE Capri Palace Catering DRESS Emilio Pucci FLORIST Capri Flor ERICA’S RING Bulgari JEWELRY Buccellati  ENTERTAINMENT Mattias Mimoun (pianist), DJ Greg Boust PLANNER Diana Sorensen for Sugokuii Events