All the Photos from Katie Lee and Ryan Biegel’s Stunning Italian Wedding
Their Love Story
"The first time that we came here together, we just felt like it was so special, and I think it was the place where we really fell in love with each other," Lee, 36, tells PEOPLE. "And we love the family that owns Lo Scoglio. They’ve become kind of like our Italian family. When we were thinking about getting married, this was really the place that felt like it was right for us."
Preparing for the Big Day
Getting engaged in March meant that Lee and Biegel, 36, didn't have much time to plan their September celebration. Luckily they had help from Lee's pal and wedding planner Marcy Blum.
"We didn't want to waste any time to start the rest of our lives together," Lee explains. "We wanted it to be summertime here — that's the best time of year to be on the Amalfi Coast — and we certainly didn't want to wait until next year, so we said, there's no time like the present!"
Here Comes the Bride!
After a morning hike — and a rain scare — Lee's friends did her hair and makeup and she slipped into a Danielle Frankel gown, which the Beach Bites host paired with vintage jewelry. "It was really special," Lee says of her wedding day look.
Biegel stayed at a nearby hotel and arrived to the dockside nuptials via boat with members of the wedding party.
“I got so choked up,” Lee says of seeing her husband-to-be for the first time ahead of the ceremony. “I looked out at him and I could feel my eyes well up with tears. I just took a moment and stood there and looked at him and soaked it in. I was just so happy.”
A Low-Key Affair
Forty guests, including designer Nate Berkus, attended the fête, which Lee says felt like "one big dinner party.”
The pair remained mostly disconnected from their phones throughout the night, and wanted attendees to follow suit.
"We just wanted it to be about love and having a good time," Lee says. "We put our phones away for the whole weekend. We encouraged our guests to do the same, and it was really nice to take a break from social media and be in the moment the whole time."
Sentimental Song Choice
"We both love Nancy Meyers movies and The Holiday is one of our very favorites," Lee reveals. "In fact, when we got engaged, Ryan played the soundtrack to [Meyers'] Something's Gotta Give while he proposed!"
The menu was really important to the couple, who served fresh vegetables and pastas, along with local wines and desserts. For the cake, they opted for a traditional Amalfi Coast lemon sponge cake called delizia al limone. And after dinner, guests enjoyed a Limoncello and vodka cocktail to "really get the party going," Lee says. "Everything was local, fresh, farm-raised and absolutely delicious."
Happily Ever After
"I haven't stopped smiling!" Lee gushes. "We had the most amazing wedding weekend. It was just incredible. It's just been pure magic."