This wedding is the definition of a destination dream wedding. Can you even imagine saying I do to your main squeeze in Rome with the stunning Villa Aurelia setting the scene for a perfect garden soiree? It just doesn’t seem like it could all possibly be real, but for it was for this couple, and thanks to Studio A+Q we get to devour all the gorgeous here.
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From Stefanie Cove
…Agatha and Ryan’s general aesthetic (whether it is their personal taste or when designing restaurants) is very natural and organic – not exactly typical for Roman event styling, where the wedding decor often boasts red roses, fabric treatments and other lavish elements! However, as it IS the most romantic city in the world, there was no better place for a beautiful garden wedding overlooking the amazing city lines. The idea was to create an atmosphere where the guests felt relaxed while at a simple yet elegant dinner party…nothing traditional or stuffy about it. Chefs serving the guests themselves with fresh burrata (made THAT morning) helped establish this dinner party at-home atmosphere. Villa Aurelia was the perfect location to create this enchanted garden vibe. The ceremony was held under a canopy of gorgeous trees within the lush gardens. The dinner was in an area referred to as the “Secret Garden.” Guests dined al fresco on wood tables that were draped with handmade, sheer linens. The center of the tables featured terra cotta vessels that were filled with a mix of ivory dahlias and garden roses with green accents of hydrangea, baby ferns and fresh figs –Agatha’s favorite! After dinner, the guests lounged on chesterfield sofas, enjoyed authentic Italian gelato (served from the cutest vintage cart) and danced the night away with the city of Rome lit up in the background.
Photography: Studio A+Q | Planner: Stefanie Cove | Wedding Dress: Oscar De La Renta | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Roscioli | Ceremony And Reception Venue: Villa Aurelia
Beach parties are fun, but beach weddings, now those are amazing. And this Italian version captured by Maison Pestea takes the easy beauty of the beach, mixes it with a gorgeous all white cocktail party, hydrangeas for days by Tea Rose and lots of cozy conversation spots in the sand. Thus making this one beach party wedding we can so get behind. Have a look here for even more.
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From the Photographer… This wedding was a beautiful sunset ceremony on the beach in the south of Rome with a reception held at a private home on the beach in Sabaudia.
All guests wore white, with the bride, a former ballerina, in a very pale blue dress. Large floral arrangements in shades of blue were layered throughout the affair. Guests enjoyed cocktails on the sand where shoes were optional and as a little treat, each guest was given a pair of white Havanas.
After dinner, the party continued on the beach with music and dancing and a late night candy bar, Italian style.
Photography: Peggy Picot Of Maison Pestea | Floral Design: Tea Rose | Wedding Dress: Le spose di Gio | Catering: Nicolai | Music: Lovely Laura | Video: Fulvio Greco
If you’re going to do the destination wedding, you might as well do the destination wedding and jet off to Rome. Because, really, there isn’t much that is more romantic than that. Follow the lead of this stunning couple and bring on Italia Celebrations + Rochelle Cheever Photography and don’t worry about a thing. Your day will be beautiful.
From the photographer… Charlene and Luigi met in Buenos Aires, Argentina after becoming dance partners with the hope of mastering the passionate tango dance. From the moment Luigi met Charlene, it became a mission of his to get to know her. This bride made her groom work for her affection and he quickly proved to be her knight in shining armor after their first date.
The couple’s wedding day took place in the romantic and historic city of Rome, Italy, with a Catholic ceremony at Santa Maria dei Miracoli and a reception at Castello di Torcrescenza. Personal touches were added to their wedding by incorporating some of their favorite things. Charlene loves the vintage appeal that lace evokes so she had custom-made lace overlays displayed across the reception tables. The couple also has a love for limoncello so they ordered bottles of them from the Amalfi coast and gave them away as wedding favors.
There were countless moments from the day that made their wedding magical. They arranged a traditional tea ceremony before the wedding to honor Charlene’s family and culture. After tying the knot, the newlyweds came full circle with how they first met and did the tango as their first dance. Not only did their friends and family witness these two becoming lifelong partners, but they also saw them become lifelong dance partners!
Charlene and Luigi’s dream of having their destination wedding came true with the company of their friends and family. There are many details to consider when planning a destination wedding, but Charlene encourages future brides to not stress the small stuff. Regardless of how prepared you are, things will always go unplanned, but it does not mean your special day will be anything less than perfection.
Photographer: Rochelle Cheever Photography | Wedding Planner: Italia Celebrations | Florist: Nosheens | Invitations: Digby & Rose | Catering: Relais le Jardin | Gown Designer: Lazaro | Groom's Clothing Designer: Ermenegildo Zegna | Jewelry/Ring Designer: Cartier | Shoe Designer: Giuseppe Zanotti