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 | Florist: Nosheens | Invitations: Digby & Rose | Catering: Relais le Jardin | Wedding Planner: Italia Celebrations | Gown Designer: Lazaro | Groom's Clothing Designer: Ermenegildo Zegna | Jewelry/Ring Designer: Cartier | Shoe Designer: Giuseppe Zanotti