I’m a big fan of church ceremonies; I find them beautifully traditional. But a ceremony at St. Peter’s Basilica is on a whole other level. This stunning Roman wedding evokes an almost regal feel, orchestrated by the Getting Married In Italy team and captured by the talented David Bastianoni. As we enter into the weekend, I’ll be living la dolce vita as I get lost in this stunning gallery.
From Getting Married In Italy… Getting married at the Vatican for a Catholic couple is more than just a dream. Maritess & Irwin fulfilled their wedding dream with a solemn Catholic marriage at the Vatican, the largest church in the world. They were surrounded by history and the holy during their private and intimate ceremony in the Choirs Chapel of the Basilica of St. Peter whose doors were closed for the event to pilgrims coming from all over the world.
After the ceremony, they indulged in a photo shoot inspired to the Roman Dolce Vita around the eternal city with stops at Castel Sant’Angelo, Colosseum and Lungotevere.
Their wedding lunch was held at a private panoramic neoclassical villa dating back to the XIX and overlooking Rome, one of the most beautiful point of view of the city. A private veranda was set up with a long imperial table, decorated in black and white colors with a touch of gold: phalaenopsis, roses, hydrangeas, dahlias and anemones brightened the atmosphere against black chiffon table runners.
The bride creatively worked on wedding stationery from glittered fans to fabric bags and kids favors. The Italian taste was completed with small bottles of limoncello liqueur to thank their guests and toast to La Dolce Vita.
Photography: David Bastianoni | Videography: David Bastianoni | Event Planning: Getting Married In Italy | Wedding Cake: Casina Valadier | Stationery: Kate Aspen | Reception Venue: Casina Valadier | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Catering: Casina Valadier | Favors: Pallini | Church: St. Peter's Basilica | Flower Design: Dordas