2 Handsome Gents Wed in a XVIIIth Century Villa + It’s Stunning

The painted ceilings and frescoed walls of this XVIIIth century villa were all the backdrop needed for the wedding of these two impossibly handsome gents, but Honey and Cinnamon took it a step further with candlelight, gold accents, and a cake by Natalizi fit for a king. Greg Finck was there to work his magic behind the lens, capturing this very special and oh-so-beautiful day in Rome.


From Honey and CinnamonWhen Chris and Dub contacted me months before their wedding, there was a true and nice feeling when I met them. That feeling that came from their sweet attitudes and from the beautiful and elegant vision they had of their wedding day. I found out only weeks later that I was the only wedding planner they had got in touch with. but they knew I was the one since the first time we spoke to each other on Skype. Chris and Dub are one of the sweetest couples I ever had the pleasure to work with and the process went on so smoothly, with organizational and stylistic decisions made very quickly because they shared the same tastes and the same view of how their intimate wedding had to be.

They chose Rome because, they told me, they are used to traveling a lot together, but Rome was one of the places they had never visited together before. They agreed with me on every little thing I submitted to them, especially vendor selection. The venue I found was perfect for such a small wedding (only 40 guests at first, then 60 because all their relatives and friends were enthusiastic to be able to share such a special moment with them), with a stunning ancient library to hold their wedding ceremony with a typical male touch.

Chris and Dub got married in November, in the late afternoon of a warm day, with all their loved ones around. Their refined and unique taste was reflected in all the decisions they took in terms of little details, even the musical selection (classical music from the ceremony through the dinner) was perfect and so marvelous! Being fall, we played on typical fall shades for the floral arrangements, created by ISA’ Events, while the frescoed hall and the painted ceilings of the indoor rooms of this amazing villa did the rest to make this event so special. Everything was enhanced by little touches of gold in the paper goods created by Written Word Calligraphy and the wedding cake created by the expert pastry chefs of Natalizi Ricevimenti, which made everything even more beautiful. The stunning pictures of the uber talented Greg Finck are the proof of this special and unforgettable event.

Photography: Greg Finck Photography | Event Planning + Design: Federica Beni | Floral Design: ISA Events | Catering: Natalizi | Lighting: Claudio Berrettoni | Venue: Villa Conte Spalletti | Music: Manhattan Swing Band | Paper Goods: Written Word Calligraphy