Intimate + Romantic Secret Garden Wedding in Rome

Citronelle, AL

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Wedding Story

A beautiful couple featured in a simply divine wedding in Rome. We love the elegant decor and soft natural colors, in addition to the intimate back alley moments that scream, ‘Amore‘.

From the Photographer

“I love my job because it always gives me the opportunity to discover new places and to meet amazing people. Some of them are really special and let me tell you that Monica and Andrea are incredibly special. In this moment Andrea is in Angola, Africa to follow his natural need to help save children. At the same time, Monica lives in their home in Rome with a strength you can’t imagine. I know she is planning her first trip to Africa to meet her beloved husband. Unfortunately, they could meet only in April after 8 months far from each other.”

From the Bride

“Our wedding was intimate, sweet, and a little wild … matching our lifestyle and basic principles. We didn’t want a classy villa that Rome can offer, not even a formal reception; we deeply needed something that could speak for us. I remember we were thinking about a party in the evening, joyful moments to share with people we love most in a romantic atmosphere. We only needed to be happy all together and nothing more.

“I knew about a nursery garden – a real oasis of peace in the center of Rome – that was the perfect place! We preferred an informal cocktail instead of a long and lazy dinner, but the most important thing was that we didn’t want a schedule for the evening. Our guests had to feel totally at ease on a warm summer night. They could saunter through the lush gardens, listening to background music from a group of young and talented musicians. Thanks to a wedding and floral design, the gardens were a beauty for the eyes, especially in the evening when many candles and threads of light illuminated the whole set up. it was magical!”

”We also tried to give importance to some elements of our wedding.
For a DIY favor project we bought vintage tea cups in many antique local markets. I personally filled the cups with some tiny succulents, wrapped with a small tag with the sentence that held such meaning for Andrea and I, ‘Love is taking care’.

“Our wedding planner found some ceramic soup bowls and cake stands for the bon-bon table that I thought were adorable. My father handmade a small ceramic dish as a ring pillow and also a simple cake topper that spelled out our initials with a copper thread. So sweet!

“We asked our photographer to take some shoots in some of the most meaning places in Rome for us: Trastevere with its romantic alleys; Vesta Temple that is a symbol of the heart, and the Palatino Bridge.

“When I think back to our wedding, I can’t stop thinking about the love we received from our friends and family, how deeply happy they all were for us, and that means everything to us!

Vendors in this Wedding

Photography : Avoriophoto
Wedding Planning: Biancoantico
Graphic Design: Avoriopaper
Floral Design: Nina e i Fiori
Catering: Nicolai Ricevimenti
Reception Venue: Vivai Le Mura

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