Wedding at Castello della Castelluccia, Rome

Amazing couple + Italian venue = Gorgeous wedding! 😉

Erin & Giovanni are living in Scotland and they choose Rome to make their wedding dream come true. Erin was very excited while she was getting ready, and she had a lot of fun with her bridesmaids and they choose to have their wedding pictures taken by me because of my unique style, my experience, my education and discretion, and my attention for details :)))) They wish to have candid pictures, someone who would chase the smiles, the most emotional moments, all day long so I said:”yeah, that’s definitely me!”.

Erin’s story:
we had our wedding in Rome, Italy in September 2018. Giovanni's family are Italian and has family over there and we love going on holidays in Italy. Rome was also our first holiday together as a couple and is also where we got engaged. For us, it was an easy choice to get married in the eternal city. We chose to have a destination wedding as we wanted it to be outdoors and in a warm climate. We decided to have our wedding in Rome as it is the perfect location for experiencing the city and doing the tourist things, but also to be close to the breathtaking sceneries of the countryside. Our wedding venue, Castello Della Castelluccia, was everything we were looking for - it was a magical castle that had so much history and it had a romantic atmosphere with gardens surrounding the castle

I wanted to keep the colour theme romantic and elegant. My colour palette was rose gold, blush pink and champagne. I also wanted to incorporate some greenery to compliment our wedding venue being in the countryside and our wedding stationery had our own rose gold foiled name badge which had olive branches around it. We had a catholic ceremony which was situated outside in the cloister area. They have a beautiful church on site, however, it was too small to fit all of our guests. Nonetheless, it was so unique to have our catholic ceremony outside and the cloister was decorated beautifully. I done the traditional 'Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue'. I had my Nana's eternity ring, I borrowed my sister's Tiffany bracelet, I was given a lovely new diamond bracelet from my bridesmaids which also had a blue diamond in it.

I also had a sixpence in my shoe and was given a horseshoe as good luck. Our top table was just the bride and groom, which appears to be a tradition in Italy rather than having the entire wedding party sitting alongside them. We had sugared almonds which are an Italian tradition for wedding favours.  Rather than having a plain organza bag to place them in,  we had them in organza that was designed as a flower and each petal held a sugared almond. Erin's mum done all the favours by hand and crafted them with rose gold to match the colour theme.

After their vows and rings exchange, they were very relaxed and they did enjoy the buffet and the party, surrounded by the amazing view of the Castello della Castelluccia and it’s view! Landscape around it are gorgeous and the Castle, which is far from the city center, is really inside of the nature.

They’re really a beautiful couple in love, as I am sure you can see from the pictures, and their friends, with their speeches, let them have a great time during the reception! The best men start with a song based on their relation, which was sincerely exhilarating! :)))

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After a delicious dinner, based on Italian food and wine, the huge home made cake were served and the party did start ^_^

👰🏽 - Erin Crolla
📸 - Gentleman Wedding Photography
💇🏼‍♀️ - Amy McMillan 
💄 - Nicole Sayers
💐 - Simona Bigioni