Getting married in Rome!
A beautiful wedding day which started with the bride and groom hotel preparations at the Splendid Royale Hotel in Rome. Taking pictures as the bride was finishing up with the hair and makeup session. With some beautiful daytime light shining through from the window. Alternating the photography coverage with the groom which was also getting ready down the hall. Then completing the bridal preparation with the closing of the wedding dress.
Heading out by car service to the beautiful Church Santa Maria in Aracoeli. Where access was not so straight forward as the city was getting ready for the parade celebrating the Italian Republic. So we had to walk many steps before reaching the church up on the Capitoline hill. But once we entered, the church view was magnificent!
Church Santa Maria in Aracoeli
Anyone stepping in inside this church easily remains overwhelmed by the architectural beauty! The many hanging chandeliers, the light and the history. The perfect setting for this beautiful wedding to be. Where the bride was escorted by her father to the church altar. To start the the Catholic Marriage ceremony. Which was both intimate and heartfelt. To the amazement of the visiting bystanders.
Then after the exchange of the wedding rings. They were finally united in marriage! Exiting the church hand in hand surrounded by lots of joy and happiness! Continuing on with a beautiful bride and groom photography session in Rome at the nearby Roman Colosseum.
The Roman Colosseum and reception
We headed for a nice and quiet spot overlooking Rome’s Roman Colosseum from a distance. A more quiet and intimate place where we could shoot some nice bride and groom shots. Getting different angles and perspectives of this unique and iconic landmark. Then we headed back to the Hotel for the reception. On a beautiful terrace with a one of a kind view over Saint Peter’s cathedral in the far distance. Ending the photography session with the traditional cutting of the cake surrounded and celebrated by friends and families!
Time of the year: May
Time of day: morning / afternoon
Duration: half day photography
Photography: Andrea Matone destination weddings
Post processing: Andrea Matone image retouching
Hair and makeup: Janita
Car service: WheretoRome
Locations: Hotel Splendid | Church Santa Maria in Aracoeli | Roman Colosseum | Mirabelle restaurant
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