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Destination wedding in Rome, Italy

A recent referral booking from friends of a previous couple I photographed reminded me to revisit their glorious destination wedding in Rome, Italy.   Reviewing their photos in retrospect allowed me to indulge in using new software and treatments, to add a new edge and look to some of the images.

I had met Zuleka and Ben when I was exhibiting at the National Wedding Show.  They were keen to find a photographer based in the UK to cover their wedding in a documentary style and photograph them at locations around Rome.  They liked my work and we bonded straightaway.  Prior to the wedding day I worked closely with them and their Italian wedding planner, Nazzarena Arman, advising on what we could realistically achieve and the required logistics to ensure I would be able to capture the best photographic opportunities at the Colosseum, Il Vittoriano, The Roman Forum, and the Trevi Fountain.  I flew out the day before the ceremony to undertake a full recce.

The big day was an absolute scorcher which was quite a shock for all the visiting English guests and quite a challenge to remain unrumpled!   The wedding ceremony was held in the ancient and serene Caracalla Wedding Hall which was a cool escape from the heat.  Marshalling their guests around Rome for the location photography was an exciting experience.  Locals and tourists alike gathered with curiosity to catch a glimpse of the proceedings.

To ensure they and their guests had relaxation time before the meal and reception began, they had booked the stunning Guest Terrace at the Hassler Hotel for the evening.   The view of the sun setting over Rome was an unforgettable backdrop, and a joy to be part of.  The ensuing photographs capture the fun and happiness to wonderfully document their unique destination wedding in Rome.



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