Luxury Wedding in Rome
Rana’s and Chaker’s loved nature so much that they included the great outdoors throughout their nuptials! The Lebanese wedding in Villa Aurelia, a luxury location in Rome, was absolutely unforgettable! Around 200 Guests from all over the world, especially Lebanon, gathered in Rome over three days to celebrate Rana’s and Chaker’s wedding.
The welcome dinner took place at Villa Laetitia, a stunning venue owned by the famous designer Fendi. Wedding guests were allowed to use the grand entrance hall and the plush surroundings of Villa Laetitia. A tranquil walk through the gardens for guests is available.The Villa’s Michelin-starred chef catered to the guests an array of Italian specialties.This modern space offers versatile settings including outdoor patios and extensive galleries with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook parks. Guests are free to access a variety contemporary artwork available.
The day after was the more highly awaited day : The wedding in Villa Aurelia. The event was perfectly planned by “Wed Couture” . Being a Wedding Photographer in Rome it is a challenging profession, you are shooting in a once-in-a-lifetime so precious day , but when you find couples as Rana and Chaker are, you could only see the magical side of this work.
When we arrived at Hotel Regina, the initial stage where the wedding ceremony kicked off, hair and makeup stylists were doing their last touches on the bride. Rana was dressed in an “Oscar de la Renta” gown with an iconic blue satin shoes ( “Hangisi” model) signed by “Manolo Blahnik”, the same shoe fashion designer of the bride in the Wedding in Villa Cimbrone. Rana was absolutely a symbol of elegance. The pearl-beaded lustrous fabric of her dress glinted. The dress did fit her flawlessly, molding her torso beautifully, complimenting her feminine shape. The gown covered her toes slightly drifting from her legs. Its strapless style revealed her precious collarbones wrapped in smooth, luring skin. Rana’s sister in law, Ms. Nayla Saab, who is a famous high-end jewelry designer in Lebanon and the founder of “Or La Loi” an high-end jewelery brand, customized a special diamond set for the occasion. The bride looked lavish! The elegant dress that was worn by Rana sequined all over. Its rich Champaign color brought out the best features in her. Words can’t even describe. On the other side, Chaker’s total look was from “Giorgio Armani“. He wore sentimental cuff links that belonged to his father. This old fashioned style gave him an impressive look.
From Hotel Regina, the stunning beauty of the ceremony was extended to the secret garden of Villa Aurelia where preparations were taking place. Both the bride and the bridegroom had a walk down to Villa Aurelia. A Luxury Wedding in Rome especially in Villa Aurelia is a chance to enhance your special day significantly. The elegant Villa Aurelia provides the perfect setting for couples, it is an Italy’s hidden gem. Set in spectacular parklands, the demesne features a walled garden, rose garden, the Lemon garden, and a magnificent herbaceous border all of which present a marvelous profusion of color for photographs. Rana’s and Chaker’s civil ceremony took place in this stunning atmosphere of Villa Aurelia. The bride and groom sat at the focal point of the room with a superb backdrop of the conservatory providing a luxurious frame of foliage for the duration of the ceremony. The Secret Garden of Villa Aurelia has coordinators who welcome the almost 200 guests. An introductory music was played by the quartet together with the celebrants.
Why marry at Villa Aurelia?
• The vast range of reception halls to choose from.
• The outward romantic atmosphere
• Complex local cuisine
• Spectacular gardens
• Gorgeous views and sceneries
As well as its lavish and meticulously groomed gardens, the spectacular surroundings at Villa Aurelia also provided unique photograph opportunities for the couples to capture their wedding day for posterity and create memories. Rana’s posture was perfect, her shoulders were pulled back, and her hands were held together in front of Chaker ready to take several pictures. The spotlight above was beaming directly on Rana, and her darker cream, intricate, floral design was glittering. I glanced around at the other accommodating guests, staring at her with incredulous eyes. She looked perfect and elegant. Her high-end dress code was entirely unique reflecting several flashlights during the photo session. The Ancient Roman themed photo booth present was opened for guests. It perfectly fit what Rana and Chaker asked for. The ancient Roman costumes and accessories offered during the photograph sessions are unique. They are all handmade. Instant printing services are also offered at the photo booth that allows all the guests to get back home a lovely wedding souvenir!
The Lemon Garden of Villa Aurelia was the allocated place for dinner. After long standing hours, guests sat down as the bride and groom arrived while dancing the DJ playing song “John Legend – All of Me”. They were able to enjoy the best of fine Italian cuisine, from the Fresh Burrata from Andria, to the Ricotta and Lemon Ravioli , Pink snapper en papillote, and the Limousine veal fillet, all exquisitely prepared by the famous “Federico Salza” who also happen to took care of George and Amal Clooney’s wedding in Venice.
A Lady Band from Berlin and DJ Rami Rai from Beirut kept guests on the dance floor till the after-hours where Zaffe Music was then played. This sweet romantic song was able to attract all guests from Lemon Garden to the terrace where cake cutting took place. The cake design was all thanks to “Nana & Nana cakes” who took the time to make this attractive and artistic piece. Filled with period features, paintings, artifacts and grand decoration, the beautifully-appointed room where cake cutting took place is the most stunning terrace in the resort. As the cake was cut, Yiruma’s song “Rivers Flow in you” and “Ramy Ayyash’s Mabrouk” was played in the background. The ceremony then came to an end with music from the Lady Band. Afterward, the Dj finally took over. The groom, who is talented in throwing a mix, took over the DJ console and made the crowd go wild.
The Lebanese Wedding in Villa Aurelia ended with the Farewell brunch the day after in the garden of the “Hotel de Russie” a luxury location in Rome situated between Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo.
Thank you Rana and Chaker, because we have had the opportunity to met an authentic sunny couple as you are, always with the smile upon your face, we have been the visual witnesses of your luxury wedding in Rome.The path of life sometimes could be difficult but with your resolute but sweet personality we are sure that all the obstacles will be overcome. You have also another power, the biggest one; Your eyes speaks for you, and what they said is “Pure Love”.
All the best from life!
Photographers: Francesco, Federico and Emanuela
Wedding Planner: Wed Couture
Video Production: Inesse
Flower Designer: Federica Ambrosini