Alice and Daniele’s love story began when they were at High School. Since then, it has bloomed into an everlasting love and their Rome catholic wedding was bound to be a beautiful, romantic one. Alice, the good girl and expert swimmer, was focused on doing well at school, her best friends and sport. Meanwhile, Daniele was the fun, rebellious boy! In fact, it was love at first sight.
Alice and Daniele chose us as their wedding photographer in Rome, and we were honoured to be documenting their marriage . Out of all the cities in Italy, romantic Rome is the one with the most catholic churches. Choosing one out of more than 900 historical places can be a real challenge but, when you have a great knowledge of the city, it is a little easier to find that perfect hidden gem just waiting to be the location of your marriage. After a thorough research, Alice and Daniele finally opted for a catholic ceremony at the Basilica dei Santi Quattro Coronati.
The Basilica (IV d.c.) boasts a small fortress and a medieval citadel surrounded by ancient walls and a tower. Even though this less-touristy Basilica is located just few metres away from the high concentration of urban excitement and tourist hot spots – including the Colosseum – it really is a place frozen in time. The geometric, cosmatesque-styled floor and the original 17th-century painted apse are just some of the astonishing architectural features you immediately notice when entering the stunning building. Thanks to the perfect set up of “Le Bonheur” (you surely remember their fairytale settings at the Dream Wedding in Villa Aurelia!), the Basilica dei Santi Quattro Coronati kept its unquestionable beauty, and was adorned just with few soft, white blooms and greenery.
Among the beautiful churches in Rome where you can choose to get married, this is one of the most evocative by far. Alice and Daniele were touched by the ceremony – after all, growing up together and seeing each other standing in front of the altar perfectly happy is an unforgettably beautiful life-affirming moment.
Alice and Daniele’s refined Rome catholic wedding was marked by perfection, elegance and a love of details.
Alice was elegant and refined in her princess gown from Molaro Atelier, and Daniele wore a royal blue suit, perfect for an end-of-summer wedding.
After the ceremony, we spent some time capturing creative couple portraits inside the Basilica’s cloisters. This scenic church background is a little more unique and unusual for wedding photos in Rome. However, there was no time for photos around the iconic monument of the Eternal city because the bride and groom decided to welcome guests at the Villa. Villa Domus Borghese is not the most well-known wedding venue in Rome but, once we reached the entrance, we were astonished at how a private residence can be transformed in such a warm property; it was just perfect to hold a large wedding. The wide park ended with a serpentine table set-up. The bride and groom’s imperial table had such a scenic backdrop: an ancient carousel, which we also used as inspirational props for couple wedding photos.
The al fresco sit-down meal and the speeches of the witness and siblings of the newlyweds were very touching (and hilarious!). When we reached the time for the after party, the swimming pool was lit up and a ton of white balloons were released into the nocturnal city sky during the bride and groom’s first dance.
We wish you the absolute best from marital life.
By the way, Daniele is now the owner of one of the most delicious, inviting restaurants of the Trastevere district. It’s called Rione13. The menu includes a mix of typical Roman cuisine and creative innovations. If you are nearby, you should stop for an exquisite dinner!