The undisputed charm of Rome with its terracotta rooftops, umbrella pines and Fiat 500 were the backdrop for one of our favorite weddings of the season. A day that was perfectly photographed by Ian Holmes who truly captured the very soul of Rome along with the magical moments of Rita and Giuseppe’s incredible day. (Read more about Ian at the end of this post).
It was Rita and Giuseppe’s dream to get married in Rome in one of the city’s most amazing churches. They contacted the team of Distinctive Italy Weddings in January, and as the months unfolded, we created a once in a lifetime event for this wonderful couple.
The bridal party arrived at the church in a gorgeous convertible classic Bentley which was decorated with flowers. The weather could not have been more perfect for a wedding in Rome…..with the sun shining……..glorious!
The church Rita and Giuseppe chose is the magnificent Santa Maria Aracoeli……famous also for its 124 steps. It is one of the most spectacular churches in Rome with fine works of art, gilded interiors and frescoes. Built on the Capitoline Hill it enjoys spectacular views over the rooftops of Rome.
Rita kindly wrote us that:
“Where do we even begin to express how magical our wedding was, thanks to you! You went above and beyond to ensure our special day would be filled with magical moments to be cherished forever. Giuseppe and I have lived the fairy tale romance and dreamed of a ceremony to represent our unique relationship. You certainly took our desires and requests to heart making the entire event feel like a fairy tale.“
And for the GRAND FINALE…….we LOVE these photos of Rita tipping into one of the fountains of Rome! Bellissima!“The extra care you took and the time you spent on every detail was very evident as the time flowed smoothly. Thank you for allowing us to personalize our wedding and for being flexible with our requests. Even in our most extravagant dreams, we could not have imagined such a romantic and more perfect day!”
Born in Rome in 1977, Fulvio graduated in film. He works in the television and advertising and film as a film maker. He has produced documentaries and reports for major national and international television productions in addition to the creation of many commercials and music videos. Wedding videos however remain his passion.
These amazing photos were shot by Ian Holmes. Ian is an English photographer currently based in Paris, France. He began shooting romantic portraiture on the streets of Paris and these images caught the eye of several wedding planners and from there he entered the world of high end weddings.
Ian’s style is a fusion of fine art and photojournalism. His goal when photographing a wedding is to create a set of images that tell the story of the day in the most beautiful way possible. He truly captures natural moments, while at times he will compose and direct. In these instances he creates and captures something that looks natural and spontaneous.
His goal is to provide simply timeless images that years from now will express the feel and emotion of the day.