Engagement session in Rome
Probably one of the things I’ve ever done that gave me the most joy. We shoot a session in Rome, and the story behind it is everything!
I don’t know if you’ve seen it by now but we were in Italy to shoot a destination Tuscany wedding. The couple was living in Switzerland but they got to know each other in Siena while doing Erasmus, and because of this they wanted to get married in that area. After everything was arranged for the wedding, me and Isabel found some days to spend just for us and visit Rome before the wedding – we were flying there and drive to Tuscany – and then some more days in Cinqueterre after the wedding.
We were enjoying Rome like we hadn’t before. We were both in Rome already when we weren’t even together, but we both felt this time was different. We ran away from the most iconic places, only visiting them during the night and this way they weren’t packed with people (the only exception was when we went to the Colosseum since I didn’t enter the first time I was in Rome, but even that we didn’t find it stressful).
We were spending the days like locals, taking the time to relax in some nice trattorias for dinner or enjoying a beer in the afternoon, talk to the people there and ask where we should go that no one else goes – and I believe this was what gave such a great time in the city.
The night we heard about the proposal
And then, on our second night we were out for dinner in one of the many trattorias we tried when something happened that made us feel so good with ourselves. We were sitting outside and there were like 6 tables only, when, as we were enjoying a tiramisu (1 a day, keeps the doctor away!), a couple sat on the table not next to ours but the other one after.
I mean, you could totally feel their energy and their happiness, everyone could see that – we were mesmerized by them and we couldn’t figure out what happened. Did they just won the Lottery? And then, a couple minutes later they were making a video call with probably some friends or close relatives and even the guy serving them joined the video call – they just got engaged during the sunset, like one hour ago. Their happiness was contagious, I can’t even explain how we felt! Everyone was really happy in that trattoria from that moment on, it felt amazing!
And then we started wondering, maybe we should say something to them, but what?! After all we were wedding videographers! I mean, we were in Italy to shoot a destination wedding, so we couldn’t help ourselves but to feel good for them. I asked Isabel if I should address them and of course she told me to go for it. We asked the bill, paid and got up, and I went to their table with Isabel.
That’s it, we want to do a photo session in Rome with the two of you!
We told them we noticed what just happened (I mean, who wouldn’t?!) and that we were there to shoot a destination wedding in Tuscany and we would love to offer them some photos to register this moment and do a kind of photo session in Rome. I told them I was not a photographer by any means, we were just videographers but we love to take pictures and after all, movies are just moving pictures right?
They looked at each other and then to us with some serious doubts about what we were talking about. We then told them they didn’t have to reply straight away, we were going to stay in Rome for two more nights, and we gave them our Instagram for them to check our work and see that we weren’t trying to scam or hurt them (ahah) and left the place so they could enjoy the rest of their meal.
When we arrived our hotel I already had a pm on instagram saying that they would love to meet us the next day for some photos so they could keep these memories and show to their friends their session in Rome.
We met around 6pm for a walk over the city, I told them I didn’t want to have them much time since they should enjoy the city and the recent engagement but we managed to take some pictures so they can keep these memories for a long time. I don’t think we will be able to express how we felt that day, but we were so so happy. It just felt right to do it, you know? I’ll just never forget this beautiful photo session in Rome.
And that light in Rome, oh my god.
Getting Married in Rome:
A Comprehensive Guide for Couples
A dream wedding in the heart of Italy is a dream come true for many couples. The city of Rome with its rich history and magnificent monuments offers a beautiful setting for a fairy tale wedding.
This guide covers all the information you need to know to plan your wedding in Rome, from the cost to the legal requirements.
Rome is a magnificent city that offers a beautiful setting for a fairy tale wedding. With its range of venues and stunning scenery, it's no wonder why so many couples choose to get married in the Eternal City. However, there are specific legal requirements that must be met, so it's important to plan and budget accordingly, and seek the assistance of a professional if needed. We hope this guide is helpful in answering all your questions about getting married in Rome. Now it's time to start planning your dream wedding in the heart of Italy!
We absolutely loved this city. Not only because this beautiful engagement session in Rome was something we will never forget, but also because of the vibe of the city, its people and of course the food! Absolutely delicious!
We decided to gather most of the frequently asked questions that can come up when you are considering having your destination wedding in Rome. Hope it helps!
How much does it cost to get married in Rome?
The cost of a wedding in Rome varies depending on the type of ceremony, venue, and services you choose. An average wedding in Rome can cost anywhere between €20,000 to €50,000 or more. However, it’s possible to have a budget-friendly wedding in Rome by making smart choices and being mindful of your expenses.
If you’ve always dreamed of having a Hollywood style wedding though, with guests arriving by boat at Lake Como, your budget will increase for sure. But we won’t say no to filming those weddings for sure.
Is Rome a good place to get married?
Rome is considered one of the most romantic cities in the world (we attest this!), making it an excellent place to get married. The city offers a range of wedding venues, from historic churches to luxurious hotels, and everything in between. Whether you’re looking for an intimate or grand affair, Rome has something to offer every couple.
Can foreigners get married in Rome?
Yes, foreigners can get married in Rome, but there are specific legal requirements they must meet. Couples must obtain a Nulla Osta, a legal declaration of eligibility to marry, from their home country’s embassy in Italy. It’s advisable to seek the assistance of a wedding planner to help navigate the legal process.
Can foreigners get married in Italy?
Yes, foreigners can get married in Italy, but they must meet the legal requirements outlined above.
How can I get married in Rome?
To get married in Rome, follow these steps:
- Choose your wedding date and venue.
- Obtain the necessary legal documents, including a Nulla Osta.
- Plan your wedding ceremony and reception.
- Hire a wedding planner to assist with the details and ensure everything runs smoothly.
- Enjoy your special day in the Eternal City.
Where is the cheapest place to get married in Italy?
The cost of a wedding in Italy varies depending on the location, but some of the more budget-friendly options include Tuscany, Umbria, and the Amalfi Coast. These regions offer stunning scenery, beautiful venues, and a more relaxed pace of life, making them ideal for a budget-friendly wedding in Italy.
What month is best for a wedding in Italy?
The best time for a wedding in Italy is from late spring to early fall, when the weather is warm and mild. June, July, and September are some of the most popular months for weddings in Italy. If you can, avoid getting married in August, as many Italians take their summer vacations during this month and some of the most amazing places can be packed with people.
Is it cheaper to get married in Italy?
Getting married in Italy can be more affordable than in other countries, especially if you choose a budget-friendly location and opt for a more intimate ceremony. However, the cost of a wedding in Italy can still add up quickly, so it’s important to plan and budget accordingly.
How do I get married in Italy on a budget?
To get married in Italy on a budget, follow these tips:
- Choose a budget-friendly location.
- Opt for an intimate ceremony with close family and friends.
- Have the ceremony and reception in the same venue to save on transportation costs.
- Choose a venue with a scenic view to save on decor costs.
- Book your wedding during the off-season when prices are lower.
- Be mindful of your expenses and stick to your budget.
Can you get married at the Colosseum in Rome?
Unfortunately, you cannot get married at the Colosseum in Rome. However, there are many other beautiful wedding venues in Rome to choose from.