Amanda and Howard traveled from California to the sacred city of Rome for their special day. They decided to fly to Italy and picked Rome in particular since it fit so well with their wedding theme: timelessness and elegance. Rochelle Cheever was there to capture their big day, a familiar face after photographing the couple’s engagement party back San Diego.

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Amanda and Howard chose a date for their wedding exactly seven years to the day they first met. The couple decided on Rome as the destination for the big event because it fit so well with their theme of timelessness and elegance. A pre-wedding dinner kicked off the festivities at the renowned restaurant Gusto, located in the heart of the Eternal City’s historic center.


Gift bags, made by the bride’s mother, met guests at their hotels with a map of the city and details on the three days of wedding activities. Their wedding theme of timelessness provided inspiration for the white and silver color palette used for the wedding and bride’s attire. The beautiful detailing of Amanda’s gown matched the setting of Hotel de Russie where the bride prepared and the ceremony took place: a classic white gown with gray lace overlay, a sweetheart neckline and tiny pearl buttons running the length of the train. Amanda’s jewellery, Menbur shoes and hairpiece all glittered in the silver white style whilet her bouquet of numerous deep red roses, offered a splash of color. The same shade of passion formed a petal-lined path that led her to her soon-to-be husband after descending the winding staircase. Howard had added his own dash of Roman red in the form of a tie while dressing in his custom tuxedo by designer Thomas James at Hotel Splendide Royal. Amanda says she floated through the day but now can settle back to relive the event that they will cherish for the rest of her life through their beautiful wedding photos.

Photography: Rochelle Cheever | Wedding Planner: Distinctive Italy Weddings | Reception: Hotel de Russie | Videography: Denis de Luca | Hair & Makeup: Annemette | Bride’s Jewellery: John Matty | Bride’s Shoes: Menbur | Men’s Attire: Thomas James | Submitted via: Two Bright Lights

2 Responses

  1. Rochelle

    What a gorgeous feature. Amanda & Howard wedding looks fab on your site. You did an awesome feature! Thank you once again! Baci


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