Courtney and Ryan eloped from the US to Italy for this beautifully romantic wedding celebration in the incredible city of Rome. Ryan had proposed on the top of Monte Mario on a visit to the city a year previously, and the couple decided this was where they wanted to return to as it was the place they felt most connected in their love. Country and Ryan were married at Santa Maria in Tempulo, a deconsecrated mediaeval church in the city centre, and their day was captured by the amazingly talented team Gianluca & Mary Adovasio.

Rome Elopement by www.gianlucaadovasio.it_0019 Rome Elopement by www.gianlucaadovasio.it_0018 Rome Elopement by www.gianlucaadovasio.it_0001Rome Elopement by www.gianlucaadovasio.it_0000Rome Elopement by www.gianlucaadovasio.it_0002Rome Elopement by www.gianlucaadovasio.it_0003 Rome Elopement by www.gianlucaadovasio.it_0007Rome Elopement by www.gianlucaadovasio.it_0011Rome Elopement by www.gianlucaadovasio.it_0012Rome Elopement by www.gianlucaadovasio.it_0015Rome Elopement by www.gianlucaadovasio.it_0006 Rome Elopement by www.gianlucaadovasio.it_0004 Rome Elopement by www.gianlucaadovasio.it_0005Rome Elopement by www.gianlucaadovasio.it_0010 Rome Elopement by www.gianlucaadovasio.it_0025 Rome Elopement by www.gianlucaadovasio.it_0008 Rome Elopement by www.gianlucaadovasio.it_0023 Rome Elopement by www.gianlucaadovasio.it_0024 Rome Elopement by www.gianlucaadovasio.it_0022 Rome Elopement by www.gianlucaadovasio.it_0021 Rome Elopement by www.gianlucaadovasio.it_0020 Rome Elopement by www.gianlucaadovasio.it_0013 Rome Elopement by www.gianlucaadovasio.it_0017 Rome Elopement by www.gianlucaadovasio.it_0016

DESTINATION DECISION

“We met and began dating in high school in a city just north of Boston in the USA. We had been dating for nine years when we decided to take a trip to Italy to visit my relatives who live in Rome. After visiting the sites of Rome, Ryan proposed on the top of Monte Mario overlooking the entire city. A year after we were engaged, we returned to Rome just us two and eloped. We were married at Santa Maria in Tempulo, a deconsecrated mediaeval church in Rome city center. We decided to return to Rome as it is the eternal city and the place we felt most connected in our love. We decided this location because of all of the marriages and love it has witnessed over the years and simplicity in its beauty.

PLANNING

Not speaking the language and navigating the complicated marriage paperwork both in the United States and in Italy were challenging. Our coordinator assisted with this as well as our family in Italy. We used wedding planner Sandra Santoro of Getting Married in Italy to assist with our paperwork, appointments and translation. Our style for the day was simple and natural. We just needed each other for our day.

The best decision we made was to walk throughout many of Rome’s major sites for our photography. We were congratulated and praised by so many people and in so many languages along the way, it felt amazing to be blessed with so much love. And our photographers were amazing! Gianluca and Mary were incredible in capturing us.”

Photography: Gianluca & Mary Adovasio | Wedding Planner: Sandra Santoro | Ceremony: Santa Maria in Tempulo (Caracalla) | Reception: Tre Scalini Cafe

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.