As an Englishman and a photographer, when one is offered the opportunity to capture a wedding in Rome, one takes it. I took it and travelled to Italy for my first international wedding assignment. Alongside me was trusty sidekick Sara, for whom it was not only her first international wedding as an assistant, but her first wedding photography experience full stop.
The wedding in question was that of Giorgia and Davide - a couple from Rome now living in London who got in touch after seeing pics from Jade and Chris' epic wedding last summer. Their wedding took place slap bang in the centre of Rome on a rainy Saturday in December. Doing anything in Rome is pretty awesome but taking photos is next level. Despite not having the best light, there was no lack of visual stimuli and an early highlight was having our progress halted in the taxi to the church by some well natured Italian protesters. We had to get out and walk whilst negotiating our way through smiley people wearing white bibs but boy was it awesome.
The church is like nothing I have ever seen before and was genuinely breathtaking to be in. If you're ever in Rome visit Basilica di Santa Maria in Ara coeli al Campidoglio - you won't be disappointed. From the service there was a stroll to the restaurant followed by a meal with more courses than I thought was possible. The Italians like their food and they do it so very well. The final stop was a fascinating house over the river (again reached by foot) which was one of those dream reception venues where nothing needed to be done to make it look good. Sara and I made the most of it and stayed til we could no longer stand. It was a fitting end to an incredible day and, as you'll see from the evidence below, all in attendance had a blast.
Thank you Giorgia and Davide - it was an honour to be part of and thank you for hailing from such a beautiful city.