Elegant Destination Real Wedding in Italy
Anastasiya and Christopher are an international couple with a love for travel and exquisite taste. This true love story began while Anastasiya and her cousin were heading to the United States for the first time and sweet Christopher reached out to her on a Couchsurfing forum... talk about fate! It comes to no surprise this lovely couple had a stunning wedding full of style and grace. Read on to see how they celebrated the night in these stunning photographs by the very talented Erich McVey...
From the bride: "Christopher and I share a special love and connection to Rome and Castelli Romani. We saw our wedding as an opportunity for our loved ones from all over the world to get together to celebrate our love while enjoying the views, the food and the wine. We wanted to make it romantic, timeless and elegant. At the same time, we wanted to stay true to our cultural origins and heritage. As such, we ended up incorporating Russian, Norwegian and American traditions into the perfect set of the Roman hills.
If you’ve ever met a Norwegian or a Russian, then you can probably imagine that we like to party and celebrate life. From “Skål”, to “Za Zdorovie”, from “Cin-Cin” to “Cheers” – we could not stop the fun speeches and heartfelt toasts. At the dinner table, Norwegian guests pulled a traditional joke on us: when they stamped their feet on the ground, Christopher and I had to get under the table and kiss; when they clinked silverware against wine glasses, we had to stand on our chairs and kiss. As the night evolved, Christopher and I brought out a silver bowl with traditional Russian caviar and vodka: while I offered a shot to each guest, Christopher spoon-fed them with a caviar. It was a fun night!"
Photography: Erich McVey Photography | Film Lab: Photovision | Cake & Catering: Park Hotel Villa Grazsoli | Florist: Noosheen | Stationery: Antiquaria Design Studio | Ceremony Venue: Park Hotel Villa Grazioli | Bride’s gown: Marchesa ‘Resort 2013 | Shoes: Valentino Rocketed | Hair: Janita Helova | Makeup: Janita Helova | Grooms attire: Boss Hugo Boss and accessories by Brioni | Band/DJ: Sombras live music