Dreamy Rome Elopement with a Tivoli Ceremony

Love’s Journey: Capturing Vladimíra and Richard’s Rome Elopement Adventure

In the heart of ancient Rome, amidst its timeless beauty and bustling streets, Vladimíra and Richard embarked on a romantic escapade, exchanging vows in an intimate elopement ceremony that embraced the city’s rich history and vibrant energy. As their photographer, I had the privilege of documenting every moment of their enchanting journey, capturing the essence of their love against iconic backdrops and unexpected encounters.

Our day began with anticipation and excitement as Vladimíra and Richard prepared to see each other for the first time as they accomplished the First look in front of the majestic Colosseum. With the ancient amphitheater as their backdrop, their emotions overflowed as they shared a private moment, the start of a day filled with unforgettable memories.

Venturing into the labyrinthine streets of Rome’s historic center, we embarked on a photographic odyssey, weaving through crowds and capturing the essence of the Eternal City. From the grandeur of the Pantheon to the enchanting allure of the Trevi Fountain, each location served as a testament to the enduring romance of Vladimíra and Richard.
Amidst the hustle and bustle of the city, serendipity intervened in the form of an unexpected ally – an older American lady, a tourist turned assistant, whose assistance proved invaluable in helping with the veil shots, ensuring every shot was picture-perfect.

Our adventure took an indulgent turn as we paused to capture moments of sweetness in a typical gelateria, where Vladimíra and Richard savored the flavors of Italy, their laughter echoing amidst the colorful surroundings.

Cherished Moments: Intimate Rome Elopement and Tivoli Ceremony

After a brief interlude, we embarked on the next chapter of their journey, transferring to Tivoli accompanied by their closest family members. Against the backdrop of Tivoli’s timeless charm, Vladimíra and Richard exchanged vows in a heartfelt civil ceremony at the Tivoli town hall, surrounded by love and laughter.

Returning to Rome, the newlyweds retreated to the luxurious Sofitel hotel, conveniently located steps away from the iconic Spanish Steps. Here, they indulged in the culinary delights of Italy, savoring a long Italian dinner at the rooftop restaurant Settimo, renowned for its exquisite seafood and panoramic views of the city.

As the sun set on their unforgettable day, Vladimíra and Richard basked in the glow of their love, their hearts overflowing with memories that would last a lifetime. In the timeless streets of Rome, amidst ancient ruins and modern marvels, their love story unfolded, a testament to the enduring magic of romance and adventure.

Ceremony site: Town Hall of Tivoli
Reception venue: Settimo
Elopement planner: Svadba v Rime
Photography: Jan Freire

I received this testimonial from this lovely couple: “Jan, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the unforgettable experience of the photo shoot process and the beautiful photos that will remind us of this special day. It was an experience not only because of the Roman “backdrops” and the happy, kind people who literally showered us with congratulations on the marriage non-stop but also because of your person. Even though we don’t like to take pictures, we enjoyed it completely stress-free as a morning vacation walk and had such a beautiful start to the wedding day. The photo shoot was cheerful, unstructured, in an atmosphere that we would hardly experience in Slovakia, and, of course, with a perfect final result. We couldn’t have made a better decision! Vladimir and Richard

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