When you start your search for venues for your destination wedding, there are sure to be a bunch of unique, historical sites that pop up right away–castles, villas, etc. But, some of the most unique venues may be getting overlooked. Destination cities, like Rome where this wedding took place, have some of the world's most interesting hotels–filled with rich history and incredible design just waiting to be tapped into. They're a one-stop-shop for all things wedding, all that's left to do is roll out of bed, get glam, and stroll down the aisle. What's not to love?
This couple was searching for a historic venue with a modern twist and fell in love with the NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento. Diamoon paired the beautiful Roman architecture with crisp minimalist elements and a pop of bright red to bring their vision to life. Cristina Bianchini Photography took these vibrant photos that are bursting with love. Keep reading to hear more from Diamoon about why hotel venues should be on your radar and check out the full gallery to see even more from this gorgeous Roman wedding.
WHY A WEDDING IN A HOTEL?
Have you ever thought of a luxury hotel in the center of Rome to celebrate your wedding? Throughout our country, there are many locations including castles, relais, and villas to choose from to celebrate your wedding, but the modern hotels should not be overlooked. After our first meeting with Brooke and Cody, it was clear that they were young people, in love, fascinated by the wonderful Eternal City, looking for an unconventional place able to combine aesthetics, comfort, and extra services, for a fascinating and out of the ordinary wedding. NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento is the hotel in Rome that was the setting for our story–essential, minimalist with a strong emotional character, just like that of our wonderful married couple.
CREATING A ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCE
Organizing Booke and Cody's wedding in this luxurious hotel in Rome required us to study the settings and the architectural design of the structure. Stylistic elements, spaces, and colors were combined in a single color palette that had red in the center, as the bride's only favorite color. Available in all its shades, it has been combined with neutral shades of gray, beige, and white, to express the strong personality of the wedding, while maintaining a romantic and sophisticated character. We had the challenge of designing a space for the wedding suite to achieve the modernity and minimalism that we intended to represent. Taking into account the chosen chromatic nuances, we contrasted the various elements. The line art images allowed us to soften the features and round the lines–daring and unusual shapes in the context of marriage. Martina Ecker of Floral Studio M supported us in the study of the floral mise en place–a triumph of nature and minimalist elegance. Martina studied the botanical elements suitable for color shades and stylistic composition, creating a wonderful suspended cloud of flowers that left everyone breathless. For dessert, Mary's Pasticceria, created an entirely white wedding cake, enhanced and completed by the same varieties of flowers that accompanied the mood. Thanks to the JS Production video we were able to immortalize the beauty of this couple and the story of their love. Rome is the perfect setting for a timeless love.
A DAY OF LEISURE AND LOVE
Brooke began preparation in a luxurious hotel suite, in the company of makeup artist Silvia Frioni. Silvia's experience allowed Brooke to show off a bright makeup look that would enhance her complexion and her unique features–sea-blue eyes and plump red lips! Brooke wore a minimalist Antonella Rossi Atelier dress with clean and refined lines, capable of exploding Brooke's sensual femininity, leaving her elegance intact. Matisse Hairdressers' hairstyle enhanced Brooke's perfect oval face with a soft wavy ponytail. Cody, in white, showed off all his class with a tailored black and white suit with a black silk lapel by Urbano Della Scala. Brooke and Cody chose to seal their union in the historic garden of the structure. The large Roman walls testified to the solidity of their love in an explosion of emotion and joy that left everyone breathless. Before the reception, Brooke and Cody took some time to sip a drink at the hotel's cocktail bar, where Cristina Bianchini's wonderful shots portrayed them in unique moments of intimacy and fun.
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER A HOTEL WEDDING?
A hotel, for weddings in Rome, allows you to have a wide range of choices not only in the architectural style of the structure but also in the wide spaces available: halls, courtyards, parks, and swimming pools will give you and your guests a truly out of the ordinary experience.
1. Organizing a wedding in a hotel makes the logistics much smoother than the usual schedules. These facilities are equipped with all the equipment to produce a well-organized event. They have a professional hierarchy with defined roles and offer quick solutions in case a Plan B is needed, without burdening the pre-established budget. Many of them can perform the celebration of civil rites on the property, as they did in Brooke and Cody's wedding.
2. The numerous rooms are a convenient solution for the overnight stay of your traveling guests so that they can enjoy all the moments and all the services made available by the structure (brunch, SPA, swimming pool, etc.). After the wedding party, you and your guests can relax, there's no need to worry about driving.
3. Being. in the center of the city will also allow you and your guests to enjoy the historical beauties of the city. Hotels also offer gourmet cuisine, whether international, refined, or local, you will have the opportunity to combine the culinary experience in both taste and presentation.