Erika & Alban declared their love at a fairytale castle outside Rome…
“We chose this destination because the groom’s family is from Albania, which is close to Italy and because my mother loves Rome. We also love this city and wanted to find a magical romantic small town on the water nearby. The castle was our last visit and we immediately fell in love with it – it was a combination of history, elegance, beauty, nature and romance.
For the colour palette, we used white and cream flowers mixed with light pastel pink and peach to create a garden-like, summery feel throughout the castle. The venue was decorated with a combination of soft-colored lighting and an abundance of white flowers. Hundreds of candles were strewn throughout the castle and music was played to set the mood and create a sophisticated, elegant atmosphere.
I travelled to New York City in search of the perfect wedding gown and visited Bergdorf, Vera Wang and other designer stores. In the end, I found my perfect dress at Ever After in Miami, Florida. I was looking for a romantic dress that was not overdone, but very fairytale-like with lace, comfort and style.
When planning a big wedding with people from all over the world, one of the major challenges is organizing accommodation in an efficient, streamlined manner. A few guests chose to stay in local hotels in Bracciano and the rest came from Rome on shuttles which we organized from different meeting points in the city. The flow and ease for guests is an essential element to organizing a successful party.” – Erika
Venue Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano | Photographer Blackandlight | Bride’s Dress Carolina Herrara | Bride’s Shoes Badgley Mischka | Groom’s Suit Tom Ford Tuxedo | Groom’s Shoes Salvatore Ferragamo | Bow Tie Brioni | Cufflinks Bergdorf Goodman | Flowers & Decor Ceccotti Flowers | Hair & Make-Up Stefano Bongarzone | Wedding Planner Angelo Bucarelli | Lighting & Sound Tecnoservice2000 | Invitations InvitationsbyErin | Ceremony Live Music Gerardo Di Lella | Cocktails & Dinner Alfonso Muzzi | Service Le Bonheur | Open Bars Mercury Events | Live Music Olen Cesari | DJ Ben DJ | Entertainment Huma Show Entertainment | Furniture Preludio; Cherubini Gup