Where do you go for an uber-romantic Jewish destination wedding when you already live in the City of Love? Paris-based couple Prescilla and Nathanael opted for Rome, with their ceremony held in the bastion of old-fashioned elegance that is the breathtaking Great Synagogue of Rome and their reception at the magnificent Villa Aurelia. We are positively swooning over their fairy tale-perfect day.
With mega-luxe florals in a soft, classic color scheme of white and pink and hundreds of candles hanging from trees on the grounds of the villa, the visuals of this wedding could not have been dreamier — check out photographer Framelines’ epic shot of the couple under a canopy of trees, lit only by the candles (at the very end of this post). Is that just the loveliest, or what?
The couple, who are both doctors, can’t say enough in praise of their wedding planner, Elisa, from Smashing The Glass Recommended Vendor Le Ràªve.
Elisa was recommended to Prescilla by a friend in Paris, and when the couple first met with her it was, as the bride says, “love at first sight.” Elisa connected the pair with their many fantastic vendors, and she helped them achieve the romantic look they were going for — and if you take a peek at the photos, and videographer Inesse’s beautiful capture of the day, we think you’ll agree she knocked it out of the ballpark.
Now over to Prescilla, whose vintage-esque Jenny Packham dress blended old-world elegance with modern chic ever so exquisitely…
A Wedding in Rome
Prescilla, the bride: We got married in Rome, with a religious ceremony in the main synagogue and a great party in the magnificent Villa Aurelia.
Princess for a Day
I really love romantic settings; I wanted to feel like a princess for one day, so I incorporated lots of pink and so many candles. My wedding planner, Elisa of Le Ràªve, helped me achieve the look I was going for.
I met Elisa ’cause someone in Paris spoke me about her for a past wedding, she had so many good reviews and it was love at first sight. All the other suppliers we had are introduced by her.
Hair + Makeup
A Jenny Packham Dress
Pink and White Flowers
Pink Wedding Cake
We had a pink ruffled cake – it was sponge cake with chantilly cream and strawberry.
A Live Band
Our wedding planner set up a beautiful tableau de mariage (wedding seating chart), in a gorgeous gold frame.
Advice to couples currently planning their wedding
Enjoy the wedding day! And if you get married in another country, use a wedding planner – you absolutely need someone to guide you with passion and professionalism.
Prescilla & Nathanael’s little white book
Photography – Framelines
Wedding planner – Le Ràªve
Videography – Inesse
Venue – Villa Aurelia
Bride’s dress – Jenny Packman
Bride’s shoes – Jimmy Choo
Flowers – Ceccotti Flowers
Band – Mazal Tov Band
Catering – California Catering