Romantic symbolic ceremony over the Roman Forum


The very last event of my past season, was Keisha and Ayo’s symbolic ceremony in Rome.

Bride and groom are a lovely couple coming from New York with the dream to tie the knot with their close family in the eternal city of Rome. I had the pleasure to make their dream come true!

Keisha and Ayo chose a gorgeous terrace of a famous hotel in the very center of Rome, a small terrace facing Roman Forum.


Roman Forum – Latin Forum Romanum – is the most important forums in ancient Rome. It is situated on a low ground between Palatine and Capitoline hills. Roman Forum used to be the scene of public meetings, law courts, and gladiatorial combats in republican times and it was lined with shops and open-air markets. Under the empire or ancient Rome, it primarily became a centre for religious and secular spectacles and ceremonies, it was the site of many of the city’s most imposing temples and monuments.

Among the structures surviving in whole or in part are the Temple of Castor and Pollux, Temple of the Deified Caesar, Mamertine Prison, Curia (senate house), Temple of Saturn, Temple of Vesta, Temple of Romulus, Arch of Titus and Arch of Septimius Severus,a real amazing place for a wedding ceremony in Rome.

Keisha and Ayo’s wedding ceremony was decorated with rich round shape floral compositions in the soft shades of pink, peach and sage green that rounded the table of the celebrant on different heights.


Our bride arrived in an elegant white wedding dress with Swarowsky elements on the transparent sleeves with a star effect, really chic and classy.

Her wedding bouquet was made with different types of cream and white flowers such as small spray roses, avalanche roses, David Austin roses and white orchids, while the two bridesmaids, had the same version of the wedding bouquet but in a smaller size with a touch of soft pink.

Symbolic wedding ceremony was held by a professional english speaking celebrant, Clive Riche that created the text of the wedding with the couple during the months previous to the wedding day in Rome. This made the wedding ceremony more personal and touchy.

The best moment of the symbolic ceremony was the light of the unity candle, a romantic moment that seals the ceremony itself.

A toast with some sparkling wine with the family and close friends and then everybody moved to the Roman Forum to have some wedding pictures in this amazing landscape.


A funny yet very romantic moment occurred in the hall of the hotel where the groom found a piano and started and playing while the bride was singing the song The man I love of of Ella Fitzgerald.


After the pictures, everybody moved to the reception venues which was one of the most elegant restaurants of the city: Casina Valadier, where they reserved a hall only for wedding reception.
The top table was decorated with floral compositions in soft shades of pink and cream with small gold candles all along the table.

After the seated wedding dinner, some dances with the close family and the cut of the elegant wedding cake closed the romantic wedding.


We wish to thank Alessandro Zingone for the beautiful pictures of Keisha and Ayo’s wedding in Rome.

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