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Matata

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I haven''t posted any wedding info since about 2 years ago when we decided on the location. The ceremony was held in the chapel here http://www.italian-weddings.com/destination_wedding_locations/lazio/rome/finest_medieval_castle_in_italy.html
I promised I wouldn''t post the ceremony pics because our guests requested anonymity. I was nervous using a wedding planning agency that I picked from the net but they were wonderful. All I had to do was tell them what I wanted and the arrangements were perfectly done. All we had to do was show up. Hair and make up was done by Mauro Lulli whose shop is in the Hotel Hassler http://www.hotelhasslerroma.com/uk-hotel-facilities.htm (scroll to bottom of page).

Two funnies from the event: I forgot to let down half the bustle on my dress and hubby wore his Nike''s with his Yves St Laurent tux. Whaddaya gonna do -- he didn''t confess to leaving his dress shoes at home until the day of the wedding. Turns out he was the smart one because I was in agony from wearing those darn high heels. Here''s a few pics.

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In Piazza Campidolio near Spanish Steps

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The photographer took a dozen at this statue. Ya think he had a phallic symbol obsession?


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Me and my decolletage

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Sunset & sepia

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What a gorgeous locale!

TomKat copied you!

I was just in Rome in June and it was great. HOT though, and crowded but I loved seeing all the sites. What a great spot for your wedding.

PS...Hubby COULD have gone down those Spanish Steps to the Via Condoti...I hear they have a couple of shoe stores there?!
 

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Puleeeze don''t let me fall down these stairs

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Whew! Made it down the steps

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Searching thru his tux for his wallet....cause what''s his is mine


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Last one lest you''re already bored. Before we left the hotel for Bracciano -- and before my makeup started to melt because it was hot that day!

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Date: 11/29/2006 10:19:16 PM
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PS...Hubby COULD have gone down those Spanish Steps to the Via Condoti...I hear they have a couple of shoe stores there?!
LOL!! You have no idea what it took to get him into a tux. This is the guy who wanted to give me hiking boots instead of an engagement ring.
. I was lucky he didn''t wear his backpack & safari hat. Actually, I like the Nike''s...it represents us better than the formal fru fru clothes.
 

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What lovely pics, and AWESOME location for your wedding!

They certainly don''t call it the Eternal City for nothing.

More pics, please!!
 

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Oh Matata, you make such an elegant couple. I love DH''s sneakers--comfort is definitely important on those Italian cobblestones and stairs. I love your photos--so romantic and classy. Please share more. And congratulations!!!!
 

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That is true! You certainly want it to be more "you"...what time of year did you get married? When we were there I was MELTING literally when we were walking around...I dripped all over the place!
 

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We got hitched 10/13/06. Yep, Friday the 13th, we''re just lucky that way. It was the warmest day they''d had in a couple of months and muggy.
 

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Matata,

Such beautiful pictures, such a beautiful couple! I dig the shoes and can totally relate, my husband wearing anything but jeans is a tough sale on my part.

Thanks for sharing...would love to see more!!!
 

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Matata - Your pictures are wonderful and I LOVE Rome -- I''m so jealous!
 

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Oh, Matata!!! You look just beautiful, and what a handsome couple you guys are!!!! I think his shoes are PERFECT!

How could we ever get bored with such pics??? Would love to see more.

Is there a story behind your necklace? It looks lovely and interesting...

I guess I should look for some old threads....how grand and romantic to be married in ROME!!
Did you have many guests come over for it? I''d love to hear more...

Congratulations!

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What a gorgeous location! You two look beautiful together and so happy. Congratulations and beautiful pictures.
 

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Date: 11/29/2006 11:13:39 PM
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Is there a story behind your necklace? It looks lovely and interesting...
I guess I should look for some old threads....how grand and romantic to be married in ROME!!
Did you have many guests come over for it? I''d love to hear more...
LOL Widget...the whole ensemble was purchased thru my hit & run shopping technique. I stopped in a bridal shop on a whim on the way home from work one day, started to hyperventilate as soon as I entered the shop because I found myself in a forest of dresses and I didn''t know where to begin and the wedding was 3 weeks away. The owner heard my heavy breathing and came over to inspect the source, pulled a dress of a rack and stuffed me into a changing room and viola, I had a dress. As I was running for the exit (could not wait to get out of there...there was barely 2 inches of space to walk thru all the dresses), I thought "jewelry...I need jewelry", turned back into the shop, started hyperventilating again, pointed to my ears, she put a box into my hand took my credit card again, and viola, I had jewelry. Then, as I was pulling out of the parking lot, I remembered I needed shoes....

We had only 15 in attendance. When we started planning 2 years ago, we had an estimated guest list of 200 but folks kept dropping out. The place we married doesn''t like to do small parties, so we were worried that they might cancel on us.
 

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Congratulations to you both! Your pictures are so romantic!
 

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widget you and I are on the same wavelength -

matata as soon as I saw that first pic I was like oooo that necklace is gorgeous!!! hehe.


I have to say that owner of the bridal shop really picked out a fantastic dress and set of jewelry for you, you look stunning, and I love the YSL tux and Nikes. heeh.

congrats!!

Rome is gorgeous. I want to go back to Europe now!
 

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Your pics are gorgeous!!! And LOL and your shopping technique... You look stunning!!
 

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What ELEGANT photos! You all are just so happy, I cant help but smile back at you. You are a STUNNING bride and DH makes me think he just stepped out of Casino Royale!!! Gotta love a good dress shop attendant... when they know their dresses, they know them!

Congratulations!!!
 

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Great pictures!
It looks like it was a perfect day! Love the tennis shoes!

I look forward to seeing Italy one day and your pictures make me want to even more!!

Congrats!
 

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Congratulations, Matata!! What a beautiful locale, and you and your hubby are just gorgeous- he kind of reminds me of Robert Redford!!!
Best of luck to you guys!!!
 

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Oh, fantastic! *sigh* Love his shoes, your entire ensemble, and of course gorgeous rome!!!
 

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Date: 11/30/2006 2:22:10 PM
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You''re stunning.. you and hubby look like celebs..!
I''m jealous.. I love love the sepia photo!!
Oh this is just too funny because I was really hesitant to post pics of frumpy me here, particularly because I''m old enough to be the mother of a large portion of ladies who post in this forum and especially after I saw your pics and how gorgeous you are. I never posted in your thread, but I''ve looked at it a dozen times. You did everything with such class.
 

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I am so glad you shared your pics! You are very classy and elegant. I love your dress, stunning!
 
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