They got married last May, and their wedding is a wedding without additives or rimbomances, but loaded with authenticity. A wedding celebrated in your own way and in your own personal way. Something that is evident in all the choices that Sara and Héctor made; starting by choosing to celebrate a destination weddingin Rome, with only 40 guests. As they themselves tell us, theirs was not just a beautiful wedding but a very special holiday:
“It was clear to us from the beginning that we wanted a small and simple wedding in Rome, with our closest friends and family. We ran away from the idea that the wedding had to have a theme. The theme of the wedding was us and our loved ones, and we got together to celebrate it. We decided to get married in Rome, for many reasons. The first is that it is Sara’s favourite city and the setting for one of her favourite romantic films: ‘Holidays in Rome’. It was a gift for the guests, a wedding that was also a holiday for all together, in a city full of art and history”
The religious ceremony took place in the small church of San Carlo Alle Quattro Fontane, the work of the architect Francesco Borromini, “one of the masterpieces of the Italian Baroque”. While the banquet was held outdoorsin the beautiful gardens of an old Art Nouveau villa of the early twentieth century located very close to the Piazza di Spagna.
“We are vegans, and our wedding was 100% vegan”
“We ran away from the idea that the wedding should have a leitmotiv. The theme of the wedding was us and our close ones and to get together to celebrate it”
Sara and Hector wanted a simple and emotional wedding, inspired by the wedding of Forrest and Jenny in the film ‘Forrest Gump’.
For her Italian wedding Sara chose an Intropia wedding dress. As she herself told us, she was looking for a simple, light, romantic, plumeti dress with a timeless touch: “I wanted it to be a design prêt-à-porter, comfortable and affordable. It fled from the classic idea of the unnatural bride. I didn’t want very elaborate hairstyles, corsets, mirinques, excess fabric or glitters”
His simple look was completed by pink vegan shoes, a crown of preserved flowers (which highlighted the red color of his hair) to match the bridal bouquet and some discreet earrings that put the “and something blue”. And as she wanted to go as natural and faithful to herself as possible, Sara combed her hair and made up herself.
Hector also opted for a look more informal boyfriend, with blue jacket suit and brown linen vest. Of complements: blue knit tie, socks with amusing print, vegan shoes type Oxford and pinned of preserved flowers (to match the bouquet of the bride). Although, undoubtedly, the most ‘gentleman’ and special touch was the old pocket watch inherited from his grandfather.
The bride and groom dispensed with the seating plan.While a poster read: “We are a family, sit wherever you want”
A wedding in Rome, simple, emotional and vegan.
Despite having a destination wedding in Rome, the bride and groom did not hesitate to organize all the details themselves: “We took inspiration from here and there, but at first our model wedding was that of Forrest and Jenny in the film ‘Forrest Gump’. We wanted something simple and emotional”. Not an easy task, considering that they had to move friends and guests to the Italian capital. However, they solved everything with great care and success, leaving no details (from invitations to table decoration) or surprises. They designed up to the printing of the tote bagsthat they gave to the guests.
One of those many details “to our taste”, and of the most important for the bride and groom, was that their wedding was 100% vegan . Therefore, they did not hesitate to serve “a totally vegetarian menu” which was prepared by the vegan chefs of Boris Scafati and Francesco Basco, with “typical Italian dishes, including some canapés of artisan cheeses that were so successful that the guests were told they were vegans”. The dessert was also vegan, serving Sicilian pistachio ice cream and vegan cheeses, and vegan wedding cake naked cake.
The food was served outdoors, in one of the charming corners of the garden of the Italian villa they chose. The guests sat at a single imperial table decorated informally and lovingly, with wild flowers, glass bottles, white Napoleon chairs and flag garlands that further delimited the intimacy of the space. In addition, they placed a book of signatures and a camera of instantaneous photos so that the guests could leave them a nice memory.
The bride and groom surprised their guests with a party aboard a ship sailing the River Tiber and watching the Roman sunset.
Without a doubt, one of the great moments of the wedding was the surprise that family and friends took when they learned, after the banquet, that the feast was going to take place in a boat, seeing the sunset of Rome sailing on the river Tiber . No one knew where they were going when the bus stopped on the banks of the river. “There was music, Italian cocktails and vegan canapés as the sun set on the eternal city.
Can you imagine a better end of party for this destination wedding? 😀