For their romantic Rome nuptials, Anna and Victor dubbed their wedding site "Rome Camp" and treated guests to a weeklong hippie-style celebration.

The couple would return to Italy two years later with 105 guests to wed in the backyard of bride's parents' property. "It just happens to be the best backyard ever," Anna gushes, describing the rustic space behind the building where her parents both live and teach architecture in Rome. By scheduling the wedding in July—smack in the middle of the students' two week summer break—Anna and Victor offered guests free rooms in the building, making a "potentially very pricey destination wedding trip more affordable and enticing for them," Anna says. "Of course, our guests lived like college kids in a dorm setting for the week, but when the building is a former convent and you're in Rome, sleeping on a twin bed and sharing a bathroom and kitchen with other people doesn't feel so bad."

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