• A rustic wedding in Rome, Italy
  • Bride posing at a rustic wedding in Rome, Italy
  • A bride and groom kissing at a rustic wedding in Rome
  • Guests at a rustic wedding in Rome
  • Winifred Bean wedding dress
  • Blue and gold Sergio Rossi wedding shoes
  • Ruffled pale pink bridesmaid dress
  • White tulle flower girl dress
  • Ring bearers in khakis and suspenders
  • Rome wedding ceremony layout
  • A rustic wedding in Rome, Italy
  • Antique chairs for a wedding ceremony
  • Vow at a rustic wedding in Rome, Italy
  • Rustic wedding vows in Rome, Italy
  • A rustic wedding in Rome, Italy
  • Rustic gold wedding rings
  • A rustic wedding ceremony in Rome
  • Guests dancing at an outdoor wedding in Rome
  • Bride and groom share a candid kiss

A Relaxed Summer Wedding in Rome, Italy

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

In the days leading up to the wedding, the couple balanced hiring bartenders with checking guests into rooms and plotting dance floor plans with checking toilet paper stores in bathrooms. As guests filtered in from abroad, the wedding site was dubbed Rome Camp, and impromptu parties and potlucks and movie screenings erupted on the grounds. "The whole week was like some strange hippie cult had descended upon this one grassy knoll in the middle of Rome," Anna says. "There was always a circle of people talking on the grass, whether it was 2 p.m., 2 a.m., whenever."

Photo: Warm Pears