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A Country-Chic Italian Wedding at Tenuta dell'Olmo in Rome, Italy

Caterina Lops (32 and a physicist) impressed Federico Giannetti (33 and an engineer) when she defeated him at a numbers-based drinking game with their

Caterina Lops (32 and a physicist) impressed Federico Giannetti (33 and an engineer) when she defeated him at a numbers-based drinking game with their friends -- he, of course, fell madly in love. Ten years later, the couple was wed at the Mausoleum of Santa Costanza in Rome, Italy, the same place where the bride’s mother got married. “I love this mausoleum since it is very simple and with a circular layout, so every one of our guests could see us during the ceremony,” says Caterina. They hosted their reception at Tenuta dell'Olmo, a farm near Rome. Fibre Di Luce captured the day, and the simple, naturally beautiful venue, with its red silos, lawn and open stable, was the perfect spot for dining, dancing and mingling. Coupled with the periwinkle, green and white color palette, rustic, vintage props like furniture, rope and glass jars created a laid-back, country-chic atmosphere. “We chose every detail and accommodation to reflect us as a couple and put our guests at ease,” says Caterina. Instead of traditional wedding favors, the couple donated to a charity project for social and work integration for the people at Casa Giocosa.

White and Periwinkle Blue Bouquet
Caterina and Federico had their wedding ceremony at the Mausoleum of Santa Costanza in Rome, Italy, where the bride’s mother got married.
Caterina and Federico Confetti Recessional
Bride and Groom at Tenuta dell'Olmo
The hanging escort card display featured a “scientist and physicist” table theme.
Tenuta dell'Olmo Reception Venue
At the reception venue, vintage props and furniture created a country-chic atmosphere.
Rustic Chic Menu Cards in Rome, Italy
Tenuta dell'Olmo Stable Reception Venue
The centerpieces contained wildflowers, hydrangeas and craspedia in vintage glass jars.
Country Chic Simple Dining Table
“We wanted to experience our reception as a party,” says Caterina. The couple hired a live band, Statale 66, who played ‘60s rock and roll. “Every single guest danced with us,” says Caterina.
The couple surprised their guests with a mechanical bull!