A Roman Holiday – 1st Anniversary in Italy

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Kristy and Vivek chose Rome as the place to call home for their first anniversary adventure because it had actually been their first dream honeymoon destination.  Kristy shared with us the reasons for this oh-so special trip.  “We choose Rome for our first year anniversary trip as it was at first our dream honeymoon destination – Rome is Vivek’s beloved city as he studied abroad here and for me it would be my first trip to Italia, a trip at the very top of my bucket list. Alas our week full of joyous wedding celebrations (which combined both our Catholic and Hindu traditions) didn’t allow for such post wedding travels – hence it became a celebratory trip for our first anniversary (and something we looked forward to our entire year as newlyweds).”

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The pair jetted off from Chicago to Rome where they touched down for a swanky anniversary shoot with Rochelle Cheever Photography.

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What a great way to see all the sights and capture beautiful memories at the same time!  No selfie cell phone photos needed for this darling couple!

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“All of our accommodations were booked with Starwood Preferred Guest or American Express points. All of our years of travel for work, corporate event planning (Kristy) and having our wedding at a Starwood property (Westin Book Cadillac – Detroit) paid off BIG TIME… now we are busy racking up more points for our next dream adventure…”

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And this truly was the trip of a lifetime!  After their stop in Rome, the pair headed to Florence and explored all of Tuscany before their time in Italy came to an end.

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Destination Wedding Photographer: Rochelle Cheever Photography

Location: St. Regis Rome, Dresses: BHLDN (White Lace – Tracy Reese, White and Black – Katie Ermilio)