I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas day! Over the next week or so we'll be sharing a few of our favourite weddings from the past year. This incredibly romantic wedding in Rome by Oregon Wedding Photographer ERICH MCVEY is one of our all time favourites I mean how could it not be with these stunning images?

The gold MARCHESA wedding gown is an absolute showstopper. Anastasiya and Christopher's romance is truly an international one - the couple met when she spent a summer in the United States, were engaged on a perfect rainy night in Norway, and chose an ancient villa in the Roman hills for their timelessly elegant wedding. Loved ones from all over the world joined them for a night that stayed true to their rich Russian, Norwegian and American heritages, and included a number of fun traditions. Cries of 'Sk l', 'Za Zdorovie', 'Cin-Cin' and 'Cheers' echoed around the candlelit hall through heartfelt speeches, while guests alternately stamped their feet and clinked their glasses to demand the lovers kiss. It was a celebration of family, of love, and of life and one that ERICH MCVEY has captured to utter perfection.

"Christopher and I share a special love and connection to Rome and Castelli Romani. Our ceremony took place in the Panini Gallery of the villa, decorated with gorgeous frescoes, and an abundance of candles and lush flowers by the 'altar'. I sneaked into the gallery when the string quartet was warming up before the wedding and stood there in awe, watching the twilight gently filling the space and listening to my processional."

Photography ERICH MCVEY / Florist NOOSHEEN / Venue PARK HOTEL VILLA GRAZIOLI / Stationery ANTIQUARIA DESIGN STUDIO / Bride's gown MARCHESA / Bride's shoes VALENTINO / Hair & make-up JANITA HELOVA / Groom's attire HUGO BOSS and BRIONI / Catering & cake PARK HOTEL VILLA GRAZIOLI / Band SOMBRAS LIVE MUSIC