Lancashire Wedding photography by Emma Billsborough

18 August 2014

Adventures In Rome : Trebor and Jacqueline's Italian Elopement

So..  I have finally got around to blogging this magical day which, although it now seems like a dream, was very real and pretty amazing.

As part of my memorable trip to Rome with Retreat Gatherings I had the privilege to photograph Trebor and Jacqueline's surprise elopement, which took place at Villa Bertolami. Just the two of them... all the way from the US, with just us as their photographers and witnesses... it really was something else.

If you haven't seen my other posts about this trip of a lifetime you can see our bridal inspiration shoot here ... and also hear the story of this surprise wedding and Jacqueline & Trebor's engagement session here.

Thanks to the Retreat Team and all of the following crazily talented suppliers who made the day perfect from start to finish... and also to Jacqui and Trebor for being brave enough to share their love with a group of emotional strangers :)

Gown: Liz White Couture
Tux: Modern Gent
Venue: Villa Bertolami
Catering: Natalizi (amazing!!)
Ceremony musicians: PROFESSIONISTI della MUSICA
Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic
Officiant: Tuscan Pledges
Bride's Coat: Margheritanera

Floral Styling & Design: UK based Bo Boutique
Artwork, Calligraphy & Paper products: Signora e Mare
Bride's Robe and Boudoir styling: Fine and Fleurie
Hair and Make-up: Jen Lewis of Pastel Make-up and Hair
Editorial Sponsor: Wedding Sparrow
Event Coordination: The Wedding Care

Shot on a mixture of film (scanned/developed by UK Film Lab) and digital..

Hope you enjoy!

Wedding in Rome, Italy

Wedding in Italy

Can someone take me back to Italy and that beautiful hazy sunshine now please?



  1. Oh wow Emma, these are just beautiful! What an amazing time you must have had and the photographs you have come back with are just stunning. Love them all :-)

  2. Don't you just love the look of the film scans! - They are so so yummy Emma! Really beautiful pictures! xx

  3. Wow Emma - such a beautiful couple, a beautiful setting and beautiful photos!
    But that portrait with the lens flare is delicious!

  4. *lost for words*, just wow Emma. Stunning work, i'd like to pick out some of my favourite bits but I just love it all! Well done girl xx