It wasn’t hard to see that this Classic Villa Borghese Wedding was going to be amazing. I had met Stefanie and Steven less than a year ago at the venue, and I felt we had instant connection. Getting to know them both was a wonderful experience, she, a Chiropractor, and he, a pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays. They had looked wonderful in their engagement photographs, so I was anticipating an equally-beautiful wedding.

I always enjoy themed weddings, and this one was of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, one of my favorite novels. No detail was spared, as Stefanie and her Bridesmaids were glowing and shimmering in their gowns, and Steven and the Guys were all so handsome. The most notable were the constant smiles they all had, all day.

Classic Villa Borghese Wedding – Stephanie + Steven


Stefanie’s Allure Couture Dress was the perfect centerpiece to their chosen theme. Though I suspect it would have been beautiful no matter what the theme was.

stilwell-photography-and-films-villa-borghese-wedding_-3A simple, elegant cream bouquet from J and L Heavenly Florist was the perfect accent fore the glimmer of the day. The bridal party had all the same arrangements, which brought together all the details so beautifully.

Stilwell Photography Villa Borghese WeddingBecause glamour was the rule of the day, Stefanie and her Bridesmaids were stunning.

stilwell-photography-and-films-villa-borghese-wedding_-8Villa Borghese Wedding Stilwell Photography and FilmsNo need to tell these guys to have a good time. They were all smiles without a bit of nerves to be seen anywhere.

stilwell-photography-and-films-villa-borghese-wedding_-5 Stefanie and Steven had their private First Look and enjoyed every moment of it. It is truly one of my favorite parts of the day, especially because couples are so happy to see one another, because their portraits are so much more meaningful and relaxed.

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Their ceremony was heartfelt, and Steve shed a tear or two. There is something so sweet about when the Groom gets choked up.

stilwell-photography-and-films-villa-borghese-wedding_-12 Their reception was decked out in Roaring 20’s details, everything from lighting to centerpieces to accessories for the photo booth. Many of the guests were happy to play along with flapper-style clothing. It was certainly a night to remember. Stilwell Photograpy and Films Wedding Villa Borghese

Stefanie + Steven \\ A Wedding Short Film

Classic Villa Borghese Wedding – The Details

Photography: Alisa Stilwell, Dana Stripling
Wedding Film: Stilwell Photography and Films – James Ardito
Preparation Location: The Hyatt House, Fishkill NY
Stylists: Annaliese and Company | Frann (Hair), Marriessa (Makeup)
Florist: J and L Heavenly Florist, Wappingers Falls NY
Ceremony: Villa Borghese, Officiated by Kevin Rollo
Reception: Villa Borghese, Wappingers Falls NY
Entertainment: MSV Entertainment