Romantic Lake Como Wedding in Bellagio
Lake Como Wedding in Bellagio
When searching for your dream wedding venue in one of Italy’s most sought after areas, the Lake Como region, it is important to look for a location that offers stunning views, authentic charm and unforgettable opulence.
That is exactly what British - American couple Hilary and Daniel found at this historic villa in the Bellagio vicinity.
The villa a unique vast private property on the waterfront of Lake Como, minutes away from the charming Limonta di Oliveto Lario and completely surrounded by lush flowers, tropical garden and lakeside terrace. Being perfectly situated in the heart of Lake Como, allows for the exploration of the best Italian surroundings: the romanticism of the town of Bellagio, the metropolitan taste of Milan, the history and traditions of famous cities such as Bergamo and Lecco, or the beautiful Swiss lakeside town of Lugano.
The villa dates back to the 18th century and is filled with antiques, luxurious interiors and precious artwork. Its idyllic location made it an easy choice for Hilary and Daniel, who wanted to hold a whole weekend celebration for their 75 closest family and friends.
The celebrations started off with a welcome dinner at the nearby restaurant of the Hotel Suisse. Having the first initial night to catch up and relax before the big day made guests feel relaxed and comfortable, and also so everyone could really take in the breath-taking beauty of the Lake Como region.
The next day the ceremony took place outdoors in the villa’s lush Italian gardens overlooking the lakeside. The couple opted for a symbolic ceremony while incorporating traditional Jewish elements, such as a beautiful Chuppah.
Hilary walked down the outdoor aisle donning an exquisite multi-layered lace gown with a fitted off the shoulder bodice to the beautiful acoustic sounds of live violin and cello. Her makeup was glamorous yet natural and her floral bouquet matched the surrounding décor, including the cascading floral archway, which was made up of dusty pinks, marsala, whites and greens.
The bridesmaids fit right into the Lake Como environment wearing floral lavender gowns in varying styles.
After the ceremony, the reception was held on the antique stone terrace overlooking the crystal clear lakes. Each table was outfitted with jaw dropping floral centrepieces accented with gold gilding. The organic shapes of the arrangements mimicked the natural beauty of the Lake Como area.
Guests dined on mouth-watering gourmet northern Italian cuisine paired with a famous Nebbiolo wine – typical of the region.
Once the glowing sunset took over the sky, all the guests stopped and stared, awe-struck, and that’s when the twinkling lights turned on and illuminated the entire terrace.
When it came time for the cake, a delicious White cake “Spatolata” with wild fruit, standing 3 tiers decorated with a wave effect, mirroring the motion of the lakes.
Hilary, Daniel and their guests laughed and danced the night away under the starring northern Italian sky.
The day after the wedding, everyone went out for a lunch at the local restaurant La Punta to reminisce about the unforgettable Lake Como wedding.