Luxury Lake Como Wedding at Villa Geno
Jamie & Matthias’ Lake Como Wedding
If you need any wedding floral inspiration, look no further than these gorgeous photos of Jamie and Matthias' breath-taking Lake Como wedding.
Our Swiss and Canadian couple chose to celebrate their big day at the luxurious Villa Geno - a stunning private lakeside villa in the town of Como exuding neo-classical architecture on the outside, and romantic baroque style on the inside.
The luxury 5star Mandarin Resort was the base for Jamie and Mathias’ and their bridal party from which everyone departed by private motorboat. The resort is one of a kind with amazing interiors and a piece de resistance of a spiral staircase which absolutely begs for a photo opportunity!
Our bride, Jamie was glowing from head to toe wearing an exquisite strapless mermaid Ines de Santos gown and veil – a truly dramatic gown that highlighted Jamie’s flawless figure. The matching Ines de Santos veil combined with the the subtle Lake Como breeze, made for remarkable photos. And we did say from head to toe……this bride’s feet wore gorgeous Christian Louboutin heels!
The bridesmaid’s elegant gowns were a deep jewel toned navy, the perfect contrast to the neutral color palette of the floral décor.
The ceremony was held overlooking the deep blue lake and the soaring Alps. A hand painted, custom designed white monogrammed aisle runner with the couple’s initials was created by a talented artist and the couple exchanged vows under an intricate floral arch and tall arrangements. Throughout the whole wedding, a constant perfume of roses and fresh flora permeated the air.
Alessandro and his team really make fairytales come alive and I was totally blown away with his floral transformation of each space. It was beyond what I imagine and created with your help and guidance. One of my clearest memories was when Raffaela took me alone into our marquis before we let guests come in. I was filled with so much emotion I couldn't hold the tears back. The entire room was filled with the smell of fresh roses, hydrangeas and orchids. It was truly a dream come true!
The chosen palette was cream, white and ivory with a touch of pale pink, which all went impressively well with the architecture of the villa contrasting with the deep intense jewel tones.
The lakeside aperitif decor was designed to be a more informal, laid back style. While enjoying the views, Prosecco and local northern specialties guests were serenaded to romantic classical music and a surprise….Swiss mountain horns brought by the groom from his home country - a playful tribute to Matthias' Swiss heritage.
The dinner was served in the villa’s waterfront loggia. From the lavish décor and design choices, you were swept into Jamie and Matthias’ own Lake Como wedding paradise.
The night ended inside Villa Geno’s grand banquet hall, where Jamie, Matthias and all their guests danced the night away accompanied by a 5-piece live band.
The whole day was curated impeccably, from the wedding invitations echoing the interior of the villa, to the seating chart with matching calligraphy. Renowned Italian photographer - Christiano Ostinelli, one of Italy’s greats, captured the entire event as always highlighting the natural beauty of the region as well as our stunning couple.
Auguri to Jamie and Matthias!