A VILLA BALBIANELLO WEDDING

Truly magic Lake Como Wedding

A fairy tale Lake Como wedding at Villa Balbianello following Star Wars's wedding footsteps.

Simon and Jane were looking for a dramatic setting which evoked a sense of awe in guests, provided a stunning backdrop for their photos and memories to last a lifetime. A Villa Balbianello wedding looked like the perfect choice for them and to be sure their vision could be realized at this location, they booked their flights from London to Milan. We met in Lenno in a sunny day: Simon is an attractive Englishman, fairly quiet, while Jane is a Russian sophisticated beauty and her eyes reflect the sweetness of her soul. and it was immediately clear how much they loved each other. As far as Villa Balbianello...it was love at first sight and they booked the Villa for August 3rd.

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The months leading up to their wedding day were used to plan every little detail: boat, flowers, music, food, games..and of course the cake. A wedding is never complete without a wedding cake and for Jane it was one of the highlights of her wedding day. Few hours before the wedding I was at Villa Balbianello checking the last details: the weather was mild, chairs and flowers were set under the gorgeous loggia, the musicians were ready and they seemed to caress the strings of their instruments, the air was full of expectations and excitement.

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Simon and the guests arrived first: the boat gently docked and I met a smiling, but obviously a little nervous groom. The guests were astonished on how gorgeous the venue was and they whispered how fortunate they were to be there. I adjusted Simon's buttonhole and reassured him that everything and everybody were ready. The Venetian taxi with Jane and her bridesmaids arrived ten minutes later. During the ride, the photographer made them all feel at ease and they were smiling and joking. Jane was a gorgeous bride: a very natural looking make up, long blond hair with romantic curls and a dream wedding gown.

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finishing touches

Strains of music from the violin and classical guitar sweetened the summer air, the bride walked down the aisle: truly emotional for everybody.

entrance

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A Champagne cup with delicious canapes was served after the ceremony while Jane and Simon took some candid and romantic photos at Villa Balbianello. The sheer sense of romance was palpable and perfectly pictured in these shots.

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dance

After a formal dinner it was time for dancing. From Russia with love was the first dance of this lovely couple, followed by a huge round of applause at the end!

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and finally....a gorgeous wedding cake created with care and precision by experienced hands. Exactly what Jane had always imagined!

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Romeo and Juliet was delighted to work with Jane and Simon in planning their big day!

A special thank to our dedicated Lake Como wedding team which collaborate in the plannning of this fairy Villa Balbianello wedding:
Our floral designer able to create stunning bouquet and magic atmosphere.
Our photographers able to capture a million emotions in their images and to select the best shots of the day to be projected right after the dinner.
Our musicians: professionals, kind and attentive to the timeline.
Our DJ and entertainer: sparkling, exhilarating and always open to discuss the playlist with the couples.
Our caterer:discreet, friendly and courteous at all times and a very high degree of flexibility to discuss bespoke menus.
Our maitre patisseur: the cake was fab and Jane had a wonderful smile on her face when she saw it.