FROM ICELAND TO VILLA DEL BALBIANELLO, LAKE COMO

Romantic weddings at Villa Balbianello

Berglind and Russell a sparkling wedding day with a perfect sunshine.

One of the greatest joys of being a wedding planner is the chance to meet so many wonderful couples, to share their wedding days and to be in the presence of so much love.
Each couple is so unique and everyone has a different way of showing his or her love.
Sometimes it is a fingertip caress, sometimes it is the way they are holding their hands or a warm smile. Berglind and Russell's love expression is the way they gaze into each other's eyes....and Cristiano has been able to capture this emotion on his camera.

weddings at Villa del Balbianello

Berglind and Russell live in Reykjavik. She is a wonderful Icelandic girl that fell in (reciprocate) love with a fascinating English guy and they contacted us wanting to celebrate their romantic wedding on Lake Como. A dream wedding to take place outdoors and able to sum up the perfect Italian summer's day: blue skies, sunshine, romantic sunset and lots of fun. And the day certainly smiled for them with an unbelievable sunshine! One of the most sparkling weddings at Villa Balbianello.

weddings Villa Balbianello


Berglind got ready at a lovely uphill hotel few km away from Bellagio. The view from there is of such tremendous beauty that I am sure it will forever remain a cherished memory.
She opted for a very natural hairdo and makeup and her splendid Mum helped her....under the supervision of a loving but demanding flower girl.....

Balbianello weddings hairdo

.....wanting to be as beautiful as the bride is....

Flower girl getting ready

Makeup retourch before wedding ceremony

Russell and guests reached Villa Balbianello first. Berglind, her Mum, her girlfriends and the flowergirl took the boat in Bellagio and after an amazing ride, they reached the villa Balbianello. Everything was ready for their amazing Balbianello wedding.

amazing boat ride to Balbianello

Weddings Villa Balbianello - civil ceremony

The harpist started the Pachelbel's Canon in D as the bride reached the top of the stone staircase and slowly walked down the aisle. This is always the most popular music for the bridal entrance and I love its intensity and grace.

touching moment

glamorous entrance

Balbianello wedding ceremony

Balbianello beautiful bride

weddings on lake como

Russell, you can kiss the bride now.

you can kiss the bride

balbianello kiss

While the guests were enjoying a boat ride with chilly wine aboard, Berglind and Russell had a little bit of quiet time and an amazing photo session at Balbianello.

balbianello painting

balbianello garden

At full speed...it is time to join the guests at the lovely Beach restaurant by the lake.

full speed restaurant

Weddings on Lake Como - a romantic wedding reception

This venue is the perfect place for a summer wedding, with guests enjoying the gorgeous views of the water and the sunshine in complete peace and privacy. Berglind and Russell wanted to have the venue all to themselves for dinner and dancing time.
Now that the wedding party can begin, it is a great opportunity to capture some fun and spontaneous shots.

bride girlfriends

I love this photo! Berglind and the flowergirl in the same pose.

like in a mirror

girly chit chat

best man speech

congtaulations

Weddings on Lake Como - wedding menu at the Beach restaurant

Aperitif:
Mixed puff pastry
Roulade of bresaola with aromatic goat cheese
Caprese served in minitumbler
Quiche Lorraine
Board of felino Salami
Kebabs of little tomato and mozzarella

Starter:
Bresaola (dried beef) from Val d Intelvi with rocket and parmesan cheese

First course:
Pasta in Amatriciana style with crispy bacon and sheep milk cheese.

Main course
Meat from the grill served in mixed tray in the center of tables

Dessert
Seasonal fruit salad with Italian ice cream

Wedding cake
Rich chocolate cake with white marzipan frosting.

Congratulations to Berglind and Russell. I hope you are enjoying a wonderful life together.
Love. Loretta

Berglind and Russell feedback clicking on Romantic Weddings at Villa Balbianello.

A special thank to our dedicated Lake Como wedding team which collaborate in the plannning of this fairy Villa Balbianello weddings.
Photos: Cristiano Ostinelli