Lake Como Weddings

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Persian Wedding in Lake Como

Persian Wedding in Lake Como The situation is very simple. Leila and Gaspare live in Texas (USA) Leila is of Persian origin Gaspare is of Italian-Chinese-Philippine origins born in Australia (I hope I am not wrong) They got married in Italy, on Lake Como, at Villa Aura del Lago. This trip around of the world in one day brought in front of my lenses and in in front of my eyes, a mix of cultures, traditions and colors truly unique and unrepeatable. This is the marriage of Leila and Gaspare. In this wedding there was everything, the Catholic ceremony in a beautiful church overlooking the lake. The Persian ceremony in the villa. I appreciated the lightness, the amused expressions of all the women who actively participated. …

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Destination Wedding – Jewish wedding in Belgium

Destination Wedding – Jewish  wedding in Belgium It isn’t the destination which reminds me the trip but the people I meet. October 21st, 2017, I take the plane around noon from Malpensa, Milan, in the afternoon friends are waiting for me in Antwerp, Belgium. I arrive at the hotel, I go out with my little Ricoh GR II, I make some street photography, I become familiar with a lively, multicultural city, full of history. Charming. Tomorrow I will photograph the marriage of Benjamin and Seda. But tonight I will meet with old “friends”, Philippe, Patrick and Dominique. On July 27, 2016 I photographed the wedding of a wonderful couple from Belgium in Varenna, Lake Como . … Patrick and Dominique … With them, it seemed as if …

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Best Wedding Venues for astounding wedding photos in Italy

Guest post: Best Wedding Venues for astounding wedding photos in Italy Let me introduce the guest post author of today, Katie Jones  from orlajames.com. She loves to write, travel, practice yoga and read at any available moment! Currently writing for Orla James she adores living by the sea in Brighton UK with all of its creative opportunities that it brings.   Getting married is always a magical and romantic event. With love in the air, you and your partner want everything to be absolutely perfect. Apart from the fanfare that follows the ceremony, family, friends, and love, what is also important is your venue or location. If you’re looking for a beautiful venue that has beaches, mountains, clear waters, Villas, Castles, …

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Wedding in Villa Regina Teodolinda – Laglio

Wedding in Villa Regina Teodolinda – Laglio It’s been almost a year I know Mailin and Thomas. I photographed them with Leopold, their smily child, in a family portrait on Lake Como. Then the civil wedding in Como, in spring. And at the end of the summer it was the most natural thing for me to photograph their wedding in Laglio, in the intimate Villa Regina Teodolinda, overlooking the lake. And in fact I enjoyed from the first to last minute of this day. Thomas is a smiling and fun person, but when the moment becomes intense, he doesn’t  fail to show his feelings. Mailin, calm and romantic. Curious, she looked often out of the window the arrival of the guests. She looked like …

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Jewish Elopement at Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Lake Como

 Jewish Elopement at Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Lake Como A small, intimate jewish elopement in Lake Como. He is a Canadian, smiling and calm. She is very young and beautiful. Attentive to all the details and with even two dresses. Everything happened at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, first in the suite for the getting ready. Then the “fashion” shooting that Katrin asked me was really easy with her. Here are some shots: Thanks to Nicole, event Manager at Gran Hotel Tremezzo and Ornella MakeUp and Hair artist by Hair-Point . Here the slideshow of the elopement at Grand Hotel Tremezzo:   Here in Italian: Matrimonio intimo al Grand Hotel Tremezzo  

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An intimate and romantic wedding at Villa del Balbianello – Lake Como

An intimate and romantic wedding at Villa del Balbianello – Lake Como Sometimes it takes only a few words, of those who can write well, to describe the love between two people. The words of  Scott Matthew in Surgery can give that feeling. Scott describes that mystery and for a moment it seems clear but in a few seconds fades again. Listen to it if you like. Here you can find the lyrics : https://genius.com/Scott-matthew-surgery-lyrics Telling the story of Michelle and Matthew in pictures is the same challenge. I was in front of true love, physically perceived while looking at them under the loggia of Villa del Balbianello. An intimate wedding, a few guests who were silent like me facing something rare. We were all …

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From the Fjords to Lake Como, the step is short – Norwegian Wedding at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo

From the Fjords to Lake Como, the step is short – Norwegian Wedding at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo Entering the suite the front window almost blinds me, the lake is like a mirror and the light explodes in the room, passing thought the dress. I see Ursula, her fingers flew on her Mac’s keyboard,  she was finishing the readings of her witnesses I guess. His eyes fixed on the screen, her shoulders straight, motionless. I felt a little tension in the air. Her friends move fast in the room. They adjust the dress, hide some suitcases. They said something in Norwegian, I didn’t understand of course, but I think they wanted to reset the room for the photos ;). Mikkel and Ursula came from Norway to marry on …

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Wedding at Villa Monastero Pax – Lenno – Rachell and Chris

Wedding at Villa Monastero Pax – Lenno – Rachell and Chris I have to tell the truth, I didn’t have the opportunity to meet Rachell and Chris before the wedding, it often happens, the distance plays against me and this English couple have been presented to me the same day of wedding by Gemma (My Lake Como Wedding), the warm wedding planner who organized this event. Yes, warm, but I’ll tell you later. I said I didn’t really know Rachel and Chris so I can’t tell a lot about them. I have been shiny entering in their day, as always, watching them before photographing them. I saw Chris, passionate and smiling, happy to be surrounded by his friends, cheerful but caring for him. He seemed very quiet, but …

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Testimonial Varenna wedding photographer, Lake Como

Testimonial Varenna wedding, Lake Como ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5.0/5.0 Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0 Polly said… We knew Matteo was the perfect photographer for our wedding day from the moment we first met with him back in 2016. He is absolutely charming, attentive and really took the time to understand what we were looking for him to capture on our day. On the run up to the wedding Matteo was always contactable despite him being very busy with wedding season already underway. On the day itself as soon as he arrived the bridal party instantly felt more relaxed. He was so calm and reassuring, he even helped my sister and I (bride) with my veil! …

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Let go, a risk that’s worth taking – Wedding in Bellagio Lake Como

Let go, a risk that’s worth taking When I started doing this “job” I wasn’t very aware that the emotional involvement of the photographer is so important. Getting into empathy for me means really love and take care about my couples. So everything becomes more natural and the click at the right time comes as a gift, you shouldn’t look for it. And one day it happens this wedding, where the only thing to do is let it go, get it. Thanks to the people I met that day. For example her mother, Sharon, welcomed me so warmly that I saw my mother in her eyes. And of course Adriana and Rob and many others. Sometimes, however, letting go is expose yourself, becoming vulnerable, but with Adriana …

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Wedding album for the anniversary – A wedding in Varenna

Wedding album for the anniversary  – A wedding in Varenna Alan, very organized, full of energy, always smiling. Orlaith, excited, shine, watched him all day with her big eyes. These are the two spouses who from Ireland have chosen Varenna for their marriage. It was a hot day, Alan welcomed me immediately in the villa where Orlaith and her bridesmaids were preparing. Then, of course, he disappeared, leaving the women quiet. This happened a year ago. A few weeks ago Alan and Orlaith wrote me because he wanted to create the album on time for their first anniversary. We created it together in a few days and sent it for printing The UPS took charge of the package, the anniversary is next week, I followed the tracking with …

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“It can’t rain all the time” – Wedding at Villa Parravicini – Felicity and Simon

“It can’t rain all the time” – Marriage at Villa Parravicini – Felicity and Simon And instead it rained, in this actually happy wedding held between Villa del Balbianello and Villa Parravicini, weather didn’t gave us peace. Not even 10 minutes, it rained all the time. We would go to Villa del Balbianello by boat and instead we got into a bus. We would make some shots on the lake of Como walk, near the villa, and instead no, thunderstorms the whole day and night. I’ve never seen a couple so smiling, they never missed their good mood. Felicity and Simon and all their guests had a great time. The wedding were magically handled by Alessandra, Veronica and Davide of …

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The brides moms. A wedding at Castello di Rossino

The brides moms. A wedding at Castello di Rossino Sian and Angelo are an Italo-English couple, Angelo is Italian, Dad’s a great chef in England, Sian is pure British blood! And of course they chose among the most suggestive locations we are lucky to have here on Lake Como. They married in the Villa del Balbianello and then celebrated the party in Rossino Castle in Calolziocorte, on the branch of Lecco lake. The castle enjoys an incredible view, on one side the lake, the other side across the valley. Sian to Angelo, they have a beautiful boy who has been calm and smiling the whole day. Brides moms are something unique to watch and photograph. I met them the year before the wedding …

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Small Intimate wedding … a perfect wedding on Lake Como

Small Intimate wedding … a perfect wedding on Lake Como We often talk about it, myself and Vittore, small, intimate weddings, are our favorites. You create a good energy, you get in touch and you know a little more about our spouses. Patrick, an aviation pilot, and Dominique wrote to me from Belgium by starting their email in Italian and then continuing to English. This kind touch made me realize that we could match. I meet them in Como a few months later, in Visini place, a well-known local food and wine shop, Patrick proposes the place and this confirmed that we can really become friends 😉. And so it was, we met, they have a son who could play the Great Gatsby as …

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Those minutes before to go – Wedding at Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Those minutes before to go – Wedding at Grand Hotel Tremezzo The cap of the bottle of Champagne splashes fast and foam flying high, almost up to me, I  shoot that moment that surprised everyone. I jumped, but my finger clicked by itself. This is the start of a wedding day in Lake Como, it’ s September, a strong light enters from the large window. After this chill, quiet  is restored in the suite of the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Faye relaxes, her friends and her mom joke in  the other room. From the terrace you can see Jamie having a drink with the other guests near the pool. They are about to move to Villa Balbianello for the ceremony. Faye is ready, she is alone only a …

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The Lady of The Lake – Guest post by ®Diane Rossi

The Lady of The Lake I met Celebrant and Writer Diane Rossi for the first time when asked to photograph a fabulous wedding ceremony in Varenna in 2007. Diane and her husband Giuseppe have been Celebrants and Officiants since 2005 and take their vocation very seriously. Every ceremony comes straight from the heart. Visit them to learn more at: (www.blessingsfromitaly.com) They work all over Italy and the rest of Europe. Diane is published in several wedding Blogs and I invited her to write as a guest Blogger for my site. I am delighted to share her eloquent article celebrating beauty of mind, body and spirit.. and of course the stunning area of Lake Como! They may not be legendary rulers …

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Waiting for the magic moment, just that.

Waiting for the magic moment, just that. Small water droplets on the petals shine by the light from the window. From here you can see the guests arriving, one by one or in small groups. Ordered, curious and amazed. Perhaps by the beauty of the lake. Villa Regina Teodolinda lies elegant and quiet facing the water. Siham is hiding behind the curtain and, curious, looks who’s coming. It ‘s time to make up, get ready, but it seems she still want to put off a bit. Today condense months of projects, preparations, hopes, doubts, figuring. I’m here just to give shape to those images, I discretely sneak into this world that lasts a day. Siham is from Morocco, she is a Mediterranean beauty with a …

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Intimate wedding in Villa Lario, Lake Como

Intimate wedding in Villa Lario, Lake Como Carly and Craig, 21st June 2016 Within the fabulous dependance Villa Lario had reserved for her and I found Carly quietly putting the rings and the parure on the bed. She would wear it a little later. The dress was hanging on the large window. She, shine, quiet, looking at all the details,  welcomed me as a friend. Carly wears an elegant gown of satin and sits relying on quick hands of the hair-stylist. Carly’s fingers didn’t stop for a moment, she were fixing her robe, checking the phone or the already perfect nails. I see so many brides at this particular moment experiencing a little of insecurity. As much as I can I try to be close and reassure her, helping Carly in the …

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Testimonial engagement photographer in Lake Como

Testimonial engagement photographer in Lake Como Salina said…  It has definitely been a fantastic engagement photography experience with Matteo. We as someone havent ever visited Italy, Matteo offered us great suggestions on venues/ time for photo-taking. He has been responsive on all the enquiries we had. With the unpredictable weather, Matteo has been veryflexible in allowing us to make the final decision in the same morning if we go ahead with the photo-taking – he just didnt want us to waste the time and money on this important album of our lives – thanks for being so kind to us. We were a bit nervous before the session not knowing how it would be – it has been proved to …

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Wedding at Villa del Balbianello and Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Emily and Wayne, September 30th, 2015

Wedding at Villa del Balbianello and Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Emily and Wayne, September 30th, 2015 Emily was alone in the room where she prepared herself and all the guests were heading towards the place of the ceremony. The finishing touches to her lips. Someone knocked on the door, it was her dad. He looked at her speechless, he will soon bring Emily to Wayne. Ten minutes in which all the insecurities of a bride manifest, but her father was there to reassure her. I felt like an intruder and of course I went in a corner of the room, shooting from time to time to give them the memory of the strongest moment of the day. Emily is a strong woman, determined, with strong will. During the year …

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