Lake Como Weddings

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A wedding and the final of the European Championships on Lake Como – Cadenabbia – Michael & Sky

From Cadenabbia you can see Bellagio, if the sky is clear maybe Varenna too. You are a stone’s throw from Villa Carlotta and the Grand Hotel Tremezzo. It is the heart of Lake Como where the Grand Hotel Cadenabbia stands with its imposing staircase, pieces of art and breathtaking terrace. It is the oldest hotel on Lake Como, it was opened as a Cadenabbia Inn in 1802 and from that day it hosted first English travelers, then emperors, kings, heads of state and even Queen Victoria. Today the guests are Michael and Sky, a Californian couple. Reserved, elegant. With a large family that accompanies them on this adventure that was their wedding on Lake Como. The event is intimate, the …

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Lake Como Wedding Photographer – Villa Cipressi – Varenna

If there is a place where I feel at home in Lake Como, it’s Varenna. Here I shot my first wedding as a professional wedding photographer and here I return every year for new weddings, elopements or engagement photoshootings. Villa Cipressi, the Vezio Castle, the red bridge and the colorful fishermen’s houses make Varenna a unique place in the world. This is where I take customers who ask me for the most suggestive location in Lake Como. And it’s precisely at Villa Cipressi that I met Mirsada and Sebastian with their little smiling boy James. A family who came from Germany to discover incredible places. The wedding was intimate and the dinner turned to sunset. Mirsada and Sebastian danced in …

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Wedding photographer in Castello di Petrata – Assisi, Italy

Looking out the window of my hotel I see Assisi protruding from the hills, surrounded by waves of trees blown by the wind, and down there the yellowing wheat fields. A little further on there is the Petrata Castle, alone, it looks at 360 degrees, the sky is gray, for now, but it’s getting better.There will be Sara and Ettore’s wedding, and I’m here to photograph it. The Castle is surrounded by a fantastic park, you can see the basilica of San Francesco in the distance. The aperitif before dinner is widespread. A group of friends are joking. The parents and the grandmother sit down and chat. Music fills the laughter. The candlelit dinner does not suggest the great party …

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Anniversary in Bellagio – Lake Como – Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

20 years ago Lake Como began to become popular for couples from all over the world as a place for their destination wedding. The big hotels such as the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo have ushered in a new era for the most elegant lake in the world. And just 20 years ago, two pioneers of destination weddings in Italy flew to Bellagio for a ceremony overlooking the lake. Here are some shots taken directly from the album that Lisa sent me just recently. I wasn’t the photographer, at the time maybe I was learning the trade. Time goes by, life goes fast. In love like the first day they wrote to me because they …

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Isola del Garda Wedding photographer – Rebecca and Richard

Mid September, it’s very hot on Lake Garda today.Walking through the streets of Saló, I avoid the sunny lake walk and I arrive at the apartment where Rebecca is getting ready.There are girlfriends, mum, two twin smiling girls running around. I meet Samantha Pretto, the Makup artist. We often work together between Lake Como and Garda. She is simply phenomenal and always puts at ease the most agitated brides. I could tell a story about every phase of this wedding, the boat, the splendid Isola del Garda, the speeches, the candlelit dinner and the laughters during the exchange of the rings, but I will tell a unique moment that I photographed.Often during a wedding photo shoot I photograph, observe and …

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Engagement in Villa del Balbianello – Hugh and Lina

Late October, the leaves vibrate a thousand colors, the wind makes the boats dance slightly on the water. The view from the top of the villa is almost 360° on Lake Como, the mountains are close and you hear the bell towers that looks so small from here. It’s a popular place, but in some moments very quiet. I always arrive early in Villa del Balbianello, looking for new corners and photographing the landscape that changes with the changing light and seasons. I am not landscape photographer guy, but the only picture of this kind that I printed and hung at home I took it from here. I am here to photograph Hugh and Lina’s engagement. Lina doesn’t know anything. …

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LGBT Wedding photographer

LGBT Love – Wedding in Trentino This is not a post on LGBT, Gay or samesex marriage, this post is about love. Here the story: Backpack and cameras are ready and ,  after a long trip, Vittore and I arrived in a magical place called Trentino. The mountains are reflected on the lakes, the leaves are rapidly changing color, the sun is hot but in the shade you immediately realize that we are in October and over 1000m of altitude. Comfortable shoes, cameras in hand, let’s take a look around. We found the perfect places for our shooting. So here are the ingredients of our recipe: – The mountains of Trentino, always there, always changing – Two girls, beautiful, romantic …

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Wedding photographer Venice !

Bride day in Venice ! Every time I think at the most beautiful places for a wedding, Venice is at top 10 list. Then something magic happened. What happened? Me, Claudia (Fiori di Testa magician and Wedding (fabulous) Planner) and Federica (makeup ARTIST!) decided to locate a shooting in this incredible place. VENICE! And so we did it. We studied the palette, the patterns of Venice and the bride’s dress with Atelier Bolzano. And Micaela (the model) was just the perfect match. Me and Vittore Buzzi at the cameras. Shake with some ice… and this is the result.   Some Weddings:   Lake Garda, calm but impressive. Villa Fiordaliso wedding wedding of Sabine and Bart A tea in Venice, intimate wedding – …

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Villa del Balbianello Wedding photographer – Lake Como

Villa del Balbianello Wedding day The boats arrive with the guests to Villa di Balbianello’s dock. Black tuxedos and bow ties, very high heels, colorful and bright clothes, English hats. They come a little at a time, chatting and laughing. Getting married with the children watching you from the front row it a strong feeling. They are there with the expression of those who see the film of their life. It means believing in that, taking a day for themselves, after a life dedicated to the family. Doing it in Lake Como, in such a unique and elegant villa is a dream. Flowers, imperial tables, fun and music. Surrounded by windows overlooking the lake, that look like paintings by Sergio …

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Wedding Villa Lario Resort – Mandello Lake Como

Wedding Villa Lario Resort – Mandello Lake Como Warm light reflects on the water of the lake and enters through the window that overlooks the small @Villa Lario Resort‘S dock. A little girl tries on her princess dress and her little cousin runs naked into the room laughing. He runs looking back, pursued by his aunt, and literally invests the bed, which blocks him, softly. Taylor is ready, waiting for her dad coming in seconds. It’s a strong moment. I have rarely seen fathers resist to tears and daughters to hugs. Outside there is Jack who is waiting with their baby in his arms. Jack is certainly trained for moments of tension, he is a professional footballer  of Derby County Team (47 goals in …

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Argentine wedding on Lake Como

Argentine wedding on Lake Como Imagine living in a land as splendid as Argentina. Patagonia, el Calafate, Ushaia (La fine del Mundo) … are just some incredible places in this beautiful land. Imagine that you decide to get married. Imagine where. A different and exotic place, magical and romantic. Imagine Italy, Lake Como, the silence of the peaceful water and the sun disappearing behind the mountains. Villa Aura del Lago, Limonta. The large terrace overlooks the mountains and below them a Riva boat buzz. The pool is immobile, the trees defend it from the sun. Maria Belen and Gonzalo, with their cheerful families, arrived a few days ago. It’s an intimate marriage, I switch between the room of Gonzalo and …

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Wedding at Villa Erba – Cernobbio – Lake Como

Wedding at Villa Erba – Cernobbio – Lake Como Texas, a few years ago. Martina and Andrea don’t know each other. They are both in Texas for work, in the same hotel. They do two different jobs, different worlds. They meet casually thousands of miles from home. Andrea had an important work commitment that evening, but the meeting destabilised the evening’s program. He called the person in charge and canceled his plans because he met a girl, Martina. They are on the other side of the world and discover they are both from Bellano. The small village on Lake Como where Andrea Vitali tells his mystery stories. Bellano, Lake Como, today. A few years have passed, in the meantime two …

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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 front of my eyes, a mix of cultures, traditions and colours 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. Traditional …

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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 The wedding story in Villa del Balbianello 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 …

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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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