A dreamy destination wedding on Lake Como, Italy
Robin + Anthony
Lake Como wedding on the shores of Varenna
Robin and Anthony found me through a friend, they envisaged a family orientated affair with family from afar flying in from New York, Australia, New Zealand and Texas. They chose Varenna in Lake Como, Italy as the picturesque venue for their wedding. Anthony had proposed to Robin on a boat mid-way across Lake Como the year before.
Varenna, Lake Como – Italy
Robin and Anthony managed to get most of their wedding outside, which made for a truly beautiful view. The rehearsal dinner was in a restaurant just outside of Varenna, overlooking the lake.
On the day of Robin and Anthonys wedding in Varenna, Lake Como, the videographer (Nick Malone Film) and I set out to start the day at Bridal Prep. Bridal prep was held In the hotel X, which would also be the venue for the wedding ceremony later in the day. Following bridal prep we headed over to the Groom Preparation in a cottage at the bottom of the hotel gardens, famous for their exquisite foliage and colour.
The ceremony for Robin and Anthonys Lake Como Wedding was on the edge of the lake itself in the hotel. Set outside on a large terrace area the ceremony was draped in greenery with a stunning flower arch, framing the couple against the glorious Lake Como backdrop.
As Robin walked down the aisle, the couples best friend played the guitar and keyboard to set the mood. After the stunning ceremony, the temperature had reached 35 degrees! Time for an emergency run for Coca Colas from the local shop whilst the bride and groom caught up with their friends.
Once Nick Malone Film and I had cooled down we grabbed the couple for a walk through the stunning manicured gardens of the hotel in Varenna. Capturing some truly iconic images of the couple with the stunning backdrop of Lake Como.
The night ended with a sit down meal on the terrace outside, following by moving the party inside for the remainder of the night. Something to note if your considering a wedding in Lake Como, noise pollution in the area is something the area aims to avoid so any night time music is only allowed inside.
The day after the wedding the entire wedding party headed over to Lido di lenno, lake como for a beach party – queue lots of jumping in the lake, more delicious cocktails and a fantastic day for everyone.
Flowers: Unknown Local supplier
Hair/MUA: Unknown Local supplier
Lake Como is a phenomenal wedding location, Varenna in particular is a great place to get married. The X hotel is beautiful and offers some stunning scenery of the surrounding area, and a really quaint local village to explore for portraits after the ceremony. It is a magical destination for wedding photographers with plenty of options for capturing the couple throughout the entire destination wedding. When booking a destination wedding, its pretty common for the venue to promote their local suppliers but if you’re looking for a specific style that suits you, always consider a destination wedding photographer who can bring a completely different dimension to your day because they’ve taken the time to get to know you in advance of your wedding day with FaceTime catch-ups and adventure sessions.