Alex and Natalia Wedding

Lake Como, the retreat of aristocrats and wealthy people and its many villas and palaces was the perfect background for the romantic wedding of Natalia and Alexander from Russia, who decided to get married this summer and plan their wedding in 3 months!

In fact one day during one of their shopping visits in Milan in May they decided to get married in Lake Como by the end of August.


Among the different villas proposed, they chose Villa Regina Teodolinda for their romantic “I do”, and shared the laid back atmosphere of this villa with the close relatives and friends. A 2 days celebration for about 30 guests, many of them in Italy for the first time.

Where to start to plan a wedding with such a short notice? The choice of the location and the paperwork for the legal validity of the wedding were the priorities. It was not easy to find availability as most of the locations were already fully booked. But with the flexibility on the date from Alexander and Natalie and some last minute cancellation, we defined the date for August 23rd at Villa Regina Teodolinda, on the western shores of Lake Como.

At 4 pm the civil ceremony and the reception took place at the villa: all the guests were admiring Natalia, this beautiful young girl who resembled and princess from a fairy tale.


2 months before the wedding she came to Milan for shopping because she wanted to be fashion, elegant and with international touch.

Together with her personal shopper Alyona (www.ale-che.com), she went to Aimee Spose atelier in via Montenapoleone and there it was: the perfect dress for Natalia.

An antique pink princess style wedding dress, with the bustier all decorated with pearls and Swarovski crystals,the full skirt made of light organza with 3 metres trail.

Perfect complement to the look: a crystal tiara,earrings and bracelet and crystal open toe Jimmy Choo shoes.

The groom was no less than a prince, perfect for the Lake Como fairy tale in his velvet blue Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo. Here as well the personal shopper was of great support, as she knew how the bridal dress was so she advised for the perfect matching.

As details are important in the wedding planning and in the look as well, the groom choose perfectly also the accessories: patent leather Dolce and Gabbana shoes.

Follow us next week to know more about this elegant Como lake Wedding: we will talk about the flowers, reception and party. Stay tuned!