Anna had been a bridesmaid in one of my previous weddings on Lake Como, so contacting me was easy for her – as much as getting to know her better was for me!
Initially, her idea was to get married in Tuscany or on Lake Garda. We therefore met in Pisa and started touring the hills in the Chianti region, seeking the perfect location, capable of hosting around 80 guests during the reception and featuring around 10 bedrooms in total.
From there, we set for Salò to visit other, marvellous places on Lake Garda, among which the ro-mantic Isola del Garda, which seemed to be their favourite location.
By chance, we happened to end our tour on Lake Como, just to visit Villa Regina Teodolinda, that has recently been reopened under new management. The choice was immediate: Teodolinda per-fectly matched their demand for space and number of rooms.
Anna and Giuseppe therefore return on a hot summer day for their end-of-August wedding.
In line with tradition, bride and groom bid each other good bye the day before, to prepare in two dif-ferent locations and meet again at the ceremony: the bride stays at the main villa, while Giuseppe moves to a magnificent villa in Tremezzo, where he starts toasting with friends early in the morning!
The ceremony is held in Villa Carlotta, around 20 minutes away from the villa and, immediately after the ceremony, everyone enjoys a refreshing ice cream before the celebration of this oh-so-romantic wedding is continued amid toasting, laughing, hugging and dancing on board of a boat on Lake Como.
Entering the villa, that has meanwhile been set up for the party, guests are plunged in a romantic atmosphere, with a thousand pastel shades of pink, orange and white, delicate roses, baby’s breath and candles in alternating tall and short centrepieces. To make the setting up even more romantic, I suggested to the couple a shabby chic style, with pearl grey and pink coasters.
Just like in every “White Emotion” wedding, a very personal touch simply could not be missing: guest tables were named after the couple’s favourite dogs, which are – as I had the chance to learn – their true passion.
Congratulations to Anna and Giuseppe, a sweet and romantic couple to whom I wish a fabulous life together.
Location: Villa Regina Teodolinda
Ceremony: Villa Carlotta
Photos: Cristiano Ostinelli
Music: Blunotte Eventi
Flowers: Vertuani Fiori