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A BEAUTIFUL DESTINATION WEDDING ON LAKE COMO AT VILLA BALBIANELLO AND LIDO DI LENNO
Hannah and Chris planned and invited their family and friends to join them in Lake Como for their beautiful wedding at Villa Balbianello. The couple chose the quaint and sleepy town of Lenno to base themselves and treated their arriving guests to a pre wedding day evening aperitivo on the lake in front of a beautiful setting sun. Hannah spent the morning of her wedding day relaxing with her family over breakfast before getting ready in her villa with her mother and her five bridesmaids, included her young daughter. Hannah and Chris are Scottish and it was lovely that they wanted to incorporate Scottish traditions throughout their Italian wedding, so planned to include a tartan kilt for Chris and a traditional bagpiper to played at the venue for the arrival of the guests and Hannah’s spectacular ceremony entrance walk. A venetian speed boat took Hannah and the bridal party across the lake to the magnificent Villa Balbianello, where the sound of bagpipes could be heard playing out for their arrival. The bagpiper then slowly led Hannah up through the gardens and winding shady pathways to the magnificent wedding ceremony arches where she entered the terrace with her proud father to the sound of gasps from her awaiting guests. Following the ceremony the newly weds enjoyed time with their guests on the terrace before being led off for a spectacular photo shoot, firstly within the grounds of the villa and then out onto the lake in an Italian speedboat. Hannah and Chris’s wedding reception was held in a large white lake side marquee at the local Lido di Lenno, located just around the bay where everyone enjoyed an evening of beautiful Italian food and wine, and relaxed together in front of the lake before dancing into the early hours of the morning.
“Our wedding was perfect from start to finish, from the minute we arrived in Lenno and welcomed our friends and family, enjoying dinners and lunches by the lake, our truly magical pre wedding day evening sunset rehearsal dinner and the day of the wedding itself was just truly amazing! We couldn’t have imagined a more idillic, naturally beautiful place to have the happiest day of our lives. As soon as we saw Lake Como we both agreed straight away and wanted to get everything planned as soon as possible.” – Hannah
A REVIEW OF HANNAH AND CHRIS’S DESTINATION WEDDING EXPERIENCE ON LAKE COMO
“Gemma was superb from the minute we made contact with her. She was so helpful, her advice and information was extremely accurate and she took a huge amount of stress out of the process for us. We met Gemma 13 months before the wedding and she was able to outline, even at that stage a very specific running order for the day and was able to give us both a clear vision of what our special day would be like. Any worry we had in the planning process, Gemma was able to help us and put our mind at ease. We can’t imagine a better wedding planner with such good knowledge of the area and an ability to facilitate absolutely any request we had. We would highly recommend Gemma at My Lake Como Wedding for anyone looking for a wedding planner for their big day. Gemma and her team strived to make our day nothing but perfect, planned everything meticulously and went the extra mile to ensure this happened” – Hannah & Chris. Read more of their kind words here
IT’S ALWAYS A PLEASURE PLANNING A LAKE COMO WEDDING, AND AN HONOUR TO BE A PART OF SUCH A MILESTONE IN SOMEONE’S LIFE JOURNEY
I would like to personally thank Hannah and Chris for letting myself and my team be a part of their Lake Como wedding. It was a wonderful wedding planning journey which led to the most special and unforgettable wedding day filled with memories that will last a lifetime. I would personally also like to take this opportunity to thank and credit everyone who was involved in making this day so very special for Hannah and Chris.
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