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A BEAUTIFUL DESTINATION WEDDING CEREMONY ON LAKE COMO AT VILLA CARLOTTA AND A MARQUEE FAIRYTALE RECEPTION ON A HILLSIDE ABOVE THE LAKE
Laylah and Matt invited their family and friends to join them in Lake Como for what was a truly unforgettable fairytale destination wedding experience. Lake Como has always held a special place in their hearts and played an extremely important part in the couples engagement when Matt whisked Laylah off on a surprise trip to the lake a couple of years prior to their wedding date. The grand lake side Villa Carlotta hosted the couples beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony whilst the wedding reception was held on the opposite side of the lake high up in a secluded grassy clearing on the hillside. Laylah spent the morning of the wedding day relaxing in the sunshine before getting ready with her bridesmaids in a private villa and then made her way to the wedding ceremony in a beautiful wooden Venetian speed boat. Laylah walked down the aisle with her mother toward a very excited awaiting husband to be. The wedding ceremony was beautiful, emotional and finished with a shower of applause and confetti from the guests as they walked back up the aisle now husband and wife. A refreshing champagne aperitivo awaited the guests on the terrace whilst Matt and Laylah enjoyed a photo shoot with their photographer in the grounds of the villa and out on the lake in an Italian Riva style speed boat. A large guest boat took the guests from the ceremony location across the lake to the picturesque town of Varenna where they were then taken up to the secret wedding reception location. Laylah and Matt contacted us initially wanting a completely private location for their evening wedding celebration, somewhere that offered incredible views out over Lake Como and that could be secretly transformed into a unique fairytale wedding wonderland. That once simple grassy clearing on the hillside was soon beautifully transformed into the fairytale wedding wonderland they had always dreamed of, including a clear roof marquee draped in fairy lights, a candle and lantern filled woodland with lounging chairs and an outdoor dance floor covered in vintage clear festival bulbs. Following their arrival rustic Italian food and drink aperitivo and a delicious wedding dinner served in the marquee, the wedding cake was cut, the champagne was sprayed and the couple took to the outdoor dance floor for their romantic first dance under a starry sky. A live rock band ensured everyone stayed on the dance floor and kept the celebrations going well into the early hours of the morning.
“The wedding was beautiful, champagne and photographs at the villa followed by a speedboat trip of a lifetime to our secret fairytale wedding reception on a secluded hillside overlooking the lake! We felt like movie stars”! – Laylah
A REVIEW OF LAYLAH AND MATT’S DESTINATION WEDDING EXPERIENCE ON LAKE COMO
“Thank you Gemma. Ourwedding was the happiest day of our lives, we literally loved every moment. We were surrounded by fabulous friends and family in the most romantic place in the world! It was so much fun, everything went perfectly to plan and we couldn’t have wished for anything more” – Laylah and Matt. 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 Laylah and Matt 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 Laylah and Matt.
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