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A LAVISH ITALIAN WEDDING CELEBRATION ON LAKE COMO AT VILLA BALBIANELLO
Sandy and Kevin’s wedding took place on Lake Como, at the magnificent Villa Balbianello. Many of their close friends and family travelled from all over the world to be with them on their wedding day to be part of their beautiful and lavish Italian celebration, some family members taking a little over 27 hours to reach them. Sandy and Kevin, and their wedding guests stayed at Lake Como’s famous and picturesque town of Bellagio for their duration on Lake Como, and all experienced the 5* delights of the Grand Hotel Serbelloni. On the morning of the wedding Sandy got ready with her family in her beautiful bridal suite before making her way to Villa Balbianello in an awaiting Italian Venetian speed boat. Kevin, his best men and their excited wedding guests had already arrived at the villa by boat and were enjoying the sounds of a string quartet playing on the ceremony terrace for the arrival of Sandy. Sandy’s extremely proud father walked her into the terrace area to the sound of gasps from the guests, and down the aisle to her eagerly awaiting husband to be. Following the ceremony everyone enjoyed beautifully prepared Italian food, toasted the newly married couple with cold champagne and relaxed and enjoyed the views from the elevated aperitivo terrace. Sandy and Kevin disappeared off into the villa gardens with their wedding photographer for photo’s, whilst everyone was shown to the beautifully decorated garden dining room and waited for the newly married couple. A quick dress change from Sandy and they soon made their dramatic entrance into the dining room to a standing ovation. The wedding cake was prepared and cut outside on the terrace in front of the lake, and soon after the couple performed their romantic first dance on the dance floor inside the villa, where everyone stayed and celebrated together well into the early hours of the morning before heading back to Bellagio.
“Lake Como was love at first sight, it is quite simply the most beautiful lake and wedding destination location in Italy, and we can see ourselves returning for many anniversaries in the future” – Sandy
A REVIEW OF SANDY AND KEVIN’S DESTINATION WEDDING EXPERIENCE ON LAKE COMO
“It was such an easy decision for us to chose Gemma as our wedding planner. I immediately loved her honesty and transparency when providing us with any initial information over email and then when we met her in person a couple of months later during an arranged wedding venue tour in Lake Como we found that she was as lovely, friendly and organised as we imagined. On our wedding day Gemma and her team took care of absolutely everything which enabled myself and Kevin to truly enjoy ourselves. Our dream wedding would not have happened if it wasn’t for Gemma, Thank you” – Sandy & Kevin. Read more of their lovely 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 Sandy and Kevin 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 Sandy and Kevin.
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