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AN ALFRESCO DESTINATION WEDDING CELEBRATION ON LAKE COMO AT VILLA CIPRESSI
Sarah and Matt always dreamed about getting married alfresco, somewhere warm abroad and by the water. Their love for Italy made their initial wedding destination search an easy one, and the Italian lakes quickly become top of the list. Lake Como was to be their first, and last, stop on their search for that dream destination, falling in love instantly with the picturesque lakeside town of Varenna. Just over a year later they arrived back in Varenna, this time joined by many close friends and family who all wanted to share their special day with them. Sarah and Matt’s wedding took place at Villa Cipressi, a large private villa located on the lake side on the edge of the town. The ceremony took place on a small romantic terrace, accessed via a large outdoor stone staircase making Sarah’s ceremony entrance truly breathtaking. It was a beautiful and emotional ceremony accompanied by the soft sounds of a harp playing on the terrace in front of them. Following the ceremony a delicious Italian food and drink aperitivo was served outside on an adjoining terrace overlooking the lake. Sarah and Matt then disappeared with their photographer into the villa’s ancient botanical gardens, and down to the private lake side steps for some incredible photos. Dinner was served alfresco, just as they had always dreamed of, outside in the villa’s walled courtyard under a warm setting sun. The romantic glow of candle lanterns, and a canopy of soft clear light bulbs spanning the courtyard replaced the fading sunlight and provided everyone with a beautiful and romantic evening atmosphere. Sarah and Matt cut their Italian style wedding cake in front of the water fountain before heading inside the villa via a tunnel of sparklers for their first dance. A DJ made sure know one left the dance floor until the early hours of the morning when everyone retired to their rooms to conclude what was a truly exciting and unforgettable wedding day for all.
“Our wedding was magical, our guests never imagined that Lake Como would be as beautiful as it was. They constantly thank us for inviting them to the ‘wedding of the century” – Sarah
A REVIEW OF SARAH AND MATT’S DESTINATION WEDDING EXPERIENCE ON LAKE COMO
“Hand on my heart I can honestly say that my wedding would not have turned out the way it did if it was not for Gemma and her team at My Lake Como Wedding. Gemma is so professional and has an amazing eye for detail. From start to finish planning my wedding was an utter joy and I didn’t feel at all stressed as I knew she had everything in hand. I trusted her completely to arrange every aspect of my wedding, from planning the day, decorating the venue and suggesting exciting wedding day services, it was more than I could have ever dreamed of. Thank you Gemma” – Sarah & 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 Sarah 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 Sarah and Matt.
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