Such an happy and joyful event on St. Julius Island.
Photos by Leandro Biasco
On September 5th Valentina followed another sweet event on Lake Orta. Nancy and Jordan came from USA to celebrate their intimate event on this wonderful corner of Italy. They got married with a wonderful symbolic blessing in the gardens of Villa Bossi. As the matter of fact Villa Bossi can host legal civil ceremonies but also symbolic blessing. Our professional celebrant created a moving ceremony for them. Nancy wanted a white and blue themed wedding. Nancy is Chinese-American and she chose blue as her themed color. Blue in Chinese tradition is the color of water, sky, calm, tranquility and and spirituality. A perfect choice to enhance magic atmosphere of Lake Orta.?After a lovely ceremony some great photos on St. Julius Island they all reached Ristorante Ustaria Ca dal Rat. It was set with two long tables with white and blue flowers, blue runners and white and blue tailor made wedding stationary. A sweet wedding for a very sweet couple!
Photos by David Bastianoni Studio
On September 7th Alessandra and Veronica followed Mark and Bethan’s wedding on Lake Como.
A wonderful event at Villa del Balbianello. A wonderful navy blue, ivory and light blue themed wedding. The full event took place at Villa del Balbianello, a must on Lake Como. Ceremony, aperitif and reception to follow. A stunning view behind bride and groom top table with some round tables for the other guests. About 40 people arriving from UK. A great party to follow with amazing music and lot of dances.
Photos by Cristiano Ostinelli
Photos by Independent Pictures
Katiuscia followed Laura and Christian’s wedding on Lake Garda. A wonderful civil ceremony at Malcesine Castle overlooking amazing view over the lake. After some great pictures the group spent a fantastic night with gourmand dinner in one of the loveliest restaurant in the village of Malcesine. A special photographer came directly from UK to take some wonderful shots of this sweet couple.
Photos by www.christhorntonphotography.com
On the same day Valentina followed a romantic event on Lake Maggiore: Anita and Mauricio’s wedding. Anita is Italian and Mauricio is Peruvian. They live in USA and the group came of guests came from all over the world to celebrate their union.?Roman Catholic ceremony was held at San Vittore Church on Isola dei Pescatori. After a fun boat trip the full group reached Villa Rusconi Clerici for a fantastic wedding breakfast. According Italian traditions wedding reception was held a lunch with a long party afterwards.
Following Peruvian taste floral and stationary decoration were in the shades of orange. They also incorporated oranges in the decor.
The final effect was really different and incredibly pretty. Group danced all through the meal and after the party was really a blast!
Photos by Independent Pictures
Moving South on the same day Stefania and Carolina followed Jennifer and Robert’s wedding in Rome. Ceremony was held inside the church of San Pietro in Montorio just in the beating heart of the eternal city. The wedding was all in the shades of ivory and gold and for their reception bride and groom chose Villa Giovannelli Focaccia one of the most stunning venues in Rome!
Photographers came directly from the States for this wonderful couple.
This wedding is also featured on Italian Rome Wedding site.
Photos by David and Blonnie Photography
On September 15th Valentina followed another event on Lake Orta: Josh and Hannah’s wedding. A wonderful big group for a romantic wedding in Orta village. Josh and Hannah opted for a civil ceremony at Villa Bossi with a fun aperitif to follow in main square. After a boat trip and fantastic shots on St. Julius Island Hannah and Josh reached their guests at Hotel San Rocco for another aperitif and fun speeches. A gourmand dinner was served in the main room of San Rocco Hotel and then a big open bar with a fantastic rock pop band that danced the night away.
Photos by David Bastianoni
On September 16h Alessandra and Veronica followed Risto and Sayaka’s wedding on Lake Como. A muti cultural event for sure. Risto is Macedonian and Sayaka is Japanese they both live in USA. They guests came from all over the world. They opted for a symbolic blessing at Villa del Balbianello. Bride and groom were incredibly moved. Ceremony venue was decorate with wonderful flowers in big golden vases. After the ceremony bride and groom took the chance to have great photos and a short video shooting in the gardens of the Villa while their guests toured the villa itself admiring it. A boat trip back to a luxury hotel to follow to enjoy fantastic wedding dinner.
Photos by Franco Milani
On September 17 our Team followed two events.
Alessandra and Veronica followed Alan and Kriszi’s wedding on Lake Como. An amazing coral and ivory themed wedding. Ceremony and aperitif to follow was held at Villa del Balbianello with its magic view over Lake Como. For their wedding reception bride and groom chose a Beach Club where the group enjoyed a lovely aperitif and dinner. The style was wedding rustic tables and with lovely coral and ivory flowers and many fairy lights. Instead of the classical wedding cake bride and groom chose many cup cakes and groom surprised all with big sparklers at the moment of the wedding cake and toast! After the cake an ice cream cart served delicious Italian gelato to all.
Photos by Women in Wedding
On the same day Valentina and her Team followed Heather and Charlie’s wedding on Lake Maggiore. Heather and Charlie arrived from Australia to celebrate their special day. Group was intimate but the atmosphere was really festive. Heather and Charlie rented a private villa on the hills of Stresa where they held their symbolic blessing in the garden overlooking a stunning view over the Lake and Isola dei Pescatori. Just breathtaking. Bride arrived bare foot at the ceremony and the atmosphere was relaxed and very familiar. Family style dinner was served on the terrace of the villa and a great swing trio played for the group up to late a night.
Photos by Independent Pictures
On September 22nd Valentina and her Team followed Juliet and John’s wedding on Lake Maggiore. We will come soon to tell you more about this fabulous event so stay tuned! We won’t discover many surprises for now…
Juliet and John opted for a wonderful outdoor blessing in the grounds of a wonderful hotel in Baveno. Ceremony was performed by a friend of the couple and it was very moving. Decorations were rich and very stylish. After the ceremony the group moved to Isola Bella where Juliet and John hosted their guests inside the gardens of the Island. Gardens were all for them the event was really exclusive. The whole group took the change to taste a wonderful aperitif and tour the botanic gardens with any other people but them. The dinner was then served in a restaurant on Isola Pescatori. The group reached it with another boat trip. Setting was special, elegant, romantic and stylish. An opera singer and string quartet played famous Italian arias for the group and then a swing band made all dance. What a night!
Photos by Daniela Tanzi
Cheryl and Paul reached St Julius Island for amazing photos and then they lead to Ustaria Ca dal Rat for their wedding reception. Terrace of Ustaria was very elegantly decorated with tall silver and glass candelabras, lots of candles, fairy lights, white flowers and hanging flowers. Cheryl loved it.
A dj played for them after the huge wedding cake cut.
Photos by David Bastianoni Alessandra and Veronica: Sydney and Luca’s wedding. They opted for a civil ceremony in a hotel on the shores with a boat trip to follow and reception in the same hotel of the ceremony. The group included also bride and groom’s respective kids who made the day very special for them as family. A very simple but fun wedding for all. Sydney wanted a vintage theme and lots of flowers. It was also very humanitarian. As special wedding grift bride and groom asked to donate some founds to help African countries.
Photos by Davide Zanoni Valentina followed another pretty wedding on Lake Orta. A Scottish themed wedding. Every year a Scottish wedding cannot miss on Lake Orta! Rachel and Crawford said I do inside the Church of Maria Assunta in Orta. Crawford wore his kilt as many other guests of the party, But most of all a bag piper piped the wedding party to the church playing some great traditional Scottish music. After the ceremony the group took a boat to reach St. Julius Island for a wonderful aperitif and some great photos.
Wedding reception was planned at Ustaria Ca dal Rat and piper accompanied the group.
A travel themed wedding with many vintage details and a lot of fun for the whole group who danced up to late.
This wedding is also featured on Italian Ethnic Wedding site.
Photos by Independent Pictures Ava and Paul tied the knot on 28th September. Ceremony and wedding reception was held all in the same venue with a stunning view over the sea. The panorama was simply enchanting and wedding reception was luxury, stylish and elegant all in white with big orchids cascades and crystals. We will come soon to tell you more about this amazing wedding.
Photographers came directly from USA to take amazing photos of this great event!
This wedding is also featured on Italian Seaside Wedding site
Photos by The League of Extraordinary Artists
We cannot forget also some of our couples who decided to elope in Italy in September. We really cannot add all of them in our post as it will be incredibly long but we really want to send out massive congratulations to:
- Christina and Ken eloped on September 1st in Ravello on Amalfi Coast.
- Lindsay and James eloped on September 2nd in Tuscany.
- Sarah and Stuart eloped on September 7th on Lake Maggiore.
- Mark and Rebecca on 8th September on Lake Como.
- Lauren and Sam on 8th September on Lake Orta.
- Ajda and Sebastian eloped on September 9th on Lake Orta.
- Chiara and Massimo’s wedding on September 16th on Lake Bracciano.
- Cindy and Timothy eloped on 24 September in Positano and Sorrento on Amalfi Coast.
- Chris and Brian eloped on 29 September on Lake Como.
- Susan and John elope on 30 September on Lake Como.
Last but not least a very special thanks to all couples who chose us and while closing our season we really want to thank all our professionals, vendors, wedding venues, colleagues, friends and families who worked hard with us to make all this beauty happen.
Working as a Team with all of you was a great pleasure and real honour. We are looking forward to a new successful season for 2017!
Thanks to our many readers who keep on following us with passion. Thanks also to our web master for this incredible work putting together our texts, photos creating interesting content for our site.
But it is not over …yet! We will come back to you again before Christmas time for another Just Married post with our Fall/Winter events waiting to come back for Summer 2017.