Autumn wedding on Lake Garda
Unable to resist romantic lounges with roaring fireplaces, it was a fitting choice that Roget decided to propose at a quaint French Bistro in the East Village. Getting down on one knee next to a warm fireplace, he proposed and Bree quickly said, “Yes!” It was mid-December and a wonderful beginning to the Holiday season.
From the outset, the couple decided that a destination wedding surrounded by close family and friends would be the perfect scenario and together the couple worked to make that dream a reality. Because of its beautiful landscapes, historic villas and easy access for family arriving from France and the U.S., Italy was chosen as the destination. Roget and Bree wanted the location to be both historic and on the water.
The wedding was divided into two days: a civil ceremony on the first day with a symbolic ceremony taking place the day after.
The civil ceremony was officiated in the town hall of Gardone Sopra, followed by a walk through the village and an intimate lunch at an incredible trattoria in the town center. Casual in nature, the guests began to settle in and prepare for the next day’s more grandiose ceremony.
A magic atmosphere for the ceremony at Isola del Garda
The symbolic ceremony was a fairy tale and one of those rare moments where everything goes perfectly.
Rain had been forecasted for the big day, but in a turn of great fortune, the sun rose giving way to a beautiful, clear blue sky. The groom and guests were taken by boat to the ceremony’s location, Isola del Garda, a magnificent villa on a private island in the center of the lake. As the guests approached by boat, jaws dropped at the stunning beauty of the scene.
The Bride and her father were brought separately by speed boat and from the elevated Loggia of the villa, the guests watched while being serenaded by a harpist and violinist as the Bride’s boat arrived.
Overlooking the lake and surrounded by sunshine and family, the couple exchanged vows and shared in the joy felt by all those present.
A night party in Gardone Riviera
Having incredible food for the reception was of utmost importance to the couple and this Michelin-starred restaurant on the lake shore, surpassed all expectations. All of the ingredients were locally sourced and with the arrival of the couple by boat, so began the unending procession of unbelievable hors-d’ouevres underscored by music performed by a local jazz quartet. The fete later moved indoors where a 4-course dinner was served amidst a bevy of red roses. With the wedding cake finale, the newlywed couple was delighted and grateful that their special day unfolded perfectly.