Today, after 7 years, we love to remember this unforgettable day thanks to bride and groom’s words and new photos! Here below you can find the original text we posted on Italian Lakes Wedding back in 2013. Following in blockquote box, you can read the memory of this special day by bride and groom directly. Have a great time reading it and congratulations again to Georgia and Davide!
Giorgia and Davide our original and sport couple!
Giorgia and Davide are a lovely couple who decided to tie the knot on 21 September 2013 at Ristorante Belvedere on Isola Pescatori. What’s different in it?
Giorgia and Davide are a wonderful couple who decided to tie the knot on 21 September 2013. Their reception was planned at Ristorante Belvedere on Isola Pescatori on Lake Maggiore. Well, their wedding could seem similar to others we told you about, but they did something really different!!
These amazing guys decided for a very original way to reach the Island for their reception… on a motorboat? on a vintage speedboat? NO! They swam to the reception!
We are not joking! Giorgia and Davide are two good swimmers and they decided to surprise their guests with a very different entrance! They got on a boat on mainland and, once they reached the middle of the lake, they dived into Lake Maggiore waters tied to a big red ballon.
Their friends, relatives and also some tourists were all waiting for them at the beach of the Island. Ristorante Belvedere staff welcome them with a toweling robe and a glass of Prosecco for the toast!
While guests reached Ristorante Belvedere restaurant for the aperitif on the terrace overlooking the lake, bride and groom had a shower and got back in their wedding dress and suit. And the party started!
A great party on Lake Maggiore ended with the cutting of the cake at sunset. A wonderful sunset on Lake Maggiore.
Bride and groom telling us the story of their original wedding on Lake Maggiore
The story of an original wedding on Lake Maggiore
After 7 years I remember well every single moment of our wedding on Lake Maggiore.
I remember the excitement and the surprise we prepared for our family and friends and our challenge to swim to our beloved Isola Pescatori we chose for our big day.
We planned every detail and we would love to thank the staff at Ristorante Belvedere on Isola Pescatori, Lara and Paco in particular.
After the ceremony at Abbazia di San Donato in Sesto Calende we reached Villa Ruscello in Baveno on our yellow Fiat 500. Villa Ruscello kindly gave use their rooms to get changed for our challenge.
Our equipment included buoys, swimming masks and a fun red ballon indicating that a crazy couple swimming in the lake. We had so much fun swimming to Isola Pescatori! I will remember it forever.
Paco of Belvedere Restaurant got us on his boat and we waited that our guests were in the middle of the lake with their motorboats and we dived in the lake. It was very cold but we were proud and happy to surprise them all!
When we reached the beach on the island we toasted with a prosecco and we started the party.
Of course we had a shower and we got back in our bride and groom’s outfits.
The party on the island was outstanding. Everyone enjoyed food and wines. We had laugh, games and lots of fun. An unforgettable day and such a unique experience for us. Our family and friends had a great time too and they will never forget our dive in the lake!