They chose a sunny week day for their elope on Lake Maggiore to feel and enjoy the real Belle Epoque charm of this special Lake.
A special thanks to Independent Pictures for these amazing wedding photos.
A Special Luxury Elope on Lake Maggiore
For their getting ready Frances and Mark chose Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromées.
The hotel is surely one of the most known in Stresa. It was the special destination for writers, poets, kings, queens and actors during 1800 and 1900 and nowadays it still has a special charm.
Frances had her hair and make up done in her wonderful view overlooking Lake Maggiore and Borromeo Islands. Once ready bride and groom meet a couple of friends who were present a the event as witnesses for a toast and some canapés in the garden of the Hotel.
A vintage boat to reach Ceremony Venue
Bride wanted a simple bouquet and some white flowers on the table that La Piccola Selva Floral Designer created for her.
Once ready Frances and Mark got on a special vintage boat to reach Villa Giulia: ceremony venue.
A special ride on a wooden vintage boat for them was a dream. We looked for it all over the Lake and we found the right one bride and groom loved!
Civil Ceremony on the top roof of Villa Giulia
What’s better than a magic view over Lake Maggiore to tie the knot?
Frances and Mark exchanged their promises at Villa Giulia in Pallanza on the other side of the Lake. From Villa Giulia terrace you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Lake and see also Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromées on the other side!
Ceremony was intimate and very moving.
After the ceremony Villa Giulia staff prepared a table in the garden where bride and groom and their friends could have a toast and rest a little before taking some wonderful wedding photos.
The trip back to Stresa was planned on the same vintage boat after a long tour on the Lake to enjoy the beauty of the location.
For the dinner we planned an intimate one at Isola Pescatori where bride and groom could celebrate with their small group of friends a very special day with a fantastic view over Lake Maggiore and its Isola Bella!
A day to remember on Lake Maggiore. A special luxury elope in a romantic and elegant destination in Italy!