Pallanza weddings | Italian Lakes Wedding Planner https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/pallanza-weddings/ The insider's guide to wedding in Italy Sat, 18 Jun 2016 16:54:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 3251675 A Wedding at Villa Rusconi Clerici https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/weddings-at-villa-rusconi-clerici/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=weddings-at-villa-rusconi-clerici https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/weddings-at-villa-rusconi-clerici/#respond Fri, 26 Jul 2013 22:04:19 +0000 http://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/?p=15922

A

mong all wedding venues on Lake Maggiore, no doubt VILLA RUSCONI CLERICI in Verbania Pallanza is one of the most beautiful. You can breath a special vintage atmosphere here. The position is amazing, just on the lake shores facing Borromeo Islands and the English style garden is just breathtaking.
Thanks to this idyllic atmosphere, Villa Rusconi Clerici’s garden could be the ideal set for romantic ceremonies on the Lake shores. You could tie the knot just on this wonderful green garden.

weddings-at-Villa-Rusconi-Clerici

Laura and Craig’s wedding – September 2011
A lovely protestant blessing in the garden of Villa Rusconi just by the shores – photo by Independent Pictures

weddings-at-Villa-Rusconi-Clerici


Laura and Craig’s wedding – September 2011
Group photo in the big lawn of the villa.

weddings-at-Villa-Rusconi-Clerici


Laura and Craig’s wedding September 2012
A night sight on Lake Maggiore. Bride and groom night photo session on the private pier of Villa Rusconi

For the ceremony in the garden we start from the arrangements for bride and groom’s chairs and ceremony table. You could also add two floral composition on the side of the table. A nice idea could be using a lot of rose petals to scatter on the aisle and side of bride and groom.
Wow factor is guaranteed!

YOUR WEDDING PLANNER AT VILLA RUSCONI CLERICI

As wedding planner I organized many weddings at Villa Rusconi Clerici and in this post you can see some of the most beautiful that I will always remember. Wonderful days on this special venue on Lake Maggiore.

Thanks to this idyllic atmosphere, Villa Rusconi Clerici’s garden could be the ideal set for romantic ceremonies on the Lake shores. You could tie the knot just on this wonderful green garden.

The lawn is also the perfect set for your welcome cocktail or for a rich aperitif after the ceremony. Reception is usually planned side of the lawn in the wide pavilion that reminds about the old fashioned winter gardens of 1800.

 Caroline and Tony's wedding - July 2012 Wonderful view! A rare shot taken from the bridal boat reaching Villa Rusconi. Villa Rusconi is stunning by the lake. Photo by Independent Pictures


Caroline and Tony’s wedding – July 2012
Wonderful view! A rare shot taken from the bridal boat reaching Villa Rusconi.
Villa Rusconi is stunning by the lake. Photo by Independent Pictures

 Caroline and Tony's wedding - July 2012 Another wonderful ceremony on the shores in the great garden of the villa - photo by Independent Pictures


Caroline and Tony’s wedding – July 2012
Another wonderful ceremony on the shores in the great garden of the villa – photo by Independent Pictures

 Caroline and Tony's wedding - July 2012 Blue hour on Lake. Pallanza village as backdrop. Photo by Independent Pictures.


Caroline and Tony’s wedding – July 2012
Blue hour on Lake. Pallanza village as backdrop. Photo by Independent Pictures.

  Caroline and Tony's wedding - July 2012 Cutting of the big wedding cake! A blue themed wedding for Caroline and Tony. At night with the lake as backdrop - photo by Independent Pictures.


Caroline and Tony’s wedding – July 2012
Cutting of the big wedding cake! A blue themed wedding for Caroline and Tony.
At night with the lake as backdrop. Photo by Independent Pictures.

 Caroline and Tony's wedding - July 2012 Throwing of the bouquet in the pavilion after the cutting of the wedding cake. And dances to follow. - Photo by Independent Pictures.


Caroline and Tony’s wedding – July 2012
Throwing of the bouquet in the pavilion after the cutting of the wedding cake. And dances to follow.
Photo by Independent Pictures.

weddings-at-Villa-Rusconi-Clerici


Caroline and Tony’s wedding – July 2012
Sweet buffet in the cellar and dances after the wedding reception.
A little curiosity: the groom – a professional DJ – was djing in that moment! Photo by Independent Pictures.

Wedding ceremony at Villa Rusconi Clerici

 Laura and Craig's wedding - September 2011 Another perspective of wonderful protestant blessing in the garden by the shores. Aisle with petals and wonderful setting - photo by Independent Pictures


Laura and Craig’s wedding – September 2011
Another perspective of wonderful protestant blessing in the garden by the shores. Aisle with petals and wonderful setting – Photo by Independent Pictures

 Lina and Borja's wedding - July 2010 Ready for the wedding ceremony in the garden by the shores. A big event of 240 guests with special pink and green decorations. Photo by Ajn - Luca Rajna.


Lina and Borja’s wedding – July 2010
Ready for the wedding ceremony in the garden by the shores.
A big event of 240 guests with special pink and green decorations. – photo by Ajn – Luca Rajna.

 Angela and Jr's wedding - August 2012 Bride and groom exit a real just married moment! Photo by David Chrisian Lichtag


Angela and Jr’s wedding – August 2012
Bride and groom exit a real just married moment! Photo by David Chrisian Lichtag

 Melanie and David's wedding - June 2010 Another kind of ceremony. Melanie and David decided to get married overlooking Pallanza village and Italian and Swiss Alps. Dramatic photo! - photo by Italian Lakes Wedding


Melanie and David’s wedding – June 2010
Another kind of ceremony. Melanie and David decided to get married overlooking Pallanza village and Italian and Swiss Alps. Dramatic photo! – photo by Italian Lakes Wedding

 Joanna and Matt - September 2012 A very sweet detail of the blessing in the gardens of the villa - bride and groom exchanging their vows. - Photo by Alfonso Longobardi


Joanna and Matt – September 2012
A very sweet detail of the blessing in the gardens of the villa – bride and groom exchanging their vows. – Photo by Alfonso Longobardi

 Nikki and Adrian's wedding - September 2012 A wonderful setting for Nikki and Adrian's blessing in the gardens of the villa. A golden themed wedding! - photo by Alfonso Longobardi


Nikki and Adrian’s wedding – September 2012
A wonderful setting for Nikki and Adrian’s blessing in the gardens of the villa.
A golden themed wedding! – photo by Alfonso Longobardi

 Nikki and Adrian's wedding - September 2012 Golden themed wedding ceremony. Blessing of bride and groom. - photo by Alfonso Longobardi


Nikki and Adrian’s wedding – September 2012
Golden themed wedding ceremony. Blessing of bride and groom.

  Rani and Edward's wedding - July 2010 An ethnic wedding at Villa Rusconi. Rani's Indian wedding, here she comes with her dad reaching the aisle. Photo by Photo27


Rani and Edward’s wedding – July 2010
An ethnic wedding at Villa Rusconi. Rani’s Indian wedding, here she comes with her dad reaching the aisle. Photo by Photo27

 Rani and Edward's wedding - July 2010 Indian bride and English groom just after their ceremony on the shores of Lake Maggiore - photo by Photo27


Rani and Edward’s wedding – July 2010
Indian bride and English groom just after their ceremony on the shores of Lake Maggiore – photo by Photo27

Another nice idea could be placing the table of the ceremony side of the iron gazebo, just on the side of the garden in front of Isolotto San Giovanni. (St. John small Island). Gazebo can be embellished with fabrics, organza and flowers falling on the structure. But just some little touches, all should seem as natural as possible in such a wonderful venue.
Lina and Borja's wedding - July 2010 Ceremony Gazebo arrangement with pink organza and flowers Photo by Italian Lakes Wedding

Lina and Borja’s wedding – July 2010
Ceremony Gazebo arrangement with pink organza and flowers
Photo by Italian Lakes Wedding

Lucy and Matt's wedding - June 2013 A little detail of the gazebo arrangement for Lucy and Matt's black and white themed wedding at Villa Rusconi Photo courtesy by La Piccola Selva

Lucy and Matt’s wedding – June 2013
A little detail of the gazebo arrangement for Lucy and Matt’s black and white themed wedding at Villa Rusconi
Photo courtesy by La Piccola Selva

Hangawa and Marc's wedding - August 2012 Ceremony chairs in the garden of Villa Rusconi Photo by Italian Lakes Wedding

Hangawa and Marc’s wedding – August 2012
Ceremony chairs in the garden of Villa Rusconi
Photo by Italian Lakes Wedding

During the aperitif little composition could embellish the little cocktail tables, while bigger compositions could be placed side of the buffet table arranged by the catering company, just side of fresh prosecco, finger food and little canapés.

 Sheila and Colman's wedding - April 2011 A casual aperitif in the lawn of the villa, a very relaxed way to enjoy wonderful weather on Lake Maggiore - photo by Photo27


Sheila and Colman’s wedding – April 2011
A casual aperitif in the lawn of the villa, a very relaxed way to enjoy wonderful weather on Lake Maggiore – photo by Photo27

Lina and Borja's wedding - July 2010 Garden furniture floral decoration for the aperitif in the big lawn at Villa Rusconi Photo by Italian Lakes Wedding

Lina and Borja’s wedding – July 2010
Garden furniture floral decoration for the aperitif in the big lawn at Villa Rusconi
Photo by Italian Lakes Wedding

 Fiona - Marco's wedding - May 2011 Aperitif in the big lawn overlooking the Lake and Borromeo Island. - Photo by Photo27


Fiona – Marco’s wedding – May 2011
Aperitif in the big lawn overlooking the Lake and Borromeo Island. – Photo by Photo27

Wedding reception at Villa Rusconi Clerici

As far as the centerpieces for the reception are concerned you have a lot of options. Villa Rusconi Clerici pavilion is quite wine and I suggest to opt for big centerpieces. You could arrange them according the mise and place you will choose with the catering company but of course you could opt for traditional, country-syle, modern, tall or simple ones.

 Judith and Mark's wedding - September 2009 A little suggestion for your centerpiece at Villa Rusconi: using tall composition just like this with dropping ivy, fern and roses.


Judith and Mark’s wedding – September 2009
A little suggestion for your centerpiece at Villa Rusconi: using tall composition just like this with dropping ivy, fern and roses.

Loretta and Scott's wedding - June 2009 Mise en place for Loretta and Scott's wedding - again a tall centerpiece on a thin and tall vase. Photo by Italian Lakes Wedding

Loretta and Scott’s wedding – June 2009
Mise en place for Loretta and Scott’s wedding – again a tall centerpiece on a thin and tall vase.
Photo by Italian Lakes Wedding

Lisa and Darren's wedding - August 2010 A classical centerpiece could be fine and elegant too, just like Lisa and Darren chose. Photo by Italian Lakes Wedding

Lisa and Darren’s wedding – August 2010
A classical centerpiece could be fine and elegant too, just like Lisa and Darren chose.
Photo by Italian Lakes Wedding

 Laura and Craig's wedding - September 2011 Reception in the wonderful pavilion with special light set. Speeches moment with wonderful frame of baby's breath garland - Photo by Independent Pictures


Laura and Craig’s wedding – September 2011
Reception in the wonderful pavilion with special light set.
Speeches moment with wonderful frame of baby’s breath garland
Photo by Independent Pictures

 Sheila and Colman's wedding - April 2011 Sheila is throwing her bridal bouquet from the wonderful balcony of Villa Rusconi - photo by Photo27


Sheila and Colman’s wedding – April 2011
Sheila is throwing her bridal bouquet from the wonderful balcony of Villa Rusconi – photo by Photo27

 Laura  and Craig's wedding - September 2011 Dances and party in the cellar after the reception. Lot of fun for everybody! - photo by Independent Pictures


Laura and Craig’s wedding – September 2011
Dances and party in the cellar after the reception. Lot of fun for everybody!
Photo by Independent Pictures

 Simone and Stephan's wedding - July 2009 A wonderful kiss at sunset. Like a post card on Lake Maggiore


Simone and Stephan’s wedding – July 2009
A wonderful kiss at sunset. Like a post card on Lake Maggiore – Photo by Tag7

Judith and Mark's wedding - September 2009 You can reach Villa Rusconi by car or motorboat but even on a…. plane! Just like Judith and Mark. Photo by Enrico Mocci

Judith and Mark’s wedding – September 2009
You can reach Villa Rusconi by car or motorboat but even on a…. plane! Just like Judith and Mark.
Photo by Enrico Mocci

Lina and Borja's wedding - July 2010 After the ceremony photo session for the bride and groom on the private jetty of the villa. - Photo by AJN - Luca Rajna

Lina and Borja’s wedding – July 2010
After the ceremony photo session for the bride and groom on the private jetty of the villa.
Photo by AJN – Luca Rajna

 Lina and Borja's wedding - July 2010 Special light set of the facade of Villa Rusconi in occasion of Lina and Borja's wedding, especially studied by our light designer. - Photo Ajn - Luca Rajna


Lina and Borja’s wedding – July 2010
Special light set of the facade of Villa Rusconi in occasion of Lina and Borja’s wedding,
especially studied by our light designer. Photo Ajn – Luca Rajna

 Lisa and Darren's wedding - August 2010 After the ceremony a fantastic aperitif and boat tour on a ferry on Lake Maggiore. Photo by Photo27


Lisa and Darren’s wedding – August 2010
After the ceremony a fantastic aperitif and boat tour on a ferry on Lake Maggiore
Photo by Photo27

 Fiona and Marco's wedding - May 2010 Group picture in front of beautiful Villa Rusconi neo classical building. Photo by Photo27


Fiona and Marco’s wedding – May 2010
Group picture in front of beautiful Villa Rusconi neo classical building. – Photo by Photo27

 Fiona and Marco's wedding - May 2010 One of my favorite picture. Bag piper lead bride and groom to the reception...it is Fiona's dad our Scottish lovely bride! Photo by Photo27


Fiona and Marco’s wedding – May 2010
One of my favorite picture. Bag piper lead bride and groom to the reception
… it is Fiona’s dad our Scottish lovely bride! – Photo by Photo27

lake-maggiore-wedding-plannerI hope that all ideas and pictures in this post could inspire you for your wedding at Villa Rusconi Clerici. They all come from my long experience as wedding planner at this wonderful venue on Lake Maggiore.
For further information for your wedding at Villa Rusconi Clerici in Pallanza just fill the form below.

VILLA RUSCONI CLERICI - Request for further information, availability or rates

CONTACT VILLA RUSCONI CLERICI
* indicates required field
]]>
https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/weddings-at-villa-rusconi-clerici/feed/ 0 15922
An Italian – Scottish wedding on Lake Maggiore https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/italian-scottish-wedding-on-lake-maggiore/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=italian-scottish-wedding-on-lake-maggiore https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/italian-scottish-wedding-on-lake-maggiore/#comments Sun, 04 Sep 2011 21:34:48 +0000 http://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/?p=6819 What about a dream wedding on Lake Maggiore with a romantic religious ceremony overlooking the lake?
Today we would love to speak about Fiona and Marco’s wedding.

romantic religious ceremony overlooking lake Maggiore
wedding to Sacro Monte Church Ghiffa lake Maggiore

Fiona and Marco are a wonderful couple who chose our wonderful Lake Maggiore to tie the knot!
Marco is Italian, his family lives close to Milan but he lives in UK since many years. It just there where he met beautiful Fiona!
She is Scottish and surely a beautiful girl!
Marrying an Italian guy she also speak a little of Italian and she wanted to incorporate some of Italian traditions in her wedding matching them perfectly with Scottish ones!

Italian Scottish wedding on Lake Maggiore Italy

Marco and Fiona opted for a religious ceremony to the amazing church of Sacro Monte of Ghiffa.
All guests stayed in Pallanza and arrived here with a short transfer we planned for them. Fiona arrival was more than beautiful! She arrived on wonderful Bentley owned by her father who is a car lover since ever!

Bentley car rental Lake Maggiore Italy
religious ceremony to Sacro monte Ghiffa church
lake Maggiore wedding planners
lake Maggiore wedding coordinators
wedding dresses in Verbania lake Maggiore

She was just stunning in her elegant dress.
It was all made with laces with some gray drawings that added a touch of charm!
It matched somehow bridesmaids dresses.
Fiona didn’t opt for classical bridesmaids dresses but she piked lovely short dresses with a vintage roses pattern.
The four pretty bridesmaids were very elegant!

bridesmaids bouquet in Verbania lake Maggiore
bridesmaids dresses in Verbania lake Maggiore

Together with Fiona we studied the way to match all floral decoration and stationary around this pattern.
La Piccola Selva Team made up by Monika and Paola did a wonderful job with Fiona and bridesmaids’ bouquets and with small but elegant centerpieces to Villa Rusconi.

wedding stationary Lake Maggiore Italy
wedding florist Villa Rusconi Verbania Italy

Stationary was customized and created on Fiona’s wishes reproducing exactly the pattern on bridesmaids dresses on order of services, names cards, table names and table chart.

wedding stationary Verbania Italy
wedding in villa Rusconi Clerici

After the ceremony the group reached Villa Rusconi for a wonderful cocktail in the wide lawn of the villa and a dinner to follow under the pavilion.

wedding planners in villa Rusconi Lake Maggiore

One of the most touching part of the day was when Marco and Fiona did their entrance in the pavilion for the dinner.
They were followed by a bagpiper as Scottish tradition wants.
He was not a simple bagpiper! He was Fiona’s father who is a professional player!
A great moment for everyone!

scottish bagpiper for lake Maggiore wedding
scottish bagpiper italian wedding

Fiona and Marco really wanted a special illumination for the night and for this reason a light designer was able to re create with artificial lights a romantic atmosphere similar to the one of candle lights
Have a look to the final effect isn’t it great?

wedding light designer in Italy
wedding light designer in villa Rusconi Italy

Dances and party followed the gourmand dinner with a lot of fun for both Scottish, English and Italian guests!
Just a great party!

wedding DJ lake Maggiore
Lake Maggiore wedding photographers

Official photographers of the event were Photo27.
Diego Taroni and his team did an absolutely fantastic job, just have a look to their amazing shots. Thanks a lot Photo27!

Lake Maggiore wedding plannerValentina Lombardi is the Italian Lakes Wedding coordinator for Lake Orta and Lake Maggiore area.

She follows Italian and foreign bridegrooms who wish to celebrate their wedding in Piemonte and Italian Lakes area.
Valentina is Italian; she has worked in event organization business for years before becoming a wedding planner.

For any information about wedding on Lake Maggiore please CONTACT US.

]]>
https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/italian-scottish-wedding-on-lake-maggiore/feed/ 1 6819
A sunny wedding on Lake Maggiore https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/outdoor-wedding-in-italy/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=outdoor-wedding-in-italy https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/outdoor-wedding-in-italy/#comments Mon, 08 Nov 2010 21:02:46 +0000 http://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/?p=3701 Today we would love to tell you about Lisa and Darren’s wedding. It was surely one of the best event on Lake Maggiore this year. Lisa and Darren visited the Lake last year with our planner Valentina and they fell in love with Villa Rusconi at first sight!
They thought it could be the perfect place for their Italian wedding on the Lake and from the very first moment they had some great ideas to make it even more perfect.

Lisa-&-Darren-wedding-in-Villa-Rusconi-lake-Maggiore

Lake Maggiore wedding plannerWhen I first met Lisa and Darren I was touched by their enthusiasm. They such a nice and solar couple. When I showed them Villa Rusconi Lisa’s eyes sparkled and I knew that that was the right the right place for them!
Then almost a year wonderful year of planning followed. And I have to admit we developed a very special relationship that ended to consider each other like good and old friends!
Valentina

lago-Maggiore-wedding

italian wedding plannersWe wanted our wedding to be relaxed but an experience our guests would never forget and I think we achieved this 110 percent!  Our friends are still raving about it now!
The setting of course is stunning and couldn’t fail to impress.
Lisa

 

wedding-to-Grand-Hotel-Majestic-Pallanza

Lisa decided to getting ready with her friends to closer Grand Hotel Majestic.

Grand-Hotel-Majestic-lake-Maggiore-wedding-venue
outdoor-wedding-reception-to-Hotel-Majestic-Verbania
lake-Maggiore-wedding-planners

The hotel is very close to the villa and she had the possibility to have some first pictures in the wonderful garden of the hotel itself and then taking a boat for its pier to reach the wedding venue by boat with her friends and her father.

open-air-wedding-in-Italy

Wedding ceremony was arranged in the garden of the villa and blessed with a great sunny day.

blessing-ceremony-to-Villa-Rusconi-lake-Maggiore

Diane Wheeler was conducting the ceremony for them. Diane says about the couple:

italian wedding celebrantLisa and Darren are wonderful people and Lisa wins my vote as the most relaxed bride of the year!
She was trusting and flexible in her approach towards the content of the ceremony and entirely open to suggestions.
The fact that both were willing to trust me as their Celebrant meant that they were free to simply enjoy the moment.
Diane

string-quartet-wedding-in-Villa-Rusconi-Verbania

As as far as the ceremony she also adds:

italian wedding celebrantDuring the ceremony they were clearly moved and appeared to be absorbing every single word… I made sure that Lisa’s affection for ‘Clair de Lune’ was reflected in the ceremony and the quartet did an excellent job by intuitively playing this piece during key moments of emotional intensity. Their guests  were also a great asset because they were enthusiastic participants. The vibe was romantic and fun… it was definitely one of those ceremonies that will remain in my memory for being complete in every sense.
Diane

Diane was surely more than happy to perform a lovely and romantic ceremony for such a great couple.

symbolic-wedding-in-Italy

italian wedding celebrantI adore performing ceremonies in this perfect spot by the lake and Lisa and Darren’s ceremony was one of the highlights of this year for me personally. I am so happy to have had the opportunity to return yet again to be a part of another wonderful experience!
Diane

 

table-arrangements-in-Villa-Rusconi-Verbania

Lake Maggiore wedding plannerTheme color Lisa chose was white and pink and with a little touch of red on the wedding stationery.
Monika and Paola from La Piccola Selva created a lovely decoration made with perfect pink roses and white hydrangeas.
Valentina

florist-wedding-in-Villa-Rusconi-lake-Maggiore

Here what Paola one of the florist designer of La Piccola Selva together with Monika says:

italian floral designerFuchsia Aqua roses and white hydrangeas were the main character of Lisa and Darren’s wedding. Monika and I created such a pretty and romantic decoration for them.
From the very first contact via email Lisa had very clear ideas, in a short time we defined all the decorations for the wedding including the bridal bouquet.
It was a wonderful compact and rounded shaped bouquet made with Aqua roses and white hydrangeas with a little touch of elegance: mini white callas.
Paola

pink-white-bridal-bouquet

After the ceremony there was a rich aperitif to follow served in the garden of the villa but there was another surprise to come!

catering-Villa-Rusconi-Verbania
wedding-boat-trip-on-Lake-Maggiore

Lake Maggiore wedding plannerLisa wanted from the very beginning a boat trip for all the group following the aperitif. So we rented a big boat to take them all for a wonderful trip across Borromeo Islands and Lake Maggiore coasts.
The boat is surely a perfect place to have a nice aperitif.
It has a lounge area inside and outside to make the trip a unique experience!
Some waiters served Prosecco and canapes and they also had some music on a great idea for sure!
Valentina

PHOTO27-lake-Maggiore-wedding-photographer
lake-Maggiore-wedding-photography

italian wedding plannersMy favourite part was the boat trip on the lake, I think this was a real ‘wow factor’ and really showed off the islands and surroundings. We didn’t want to just give a ‘free bar’ we wanted our guests to experience the beauty of the Italian Lakes.
Lisa

 

wedding-musicians-Villa-Rusconi-Italy
get-married-in-Villa-Rusconi-Pallanza

At the end of the tour and after few pictures beautifully taken by Photo27 the group had a great dinner in the pavillion of the villa.

italian wedding plannersThe catering and service was outstanding, our speeches ran over a little, ok a lot(!), and I was concerned the next course might be ruined, but they managed to bring out hot and high quality food as soon as the speeches were finished.
Lisa

 

wedding-catering-Villa-Rusconi-lake-Maggiore

After that as we said in Italy “night is young”!
Lisa Darren and the all the group had a great fun in the cellar of the villa with open bar, a rich Italian friandies buffet and lot of dances!

dancing-dj-in-Villa-Rusconi-Verbania

italian wedding plannersWe want to thank the DJ, he did a top job in getting everyone dancing, the photos are hilarious!
Lisa

 

The party was a great fun for all even for the dj, photographers, catering company and planners!

wedding-dj-lago-Maggiore

Lake Maggiore wedding plannerI usually leave the group having fun after the wedding cake cut and reception but they were such a great group that they completely involved the dj, Photo27 Team and ourselves in the party!
Valentina

 

wedding-cake-catering-Villa-Rusconi-Verbania

Well this was for sure one of the greates party we ever had to Villa Rusconi. We cannot add more than Lisa words and also Lisa and Darren’s guests comments.
Lisa and Darren were so kind so share them all with us and allow us to post them here.

Such a great couple and such a great group! Our best wishes for a great and happy life together!

I just felt special, a celebrity for a day. 
A few of our guests said they felt they were at a ‘Hello’ magazine wedding, which was a huge compliment to everyone who contributed to the day.
 
However, none of this could have happened without you to guide us every step of the way and to be there every minute on the day to ensure everything ran smoothly.  We felt you were part of the day, I’m glad our friends made you so welcome. 
We both feel we’ve made lovely Italian friends!
Lisa

We are on our way to airport sadly but thank you for a wonderful weekend and introducing us to such a beautiful part of italy. Such a brilliant wedding.
Sarah

An unbelievable day we will never forget. Thanks for letting us share it with you.
Mike & Sian

WOW what a wedding . Thank you both so much for inviting us! We can’t wait for you renew your vows so we can come back.
Anth & Craig

We had an amazing day, we loved every minute, like the song says….. Such a perfect day!
James & Kelly

Thanks for the most incredible day, what a memory that will last for ever.
Gem & Ian

What an amazing day, everyone will remember every single moment forever. The most beautiful for the loveliest people, hospitable and generous people I know.
Hannah

What a beautiful day, simply perfect!
Tom

What a day, not another like it.
Gwen & Peter

What can I say…. A truly amazing day, one of the best days if my life, I think I must have been dreaming. The Villa was so beautiful, I thought I was at a movie set. I couldn’t get over how gorgeous it was, the most stunning view ever. The people were amazing, I didn’t stop talking and laughing from start to finish. A day I will never forget.
Hannah

Well, the wedding of all weddings.
A wonderful, stylish and classy day on the lakes with such wonderful people.
Lora & Smudger

What a fabulous day, we have never been to a place with such a beautiful backdrop.
Nikki & Stuey

I cant believe what an amazing day we all had, it felt like a dream and still does really. As said on the day if Carlsberg did weddings it would be like this! We love u guys so much and u r the most loving and generous couple we know. Cant wait to c u when u get back. Thanks again for an unbelievable day, its one of the best days of my life so far.
Going to have to go now b4 i cry again!
Paula

Hello reads! On our way to airport sadly but thank you for a wonderful weekend and introducing us to such a beautiful part of italy. Such a brilliant wedding and so generous to your guests, thank you. Enjoy ome quiet time without us lot to worry about and we’ll see you when you get back.
Sarah

italian wedding plannersOne of my favourite comments, which isn’t written below was from my friend’s dad, Tot, who said if we’d had a million pounds to spend we couldn’t have improved our wedding day!
Lisa

Lake Maggiore Wedding plannersFor any information about wedding on Lake Maggiore please CONTACT the Lake Maggiore Wedding planners team.

Lake Maggiore Wedding team is made up of several professional wedding planners and floral designers with a long experience on Lake Maggiore locations.
The Team knows the territory in every single detail and will be able to follow you on every important choice you will take.

LMW planners team is dedicated to providing the very best to our couples. Weddings are an emotional time. Let a wedding coordinator help relieve the stress of the planning and allow you to enjoy the day.

First comes love… then comes planning!

]]>
https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/outdoor-wedding-in-italy/feed/ 1 3701
Mediterranean Scent on Lake Maggiore https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/wedding-flowers/mediterranean-scent-on-lake-maggiore/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mediterranean-scent-on-lake-maggiore https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/wedding-flowers/mediterranean-scent-on-lake-maggiore/#respond Fri, 08 Jan 2010 11:24:53 +0000 http://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/?p=1807 As floral designer one of the most important moments during a wedding planning is the decision to take for floral arrangements and colors to use. During first contacts I always try to understand bride and groom’s tastes and needs to suggest the best solution for them. 
Sometimes they have very clear ideas in their minds. Basing on this and on my experience and creativity i try to develop a floral arrangement project that will be just perfect the day of the wedding. 
This is what happened with Jennifer and Oliver a British couple whose wedding was planned for September 2009.

One year before Jennifer told me about the floral scheme she had in her mind. All was based on purple matching with ivory. The very good hint arrived in following emails when Jennifer mentioned about the idea of adding Mediterranean aromatic herbs among flowers.

I was delighted with the design and colours they were truly beautiful.  One of my many memories from our special day is the scent of the mint and rosemary in the flowers. I kept getting scents of the mint throughout the day and it is something that will always remind me of my wedding day.
All the guests commented on the amazing table displays – it was better than how I’d imagined – romantic and elegant with the candles and petals.
I even managed to fly home with my bouquet and we are drying it out to keep as a memento of the day!
Thank you once again for your fantastic work – the flowers were truly beautiful.
Jenny and Oliver

This was planned to recall Italian style and the wonderful scents she loved in her childhood. Just a little great idea that gave me the occasion to work on a floral arrangement based on purple and ivory with fresh and perfumed Mediterranean herbs such as rosemary, sage, mint and lavender. They could be a perfect green base to create the bouquet on but also centerpieces and ceremony decorations. Aromatic herbs offer an evocative range of colors from green to silverish of sage and lavender up to deep green of peppermint. Last but not least little lilac-blue lavender blooms could be the trait-d’union between purple and ivory flowers of the compositions. 

This was my proposal for Jennifer and Oliver’s’ wedding floral arrangement. Jennifer feed back came back very quick. She was really excited for that: she loved all details of my proposal, she was literally looking forward to see and smell the flowers on her wedding day. 

We started a planning that lasted few months and leaded to final result that you can see in this post.
Everybody and especially bride and groom loved the floral arrangements. Jennifer and Oliver after their honeymoon sent also a lovely email to thank us for all. You can read a piece of that here.

bridal-herbs-bouquet

But I also want to tell you something more about Jennifer and Oliver’s wedding!
They arranged all in Pallanza on Lake Maggiore. Ceremony was held in Villa San Remigio while reception was arranged to Grand Hotel Majestic where almost all guests spend their Italian days.

wedding-hotel-Lake-Maggiore

Wedding coordinator was Valentina Lombardi who is part of Italian Lakes Wedding Team. Photographs were taken from Photo27 from Milan that I thank you for giving us the beautiful images you can see here.

civil-ceremony-at-Villa-San-Remigio

The civil ceremony has been celebrated in wonderful Music Room (Sala della Musica) of Villa San Remigio. String quartet classical music created a wonderful romantic atmosphere.

wedding-coordinator-Pallanza-Verbania

Big Jennifer and Oliver’s day begun with a cloudy day but after few hours sun decided to come back again turing into a wonderful summer end day!

Outdoor-wedding-at-Villa-san-Remigio

Villa San Remigio wide park and its secular tress, fountains and statues are the perfect settings for wonderful wedding pictures. Have a look to the natural style and great impact of the picture here below, simple but wonderful!

Villa-San-Remigio-wedding-photographer

At the end of the ceremony Jennifer hanged on her bouquet a funny “Just Married” sign with two hearts, what a funny idea!

bridal-dress-Verbania

Bridal dress was wonderful rich of pearls, and delicate laces. Have a look to groom’s suit too! It perfectly matched wedding color theme with is tie and purple details.

Verbania-wedding-florist

In bridal bouquet, side of scented herbs, I added Vendela roses, dendrobium orchids, lavender blooms, purple Lisyanthus on a base of apple green hydrangeas.

Lavander-Bridal-Bouquet

After wedding pictures bride and groom with their guests went to Grand Hotel Majestic just few minutes drive from Villa San Remigio.

Weddings-at-Grand-Hotel-Majestic

Wedding party begun with a nice aperitif under the columns porch overlooking the garden and Lake Maggiore.

The picture you can see below taken during the aperitif is one of my favorite of Photo27 service. Please take a look to the spontaneous and deepness of the shot.

photo27-wedding-photographers

As floral designer most challenging task was the creation of centerpieces to decorate the elegant Grand Hotel Majestic Toscanini Room. A two days long preparation.

Sala-Toscanini-Grand-Hotel-Majestic

In the center of each table I placed a big round mirror with tall vases on. On top of them I put my floral decoration that matched bouquet style. In this case I mostly used Dendrobium orchids to get a falling and light effect.

table-centerpiece-Grand-Hotel-Majestic

On the top table I placed a big composition made of Aspidistra leaves and Bear Grass that made it even bigger.

top-table-flower-arrangement

The details all these arrangements had in common were the great use of aromatic herbs: mint’s deep scent together with rosemary, lavender and sage gave to Toscanini Room a real mediterranean atmosphere.

wedding-reception-Verbania-hotel

A wonderful scent that will stay in everybody memory for long time as Jennifer wrote in wonderful and kind email.

Wedding-in-Verbania-Pallanza

A little memory of their dream wedding on Lake Maggiore that that Jennifer and Oliver will keep in their heats for forever.

Monika Andenmatten flower designerMonika Andenmatten is La Piccola Selva’s floral designer.
Based in lake Orta, has worked with brides for over 20 years to create floral arrangements for weddings in the Italian Lakes district.
His wedding arrangements are creative, elegant and sophisticated. Monika will be able to help you choose how best to incorporate floral design into your wedding celebrations. From the initial consultation to the wedding day, she will make your wedding flowers truly an expression of your dreams.

For more information about weddings on Lake Maggiore please contact us.

]]>
https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/wedding-flowers/mediterranean-scent-on-lake-maggiore/feed/ 0 1807
A Magic Wedding on Lake Maggiore https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/a-magic-wedding-on-lake-maggiore/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-magic-wedding-on-lake-maggiore https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/a-magic-wedding-on-lake-maggiore/#comments Tue, 08 Dec 2009 14:55:30 +0000 http://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/?p=1639 After Suzanne and Christopher, Loretta and Scott, Nicky and Chris we are on Lake Maggiore again to tell you about another magic wedding: Simone and Stephans’ wedding. They were such a lovely couple coming from Zurich, Switzerland.

Simone & Stephan’s wedding on Lake Maggiore

First of all a big thank you to Andrea and Marcus a great couple of Swiss photographers that kindly put on disposal their great images of Simone and Stephan’s wedding. A vintage and really unconventional service that we found really unique. The yellow shade gives to images a sense of warm and cosy brightness.

Tag7 wedding photographers Zurich

Simone and Stephan wanted a unique and unforgettable wedding. They looked for a real elegant and Italian style event to give their day a touch of glamour. After visiting many venue they choose Lake Maggiore and little town of Pallanza.

simone_stephan_0115

Bride and groom opted for a religious ceremony to Sacro Monte church in Ghiffa and a wonderful reception to Villa Rusconi Clerici in Pallanza just few minutes far from the church.

Wedding rings in Italy

For all guests Simone and Stephan wanted a week end long event.
They started with a lovely dinner on friday night in a traditional pizzeria facing the lake.
Saturday the day of the wedding they decided for a big party to Villa Rusconi sipping champagne, delicious Italian cuisine and fun dances up to early hours of Sunday.

Wedding-to-Grand-Hotel-Majestic-Lake-Maggiore

The big day of Saturday begun early in the morning to Grand Hotel Majestic where the group stayed for all the wedding week end.
Dividing herself among make up and hair trial Simone spend some hours with her mother and maid of honor Rachel.
On late morning they all reached Ghiffa where all guests and Stephan were waiting for them.

simone_stephan_0692

Simone and Stephan got married in the tiny romantic 1600 church of Sacro Monte of Ghiffa.
Floral decorations were arranged by Manuela the floral designers who works in partnership with La Piccola Selva.
Roses were main flowers. Arrangement at the church included external columns, pews, balusters, and aisle to the altar totally covered with rose petals.

Wedding-to-Sacro-Monte-Church-Ghiffa

Sacro Monte of Ghiffa is an evocative complex of churches and chapels and it is the perfect frame for great wedding pictures as the ones that Andrea and Marcus of Tag7 took.

Wedding aperitif outside the Sacro Monte Church Ghiffa

The view on Lake Maggiore from Sacro Monte is really breathtaking. It is just here that after the ceremony bride and and groom decided to offer a little aperitif for their guests, just on the shades of seculars trees of Natural Park.

Villa-Rusconi-florist-Verbania

After ceremony and aperitif a very elegant reception to Villa Rusconi Clerici in Pallanza followed.
The scenery was great and arrangements really sophisticated.

Baby-Pink-Bouquet

Simone choose as theme color baby pink with shades between white and pink.
This theme was the same for wedding flowers and wedding stationery.

Tableau-Villa-Rusconi-Verbania

Names-cards, tables names and table chart were all in the same color.
The table chart has been realized using great buxus vases enriched with hazelnuts branches to create a nice support for lovely pink envelopes. There was an envelope for each guest telling him or her the seat.

Flower-centerpiece-Villa-Rusconi

Photographers had a lot of fun the lovely details of the arrangements: there were so many of them!
Not to forget the Villa Rusconi atmosphere, unique and evocative.

Lakefront wedding cocktail at Villa Rusconi Clerici

Around mid afternoon a second aperitif was served just by the lake shores in the villa’s garden.

Catering-Villa-Rusconi-Verbania

Cocktail was served together with Italian finger food: parmigiano, cheese with nuts, mussels and lake fish up to a wonderful fruit tart totally covered with almond coming from Sicily.

Villa Rusconi dinner

The party followed inside the wonderful pavilion of Villa Rusconi where dinner was served.

Romantic Wedding on Lake Maggiore

A romantic sunset on the lake and a great night came with the gourmand dinner.

Wedding-Cake-Verbania

For their wedding cake Simone and Stephan wanted the precise replica of an cake they saw some months before which simply loved.
Thanks to maitre chocolatier Costantino Guardia this was possible.
They had a great 7 tiers cake which was decorated in every single detail. It seemed covered with laces.

Wedding-Buffet-Verbania

Guests had another surprise with the delicious sweets buffet and dances in the cellar of the villa and even a pizza party!
Villa has an ancient oven where a pizza maker can cook pizzas to create a very amusing conclusion to your party.

simone_stephan_0474

But surprises are not finished!
Out in the park of the villa bridegroom and their guests had the occasion to en-lit a fly lantern each, making a wish and let it going in the air.

Lake Maggiore sky was full of little lanterns….a wonderful sight for a magic night!


All Images © Tag7 © All rights reserved.
Learn more about Andrea and Marcus of Studio Tag7 visiting www.tag7.ch

Lake Orta and Lake Maggiore wedding plannerMy name is Valentina and I work as wedding coordinator on Lake Orta and Lake Maggiore.
Before being a wedding planner and coordinator I worked for an American company planning events. I turned into wedding planning for SposiamoVi group, more than 5 years ago. Since Italian Lakes Wedding was founded I work with them to make bride and groom’s dreams come true on this wonderful Lakes of North West Italy and Piemonte region.

l love creating with my couples the perfect event for them following their wishes and needs, helping to find the best solution for their ideas and budget.
I like meeting people talking with them and know more about their cultures and traditions. I do like sharing Italian customs with them and working in team with couples to let them experience a real and dreamy Italian wedding!

I will be pleased to guide couples along lovely traditional and pedestrian roads of Orta village discovering the beauty of this romantic Lake between villas, traditional restaurants wonderful churches and enchanting St. Julius Island.
I will be happy to let couples discover bigger and charming Lake Maggiore with its Borromeo Islands, wonderful hotels and villas overlooking the waters.

I’m sure you would be amazed by the beauty of these special corners of Italy so I’m simply wait for you for a lovely experience to create and live together.

For any information about wedding on Lake Orta or Lake Maggiore please CONTACT ME.

]]>
https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/a-magic-wedding-on-lake-maggiore/feed/ 1 1639
An Elegant Wedding on Lake Maggiore https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/an-elegant-wedding-on-lake-maggiore/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=an-elegant-wedding-on-lake-maggiore https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/an-elegant-wedding-on-lake-maggiore/#respond Sun, 29 Nov 2009 21:41:42 +0000 http://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/?p=1590 I’ve already told you some months ago about the wonderful hotels on Lake Maggiore. These are ideal venues for an elegant wedding on these magic shores.
Chris and Suzanne choose Grand Hotel Majestic for they big day.

Grand-Hotel-Majestic-Wedding

They came here with relatives and friends from United Kingdom to celebrate a wonderful event that was studied in every single detail.

Crystals-Themed-Wedding-in-Italy

Suzanne choose a theme inspired on lilac and café au lait enriched by many little crystals.

Lilac-Bridesmaids-Flower-Girl

Suzanne designed personally Bridesmaids and flower girl dresses just thinking about these details.

Hotel-Majestic-Flowers-Arrangements

Flower arrangement Suzanne wanted was very detailed.
All arrangements were created by Manuela one of the floral designer who work in close collaboration with La Piccola Selva. Basing on the theme Suzanne wanted, Manuela created a rich vintage arrangement.
She used Freesias blooms and Aqua Girl roses for lilac, and Cofee Break rose for cafe au lait shades. Purple was made with wide Trachelium and classic Vendela roses and Stephanotis made the white accent.
Little fabric Stephanotis were on all wedding stationery Suzanne and Chris had on their tables: invitations, names card, table chart and trivia boxes.

Florist-Hotel-Majestic-Verbania

Crystals were on the tables to match Kartell chairs rented for the occasion and crystal vases supporting flowers decorations.

Bridal-Bouquel-Hotel-Majestic-Pallanza

Some other little crystal were inside the Stephanotis flowers in centerpieces and bridal bouquet, just a little compact and rounded jewel.

Bridal-dress-Spose-di-Gio

Suzanne matched crystals on her dress too. There were crystals on the veil, on the dress and the wonderful vintage pin she had on her waist. Bridal dress was italian by Spose di Gio.

Wedding-harpist-in-Verbania

The ceremony was celebrated at the nearby Pallanza Town Hall.
In order to make it even more elegant bride and groom wanted a corsage for every guest: a little rosebud each. Groom and his guests reaches town hall walking while bride arrived there on a wonderful Fiat Balilla, the legendary Italian car of 30s.

Fiat-Balilla-Wedding-Vintage-Car

After the ceremony Suzanne and Chris arranged a surprise boat tour on the lake and they reached the hotel on the vintage car for some pictures in the garden by the shores.

Grand-Hotel-Majestic-Gardens

Grand Hotel Majestic has a wonderful garden on the shores. It is just a little quiet oasis with many secular trees and flowers. It seems a peaceful terrace on the lake.

Grand-Hotel-Majestic-Pallanza-Verbania

When guests arrived Suzanne and Chris welcome them on the terrace of the hotel for a nice aperitif.

Aperitif-Hotel-Majestic-Verbania

Dinner to follow was served in the historical Toscanini room. It is dedicated to famous Maestro Toscanini that used to spend his holiday in this wonderful hotel The great elegance and beauty of this room evoke the greatness of Belle Époque. It has original wooden floors, crystal chandeliers and wonderful curtains.

Sala-Toscanini-Hotel-Majestic

But it is not enough!
After the dinner bridegroom and their guests enjoyed a wonderful pyro-musical show.
Fireworks have been arranged on the waters of the lake and on the terrace of the little island in front of the hotel.
10 amazing minutes of show on Earth Song by Micheal Jackson and Nessun Dorma.

Wedding-Fireworks-Italy

Wonderful wedding cake has been prepared by Costantino Guardia maitre chocolatier from Torino. Once again wedding cake matched perfectly the theme Suzanne chose.

Costantino-Guardia-Wedding-Cake

The after dinner party was very enjoyable with open bar and live swing music.
A very special night in one of the most elegant hotel on Lake Maggiore.

Party-Open-Bar-in-Verbania

We would like to thank Ivana Porta for Suzanne and Chris’ wedding pictures she took to Grand Hotel Majestic in Pallanza.
To know more about Ivana Porta’s lovely style do not miss Suzanne and Chris’ wedding album or visit her web site www.ivanaporta.com.

Ivana-Porta-wedding-photographer


All Images © Ivana Porta photographer © All rights reserved.

Italian-Lakes-Wedding-PlannerValentina Lombardi is the Italian Lakes Wedding coordinator for Lake Orta and Lake Maggiore area.

She follows Italian and foreign bridegrooms who wish to celebrate their wedding in Piemonte and Italian Lakes area.

Valentina is Italian; she has worked in event organization business for years before becoming a wedding planner.

For more information about weddings on Lake Maggiore, please contact us.

]]>
https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/an-elegant-wedding-on-lake-maggiore/feed/ 0 1590
Nicky & Chris, Symbolic Ceremony at Villa Rusconi Clerici https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/nicky-chris-symbolic-ceremony-at-villa-rusconi-clerici/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nicky-chris-symbolic-ceremony-at-villa-rusconi-clerici https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/nicky-chris-symbolic-ceremony-at-villa-rusconi-clerici/#comments Tue, 10 Nov 2009 21:53:08 +0000 http://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/?p=1529 Here I am again to talk about Villa Rusconi Clerici, this time I will describe the gorgeous symbolic ceremony of Nicky & Chris. As flower designer, I have had the great pleasure and honour of handling the decoration of this special event, which took place in September in Verbania Pallanza on the shores of Lake Maggiore.

Wedding at Villa Rusconi Clerici

I would like to start by thanking the photographer Carlo Conti, who has kindly provided these fabulous images of the day. After many years of experience as a fashion, still life and architecture photographer, Carlo Conti has founded RPS Studio – Reportage Per gli Sposi – choosing to continue his career as a specialist wedding photographer. His style is characterised by a great ability to capture the most natural and spontaneous moments of any event in order to compose a fresh, modern and lively album…the pictures of Nicky and Chris’ big day are a very good example of his creativity.

Carlo Conti Wedding Photographer

Nicky & Chris are both born and bread in London. Nicky is pursuing a successful career in human resource, while Chris owns a recruitment agency focusing on the sports sector.
Being two very busy young professionals, they did not have a lot of free time to dedicate to the organisation of their wedding and decided to rely on the expertise and professionalism of Chic Weddings, a leading wedding design agency that works with the team of Italian Lakes Wedding.

Nicky & Chris wedding on Lake Maggiore

Nicky and Chris were dreaming of a wedding by the water, informal and elegant at the same time. An event that matched their personality, not too flashy but very fun.  After evaluating various options, they opted for Villa Rusconi Clerici for its wonderful position right on the shores of Lake Maggiore.

Wedding in Verbania Pallanza

The colour theme chosen by Nicky & Chris focused on ivory and lilac, with a hint of purple. This successful combination is very much on trend recently and is often requested by my clients.

Purple bridal bouquet

The ceremony at Villa Rusconi Clerici started with the arrival of the bride, Nicky, by speedboat. She was accompanied by her father and her lovely bridesmaids. The location benefits from a private jetty which offers the possibility of organising an extremely scenic entry as well as lake tours for the guests during the cocktail reception.

Wedding boat trip on Lake Maggiore

Nicky chose a sleek and modern bouquet, in perfect harmony with her dress: to design it I mixed mini white Calla Lilies, purple Lysianthus and Rose Tibet, enhancing the long shape of the bouquet with a few leaves of Beucarnea.
Purple was the predominant colour of the whole party and was found in the centrepieces, in the bridal bouquet, in dress of the bridesmaids and even in the cufflinks and tie of the groom and his father.

Purple Bridesmaids Dress

As wished by the bride and the groom, the buttonholes had also a hint of purple, obtained with the use of a beautiful type of Lysianthus called “Cinderella Blue”: it is a strong purple, almost blue variety of the bloom which is rather flexible and can be easily used in any floral composition.

Purple Groom Buttonhole

The blessing was celebrated in the garden of Villa Rusconi Clerici, right by the water and with a stunning view of the lake. Diane and Giuseppe, two Anglo-Italian celebrants, hosted the ceremony for Nicky & Chris. I had the pleasure to meet them before at the weddings of Janet & Ian at Villa D’Este on Lake Como and of Bevin & Steve at Villa Gippini on Lake Orta.

Blessing ceremony at Villa Rusconi Clerici

For the decoration of the chairs of the bride and the groom, I opted for a small variation on the common theme, using long bloom of white Corylus Contorta together with Calla Lilies, Roses and Lysianthus. This mix provided a very contemporary and glamorous effect.

Flower Chairs Decoration

Following the ceremony, all the guests moved to the main lawn in front of the Villa for the cocktail reception.

Cocktail Reception at Villa Rusconi Clerici

At that stage, the light of the evening was changing and the water of the lake was becoming orange and pink, creating a stunning and romantic atmosphere.

Romantic Wedding on Lake Maggiore

As usual, the dinner was served in the garden Pavilion of Villa Rusconi Clerici where the guests were able to enjoy a view of the lake: the tables were decorated with a simple floral composition designed with glass cubical vases full of transparent gems and a mix of cream roses and purple Lysianthus.

Villa Rusconi Table Decoration

The party then continued in the ballroom of the Villa where the bride and the groom entertained their guests with a sensual tango.

Villa Rusconi Clerici Ballroom

In this post, I have shown you only some of the magical images of the wedding of Nicky and Chris at Villa Rusconi Clerici: look at the full album created by their photographer Carlo Conti from RPS Studio in Milan if you wish to see more. You will be impressed!

Wedding Party at Villa Rusconi Clerici

Are you thinking about get married
at Villa Rusconi Clerici?
Click here for further information

]]>
https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/nicky-chris-symbolic-ceremony-at-villa-rusconi-clerici/feed/ 2 1529
Loretta and Scott, wedding at Villa Rusconi Clerici https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/wedding-at-villa-rusconi-clerici/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=wedding-at-villa-rusconi-clerici https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/wedding-at-villa-rusconi-clerici/#comments Tue, 29 Sep 2009 12:23:27 +0000 http://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/?p=1291 As a flower designer, we have to admit that the wedding of Loretta and Scott were one of the most stimulating ones. It was months of work, 3 meetings with the bride and groom, lots of emails with decisions and re-decisions before arriving at the final go.

Wedding-Party-on-Lake-Maggiore

Loretta and Scott are a very nice couple from England who decided to get married at Lake Maggiore. Both have origins in Italy, both are born in London but the bride’s parents are from Parma and Piacenza and the groom’s father is British but his mother is from Salerno.

Outdoor-wedding-reception-in-Verbania

Both have Italian origins, that’s why they met for the first time in St Peter’s Italian church in London.  After 9 years finally they wished to become husband and wife. Their decision to come to Italy for the wedding was crystal clear, but where? They wanted somewhere which is neither near his or her family backgrounds, so it was the beautiful setting of Villa Rusconi Clerici and the fantastic landscape around Lake Maggiore.

Wedding-in-Verbania-Pallanza-Lake-Maggiore

Their choice of photographer was also made with the highest attention, he had to be professional, very special and with a photo-reportage style. Indeed, it is very important to select a good photographer, because what he is producing will last forever.

Villa-Rusconi-Wedding-Photographer

So it was Luca Rajna, one of the most appreciated and best photographers in the lakes area.
Have a look yourself www.ajn.it.

Villa-Rusconi-Clerici-Wedding-Planner

The church for the wedding was San Leonardo’s at Pallanza, built in 1537, it overlooks the Piazza San Leonardo and the lakeshore.
For the flowers Loretta wanted a focus on the main altar with 2 large compositions of ivory Rose Vendela on some high basements of metal.

Wedding-in-San-Leonardo-Church-Verbania

Then some smaller compositions combined with tulle and organza in white, emerald green and ivory on the ends of each row of pews. This was the colour theme throughout all the decoration, sometimes added by a touch of lilac.

Church-decoration-in-Italy

The bridal bouquet of Loretta was round and very compact and resembled the colours used in church, from the white and ivory of the roses into the emerald green of the ribbons that hold it all together, decorated with some pearls here and there.

Romantic-Bridal-Bouquet

A fantastic advantage of this church was the small walking distance to Villa Rusconi Clerici, just 300m.
For Loretta and Scott it was easy to decide for the Villa Rusconi Clerici, they were in love with the location from the beginning. It is really a wonderful place as the villa is situated directly on the shore of the lake, has splendid views and a huge garden. As the wedding day was very warm, the welcome drinks were prepared outside on the lakeshore. Accompanied with some wonderful music from a string quartet.

Aperitif-at-Villa-Rusconi-Clerici

The dinner itself was inside the white gazebo, this is an elegant structure of tents finished with metal that was normally used at the beginning of the 19th hundred century.

flower-arrangiaments-in-Villa-Rusconi-Clerici

Here the theme of the wedding was taken from well known Italian-American films like “La dolce vita” from Federico Fellini, “Once upon a time” from Sergio Leone and “Cinema Paradiso” from Giuseppe Tornatore.

Bridesgroom-table-in-Villa-Rusconi-Clerici

For the decoration on the tables we used compositions that were based on glass structures and around them petals of roses and tealights. But I surely will return and speak more about this part of the marvellous decoration.

Table-arrangiament-in-Villa-Rusconi-Clerici

When the dinner ended, everybody went over to the tavern where they danced until the early morning.

Wedding-Dances-at-Villa-Rusconi-Clerici

During the evening, Villa Rusconi Clerici has a very special attraction with all the lights you see along the lake and with a quiet island in front of the villa that gives a romantic touch. What is more exciting for a flower designer than to work in such a wonderful location?

Italian-Wedding-Favors

Click here to see the PHOTO GALLERY of the whole wedding, 40 fantastic photos may be admired which were chosen by the photographer Luca Rajna as the best of this splendid wedding.

I would like to finish off with a citation of what Loretta and Scott did tell me after the wedding day: “This day was much nicer then we ever were expecting it, this day was a dream”.

Wedding-reception-at-Villa-Rusconi-Clerici

We wish Loretta and Scott all the best and much happiness; this comes from all of our Italian Lakes Wedding team.

Are you thinking about get married
at Villa Rusconi Clerici?
Click here for further information

For more information about weddings at Villa Rusconi Clerici please CONTACT US.

]]>
https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/wedding-at-villa-rusconi-clerici/feed/ 1 1291
Spring wedding in Pallanza https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/spring-wedding-in-pallanza/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=spring-wedding-in-pallanza https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/spring-wedding-in-pallanza/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2009 21:19:25 +0000 http://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/?p=806 After our article for a lovely civil wedding on Isola dei Pescatori, we would like tell you someting more about another venue for civil services on Lake Maggiore: Villa San Remigio in Pallanza – Verbania.

villa-san-remigio-weddings

We already talked about Villa San Remigio telling the history of this beautiful 1800 villa. It is now owned by Piemonte region and it is available for marriage thanks to Pallanza town hall.

We would like to tell you about Antonella and Tommy’s wedding.
They choose for their wedding Villa San Remigio, Italian Lakes Wedding Team and Raffaello Mazzoleni photographer one of the more active photographer of the site.
He followed them with his professionalism and experience giving as final result a wonderful whole day reportage full of solar colors right in the perfect frame of Villa San Remigio’s ancient rooms and park.

villa-san-remigio-florist

His quick post processing allowed us to see his work just 3 days after the wedding! Raffaello put on our disposal the entire wedding PHOTO GALLERY. Today we show you some images we choose to describe the beauty of the place: baroque facade of the villa, rich and big and well furnished rooms and stunning park.

villa-san-remigio-bouquet

White and red was bridegroom color scheme and it was underlined by some lovely details such as bride and groom dresses.

As you can see bride wore a pretty 60s style prom dress.
She had a lot of style for sure!
Have a look at the red details she matched such as red shoes!
Just very pretty!

Floral arrangement included 2 big compositions with white lily callas in room’s entrance in order to create a sort of arch.

Bridal bouquet had mini lily callas and Carte Blanche roses in with some variations of light yellow and ivory.

Mayor conducted an evocative ceremony enriched by a moving speech.

villa-san-remigio-florist

Villa San Remigio is the perfect venue to thake wonderful wedding pictures too!
A sunny day, beauty of the park, azaleas and Rhododendron blooming are the perfect cocktail for unforgettable pictures as you can see in Raffaello Mazzoleni PHOTO GALLERY.

lake-front-wedding-restaurant-verbania

After Villa San Remigio bridegroom and their guests moved to a wonderful reception venue. It was an intimate restaurant on Pallanza Port in belle époque style.
The restaurant is tiny but has a lovely garden for your aperitif. We think it could be perfect for your wedding reception in Lake Maggiore.
wedding-restaurant-verbania
We will tell you more about this and other restaurants we discovered for you. Just like a little one on St. Julius island on Lake Orta.

restaurant-wedding-pallanza
lakeshore-wedding-reception-in-Pallanza

Many thanks to Raffaello Mazzoleni again for his extraordinary job and quick delivery of images.
Italian Lakes Wedding Team wish to Antonella and Tommy best wishes for their happiness.

lake maggiore wedding plannerValentina Lombardi is the Italian Lakes Wedding coordinator for Lake Maggiore area. She follows Italian and foreign bridegrooms who wish to celebrate their wedding in Piemonte and Italian Lakes area.
Valentina is Italian; she has worked in event organization business for years before becoming a wedding planner.

For more information about civil legal wedding at Villa San Remigio in Verbania Pallanza, Lake Maggiore, please contact us.

]]>
https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/spring-wedding-in-pallanza/feed/ 3 806
The best venues for your wedding in Pallanza https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/the-best-venues-for-your-wedding-in-pallanza/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-best-venues-for-your-wedding-in-pallanza https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/the-best-venues-for-your-wedding-in-pallanza/#comments Sun, 08 Feb 2009 13:28:05 +0000 http://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/?p=538 Going up on the Lake Maggiore you will reach Verbania Pallanza a noble little town just like Stresa. In Belle Époque period it was one of the preferred destination for people coming from all over Europe. You will just feel it looking at Grand Hotels and Villas on the Lake.

Villa Rusconi Weddings

The most famous villa in the area is Villa Rusconi Clerici. It is just on the lake shore. Villa Rusconi Clerici was built during 1800, finely preserved, with its stunning view on Borromean islands and gulf.

Villa Rusconi Wedding Planner

Villa Rusconi Clerici has an amazing garden where you could also celebrate your open air symbolic ceremony, just on the lake shore with a simply magic atmosphere! Reception can be held side of the garden in the big pavilion built in liberty style.

Villa San Remigio Weddings

Pallanza host Villa San Remigio, too, one of the most beautiful historical villas of Lake Maggiore.
It is now maybe the best venue for legal civil ceremonies on Lake Maggiore.

Villa San Remigio Wedding Planner

Side of the Villa San Remigio there is a wide terrace to enjoy a stunning view on the lake. The balcony has a rock gallery underneath that is often used as winter garden. This is one of the most scenographic spot for your wedding pictures!

Lake Orta and Lake Maggiore wedding plannerMy name is Valentina and I work as wedding coordinator on Lake Orta and Lake Maggiore.
Before being a wedding planner and coordinator I worked for an American company planning events. I turned into wedding planning for SposiamoVi group, more than 5 years ago. Since Italian Lakes Wedding was founded I work with them to make bride and groom’s dreams come true on this wonderful Lakes of North West Italy and Piemonte region.

l love creating with my couples the perfect event for them following their wishes and needs, helping to find the best solution for their ideas and budget.
I like meeting people talking with them and know more about their cultures and traditions. I do like sharing Italian customs with them and working in team with couples to let them experience a real and dreamy Italian wedding!

I will be pleased to guide couples along lovely traditional and pedestrian roads of Orta village discovering the beauty of this romantic Lake between villas, traditional restaurants wonderful churches and enchanting St. Julius Island.
I will be happy to let couples discover bigger and charming Lake Maggiore with its Borromeo Islands, wonderful hotels and villas overlooking the waters.

I’m sure you would be amazed by the beauty of these special corners of Italy so I’m simply wait for you for a lovely experience to create and live together.

For any information about wedding on Lake Orta or Lake Maggiore please CONTACT ME.

]]>
https://www.italianlakeswedding.com/blog/lake-maggiore-weddings/the-best-venues-for-your-wedding-in-pallanza/feed/ 2 538