Having a wedding in early Spring on the lakes might be a risk, you can have pretty cold day but the great impact of a still quiet Lake before summer tourists is just amazing.
So Jennifer and Shawn opted for a date in early April.
Getting ready in a charming apartment overlooking the Lake
Jennifer and Shawn chose a very intimate country chic apartment on top of Stresa hill where they spent their Italian days. On the day of the wedding we reached them to help them with the final details of the planning.
Andrea of Independent Pictures was with us and he took amazing shots of this day!
When groom was ready one of us took him to Villa Giulia in Pallanza, literally on the other side of the lake to be ready for Jennifer to come.
For Jennifer we planned something different.
A boat ride to reach the wedding ceremony
Once ready Jennifer got on a motorboat in Stresa. I was with her with our photographer and we enjoyed with her the exciting moments that lead her to Villa Giulia in Pallanza.
Boat travelled across the lake looping around Isola Bella and Pescatori Island. Two of the enchanting Borromeo Islands that are just ideal for wedding photos.
We reached Pallanza main square and we walked together to Villa Giulia. Sun was shining and bridal bouquet was waiting for her just there.
She wanted a full white bouquet made with peonies that matched perfectly her style. She wore a lovely bridal dress and her hair down.
Shawn was waiting tor her on top of Villa Giulia terrace.
The legal civil ceremony on top of Villa Giulia is always amazing. The view you can get from this venue is wide all over Lake Maggiore and on clear days you can see Borromeo Islands and other side coastline just perfectly!
Wedding ceremony was accompanied by the sound of a violin and it was very fun but moving at the same time.
A boat trip and an aperitif after the ceremony
After the wedding ceremony and some wedding photos in the garden of Villa Giulia we took Jennifer and Shawn back to their boat. It was waiting for them to take them to a ride all over Lake Maggiore and its islands. They took the chance to take amazing photos on Isola Bella.
As the matter of fact being the beginning of April, they had the Islands all for them and the atmosphere was just magic as in a fairy tale.
After their wedding photos they took the chance to have a nice aperitif on another famous top terrace on Lake Maggiore where we planned other amazing events in the past.
Enjoying the sunset from the skybar in Stresa is always a breathtaking experience.
We left them in this romantic moment.
We planned for them a romantic dinner back on Isola Pescatori to celebrate this sweet elope on Lake Maggiore.
Spring could be just magic on Lake Maggiore. Enjoy amazing views form the most beautiful panoramic venues in Stresa and Pallanza for your special elope in on Italian Lakes!