Today I am going to talk to you about Yvonne and Savino’s wedding event: she is German and he is Italian, both living in Milan, and they are among the many couples who this year have made Lake Orta their chosen venue for their special day.
The wedding ceremony was performed against the enchanting backdrop of Orta’s Sacro Monte while Yvonne and Savino chose the elegant Hotel Ristorante L’Approdo in Pettenasco.
The photographer who recorded the event was Alessandro Balossi, certainly one of the best portrait photographers on Lake Orta. The two pictures we have published here are a splendid example of his ability to capture his subjects spontaneously and naturally.
I was asked by Yvonne and Savino to be their flower designer and to take care of every aspect of the floral decoration for their wedding. The color scheme was white and lilac , certainly one of the most popular combinations over the last year. Yvonne particularly wanted a bouquet which featured these colours but which at the same time would be special and quite unique, elegant but natural.
This gave me the idea to use the flowers of the lilac Hebe, which has always been one of my own favourite flowers.
The Hebe grows wild in New Zealand but can also live quite happily in our own gardens, above all the lilac flower is one of the most delicate and natural we can find in existence. Quite perfect for the bouquet that Yvonne wanted!
Apart from the Hebe, the other lilac flowers I used for Yvonne’s bouquet were Freesia and Lysanthius, while the white flowers were Avalanche roses and the Cymbidium orchid .
I also used the same colours as Yvonne’s bouquet for the gentlemen’s buttonholes, white roses and lilac Lysanthius.
The floral arrangiaments in the Sacro Monte at Orta, were Yvonne’s choice of large Lilium Longiflorum, which I find are particularly fine in this church. Notice two arrangements I created for the two sides of the main aisle leading to the altar: two stylised vertical arrangements Lilium Longiflorum with a large lilac ribbon. A simple solution which is most effective… and above all quite economical!
The bride and groom’s car also features the same theme developed for the church with Lilium Longiflorum, greenery and lilac ribbon: in this case a long festoon transversally covers the whole bonnet of the car.
After the ceremony, the party went on at the Hotel L’Approdo in Pettenasco: elegant cuisine, a superb position on the lake shore and value for money are the keys to success at this prestigious location run by the Primatesta Family, historical leaders in the hospitality industry on Lake Orta.
The wedding reception is held in the elegant spacious Calle Room at the Hotel L’Approdo: you will see that the table centres and fancy sweet boxes have the same color scheme chosen by Yvonne and Savino, white and lilac.
Something special the Hotel Ristorante L’Approdo does is to offer the bride and groom a trip on the private motorboat to the island of San Giulio, a unique opportunity to admire Orta San Giulio and take some wonderful wedding shots!
The Hotel L’Approdo and the florists La Piccola Selva wish to thank Alessandro Balossi for having allowed us to use the pictures of the wedding and our best wishes for a life happiness to the bride and groom, Yvonne and Savino!
For more information about wedding flower arrangements on Lake Orta and Lake Maggiore please contact us.