Among the most favourite Lake weddings venue when talking about Italy is Villa Balbianello, of course one of the top Lake Como wedding venues.
The awesome set for several Hollywood movies, was chosen by Alina and Alexey, A&A, to celebrate their symbolic Lake Como wedding surrounded by an amazing landscape in summer.
As each clients planning their weddings in Lake Como, this couple decided to commit to our Lake Como wedding planner agency the design and organisation of their big day. Miles away from the freezing Moscow, Russian wedding traditions where the starting points for an elegant but rustic event.
We plan different weddings in Lake Como and do the best to propose the right choice for our clients. It was so easy to find the right answers to the balance of simplicity and astonishment for their Lake Como wedding dream. We mixed in a classy way Italian vineyard colours, flowers from the prairie and the ability of a smith for each centrepiece as well as a 5 elements live band to guarantee the couple and their small group of guests, a joyful and really made-in-italy entertainment.
Why they choose a Lake Como wedding? Once more the undeniable romance of Lake Como captured the hearts of Alina and Alexey during an holiday, when Alexey eventually made his marriage proposal in Bellagio.
How not considering tying the knot there?? A year after all their dreams came true: a glamorous Lake Como wedding!
When you imagine to live the most important day of your life, you can’t avoid to think about the most romantic accommodation too. Grand Hotel Tremezzo Palace became the impressive set for the getting ready of the beautiful Alina, who felt like a star, especially when the photo shooting took place before leaving for the ceremony.
For this couple, thinking about the Italian taste, celebrating their Lake Como wedding day, meant starting from invitations directly involved with grape details; all the stationary set celebrated the general idea that wine in sunny Italy is good and wine brings warmth and joy to each important intimate party.
Purple and lilac, mixed with cream and few white where the favourite nuances to recall the vinery mood without becoming too rustic.
To use vintage details to host and mix flower compositions was the winner way to make up a dressy though not daring décor; a large use of pewter instead of silver allowed us to create the right taste.
Traditions, simplicity and uniqueness of the moment where completely realised in the ceremony area. It was chosen to catch the astonishing sunset everybody can enjoy from the south side of the property.
A couple of ancient trees, among the many you can find in the perfect garden of Lake Como wedding venue Villa Balbianello, where the natural start for a romantic flower arch, that would frame the celebration and the couple.
Close to Alina and Alexey their touched relatives and friends, ready to toss petals and love to them.
Within a so special Lake Como wedding venue, all the feeling increases and increases especially if encouraged by the most romantic violins background live music.
The ceremony of course included many among the Russian traditions.
All held in Russian language by the Russian interpreters of ours, the wedding ceremony started with the most common though symbolic moment of a marriage: the ring exchange.
After a close friend of their, made a toast to the couple and invited them to drink champagne from two glasses and throw them on the floor, which immediately broke when they hit the ground…a great symbol of luck!
Another important symbol during a Russian wedding is the bread and salt. Both parents take care about this moment and they offered to Alina and Alexey as a symbol of health, prosperity and long life.
Both bride and groom took a bite of the bread and, as tradition explain, the one that take the largest bite will be the head of the family!
The closing of the ceremony couldn’t be something else than the release of a couple of white doves and their precious meaning of long and happy marriage, based on the fact that doves mate for life.
As their tradition suggest, also Alina and Alexey involved an entertainer, who kept on organising toasts, the disco and ensuring the guests got to know each other were looked after. That’s because a Russian wedding, even if very classy as this couple had, must be fun.
Anyway, the right time for one of the most intimate moment during this wedding in Lake Como was found as well. That was the time, to roots of which have survived from very far in the past to the present, when Alina’s mother passed the “talisman” to the daughter. It was a holy paint that the bride, in turn, will transfer it to her daughter on her wedding day.
From the very famous Loggia of this magnificent Lake Como venue everybody celebrated the love between Alina and Alexey enjoying gorgeous fireworks, surrounded by good Italian live music and the romantic atmosphere of Lake Como and landscape dotted with thousands of fairy lights.