Danielle & John wed in stunning Lake Como with beautiful light blue details to match the sparkling water…
“We met in May 2012 at another wedding and just under 4 years later we got engaged on Wine Strand beach in Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland, which is where John’s ancestors originate.
We were both set on Lake Como as our wedding destination, having been there a couple of times before and fallen in love with the area. As we live in Switzerland but come from the UK, we had considered the option of a UK wedding to make it easier for family and friends to get to, but after looking at venues in Lake Como and a date which tied in with a UK public holiday, the decision was made!
We decided to hire a wedding planner to help us out since we didn’t know too much about the area and could only visit a couple of times during the whole planning period. We were so glad that we did as we really worked well together and it took any extra stress away!
All of our friends and family seemed so excited about a long weekend away to a place that most would never visit, so at the forefront of our minds during most of the planning process was to ensure that our guests had the most amazing weekend and memories of their own that they would never forget. We decided to hold the ceremony at Villa del Balbianello, which involved getting boats to and from, and we had our reception and evening party until 2am at the beautiful Grand Hotel Tremezzo. As an extra special surprise for all we arranged for a fireworks barge to arrive at just before 11pm which lit up the lake for miles around.
To make the most of the long weekend, we decided to hire a wonderful villa on the lake in Ossuccio and have a day to unwind by the pool with plenty of food and various beverages, with guests jumping in the lake right away! The whole weekend was so amazing and relaxing, which is exactly how we wanted it. We then stayed in the villa for a week’s honeymoon.
My dress was by Ian Stuart and it was the second dress I tried on; I fell instantly in love with it! I had it made to measure so that it fit me everywhere perfectly!” – Danielle
Wedding Planner Aurora Fallini | Photography Loryle Photography | Hair & Makeup Roberta Ristano | Flowers Barbara Botta | Dress Ian Stuart | Shoes Sophia Webster | Bridesmaid Dresses Coast | Save the Date and Passport Invites Ditsychic | Groom’s Suit Chad & Dandy | Groom’s Shoes Prada | Groomsmen Suits Suitsupply