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Enchanting Lake Como Wedding at Villa D'Este

Melissa Baran

To me, Lake Como will forever be in my top five of most romantic destinations to say I do. The scenery is enchanting and magical and exactly the kind of vibe that's perfect if you're looking for a 'fairytale' wedding. One look at this fete from Dear Lovers and Kristin Garuba and I have a feeling it'll land a spot in your top five, too. From Dear Lovers... This couple absolutely adore Italy, and the way it makes them feel when they visit. The pace of life and serenity that this beautiful country offers was just what they wanted for their wedding. After a family trip to the beautiful Lake Como they knew they wanted to experience this special place with their closest friends and family on their wedding day.Located on the shores of Lake Como, one of the most romantic settings in the world, Villa D’Este is surrounded by acres of park, and they fell in love with its enchanting beauty. The backdrop of the Villa then became the perfect spot to say “I do” with its picturesque views.The first look between Jaclyn and Blake was on the terrace under the trees overlooking the lake, just a few steps away from their ceremony setting.Florist, Wildflowers LLC, created the most stunning statement urns overflowing with blooms in soft pastel tones for the ceremony and the bride and groom said their vows in front of the most magical floral arch set in front of the magnificent gardens and stunning historic architecture of the Villa. Jaclyn wore a lace gown by Ines Di Santo that perfectly complimented the romantic and soft nature of their venue.They dined that evening by candlelight, the sweet notes of music, and surrounded by their closest loved ones. Cutting their beautiful wedding cake on the lake terrace, the evening was topped off with the most magical surprise fireworks show for the bride. This wedding was a true fairytale.

Photography: Dear Lovers | Videography: Dear Lovers | Planner: Kristin Garuba | Floral Design: Wildflowers llc | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Makeup: Marissa Gold (bride’s sister) | Hair Stylist: Jared Mathias Riccardi | Venue: Villa D'Este | Cake Designer: Villa D'Este | Dress Designer: Ines Di Santo | Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab | Groom's Custom Suit: Chase Thomas | Groom’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Villa D'Este: Villa D'Este