Lake Como could be faced with a down pour and it would STILL be absolutely breathtaking. Need proof? These misty I dos, planned with the help of The Lake Como Wedding Planner, will make you a believer. Captured by Gianluca And Mary Adovasio, it'll have you ready to trade sunshine for a romance-filled gray day. From the Bride... Set in the beautiful Lake Como, Italy, my husband (still getting used to saying that!) and I got married on May 12th, 2017. My husband is from Tunisia in North Africa and I am from Indiana, so we wanted a location that was between our two families that guests would also enjoy traveling to. And we also really wanted to get married on the water. Lake Como didn't disappoint, particularly because we had an amazing wedding planner in Rachel Birthistle & Leonora Lepore from The Lake Como Wedding Planner. Not to mention the amazing Gianluca as our photographer and Figli Dei Fiori creating the beautiful floral arrangements (including the flower arch - my favorite design element of the day!). The wedding was an amazing cultural mix of Tunisians speaking Arabic/French and Mid-Westerners speaking English, with the ceremony and speeches at the reception translated into French & English. Because our families literally live on different sides of the world, it was also a unique time with both of our families and friends all being in one place and staying in the beautiful Villa Regina Teodolinda where we got married -- the most charming Italian villa right on the water. It was truly like something out of a dream, and although we couldn't return home with all of the amazing views, villa, food and flowers, I felt so lucky to leave Lake Como with my new husband.(And if I could give one piece of advice to future brides -- it would be that you SHOULD sweat the small stuff. I was so thankful that I spent the time sourcing biodegradable confetti from Amazon Italy, getting extra long sparklers to ensure we had enough time for the photo opp of the sparklers during the cake cutting, etc. You won't regret the extra time and work it takes.
Photography: Gianluca And Mary Adovasio | Wedding Planner: The Lake Como Wedding Planner | Floral Design: Figli Dei Fiori | Wedding Dress: Anna Maier | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Rent The Runway | Catering: Sunlake Catering | Celebrant: Manuele Facchini | Music: Blunotte Events | Villa: Villa Regina Teodolinda