Wow Wow Wow ……..
This venue took my breathe away, the main access by boat, is the most spectacular location in Lake Como, Italy. A massive thank you goes to James and Yvette’s Wedding Planner Alexis Walker from Alexis Wedding Planning and Design for putting me forward for such an amazing Wedding. From start to finish this Wedding Day was fantastically beautiful, (it was helped also by gorgeous weather).
We arrived at the iconic Grand Hotel Tremezzo which is located in the heart of Lake Como, with amazing views of Bellagio and the stunning Grigne mountains. Yvette’s room overlooked this sensational view from her balcony, not a bad place for her Prep Photography. The morning was made up of Dad being banished from the room (a lucky escape I think he thought), hair, make-up and Bridesmaids taking hundreds of selfies, so the average Wedding morning. We were truly spoilt by the hotel, and having plenty of time to Photograph many areas in and around the Art Noveau Venue meant some amazing Photographs.
In the meantime James, his brother and close family were arriving at Villa del Balbianello, having stayed in Bellagio overnight. His first job was to visit with Justine from Just Celebrations Celebrant, to ensure all was in place for the English part of the ceremony.
Arriving by a luxurious speedboat, made for the best entrance I think I’ve ever Photographed, (climbing on the back of the boat to get ‘the’ shot however was probably the scariest – you’ve just got to do these things to get the best for your client). The ceremony took place under the arches overlooking Lake Como, all in all, simply exquisite. After the formalities the happy couple and the guests made their way down to the much needed canapes, drinks and ice-cream.
The evening was filled with lots of laughter, great food and a damn good party, accompanied by award winning thunderstorms that could be seen all over Lake Como, what a way to end a remarkable day. We were hoping Mr Clooney would stop by but I guess he was busy!
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