Destination Weddings/Real Weddings

Romantic & Cinematic Lake Como Wedding

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Yesterday, I asked my hubby “If you had all the money in the world, where would you want our vacation house?” Jack answered, “I’d do the George Clooney thing.” That meaning, long, delicious summers on the edge of Lake Como.

As part of our yearlong honeymoon last year, Jack and I made a last-minute ten-day escape to a tiny village high above Lake Como. We ate pounds of Proscuitto, drank a life’s worth of Nebbiolo, and spend afternoons sunning on a secret lakeside beach – it was exceptionally romantic. I absolutely understand now why so many couples are rushing to the villas that dot the lake’s edge to get married.

Today we’re sharing a wedding that exudes so much of that romance we felt. Emanuela and Mattia’s wedding features so much old world rustic charm & cinematic drama (thanks to Margherita Calati‘s photos) – you half expect to see George & Amal arriving in their own lake speedboat to the reception.

Speaking of cinema, you have to watch the gorgeous wedding film at the end – so beautiful!

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Our Love Story

We met at the seaside, in Summer. After ten years of true love, we decided to get married, while we were in the Alps after the Christmas holidays.

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The Destination

It was a memorable day. We wanted just our families and closest friends with us to celebrate. It was really intimate, emotional and romantic. We promised ourselves eternal love and we had a lot of fun.

We got married in Como, in the center, in the church of San Fedele. Afterward, we reached the venue by boat and celebrated at Villa Regina Teodolinda. It was magical.

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The Planning

I had never thought that I would have asked a wedding planner to organize my own wedding, but with Elena, it just happened. From the very beginning, I felt understood and we got along very smoothly. It was like we had always known each other. She is very professional in what she does.

We would choose all these great professionals a thousand times again for their amazing work, talent and availability. We will always be thankful for what they have done to make the day of our wedding the most unforgettable of our lives.

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The Photography & Videography

I had been following Margherita for a long time and I always thought she had the talent to photograph the emotions of such a special moment. When the proposal came, it was our first and only choice.

I happened to see a video of Lumos Produzioni on Facebook and was moved. I couldn’t stop watching, I saw other videos and when our turn came we wanted them to make our wedding film.

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All of it. The atmosphere, emotions, happiness, love…it was in the air and you could breathe it.

– Bride Emanuela, favorite moments

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Advice to Other Couples

Think about what makes you say “Yes”. To all love, everything else will come accordingly.

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Honeymoon

We love Greece. So, we left two days later for the Cyclades.

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