When a lovely London couple asks you to photograph their intimate destination wedding at a villa overlooking Lake Como, you say YES! ;-) I had been looking forward to Natalie & Chris’ wedding since we met up earlier this year and it was everything I thought it would be, and more!
If you’re a regular to my blog you’ll know that I shoot a few destination weddings every year. This year I’ve shot weddings in Portugal, Spain and Italy and they were all wonderful weddings, at spectacular locations, pretty much a photographer’s dream.
Natalie & Chris chose Villa Balbianello in Lenno, overlooking Lake Como. The villa itself is quite famous, having been used as a location in James Bond – Casino Royale and Star Wars: Episode II (Attack of the Clones). Needless to say, it is breathtakingly beautiful and the photos you see online, really doesn’t do it justice! I had the pleasure of working with Giulia and Rachel from The Lake Como Wedding Planner who planned the day to perfection.
The ceremony took place overlooking Lake Como, followed by aperitifs on the terrace in the sunshine. We then jumped on a private boat to the lakeside restaurant, Locanda La Tirlindana, where Natalie & Chris enjoyed a gorgeous meal and partied the night away with the locals.
Love this portrait of Natalie and her maids, so glam!
The gardens at Villa Balbianello are a haven for romantic couple portraits and we definitely made the
most of it!
With the sun dipping low above Lake Como we had the most gorgeous golden hour.
Definite bucket list image for me! Newlyweds Natalie & Chris, on a private boat
en route to their Lake Como wedding reception.
The view from Locanda La Tirlindana as the sun set and Natalie & Chris partied the night away
with their guests and the locals of Sala Comacina.