Amy was the wedding photographer at Villa del Balbianello & Lido di Lenno, Lake Como, Italy for the wedding of Karl & Sarah-Louise.
I am so, so lucky to visit the beautiful places that wedding photography takes me to and to be witness to some of the most magical, romantic moments in some of the most magical, romantic settings on earth. It’s almost impossible to choose my favourite venue given that a Castle in Tuscany differs so much from a Villa on the Amalfi Coast, a top Hotel in Rome and the stunning gardens alongside the Italian Lakes. However, if I was forced to choose my favourite wedding venue then this would be it: Villa del Balbianello, Lenno, Lake Como.
Karl & Sarah-Louise married underneath the stunning ivy-covered loggia on the 9th of September. Since Villa del Balbianello is on a peninsula, we accessed it by boat and it offers all-round views up and down Lake Como. Each blade of grass looks like it has been cut individually with a pair of scissors and the Villa itself is nothing short of breath-taking.
After the ceremony at Villa del Balbianello we had a fun boat-ride around the ‘corner’ to the Lido di Lenno: a funky, little Moroccan-style bar with its own beach and marquee.
Sarah-Louise got ready at The Grand Hotel Brittania Excelsior in Cadenabbia. Having just her Mum & Dad there made for a very relaxed pre-ceremony time:
Villa del Balbianello from the boat:
A romantic ceremony under the ivy-covered loggia at Villa del Balbianello:
A couple of guests who we have photographed before! Here are Pete & Simone whose wedding we photographed in August 2007 just across Lake Como in Bellaggio. Great to see you two again folks.
Karl with Mum & Dad:
Sarah-Louise and Nyah:
I had a really fun shoot with Karl & Sarah-Louise around the Villa del Balbianello grounds – here’s one of my favourites.
Confetti – not just ordinary confetti however! Sarah-Louise’s mum had saved this from her own wedding 30-odd years ago. She’d decided back then that if she ever had a daughter, she would throw this confetti for her on her own wedding day! Here we go:
I was so pleased that the weather behaved after such a couple of stormy days prior to the wedding. As always I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Lake and can’t wait to start processing the rest of the images. If you’re looking for a Lake Como wedding photographer check out the Italian Lakes guide on my main site. Next stop – Tuscany for Tom & Claire!