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This Lake Como editorial was inspired by the beautiful Villa Pizzo itself, from it’s expanding gardens along the lake side with 360 degree views that will take your breath away. We wanted to highlight the property while honoring its neoclassical design. So when thinking of how to incorporate its history with a splash of modern simplicity, we knew we had to incorporate texture, couture gowns, and an epic boat ride into the design. Created to showcase an intimate wedding weekend, each event within the wedding day design utilized a different area of the Villa and its property, from bridal portraits inside the villa among intricate architecture to the ceremony site on one of the villa’s secluded terraces overlooking the lake, to the reception dinner at the base of the epic outdoor stairway leading into the gardens. Following their ceremony, the couple took a celebratory boat ride with prosecco along the lake in a classic Lake Como Riva.
[field title=”Wedding Colors”]Mauve, pinks, peach, cream, lavender[/field]
[field title=”The Venue”]
Villa Pizzo is situated right along the edge of Lake Como. Built on rich land, the property stretches from the shore of the lake to the edge of the hills and was originally full of vineyards and olive groves. The villa offers the longest lakeside garden in Lake Como, with lush greenery, cypress trees, and rose bushes along the lakefront, which add to the romance and charm of this stunning property. Wedding celebrations can utilize both the interior of the villa and the vast gardens. From breathtaking vistas to artistic statues, this villa is the perfect location for any dream wedding on the romantic Lake Como.
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[section title=”The Fashion”]
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The bridal gowns were the main focus of the design. Both gowns were designed by Dylan Parienty Paris and were chosen to be statement pieces. Her main gown represented a modern take on the ballgown, with various layers of chiffon, a plunging neckline, and a dramatic train. This paired perfectly against the epic views of the mountains along the lake. For her second dress, the bride wore a heavily embellished slimmer cut gown with a high neck, satin and lace flowers, bows on the sleeves, and a playful layer of fringe. It was the perfect mix of elegance, party and play. We paired Bella Belle Shoes with her second look, and green linen Manolo Blahnik pumps with her wedding gown. Hair and makeup artist Ivona Milosevic created two different looks to pair with the brides’ gowns. Our groom was just as chic, styled in a classic black tux for the ceremony from Area 2 Rezzonico in Como, and a velvet dinner jacket and loafers for the reception.
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[section title=”The Details”]
[field title=”Florals & Decor”]
To continue with an emphasis on modern and texture, Chiara Sperti Floral Events created a showstopping organic, color blocked arch for the ceremony. Centered on one of Villa Pizzo’s many verandas, the mix of peach, blushes, and creams popped against the beautiful blue backdrop of the lake. For the tablescape, NKT Events incorporated different elements such as stone, gold, and mauve velvet linens which were paired perfectly with the ceramic dinnerware embroidered with an intricate lace motif. Candles in varying heights added to the romance of the design. Krisanna Elizabeth created the wedding day stationery with a more classic approach. With luxurious calligraphy and hand-torn paper, the menus provided a classic Italian touch to a slightly more modern tablescape.
[field title=”Favorite Design Element”]Our favorite design element was the repurposing of the floral arrangements. Following the ceremony, we choose to repurpose the floral arch into floor arrangements around the reception tablescape, and then later redesigned these same pieces to utilize in our cake display. The cake was created by Ramperti Pasticceria, to mimic the layers on our bride’s main wedding gown. This created a lush and luxe experience for each wedding moment. [/field]
[field title=”Tips To Pull Off The Look”]
Never be afraid to incorporate color and texture into your day, especially in such a fashion-forward, epic location as Lake Como. The varying textures and stature of the bridal gowns in this shoot, as well as the pops of color, showcase a unique interpretation of a modern, chic wedding design blended with the classic scenery of Villa Pizzo and Lake Como.
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Photography: Liz Andolina Photography | Videographer: Anna Lord Studio | Design: NKT Events | Floral Design: Chiara Sperti | Cake: Pasticceria Ramperti | Stationery: Krisanna Elizabeth | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Hair and Makeup: Ivona Milosevic | Groom’s Attire: Area 2 Rezzonico | Venue: Villa Pizzo | Dylan Parienty PR Rep: Mel Hason | Gowns: Dylan Parienty Paris | Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Planning: NKT Events | Rentals: Tableset Luxury Rentals | Riva: Cantiere Cadenazzi