Intimate Real Wedding on the Shores of Lake Como, Italy

Sep 30, 2015 | Weddings
Brides, couples, or just fellow hopeless romantics: grab a cup of coffee (or tea!) and have a read. We won't keep you long, but we just want to say we love every thoughtful detail and the glory of Lake Como, Italy all photographed by one of our favorites, Justine Milton Photography. This sweet couple wanted the beauty of their surroundings, in what is no doubt one of the most beautiful places on earth, to take the lead and they sure achieved this... From the Bride: "For David and I, it all started out a little over five years ago when I had ran out of gas on the side of the road. It was two o'clock in the morning when a friend of mine called me back and told me he was going to send one of his friends to help me. I gave him directions and thirty minutes later, I met the man who was meant to be my forever. David pulled up behind me with a gas can in hand at my rescue-- he was unquestionably my modern day knight in shining armor and I was completely distracted by the butterflies in my stomach. Love at first site was real, and I was unquestionably in love with the stranger that stood before me. Fast forward to the wedding day... When we found on our wedding venue, we decided that it spoke for itself. We wanted it to be timeless and effortless so went with subtle neutral colors like grey, ivory and white to compliment the scenery. Our intimate ceremony was filled with 16 of our closest friends and family members, from Alaska, Scotland, Tennessee, Oregon and Washington. We wanted our wedding to be romantic, small and intimate. One of our favorite details had been a private exchange of our personal vows, which we exchanged on the morning of our wedding. Instead of reading them that day, we decided to trust one another not to read them after we exchanged them. We are going to wait until we celebrate our 1 year anniversary to see if we lived up to the promises we made one another over the course of our first year together as husband and wife." From the Groom, David: "My favorite moment was standing at the altar with my bestman at my left, waiting for my bride to appear in one of the most beautiful places I'd ever stood, Villa Balbianello on Lake Como. Was I nervous? No, I definitely wasn't nervous. In fact, I suddenly couldn't understand why that seemed to be so common in weddings. Sometimes to the point where the groom keels over backward at the altar and passes out cold- What's the deal with that? Soon after everyone was seated, the lone violinist changed his tune to our song, "Elvis Presley - Can't help falling in love." Guests turned around in their seats to watch as my bride entered the Loggia. My eyes were locked, unblinking as she slowly walked the aisle. There she was, my bride. Absolutely stunning. Breathtaking. Lake Como had faded to a mere hazy back drop behind her. That was my wife. My life partner. My person. And suddenly, I couldn't feel my legs and I understood how keeling over was possible." 2619_14 Justine Milton Photography 2620_07 Justine Milton Photography 2631_15 Justine Milton Photography 2616_03 Justine Milton Photography 2618_08 Justine Milton Photography 2618_01 Justine Milton Photography 2623_11 Justine Milton Photography 2626_04 Justine Milton Photography 2624_14 Justine Milton Photography 2623_05 Justine Milton Photography 2630_13 Justine Milton Photography 2615_08 Justine Milton Photography 2631_12 Justine Milton Photography 2626_01 Justine Milton Photography 2624_04 Justine Milton Photography 2619_08 Justine Milton Photography
Vendor Details
Photography: Justine Milton Photography | Film Lab: PhotoVision | Ceremony Location: Villa Del Balbianello on Lake Como | Wedding Planner: Italian Lakes Wedding | Florals: Figli Dei Fiori | Reception, Catering, & Cake: Villa Flori on Lake Como | Gown: Sottero and Midgley | Jacket: Symphony Jacket by Maggie Sottero | Groom's Tux: Joseph Abboud from Men's Warehouse | Groom's Shoes: Kenneth Cole


1 Comment
chloe - 27 August 2016

I love this dress, what is the name of the dress?

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