This colorful and whimsical inspiration for Lake Como Elopement was about blending classic and local Italian style with modern, trendy elements. What did this mean for the planners Wed House and the great sales team that took over the majesty of Villa Balbiano? It meant romantic fairytale vibes made bold with a dramatic pink feather wedding dress. Historic architecture combined with elegant, modern seating and American-inspired dry palm installations. This also meant the team enhanced local handcrafted decorative pieces with an eclectic color palette and classic textures like gilt frames, soft fringes, and luxurious velvet. They share:
The interior of Villa Balbiano was an inspiration to all the elements that inspired us. All the paintings, the vintage furniture, each piece was a masterpiece and followed the grand plan of the villa. The most amazing thing about the design of this elopement is to combine local elements with the current trends and let your creativity run free. Eloping is such a beautiful way to get married. So let’s celebrate by going a little crazy and following your own rules.
Lilly Red took the most stunning pictures. Ready to take a look? Let’s go!
All the colors of the rainbow
This elopement doesn’t shy away from color! In all details we see warm tones of red, orange and mustard, as well as cool tones of blue, purple and light pink. These Letter Ink invitations are a perfect taste of the color to come!
What an elopement to wear on Lake Como
Stop it all because we need a second to recover from that SARAMRAD ball gown! If ever there was a dress for a trip to a historic Italian villa, this is IT! Wedding dresses in 2021 are only getting bolder as brides exercise caution with their bridal style. Just check out our roundup of the best wedding dresses to inspire the bride in 2021!
Inspirational future bride that anything and everything is possible. Irina wears a pink dress in which the skirt is completely covered with layers and layers of feathers. Handcrafted in Lebanon, this dress was one of the few to survive after a port explosion destroyed much of Sara Mrad’s shop front. This incredible designer brings her creativity into each of her clothes. Why not run away in a great style like this?
What to do with your hair and makeup when you wear a stunning dress? Go ultra slim and classy like this B Fab beauty look!
Dried palm ceremony arch flowers
Lada Fiori was inspired by the current US wedding trends and created this giant dried palm arch! We are here for that !! This modern and bohemian ceremonial decor perfectly frames the beauty of the Lake Como backdrop.
This sales team wasn’t afraid to play with the color and texture in the flowers!
A modern Cinderella!
An elopement reception on Lake Como
Elena Atabaeva Flowers & Decor brought the old world tropical vibe to the flowers at the front desk, while Oltreil Giardino created a luxurious feel with rich textiles and over the top rental properties.
The table followed the overall mood of the ceremony: tropical elements, starting with small pineapples, combined with the colorful handmade dishes of Laboratorio Parravicini, went perfectly together. Handcrafted linen tablecloths and napkins from Allegoria Textiles featured an intricate golden edging that took the entire placemat to the next level of luxury.
What can we say besides WOW ?! Therefore, if you don’t want to plan your own Lake Como, we don’t know what will happen. Many thanks to the supplier team, who showed us how to combine classic and history with modernity and trend. We love the look and hope to see more of it!
Photography: Lilly Red // Name of the venue: Villa Balbiano, Ossuccio, Como, Italy // Planning: Mi House (planning + design) // Flowers: Lada Fiori (ceremony) // Wedding dress: SARAMRAD // Make-up artist: B Fab / / Paper goods: Letter Ink // Calligraphy: Letter Ink // Handmade details: Allegoria Textiles (ribbons) // Table rental: Laboratorio Paravicini // Linen rental: Allegoria Textiles // Special rental: Oltreil Giardino // Styling: Lilly Red // Table landscape flowers: Elena Atabaeva Flowers & Decor