This colorful and quirky Lake Como Elopement inspiration was all about blending classic and local Italian style with modern on-trend elements. What did that mean for planners Wed House and the amazing vendor team that took on the majesty of Villa Balbiano? It meant romantic fairy tale vibes made bold with a dramatic pink feather wedding dress. Historic architecture blended with sleek, modern seating and American-inspired dried palm installations. It also meant that the team enhanced local handmade decor pieces with an eclectic color palette and classical textures like gilded frames, soft fringe and luxe 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 to follow the grand plan of the Villa. The most amazing part of designing this elopement is to combine local elements to what is in trend now and let the creativity fly away. Eloping is such a beautiful way to get married so let’s celebrate it by being a bit also crazy and follow your own rules.
Lilly Red captured the most jaw-dropping images. Ready to take a look? Let’s go!
All the Colors of the Rainbow
This elopement doesn’t shy away from color! Throughout the details we see warm tones of red, orange, and mustard, as well as cool tones of blues, mauve and pale pink. These invitations by Letter Ink give a perfect taste of the color to come!
What to Wear for a Lake Como Elopement
Stop everything because we need a second to recover from this S A R A M R A D ballgown! If there was ever a dress to wear for an elopement in a historic Italian villa, this is IT! Wedding dresses in 2021 are getting bold as brides throw caution to the wind with their bridal style. Just take a look at our roundup of the Best Wedding Dresses to Inspire bride in 2021!
Inspiring future bride that anything and everything is possible. Irina is wearing a pink gown where the skirt is entirely covered by layers and layers of feathers. Handmade in Lebanon this dress was the one of the few to survive after a port explosion destroyed much of the storefront of Sara Mrad. This incredible designer brings her creativity to each one of her gowns. Why not elope in a grand style like this?
What to do with your hair and makeup when you wear a show-stopping gown? Go ultra sleek and classic like this B Fab beauty look!
Dried Palm Ceremony Arch Flowers
Lada Fiori looked to current US wedding trends for inspiration and created this giant dried palm arch! We’re here for it!! This modern and bohemian ceremony decor perfectly frames the beauty of the Lake Como background.
This vendor team wasn’t afraid to play with color and texture in the florals!
A Modern Cinderella!
A Lake Como Elopement Reception
The table followed the entire mood of the ceremony: tropical elements starting from small pineapples combined with the colorful handmade dishes from Laboratorio Parravicini was a perfect match. Handmade linen tablecloth and napkins from Allegoria Textiles showcased an intricate golden edge that brought the entire table set to the next luxury level of sophistication.
What can we say other than WOW?! If this doesn’t make you want to plan your own Lake Como elopement then we don’t know what will. Thank you vendor team for showing us how to blend the classic and historic with the modern and trendy. We love the look and hope to see more of it!
photography: Lilly Red // venue name: Villa Balbiano, Ossuccio, Como, Italy // planning: Wed House (planning + design) // florals: Lada Fiori (ceremony) // wedding dress: S A R A M R A D // makeup artist: B Fab // paper goods: Letter Ink // calligraphy: Letter Ink // handmade details: Allegoria Textiles (ribbons) // tabletop rentals: Laboratorio Paravicini // linen rentals: Allegoria Textiles // specialty rentals: Oltreil Giardino // styling: Lilly Red // tablescape florals: Elena Atabaeva Flowers & Decor