When Nadia and Marco began planning their wedding, they knew they wanted to find a great venue. Since many of their guests who would be traveling from all over the world, they wanted something that would be centrally located but also very special. They decided on a Lake Como wedding and during a trip to Italy to visit potential wedding venues, Nadia fell ill. When they returned home, they discovered the most exciting news! They were expecting a new baby!! At that moment, they decided to turn their wedding into more than a celebration of their love. It would also be a celebration of their lives together and the beginning of their wonderful journey as new parents. With the help of superstar wedding planners, Benevent Planner, they designed an elegant event at the beautiful Aura del Lago, that celebrated the realness of love and relationships.
Nadia would describe their wedding as elegant and simple. It was also important to her that their wedding celebrate the real-life journey of finding oneself. They wanted to honor modern relationships, and authentic love stories. She says:
I deeply believe we all have our journeys in life, we all have to learn and grow as different personalities. We find out who we are and what we want, and the right partner coming along is just one puzzle piece out of a much bigger picture.
The Beautiful Bridal Party
Dusty lilac bridesmaids dresses made these lush peach-toned bouquets pop!
N + M’s photographer, Lauren, tells us about the search for the perfect dress:
Nadia needed to find the perfect wedding gown since she would be 7 months pregnant by the time they got married. She had a difficult time finding a gown that was high quality and would be flattering and not make her feel as if she was wearing a “tent”. She ran into the same problems that most maternity gowns have. They felt cheap or they were made for model-like bodies. Then she found Dyona Dresses based in Slovakia who focuses exactly on this: creating individual handmade pieces for brides, which compliment their personality, while using quality materials at affordable prices. Nadia was sold immediately.
The sweetness of love and family!!
Ceremony by the Lake
All we can say is WOW! Evelina Florence Flowers created a seriously dreamy ceremony backdrop for this Lake Como wedding! They designed their floral installations with beautiful, fluffy blooms like roses and poppies. Because they used minimal greenery in the designs, they were able to really enhance the soft, muted color palette of the day.
N + M exchanged their vows under one of Italy’s famous cypress trees in the perfect spot overlooking the lake. Can we all agree this is the dreamiest location EVER?!
We are in love with the soft, draping fabric hanging above N + M’s ceremony backdrop. It reminds us of this incredible DIY silk ribbon backdrop you could totally make for your wedding day!
The sweetest setup for the sweetest couple!!
A Villa Reception
Gorgeous, right?! Table top decor from Tableset Luxury Rentals accented the floral arrangements beautifully and created an elegant and intimate reception atmosphere.
The perfect pastel color palette of peach and dusty blue continued in the reception tablescapes. You can get even more inspo to create this look below:
Congratulations Nadia and Marco! Thank you so much for sharing your Lake Como wedding with us! The GWS team wishes you lots of love and happiness!!
photography: Lauren Nicole Photography // venue name: Aura del Lago, Limonta, Lake Como, Italy // event design: Benevent Planner // planning: Benevent Planner // florals: Evelina Florence Flowers // wedding dress: Dyona Dresses // hairpiece: Guinevere Vines Headpiece // bride's shoes: Prada // paper goods: Dodo Design & Co // catering: Class // tabletop rentals: Tableset Luxury Rentals // music: Get Luky // officiant: Ludovina Matteazzi // lighting: Blunotte Eventi Sagl // second shooter: Kayla Sprint