Colorful florals, terrazzo floors, a stunning villa venue, and smoke bombs- what more do you need for an epic Lake Como wedding?! Seriously, this couple has style and they treated their guests to the warmth and hospitality that Italy is known for. If you’ve ever wondered how to use your venue to inspire your wedding decor, follow Michael and Marisa’s lead. Along with event designers Benevent Planner, the two pulled beautiful, age-worn colors from the architecture and grounds of their venue Villa Regina Teodolinda. Warm coral, soft peach, golden honey and smokey blues flooded the florals and the tablescapes. Honestly, looking at these pictures, it’s as if this magical venue was built specifically for them.
The couple’s photographer, Elisabetta, shared a bit of what this special day meant to this sweet couple: There isn’t a day that goes by where they don’t laugh, love or learn from one another. Michael is truly Marisa’s best friend, her perfect complement, and she can’t imagine a life where he isn’t by her side. He will forever have her heart. Michael wouldn’t change a thing about their love story. It had its starts and stops; it was choppy and imperfect, but in the end, she landed in his arms.
Swoon!! Lilly Red Creative captured all of the wedding details, so let’s take a peek at the day when these two started their forever!
We love a good terrazzo floor! It’s seriously the perfect backdrop for these soft and pretty wedding invitations by Cheer Up Press
The Sweetest Bride and Groom Moment
Are you loving Marisa’s patterned Truvelle dress as much as we are? It’s striking but still subtle!
Ceremony Views That Can’t Be Beat
The lake, the mountains… sign us up for a Lake Como wedding stat!!
Chiara Sperti Floral Events created a wonderland of florals! Dahlias and garden roses happen to be some of our favs. Also, we’re loving how they chose to keep their ceremony flowers low to the ground so they were almost enveloped by a floral cloud of beauty!
The kiss that seals the deal!
Bomb’s Away! We hope smoke bombs at weddings are here to stay! And if you want some more inspo for smoke bombs (or tips on how to use them, where to buy them, etc), definitely check out this recent feature all about using colorful smoke bombs for your wedding!
What’s a Lake Como wedding without a little bit of party?!
Faces of pure joy!
We think Pantone would be proud of this Living Coral Inspiration!
An Intimate Reception Under The Trees
Those walls, those shutters, those florals and those candlesticks… that is all.
Have you been thinking about using taper candles at your wedding but aren’t a fan of plain white? Check out all of these cool colors!! Blue and coral anyone??
Aren’t those custom linen napkins divine?! Check out this stamped napkin DIY and take a stab at your own!
This is what it’s all about- celebrating love with family and friends.
A magical end to a magical night! Marissa and Michael, all of us at GWS are wishing you guys the very best!!
photography: Lilly Red Creative // venue name: Villa Regina Teodolinda, Lake Como, Italy // event design: Benevent Planner // planning: Benevent Planner // florals: Chiara Sperti // wedding dress: Truvelle // hair stylist: Lucia Seneca // makeup artist: Lucia Seneca // paper goods: Alaina Cherup // music: Blunotte Eventi // officiant: Ludovina Matteazzi