Sometimes as a wedding photographer I have to pinch myself….and why not…Im doing a job that I absolutely love. But every now and then I have to pinch that little bit harder…just to make sure I’m not dreaming!
Last September I was pinching myself quite a lot….after all, its not every wedding that I cover that takes me to Lake Como. So when I was flying out of Dublin, on a wet and cold September morning, my excitement was at bursting point. I was thrilled that Jonny and Ciara had invited me along to document their day…..and what a day it was!!
Jonny & Ciara, are from Newcastle, County Down. When they got engaged in New York, they knew that a destination wedding was what they wanted. After holidaying at Lake Como in 2013, they knew that they had found their perfect location for their big day. It has everything…sunshine, a fabulous lake, mountains and fabulous villas. So the date was set and the plans commenced.
Just 26 close friends and family came with them, taking part in the most exquisite and intimate outdoor ceremony, on the shore of Lake Como. Afterwards everyone enjoyed an aperitivo on the terrace of Villa Cipressi, which was followed by an amazing private boat whizz around the lake. I was on the constant lookout for George Clooney…but alas he was nowhere to be seen. The boat whizz was followed by a fabulous reception meal…dining outside under a setting sun and lanterns.
If you are thinking of having a destination wedding, and want to bring a photographer with you, I am available for all destinations, and would love to come along. The cost is actually not what you would expect. You can read a blog that I wrote on that here.
In the meantime I will let the pictures tell the story…I think you will agree, it was perfect!
I had the most amazing time working on this wedding. I also had the opportunity to work with the fantastic suppliers listed below.
Ceremony: Villa Cipressi
Photoshoot Location: Villa Monastero
Afterparty: Orso Bar
Wedding Dress: Temperley London from Blush Boutique
Veil: Antonio Riva
Bridesmaids Dresses: Dessy After 6 Collection from Perfect Day
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Flowers: Mario Pirovano
Groom’s suit: French Connection
Groomsmen’s suits: Ted Baker
Cake: Villa Cipressi
Wedding Favours: Cancer Research UK
Stationery: Hummingbird Card Company
Make Up & Hair: Elena Panzeri
Wedding Bands: Lunns
Boat Hire: Galli Boat Service
Wedding Planner: Wedding Box Lake Como
Videographer: Claudio Polotto